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Books: March 7, 2014

New paperbacks from Philipp Meyer, Wendy Jones, and more

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Roadfood, Jane & Michael Stern
The Sterns’ guide to culinary roadside attractions — now in its ninth edition — is a necessary dashboard companion.

Say You’re Sorry, Michael Robotham
Robotham’s trusty sleuth Joe O’Loughlin parses the connections between an abduction and a double murder.

The Son, Philipp Meyer
Meyer’s grand, enthralling epic, told through generations of one family, spans 150 years of Texas history.

The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price, Purveyor of Superior Funerals, Wendy Jones
Set in rustic Wales, this winsome comedy of manners revolves around a small-town undertaker’s accidental marriage proposal.

Two Serious Ladies, Jane Bowles
Bowles published one novel, one play, and a handful of short stories — but these few works made an indelible impact. This new edition of Ladies comes with a foreword by Claire Messud.

What’s Important Is Feeling, Adam Wilson
[Short Stories]
The Flatscreen author’s testosterone-and coke-fueled collection includes a darkly funny entry that opens with “I’m done being friends with dreadlocked white guys.”