April 05, 2010 12:00 PM

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by Alice Lichtenstein

Fans of Russell Banks’ Affliction will appreciate this vivid tale of a wife whose dementia-addled husband goes missing.

FRAGILE BEASTS

by Tawni O’Dell

In Pennsylvania’s depressed coal country, two troubled teen brothers and a wealthy recluse rescue one another. A gem.

THE HOLE WE’RE IN

by Gabrielle Zevin

Equal parts sharply funny and sobering, Zevin’s portrait of a family in financial free fall captures the zeitgeist.

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