BY SEAN CLARK

Reviews for April books in snappy haiku. Happy May Day! (Don’t die.)

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I’d Know You Anywhere

Lippman’s got some charm

doesn’t really serve this book

no Edgar for you!

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Give Me Your Heart

a nice mix of tales

handles suspense expertly

Oates is prolific

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The Tiger’s Wife

lives up to the hype

strong twenty under forty

all-around good book

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The House That Ruth Built

not just Babe’s bio

tells one year in Yankee lore

McGraw steals the show

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The Lock Artist

Nico did not like

but it stole the Edgar prize

suck it, Tana French

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Townie

street fighting, boo yah!

of course it much more than that

memoir touches depths

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Rabbit, Run

evokes On The Road

Updike has a way with words

no brainer Great Read

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The Resurrectionist

sound little novel

gritty and atmospheric

the twist’s a let down

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The Pale King

posthumous something

not a novel: artifact

bye D.F. Wallace

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Moving Day

here’s a new Great Read

narrative poetry, woot!

Klein’s voice stands out strong

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The Queen of Patpong

action scenes kick ass

not much else to talk about

no Edgar for you!

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The Bullpen Gospels

baseball book Great Read

strong memoir beneath the fun

what is a Garfoose?


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