MC Reviews: Books

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

By Steph Opitz

October 25, 2012 9:00 AM
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This Bright River by Patrick Somerville

Why it's a must: It's the best kind of prose—like a friend who is telling you the wildest story over a beer. Time flies. Plot notes: Ben Hanson is out of prison and Lauren Sheehan is out of luck when the high school classmates reunite at rock-bottom in a small Wisconsin town. Craving more? Try The Cradle (2009), Somerville's riveting debut novel that, despite critical acclaim, flew under the mainstream radar.

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