• Give a Gift
  • Customer Service
  • Promotions
  • Videos
  • Blogs
  • Win
  • Games

Page-Turners: April Book Reviews

Posted in:

Page-Turners: April Book Reviews

Share
Nobody Move**** NOBODY MOVE by Denis Johnson (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) Who doesn't like a heist? Jimmy Luntz loves to gamble. The problem? He's a real loser—and if he doesn't pay his bookie soon, someone will bust his kneecaps. Then he meets Anita Desilvera, a hot one-night stand and bitter divorcée (score!) who knows where to find the $2.3 million that her ex stole. Can Jimmy, who thinks he's won a babes-and-bucks jackpot, provide the muscle necessary to retrieve it? National Book Award winner Denis Johnson's darkly comic novel examines the appeal of get-rich-quick schemes—a welcome idea as our 401(k)s tank. -Jihan Thompson

The Family Man*** THE FAMILY MAN by Elinor Lipman (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) On the surface, Elinor Lipman's 10th novel might seem like a too-wacky tale of the relationship between lonely, gay Henry Archer and his 29-year-old ex-stepdaughter, a wannabe actress. See, Thalia hasn't seen Henry in 24 years, but suddenly he's back, looking to become a hands-on dad--even if that means helping her pretend to be engaged to a celebrity in her pursuit of stardom. But what makes this book's seemingly tawdry plot work is that, at its heart, it's about a broken family trying to reconnect. And what beats a comeback story? -Eileen Conlan

* the best of the airport newsstand
** clear space on the nightstand
*** read it before Reese Witherspoon options it
**** worth the rush shipping fees
Share
This Is A Developing Story
Connect with Marie Claire:
Advertisement
horoscopes
daily giveaway
Win a year’s supply of makeup products from Tarte and a year’s supply of hair products from Hamadi Organics!

Win a year’s supply of makeup products from Tarte and a year’s supply of hair products from Hamadi Organics!

enter now
You Know You Want More
Special Offer
Link Your Marie Claire Account to Facebook
Welcome!

Marie Claire already has an account with this email address. Link your account to use Facebook to sign in to Marie Claire. To insure we protect your account, please fill in your password below.

Forgot Password?

Thanks for Joining

Your information has been saved and an account has been created for you giving you full access to everything marieclaire.com and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your username and/or password or complete your profile, click here.

Continue
Your accounts are now linked

You now have full access to everything Marie Claire and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your settings or profile, click here.

Continue