The darker side
Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk. Doubleday; 256 pages, $24.95.
This one’s for readers and writers. Spalding University’s Festival of Contemporary Writing, which starts Saturday, May 23, will offer free readings for eight days.
Shoulda, woulda, coulda
No Regrets: 101 Fabulous Things to Do Before You’re Too Old, Married, or Pregnant
By Sarah Ivens. Broadway Books; 268 pgs., $14.
A fictional Shaker village and its modern re-creation have some uncomfortable commonalities in a new mystery by Susan Wittig Albert.
A Matter of Justice: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
(By Charles Todd. Morrow; 330 pgs., $24.99)
Lynn Tincher releases novel "Afterthoughts"
Telling stories, shaping them into marketable works and doing the networking (including online) to get them in front of readers: Those are the required steps for a new author.
Good ones you might have missed
The Moons of Jupiter
(By Alice Munro. First Published 1981.)
1) We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates (fiction) — If ever there was a perfect family, the Mulvaneys were it: parents married, successful and in love, thre
(By Anne Donovan. Canongate Books Ltd.; 320 pgs., $11.49.)