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Books: August 3, 2012

Reviews of the latest books from Stephen King, Michael Chabon, and more

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The Light Between Oceans, M.L. Stedman
In this buzzed-about debut — already a big hit in Australia — a lighthouse keeper and his wife discover a baby on an abandoned boat. Their decision to raise the child as their own has deep, lasting ramifications.

Monkey Mind, Daniel Smith
Smith delves into the things that worry him in his hilarious and honest account of living with anxiety.

11/22/63, Stephen King
King’s heavy and heavy-themed novel about time travel and the Kennedy assassination.

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Michael Chabon
The Pulitzer winner gets a rerelease with bonus essays from the author. A-

Bond Girl, Erin Duffy
Duffy’s debut about a smart entry-level bond trader trying to make it on Wall Street serves as the perfect beach read. A-

It Chooses You, Miranda July
The indie filmmaker interviewed an odd group of L.A. residents to create this affecting collection of character studies.