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Candice Millard’s “Hero of the Empire” focuses on Churchill’s early years as an imperialist and adventurer in Africa.
It seems you can, in fact, imagine the lives of people unlike yourself.
A closer look at the finalists for the Booker Prize and National Book Awards, and the contenders for the Nobel Prize.
Frightening, informative and skeptical takes on how we live with tech now.
Daniel Bergner’s “Sing for Your Life” tells the incredible true story of Ryan Speedo Green’s unlikely rise to stardom.
Meg Wolitzer reviews “Today Will Be Different,” a poetic, seriously funny and brainy dream of a novel.
The characters in David Szalay’s novel in stories are all in motion.
Patrick Phillips talks about “Blood at the Root”; Ethan Gilsdorf discusses three new books about gaming; and Melissa Clark on the season’s best new cookbooks.
New books by Karin Fossum, Harlan Coben, Charles Todd and Sharon Bolton.
A girl undergoes a series of curious transformations in Marisa Silver’s new novel, “Little Nothing.”
In Anna Hope’s “The Ballroom,” the patients and doctors at a mental hospital are not so different from each other.
A Minotaur finds work as a Civil War re-enactor in Steven Sherrill’s “The Minotaur Takes His Own Sweet Time.”
New books by Etel Adnan, Peter Boyle, Hoa Nguyen and Michael Palmer.
In Finn’s new novel, a woman in flight from her life’s tragedies settles in Africa.
Stephanie Bishop’s “The Other Side of the World” is an exquisite meditation on motherhood, marriage and the meaning of home.
MacKinlay Kantor’s “Andersonville,” an epic novel about the notorious Confederate prisoner of war camp in Georgia, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1956.
Witchcraft is suspected in Alan Bradley’s latest book about the 12-year-old chemist-sleuth Flavia de Luce, No. 6 on the hardcover fiction list.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
Readers respond to recent reviews of Richard Kluger’s “Indelible Ink,” Richard Cohen’s “She Made Me Laugh” and more.
Ruth Franklin’s new biography views Shirley Jackson as a writer in the tradition of Hawthorne, Poe and James.