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Revered Writer Becomes Girl Detective

“Zora and Me” is a new children’s novel featuring a young, fictionalized Zora Neale Hurston as a girl detective in central Florida.

Hardcover Fiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. THE CONFESSION, by John Grisham2. WORTH DYING FOR, by Lee Child3. AMERICAN ASSASSIN, by Vince Flynn4. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST, by Stieg Larsson5. SIDE JOBS, by Jim Butcher

Hardcover Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. LIFE, by Keith Richards with James Fox2. BROKE, by Glenn Beck and Kevin Balfe3. EARTH (THE BOOK), by Jon Stewart and others4. THE LAST BOY, by Jane Leavy5. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN, VOL. 1, by Mark Twain

Paperback Nonfiction

Top 5 at a Glance1. EAT, PRAY, LOVE, by Elizabeth Gilbert2. INSIDE OF A DOG, by Alexandra Horowitz3. STONES INTO SCHOOLS, by Greg Mortenson4. THE GLASS CASTLE, by Jeannette Walls5. THREE CUPS OF TEA, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Book Review Preview: Stray Cat Blues

How a former Boy Scout and choirboy became the heart and soul of the Rolling Stones.

Essay: All the President’s Memories

When it comes to protests against political books, few can match the furor surrounding Richard Nixon’s “RN.”

Crime: Hard Times

Mystery novels by Dennis Lehane, Reggie Nadelson, Jeffery Deaver and Andrea Camilleri.

Woman’s Best, but Not Only, Friend

The author of “You Had Me at Woof” describes her fears of being pegged as a dog person and how she defied the stereotype.

Window-Dressing Warriors

David Hoey and Linda Fargo, the brains behind Bergdorf’s windows, are being honored in a coffee table book from Assouline.

Up Front: Eliza Griswold

Eliza Griswold, whose new book is about clashes between Islam and Christianity, is the daughter of the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States.

TBR: Inside the List

Keith Richards’s autobiography, “Life,” hits the hardcover nonfiction list at No. 1, unsurprisingly.

Books of The Times: And When I’m Gloomy, You Simply Gotta Listen to Me

With “Frank: The Voice,” James Kaplan has chronicled Sinatra’s life with all the emotional detail and narrative momentum of a novel.

Harry Mulisch, Dutch Novelist, Dies at 83

Mr. Mulisch’s gift for writing with clarity about moral and philosophical themes made him an enormously influential figure in the Netherlands and earned him recognition abroad.

Arts, Briefly: Gabriel García Márquez Is Writing New Novel

The 83-year-old Colombian author and Nobel Prize winner is at work on a new novel, Agence France-Presse reported.

Cold Case Files

A Siberian infatuation leads Ian Frazier to a road trip over hard-frozen water, a visit to Stalin’s gulag and an icy dip in history.

Gothic American

A new biography of Grant Wood, the painter of “American Gothic,” presents him as a closeted gay man who used the canvas to reveal his feelings.

Comics: Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of

Graphic novels and comics by Charles Burns, Kevin Huizenga, Mike Mignola and Renée French.

Motherless Child

A legacy of violence underpins Susan Straight’s family drama.

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