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Books of The Times: In ‘Godsong,’ a New Poem That’s 2,000 Years Old

Amit Majmudar’s verse translation of the Bhagavad Gita offers a ravishing and faithful version of that enigmatic religious text.

Sketchbook: A Well-Read Woman

Celebrating the literary lives of girls with a nod to the illustrator William Steig’s ‘CDB!’

By the Book: Tracy K. Smith: By the Book

Tracy K. Smith, the poet laureate and author of the forthcoming “Wade in the Water,” wrote a college application essay about Thoreau: “I was an aspiring Transcendentalist from a young age.”

The Shortlist: Collections of Essays by Writers Old and Young

Ursula Le Guin, Tim Kreider and Morgan Jerkins comment on what it is like to live in 21st-century America.

Nonfiction: Why ‘Tomorrow Will Be Different’ for the Transgender Community

A memoir by Sarah McBride, the first openly trans person to speak at a major party convention, details her life’s battles both public and private.

Nonfiction: A Call to Action for Girl Squads Everywhere

Kayleen Schaefer’s “Text Me When You Get Home” puts the fierce friendships between women on a pedestal.

Nonfiction: Portraits of ‘Brazen’ Women Who Lived as They Wanted

Pénélope Bagieu, the French graphic novelist, has created a visual tribute to 29 women who broke the mold.

Fiction: If It’s a Man’s World, Let’s Escape It … or Subvert It

Danielle Lazarin’s story collection, “Back Talk,” probes the lives of American women whose privilege doesn’t protect them from society’s burdens.

Beijing Journal: A Beijing Bookstore Where George Washington Is on the Shelves

The All Sages Bookstore, run by a onetime Tiananmen Square protester, has survived both the capital’s ferocious property market and the censorship of the Xi Jinping era.

A Puerto Rican Hero Joins With Wonder Woman and Others for Hurricane Relief

DC Comics characters and the Puerto Rican heroine La Borinqueña are part of an anthology, “Ricanstruction,” set for a May 23 release.

Match Book: Dear Match Book: Reading for Precocious Preteens

Adolescent-appropriate fiction to challenge and inspire budding bookworms.

By the Book: Sloane Crosley: By the Book

Sloane Crosley, whose new essay collection is “Look Alive Out There,” says “any woman who has to take an author photo where she looks the just-right amount of appealing is a literary hero.”

Nonfiction: The Revolution Has Been Televised

Joy Press’s new book, “Stealing the Show,” traces the ways in which women have transformed the TV landscape.

Fiction: Turf Wars of the Ultra-Wealthy, Upper East Side Style

Caitlin Macy’s novel “Mrs.” homes in on the conflicted lives of three Manhattan women and the corrupt man on whom they take vengeance.

Children’s Books: In New Books for Kids, Women’s Victories Speak Loud and Clear

On the road to equality, women’s historic achievements have often been dry footnotes in American schools. These authors are out to change that.

Nonfiction: How Silicon Valley Turned Into ‘Brotopia’

Emily Chang examines a tech culture that has become a boys’ club, hostile and averse to women.

The Shortlist: How Language Came to Be — and How We Use It Today

Three new books tackle various mysteries from the world of linguistics: why we swear, why we say “mm-hmm” all the time and how conversation arose.

Books of The Times: A New Biography Traces Tiger Woods’s Mythical Rise and Fall

Like a pair of supersleuths, Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian reconstruct the golfer’s life and offer new angles on old stories.

Nonfiction: Can Donald Trump Be Impeached?

Two new books examine the modern presidency and the possibility of removing Donald Trump from office.

Nonfiction: Coming of Age as Performance Art: An Outsider in 1970s Japan

Ian Buruma’s memoir, “A Tokyo Romance,” recaptures his youthful experiences in the avant-garde film and theater world of the postwar city.

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