In This Issue

Among the 25 books reviewed this week: Sopan Deb's "exquisite first novel," Keya Das's Second Act, about an Indian American family dealing with the death of a teenage daughter; Anuradha Roy's The Earthspinner, "a poetic and ambitious novel about the pursuit of art, love and beauty in the midst of turbulent times"; and Melissa Albert offers "vivid prose in an engaging slow-burn mystery" Our Crooked Hearts; plus many more.

In The Writer's Life, Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper offers readers an intimate look at her relationship with longtime editor Margaret K. McElderry.

--Jennifer M. Brown, senior editor, Shelf Awareness
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