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Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
New books by J. Bradford Hipps, John Gregory Brown, Lee Clay Johnson and Matthew Neill Null.
“Ninety-Nine Stories of God,” by Joy Williams, is informed by a learned yet half-feral Christianity.
Readers respond to a recent review of Gay Talese’s “The Voyeur’s Motel” and more.
In “The Underground Railroad,” his new novel about American slavery, Colson Whitehead courageously opens his eyes where the rest of us would rather look away.
The poet and professor Kenneth Goldsmith talks about the magic of spending time together online.
New books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
The author of “The Nine,” “The Run of His Life” and, most recently, “American Heiress” wrote his senior thesis about Samuel Adams: “Musical rights to this work are still available.”
Dan White’s “Under the Stars” offers a hands-on historical guide to camping, and Robert Macfarlane’s “Landmarks” looks at the words we use to talk about nature.
“Focus,” by Michael Gross, looks at the glamour and grit of fashion photography’s golden age.
Nicole Dennis-Benn’s first novel, “Here Comes the Sun,” looks past the opulent hotels of Jamaica’s tourist industry.
Nadja Spiegelman’s “I’m Supposed to Protect You From All This” recounts generations of cruel mothering.
Siddhartha Deb and Charles McGrath discuss the impulse for fiction writers to send their characters to distant places.
Relationships unravel and a child manipulates her elders as two couples share a Sicilian holiday in Delia Ephron’s new novel, “Siracusa.”
In Deborah Levy’s new novel, “Hot Milk,” a woman brings her hypochondriacal mother to a clinic in Spain.
Life tips and a shoulder to cry on in Heather Havrilesky’s “How to Be a Person in the World.”
In Jay McInerney’s third novel about them, “Bright, Precious Days,” Russell and Corrine Calloway struggle with their marriage and the economy.
Jessica Winter’s “Break in Case of Emergency” is a funny and moving commentary on that point in a woman’s life when everything seems to come into question.
In Flynn Berry’s “Under the Harrow,” a woman is determined to find her sister’s murderer.
Megan Abbott discusses her new murder mystery, and Marilyn Stasio talks about several new true-crime books.