Best new books to brighten up dreary winter
January's drizzle, sobriety and hibernation call for a pile of new books to get lost in. There's a taunt crime thriller that had French readers hooked, the titalating tell-all truth behind Trump's White House, the self-care bible that Kate Moss adores and hotly-anticipated new novels from esteemed Booker winners.
The Booker-winning author of Sense of an Ending and Flaubert's Parrot crafts a tender portrait of a young man in love with an older woman. Julian Barnes's talent for capturing matters of the heart gives the story a glow of sensitivity and wisdom. Though it's artfully wrought, The Only Story is remains readable and deeply touching. There are already whispers of that it's better than Sense of an Ending.