The Painter from Shanghai

By Jennifer Cody Epstein ’88. New York City: W.W. Norton & Co., 2008. 416 pp. $24.95 hardcover.

Reviewed by Lauren Groff ’01

The Moon in Deep Winter

The Moon in Deep Winter (Casagrande Press, 2008) by Lee Polevoi '74

Lee Polevoi '74 Publishes Debut Novel

Two-decades of work for author come to fruition with The Moon in Deep Winter

•On Nov. 13, at 7 p.m., Polevoi will be reading from The Moon in Deep Winter at Bookworks, 2670 Via de la Valle, (858) 755-3735.


Skeletons at the Feast

By Chris Bohjalian ’82. New York City: Random House, 2008. 384 pp. $25, hardcover.

Reviewed by Helen von Schmidt ’78

Chris Bohjalian '82 reads from his new novel.

The Monsters of Templeton

By Lauren Groff ’01. New York City: Hyperion, 2008. 384 pp. $24.95 hardover.