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“You Will Know Me,” the latest book by Ms. Abbott, is set in the cutthroat world of girls’ gymnastics. Her Sundays are more relaxed than her thriller novels.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
Readers respond to recent reviews of Marjorie Ingall’s “Mamaleh Knows Best,” Ben Lerner’s “The Hatred of Poetry” and more.
Why for many of us does our behavior change while in the digital world? Mary Aiken’s “The Cyber Effect” considers the possibilities.
“A Square Meal,” by Jane Ziegelman and Andrew Coe, is an engaging, moving history of how the Depression changed the way Americans thought about food.
Mark Thompson discusses “Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong With the Language of Politics?”; and Kati Marton talks about “True Believer: Stalin’s Last American Spy.”
Jack London is best known for classics like “The Call of the Wild,” but he also took remarkable photographs during his travels around the world.
Bernadette Mayer’s collection “Works and Days” offers a portrait of a poet attuned to the world and still following her own rules.
Anthony Gottlieb’s “The Dream of Enlightenment” is a look at the major figures of a key period in the development of modern thought.
A reluctant hero sets out on a perilous quest to slay a terrifying (sea) dragon in Martin Stewart’s “Riverkeep.”
Kids on a privateer dodge French frigates and a phantom ship in a bid to defeat Napoleon in Kate Milford’s “The Left-Handed Fate.”
An outcast girl and a companion seek her missing father in a topsy-turvy land in Tahereh Mafi’s new middle-grade fantasy, “Furthermore.”
“Presenting Buffalo Bill” and “The Wolves of Currumpaw” provide opportunities for young readers to critically explore the Wild West.
A.S. Byatt celebrates the work of two pillars in the world of design.
Kati Marton’s “True Believer” tells the story of an American who worked for the O.S.S. as well as the K.G.B.
Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Here I Am” is a four-generation family saga about American Jews.
Tom Wolfe, whose new book about the evolution of language is No. 14 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says picking fights is “a lot better than not being noticed at all.”
Ian McEwan’s compact, captivating new novel, “Nutshell,” is about murderous spirals and lost messages between fathers and unborn sons.
A speculative political fiction by the showrunner of “Veep.”
New books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.