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In “The People and the Books,” Adam Kirsch summarizes classic texts and finds surprising cultural differences over thousands of years.
Greg Mitchell’s “The Tunnels” recounts how, in 1962, a group of Germans tunnelled under the new wall — with help from NBC.
In “They Can’t Kill Us All,” the journalist Wesley Lowery wrestles with covering police shootings.
In “The Nine of Us,” Jean Kennedy Smith recalls her early years with Mother, Father and siblings.
In these picture books, grandparents (and grandparent figures) show children how to take in the world around them.
Tom Sawyer is back in an audio version, his pranks narrated by Nick Offerman.
The long-awaited third volume of Blanche Wiesen Cook’s biography follows Eleanor Roosevelt’s involvement with the United Nations.
Thomas Ricks discusses “Thundersticks” and several other new military history books, and Maria Russo talks about the season’s best new children’s books.
The creators of four new books have taken on a difficult task with courage and compassion in stories of children forced to leave home.
Karen Romano Young’s new novel, “Hundred Percent,” brilliantly captures the hemmed-in feeling of early adolescence.
Trenton Lee Stewart’s “The Secret Keepers” boasts a peculiar timepiece and an incredibly shy boy.
“Snow White” and other stories take new forms in two books, one with minimal verse, the other set in 1920s New York.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
Michael Connelly, whose “The Wrong Side of Goodbye” is No. 2 on the hardcover fiction list, says: “I really wanted to go back to my elders with this book — the private eye novels and writers that inspired me.”
A Victorian-era girl who can burst into flames and defeat monsters; a teenager who gets to meet her future selves; and more.
A postmodern spin on “Romeo and Juliet”; a suspenseful revenge tale; a gentle love story from the author of “Thirteen Reasons Why”; and more.
Jennifer Weiner’s first novel for children, “The Littlest Bigfoot,” explores the pain of feeling rejected by one’s peers.
Laurie Halse Anderson’s “Ashes” is the last of a trilogy about young slaves’ flight to freedom across the Revolutionary War’s treacherous landscape.
The lives of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and a Nagasaki survivor point to the power of witness and resistance.
Melissa Sweet’s “Some Writer!” is a middle-grade biography of E.B. White, the New Yorker writer who was the author of classics like “Charlotte’s Web.”