How to handle a pedophile
Crime by Irvine Welsh. W.W. Norton; 352 pgs., $14.95.
The darker side
Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk. Doubleday; 256 pages, $24.95.
This one’s for readers and writers. Spalding University’s Festival of Contemporary Writing, which starts Saturday, May 23, will offer free readings for eight days.
Shoulda, woulda, coulda
No Regrets: 101 Fabulous Things to Do Before You’re Too Old, Married, or Pregnant
By Sarah Ivens. Broadway Books; 268 pgs., $14.
A fictional Shaker village and its modern re-creation have some uncomfortable commonalities in a new mystery by Susan Wittig Albert.
Lynn Tincher releases novel "Afterthoughts"
Telling stories, shaping them into marketable works and doing the networking (including online) to get them in front of readers: Those are the required steps for a new author.
Good ones you might have missed
The Moons of Jupiter
(By Alice Munro. First Published 1981.)
A Matter of Justice: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
(By Charles Todd. Morrow; 330 pgs., $24.99)
(By Anne Donovan. Canongate Books Ltd.; 320 pgs., $11.49.)