Picks and Pans Review: Great Reads

updated 09/22/2008 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/22/2008 01:00AM

NEW IN PAPERBACK AND PERFECT FOR BOOK CLUBS

THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO by Junot Díaz
Adventures of a Dominican "lovesick ghetto nerd." A terrific novel.

ONE DROP by Bliss Broyard
Brave, illuminating account of the secret Broyard learned on her father's deathbed: He was black.

LOOK ME IN THE EYE by John Elder Robison
What's it like to have Asperger's syndrome? Augusten Burroughs' brother tells.

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