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THE IDIOT. By Elif Batuman. (Penguin Press, $27.) An innocent, language-intoxicated teenager, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives at Harvard in the ’90s to pursue love and (especially) literature in Batuman’s hefty, gorgeous digressive slab of a novel.

《白痴》(The Idiot)。埃莉芙·巴图曼(Elif Batuman)著(企鹅出版社,27美元)。在巴图曼的这部充满有趣枝节的大部头小说中,一个出身土耳其移民家庭、天真烂漫、痴迷于语言的少女,在上世纪90年代来到哈佛大学,追求爱情和文学(尤其是后者)。

ILL WILL. By Dan Chaon. (Ballantine, $28.) Chaon’s dark, disturbing literary thriller encompasses drug addiction, accusations of satanic abuse and a self-deluding Midwestern psychologist.

《恶意》(Ill Will)。丹·查恩(Dan Chaon)著(巴兰坦出版社[Ballantine],28美元)。查恩的这部黑暗的、令人不安的文学惊悚作品涉及吸毒成瘾、对恶毒的虐待的指控,以及一名自我欺骗的中西部心理学家。

A KIND OF FREEDOM. By Margaret Wilkerson Sexton. (Counterpoint, $26.) This assured first novel shines an unflinching, compassionate light on three generations of a black family in New Orleans.

《一种自由》(A Kind of Freedom)。玛格丽特·威尔克森·塞克斯顿(Margaret Wilkerson Sexton)著(Counterpoint出版社,26美元)。这部充满自信的小说处女作用毫不畏惧、富有同情心的笔触讲述了新奥尔良一个黑人家庭三代人的故事。

LESS. By Andrew Sean Greer. (Lee Boudreaux/Little, Brown, $26.) On the eve of his 50th birthday and a former lover’s wedding, a mediocre novelist takes refuge in literary invitations that enable him to travel around the world.

《更少》(Less)。安德鲁·肖恩·格里尔(Andrew Sean Greer)著(Lee Boudreaux/利特尔-布朗出版社,26美元)。在50岁生日和前情人的婚礼前夕,一名平庸的小说家在能让他环游世界的文学邀请活动中寻求情感慰藉。

LINCOLN IN THE BARDO. By George Saunders. (Random House, $28.) In this Man Booker Prize-winning first novel by a master of the short story, Abraham Lincoln visits the grave of his son Willie in 1862, and is surrounded by ghosts in purgatory.

《林肯在巴尔多》(Lincoln in the Bardo)。乔治·桑德斯(George Saunders)著(兰登书屋,28美元)。在短篇小说大师桑德斯的这部获得布克奖的首部长篇小说中,亚伯拉罕·林肯于1862年去探望了儿子威利的坟墓,被炼狱里的鬼魂包围。

MANHATTAN BEACH. By Jennifer Egan. (Scribner, $28.)Egan’s engaging novel tells overlapping stories, but is most fundamentally about a young woman who works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard during World War II.

《曼哈顿海滩》(Manhattan Beach)。珍妮弗·伊根(Jennifer Egan)著(斯克里布纳出版社[Scribner],28美元)。伊根的这部引人入胜的小说讲述了一些相互重叠的故事,不过最基本的故事是关于一个在二战期间在布鲁克林海军造船厂工作的年轻女子。

MRS. OSMOND. By John Banville. (Knopf, $27.95.) Banville’s sequel to Henry James’s “Portrait of a Lady” follows Isabel Archer back to Rome and the possible end of her marriage.

《奥斯蒙德夫人》(Mrs. Osmond)。约翰·班维尔(John Banville)著(克诺夫出版社,27.95美元)。这部小说是班维尔给亨利·詹姆斯的《一个贵妇人的画像》写的续集,讲述了伊莎贝尔·阿切尔回到罗马面临婚姻破裂的故事。

MY ABSOLUTE DARLING. By Gabriel Tallent. (Riverhead, $27.) The heroine of this debut novel is Turtle, a 14-year-old who grows up feral in the forests and hills of Northern California.

《我绝对的宠儿》(My Absolute Darling)。加布里埃尔·塔伦特(Gabriel Tallent)著(里弗黑德出版社,27美元)。这部长篇小说处女作的女主人公特特尔是一个在加利福尼亚北部的山林间长大的14岁孩子。

NEW PEOPLE. By Danzy Senna. (Riverhead, $26.) Senna’s sinister and charming novel, about a married couple who are both biracial, riffs on themes she’s made her own — about what happens when races and cultures mingle in the home, and under the skin.

《新人》(New People)。丹齐·塞纳(Danzy Senna)著(里弗黑德出版社,26美元)。塞纳的这本邪恶而迷人的小说讲述的是一对种族血统混杂的夫妻,探讨了她经常探讨的主题——当种族和文化在家里和内心融合时会发生什么。

THE NINTH HOUR. By Alice McDermott. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $26.) In McDermott’s novel, the cause of a young Irish widow and her daughter is taken up by the nuns of a Brooklyn convent.

《第九个小时》(The Ninth Hour)。爱丽丝·麦克德莫特(Alice McDermott)著(Farrar, Straus & Giroux出版社,26美元)。在麦克德莫特的这部小说中,布鲁克林一家女修道院的修女们承担起了一个爱尔兰年轻寡妇和她女儿的事业。

PACHINKO. By Min Jin Lee. (Grand Central, $27.) This stunning novel chronicling four generations of an ethnic Korean family in Japan is about outsiders and much more.

