Fall Preview: Books

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 Truth Is as Beautiful as Fiction

Most writers are happy to achieve success in a single format, but such a career would bore gifted polymath Vikram Seth. The Indian-born author has already delighted readers with poetry, translations of Chinese verse, a book of travels through Tibet, a libretto and the monumental novel A Suitable Boy. This fall, Seth releases his latest foray into a new genre: a memoir titled Two Lives, which tells the true story of how his Indian granduncle Shanti fell in love with and married a Jewish-German woman after World War II. The book will weave together history, race and love, mixing poignant...

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