ALL IS FORGOTTEN, NOTHING IS LOST (W.W. Norton, $23.95) is a small book with a lot of power. Lan Samantha Chang follows Roman from his time as a desperate, aspiring poetry student to his later success as a Pulitzer Prize-winning writing professor. His life takes a turn when he begins an affair with Miranda, his mysterious, confident poetry professor. In the years ahead he struggles to come to terms with what the affair meant to his career, his art, and his heart. With delicate, beautiful prose, and a unique yet oddly familiar story, Chang pierces the depths of friendship, love, art, nostalgia, and regret with breathtaking precision. This is the kind of novel you can’t leave without knowing a little more about yourself.