Picks and Pans Review: Great Reads
updated 09/22/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/22/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT
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.