BOOK REVIEW / Recommended

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And when did you last see your father? by Blake Morrison, Granta, pounds 14.99. Extremely moving and detailed memoir of Morrison's late father: elegiac, confessional and funny.

What Henry James Knew by Cynthia Ozick, Jonathan Cape, pounds 12.99. An intense, high-minded collection of essays on Henry James, T S Eliot, Primo Levi et al, by the American critic and novelist. Review by Anthony Lane, 3 July.

Dr Haggard's Disease by Patrick McGrath, Viking, pounds 14.99. Enigmatic, twisted love story set in pre-Blitz Britain. Review by Anthony Quinn, 8 May.

A River Sutra by Gita Mehta, Heinemann, pounds 9.99. Fine lyrical fan of Indian stories with a mystical edge. Review by Natasha Walter, 5 June.

Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle, Secker & Warburg, pounds 12.99. Sharp and funny novel about a 10-year-old trapped in an uncosy boyhood. Review by Giles Smith, 26 June.