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‘The Dying Grass,’ by William T. Vollmann
William T. Vollmann’s novel looks to the 1870s as westward expansion ignites the Nez Percé War.









Bookends: Who Should Be Kicked Out of the Canon?
James Parker and Francine Prose discuss which writers should be ejected from the literary canon.









‘The Conservative Heart,’ by Arthur C. Brooks
Arthur C. Brooks says Republicans should revise their rhetoric and speak in moral terms.









‘Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War,’ by Susan Southard
What happened in Nagasaki after the second atomic bomb.









‘The Complete Stories,’ by Clarice Lispector
Clarice Lispector’s “Complete Stories” is proof that she was one of the true originals of Latin American literature.









‘Let Me Tell You,’ by Shirley Jackson
A new collection of work by Shirley Jackson includes short stories, humorous bits of family memoir, and essays and talks, many of them in print for the first time.









ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Dr. Seuss’ ‘What Pet Should I Get?’
Maria Russo and Alexandra Alter discuss Dr. Seuss, and Jill Ciment talks about “The Hand That Feeds You.”









ArtsBeat: Rediscovered Pablo Neruda Poems to Be Published
Copper Canyon Press will publish a collection of 20 poems that were found by archivists last year.









‘The Loved Ones,’ by Mary-Beth Hughes
After an inescapable loss, a cosmetics executive moves his family to London.









Christian Kracht’s ‘Imperium’
In this Swiss novel, a German vegetarian in the early 1900s tries to found a colony in the South Seas.









‘The Hand That Feeds You,’ by A.J. Rich
A heroine learns her dead fiancé was an impostor.









‘A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me,’ by David Gates
The characters in David Gates’s stories engage in festivals of bad decisions.









‘The End of Plenty,’ by Joel K. Bourne Jr.
A journalist looks at the challenges involved in keeping the world from going hungry.









Editors’ Choice
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









Open Book: An Unfinished Library
“The Greatest Books You’ll Never Read” is a new survey of books that are “unfinished, unbegun or lost, and today exist as only suggestive fragments or not at all.”









The Shortlist: Summer Fiction
New books by Candace Bushnell, Caroline Zancan, Jules Moulin, and Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus.









‘A Cure for Suicide,’ by Jesse Ball
After a life-threatening illness, a man known as the claimant is reintroduced to human behavior.









Paperback Row
Paperback books of particular interest.









Inside the List: Inside the List
Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “Between the World and Me,” which enters the hardcover nonfiction list at No. 1, is an incantatory essay about being black in America.









ArtsBeat: Jonathan Franzen and Mavis Staples Among Highlights at 92nd Street Y
Mr. Franzen will read from his new novel, “Purity,” and Ms. Staples will perform with Joan Osborne, during the 2015-16 season.









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