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Books: June 24, 2011

Reviews of the latest from from David Browne, Jonathan Yardley, and more

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New Hardcovers
Fire and Rain
David Browne
Former EW music critic Browne delves into the stories behind 1970’s most iconic albums: Bridge Over Troubled Water, Sweet Baby James, and Let It Be, to name a few.

Ten Thousand Saints
Eleanor Henderson
Rarely has a coming-of-age novel captured a time and place — here, the early 1980s on Manhattan’s Lower East Side — with such perfect pitch. A

New Paperbacks
Ring of Bright Water
Gavin Maxwell
This reprint, its pages studded with charming line drawings, is both a memoir of the famous naturalist and an ode to his beloved otters.

Second Reading
Jonathan Yardley
Literary Criticism
When the Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic reassesses the classics, the results are predictably sharp — and unpredictably edgy and fun.