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In ‘Lessons From the Edge,’ How an Ambassador to Ukraine Became a Casualty of the Trump Administration

LESSONS FROM THE EDGEA MemoirBy Marie YovanovitchIllustrated. 394 pages. Mariner Books. $30. When Marie Yovanovitch was abruptly recalled from ...

The Democrats’ Historic Successes and Contemporary Failures

WHAT IT TOOK TO WINA History of the Democratic PartyBy Michael KazinLEFT BEHINDThe Democrats’ Failed Attempt to Solve InequalityBy Lily Geismer ...

Sixteen Years After ‘The Road,’ Cormac McCarthy Is Publishing Two New Novels

During a rare appearance in Santa Fe, N.M., in 2015, Cormac McCarthy offered a tantalizing glimpse of his work in progress: “The Passenger,” a ...

‘Booth’ Pushes an Assassin Off Center Stage

BOOTHBy Karen Joy Fowler470 pages. G.P. Putnam’s Sons. $28. “Why did you do it, Johnny? Nobody agrees.” That’s a line from “Assassins,” the ...

Again and Again, Literature Provides an Outlet for the Upended Lives of Refugees

Pursued by the armies of Vladimir Putin, a shark for all seasons, refugees are pouring through Europe at a rate not seen since World War II ...

This Memoir About the Contradictions of Grief Plays by Its Own Rules

AURELIA, AURÉLIAA MemoirBy Kathryn Davis108 pages. Graywolf Press. $15. There are memoirs in which you learn the facts of a person’s life, and ...

How a Mystery Illness Cost One Writer a Decade of Health

THE INVISIBLE KINGDOMReimagining Chronic IllnessBy Meghan O’Rourke Memoirs of illness, which seemed so startling and courageous when their first ...

William P. Barr’s Memoir Is Part Lawyerly Defense, Part Culture-War Diatribe

ONE DAMN THING AFTER ANOTHERMemoirs of an Attorney GeneralBy William P. BarrIllustrated. 595 pages. William Morrow/HarperCollins Publishers. $35 ...

Twin Brothers on a Quest to Find the Next Dalai Lama

WHEN I’M GONE, LOOK FOR ME IN THE EASTBy Quan Barry302 pages. Pantheon Books. $27. A line of imperfect telepathic communication runs between twin ...

‘Chilean Poet’ Is a Playful Novel About (Yes) Chile and Poetry

CHILEAN POETBy Alejandro ZambraTranslated by Megan McDowell In August 2010, a gold and copper mine in northern Chile experienced a catastrophic ...

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