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‘Let Me Explain You,’ by Annie Liontas

A debut novel centers on a father who thinks he will soon die.

Inside the List

David E. Hoffman’s “The Billion Dollar Spy,” No. 13 on the hardcover nonfiction list, traces the Cold War exploits of a Soviet military engineer who for years passed secrets to the C.I.A.

‘North Korea Confidential’ and ‘North Korea Undercover’

Two books of reporting from North Korea offer details about daily life and the changing economy.

‘Death and Mr. Pickwick,’ by Stephen Jarvis

A novelist argues that ‘The Pickwick Papers’ was hijacked from its illustrator.

Letters: ‘Revolutionary Roads’

Readers respond to recent reviews of books by Chris Hedges, Charles Murray and others.

Open Book: Reading and Writing the Waves

“Riding a wave well is like putting together a sentence that works,” says William Finnegan, whose new book is a surfing memoir.

Books of The Times: Review: In ‘Pretty Is,’ Grown Friends Recall Being Kidnapped

Maggie Mitchell’s debut novel tells of two childhood friends who are forced years later to confront what really happened when they were kidnapped.

Sue Grafton: By the Book

The author of the Kinsey Millhone mysteries, including, most recently, “X,” has trouble passing up books about Anne Boleyn: “I keep hoping for a different ending. So far, no luck.”

Books of The Times: Review: Max Beerbohm, ‘The Prince of Minor Writers’ and a Gentle Contrarian

Phillip Lopate has assembled a new collection of essays by Beerbohm, who ranged from theater criticism to satire to social commentary.

The Shortlist: Memoirs

New books by Amy Butcher, Gail Godwin, Vincent Crapanzano and Dale Peck.

On Poetry: Rare or Well-Done

Robert Lowell said in 1960, “Two poetries are now competing, a cooked and a raw,” and that formulation reverberates in discussions of poetry to this day.

Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’

“Go Set a Watchman” demands that its readers abandon the immature sentimentality ingrained by middle school and the film adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’ Brings Division and Curiosity to Monroeville, Ala.

Despite some determined pilgrims and the publicity for Ms. Lee’s novel, so far there hasn’t been a tourist bonanza for her hometown.

Bookends: What Are the Consequences of Our Cultural Obsession With Newness?

Siddhartha Deb and Anna Holmes discuss what we gain and lose in the onrush of the new.

‘Our Man in Charleston,’ by Christopher Dickey

A diplomat stationed in South Carolina helped keep Britain out of America’s Civil War.

‘Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life,’ by William Finnegan

William Finnegan revisits his golden age of surfing and the classic search for the perfect wave.

Books of The Times: Review: Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald, Conjoined by a Torrent of Words

The correspondence between these two authors gives us the feel of love rising off the page.

ArtsBeat: A Trove of Forgotten Writings Is Found in a Periodical Edited by Dickens

Charles Dickens edited a literary magazine for years, but the names of its contributors were unknown for more than a century.

ArtsBeat: Berkeley Breathed Publishes First New ‘Bloom County’ Strip Since 1989

Mr. Breathed, who won a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning during the 1980s run of his comic strip, published a new comic on Facebook on Monday.

‘The Goddess Pose,’ by Michelle Goldberg

A journalist looks at how Indra Devi spread yoga throughout the world.

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