Hold Tight

By Harlan Coben ’84. New York City: Dutton, 2008. 416 pp. $26.95 hardcover.

Reviewed by J.J. Gertler ’82

As a young subscriber to Motor Trend magazine, I was befuddled when one issue simply failed to arrive. Only later did I learn that my father, deciding that the special issue, titled “Love and the Automobile,” was too racy for a 13-year-old, had confiscated it.

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.

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Skeletons at the Feast

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

Reviewed by Helen von Schmidt ’78

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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.

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