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The comedian, actress, producer and author of “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo” reads everything by Elena Ferrante. “But not right before bed, because I have furious nightmares.”
Jeffrey Toobin’s “American Heiress” revisits the strange story of Patty Hearst’s kidnapping and career as an urban guerrilla.
“The Fire This Time,” an anthology of poems, columns and essays edited by Jesmyn Ward, looks at the joy and the pain of being black in America.
James Andrew Miller’s “Powerhouse,” a history of Creative Artists Agency, is full of vaunting ambition, immense wealth and power, and personal betrayal.
In Teju Cole’s essays in “Known and Strange Things,” imagination crosses and recrosses boundaries.
In Lara Vapnyar’s new novel, “Still Here,” four immigrant friends try to make their way in New York.
William Giraldi’s “The Hero’s Body” and Daniel Kunitz’s “Lift” examine the culture and history of bodybuilding and fitness.
In Nina Stibbe’s “Paradise Lodge,” a teenager finds her calling at an unorthodox nursing home.
True to the expansive spirit of the fantasy series’s multifaceted universe, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is a collaboration among J.K. Rowling, the playwright Jack Thorne and the director John Tiffany.
Heather Havrilesky discusses her new collection of advice columns, and Jessica Winter talks about her debut novel, “Break in Case of Emergency.”
J. D. Vance, whose memoir “Hillbilly Elegy” is No.9 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says, “It’s amazing how much just knowing other people changes the way you think and talk about them.”
In “How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything,” Rosa Brooks says the police have become more like soldiers, and soldiers more like the police.
In “Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube,” Blair Braverman writes about falling in love with the Arctic, in Norway and Alaska.
As dementia closes in, a girl tries to decipher her father’s past in Liz Moore’s “The Unseen World.”
Varied perspectives inform a tale of a movie star’s flight from the public eye in Maggie O’Farrell’s “This Must Be the Place.”
A couple on a road trip face tornadoes and their own fraying marriage in Hannah Pittard’s “Listen to Me.”
Andrew Scott Cooper’s “The Fall of Heaven” is a history of the end of imperial Iran that urges a re-evaluation of the shah and his regime.
Facing a range of indignities, three generations of women summon new reserves of inner strength in Stuart Nadler’s “The Inseparables.”
Jane Rogers’s “Conrad and Eleanor” traces the deepening conflicts in the union of two scientists.
Anna Solomon’s second novel, “Leaving Lucy Pear,” is set in Prohibition-era New England.