《弹球盘》(Pachinko)。李敏金(Min Jin Lee,音)著(Grand Central出版社,27美元)。这部令人赞叹的小说详细讲述了一个韩裔家庭四代人在日本的生活,探讨外来者等主题。

THE POWER. By Naomi Alderman. (Little, Brown, $26.) In this fierce and unsettling novel, the ability to generate a dangerous electrical force from their bodies lets women take control, resulting in a vast, systemic upheaval of gender dynamics across the globe.

《力量》(The Power)。娜奥米·奥尔德曼(Naomi Alderman)著(利特尔-布朗出版社,26美元)。在这部激烈而令人不安的小说中,身体能产生危险电力的能力让女性获得了控制权,从而导致全球范围内巨大的、系统性的性别力量对比变化。

THE REFUGEES. By Viet Thanh Nguyen. (Grove, $25.) This superb collection of stories concerns men and women displaced from wartime Saigon and (mostly) settled in California.

《难民》(The Refugees)。阮越清(Viet Thanh Nguyen)著(格罗夫出版社,25美元)。这部精彩的小说集关注的是在战时的西贡流离失所、最后(大多)在加州定居的男男女女。

SELECTION DAY. By Aravind Adiga. (Scribner, $26.) Adiga’s third novel (he won the Booker Prize in 2008 for “The White Tiger”) is a sharp look at modern India. It revolves around two teenage brothers groomed by their father to be cricket stars.

《甄选日》(Selection Day)。阿拉温德·阿迪加(Aravind Adiga)著(斯克里布纳出版社,26美元)。这是阿迪加的第三部小说(他曾于2008年凭借《白虎》获得布克奖),对现代印度进行了敏锐观察。它讲述的是两个十几岁的兄弟被父亲培养成板球明星的故事。

A SEPARATION. By Katie Kitamura. (Riverhead, $25.)Deceptions pile on deceptions in this coolly unsettling postmodern mystery, in which a British woman travels to a Greek fishing village to search for her estranged husband, who has disappeared.

《一次分居》(A Separation)。凯蒂·北村(Katie Kitamura)著(里弗黑德出版社,25美元)。这个冷静的、令人不安的后现代神秘故事中堆积着层层谎言。一名英国女子前往一个希腊渔村,寻找与她分居的失踪丈夫。

SING, UNBURIED, SING. By Jesmyn Ward. (Scribner, $26.)Ward’s novel, which won the National Book Award, combines aspects of the American road novel and the ghost story with an exploration of the long aftershocks of a hurricane.

《歌唱,尸魔,歌唱》(Sing, Unburied, Sing)。杰丝明·沃德(Jesmyn Ward)著(斯克里布纳出版社,26美元)。沃德的这部小说获得了美国国家图书奖,它将美国公路小说的一些方面与鬼故事结合在一起,探讨了一场飓风的长期后果。

SIX FOUR. By Hideo Yokoyama. Translated by Jonathan Lloyd-Davies. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $28.) A former criminal investigator, now working in police media relations, faces angry reporters, the nagging 14-year-old case of a kidnapped girl, and his own teenage daughter’s disappearance.

《六四》(Six Four)。横山秀夫(Hideo Yokoyama)著,乔纳森·劳埃德-戴维斯(Jonathan Lloyd-Davies)译(法勒-斯特劳斯-吉鲁出版社[Farrar, Straus & Giroux],28美元)。一名前刑事探员现在在警方的公关部工作,他面对着愤怒的记者,一个棘手的、14年未破案的少女绑架案,以及自己十多岁女儿的失踪。

STAY WITH ME. By Ayobami Adebayo. (Knopf, $25.95.) This debut novel is a portrait of a marriage in Nigeria beginning in the politically tumultous 1980s.

《和我在一起》(Stay with Me)。奥巴米·阿德巴尤(Ayobami Adebayo)著(克诺夫出版社,25.95美元)。这部处女小说讲述的是发生在尼日利亚的一段婚姻,始于1980年代的政治动荡岁月。

THE STONE SKY: The Broken Earth: Book Three. By N.K. Jemisin. (Orbit, paper, $16.99.) Jemisin won a Hugo Award for each of the first two novels in her Broken Earth trilogy. In the extraordinary conclusion, a mother and daughter do geologic battle for the fate of the earth.

《石头天空——破碎的地球:第三册》(The Stone Sky: The Broken Earth: Book Three)。N·K·杰米辛(N.K. Jemisin)著(轨道图书出版社[Orbit],平装本,16.99美元)。杰米辛《破碎的地球》三部曲的前两部都获得了雨果奖(Hugo Award)。在这部非同凡响的终曲中,一对母女为了地球的命运展开了地质斗争。

TIES. By Domenico Starnone. Translated by Jhumpa Lahiri. (Europa, paper, $16.) The husband of the woman who has been identified as Elena Ferrante offers a powerful novel about a fraying marriage.

