Atmospheric Disturbances

By Rivka Galchen (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

You trust your shrink. You love your shrink. Which is why you start this fabulously bizarre mystery believing psychiatrist Leo Liebenstein isn't crazy when he says his wife has vanished and has been replaced by an exact replica. Or at least he thinks it's a replica - he also thinks an organization called the Royal Academy of Meteorology might be involved. No matter. Galchen's dark and comical mystery is a clever take on the ways love, longing, and overanalysis can drive you absolutely nuts.

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