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Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
New books by Helen Macdonald, Ron Rash and Kevin Young.
An immigrant’s poems pose troubling questions of dislocation.
Stevie Smith was so odd that even other poets, most of whom are fairly odd themselves, have never been sure what to do with her.
The poet Wallace Stevens often tinkered with drafts on his way to the insurance office.
In 1941, an actress fleeing Europe perturbs her host family.
In “Crush,” authors reflect on their first infatuations with celebrities.
In this novel within a novel, a program to erase the memories of Vietnam War veterans has some unintended results.
In “Black Hole Blues,” Janna Levin tells the story of science’s attempt to listen to the cosmos.
Readers respond to a recent review of “Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble” and more.
The talk-show host, producer and author of “The Andy Cohen Diaries” is a “Fountainhead” fan: “I like to think of myself as a Howard Roark type, but then I realize I’m the ‘Housewives’ guy.”
Two novels center on the drama of the orchards.
A drug lord in training heads to the Midwest to kill a witness.
A beautifully produced picture book tells the story of a bird teased for his extra-long and extra-skinny legs.
In Charles Bock’s autobiographical novel, a man and woman deal with her leukemia.
A former civilian contractor in Iraq is haunted by his actions.
David Cesarani offers a new interpretation, skeptical of Disraeli’s interest in Jewish issues.
A multicultural world of humanized monsters, trouble on the highway to hell, an epidemic of spontaneous combustion and a journey toward the self.
Those years in the theater’s wings taught me a great deal about where to find stories, and how to tell them.
Michael Kinsley predicts a tsunami of memoirs about disease as the boomer generation ages.