10 New Books to Enlighten Your Dark December

It's a dark month, both literally and metaphorically, so here are some books to light your way.


Island of the Mad, Laurie Sheck

An homage to Dostoevsky and to Venice. Publishers Weekly says of this experimental novel: “Sheck pulls readers through the time-worn canals of Venice on a literary romp that will please fans of the historical and the fantastic alike.”