Fact, legend, and fiction blend in Adam Braver’s novel Misfit (Tin House, $15.95). The story centers on the last weekend of Marilyn Monroe’s life, which she spent at Frank Sinatra’s resort in Lake Tahoe. Braver takes significant moments in Monroe’s life—her childhood, her marriages with Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller, her studies with Lee Strasberg and her role in the movie The Misfits—and reveals how they influenced her tragic end. “His Marilyn will break your heart.”—Ann Hood. Braver is also the author of Mr. Lincoln’s Wars, Divine Sarah, and Crows Over the Wheatfield.