New books to savor, from a reader who knows

Carolyn Kellogg
Carolyn Kellogg

From time to time we check in with Carolyn Kellogg of the LA Times to talk about what’s happening in the world of publishing. ¬†She reads hundreds of books so you, dear listener, don’t have to (unless you want).

We always prefer she dip deep into the pile and look at the under-the-radar titles that might otherwise go unnoticed.

Here are three she’s looking forward to devouring:

book collage“Europe in Sepia” is a collection of essays by the Croatian cultural critic Dubravka Ugresic.

The male midlife crisis is explored in another novel, “The Dismal Science” by Peter Mountford.

And “Mount Terminus” by David Grand, a novel described by Publisher’s Weekly as “visionary,” takes us to Los Angeles in the 19th century.