What to read next: books now and to anticipate

Here you’ll find an intriguing mix of fiction, memoir, and graphic nonfiction. One of the novels is by an internationally acclaimed Irish author. Another is by “the other Elizabeth Taylor,” a British author whose writing career unfortunately began just as the American Elizabeth Taylor came to fame in Hollywood. Her novels are considered to be a well-kept secret.

The “must read” Elizabeth Taylor

A British author named Elizabeth Taylor published much admired books in the mid-20th century. At the same time, the legendary American actress Elizabeth Taylor won world-reknowned fame, obscuring the author's literary name recognition. New York Review Books recently reissued two of the author's novels, "Angel" and "A Game of Hide and Seek." I read the latter, considered by some to be one of Taylor's best.