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Emma Rathbone’s “Losing It” is about carnal pleasure (the idea of it, anyway), dating and a discriminating young woman.
In “Look,” Solmaz Sharif finds words with a dual capacity for violence and tenderness.
In Michael Honig’s “The Senility of Vladimir P.,” Putin has retired after “he had been five times president and twice prime minister.”
Anna Pavord writes about Britain’s iconic landscapes in “Landskipping.”
Marc Raboy’s “Marconi” considers its subject’s many facets: family man, Fascist, communications pioneer.
Tama Janowitz’s new memoir, “Scream,” reveals how markedly her life has changed since her “it girl” days.
“The Glamour of Strangeness,” by Jamie James, offers profiles of artists and writers who left their homelands for the creative life abroad.
Readers respond to recent reviews of Andrew Scott Cooper’s “The Fall of Heaven,” Maggie O’Farrell’s “This Must Be the Place” and more.
Recommended reading by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
In his new travelogue, the musician Franz Nicolay writes about “the past and future of underground punk and rock in formerly Communist states.”
The author of “Waiting to Exhale” and, most recently, “I Almost Forgot About You” doesn’t like to read espionage, science fiction or romance novels. “I either know how they’re going to end or don’t care.”
Thoughts on self-centeredness and its victims’ culture of commiseration in Kristin Dombek’s “The Selfishness of Others.”
A return home summons memories of youth in Jacqueline Woodson’s “Another Brooklyn.”
In “War and Turpentine,” the Belgian novelist Stefan Hertmans turns to the notebooks left to him by his grandfather, a painter and World War I conscript.
“Florence! Foster!! Jenkins!!!,” a charming biography by Darryl W. Bullock, tells the story of the world’s worst opera singer.
New personal accounts show diverse experiences of growing up gay, from the ordeal of conversion therapy to an unexpectedly elite cultural education.
Giles Merritt’s “Slippery Slope” and James K. Galbraith’s “Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice” offer varying diagnoses of the European Union’s problems.
In “The Euro,” Joseph E. Stiglitz suggests a structural fix for the continent’s currency.
Readers respond to recent reviews of Wendy Warren’s “New England Bound,” Erik Axl Sund’s “The Crow Girl” and more.
“Face Value,” by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano, examines the role of beauty in women’s lives.