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100 Notable Books of 2015

The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.




BEATLEBONE. By Kevin Barry. (Doubleday, $24.95.) In razor-sharp prose, Barry’s novel imagines John Lennon in 1978, on a journey through the west of Ireland in search of his ­creative self, conversing with an Irish driver.

《披头士之骨》(Beatlebone),凯文·巴里(Kevin Barry)著(Doubleday出版社,24.95美元)。巴里以刀锋般犀利的叙事,在小说中想像1978年的约翰·列侬在爱尔兰西部漫游,寻找充满创造力的自我,与一名爱尔兰司机对话。

THE BEAUTIFUL BUREAUCRAT. By Helen Phillips. (Holt, $25.) An administrative worker’s experiences pose existential questions in Phillips’s riveting, drolly ­surreal debut novel.

《美丽的官僚》(The Beautiful Bureaucrat),海伦·菲利普斯(Helen Phillips)著(Holt出版社,25美元)。在菲利普斯这本引人入胜、充满诙谐的超现实色彩的处女小说里,一个行政工作人员的经历提出了存在主义式的问题。

BEAUTY IS A WOUND. By Eka Kurniawan. Translated by Annie Tucker. (New Directions, paper, $19.95.) A novel about Indonesia’s turbulent 20th century.

《美是伤口》(Beauty Is A Wound),艾卡·科尼阿万(Eka Kurniawan)著,安妮·塔克(Annie Tucker)译(New Directions出版社,平装,19.95美元)。小说讲述印度尼西亚动荡的20世纪。

CITIZEN: An American Lyric. By Claudia Rankine. (Graywolf, paper, $20.) A meditation, in prose poems, images and essays, on what it means to be black in our ­racially divided society.

《公民:一首美国抒情诗》(CITIZEN: An American Lyric),克劳迪娅·伦凯尼(Claudia Rankine)著(Graywolf出版社,平装,20美元)。充满沉思的著作,以散文诗、图像和随笔的形式,谈及在种族严重分裂的社会里身为黑人的意义。

CITY ON FIRE. By Garth Risk Hallberg. (Knopf, $30.) Hallberg’s ambitious ­Dickens-scale descent into New York City circa 1976‑77 doesn’t shortchange the era’s squalor. Many of its characters are lost kids in flight from their parents.

《着火的城市》(City On Fire),加斯·里斯克·霍尔伯格(Garth Risk Hallberg)著。(Knopf出版社,30美元)。霍尔伯格雄心勃勃的小说有着狄更斯般的规模,潜入纽约市1976-77年这个时期,与此同时,并没有抹去这个时期的污秽。书中很多人物都是逃离家长的迷失的孩子。

THE COMPLETE STORIES. By Clarice Lispector. Edited by Benjamin Moser. Translated by Katrina Dodson. (New Directions, $28.95.) The Brazilian was one of the true originals of Latin American literature.

《短篇小说全集》(The Complete Stories),克拉丽丝·李斯佩克托(Clarice Lispector)著,本杰明·莫瑟(Benjamin Moser)编辑,卡特琳娜·多德森(Katrina Dodson)译(New Directions出版社,28.95美元)。这位巴西作家是拉丁美文坛中真正独树一帜的作家之一。

DELICIOUS FOODS. By James Hannaham. (Little, Brown, $26.) This ambitious, sweeping novel of American captivity and ­exploitation involves an addicted mother laboring on a commercial farm.

《美味食物》(Dellicious Foods),詹姆斯·汉纳姆(James Hannaham)著(Little,Brown出版社,26美元)。这本野心勃勃、题材广泛的小说是关于美国的囚禁与剥削,其中有一个在商业农场工作、深陷毒瘾的母亲。

THE DOOR. By Magda Szabo. Translated by Len Rix. (New York Review, paper, $16.95.) Szabo’s haunting 1987 novel examines the bonds between two very different women in Communist Hungary.

《门》(The Door),玛格达·萨博(Magda Szabo)著,伦·里克斯(Len Rix)译(New York Review出版社,平装,16.95美元)。萨博1987年这本令人难忘的小说审视了社会主义的匈牙利两个完全不同的女人间的关系。

DRAGONFISH. By Vu Tran. (Norton, $26.95.) In Tran’s elegant and entertaining novel, a cop searches for his ex-wife, a ­haunted Vietnamese immigrant, in the sleazy ­underbelly of Las Vegas.

