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9 New Books We Recommend This Week


Suggested reading by editors at The New York Times Book Review.

MOONGLOW, by Michael Chabon. (Harper/HarperCollins, $28.99.) In this beautifully written hybrid, a San Francisco writer named Mike presents a memoir about his grandparents, a World War II soldier and a Holocaust survivor.

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: The War Years and After. Volume Three: 1939-1962, by Blanche Wiesen Cook. (Viking, $40.) The long-awaited conclusion of a monumental and inspirational biography.

THE POPE OF PHYSICS: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age, by Gino Segrè and Bettina Hoerlin. (Holt, $30.) An assured and informative biography of the pioneering nuclear scientist.

THEY CAN’T KILL US ALL: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement, by Wesley Lowery. (Little, Brown, $27.) A chronicle of black deaths, examined humanely and forthrightly by a skillful reporter.

THE PEOPLE AND THE BOOKS: 18 Classics of Jewish Literature, by Adam Kirsch. (Norton, $28.95.) Detailed and lucid accounts of seminal texts highlight the variety of Jewish experience.

INCARNATIONS: A History of India in Fifty Lives, by Sunil Khilnani. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $30.) A whirlwind tour of 2,500 years of Indian history through 50 authoritative biographical sketches.

I’LL SELL YOU A DOG, by Juan Pablo Villalobos. Translated by Rosalind Harvey. (And Other Stories, paper, $15.95.) In this savagely funny novel, a Mexico City taco seller is urged to write fiction.

VALIANT GENTLEMEN, by Sabina Murray. (Grove, $27.) An audacious historical novel about the Irish revolutionary martyr Roger Casement.

THE KID, by Ron Hansen. (Scribner, $26.) Hansen’s deeply researched novel tells the familiar story of Billy the Kid in a spry and inventive way.

A version of this article appears in print on , on Page 26 of the Sunday Book Review with the headline: Editors’ Choice | Recent Books of Particular Interest. Order Reprints | Today’s Paper | Subscribe


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MOONGLOW, by Michael Chabon.
2016/11/28 16:59
a San Francisco writer named Mike presents a memoir about his grandparents, a World War II soldier and a Holocaust survivor.
2016/11/28 16:59