Book Review

Books: Feb. 8 2013

Maurice Sendak, Cissy Houston, and more

At Last
Edward St. Aubyn
Novel
St. Aubyn's smoldering Patrick Melrose novels get constant shout-outs from writers like Zadie Smith. The haunting fifth and final volume is now available in paperback.

Better Nate Than Ever
Tim Federle
Middle Grade
This charming debut by a rising theater star follows a boy who trades small-town life for the Big Apple to audition for E.T.: The Musical.

House of Earth
Woody Guthrie
Novel
For the first title from his publishing imprint Infinitum Nihil, Johnny Depp has resurrected this long-forgotten novel by the late folksinger.

My Brother's Book
Maurice Sendak
Poetry
Sendak's last completed book is a gorgeously illustrated meditation on loss.

Remembering Whitney
Cissy Houston
Memoir
The gospel legend offers a sweet, misty-eyed tribute to her troubled daughter — whom she called Nippy — and talks frankly about the drug use that contributed to her death.
Originally posted Feb 01, 2013 Published in issue #1245 Feb 08, 2013 Order article reprints