《龙鱼》(Dragonfish),Vu Tran著(Norton出版社,26.95美元)。Tran的这本小说优美而又有趣,一个警察在肮脏的拉斯维加斯底层寻找他的前妻,她是个行踪不定的越南移民。

FATES AND FURIES. By Lauren Groff. ­(Riverhead, $27.95.) Groff’s complex and remarkable novel about marriage offers two critically different narratives, first from the husband’s point of view, then from the wife’s.

《命运与愤怒》(Fates And Furies),劳伦·格罗夫(Lauren Groff)著(Riverhead出版社,27.95美元)。格罗夫复杂而又精彩的小说讲述婚姻的故事,提供两个截然相反的叙述,一个是从丈夫的角度,一个是从妻子的角度。

THE FIFTH SEASON. The Broken Earth: Book One. By N.K. Jemisin. (Orbit, paper, $15.99.) In Jemisin’s fantasy novel, ­civilization faces destruction and the earth itself is a monstrous enemy.

《第五季节。破碎的大地:第一册》(The Fifth Season. The Broken Earth: Book One),N·K·杰米辛(N.K. Jemisin)著(Orbit出版社,平装,15.99美元)。在杰米辛这本奇幻小说里,文明面临毁灭,大地成了巨大的敌人。

FINALE: A Novel of the Reagan Years. By Thomas Mallon. (Pantheon, $27.95.) The strong sense of foreboding that reigns here stands in arresting counterpoint to today’s notion of the Teflon president.

《终结:关于里根时代的小说》(Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years),托马斯·马龙(Thomas Mallon)著(Pantheon出版社,27.95美元)。强烈的不祥预感,与如今的“过失不沾边总统”概念形成鲜明对照。

THE FIRST BAD MAN. By Miranda July. (Scribner, $25.) In July’s wry, smart first novel, two women’s consensually violent host-guest relationship leads to an erotic awakening.

《第一坏人》(The First Bad Man),米兰达·朱莱(Miranda July)著(Scribner出版社,25美元)。在朱莱这部嘲弄、聪明的小说处女作中,两个女人一致同意达成一种暴力的宾主关系,最后导致了性觉醒。

THE FISHERMEN. By Chigozie Obioma. (Little, Brown, $26.) In its exploration of the murderous and the mysterious, the mind’s terrors and a vibrant Africa, this debut novel is heir to Chinua Achebe.

《渔夫》(The Fishermen),钦格吉·奥比奥马(Chigozie Obioma)著(Little, Brown出版社,26美元)。这是作者的小说处女作,探索谋杀、神秘,心灵的恐怖与充满生机的非洲,堪称钦努阿·阿切贝(Chinua Achebe)的继承人。

FORTUNE SMILES: Stories. By Adam Johnson. (Random House, $27.) The author of “The Orphan Master’s Son” offers a collection that is at once pervasively dark and shot through with humor.

《幸运的微笑:短篇小说集》(Fortune Smiles: Stories),亚当·约翰逊(Adam Johnson)著(Random House出版寒色,27美元)。这位《孤儿大师之子》(The Orphan Master’s Son)的作者带来了一部小说集,黑暗遍布,同时又充满幽默感。

FROM THE NEW WORLD: Poems 1976-2014. By Jorie Graham. (Ecco/HarperCollins, $29.99.) Graham’s work has more of life and of the world than that of almost any other poet now writing.

《来自新世界:1976-2014诗选》(From The New Worl: Poems 1976-2014),乔丽·格雷厄姆(Jorie Graham)著(Ecco/HarperCollins出版社,29.99美元)。格雷厄姆的作品比当今的任何诗人都要更贴近生活与现实世界。

GOD HELP THE CHILD. By Toni Morrison. (Knopf, $24.95.) Child abuse cuts a jagged scar through Morrison’s novel, a brisk modern-day fairy tale with shades of the Brothers Grimm, and a blunt moral: What you do to children matters.

《上帝帮助孩子们》(God Help The Child),托尼·莫里森(Toni Morrison)著(Knopf出版社,24.95美元)。在莫里森的小说中,虐待儿童就像一道深深的伤口,它是一个轻快的当代童话故事,有格林童话的色彩,以及一个直率的道德教训:你怎样对待孩子们,这是非常重要的。

HARRIET WOLF’S SEVENTH BOOK OF ­WONDERS. By Julianna Baggott. (Little, Brown, $26.) The title character’s final ­novel has gone missing in this tenderhearted story about the legacy of loss.

《哈丽特·伍尔夫的第七本奇迹之书》(Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book Of Wonders),朱莉安娜·巴格特(Julianna Baggott)著(Little, Brown出版社,26美元)。这是关于哈丽特·伍尔夫的最后一本小说,讲述一个温柔的、关于失落的遗产的故事。

HERE. By Richard McGuire. (Pantheon, $35.) A corner of the living room of the author’s childhood home in New Jersey is viewed over a period of eons in this graphic novel, which introduces a third dimension to the flat page.

《这里》(Here),理查德·麦克奎尔(Richard McGuire)著(Pantheon出版社,35美元)。这本图文书中,作者跨越了无数年的时间,回到了童年时代新泽西家中起居室的一角,书页上有三维效果。

THE HOLLOW LAND. By Jane Gardam. ­(Europa Editions, paper, $15.) Subtle linked stories about two boys’ friendship, first published in Britain in 1981, illuminate family and community ties.

《空虚之地》(The Hollow Land),简·加丹(Jane Gardam)著(Europa Editions出版社,平装,15美元)。小说由几个彼此间略有联系的故事组成,讲述两个男孩之间的友谊,1981年于英国首版,歌颂家庭与社区的纽带。

HONEYDEW: Stories. By Edith Pearlman. (Little, Brown, $25.) With simultaneous intimacy and distance, the tales in Pearlman’s majestic collection excel at capturing the complex and surprising turns in seemingly ordinary lives.

《蜜滴:短篇小说集》(Honeydew: Stories),伊迪斯·佩尔曼(Edith Pearlman)著(Little,Brown出版社,25美元)。既亲密又疏离,佩尔曼这部精彩的小说合集格外擅长捕捉看似平凡的生活中的复杂性与意外的转折。

HOW TO BE BOTH. By Ali Smith. (Pantheon, $25.95.) The two parts of Smith’s novel link a modern teenage girl and a 15th-­century Italian painter.

《如何二者皆是》(How To Be Both),艾丽·史密斯(Ali Smith)著(Pantheon出版社,25.95美元)。史密斯的小说中的两个部分把一个现代少女和一个15世纪意大利画家联系起来。

THE INCARNATIONS. By Susan Barker. (Touchstone, $26.) In Barker’s astonishing novel, a Beijing taxi driver learns of his previous lives as a bit player during 15 centuries of China’s past.

《前世今生》(The Incarnations),苏珊·贝克尔(Susan Barker)著(Touchstone出版社,26美元)。在贝克尔这本惊人的小说里,一个北京出租车司机意识到自己的前世是中国1500年历史上的一个小人物。

LEAVING BERLIN. By Joseph Kanon. (Atria, $27.) In Kanon’s thriller, a German-born American writer becomes a spy in East Berlin.

《离开柏林》(Leaving Berlin),约瑟夫·卡农(Joseph Kanon)著,(Atria出版社,27美元)。在卡农的这部惊悚小说里,一个出生在德国的美国作家在东柏林成了间谍。

A LITTLE LIFE. By Hanya Yanagihara. ­(Doubleday, $30.) In Yanagihara’s novel, four friends from college grapple with adulthood in New York.

《小人生》(A Little Life),柳原樱(Hanya Yanagihara)。(Doubleday出版社,30美元)。在柳原樱的这部小说里,四个大学时的朋友在纽约艰难地成长。

THE LOVE OBJECT: Selected Stories. By Edna O’Brien. (Little, Brown, $30.) An Ireland gripped between tradition and change finds illumination in O’Brien’s brilliant and memorable tales.

《爱的客体:短篇小说选》(The Love Object: Selected Stories),埃德纳·奥布莱恩(Edna O’Brien)著(Little, Brown出版社,30美元)。奥布莱恩精彩而令人难忘的小说描绘出一个与传统和变化做斗争的爱尔兰。

LOVING DAY. By Mat Johnson. (Spiegel & Grau, $26.) Johnson’s hero is tragic not because of the stresses of his liminal racial status but because he, like most everyone else in the novel, is haunted by ghosts of painful pasts.

《充满爱的日子》(Loving Day),马特·约翰逊(Mat Johnson)著(Spiegel & Grau出版社,26美元)。约翰逊的主人公是悲剧性的,但不是因为种族身份带来的压力,而是因为,和小说中的大部分人物一样,他也受到痛苦过去的困扰。

MAN AT THE HELM. By Nina Stibbe. ­(Little, Brown, $25.) Two sisters try to marry off their divorced mother in this jaunty ­British social satire.

