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David Goldblatt’s “The Games” recalls unflattering aspects of the Olympics long before doping and gender testing.
Moira Weigel discusses two new biographies of Brown; and Juliet Nicolson talks about “A House Full of Daughters.”
“The deal was 30,000 words in 30 days,” Donald G. McNeil Jr. said of his new book, “Zika: The Emerging Epidemic.”
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
Readers respond to a recent work of fiction by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and more.
Julian Fellowes’s “Belgravia” devises a story of two families, one aristocratic, the other aspiring.
“Seinfeldia,” No. 13 on the hardcover nonfiction list, goes behind the scenes of the groundbreaking sitcom about nothing.
Three picture books approach family trips with humor and imagination.
Jessi Klein talks about her new book of essays, and Antonio García Martinez discusses “Chaos Monkeys.”
Larry Tye’s new biography of Robert Kennedy examines a career cut short.
A young black journalist both narrates and interrogates his coming-of-age.
Do antidepressants work? More often than not, argues the author of “Listening to Prozac.”
The author, most recently, of “Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, and Other Literary Essays” leans to “Nabokov rather than Hemingway. If less is more, it is nevertheless also loss.”
In 24 short pieces, a comedy writer and producer tells what happens when a tomboy grows up.
In Anne Tyler’s update, Petruchio is a Russian scientist.
When her people begin to transform into trees, a girl sets out on her own to find her mother’s lost book of magic.
A young adult novel brings together three internet friends from around the world to participate in a high-stakes competition.
In two middle-grade novels set in the South, children find ways of dealing with the threats and charms of their world.
Ace Atkins’s “The Innocents,” Peter Lovesey’s “Another One Goes Tonight” and more.