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Children’s Books: The Pink and the Black

The fashion designers Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel — larger-than-life figures who were real-life rivals — are the subjects of two new biographies for children.

‘Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success,’ by Michael D’Antonio

“Never Enough” plants Donald Trump’s rise, fall and comeback in the context of broader social, psychological and technological trends.

Critic’s Take: Minotaur in His Maze

MacDonald ­Harris’s view of human identity as a kind of freak accident provides an undergirding structure of mystery to much of his work.

Gabrielle Burton, Feminist Novelist and Screenwriter, Dies at 76

Ms. Burton considered conventional marriage lopsided but identified with the pioneering Donner Party wife who perished protecting her husband.

Books of The Times: Review: In ‘Exceptional,’ the Cheneys Make Obama the Villain

Subtitled “Why the World Needs a Powerful America,” this book is an indictment of President Obama as a soft-on-terrorism appeaser whose tenure has damaged the country.

‘Paid For,’ by Rachel Moran

A woman looks back on her early years as a Dublin prostitute.

‘Beauty Is a Wound’ and ‘Man Tiger’ by Eka Kurniawan

In two family chronicles set in turbulent 20th-century Indonesia, the supernatural blends with the everyday.

A White Poet Borrows a Chinese Name and Sets Off Fireworks

Sherman Alexie, editor of the “Best American Poetry” anthology, noted that despite the headaches, the controversy showed how much passion discussion of poetry can stir.

Bookends: What’s the Best Book About Work?

Alice Gregory and Rivka Galchen discuss the best literature about work, in all senses of the word.

Lauren Groff’s ‘Fates and Furies’

Groff’s new novel about a long-term relationship is a tale told twice, first from the husband’s perspective, then the wife’s.

Scott Shane’s ‘Objective Troy’

Barack Obama, Anwar al-Awlaki and the dilemmas posed by America’s use of a contentious weapon.

Mindy Kaling: By the Book

The actress, producer and author, most recently, of “Why Not Me?” secretly read in bed as a child. “My parents encouraged reading, but they didn’t anticipate me reading Michael Crichton’s ‘Sphere’ until 2 a.m. on a school night.”

Timothy Snyder’s ‘Black Earth’ Puts Holocaust, and Himself, in Spotlight

Mr. Snyder’s latest book is another example of his willingness to touch sensitive subjects and set off debate.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘Fortune Smiles,’ Stories From Dark Places, by Adam Johnson

Like Mr. Johnson’s earlier fiction, this new collection has contemporary settings and features characters reeling from displacement and emotional vertigo.

Erica Jong’s ‘Fear of Dying’ Defies the Sunset of Sex

Forty-two years after her wildly successful “Fear of Flying,” the author’s new book challenges another taboo.

Books of The Times: Review: Lauren Groff’s ‘Fates and Furies’ Features a Wife Who’s Full of Surprises

This elaborate two-part story of a marriage gives the husband’s perspective, and then introduces readers to a completely different wife from the one they thought they knew.

Rhoda Lerman, Writer Who Defied Labels, Dies at 79

Ms. Lerman was a difficult writer to categorize, but she had a feminist bent, a Jewish sensibility and a taste for ribaldry.

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