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Meg Wolitzer reviews “Today Will Be Different,” a poetic, seriously funny and brainy dream of a novel.
The characters in David Szalay’s novel in stories are all in motion.
Patrick Phillips talks about “Blood at the Root”; Ethan Gilsdorf discusses three new books about gaming; and Melissa Clark on the season’s best new cookbooks.
New books by Karin Fossum, Harlan Coben, Charles Todd and Sharon Bolton.
A girl undergoes a series of curious transformations in Marisa Silver’s new novel, “Little Nothing.”
In Anna Hope’s “The Ballroom,” the patients and doctors at a mental hospital are not so different from each other.
A Minotaur finds work as a Civil War re-enactor in Steven Sherrill’s “The Minotaur Takes His Own Sweet Time.”
New books by Etel Adnan, Peter Boyle, Hoa Nguyen and Michael Palmer.
In Finn’s new novel, a woman in flight from her life’s tragedies settles in Africa.
Stephanie Bishop’s “The Other Side of the World” is an exquisite meditation on motherhood, marriage and the meaning of home.
MacKinlay Kantor’s “Andersonville,” an epic novel about the notorious Confederate prisoner of war camp in Georgia, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1956.
Witchcraft is suspected in Alan Bradley’s latest book about the 12-year-old chemist-sleuth Flavia de Luce, No. 6 on the hardcover fiction list.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
Readers respond to recent reviews of Richard Kluger’s “Indelible Ink,” Richard Cohen’s “She Made Me Laugh” and more.
Ruth Franklin’s new biography views Shirley Jackson as a writer in the tradition of Hawthorne, Poe and James.
Suggested reading by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
New books on games, their appeal, purpose and often addictive qualities.
In “The Fix,” the journalist Jonathan Tepperman travels the world to find practical solutions to issues like inequality and corruption.
The author of “The Trespasser” likes crime writers who see “genre conventions as starting points rather than limitations, who refuse to recognize that supposed boundary between genre and literary.”
Jay Solomon’s “The Iran Wars” is an account of how the threat of a nuclear Iran grew, as did American efforts to curb it.