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The intimacy between Roosevelt and Hickok is recounted in Susan Quinn’s “Eleanor and Hick.”
Jonathan Lethem’s “A Gambler’s Anatomy” features high-stakes backgammon, murky conspiracies, and a not-quite-hard-boiled hero and the shady women he finds irresistible.
Complete with curse words — added by her English translator — Ferrante’s picture book tells the story of a lost doll’s utterly terrifying night at the beach.
Michael Dolan’s “Ike’s Gamble” and Alex von Tunzelmann’s “Blood and Sand” are about the 1956 Suez crisis, when nuclear attacks seemed to be a real possibility.
In “Getting Religion,” the longtime Newsweek religion editor Kenneth Woodward looks at half a century of American spiritual life.
A black nurse and a white supremacist are the primary narrators of Jodi Picoult’s “Small Great Things.”
The performance artist and author of “Walk Through Walls” doesn’t have a severe temperament: “I have a dark sense of humor which is very much from the Balkans — I love dirty jokes.”
Madeleine Thien’s “Do Not Say We Have Nothing” spans seven decades and three generations to trace the effects of Mao’s Cultural Revolution.
Two new books and one recently discovered manuscript shine a light on the tribulations of life in neglected corners of white America.
iO Tillett Wright’s debut memoir, “Darling Days,” is about growing up in the bohemian East Village of the 1980s and ’90s.
Daniel Bergner talks about “Sing for Your Life,” and Maria Semple discusses her new novel, “Today Will Be Different.”
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
A runaway princess is called to rule a space empire; Death’s daughter hunts down the Reaper of War; summer in Seattle is disrupted by a mysterious mythic figure; and an exorcism goes creepily wrong.
“Don Quixote” was born out of a defining experience: a five-year captivity by pirates.
In “Weapons of Math Destruction,” No. 5 on the education best-seller list, Cathy O’Neil says our reliance on algorithms exacerbates whatever inequality already exists.
Readers respond to Richard Ford’s review of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” and more.
The best-selling novelist Jennifer Weiner is branching out — in more than one direction.
A good witch raises an enchanted girl, the sacrifice a town is duped into offering, in Kelly Barnhill’s “The Girl Who Drank the Moon.”
An Alabama girl estranged from her mother is the heroine of Kate Beasley’s debut middle-grade novel, “Gertie’s Leap to Greatness.”
Adam Gidwitz’s new middle-grade novel, “The Inquisitor’s Tale,” turns on the question of whether three diverse children are holy beings or dangerous heretics.