8 best books of April 2011: Amazon editors choose

2. "Galore," by Michael Crummey


It's been a hard, cold winter in the 19th-century Newfoundland fishing village where Canadian author Michael Crummey sets his latest novel. When a woman suspected of being a witch cuts into the belly of a beached whale and discovers an albino man alive within, you can be sure that the magical events are just beginning.

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