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Books of The Times: A True-Crime Mystery From the 1950s, Fueled by Racism and Corruption Gilbert King’s “Beneath a Ruthless Sun” recounts the tangled case that ensued after the wife of a Florida citrus baron said she was raped.
Profile: ‘In Italy, There Was the Pope and Then There Was Enzo Ferrari’ A biography of the legendary Italian carmaker shines a light on the man and the automotive empire he built.
Books of The Times: In a Raft of New Books, Motherhood From (Almost) Every Angle Jacqueline Rose’s “Mothers,” one of many new books about the subject, is a sort of Rosetta Stone that examines the particular mix of fascination and dread that mothers engender.
Profile: A Comic Strip About the Marines: The Few, the Proud, the Bored Out of Their Minds Maximilian Uriarte attributes his success with “Terminal Lance” to accuracy and raw material from his loyal fans.
Nonfiction: The Walls That Hillary Clinton Created Amy Chozick’s “Chasing Hillary” describes the impossibility of covering the two Clinton presidential campaigns.
Nonfiction: The State That Foreshadows America’s Future Lawrence Wright’s “God Save Texas” is a loving and skeptical portrait of the place he calls home.
Nonfiction: How California Turned Into a ‘State of Resistance’ The sociologist Manuel Pastor explores the rise, fall and rise again of America’s most populous state.
The Book Review Podcast: Jo Nesbo Reimagines ‘Macbeth’ James Shapiro discusses Nesbo’s new novel, and Leila Slimani talks about “The Perfect Nanny.”
Two New Collections by the Author of ‘Ballet Shoes’ Will Be Published Short stories found among the papers of Noel Stretfeild, who died at 90 in 1986, will be collected into anthologies by Virago Press.
Fiction: A Dying Father, His Son and One Last Road Trip In Jesse Ball’s new novel, “Census,” a retired doctor — facing a dire prognosis — embarks on a journey with his only child, who has Down syndrome.
The Shindigger: James Comey’s Book Party Was Larded With Journalists Excluded from the Trumps’ first state dinner, where else were they to go?
At War: Watch How a ‘Terminal Lance’ Comic Strip Comes to Life Maximilian Uriarte, an artist beloved by American Marines for his depiction of life in the corps, showed The Times how he creates a three-panel strip.

New York Times Sunday book review

Fiction: A Dying Father, His Son and One Last Road Trip In Jesse Ball’s new novel, “Census,” a retired doctor — facing a dire prognosis — embarks on a journey with his only child, who has Down syndrome.
Nonfiction: A Professional Troublemaker’s Guide for Young Activists With her memoir, “Make Trouble,” Cecile Richards — the outgoing president of Planned Parenthood — has written a blueprint for effecting change.
Nonfiction: The Walls That Hillary Clinton Created Amy Chozick’s “Chasing Hillary” describes the impossibility of covering the two Clinton presidential campaigns.
Nonfiction: How Does Empathy Work? A Writer Explores the Science and Its Applications In “I Feel You,” Cris Beam examines how we come to feel one another’s pain.
Nonfiction: In This Space Race, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk Are Competing to Take You There Two new books, “The Space Barons” and “Rocket Billionaires,” tell the story of the entrepreneurial push to leave Earth.
Fiction: When the Aftermath of a Shooting Is as Devastating as the Crime Two new novels — “If We Had Known,” by Elise Juska, and “How to Be Safe,” by Tom McAllister — imagine communities roiled by mass murder.
Editors’ Choice: 11 New Books We Recommend This Week Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
The Book Review Podcast: Jo Nesbo Reimagines ‘Macbeth’ James Shapiro discusses Nesbo’s new novel, and Leila Slimani talks about “The Perfect Nanny.”
Nonfiction: How California Turned Into a ‘State of Resistance’ The sociologist Manuel Pastor explores the rise, fall and rise again of America’s most populous state.
Nonfiction: The State That Foreshadows America’s Future Lawrence Wright’s “God Save Texas” is a loving and skeptical portrait of the place he calls home.
Essay: Jay Gatsby: A Dreamer Doomed to Be Excluded. The Novelist Jesmyn Ward Explains. In this adaptation of her introduction to a new edition of “The Great Gatsby,” Ward reads Fitzgerald’s novel, uncovering an impossible yearning to belong.
By the Book: James B. Comey: By the Book When James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director and author of “A Higher Loyalty,” reads fiction, it’s “almost always something my kids are reading, so I can … pretend to be cool.”
Fiction: Jo Nesbo Sculpts ‘Macbeth’ Into Shadowy Crime Noir The Norwegian crime writer turns Shakespeare’s tragedy into a fast-paced thriller about murder and corruption in 1970s Glasgow.
Profile: ‘In Italy, There Was the Pope and Then There Was Enzo Ferrari’ A biography of the legendary Italian carmaker shines a light on the man and the automotive empire he built.
Profile: A Comic Strip About the Marines: The Few, the Proud, the Bored Out of Their Minds Maximilian Uriarte attributes his success with “Terminal Lance” to accuracy and raw material from his loyal fans.
Books News: Sales Figures for Comey’s ‘A Higher Loyalty’ Dwarf Recent Political Best Sellers Amazon limited reviews of the book to readers who have purchased it on its site.
New & Noteworthy A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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