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Lucy Ellmann's 'Ducks, Newburyport' is brilliant, addictive

"Ducks, Newburyport," Biblioasis, by Lucy Ellmann When you mention to people that you're reading a nearly 1,000-page book that's mostly one sentence, the reaction is odd. Some people...

'The Man Who Saw Everything' is haunting and effective

"The Man Who Saw Everything," Bloomsbury Publishing, by Deborah Levy In 1988, Saul Adler is a narcissistic historian who is grazed by a car at a famous London crosswalk. He's OK, but...

Review: Ann Patchett's 'Dutch House' is modern fairy tale

"The Dutch House," Harper, by Ann Patchett Ann Patchett's latest novel, "The Dutch House," takes place in Pennsylvania as suburbia infringes on the land surrounding the Dutch House, ...

Old-fashioned reporting most compelling aspect of 'She Said'

"She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement" (Penguin Press), by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey "She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that H...

Atwood's 'The Testaments' takes readers on wild ride

"The Testaments" (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday), by Margaret Atwood Margaret Atwood wrote her much-anticipated sequel to "The Handmaid's Tale" in a number of places, like "the dome car of...