1. “Fearing manages that rare and enviable feat: a page-turner that’s expertly plotted and coiled tight as a watch-spring, yet whose narrative gears also serve as an affecting existential metaphor.”

    — Adam Sternbergh explains why “you must read” Kenneth Fearing’s Big Clock, over at NPR Books.

  2. Rosencrans Baldwin, author of Paris I Love You But You Are Bringing Me Down and co-founder of The Morning News, was on NPR’s All Things Considered’s “You Must Read This" segment and raved about Elaine Dundy’s The Dud Avocado. “When people asked how much of the book was biographical, Dundy responded, ‘All the impulsive, outrageous things the heroine does, I did; all the sensible things, I made up.’”