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New books by Thomas Mullen, Lotte and Soren Hammer, Julia Keller, and E.S. Thomson.
Four new collections, including Schiff’s slim, ice-pick stories about sex and death.
A protagonist makes critical choices to go against her mother in Dianne Warren’s “Liberty Street.”
Peter Ho Davies’s four-part novel “The Fortunes” summons key faces and events in the Chinese-American story.
Leopoldine Core’s story collection, “When Watched,” offers vignettes of intimate moments.
Siblings and parents with artistic pretensions fight one another over their declining funds in Julian Tepper’s “Ark.”
“The Book” is a lovingly designed and illustrated deep history of “the most powerful object of our time.”
Readers respond to recent reviews of Tom Wolfe’s “The Kingdom of Speech” and Caleb Carr’s “Surrender, New York.”
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
“Whistlestop,” by John Dickerson, shows that some shine, many stumble on the presidential campaign trail.
In “The Art of Rivalry,” Sebastian Smee writes about four art-world friendships that blended inspiration and ire.
Margot Lee Shetterly, whose “Hidden Figures” is No. 7 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says when she was growing up, “the face of science was brown like mine.”
Suggested reading by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
Ann Patchett’s “Commonwealth” follows two semi-connected families, as the children become adults and the grown-ups become old.
The author of “The Girl on the Train” steers away from a couple of popular genres: “I have (shamefully) never read any sci-fi, and I tend to avoid horror because I’m a wimp.”
An American woman falls for a French speaker and miscommunication follows, in Lauren Collins’s “When in French.”
Richard Kluger’s “Indelible Ink” tells the story of an 18th-century case that tested official tolerance of an unfettered press.
Maureen Dowd’s “The Year of Voting Dangerously” presents the characters behind this election’s dramas.
In “The Pigeon Tunnel,” John le Carré traces his fascination with spycraft to his early life with his father, a con man.
Laura Thompson’s “The Six” is a group biography of the notorious Mitford sisters.