Suzanne Wilson's best bets
In 2006, Amity Gaige, a visiting writer at Amherst College, was named one of “5 Under 35” outstanding writers to watch by the National Book Foundation. Reviewers are watching Gaige now, thanks to her new and widely praised novel, “Schroder,” (Twelve Books/Hachette) It’s the story of Erik Schroder who, at 14, reinvents himself as Eric Kennedy and lives an all-American life — until everything falls apart. A Wall Street Journal reviewer called “Schroder” an “astoundingly good novel.”
ANOTHER GOOD BET
“Home Drone,” an exhibit at the Hampden Gallery at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, explores their use in the war on terror. Tuesdays through Fridays, 1 to 6 p.m., Sundays 2 to 5 p.m.