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FICTION: A teenage girl gets pregnant in 1960s Ireland and surrenders the baby against her will. Thirty years later, a letter arrives. "The Making of Her" by Bernadette Jiwa; Dutton (336 pages, $26) ——— In 1964 in Catholic, Catholic Ireland, 17-year-old Joan falls hard for a young blond man she sees each evening, toiling up the hill on his bicycle near the factory where she works. She knows ...

NONFICTION: A novelist recounts the experience of caring for her ailing, dependent mother. "Mothercare" by Lynne Tillman; Soft Skull Press (176 pages, $23) ——— "Death was a longtime fascination," novelist Lynne Tillman writes in "Mothercare," her powerful new memoir. At age 5, decades before the contours of a heartbreaking family illness became visible, she asked her father to bury her in a ...

"Heat 2" by Meg Gardiner and Michael Mann; HarperCollins (480 pages, $28.99) ——— In the age of reboots, limited series and sequels it makes too much sense, because it would make many cents, that one of the greatest action movies made eventually would continue. The 1995 movie, “Heat,” starring Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino and directed by Michael Mann, is back in the form of a novel. A hit movie ...

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