Happy February! We’re celebrating the end of winter (will it ever come?), Valentine’s Day and our brand new issue with a doozy of a giveaway.
There’s something for everybody in our February issue, from coverage of Don DeLillo’s new novel to an extended love & romance section (including a roundup of relationship memoirs and an interview with Kristan Higgins).
Three February novels look especially good: Louise Erdrich’s Shadow Tag; Adriana Trigiani’s Brava, Valentine; and Michael J. White’s Weeping Underwater Looks a Lot Like Laughter. . . and we’re giving them away to one lucky reader. Leave a comment for a chance to win: Which book from our February issue do you MOST want to read? (Browse our print edition webpage for a complete list of titles.) Deadline: Friday at 10 a.m. U.S. entries only, please.
Here’s a rundown of the goods:
Shadow Tag tells the story of Irene America, the wife of a painter who creates adoring, sensual and humiliating portraits—of Irene. Her husband starts reading her diary as their marriage deteriorates, and Irene starts a second, secret diary. In BookPage, reviewer Jillian Quint writes, “Erdrich is a muscular and fearless writer, and she explores her characters with both compassion and criticism and through lyrical and visceral prose.”
Reader favorite Adriana Trigiani is back with a sequel to Very Valentine. In Brava, Valentine, series star Valentine Roncalli takes over her family’s shoe business, goes on a quest to Argentina and discovers a family scandal. The novel is “laugh-out-loud funny” and “an unexpectedly poignant examination of the power and pull of family, faith and love,” writes reviewer Amy Scribner.
In debut novel Weeping Underwater Looks a Lot Like Laughter, 17-year-old George Flynn moves to Des Moines and becomes infatuated with the Schell sisters until a tragic accident almost tears them apart. “While they’re familiar to all, the territories of love and grief have no signposts,” writes Harvey Freedenberg. “Michael J. White has marked out a memorable path through this often forbidding landscape.”
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