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THOMAS MURPHY

Roger Rosenblatt
Ecco
ISBN 978-0062394569
210 pages
$24.99

Reviewed by Frances Itani, who is the author of 16 books, most recently the novel "Tell."

Murph, the protagonist of Roger Rosenblatt's new novel, has a voice that ...Read more

WINTER

Christopher Nicholson
Europa
ISBN 978-1609452957
269 pages
$17

Reviewed by Michael Dirda, who reviews each Thursday in The Washington Post Style section and is the author, most recently, of "Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting...Read more

THE HIGH MOUNTAINS OF PORTUGAL

Yann Martel
Spiegel and Grau
ISBN 978-0812997170
332 pages
$27

Reviewed by Ron Charles, who is the editor of The Washington Post Book World. You can follow him @RonCharles. He can be reached at ron.charles@washpost.com.

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WHERE IT HURTS

Reed Farrel Coleman
G P Putnam's Sons
ISBN 978-0399173035
368 pages
$26.95

Reviewed by Maureen Corrigan, who teaches literature at Georgetown University, is book critic for the NPR program "Fresh Air."

There's the thrill ...Read more

THE SWANS OF FIFTH AVENUE

Melanie Benjamin
Delacorte
ISBN 978-0345528698
341 pages
$28

Reviewed by Caroline Preston, who latest novel is "The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt."

For those of us who are women of a certain age and have subscriptions to ...Read more

FOR YOUNG READERS

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Learn ABC's while exploring the Andes

Lulu Delacre's "Olinguito, de la A a la Z! /Olinguito A to Z" (Lee & Low, $18.95; ages 3-10) is a poetic, bilingual alphabet book ...Read more

GIRL THROUGH GLASS

Sari Wilson
Harper
ISBN 978-0062326270
289 pages
$25.99

Reviewed by Rebecca Ritzel

When New York City Ballet principal dancer Darci Kistler retired six years ago, the final bows she took on a rose-covered stage marked the ...Read more

THE HORSE: The Epic History of Our Noble Companion

Wendy Williams
Scientific American_FSG
ISBN 978-0374224400
304 pages
$26

Reviewed by Megan McDonough

Since the dawn of civilization, people have been fascinated with wild horses. Our prehistoric cave paintings and stone ...Read more

PICTURING FREDERICK DOUGLASS: An Illustrated Biography of the Nineteenth Century's Most Photographed American

John Stauffer, Zoe Trodd and Celeste-Marie Bernier
Liveright
ISBN 978-0871404688
288 pages
$49.95

Reviewed by Elizabeth R. Varon

Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery in Maryland in 1838, then forged a storied career as ...Read more

EXIT RIGHT: The People Who Left the Left and Reshaped the American Century

Daniel Oppenheimer
Simon and Schuster
ISBN 978-1416589709
403 pages
$28

Reviewed by Carlos Lozada

Daniel Oppenheimer's "Exit Right" is a flawed book, but it is flawed in the particular way that only great books can be. It ...Read more

KEITH RICHARDS: A Life in Pictures

Andy Neill
Overlook
ISBN 978-1468312690
192 pages
$37.95

Reviewed by Chris Richards

It really bugs me when people say that Keith Richards looks like a pirate. Don't these pseuds know that they're talking about one of the ...Read more

THE CROOKED HOUSE

Christobel Kent
Sarah Crichton
ISBN 978-0374131821
357 pages
$26

Reviewed by Carrie Dunsmore

The insular small town of Saltleigh, located on a dark English estuary. A crumbling home known as the Crooked House, "its ...Read more

IN A DIFFERENT KEY: The Story of Autism

John Donvan and Caren Zucker
Crown
ISBN 978-0307985675
670 pages
$30

Reviewed by Ann Bauer

I was on Page 86 of John Donvan and Caren Zucker's magnificent opus, "In a Different Key: The Story of Autism," when I began casting...Read more

LET THE PEOPLE RULE: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary

Geoffrey Cowan
Norton
ISBN 978-0393249842
404 pages
$27.95

Reviewed by H. W. Brands

If Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination for president, over the strenuous efforts of party regulars to derail him, he ought to send ...Read more

THEIR PROMISED LAND: My Grandparents in Love and War

Ian Buruma
Penguin Press
ISBN 978-1594204388
305 pages
$27

Reviewed by Susan Sheehan

When an author uncovers a half-century's worth of hidden correspondence between his grandparents, a book is bound to follow. Ian Buruma ...Read more

ORPHAN X

Gregg Hurwitz
Minotaur
ISBN 978-1250067845
356 pages
$25.99

Reviewed by Patrick Anderson, who regularly reviews mysteries and thrillers for The Washington Post Book World.

Gregg Hurwitz's new novel, "Orphan X," so excited ...Read more

DICTATOR: A novel

Robert Harris
Knopf
ISBN 978-0307957948
385 pages
$26.95

Reviewed by Dennis Drabelle, a former contributing editor of The Washington Book World.

In a prefatory note to his new novel, the last installment of a trilogy, ...Read more

WHAT BELONGS TO YOU

Garth Greenwell
Farrar Straus Giroux
ISBN 978-0374288228
194 pages
$23

Reviewed by Ron Charles, who is the editor of The Washington Post Book World. You can follow him on Twitter @RonCharles.

"What Belongs to You" whispers ...Read more

WILDE'S WOMEN

Eleanor Fitzsimons
Duckworth Overlook
ISBN 978-1468312669
372 pages
$32.50

Reviewed by Michael Dirda, who reviews each Thursday in The Washington Post Style and is the author, most recently, of "Browsings: A Year of Reading, ...Read more

THE STARGAZER'S SISTER

Carrie Brown
Pantheon
ISBN 978-0804197939
332 pages
$25.95

Reviewed by Andrea Barrett, whose most recent book is "Archangel," a collection of short fiction.

Caroline Herschel, tiny and fierce of will, was born in 1750, ...Read more

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