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Crime: The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction

New novels by Louise Penny, Alex Marwood, Ken Bruen and Anne Perry.

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Attica Uprising

This week, Heather Ann Thompson talks about “Blood in the Water,” and Seth Mnookin discusses “Patient H.M.”

Fiction: ‘The Nix’ Is the Love Child of Thomas Pynchon and David Foster Wallace

A son searches for his mother’s secrets in Nathan Hill’s “The Nix,” a sprawling novel with a bag of postmodern tricks.

Fiction: A Novel’s Team of Explorers Sets Out to Tame Alaska

Journals trace a husband’s and wife’s separate ventures in the Northwest of the 1880s in Eowyn Ivey’s “To the Bright Edge of the World.”

Jonathan Safran Foer, Oliver Stone and Javier Marías, Brooklyn Bound

The Brooklyn Public Library has announced its first official cultural season, which also features Patti Smith and Medea Benjamin.

Bookshelf: Curating 9/11 Relics One Page at a Time

An official volume produced by the National September 11 Memorial Museum offers an armchair tour of the museum in Lower Manhattan.

Inside the List

Elizabeth Letts’s “The Perfect Horse,” No.17 on the extended hardcover nonfiction list, is about a breed of horses abducted by the Nazis.

Open Book: Reading Toward Recovery

“Out of the Wreck I Rise” is an anthology of literary excerpts about addiction and recovery.

Letters to the Editor

Readers respond to recent reviews of Ed Yong’s “I Contain Multitudes,” Tama Janowitz’s “Scream” and more.

The Shortlist: Dogs

New books about pit bulls, service dogs for children and more.

Nonfiction: Tom Wolfe Raises His Voice in an Account of Human Speech

According to Tom Wolfe in “The Kingdom of Speech,” the ability to speak is the basis for our greatest achievements.

Fiction: In a Novel’s Mysterious Background, Talk of a Horrific Crime

Dialogue about a crime forms the background to Iain Reid’s debut novel, “I’m Thinking of Ending Things.”

Nonfiction: Essays by Han Han, the Chinese Blogger and Media Superstar

“The Problem With Me,” by Han Han, is a book of essays by a widely read Chinese blogger who manages not to provoke the censors.

Nonfiction: Understanding Recent Deaths at the Hands of the Police

Marc Lamont Hill’s “Nobody” explores the details and history behind the litany of recent police killings.

Fiction: The Progenitors: Kaui Hart Hemmings Casts an Amused Eye on a Single Mom

A San Francisco single mother finds a support group at a neighborhood playground in Kaui Hart Hemmings’s new comic novel, “How to Party With an Infant.”

Australian Writer Denounces Government’s Offshore Detention Policy

Richard Flanagan described the suffering by refugees and asylum seekers held on the islands of Nauru and Manus as so extreme that it has been compared to torture.

By the Book: Daniel Silva: By the Book

The author of the Gabriel Allon thrillers, including the latest, “The Black Widow,” loves F. Scott Fitzgerald and named his son Nicholas after Nick Carraway from “The Great Gatsby.” But his daughter is Lily — “not Daisy or Jordan or Myrtle.”

Fiction: An Immigrant Family Encounter the 1 Percent in a Debut Novel

In Imbolo Mbue’s “Behold the Dreamers,” immigrants from Cameroon are drawn into a banker’s family as the financial crisis deepens.

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