17 Books to Kick-Start Fall
A debut novel reveals the agony and ecstasy of Midwestern youth...Jacqueline Woodson on the power of diversity in kid lit...a new volume collects the letters Nelson Mandela wrote from behind bars...and more.
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Notes from the Fog
A patient gleefully withholds vital information from his therapist, who punishes him "with a vicious show of boredom." A 10-year-old boy turns Omen-level cold, informing his parents he no longer wants to be kissed good-night or otherwise touched. Marcus's third story collection is ruthless and hilarious, a study in the sardonic.
— Claire Luchette