Book Reviews

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Meander, Spiral, Explode: Design and Pattern in Narrative

Jane Alison. Catapult, 2019. 272 pages. $16.95 (paperback).

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Hans Holbein: The Artist in a Changing World

Jeanne Nuechterlein. Reaktion Books, 2020. 280 pages. $22.50.

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Chaucer: A European Life

Marion Turner. Princeton University Press, 2019. 599 pages. $39.95.

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The Mirror & the Light

Hilary Mantel. Henry Holt, 2020. 757 pages. $30.00.

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The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last

Azra Raza. Basic Books, 2019. 368 pages. $28.00.

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Alice Adams: Portrait of a Writer

Carol Sklenicka. Scribner, 2019. 580 pages. $35.00.

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Einstein on Einstein: Autobiographical and Scientific Reflections

Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn. Princeton University Press, 2020. 197 pages. $35.00.

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What’s Your Pronoun: Beyond He & She

Dennis Barron. Liveright, 2020. 283 pages. $26.95.

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Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife

Bart D. Ehrman. Simon and Schuster, 2020. 311 pages. $28.00.

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How to Think Like Shakespeare: Lessons From a Renaissance Education

Scott Newstok. Princeton University Press, 2020. 200 pages. $19.95.

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The Zookeepers’ War: An Incredible True Story from the Cold War

J.W. Mohnhaupt. Translated by Shelley Frisch. Simon & Schuster, 2019. 272 pages. $26.00.

Kingdom of Nauvoo: The Rise and Fall of a Religious Empire on the American Frontier

Benjamin E. Park. Liveright, 2020. 324 pages. $28.95.