What do you recommend?

“Two books I’ve read recently gave me more pleasure than any I’ve encountered in a long time. The first, Euphoria by Lily King, gives us a heroine inspired by Margaret Mead, two men who love her, and the compelling experience of being inside their passionate commitment to the work of anthropology. It’s a smart book and very sexy, which never hurts. The second, Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offil, takes us into the head and vulnerable heart of an ordinary woman who survives life using what may be the most extraordinary gift of all: imagination.”

George Hodgman, author of the memoir Bettyville

Hodgman appears at 8 p.m. March 13 at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables