Darlingside, "Extralife" (Thirty Tigers/More Doug Records)
The Shimmer" is the name given to the mysterious phenomenon that, after a meteor strike, settles along a swampy coastline in Alex Garland's "Annihilation." It's an area enclosed by a fluid, translucent wall bathed in an eerie rainbow glimmer. The Shimmer's steady expansion threatens to swallow surrounding towns, cities and, eventually, everything.
A murder mystery party goes sideways when violent kidnappers arrive before the fake ones in "Game Night ," which seems on the page to be like all the other disappointing action-comedies of late.
Vance Joy, "Nation of Two" (Atlantic)
Hiding Out: a Memoir of Drugs, Deception, and Double Lives" (Dey Street Books), by Tina Alexis Allen
The French Girl" (Berkley), by Lexie Elliott
Sunburn" (William Morrow), by Laura Lippman
Down the River Unto the Sea" (Mulholland Books), by Walter Mosley
Rosie Colored Glasses: a Novel" (Mira), by Brianna Wolfson
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) In a room lined with computer terminals buzzing all night during the Olympics, an intern raises a hand. He's spotted an amusing piece of film footage of a dropped walkie-talkie skittering down a mountain closed to competition because of bad weather, eluding the grasp of a couple of skiers trying to stop it.
WASHINGTON (AP) Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
LOS ANGELES (AP) Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux released the following statement Thursday through spokesman Stephen Huvane: