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Nonfiction: ‘East West Street,’ by Philippe Sands

The story of two ideas about international justice and the men who brought them to life.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘We Were Feminists Once,’ on a Movement Co-Opted

Andi Zeisler’s book looks at the “mainstream, celebrity, consumer embrace of feminism” and fears that fake issues are diverting women from real ones.

Timothy Garton Ash Puts Forth a Free-Speech Manifesto

Mr. Garton Ash’s book “Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World” offers his thoughts on activism, limits and defying threats.

Sunday Routine: How Emma Straub, Novelist, Spends Her Sundays

Ms. Straub, whose book “Modern Lovers” comes out this month, wakes up early with her husband and two young kids, watches cheesy television and always keeps a good mozzarella on hand for pizza.

Svetlana Alexievich, Nobel Laureate of Russian Misery, Has an English-Language Milestone

The writer Svetlana Alexievich, the author of oral histories who won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature, has given voice to thousands of ordinary Russians.

Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: ‘The Romanovs’

Simon Sebag Montefiore discusses his new history of the Romanovs, and Laura Miller talks about new audiobooks of childhood favorites.

Inside the List

Louise Erdrich, whose novel “LaRose” is No. 8 on the hardcover fiction list, says getting humor into her work is “the hardest thing.”

My Bookshelf, Myself: My 10 Favorite Books: Bill Gates

The businessman and philanthropist shares the titles he’d most want with him on a desert island.

Fiction: ‘A Country Road, a Tree,’ by Jo Baker

Jo Baker’s novel focuses on Samuel Beckett’s years in wartime France, on the run from the Gestapo.

Fiction: ‘The Seed Collectors,’ by Scarlett Thomas

Botany and desire intertwine in a novel about relatives who receive a curious inheritance.

Nonfiction: ‘The Discovery of Chance,’ by Aileen M. Kelly

A biography of Alexander Herzen, the 19th-century Russian socialist writer.

Nonfiction: ‘The Edge of the Empire,’ by Bronwen Riley

Bronwen Riley paints a picture of a distant Roman colony by reconstructing the travels of an imperial officer.

The Shortlist: Adventurers

New books by Misha Glenny, Timothy Egan and John Boessenecker.

Nonfiction: ‘Unforbidden Pleasures,’ by Adam Phillips

Essays centering on the nature of human desires, forbidden and otherwise.

Letters to the Editor

Readers respond to recent reviews of Don DeLillo’s “Zero K,” Angela Duckworth’s “Grit” and more.

Nonfiction: Nathaniel Philbrick’s ‘Valiant Ambition’

A history of the Revolutionary War offers a complex portrait of Benedict Arnold.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘Sweetbitter,’ a ‘Bright Lights, Big City’ for the Restaurant Set

Stephanie Danler’s first novel is about a young woman who falls deeply into her work in New York City’s restaurant world.

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