《掌舵的男人》(Man At The Helm),妮娜·斯提布(Nina Stibbe)著(Little, Brwon出版社,25美元)。这是一本快活的英国社会讽刺小说,两姊妹努力让她们离婚的母亲结婚。

A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN: ­Selected Stories. By Lucia Berlin. Edited by Stephen Emerson. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $26.) In these unadorned linked stories, Berlin examines women under duress and figures on America’s fringes.

《清洁女工手册:短篇小说选》(A Manual For Cleaning Women: ­Selected Stories),露西亚·伯林(Lucia Berlin)著,史蒂芬·爱默生(Stephen Emerson)编辑(Farrar, Straus & Giroux出版社,26美元)。在这些以朴素的方式联系起来的短篇小说里,伯林审视了受到威胁的女人,以及美国的边缘人物。

THE MARE. By Mary Gaitskill. (Pantheon, $26.95.) A subtle depiction of a relationship between two families, their communities and a horse touches on tricky questions of class and race.

《牝马》(The Mare),玛丽·盖特斯基尔(Mary Gaitskill)著(Pantheon出版社,26.95美元)。它微妙地描述了两个家庭之间的微妙关系,他们的社区,以及一匹马引发的关于阶级和种族棘手问题。

THE MEURSAULT INVESTIGATION. ­By ­Kamel Daoud. Translated by John Cullen. (Other Press, paper, $14.95.) This rich and inventive Algerian novel imagines the ­story of the Arab murdered on the beach in Camus’s “The Stranger.”

《默尔索干调查》(The Meursault Investigation),卡梅尔·多德(Kamel Daoud)著,约翰·卡伦(John Cullen)译(Other Press出版社,平装,14.95美元)。这本内容丰富、独出心裁的阿尔及利亚小说想像出加缪的小说《局外人》(The Stranger)里那个在海滩上被谋杀的阿拉伯人的故事。

MISLAID. By Nell Zink. (Ecco/HarperCollins, $26.99.) Zink’s screwball comic novel about the making and unmaking of an American family lays bare our assumptions about race and sexuality.

《错置》(Mislaid),奈尔·津克(Nell Zink)著(Ecco/HarperCollins出版社,26.99美元)。津克古怪的滑稽小说讲述一个美国家庭的形成和解体,暴露出我们对种族和性关系的假想。

MY STRUGGLE: Book 4. By Karl Ove Knausgaard. Translated by Don Bartlett. (Archipelago, $27.) This is the fleetest, funniest and — in keeping with its adolescent protagonist — most sophomoric of the volumes translated into English thus far.

《我的奋斗:第四册》(My Struggle: Book 4),卡尔·奥韦·诺斯加德(Karl Ove Knausgaard)著,堂·巴特莱特(Don Bartlett)译(Archipelago出版社,27美元)。这是这套书被译为英语的部分中最迅捷、最有趣的部分,也是青春期的主人公最成熟的时期。

NIGHT AT THE FIESTAS: Stories. By ­Kirstin Valdez Quade. (Norton, $25.95.) Quade is searching for truths both existential and sacred in her haunting and beautiful ­debut collection.

《节日夜晚:短篇小说集》(Night At The Fiestas: Stories),克斯汀·瓦尔德·奎德(Kirstin Valdez Quade)著(Norton出版社,25.95美元)。奎德在这部令人难忘而美丽的处女短篇小说集中,探索生死与神圣的真相。

OUTLINE. By Rachel Cusk. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $26.) Cusk’s heartbreaking portrait of poise, sympathy, regret and rage suggests a powerful alternate route for the biographical novel.

《轮廓》(Outline),蕾切尔·卡斯克(Rachel Cusk)著(Farrar, Straus & Giroux出版社,26美元)。卡斯克令人心碎地描写镇静、同情、遗憾与愤怒,为这本自传式小说揭示出另一条强有力的途径。

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PREPARATION FOR THE NEXT LIFE. By ­Atticus Lish. (Tyrant, paper, $15.) Lish’s gorgeous, upsetting debut novel follows the doomed love affair of a traumatized soldier and a Muslim immigrant.

《为来世的准备》(Preparation For The Next Life),阿提卡斯·利什(Atticus Lish)著(Tyrant出版社,平装,15美元)。利什精彩而令人不安的处女小说讲述一段一个受创伤的士兵与一个穆斯林移民之间悲惨的恋爱故事。

PURITY. By Jonathan Franzen. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $28.) Connections emerge slowly as lies and secrets are revealed in this intricately plotted novel about the corruptions of money and power.