《纽带》(Ties)。多梅尼科·斯塔诺恩(Domenico Starnone)著,琼帕·拉希里(Jhumpa Lahiri)译(欧罗巴出版社[Europa],平装,16美元)。本书作者是一个被认为是作家埃莱娜·费兰特(Elena Ferrante)真人的女人的丈夫(费兰特一直身份神秘,性别不明——译注),他写了一本关于充满冲突的婚姻的震撼小说。

TRANSIT. By Rachel Cusk. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $26.) In the second novel of a planned trilogy, Cusk continues the story of Faye, a writer and teacher who is recently divorced and semi-broke.

《过渡》(Transit)。蕾切尔·卡斯克(Rachel Cusk)著(法勒-斯特劳斯-吉鲁出版社,26美元)。这是计划中的三部曲的第二部小说中,卡斯克继续讲述菲的故事,她是一名刚离婚、处于半崩溃状态的作家兼教师。

WAKING LIONS. By Ayelet Gundar-Goshen. Translated by Sondra Silverston. (Little, Brown, $26.) An Israeli doctor in the Negev accidentally hits an Eritrean immigrant, then drives off. The consequences are explored with insight and a thriller’s twists and turns.

《叫醒狮子》(Waking Lions)。阿耶莱特·贡达尔-戈申(Ayelet Gundar-Goshen)著,桑德拉·西尔弗斯通(Sondra Silverston)译(利特尔布朗出版社,26美元。)内盖夫的一名以色列医生不小心撞倒了一名厄立特里亚移民,而后驾车逃逸。接下来发生的事发人深省,成为充满曲折情节的惊悚故事。

WHEREAS. By Layli Long Soldier. (Graywolf, paper, $16.) Long Soldier, a member of the Oglala Sioux tribe, troubles our consideration of the language we use to carry our personal and national narratives in this moving debut poetry collection.

《然而》(Whereas)。莱利·朗·苏尔杰(Layli Long Soldier)著(格雷沃尔夫出版社[Graywolf],平装,16美元)。朗·苏尔杰是奥格拉拉苏(Oglala Sioux)部落的一员,她在这部感人的处女诗集中,挑战了我们对个人和国家叙事语言的观念。

WHITE TEARS. By Hari Kunzru. (Knopf, $26.95.) This complex ghost story about racial privilege, cultural appropriation and the blues is written with Kunzru’s customary eloquence and skill.

《白色的眼泪》(White Tears)。哈里·孔兹鲁(Hari Kunzru)著(克诺夫出版社,26.95美元)。孔兹鲁以一贯的雄辩和技巧讲述了这个关于种族特权、文化挪用和布鲁斯的复杂鬼故事。

WHO IS RICH? By Matthew Klam. Illustrated by John Cuneo. (Random House, $27.) The protagonist of this novel, a middle-aged illustrator, is a conflicted adulterer. Klam agilely balances an existentially tragic story line with morbid humor and self-assured prose.

《谁是里奇?》(Who Is Rich?)。马修·克莱姆(Matthew Klam)著,约翰·库尼奥(John Cuneo)插图(兰登书屋,27美元)。这部小说的主人公是一位中年插画师,他是一个内心充满矛盾的通奸者。克莱姆巧妙地通过病态的幽默和自信的笔调平衡了一个存在主义的悲剧故事线。

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AGE OF ANGER: A History of the Present. By Pankaj Mishra. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27.) Mishra argues that broad swaths of the globe are reliving the traumas and violent dislocations that accompanied Europe’s transition to modernity in the 18th and 19th centuries.

《愤怒的时代——当下的历史》(Age of Anger: A History of the Present)。潘卡杰·米什拉(Pankaj Mishra)著(法勒-斯特劳斯-吉鲁出版社,27美元)。米什拉认为,全世界的大多数地区正在经历18、19世纪欧洲向现代化过渡过程中的创伤和暴力混乱。

AMERICAN FIRE: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land. By Monica Hesse. (Liveright, $26.95.) Hesse tells the story of 67 fires set in Virginia during a five-month arson spree, beginning in 2012, and the mystery of why a local auto mechanic was behind them.

《美国之火——爱,纵火,以及一片正在消失的土地上的生活》(American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land)。莫妮卡·赫斯(Monica Hesse)著(利夫莱特出版社[Liveright],26.95美元)。赫斯讲述了弗吉尼亚州始于2012年的67起纵火事件,时间跨度长达五个月,以及为什么一个当地汽车技工是背后的主使者。

ANIMALS STRIKE CURIOUS POSES: Essays. By Elena Passarello. (Sarabande, $19.95.) Passarello presents biographies of famous animals, from an ancient mummified mammoth to Mr. Ed and Cecil the Lion.

《动物们摆出好奇的姿势——散文》(Animals Strike Curious Poses: Essays)。埃莱娜·帕萨雷洛(Elena Passarello)著(Sarabande出版社,19.95美元)。帕萨雷洛展示了一些著名动物的传记,从古老的变成干尸的猛犸象,会说话的马埃德(Mr. Ed),到狮子塞西尔(Cecil the Lion)。

THE BLOOD OF EMMETT TILL. By Timothy B. Tyson. (Simon & Schuster, $27.) Tyson’s absorbing retelling of the events leading up to the horrific lynching in 1955 includes an admission from Till’s accuser that some of her testimony was false.

