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Daniel Menaker, author of My Mistake: A Memoir

Daniel Menaker started as a fact checker at The New Yorker in 1969. With luck, hard work, and the support of William Maxwell, he was eventually promoted to editor. Never beloved by William Shawn, he was advised early on to find a position elsewhere; he stayed for another 24 years. Now Menaker brings us a new view of life in that wonderfully strange place and beyond, throughout his more than 40 years working to celebrate language and good writing.

Week of November 3, 2014

Releases for the week of November 3rd include TEMPTING FATE by Jane Green, an enthralling and emotional story about how much we really understand the temptations that can threaten even the most idyllic of relationships; THE SPOOK LIGHTS AFFAIR, the second installment in the Carpenter and Quincannon historical mystery series from MWA Grandmasters Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini; HOW TO BE A GOOD WIFE, a haunting literary debut from Emma Chapman about a woman who begins having visions that make her question everything she knows; and IF KENNEDY LIVED by Jeff Greenfield, an intriguing alternate history that poses, among other questions: What if Kennedy was not killed that fateful day? What would the 1964 campaign have looked like? How would Kennedy, in his second term, have approached Vietnam, civil rights and the Cold War?