The Bullet Swallower: A Novel

By Elizabeth Gonzalez James

The Bullet Swallower: A Novel

This absorbing western-like saga is shot through with magical realism.

Song Noir

By Alex Harvey

Song Noir

How the gravel-voiced singer was birthed by the City of Angels.

The Dream Builders

By Oindrila Mukherjee

The Dream Builders

A fragile new city tests its residents’ endurance in this evocative debut.

Float Up, Sing Down: Stories

For fans of the author’s novel Zorrie, these linked tales will feel like home.

Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop: A Novel

By Hwang Bo-reum; translated by Shanna Tan

Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop: A Novel

A bookstore in suburban Seoul brings outsiders together.

Medgar & Myrlie: Medgar Evers and the Love Story that Awakened America

An appealing look at the civil-rights icons’ private lives.

Alphabetical Diaries

By Sheila Heti

Alphabetical Diaries

These inwardly focused ruminations are alternately solipsistic and sublime.

The Washington Book: How to Read Politics and Politicians

A witty, mostly winning compilation of the columnist’s previous work.