《埃米特·蒂尔的血》(The Blood of Emmett Till)。蒂莫西·B·泰森(Timothy B. Tyson)著(西蒙与舒斯特出版社[Simon & Schuster],27美元)。泰森扣人心弦地重新讲述了导致1955年那起可怕私刑的事件,包括蒂尔的指控者承认自己的一些证词是假的。

BORN A CRIME: Stories From a South African Childhood. By Trevor Noah. (Spiegel & Grau, $28.) The host of “The Daily Show” writes about growing up in South Africa under apartheid, and about the country’s rocky transition into the post-apartheid era in the 1990s.

《生而有罪——南非童年的故事》(Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood)。特雷福·诺亚(Trevor Noah)著(斯皮格尔-格劳出版社[Spiegel & Grau],28美元)。《每日秀》(The Daily Show)主持人讲述在种族隔离时期的南非长大的故事,以及上世纪90年代该国进入后种族隔离时代的动荡过渡时期。

BUNK: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News. By Kevin Young. (Graywolf, $30.)Young’s enthralling and essential history is both exhaustive and unapologetically subjective — not to mention timely. Again and again, he plumbs the undercurrents of a hoax to discover the fearfulness and racism that often lurk inside.

《欺骗——骗局、诡计、剽窃者、假冒者、后事实和假新闻的兴起》(Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News)。凯文·扬(Kevin Young)著(格雷沃尔夫出版社,30美元)。扬的历史陈述扣人心弦、至关重要,它既详尽,又有着毫不迟疑的主观性,而且非常及时。他一次又一次地探究骗局背后的故事,发现恐惧和种族主义常常藏身其中。

CHURCHILL AND ORWELL: The Fight for Freedom. By Thomas E. Ricks. (Penguin Press, $28.) This enjoyable dual biography draws out the common causes of these 20th-century giants: two independent thinkers and opponents of totalitarianism whose influence remains pervasive today.

《丘吉尔和奥威尔——为自由而战》(Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom)。托马斯·E·里克斯(Thomas E. Ricks)著(企鹅出版社,28美元)。这本有趣的双重传记讲述了这两位20世纪巨人的共同事业:他们都是独立的思想家,都是极权主义的反对者,直至今日,他们依然具有普遍的影响力。

THE COLLECTED ESSAYS OF ELIZABETH HARDWICK. Selected and with an introduction by Darryl Pinckney. (New York Review Books, $19.95.) The landmark American critic surveys everything from the 1968 Democratic convention to the literature of New York City.

《伊丽莎白·哈德威克随笔集》(The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick)。达里尔·平克尼(Darryl Pinckney)挑选并作序(《纽约时报书评》,19.95美元)。这位具有里程碑意义的美国评论家探讨了很多问题,从1968年的民主党全国代表大会,到纽约市的文学。

A COLONY IN A NATION. By Chris Hayes. (Norton, $26.95.)Hayes paints a portrait of two “distinct regimes” in America — one for whites, which he calls the Nation; the other for blacks, which he calls the Colony.

《国家中的殖民地》(A Colony in a Nation)。克里斯·海斯(Chris Hayes)著(诺顿出版社[Norton],26.95美元)。海斯描绘了美国两个“截然不同的政权”——一个是给白人的,他称之为国家;另一个是给黑人的,他称之为殖民地。

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THE COLOR OF LAW: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. By Richard Rothstein. (Liveright, $27.95.) Going back to the late 19th century, the author uncovers a policy of de jure segregation in virtually every presidential administration.

《法律的颜色——一段被遗忘的历史,关于我们的政府如何分裂美国》(The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America)。理查德·罗思坦(Richard Rothstein)著(利夫莱特出版社,27.95美元)。作者回顾19世纪末的历史,揭露了几乎每届美国政府实际上都在实施种族隔离政策。

THE CRISIS OF THE MIDDLE-CLASS CONSTITUTION: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic. By Ganesh Sitaraman. (Knopf, $28.) Sitaraman argues that the Constitution is premised on the existence of a thriving middle class, and that the current explosion of inequality will destroy it.

《中产阶级宪法的危机——为什么经济不平等威胁着我们的共和国》(The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic)。加内什·西塔拉曼(Ganesh Sitaraman)著(克诺夫出版社,28美元)。西塔拉曼认为,宪法的前提是一个繁荣的中产阶级的存在,而当前爆发的不平等将摧毁它。

THE DAWN WATCH: Joseph Conrad in a Global World. By Maya Jasanoff. (Penguin Press, $30.) Conrad explored the frontiers of a globalized world at the turn of the last century. Jasanoff uses Conrad’s novels and his biography to tell the history of that moment, one that mirrors our own.

《黎明观察——全球化世界中的约瑟夫·康拉德》(The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World)。玛娅·贾萨诺夫(Maya Jasanoff)著(企鹅出版社,30美元)。康拉德在上个世纪初探索了一个全球化世界的最新情况。贾萨诺夫利用康拉德的小说和传记讲述了当时的历史,它同时也反映了我们自己的时代。

THE DEATH AND LIFE OF THE GREAT LAKES. By Dan Egan. (Norton, $27.95.) Climate change, population growth and invasive species are destabilizing the Great Lakes’ wobbly ecosystem, but Egan provides a taut and cautiously hopeful narrative.

