The best books of the week

The best books of the week

The Other Mrs. Miller
Allison Dickson (fiction, GP Putnam’s Sons)
Phoebe Miller has new neighbors — a welcome distraction for the heiress, who’s been drowning her marital and familial sorrows in ice cream and alcohol. She turns into fast buddies with Vicki, who loves an excellent chat over a glass of wine. But the story behind Vicki’s switch doesn’t really add up; there’s one factor ominous about her husband, and to make points additional subtle, Phoebe finds herself drawn to their Stanford-bound son.

The Expectations
Alexander Tilney (fiction, Little, Brown)
Ben Weeks has merely arrived at St. James, the distinctive boarding school his ancestors helped found (it doesn’t hurt that his brother, an alum, was a social legend). Ben’s roommate is Ahmed, son of a rich Emirati sheik, who are attempting to navigate the ins and outs of New England school life.

Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe
Heather Webber (fiction, Forge Books)
Anna Kate has come to Wicklow, Ala., to bury her grandmother, proprietor of the Blackbird Cafe, and to settle her property. She’s not fascinated by attending to know her kinfolk or spending so much of time there the least bit. But regardless of her best intentions, she is drawn to the place her mother left behind just a few years in the previous.

Very Nice
Marcy Dermansky (fiction, Knopf)
Rachel Klein slept collectively together with her writing professor at the end of the school 12 months and ends up taking care of his poodle over the summertime. Her mother, Becca, is alone of their Connecticut residence, having been not too way back left by Rachel’s father. When the writing professor returns to collect his canine, he winds up becoming their uncommon new roommate.

Knife (Harry Hole sequence)
Jo Nesbø (fiction, Knopf)
Harry Hole simply is not doing successfully. His girlfriend has ended it with him, and he’s been relegated to the Cold Case division of the Oslo Police Force. When Finne, a serial rapist/murderer Harry helped put behind bars, will get out of jail, Harry is glad he’s going to take up the place he left off.

The Liberation of Paris: How Eisenhower, de Gaulle, and von Choltitz Saved the City of Light
Jean Edward Smith (nonfiction, Simon & Schuster)
In June 1944, the Allies swept all through northern France, wanting to bypass Paris. Charles de Gaulle urged Gen. Dwight Eisenhower to ship forces to liberate Paris, one factor his workers did not recommend. Concerned about the partisan battle and an attainable Communist rise up, Eisenhower decided to help de Gaulle. Meanwhile, German commandant von Choltitz, glad the battle was misplaced, schemed to depart the metropolis to the Allies intact, defying Hitler’s orders to burn it to the flooring.

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