Midwest Connections April Picks

From the Midwest Booksellers Association, Midwest Connections Picks for April. Under this marketing program, the association and member stores promote booksellers' handselling favorites that have a strong Midwest regional appeal.

See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary by Lorrie Moore (Knopf, $29.95, 9781524732486). "More than fifty essays, reviews, and pieces of cultural criticism by one of America's most revered and admired novelists who has been parsing the political, artistic, and media idiom for the last three decades. See What Can Be Done ranges from reviews of novels by Margaret Atwood and Nora Ephron, to an essay on Ezra Edelman's 2016 O.J. Simpson documentary, to commentary on the continuing unequal state of race in America and the shocking GOP."

Universal Harvester: A Novel by John Darnielle (Picador, $16, 9781250159991). "It's the late '90s, and you can find Jeremy at the Video Hut in Nevada, Iowa. Suddenly, customers begin complaining that there are mysterious movies on the tapes they've rented. As Jeremy and those around him are absorbed into tapes, they become part of another story--one that unfolds years into the past and years into the future, part of an impossible search for something someone once lost that they would do anything to regain."

Paris by the Book: A Novel by Liam Callanan (Dutton, $26, 9781101986271). "Leah Eady and her two daughters are left shaken when her husband, Robert, disappears. He leaves behind plane tickets to Paris and a half finished manuscript. Leah uproots her family to Paris in search of him and buys a struggling English language bookstore, hoping to lure her husband back."

Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth by Sheila O'Connor (Putnam, $16.99, 9780399161933). "Eleven-year-old Reenie Kelly is Lake Liberty's newest paper girl. When one customer, Mr. Marsworth, the town recluse, won't answer his doorbell to meet her, Reenie begins to leave him letters. Slowly, the two become pen pals, striking up the most unlikely of friendships. Reenie learns Mr. Marsworth is a staunch pacifist and soon enough the two devise a plan to keep her brother from enlisting in the Vietnam War."

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