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Nonfiction: Overcome Your Cash Conundrums With the Power of Psychology

Claudia Hammond’s “Mind Over Money” shows us how to put the lessons of behavioral economics into practice when we manage our own finances.

Nonfiction: Rake’s Progress: A Look at the Well-Traveled Casanova

As Laurence Bergreen documents in “Casanova,” the famous ladies’ man also rubbed elbows with a Who’s Who of 18th-century Europe.

Open Book: The Sport of Struggle

In “Home and Away,” Karl Ove Knausgaard exchanges letters about soccer (and the rest of life) with the Swedish writer Fredrik Ekelund.

10 New Books We Recommend This Week

Suggested reading from editors of the Book Review and The Times’s book critics.

By the Book: Rachel Cusk: By the Book

The author, most recently, of “Transit” is surprised at writers who treasure books as collectible objects. “I treat my books like I treat my shoes: The more I love them, the shoddier they become.”

Nonfiction: A Feminist’s Biography of Steven Spielberg Focuses on His Jewish Identity

In “Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films,” Molly Haskell traces the evolution of the director’s Jewish identity.

Fiction: In a Debut Novel, the Artist’s Life Takes on Darker Shades

In her first novel, “The Strays,” Emily Bitto shows how a young girl is drawn to a seductively damaged family of artists.

Fiction: What Can Explain a Mother’s Murder of Her Child?, a Novel Asks

In “Idaho,” a debut novel by Emily Ruskovich, a woman seeks the facts about the killing of her husband’s young daughter by his ex-wife.

Nonfiction: The War to Stay Out of the War Against War

In “War Against War,” Michael Kazin reminds us that opposition to World War I was deep and widespread.

Nonfiction: Shorthand for Suffering: Siberia Under the Czars

In “The House of the Dead,” his new history of Siberia as a prison colony, Daniel Beer shows how the czars planted the seeds of their own destruction.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘Selection Day’ Presents India as Seen Through the Wickets

Aravind Adiga, who won the Booker Prize for “The White Tiger,” has written a cricket novel about two brothers that also sketches a nation in flux.

Bookends: Is It Possible for a Writer to Be Objective?

Pankaj Mishra and Leslie Jamison discuss whether writers can ever truly put aside their own prejudices and interpretations.

Nonfiction: Two New Books Look at the Holocaust in Civic and Military Terms

David Cesarani’s “Final Solution” and Peter Hayes’s “Why?” offer fresh perspectives on the Holocaust.

Germany’s Latest Best Seller? A Critical Version of ‘Mein Kampf’

Historians say their annotated edition of Hitler’s manifesto has provoked a necessary discussion and sold 85,000 copies one year since publication

Fiction: No Shrinking Violets: A Short Story Collection From Roxane Gay

Troubled, troublesome narrators star in “Difficult Women,” a collection of stories by Roxane Gay.

John Berger, Provocative Art Critic, Dies at 90

The British essayist, novelist and screenwriter’s book and TV series “Ways of Seeing” declared war on traditional ways of thinking about art.

Joyce Appleby, Historian of Capitalism and American Identity, Is Dead at 87

She put liberalism at the center of understanding the ideology of the revolutionary generation.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘The Big Stick’ Argues for a Robust Military Role Abroad

Eliot A. Cohen, a military historian who worked for President George W. Bush, argues for the use of force in the service of American security.

Nonfiction: Is Fat Really All That Bad? A Biochemist Explains.

In “The Secret Life of Fat,” Sylvia Tara argues that it’s not as dangerous as we’ve been told.

Nonfiction: What Not to Eat: ‘The Case Against Sugar’

Gary Taubes’s “The Case Against Sugar” sugarcoats nothing. The stuff kills.

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