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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
[Nonfiction]
The Sterns’ guide to culinary roadside attractions — now in its ninth edition — is a necessary dashboard companion.

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

The Son, Philipp Meyer
[Western]
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
[Novel]
Set in rustic Wales, this winsome comedy of manners revolves around a small-town undertaker’s accidental marriage proposal.

Two Serious Ladies, Jane Bowles
[Novel]
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.”

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