Summer picks

If you are searching for a book to take along on summer travels, or simply for an excursion to the back porch, the editors have some recommendations:

Debra Bendis: Colm Tóibín’s fictional biography of Henry James, The Master (Scribner), is a convincing re-creation of the novelist’s life and artistic zeal. It conveys empathy both for “the master’s” commitment to writing and for his extreme and often painful (for him and others) detachment from relationships.

 

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