This month's best paperbacks: Anne Enright, Sarah Bernstein and more
Briefly

Anne Enright is one of our acutest chroniclers of relational complexity... The Wren, The Wren is ruthless, raw stuff, both less calculated and more illuminating than anything Phil McDaragh could have written. Elizabeth Lowry.
In Enright's novels violence is never heroic, though it's often clarifying. Again and again, the real action is between women. As adults, Carmel and her sister Imelda act out the antagonism bred by years of fighting for their parents' love by slamming each other around their childhood home: A little laugh of air came out of Imelda as she hit the wall and Carmel shifted into a brighter place. It was as though her skull were filled with light.
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