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Children’s Books: ‘Moone Boy: The Blunder Years’ and ‘The Imaginary’
Two new novels about children with imaginary friends.







ArtsBeat: Mandela Documentary Wins Top Prize for Audio Books
“Mandela: An Audio History,” a documentary with first-person interviews and archival recordings, was named the Audiobook of the Year by the Audio Publishers Association.







ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Judy Blume’s ‘In the Unlikely Event’
Ms. Blume talks about her new novel; Liesl Schillinger rounds up new travel books; and Vanessa Grigoriadis discusses Wednesday Martin’s memoir, “Primates of Park Avenue.”







ArtsBeat: James Bond to Find an Old Acquaintance in New Novel: Pussy Galore
The author Anthony Horowitz reveals some details of his coming James Bond novel, “Trigger Mortis.”







‘Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir,’ by Wednesday Martin
Wednesday Martin’s memoir is a takedown of upper-class culture by an outsider with a front-row seat.







Cooking
New cookbooks include “Food52 Genius Recipes,” “Milk Bar Life” and “A Bird in the Hand.”







Editors’ Choice
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.







Paperback Row
Paperback books of particular interest.







Inside the List
Dan Santat was stunned when his picture book “The Adventures of Beekle” won the Caldecott Medal in February: “I crumpled to the floor and started crying.”







Gary Clement’s ‘Swimming, Swimming,’ and More
A place for playing with friends, freeing the imagination and, of course, swimming: Three picture books celebrate the pool.







‘The Last Bookaneer,’ by Matthew Pearl
Matthew Pearl’s fifth novel conceives of 19th-century literary pirates who published manuscripts and books without their authors’ permission as swashbuckling criminals.







‘Bitter Bronx’ and ‘Just Kids From the Bronx’
An interlocking collection of short fiction and a sprawling series of reminiscences, both set in the Bronx.







‘Church of Marvels,’ by Leslie Parry
This debut novel tells closely linked stories set in New York City in the 1890s.







‘The Sculptor,’ by Scott McCloud
In Scott McCloud’s first graphic novel since 1998, a sculptor trades his life for his art.







‘Gironimo!’ and ‘Lanterne Rouge’
One writer retraces the 1914 route of the Tour of Italy, and another researches the men who have finished last in the Tour de France.







‘Beale Street Dynasty’ and ‘Dreams to Remember’
“Beale Street Dynasty” adds a fascinating chapter to civil rights history, and “Dreams to Remember” evokes the fire of Otis Redding and his Memphis label, Stax Records.







‘Oh! You Pretty Things,’ by Shanna Mahin
The heroine of this first novel set in Los Angeles is preoccupied with fame and its discontents.







‘Daughters of the Samurai,’ by Janice P. Nimura
The daughters of samurai families were “volunteered” for a decade of study abroad.







The Shortlist: Y.A. Crossover
New books by Margo Rabb, David Almond, Justine Larbalestier and Nova Ren Suma.







‘The Brethren,’ by Robert Merle
“The Brethren," published in France in 1977, is the first of 13 volumes detailing more than a century of French history and known as “Fortunes of France.”







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