《纯洁》(Purity),约拿森·弗兰岑(Jonathan Franzen)著(Farrar, Straus & Giroux出版社,28美元)。这是一本情节精妙的小说,讲述金钱与权力的腐败,随着谎言与秘密被揭露,联系也浮现出来。

THE SELLOUT. By Paul Beatty. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $26.) Beatty’s satire breaks open the private jokes and secrets of blackness in a way that feels powerful and profane but not escapist.

《脱销》(The Sellout),保罗· 比蒂(Paul Beatty)著(Farrar,Straus & Giroux出版社,26美元)。比蒂的讽刺小说用一种强有力而亵渎神圣的风格讲述私人笑话与黑暗的秘密,但并不是逃避主义。

S O S: Poems 1961-2013. By Amiri Baraka. Selected by Paul Vangelisti. (Grove, $30.) A half-century of revolutionary work ­displays the firmness of Baraka’s beliefs and the heat of his fury.

《SOS: 1961-2013诗选》(S O S: Poems 1961-2013),艾米丽·巴拉卡(Amiri Baraka),保罗·凡格里斯蒂(Paul Vangelisti)选编(Grove出版社,30美元)。半个世纪革命性的作品,显示出巴拉卡的坚定信仰与他狂怒的热情。

THE STORY OF THE LOST CHILD. Book 4, The Neapolitan Novels: “Maturity, Old Age.” By Elena Ferrante. Translated by Ann Goldstein. (Europa Editions, paper, $18.) Friends confront age and the questions of life’s meaning in the stunning final book of this brilliant series.

《迷失孩子的故事,第四册,拿波里小说:成熟,旧时代》(The Story Of The Lost Child. Book 4, The Neapolitan Novels: “Maturity, Old Age.”),伊莉娜·弗伦特(Elena Ferrante)著,安·戈德斯坦(Ann Goldstein)译(Europa Editions出版社,平装,18美元)。在这个精彩系列震撼人心的最后一部书里,朋友们要面对年龄问题与生命的意义。

THE STORY OF MY TEETH. By Valeria ­Luiselli. Translated by Christina MacSweeney. (Coffee House Press, paper, $16.95.) This playful collaborative novel invites reader participation.

《我牙齿的故事》(The Story Of My Teeth),瓦莱里娅·卢塞利(Valeria Luiselli)著,克里斯蒂娜·麦克斯威尼(Christina MacSweeney)译(Coffee House Press出版社,平装,16.95美元)。这本有趣的合作式小说邀请读者参与。

SUBMISSION. By Michel Houellebecq. Translated by Lorin Stein. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $25.) In Houellebecq’s morally complex novel, an alienated French professor and a France without faith or values yield to an Islamic government.

《投降》(Submission)。米歇尔·维勒贝克(Michel Houellebecq)著,洛林·斯坦恩(Lorin Stein)译(farrar Straus & Giroux出版社,25美元)。在维勒贝克这本道德上很复杂的小说里,一个孤独的法国教授与一个没有信仰和价值观的法国倒向了伊斯兰政府。

THE SYMPATHIZER. By Viet Thanh Nguyen. (Grove, $26.) Nguyen’s tragicomic debut novel fills a void in Vietnam War literature, giving a voice to the Vietnamese and compelling the rest of us to look at the events of 40 years ago in a new light.

《同情者》(The Sympathizer),Viet Thanh Nguyen著,(Grove出版社,26美元)。这本悲喜交集的处女小说填补了越南战争文学中的空白,让越南人发出了声音,促使我们其他人以新的角度审视40年前的事件。

THIRTEEN WAYS OF LOOKING: Fiction. By Colum McCann. (Random House, $26.) A novella and three stories display ­McCann’s empathetic imagination and ­belief in the capabilities of literature.

《13种观看方法:小说》(Thirteen Ways Of Looking: Fiction),科伦姆·麦坎恩(Colum McCann)著(Random House出社,26美元)。含一部中篇小说与三部短篇小说,显示出麦坎恩充满共情的想像,以及对文学之可能性的信仰。

THE TRUTH AND OTHER LIES. By Sascha Arango. Translated by Imogen Taylor. (Atria, $24.99.) The writer in Arango’s cunningly plotted, darkly humorous novel is a fraud — and a murderer.

