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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.
New novels inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, Anton Chekhov, Shakespeare and George Eliot.
A teenage thief’s erasable identity; the post-cyberpunk politics of global information networks; a world under water; and another invasion of the living dead.
Looking at religion’s effect on American capitalism.
A father and his young daughter’s bout with cancer.
An Australian novelist’s new work moves between fiction, philosophy and literary theory.
After a hate crime, a closeted teenage artist summons his superhero alter ego.
A canine companion, a new friend and a writing project help heal a boy’s traumatic past in a novel for middle graders.
A novel about loss and friendship follows a girl who tries to solve the enigma of an actress’s death.
New books show how everyday materials and a bit of imagination transport children to fantastic realms.
Annie Proulx’s latest novel traces two families and their part in the destruction of the world’s forests.
Michael Pietsch has published a new edition of David James Duncan’s “The River Why” more than three decades after he failed to acquire the book as a young editor.
Readers respond to a recent review of Philippe Sands’s “East West Street” and more.
The novelist, playwright and author, most recently, of “The Extra,” avoids suspense and sci-fi: “Very possibly I am missing out on important genres. But it’s too late to change my conservatism.”
In this rich, arresting memoir, Faludi writes about discovering that her estranged father, 76 at the time, had undergone gender reassignment surgery.
Two new books artfully blend fact and fiction about animal life.
Jenny Diski’s final memoir examines the origin, and the close, of her life as a writer.
A new biography challenges historians’ portrayals of William Tecumseh Sherman as the father of scorched-earth combat.
Cathleen Schine explores the dynamics of a New York Jewish family.