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‘Circus Mirandus’ and ‘Return to Augie Hobble’

Children witness fantastical events at a theme park and a mysterious carnival in two middle-grade novels.

Children’s Books: Dahlov Ipcar’s ‘Black and White,’ and More

In four picture books, the evening gives rise to dreams and the urge to explore shadowy worlds.

Crime | : Lori Roy’s ‘Let Me Die in His Footsteps,’ and More

Ms. Roy’s new novel is a Depression-era Southern Gothic story set in a Kentucky farming town.

‘All Involved,’ by Ryan Gattis

Old rivalries surface amid the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

‘In the Country,’ by Mia Alvar

Nine stories give voice to the people of the Filipino diaspora.

‘Keep It Fake,’ by Eric G. Wilson

We can’t help being just a bit phony, Eric G. Wilson argues, but maybe that isn’t so bad.

‘The Ghost Network,’ by Catie Disabato

The hunt for a missing pop star takes a philosophical turn.

Inside the List

Ali Wentworth, whose essay collection “Happily Ali After” is No. 13 on the hardcover nonfiction list, once said: “I was born funny. I think it’s instinctual. I don’t think you can be taught.”

‘The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty,’ by Vendela Vida

Robbed of her money and passport in Morocco, an American woman feels free to be anyone she chooses.

The Shortlist: Parents, Remembered

New books by George Hodgman, Bob Morris and Jonathan Kozol.

Nelson Doubleday Jr., Publisher Who Owned the Mets, Dies at 81

He expressed his love for baseball on a grand scale when his family’s publishing business became majority owner of the last-place Mets in 1980 and committed millions to rebuilding the team.

‘Fifty Shades’ Fan Fiction Assumes a Life of Its Own

Fans of the franchise continue to write alternative versions of E. L. James’s seduction tale, not bothering to wait for the author’s latest installment, “Grey.”

Books of The Times: Review: ‘The Cartel,’ by Don Winslow, Continues a Drug Saga

Graphic violence is part of Mr. Winslow’s latest novel, which picks up where his “The Power of the Dog” ended.

Hilary Masters, Novelist and Son of Prolific Poet, Dies at 87

Mr. Masters, the son of Edgar Lee Masters, taught at Carnegie Mellon University for 32 years. His writing won praise for a keen sensitivity to ordinary life.

Candace Bushnell: By the Book

The author of “Sex and the City” and, most recently, “Killing Monica” went through an early Nietzsche and Camus phase: “For some reason, nihilism felt like the right sort of mentality for an 18- to 21-year-old.”

‘The Festival of Insignificance,’ by Milan Kundera

Five friends in Paris stave off the seriousness of life in Milan Kundera’s latest novel.

Académie Française Honor Highlights Fluid National Allegiances Among Writers

Many authors on the global stage, like Dany Laferrière, claim multiple national allegiances regarding words and country.

Books of The Times: Review: Jessica Hopper Looks Beyond the Boys and Their Bands in a New Book

Ms. Hopper’s new book, “The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic,” is by turns loose and warm and finicky and outraged.

Judd Apatow’s New Book Is a Love Letter to Stand-Up Comedy

The director’s lively collection of interviews with comedians is an entertaining portrait of how stand-up has changed from its first boom in the 1980s to its current one.

Books of The Times: Review: Vendela Vida’s ‘The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty’ Offers Freedom to Escape

Ms. Vida’s fourth book is about a shifty American whose terrible decisions keep the narrative moving at a taut and suspenseful clip.

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