Today's Review-a-Day from Powell's Bookstore is the new novel by the author of Carter Beats the Devil, Glen David Gold. Sunnyside is a riotous history of the early 20th century filtered through the life of Charlie Chaplin. The book title is taken from the title of a little-know Chaplin movie, Sunnyside.
The review, by Ron Charles of The Washington Post, is excellent, the kind of review that gives you the information you need to decide whether a book is for you or not. This one is definitely for me.