《五大湖的生与死》(The Death and Life of the Great Lakes)。丹·伊根(Dan Egan)著(诺顿出版社,27.95美元)。气候变化、人口增长和入侵物种正在破坏大湖区不稳定的生态系统,不过伊根抱着严谨而谨慎乐观的态度进行了讲述。

DESTINED FOR WAR: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap? By Graham Allison. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28.) Allison offers erudite historical case studies that illuminate the pressure toward military confrontation when a rising power challenges a dominant one.

《注定一战——美国和中国能够逃出修昔底德陷阱吗?》(Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap)。格雷厄姆·阿利森(Graham Allison)著(霍顿-米夫林-哈考特出版社[Houghton Mifflin Harcourt],28美元)。阿利森以广博的历史案例研究阐明了当一个崛起的大国挑战居于霸主地位的大国时,双方都面临军事对抗的压力。

DEVIL’S BARGAIN: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency. By Joshua Green. (Penguin Press, $27.) Green’s book is a deeply reported and compulsively readable account of this fateful political partnership.

《魔鬼的契约——史蒂夫·班农、唐纳德·特朗普和总统风暴》(Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency)。约书亚·格林(Joshua Green)著(企鹅出版社,27美元)。格林的这本书是对这一灾难性的政治伙伴关系的深刻报道,可读性强、引人入胜。

THE EVANGELICALS: The Struggle to Shape America. By Frances FitzGerald. (Simon & Schuster, $35.) FitzGerald’s fair-minded history focuses on the doctrinal and political issues that have concerned white conservative Protestants since they abandoned their traditional separation from the world and merged with the Republican Party.

《福音派——塑造美国的斗争》(The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America)。弗朗西丝·菲茨杰拉德(Frances FitzGerald著)。(西蒙和舒斯特出版社,35美元)。菲茨杰拉德这本公正的史书着重叙述白人保守派新教徒在放弃与世隔绝的传统、与共和党团结起来之后的相关教义与政治问题。

THE EVOLUTION OF BEAUTY: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World — and Us. By Richard O. Prum. (Doubleday, $30.) A mild-mannered ornithologist and expert on the evolution of feathers makes an impassioned case for the importance of Darwin’s second theory as his most radical and feminist.

《美的进化——达尔文被遗忘的择偶理论如何塑造动物世界乃至我们》(The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World — and Us)。理查德·O·普鲁姆(Richard O. Prum)著(双日出版社,30美元)。作者是一位温和的鸟类学家和羽毛进化方面的专家,热情洋溢地把达尔文的第二个理论描述为他最激进的、女权主义的理论。

FASTING AND FEASTING: The Life of Visionary Food Writer Patience Gray. By Adam Federman. (Chelsea Green, $25.) Federman’s biography is the first of this cult food writer.

《禁食与盛宴——目光高远的美食作家佩兴丝·格雷》(Fasting and Feasting: The Life of Visionary Food Writer Patience Gray)。亚当·费德曼(Adam Federman)著(切尔西·格林[Chelsea Green]出版社,25美元)。费德曼所做的传记是这位小众美食作家的第一部传记。

FLÂNEUSE: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London. By Lauren Elkin. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27.) Elkin joins memoir and biographies of walking women like Woolf and Sand.

《漫步——女性行走巴黎、纽约、东京、威尼斯和伦敦》(Flâneur: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London)。劳伦·埃尔金(Lauren Elkin)著(法勒-斯特劳斯-吉鲁出版社,27美元)。埃尔金把伍尔夫和桑德等喜爱行走的女性的回忆录和传记汇编起来。

FRIENDS DIVIDED: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. By Gordon S. Wood. (Penguin Press, $35.) Wood traces the long, fraught ties between the second and third presidents, and sides almost reluctantly with Jefferson in their philosophical smack-down.

《友人决裂——约翰·亚当斯与托马斯·杰斐逊》(Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson)。戈登·S·伍德(Gordon S. Wood)著(企鹅出版社,35美元)。伍德追溯美国第二和第三任总统之间漫长而充满争议的关系,并且带着点不情愿地在两人的哲学争斗中站在了杰弗逊一边。

THE FUTURE IS HISTORY: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia. By Masha Gessen. (Riverhead, $28.) Gessen, a longtime critic of Vladimir Putin, tells the story of modern Russia through the eyes of seven individuals who found that politics was a force none of them could escape; winner of the National Book Award.

《未来就是历史——极权主义如何回收俄罗斯》(The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia)。玛莎·格森(Masha Gessen)著(里弗黑德出版社[Riverhead],28美元)。弗拉基米尔·普京的长期批评者格森通过七个人的眼睛讲述了现代俄罗斯的故事,他们发现政治是一种他们无力摆脱的力量;本书为国家图书奖得主。

GENERATION REVOLUTION: On the Front Line Between Tradition and Change in the Middle East. By Rachel Aspden. (Other Press, $24.95.) What happened to Egypt’s revolution? This excellent social history argues that despite their politics, young Egyptians did not reject the conservative mores of family and religion.

