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‘Nora Webster’ Written by Colm Toibin

Nora Webster is not your typical heroine. The protagonist of Colm Toibin’s eighth novel is a newly widowed 44-year-old in southeastern Ireland who finds herself stripped bare of the satisfying life she’s been living when her husband dies after a…

‘Sisterland’ Written by Curtis Sittenfeld

Curtis Sittenfeld came into the spotlight with her 2005 novel “Prep” and 2008 bestseller “American Wife,” the latter loosely based on first lady Laura Bush. (Although “American Wife” is a positive portrayal of the main character, Mrs. Bush insists she’s…