This week in paperback fiction …

  • Dave Eggers’ The Circle follows a new employee at the world’s most powerful Internet company. (Recommended by NPR host Audie Cornish.)
  • In Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn weaves a darkly funny tale of missing persons and marriage. (Here’s our interview with Flynn and the exclusive first read we posted when the book first came out.)
  • Jenni Fagan’s Panopticon delivers a portrait of a girl lost in the system,  a plot loosely based on Fagan’s own experience growing up in foster care. (Recommended by NPR editor Barrie Hardymon.)

And in paperback nonfiction …

  • Comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan’s Dad is Fat chronicles life in a two-bedroom Manhattan apartment with five little kids. (Here’s his Weekend Edition interview.)
  • In Shocked, Patricia Volk  examines two women who had a lasting impact on her: her beautiful, critical mother and haute couture designer Elsa Schiaparelli. (Here’s Susan Stamberg’s profile.)

Notes

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    GONE GIRL IS FINALLY IN PAERBACK Y’ALL!!! ‘cuse me while I don’t leave my room
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    i have more books to read
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    Just heard Helen Oyeyemi recommend Jenni Fagan’s book, looked it up on my library app on the bus, debated placing a...
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