If you only buy one bulker-upper this year, then make it this very cheering book
Fiction: Fresh Complaint, By Jeffrey Eugenides, Fourth Estate, €19.55
Not quite as funny as its blurb claims, there are sparks of real wit
At the Edge of the Orchard; By Tracy Chevalier; Borough Press, €17.25
Sadly, unlike its heroine, Circling The Sun never really takes off
fiction: The Versions of Us. By Laura Barnett. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, €17.50.
We Are Pirates By Daniel Handler Bloomsbury, €15.10
Watch Me. By Anjelica Huston. Simon & Schuster, €19. Reviewed by Anna Carey.