Reviews of the latest books from D.T. Max, Morgan McCarthy, and more

By EW Staff
August 31, 2012 at 04:00 AM EDT

A Case for Soloman, Tal McThenia & Margaret Dunbar Cutright
Nonfiction
The authors search for new revelations in the infamous 1912 kidnapping and legal case of Bobby Dunbar.

Every Love Story is a Ghost Story, D.T. Max
Biography
Max traces the personal and literary journey of the late, great author David Foster Wallace.

The Headmaster’s Wager, Vincent Lam
Novel
Set in 1960s Saigon, this debut follows a haughty, corrupt school official whose grave mistake makes him a target of the Vietcong.

The Other Half of Me, Morgan McCarthy
Novel
A dark family mystery about two siblings growing up in a rustic manor in the lush Welsh countryside.

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, Jonathan Evison
Novel
Benjamin Benjamin is a middle-aged nurse well trained in the art of cool, detached bedside manner — until he forms a life-changing bond with his patient, a teenager with muscular dystrophy.

The Sinatra Club, Sal Polisi & Steve Dougherty
Memoir
The former kingpin of a mobbed-up gambling ring, Polisi tells all about his jaw-dropping exploits as a gangster.

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