• Justine Lévy’s Nothing Serious hit the bestseller charts in Europe partly because of its autobiographical inspiration: when the novelist’s husband had left her for a model/singer, the split spawned a tabloid feeding frenzy in France. (Lévy is the daugher of a certain famed French philosopher.) Vogue reviewer Megan O’Grady says that “in Lévy’s deft hands, what could have been recycled pulp takes on surprising nuance.”

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