For the next DoubleX Book Club, which will post in the beginning of May, Hanna and Margaret Talbot and I are diving into Chang-Rae Lee's The Surrendered . I'm halfway through, and it's haunting and gripping and thoroughly absorbing. Get it now and read along with us. And send us your suggestions for the next book club-a good beach or by-the-pool read for summer.
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