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DANCING WITH THE TIGER

Lili Wright
Putnam
ISBN 978-0399175176
453 pages
$26

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

Shuffling quietly through the cool halls of any ...Read more

MISS JANE

Brad Watson
Norton
ISBN 978-0393241730
284 pages
$25.95

Reviewed by Aditi Sriram, who is a writer based in New Delhi. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, the Guardian, Guernica and elsewhere. She teaches writing at Ashoka ...Read more

BLOCKBUSTER!: Fergus Hume & the Mystery of a Hansom Cab

Lucy Sussex
Text Publishing
ISBN 978-1922147943
298 pages
$16.95

Reviewed by Michael Dirda, who reviews books on Thursdays in The Washington Post Style. He can be reached at mdirda@gmail.com.

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THIS MUST BE THE PLACE

Maggie O'Farrell
Knopf
ISBN 978-0385349420
382 pages
$26.95

Reviewed by Wendy Smith, who is the author of "Real Life Drama: The Group Theatre and America, 1931-1940."

Few contemporary writers equal Maggie O'Farrell's gift ...Read more

CHOMP

Carl Hiaasen
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ISBN na
301 pages
$na

Reviewed by Abby McGanney Nolan

Ages 10 and older

What would it be like to feed a 14-foot python as one of your weekly chores? That's life for young Wahoo Cray, whose father is ...Read more

THE DEATH OF REX NHONGO

C B George
Lee Boudreaux
ISBN 978-0316300506
311 pages
$26

Reviewed by Ausma Zehanat Khan

With its title, "The Death of Rex Nhongo" suggests a nod to classic crime fiction. Yet this is no ordinary mystery where clues are ...Read more

BOBBY KENNEDY: The Making of a Liberal Icon

Larry Tye
Random House
ISBN 978-0812993349
580 pages
$32

Reviewed by Joe Scarborough

In 1999, Massachusetts congressman Joe Kennedy asked me to join him in drafting legislation renaming the Justice Department headquarters ...Read more

TO PROTECT AND SERVE: How to Fix America's Police

TO PROTECT AND SERVE: How to Fix America's PoliceNorm Stamper
Nation Books
ISBN 978-1568585406
309 pages
$27.99

THE WAR ON COPS: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less SafeHeather Mac Donald
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SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY

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ISBN na
na pages
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Reviewed by Nancy Hightower

Some have called Bill Broun's "Night of the Animals" (Ecco) prescient. The book's plot indeed dovetails eerily with some recent events - Brexit, terrorism - but in this...Read more

EAST WEST STREET: On the Origins of "Genocide" and "Crimes Against Humanity"

Philippe Sands
Knopf
ISBN 978-0385350716
424 pages
$32.50

Reviewed by John Tirman

In a remarkable coincidence, the two men most responsible for introducing global norms to punish vast crimes by states came from the same ...Read more

TEMPERANCE CREEK: A Memoir

TEMPERANCE CREEK: A MemoirPamela Royes
Counterpoint
ISBN 978-1619027305
340 pages
$16.95

WALKING THE HIMALAYASLevison Wood
Little, Brown
ISBN 978-0316352420
304 pages
$27

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STRANGE NATION: Literary Nationalism and Cultural Conflict in the Age of Poe

J Gerald Kennedy
Oxford Univ
ISBN 978-0195393699
457 pages
$35

Reviewed by Michael Lindgren

This outstanding book of literary history is a fine example of how engaging and trenchant academic criticism can be. In "Strange ...Read more

THE GAMES: A Global History of the Olympics

THE GAMES: A Global History of the OlympicsDavid Goldblatt
Norton
ISBN 978-0393292770
516 pages
$29.95

POWER GAMES: A Political History of the Olympic GamesJules Boykoff
Verso
ISBN 978-...Read more

THE LIGHT OF PARIS

Eleanor Brown
Putnam
ISBN 978-0399158919
306 pages
$26

Reviewed by Yvonne Zipp

Next to a fairy godmother, a trip to Paris may be the quickest way for a heroine to change her life - and acquire a chic new hairdo. "Paris isn'...Read more

ECCENTRIC ORBITS: The Iridium Story

John Bloom
Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN 978-0802121684
537 pages
$537 pp. 27.50

Reviewed by Dwayne A. Day

Boeing recently announced plans to develop a constellation of low orbiting small communications satellites, a whopping...Read more

INVISIBLE INFLUENCE: The Hidden Forces That Shape Behavior

Jonah Berger
Simon and Schuster
ISBN 978-1476759692
264 pages
$26.99

Reviewed by Danielle Paquette

Other humans basically control our minds. That's what Jonah Berger argues in his new popular-psychology book, breaking out ...Read more

LISTEN TO ME

Hannah Pittard
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN 978-0544714441
194 pages
$25

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

Hannah Pittard's captivating third novel, "...Read more

THE INSEPARABLES

Stuart Nadler
Little, Brown
ISBN 978-0316335256
339 pages
$27

Reviewed by Eleanor Brown, who is the author of "The Weird Sisters" and the new novel "The Light of Paris."

By now, it should be beneath notice when a man writes...Read more

HOT MILK

Deborah Levy
Bloomsbury
ISBN 978-1620406694
218 pages
$26

Reviewed by Jamie Fisher, who is a freelance writer and Chinese-English translator.

Some crises are sexier than others. People are inclined to ask about the Great 9/...Read more

HEROES OF THE FRONTIER

Dave Eggers
Knopf
ISBN 978-0451493804
384 pages
$28.95

Reviewed by Jeff Turrentine, a columnist for OnEarth magazine, is a frequent Washington Post Book World reviewer.

There's a cathartic moment in "Heroes of the Frontier,...Read more

 
 

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