Listen to Me
By Hannah Pittard
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Hannah Pittard’s captivating third novel, “Listen to Me,” focuses on a smart, attractive couple who have reached that point, not unknown in marriage, when partners fear that the person they love is driving them crazy. Pittard, having introduced these troubled lovers, sends them on a journey across the United States that soon places their lives in peril.
In 1940 Adolf Hitler saw something he wanted. So he took it. Well, sort of. That’s the story historian Neal Bascomb tells in “The Winter Fortress: The Mission to Sabotage Hitler’s Atomic Bomb” (HMH Books, $28).