The Anatomy of FascismRobert O. Paxton
(Knopf · hardcover · $26)
Paxton cuts the bugger open and gives us a good, nasty look at its beating black heart. It ain't a pretty picture, but it's one we should all tape to our refrigerators to remind us to be vigilant in the face of new and mutating authoritarian threats around the world.
The Burglar on the ProwlLawrence Block
(William Morrow · hardcover · $24.95)
Bernie Rhodenbarr, everyone's favorite burglar, is back with a bang in the 10th installment of Lawrence Block's popular mystery series. This time he's recruited by a friend to burgle documents from a sleazy plastic surgeon.
(Riverhead Books · hardcover · $24.95)
The head of a family in crisis, Jerry Battle's single solace comes from flying his airplane. Advance readers say that Chang-Rae Lee's latest novel confirms this young Korean-American's reputation as one of the best new writers around.
Right as RainBev Marshall
(Ballantine Books · hardcover · $23.95)
Mixing laughs with tragedy, Marshall sets this sprawling family epic in the South from the '40s through the '60s. Advance readers say Right as Rain is an elegantly crafted page turner.