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Ken Burns’s first children’s book, and more presidential lore.
Justine van der Leun’s “We Are Not Such Things” investigates a 1993 killing and considers reconciliation’s role in post-apartheid South Africa.
In “Oh, Florida!,” Craig Pittman serves as a guide to his native state.
Jenni Fagan’s “The Sunlight Pilgrims” sets a story of impending cataclysm at a moment unnervingly near at hand.
The 2009 Nobel laureate and author of the recently translated “The Fox Was Ever the Hunter” had no books of fairy tales as a child: “The only ‘fantastic’ stories came from religion class.”
In “A Book About Love,” Jonah Lehrer says love is defined not by romantic passion, but by a lifetime of steady emotions.
Work from seven decades illuminates Adrienne Rich’s ethical mission in “Collected Poems: 1950-2012.”
“Enter Helen” and “Not Pretty Enough” assess the life and influence of the longtime Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown.
In “Being a Beast,” the British naturalist Charles Foster goes to great lengths to experience the world as different species.
In “A House Full of Daughters,” Juliet Nicolson reviews the lives of her family’s extraordinary, and extraordinarily troubled, women.
Ben Ehrenreich’s “The Way to the Spring” is an intimate, vivid look at daily life in Palestine.
In “Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, and Other Literary Essays,” Cynthia Ozick longs for the re-establishment of a literary culture as profound as the one that reigned at midcentury.
In “The Nordic Theory of Everything,” the Finnish journalist Anu Partanen maintains that life is better in her native land.
New books include “Putting God Second” and “Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto.”
Technically diverse artists have taken up the challenge of freshly interpreting “Ulysses” to make it more accessible to a wider audience.
Celebrities (and Stanley Fish) hold forth on health, happiness and winning arguments.
Just in time for the return of “Cats” to Broadway, a new picture book series features T.S. Eliot’s many-lived creatures.
Lionel Shriver’s novel “The Mandibles” is a searing example of a new genre that could be called dystopian finance fiction.
Time and again, Jean Edward Smith argues, Bush failed to meet the challenges of his office.
David Goldblatt’s “The Games” recalls unflattering aspects of the Olympics long before doping and gender testing.