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“Classic Penguin” showcases recent design work for books by Dostoyevsky, Joyce, Borges, Steinbeck and dozens of others.

The author of “The Husband’s Secret” and, now, “Truly Madly Guilty” hated “Moby-Dick” as a child: “I’m sure I will like it when I grow up. I just seem to be taking such a long time to grow up.”

Readers respond to recent reviews of books by Cynthia Ozick, Peter D. Kramer, Anne Tyler and Larry Tye.

Other authors in contention for the prestigious award include J.M. Coetzee, Ottessa Moshfegh and Ian McGuire.

Megan Abbott’s “You Will Know Me” is set in the world of young gymnasts and their obsessive parents.

The mysterious author C.B. George’s novel, “The Death of Rex Nhongo,” set in unstable Zimbabwe, is primarily about people going about their lives.

In Matthew Carr’s “The Devils of Cardona,” a priest’s murder draws investigators into the tensions of Inquisition-era Spain.

Amy Gentry’s “Good as Gone” and Megan Miranda’s “All the Missing Girls” are stories told in reverse.

Immigration is an emotional issue. Three new books offer rational perspective.

Authors look at their own work and think: Is that all there is?

A short-story collection; an assortment of vignettes; a novel set in World War II; and a story whose protagonist hides out in a college are recent offerings.

With the coming release of “Coin Heist,” Adaptive Studios will test its idea of turning neglected Hollywood scripts into books and movies.

The literary season at the Y will kick off on Sept. 19 with Ian McEwan, in the only New York reading from his new novel, “Nutshell.”

This new series will feature the feminist writer Roxane Gay and the poet Yona Harvey, who will join Ta-Nehisi Coates to create spinoff Black Panther narratives.

Justine van der Leun talks about “We Are Not Such Things”; and David Goldblatt discusses “The Games: A Global History of the Olympics.”

Daniel Silva’s “The Black Widow,” No. 1 in hardcover fiction, opens with an ISIS bombing in Paris. “I wrote this book as a warning about what was coming,” Silva says.

Yasmine El Rashidi’s “Chronicle of a Last Summer” is about a heroine’s path to adulthood during and after Mubarak.

Brad Watson’s “Miss Jane” imagines the ways a real woman with a birth defect insisted on her humanity in the old South.

The unhappy protagonist of Jesse Ball’s “How to Set a Fire and Why” joins an “arson club.”

Bill Loehfelm’s “Let the Devil Out,” Joseph Finder’s “Guilty Minds” and more.