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Coretta Scott King’s “My Life, My Love, My Legacy” is an absorbing account of a brutal historical era.
Han Kang’s “Human Acts” revisits a 1980 uprising against South Korea’s authoritarian rule.
Gary Taubes discusses “The Case Against Sugar,” and Anthony Gottlieb talks about a new biography of Casanova.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
Readers respond to “The Year in Reading” and more.
In “History of Wolves,” by Emily Fridlund, a story about sexual awakening and identity formation turns into something darker.
The gymnast Simone Biles capped her very good 2016 with a No. 1 memoir, “Courage to Soar,” currently No. 4 in young adult hardcover.
In Thomas Perry’s “The Old Man,” a retired intelligence agent is forced to run for his life using obsolete survival techniques.
A Somali expatriate makes an attempt to restore part of his homeland in Andrew Harding’s “The Mayor of Mogadishu.”
Claudia Hammond’s “Mind Over Money” shows us how to put the lessons of behavioral economics into practice when we manage our own finances.
As Laurence Bergreen documents in “Casanova,” the famous ladies’ man also rubbed elbows with a Who’s Who of 18th-century Europe.
In “Home and Away,” Karl Ove Knausgaard exchanges letters about soccer (and the rest of life) with the Swedish writer Fredrik Ekelund.
Suggested reading from editors of the Book Review and The Times’s book critics.
In her first novel, “The Strays,” Emily Bitto shows how a young girl is drawn to a seductively damaged family of artists.
The author, most recently, of “Transit” is surprised at writers who treasure books as collectible objects. “I treat my books like I treat my shoes: The more I love them, the shoddier they become.”
In “Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films,” Molly Haskell traces the evolution of the director’s Jewish identity.
In “The Secret Life of Fat,” Sylvia Tara argues that it’s not as dangerous as we’ve been told.
In “Idaho,” a debut novel by Emily Ruskovich, a woman seeks the facts about the killing of her husband’s young daughter by his ex-wife.
In “War Against War,” Michael Kazin reminds us that opposition to World War I was deep and widespread.
In “The House of the Dead,” his new history of Siberia as a prison colony, Daniel Beer shows how the czars planted the seeds of their own destruction.