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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.
Readers suggest books by James Ellroy, Tom Clancy, P.D. James and many more.
Caleb Carr’s “Surrender, New York” is an addictive crime procedural stuffed with observations on the manipulations of science and the particular societal ills of the moment.
Ed Yong’s “I Contain Multitudes” says microbes are a larger part of us than once thought, helping to shape and maintain our bodies.
Are we ready to view our own wars without clear winners or losers?
David Cay Johnston, whose “The Making of Donald Trump” is No. 15 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says Trump has “seriously damaged his brand.”
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
Newly translated books by Michèle Audin, Adrien Bosc, Marguerite Duras and Michèle Halberstadt.
Colson Whitehead talks about his new novel, “The Underground Railroad,” and Jeffrey Toobin discusses his new book about the fascinating case of Patty Hearst.
In “Reformations,” the Yale historian Carlos M. N. Eire looks at the religious turmoil of the era of Reformation.
Damien Wilkins’s “Max Gate” is a novel about the end of Thomas Hardy’s life.