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.

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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.”