Monday Evening Book Reviews

John McMurtrie finds Anne Enright’s “unmistakably Irish sense of gloom,” but also her tenderness, in Making Babies: Stumbling Into Motherhood. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Ed Smith’s Luck: What it Means and Why it Matters prompts David Runciman to ponder whether “the pop-psychology genre starting to cannibalise itself.” (The Guardian)

In The Missing Shade of Blue, Catherine Taylor says that Jennie Erdal “prefers to take a discursive and dispassionate path, with uneven results.” (The Telegraph)

Carol Memmott declares Adriana Trigiani’s Shoemaker’s Wife a “perfect fit as a love story” and awards it four stars.  (USATODAY)

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