Fury: A Memoir by Koren Zailckas Fury: A Memoir
By Koren Zailckas
336 pages; Viking

After getting sober, the author of Smashed discovers she has another debilitating problem—rage.

By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham By Nightfall
By Michael Cunningham
256 pages; Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A visit from his disturbingly attractive, drug-addicted brother-in-law throws a Manhattan art dealer into an existential crisis. Mayhem ensues.
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Adam & Eve by Sena Jeter Naslund Adam & Eve
By Sena Jeter Naslund
352 pages; William Morrow

An anthropologist's discovery threatens traditional religious interpretations of the Genesis story in this heady novel by the author of Ahab's Wife.
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World and Town by Gish Jen World and Town
By Gish Jen
400 pages; Knopf

Cultures clash in this tale of small-town America and the inhabitants who think they can live both globally and locally.

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro Never Let Me Go
By Kazuo Ishiguro
304 pages; Vintage

This quietly powerful novel of childhood memories captivated readers when it was published in 2005. Does the just-released movie adaptation live up to the book?
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