Jun 23, 2012 9:18 AM
One hundred citizens of suburban Mapleton have vanished, and The Leftovers ($10) are dealing with the aftermath. Some witnesses want to move forward, while others insist on honoring the lost with a vow of silence. Though the novel has its funny moments, it's a subdued book, with subtly flawed characters who are trying to find meaning in their relationships, both with each other and with those are gone.
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