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‘Lost in the Sun,’ by Lisa Graff

In this middle-grade novel, a boy must break free from a cycle of guilt and recrimination after an accidental death.

‘Black Dove White Raven,’ by Elizabeth Wein

Faced with discrimination, a pilot and her children move to Ethiopia on the eve of Mussolini’s invasion.

‘Ben Draws Trouble,’ ‘How to Draw a Dragon’ and ‘My Pen’

Three books celebrate the pleasures of drawing — bicycles, boats, classmates, dragons: pretty much anything.

‘I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives’

A correspondence between an American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe transforms them both in this young adult memoir.

Sara Pennypacker’s ‘Meet the Dullards,’ and More

In four new picture books, a dog, a skunk, an elephant and an extremely dull family subvert readerly suppositions.

‘Firstborn,’ by Tor Seidler

In Tor Seidler’s tale of self-acceptance and survival, a young wolf born into a rigid hierarchy seeks the courage to be himself.

‘Romantic Outlaws,’ About the Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley

A dual biography of the 18th-century English feminist Mary Wollstonecraft and the daughter she never knew.

‘Smart Money,’ by Andrew Palmer

A journalist examines financial instruments that seek to do good.

‘The Lost Child,’ by Caryl Phillips

Caryl Phillips’s characters are separated from their families.

The Shortlist: On the Job

New books by Chen Guangcheng, Nina MacLaughlin, Heather Lende and Steve Osborne.

Ambivalence Prevails at PEN Festival Prayer Session

An evening of “Prayer and Meditation” came off as a diffident preamble to the National Day of Prayer on Thursday.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘The Love Object’ by Edna O’Brien

This collection of Ms. O’Brien’s short stories, written between 1968 and 2011, is a book of deep and complicated pleasures.

John Ashbery: By the Book

The poet, whose latest collection is “Breezeway,” enjoys reading novels. “I’m no doubt a frustrated novelist. Maybe I should try, but at barely three months shy of 88 it seems unlikely.”

Marcia Brown, Picture-Book Illustrator, Dies at 96

Ms. Brown won three Caldecott Medals for her children’s books, including “Once a Mouse” and “Shadow,” one of only two artists to do so.

Books of The Times: Review: In ‘Oh! You Pretty Things,’ Shanna Mahin Dishes on Hollywood Foibles

Ms. Mahin, who used to be a personal assistant, has a heroine who works as a personal assistant for a demanding composer and an even more demanding actress.

Children’s Books: At Home by the Sea

A modest yet captivating picture book conjures the everyday life of a Vietnamese fisherman’s family.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘Hold Still,’ Sally Mann’s Memoir, Reveals a Rich Life

Ms. Mann holds back little as she uses words and photos to detail her family, the South and more.

Bookends: What’s the Best Book That’s Been Made Into a Great Movie?

Alice Gregory and Charles McGrath discuss the best literature that’s succeeded on the big screen.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘Women of Will,’ by Tina Packer, a Look at Shakespeare’s Feminine Side

Ms. Packer, the founding artistic director of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass., examines Shakespeare’s heroines in this book, which grew out of her play.

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