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“Sunshine State,” Sarah Gerard’s essay collection, and “Gulf: The Making of an American Sea,” Jack E. Davis’s environmental history, each explore the terrain of an unmoored state.
According to Tiffany Dufu’s “Drop the Ball” and Stephen Marche’s “The Unmade Bed,” there’s a solution to those impossible household to-do lists: Quit.
“The Inheritance” is about five siblings (out of six) who inherited a genetic mutation that leads to early-onset Alzheimer’s.
This 2002 essay by the playwright Arthur Miller was meant to assist a campaign to abolish the death penalty in Illinois.
Frances FitzGerald’s “The Evangelicals” is an examination of how politics and conservative Protestantism became intertwined.
The details of “American War,” Omar El Akkad’s dystopian novel about an unraveling United States, makes his fictional future feel alarmingly real.
Elif Batuman’s new novel, “The Idiot,” is a rejoinder to the pressure on literature to serve as self-help.
Norman Ohler’s “Blitzed” shows that the Nazis were drug-fueled, with methamphetamines for the public and opiates for The Fuhrer.
In “The Arrangement,” a couple devise a “six-month-long adultery program.”
Domenico Starnone and Jhumpa Lahiri talk about “Ties,” and Mary Otto discusses “Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America.”
In a new Hemingway biography, “Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy,” the historian Nicholas Reynolds details his subject’s work for a precursor to the K.G.B.
“The Gatekeepers” is a look at how chiefs of staff have advised, cautioned and encouraged presidents.
Dan Chaon’s haunting, strikingly original new novel, “Ill Will,” is a foray into recovered memories and serial killing.
In “The Barrowfields,” a debut novel by Philip Lewis, a son tries to come to terms with the weight of his family’s past.
James Barron unveils the history of the most expensive stamp ever printed in “The One-Cent Magenta.”
Three new works of Irish fiction by Jess Kidd, Caitriona Lally and John Toomey.
Readers respond to “The Gestapo,” reading Proust and more.
“This Long Pursuit” puts us on the ground with the master biographer Richard Holmes and the elusive lives he inhabits.
Deepak Unnikrishnan’s story collection, “Temporary People,” riffs on the plight of South Asian guest workers in the Gulf states.
In “The Invention of Angela Carter,” Edmund Gordon showcases a British writer whose novels combined fantasy and feminism.