By Judith Newman ROBIN MICHELI Liz McNeil Johnny Dodd Meredith Maran and CAROL MEMMOTT
Updated June 17, 2013 12:00 PM
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THE REVOLUTION WAS TELEVISED

by Alan Sepinwall

A critic’s grateful paean to the era that began when The Sopranos “made TV a better, happier place for thinking viewers.”

THOSE WE LOVE MOST

by Lee Woodruff

An essayist who coauthored her husband Bob Woodruff’s memoir, this debut novelist impresses with a moving tale about a family tragedy.

SEATING ARRANGEMENTS

by Maggie Shipstead

A smart addition to the wedding-weekend genre, featuring inappropriate lust, family feuds and a beached whale.