《一代人的革命——中东的传统与变革的前沿》(Generation Revolution: On the Front Line Between Tradition and Change in the Middle East)。雷切尔·阿斯普顿(Rachel Aspden)著(他者出版社[Other Press],24.95美元)。埃及革命到底是怎么回事?这本优秀的社会历史著作认为,尽管实行那样的政治制度,年轻的埃及人并不抗拒家庭和宗教的保守习俗。

THE GLASS UNIVERSE: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars. By Dava Sobel. (Viking, $30.) This book, about the women “computers” whose calculations helped shape observational astronomy, is a highly engaging group portrait.

《玻璃宇宙——哈佛天文台的女士们如何测量星星》(The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars)。达瓦·索贝尔(Dava Sobel)著(维京出版社,30美元)。这本书讲述女性“计算员”(computers)的计算如何参与观测天文学的缔造,描绘了一幅迷人的群像。

GRANT. By Ron Chernow. (Penguin Press, $40.) Chernow gives us a Grant for our time, recounting not only the victories of the general but also the challenges of a president who fought against the K.K.K.

《格兰特》(Grant)。罗恩·切尔瑙(Ron Chernow)著(企鹅出版社,40美元)。切尔瑙从我们这个时代的角度塑造了格兰特,不仅讲述一位常胜将军的故事,还讲述这位总统如何与三K党斗争。

GREATER GOTHAM: A History of New York City From 1898 to 1919. By Mike Wallace. (Oxford, $45.) A vibrant, detailed chronicle of the 20 years that made New York City the place we know today.

《大哥谭——1898年至1919年的纽约市历史》(Greater Gotham: A History of New York City From 1898 to 1919)。迈克·华莱士(Mike Wallace)著(牛津出版社,45美元)。充满活力与细节的20年大事记,正是这20年使纽约市成为我们今天所知的地方。

THE GULF: The Making of an American Sea. By Jack E. Davis. (Liveright, $29.95.) Davis’s sweeping history of the Gulf of Mexico takes into account colorful nature, idiosyncratic human characters and economic development.

《海湾——一片美国海的诞生》(The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea)。杰克·E·戴维斯(Jack E. Davis)著(利夫莱特出版社,29.95美元)。戴维斯全面讲述墨西哥湾的历史,充分考虑了那里丰富多彩的自然环境、独特的人物与经济发展。

HAMLET GLOBE TO GLOBE: Two Years, 190,000 Miles, 197 Countries, One Play. By Dominic Dromgoole. (Grove, $27.)To celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, London’s Globe Theater performed “Hamlet” all around the world. Dromgoole’s witty account offers insight about the play and its enduring appeal.

《哈姆雷特,从环球剧场到全球——两年,19万英里,197个国家,一部话剧》(Hamlet Globe to Globe: Two Years, 190,000 Miles, 197 Countries, One Play)。多米尼克·德罗姆古尔(Dominic Dromgoole)著(格罗夫出版社,27美元)。为庆祝莎士比亚诞辰450周年,伦敦的环球剧场在全世界演出了《哈姆雷特》。德罗姆古尔的诙谐描述对这个剧本及其长盛不衰的魅力提出了深刻见解。

HENRY DAVID THOREAU: A Life. By Laura Dassow Walls. (University of Chicago, $35.) This new life of Thoreau, in time for his 200th birthday, paints a moving portrait of a brilliant, complex man.

《亨利·大卫·梭罗的一生》(Henry David Thoreau: A Life)。劳拉·达索(Laura Dassow)著(芝加哥大学出版社[University of Chicago],35美元)。这本梭罗200年诞辰时面世的新传记,为这个敏锐而复杂的人物描绘出一幅动人的肖像。

THE HOUSE OF GOVERNMENT: A Saga of the Russian Revolution. By Yuri Slezkine. (Princeton University, $39.95.)This history describes the lives of Bolsheviks who were swallowed up by their own cause.

《政府的房子——俄罗斯革命的传奇》(The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution)。尤里·斯廖兹金(Yuri Slezkine)著(普林斯顿大学出版社,39.95美元)。这本史书描述了那些被自己的事业所吞噬的布尔什维克的人生。

THE INVENTION OF ANGELA CARTER: A Biography. By Edmund Gordon. (Oxford University, $35.) This terrific book is the first full-length biography of Carter, whose novels were fantastical, feminist and sexy.

《安吉拉·卡特的诞生——传记》(The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography)。埃德蒙·戈登(Edmund Gordon)著(牛津大学出版社,35美元)。 卡特的小说以奇幻、女性主义和性为题材。这本精彩的书是关于她的第一本完整的传记。

JANESVILLE: An American Story. By Amy Goldstein. (Simon & Schuster, $27.) Goldstein writes about the impact on the small Wisconsin factory city of the title when General Motors closes a plant there.

《简斯维尔——一则美国故事》(Janesville: An American Story)。艾米·戈德斯坦(Amy Goldstein)著(西蒙与舒斯特出版社,27美元)。戈德斯坦写了通用汽车在威斯康星州小工业城市简斯维尔关闭工厂后给那里造成的影响。

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. By David Grann. (Doubleday, $28.95.) In the 1920s, the Osage Indians had been driven onto land in Oklahoma that sat on top of immense oil deposits. The oil made the Osage rich, and then members of the nation started turning up murdered.

