Sarah Monette, who has had a few stories in LCRW, has a second novel out right now, The Virtu. This one stands by itself in the way her debut didn’t (the books are in a series, although they don’t tell you that). The Virtu races along and Monette gives her characters some great dialogue. It’s a book mostly about boys but there is a great governess (who isn’t, of course) who is so much fun that she is missed when she disappears off screen. A great book to get stuck into late on a summer’s eve.