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Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
Readers respond to a recent review of Mark Danner’s “Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War” and more.
The author, most recently, of “You Will Know Me” keeps a copy of “How to Protect Yourself Against Psychic Attack” on her shelves. “Those who know me well probably wouldn’t be surprised.”
In Dave Eggers’s “Heroes of the Frontier,” a single mother imagining a new life takes her kids on the lam in Alaska.
New books about competing against computers for jobs, holding on to privacy in the digital age and more.
Ken Burns’s first children’s book, and more presidential lore.
Justine van der Leun’s “We Are Not Such Things” investigates a 1993 killing and considers reconciliation’s role in post-apartheid South Africa.
In “Oh, Florida!,” Craig Pittman serves as a guide to his native state.
Jenni Fagan’s “The Sunlight Pilgrims” sets a story of impending cataclysm at a moment unnervingly near at hand.
The 2009 Nobel laureate and author of the recently translated “The Fox Was Ever the Hunter” had no books of fairy tales as a child: “The only ‘fantastic’ stories came from religion class.”
In “A Book About Love,” Jonah Lehrer says love is defined not by romantic passion, but by a lifetime of steady emotions.
Work from seven decades illuminates Adrienne Rich’s ethical mission in “Collected Poems: 1950-2012.”
“Enter Helen” and “Not Pretty Enough” assess the life and influence of the longtime Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown.
In “Being a Beast,” the British naturalist Charles Foster goes to great lengths to experience the world as different species.
In “A House Full of Daughters,” Juliet Nicolson reviews the lives of her family’s extraordinary, and extraordinarily troubled, women.
Ben Ehrenreich’s “The Way to the Spring” is an intimate, vivid look at daily life in Palestine.
In “Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, and Other Literary Essays,” Cynthia Ozick longs for the re-establishment of a literary culture as profound as the one that reigned at midcentury.
In “The Nordic Theory of Everything,” the Finnish journalist Anu Partanen maintains that life is better in her native land.
New books include “Putting God Second” and “Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto.”