《花月杀手:欧塞奇谋杀案与联邦调查局的诞生》(Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI)。戴维·格兰(David Grann)著(双日出版社,28.95美元)。1920年代,欧塞奇印第安人被驱赶到位于巨大石油矿床之上的俄克拉荷马州。石油使欧塞奇富裕,而后部落成员开始接连遭到杀害。

KRAZY: George Herriman, a Life in Black and White. By Michael Tisserand. (Harper/HarperCollins, $35.) Who was the man behind “Krazy Kat”? This fascinating biography and guide to the work of the cartoonist, who passed for white, tells the full story.

《疯狂猫——乔治·赫里曼,黑与白的生活》(Krazy: George Herriman, a Life in Black and White)。迈克尔·蒂斯朗(Michael Tisserand)著(哈珀/哈珀柯林斯出版社,35美元)。谁是《疯狂猫》(Krazy Kat)背后的男人?这位漫画家是个混血儿,却常常被误以为是纯正的白种人,这本引人入胜的传记讲述了关于他的一切,也是关于他作品的指南。

LENIN: The Man, the Dictator, and the Master of Terror. By Victor Sebestyen. (Pantheon, $35.) Sebestyen has managed to produce a first-rate thriller by detailing the cynicism and murderous ambition of the founder of the Soviet Union.

《列宁——独裁者和恐怖大师》(Lenin: The Man, the Dictator, and the Master of Terror)。维克多·塞巴斯蒂安(Victor Sebestyen)著(万神殿出版社,35美元)。塞巴斯蒂安详细讲述了这位苏联创始人的悲观冷漠和杀人野心,呈现出一个一流的惊悚故事。

LETTERMAN: The Last Giant of Late Night. By Jason Zinoman. (Harper/HarperCollins, $28.99.) Zinoman’s lively book does impressive triple duty as an acute portrait of stardom, an insightful chronicle of three rambunctious decades of pop-culture evolution, and a very brainy fan’s notes.

《莱特曼——深夜里的最后一个巨人》(Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night)。杰森·齐诺曼(Jason Zinoman)著(哈珀/哈珀柯林斯出版社,28.99美元)。这本生动的书出色地完成了三个任务:敏锐地描绘了这位明星;富有洞见地讲述了那三十年喧嚣的流行文化变迁;聪明地展示了一位粉丝的笔记。

LOCKING UP OUR OWN: Crime and Punishment in Black America. By James Forman Jr. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27.) A masterly account of how a generation of black elected officials wrestled with crises of violence and drug use by unleashing the brutal power of the criminal justice system on their constituents.

《把我们自己关起来——美国黑人的罪与罚》(Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America)。小詹姆斯·福尔曼(James Forman Jr.)著(法勒-斯特劳斯-吉鲁出版社,27美元)。这本书巧妙地讲述了一代黑人民选官员如何把刑事司法系统的残酷力量用在自己的选民身上,从而应对暴力和滥用毒品危机。

LOOKING FOR “THE STRANGER”: Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic. By Alice Kaplan. (University of Chicago, $26.) Impressive research illuminates the context and history of Camus’s classic novel.

《寻找“局外人”——阿尔贝·加缪以及一部文学名著的背景》(Looking For “The Stranger”: Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic)。艾莉斯·卡普兰(Alice Kaplan)著(芝加哥大学出版社,26美元)。这本书中的研究令人印象深刻,阐明了加缪的这部经典小说的背景和历史。

THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD: A True Story. By Douglas Preston. (Grand Central, $28.) The novelist joins a rugged expedition in search of pre-Columbian ruins in the Honduran rain forest.

《猴神失落的城市——一个真实的故事》(The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story)。道格拉斯·普雷斯顿(Douglas Preston)著(Grand Central出版社,28美元)。这位小说家参加了一场艰苦的探险,在洪都拉斯的雨林中寻找哥伦布发现美洲前的遗迹。

NOMADLAND: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century. By Jessica Bruder. (Norton, $26.95.) For three years, Bruder traveled and worked alongside “workampers,” older people, casualties of the Great Recession, who drive around the United States looking for seasonal work.

《流浪之地——在21世纪的美国生存》(Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century)。杰西卡·布鲁德尔(Jessica Bruder)著(诺顿出版社,26.95美元)。有三年的时间,布鲁德尔和“工作流浪者”、年老者,以及“大衰退”的受害者一起开着车在美国各地寻找季节性的工作。

NOTES ON A FOREIGN COUNTRY: An American Abroad in a Post-American World. By Suzy Hansen. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $26.) Hansen, who moved to Istanbul after 9/11, grapples with her country’s violent role in the world.

《国外笔记——一个美国人在后美国时代的世界上》(Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World)。苏茜·汉森(Suzy Hansen)著(法勒-斯特劳斯-吉鲁出版社,26美元)。汉森在9·11事件后搬到了伊斯坦布尔,与自己的国家在这个世界上扮演的暴力角色抗争。

PRAIRIE FIRES: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder. By Caroline Fraser. (Metropolitan/Holt, $35.) This thoroughly researched biography of the “Little House” author perceptively captures Wilder’s extraordinary life and legacy.

