student in 1972 when she finds herself being recruited for Britain's MI5.
Her mission to recruit a promising young writer becomes entangled with
personal emotions, as Serena falls in love with her target. McEwan revisits
the world of female protagonists in this novel of love, betrayal, self,
doubt and the relationship between literature and truth.• "The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P.
Kennedy" by David Nasaw (Penguin, $40) Nasaw strives to tell the full story
of the founder of the 20th century's most famous political family.
Having been given unrestricted access to the Kennedy papers, Nasaw looks
beyond the popularly held impressions of Kennedy, and strives to paint a
comprehensive portrait of his life.
1. "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. "Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year" by
David von Drehle
3. "Radiating Like a Stone" edited by Myrne Roe
4. "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver
5. "My Bookstore" edited by Ronald Rice
6. "Cold Fury" by T.M. Goeglein
7. "Barefoot Contessa: Foolproof" by Ina Garten
8. "The True Night Before Christmas" by Vanessa and Robert Condreay
9. "Dancers Among Us" by Jordan Matter
10. "Back to Blood" by Tom Wolfe
Source: Watermark Books & Cafe