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The hero of Alan Glynn’s novel “Paradime” looks just like a tech visionary.
Blake Crouch’s “Dark Matter” is alternate-universe science fiction bolstered by a smidgen of theoretical physics.
In Patrick Flanery’s “I Am No One,” a surveillance expert starts receiving mysterious packages.
Susie Steiner’s smart, stylish second novel, “Missing, Presumed,” involves the disappearance of a postgraduate student.
Stewart O’Nan’s “City of Secrets” features espionage and existential angst in 1940s Jerusalem.
“Breaking Cover” by Stella Rimington and “The Wolf of Sarajevo” by Matthew Palmer are espionage novels written by people who know the business.
“Classic Penguin” showcases recent design work for books by Dostoyevsky, Joyce, Borges, Steinbeck and dozens of others.
The author of “The Husband’s Secret” and, now, “Truly Madly Guilty” hated “Moby-Dick” as a child: “I’m sure I will like it when I grow up. I just seem to be taking such a long time to grow up.”
Readers respond to recent reviews of books by Cynthia Ozick, Peter D. Kramer, Anne Tyler and Larry Tye.
Megan Abbott’s “You Will Know Me” is set in the world of young gymnasts and their obsessive parents.
The mysterious author C.B. George’s novel, “The Death of Rex Nhongo,” set in unstable Zimbabwe, is primarily about people going about their lives.
In Matthew Carr’s “The Devils of Cardona,” a priest’s murder draws investigators into the tensions of Inquisition-era Spain.
Amy Gentry’s “Good as Gone” and Megan Miranda’s “All the Missing Girls” are stories told in reverse.
Immigration is an emotional issue. Three new books offer rational perspective.
Authors look at their own work and think: Is that all there is?
Justine van der Leun talks about “We Are Not Such Things”; and David Goldblatt discusses “The Games: A Global History of the Olympics.”
Daniel Silva’s “The Black Widow,” No. 1 in hardcover fiction, opens with an ISIS bombing in Paris. “I wrote this book as a warning about what was coming,” Silva says.
Yasmine El Rashidi’s “Chronicle of a Last Summer” is about a heroine’s path to adulthood during and after Mubarak.
Brad Watson’s “Miss Jane” imagines the ways a real woman with a birth defect insisted on her humanity in the old South.
The unhappy protagonist of Jesse Ball’s “How to Set a Fire and Why” joins an “arson club.”