MC Reviews: Books

What should be at the top of the stack on your nightstand? Our list of favorite reads.

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October 25, 2012 9:00 AM
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Gold by Chris Cleave

Previous hit: The author of top-selling Little Bee delivers a perfectly timed Olympic novel. Plot notes: Professional cyclists Zoe and Kate have spent a lifetime teetering on the line of friendship and a competitive rivalry, but everything is at stake when gunning for gold. Juggling act: Cleave combines the familiar—squabbles with friends, struggling to maintain a work-life balance—with the world of pro sports.