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The author, most recently, of “Another Brooklyn” loved “The Little Match Girl” as a child. First, “I cried for a week. Then I was done and ready to go out and change the world!”
In “The Bridge to Brilliance,” the Brooklyn school principal Nadia Lopez writes about her mission to beat the odds.
“The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting,” by Anne Trubek, urges a long goodbye and an embrace of a neurological metamorphosis.
In “The Gardener and the Carpenter,” Alison Gopnik says children are naturals at learning and have a better chance to develop if parents lighten up.
“ADHD Nation,” by Alan Schwarz, is important, humane and compellingly written.
In “Mamaleh Knows Best,” Marjorie Ingall says the values of Jewish mothers produce good children.
With little more than two months until Election Day, three of the top five spots on the hardcover nonfiction list are occupied by anti-Clinton books.
Ed Yong talks about “I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life”; and Meghan Daum discusses Egos, her new column about memoirs.
New books by Luke Mogelson, Harry Parker, Whitney Terrell and Odie Lindsey.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
In Michael Koryta’s latest nightmare, a self-anointed messiah is preparing to shut down the electrical grid supplying energy to half the country.
Emma Rathbone’s “Losing It” is about carnal pleasure (the idea of it, anyway), dating and a discriminating young woman.
In “Look,” Solmaz Sharif finds words with a dual capacity for violence and tenderness.
In Michael Honig’s “The Senility of Vladimir P.,” Putin has retired after “he had been five times president and twice prime minister.”
Anna Pavord writes about Britain’s iconic landscapes in “Landskipping.”
Marc Raboy’s “Marconi” considers its subject’s many facets: family man, Fascist, communications pioneer.
Tama Janowitz’s new memoir, “Scream,” reveals how markedly her life has changed since her “it girl” days.
“The Glamour of Strangeness,” by Jamie James, offers profiles of artists and writers who left their homelands for the creative life abroad.
Readers respond to recent reviews of Andrew Scott Cooper’s “The Fall of Heaven,” Maggie O’Farrell’s “This Must Be the Place” and more.
Recommended reading by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.