Ludmilla Petrushevskaya: There Once Lived A Girl Who Seduced Her Sister’s Husband, And He Hanged Himself: Love Stories

After more than 30 years of publishing in her native Russia, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya caught American eyes with a macabre, delightful collection of “scary fairy tales” titled There Once Lived A Woman Who Tried To Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby. Petrushevskaya’s stories in her new collection, There Once Lived A Girl Who

The best books we read in 2012

Every year, The A.V. Club embarks upon elaborate voting rituals to determine the sorta-consensus best films, albums, and television of the year. But finding the best books of the year is a different experience. Since we cultivate the most eclectic selection of tastes we can for the book-review section in order to…