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Nonfiction: ‘Making Monte Carlo,’ by Mark Braude

The business model for Monte Carlo was created 150 years ago, and it has stood Monaco in good stead ever since.

Fiction: ‘The Painter of Souls,’ by Philip Kazan

This historical novel is the first volume in a projected series about the great Renaissance painter Filippo Lippi.

Roundup: Cooking: Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘It’s All Easy,’ and More

Interest in vegetable cookery continues strong, with foreign flavors from Norway, Korea and Italy adding spice.

Nonfiction: ‘The Time Traveler’s Handbook: 18 Experiences, From the Eruption of Vesuvius to Woodstock’

If you’re sorry you missed Woodstock, the French Revolution or other historical events, this book will give you the experience.

Fiction: ‘Enchanted Islands,’ by Allison Amend

A novel about marriage and spycraft in the Galápagos and friendship back home.

Nonfiction: ‘The Hour of Land,’ by Terry Tempest Williams

A personal celebration of a dozen of our national parks from one of the country’s best-known nature writers.

Nonfiction: Ricky Jay’s ‘Matthias Buchinger’

Teller reviews Ricky Jay’s life of Matthias Buchinger (1674-1739), an extraordinary 29-inch-tall magician.

Fiction: ‘The After Party,’ by Anton DiSclafani

The twists and turns of a friendship between two 1950s Houston socialites, amid diverging lives and an imbalance of devotion.

Nonfiction: Andrew Solomon’s ‘Far and Away,’ and More

In travel-writing anthologies, Andrew Solomon, Bob Shacochis, Russell Banks and Geoff Dyer amply display their powers of observation and empathy.

Fiction: ‘Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ All-Time Greatest Hits,’ by Mark Binelli

Mark Binelli imagines his way into the life of a rock star who toyed with notions of blackness and theatricality.

Roundup: Summer Y.A.: Matthew Quick’s ‘Every Exquisite Thing,’ and More

This summer’s possibilities prove the only overarching thing that characterizes young adult literature is the age of the protagonist.

Roundup: Hollywood: ‘Stanley Kubrick and Me,’ and More

This season’s books about Hollywood feature (among others) Barbra Streisand, Stanley Kubrick and Meryl Streep.

Nonfiction: Eddie Huang’s ‘Double Cup Love’

In his new memoir, the chef-impresario Eddie Huang visits China and contemplates cuisine, culture and love.

Roundup: Gardens: ‘The Rooftop Growing Guide,’ and More

New books about gardens include the work of the great Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx, a tour of the Hawaiian garden of the poet W.S. Merwin and more.

Nonfiction: Eric Ripert’s ‘32 Yolks’

The celebrity chef and restaurateur Eric Ripert looks back at his life in food, starting with his childhood in the South of France.

Nonfiction: ‘Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me’ and ‘Your Song Changed My Life’

What pop music rivalries reveal about our lives, and some celebrated musicians’ most treasured songs.

The Shortlist: Satire

New books by Tony Tulathimutte, Matt Ruff, Jeffrey Price and Ron Tanner.

Nonfiction: ‘Couture Confessions,’ by Pamela Golbin

“Couture Confessions” makes clear that fashion has always been a business first.

Roundup: Comics: ‘The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye,’ and More

The biography of a fictional comics artist, Chester Brown’s “Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus” and more.

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