《草原之火——劳拉·英戈尔斯·怀尔德的美国梦》(Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder)。卡罗琳·弗雷泽(Caroline Fraser)著(大都会出版社[Metropolitan]/霍尔特出版社,35美元)。这本传记对《小房子》(Little House)的作者进行了深入研究,敏锐地展现出怀尔德不同寻常的人生和文学遗产。

PRIESTDADDY: A Memoir. By Patricia Lockwood. (Riverhead, $27.) The poet’s memoir is fueled by a great character: her father, a rare married Catholic priest, a big bear of a man fond of guns, cream liqueurs and pork rinds.

《教父——回忆录》(Priestdaddy: A Memoir)。帕特里夏·洛克伍德(Patricia Lockwood)著(里弗黑德出版社,27美元)。这位诗人的回忆录围绕一个伟大的人物:她的父亲,他是一位罕见的结了婚的天主教教父,一个喜欢枪支、奶油利口酒和猪肉皮的男人。

THE SONGS WE KNOW BEST: John Ashbery’s Early Life. By Karin Roffman. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $30.) This first full-fledged biography of the poet is full of rich and fascinating detail.

《我们最熟悉的歌曲——约翰·阿什伯里早年的生活》(The Songs We Know Best: John Ashbery’s Early Life)。卡琳·罗夫曼(Karin Roffman)著(法勒-斯特劳斯-吉鲁出版社,30美元)。这是关于这位诗人的第一本完整传记,充满丰富而迷人的细节。

TENEMENTS, TOWERS & TRASH: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City. By Julia Wertz. (Black Dog & Leventhal, $29.99.) Wertz has become a cult favorite for her graphic memoirs. Her new book is a departure, focusing on her great love, New York.

《房屋、高楼和垃圾——纽约城另类图史》(Tenements, Towers & Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City.)。朱莉娅·沃兹(Julia Wertz)著(Black Dog & Leventhal出版社,29.99美元)。沃兹的图文回忆录令她深受小众喜爱。她的新书是一种全新尝试,是关于她最爱的纽约。

TO SIRI WITH LOVE: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines. By Judith Newman. (Harper/HarperCollins, $26.99.) Newman’s tender, boisterous memoir strips the usual zone of privacy to edge into the world her autistic son occupies.

《致亲爱的Siri——一位母亲,她患自闭症的儿子,以及机器的善良》(To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines)。朱迪丝·纽曼(Judith Newman)著(哈珀/哈珀柯林斯,26.99美元)。纽曼的这部温柔而又热闹的回忆录突破通常的隐私地带,慢慢进入她患自闭症的儿子所在的世界。

THE UNDOING PROJECT: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds. By Michael Lewis. (Norton, $28.95.) Lewis profiles the enchanted collaboration between Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman, whose groundbreaking work proved just how unreliable our intuition could be.

《毁灭的项目:改变我们思想的友谊》(The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds)。迈克尔·刘易斯(Michael Lewis)著(诺顿出版社,28.95美元)。刘易斯讲述了阿莫斯·特沃斯基(Amos Tversky)和丹尼尔·卡内曼(Daniel Kahneman)之间的神奇合作,他们的开创性工作证明我们的直觉是多么不可靠。

WE WERE EIGHT YEARS IN POWER: An American Tragedy. By Ta-Nehisi Coates. (One World, $28.) A selection of Coates’s most influential pieces about race in America from The Atlantic, with subjects including Barack and Michelle Obama, Donald J. Trump, reparations and mass incarceration.

《我们曾经掌权八年——美国的悲剧》(We Were Eight Years In Power: An American Tragedy)。塔奈希西·科茨(Ta-Nehisi Coates)著(One World出版社,28美元)。这是科茨在《大西洋月刊》(The Atlantic)上发表的关于美国种族的重要作品合集,主题包括贝拉克和米歇尔·奥巴马、唐纳德·J·特朗普、赔款和大规模监禁。

WHAT HAPPENED. By Hillary Rodham Clinton. (Simon & Schuster, $30.) Clinton tells the story of what it was like to run for president of the United States as the first female nominee of a major party.

《发生了什么》(What Happened)。希拉里·罗德姆·克林顿(Hillary Rodham Clinton)著(西蒙与舒斯特出版社,30美元)。克林顿讲述了自己作为第一位主要政党的女性候选人竞选美国总统的经历。

WORLD WITHOUT MIND: The Existential Threat of Big Tech. By Franklin Foer. (Penguin Press, $27.) Foer dons the heavy mantle of cyber-skeptic with this persuasive brief against the big four tech giants who he believes pose a threat to the individual and society.

《没有意识的世界——大科技公司的生存威胁》(World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech)。富兰克林·弗尔(Franklin Foer)著(企鹅出版社,27美元)。弗尔以网络怀疑者的身份,对四大科技巨头进行了具有说服力的简要批判,他认为它们对个人和社会构成了威胁。

YOU SAY TO BRICK: The Life of Louis Kahn. By Wendy Lesser. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $30.) This biography covers the best-known works of the architect Louis Kahn as well as his complicated personal life.

《对砖块说话——路易·卡恩的一生》(You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn)。温迪·莱塞(Wendy Lesser)著(法勒-斯特劳斯-吉鲁出版社,30美元)。这本传记讲述了建筑师路易·卡恩最著名的作品,以及他复杂的个人生活。




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