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.

A Noble Ruin: Mark Antony, Civil War, and the Collapse of the Roman Republic

This vivid biography pulses with energy and erudition.

A Heart That Works

By Rob Delaney

A Heart That Works

Can’t imagine losing your child? Try.

Decadent Women: Yellow Book Lives

Meet the ladies behind a cutting-edge (if little-remembered) magazine.

Tough Guy

By Richard Bradford

Tough Guy

A biographer makes clear his disdain for his subject.