《真相与其他谎言》(The Truth And Other Lies),萨莎·阿兰戈(Sascha Arango)著,伊莫金·泰勒(Imogen Taylor)译。(Atria出版社,24.99美元)。阿兰戈构思狡黠、充满黑色幽默的小说中的作家其实是个骗子,而且是个谋杀犯。

THE TSAR OF LOVE AND TECHNO: Stories. By Anthony Marra. (Hogarth, $25.) Interconnected stories set in a Russian industrial city are seamlessly narrated, with flashes of dark humor.

《爱与科技舞曲的沙皇:短篇小说集》(The Tsar Of Love And Techno: Stories),安东尼 马拉(Anthony Marra)著,(Hogarth出版社,25美元)。彼此关联的短篇小说发生在一个俄国工业城市,叙事天衣无缝,不时闪现黑色幽默。

THE TURNER HOUSE. By Angela ­Flournoy. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $23.) The ­African-American family story told in this engrossing, remarkably mature first ­novel is also a story of the city of Detroit.

《特纳之家》(The Turner House),安吉拉·弗洛诺伊(Angela Flournoy)著,(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt出版社,23美元)。这部小说引人入胜,以处女小说而言格外成熟,讲述一个非裔美国家庭的故事,同时也是底特律这座城市的故事。

VANESSA AND HER SISTER. By Priya ­Parmar. (Ballantine, $26.) A novel of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell, constructed around an invented diary and letters.

《凡妮莎与她的姊妹》(Vanessa And Her Sister),普莱娅·帕尔曼(Priya Parmar)著(Ballantine出版社,26美元)。这部小说讲述弗吉尼亚·伍尔芙(Virginia Woolf)与凡妮莎·贝尔(Vanessa Bell)的故事,建立在虚构的日记与信件基础上。

THE VISITING PRIVILEGE: New and Collected Stories. By Joy Williams. (Knopf, $30.) These tales, spanning a period of nearly 50 years, are marked by queasy humor and a wry nihilism.

《前来拜访的特权:新旧短篇小说集》(The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories),乔伊·威廉姆斯(Joy Williams)著(Knopf出版社,30美元)。这些故事时间跨度将近50年,有着令人反胃的幽默感与扭曲的虚无主义。

THE WHITES. By Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt. (Holt, $28.) Most readers will never come close to a New York homicide investigation, but they will instinctively know that Price’s insightful crime novel has this world down right.

《白》(The Whites),理查德·普莱斯(Richard Price),以哈利·勃兰特(Harry Brandt)为笔名出版(Holt出版社,28美元)。大多数读者永远不可能接近一起纽约谋杀案调查,但他们可以从普莱斯充满洞察力的犯罪小说里一窥这个世界的究竟。



AMERICA’S BITTER PILL: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System. By Steven Brill. (Random House, $28.) Brill’s fresh, ­outsider curiosity makes him a superb guide to the maze of issues involved here.

《美国的苦药:金钱、政治、后门交易,以及修复我们糟糕的医疗系统的斗争》(America’s  Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System),史蒂文·布里尔(Steven Brill)著(Random House出版社,28美元)。布里尔清新的、局外人式的好奇心令他成为一个好导游,走进书名所涉及的题材所构成的迷宫。

THE ARGONAUTS. By Maggie Nelson. (Graywolf, $23.) An exploration of the way our bodies define and limit us considers the author’s pregnancy and her partner’s own changes.

《阿尔戈英雄》(The Argonauts),麦琪·尼尔逊(Maggie Nelson)(Graywolf出版社,23美元)。探索我们身体的构成,以及它如何限制我们,是在作者的怀孕经历与她伴侣自身的改变的基础之上写成。

AUGUSTINE: Conversions to Confessions. By Robin Lane Fox. (Basic Books, $35.) This narrative of the first half of Augustine’s life conjures the intellectual and social milieu of the late Roman Empire with a Proustian relish for detail.

《奥古斯汀:从皈依到忏悔》(Augustine: Conversions to Confessions),罗宾·莱恩·福克斯(Robin Lane Fox)著(Basic Books出版社,35美元)。这本书讲述了奥古斯汀的前半生,同时描绘了罗马帝国末期的智识与社会环境,有着普鲁斯特式的大量细节。

BARBARIAN DAYS: A Surfing Life. By ­William Finnegan. (Penguin Press, $27.95.) Generous yet unsparing portraits of competitive surf friendships are among the joys of Finnegan’s memoir.

《野蛮的日子:冲浪生活》(Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life),威廉·芬尼根(William Fnnegan)著(Penguin出版社,27.95美元)。这本书毫不留情地详尽描写了冲浪界充满竞争的友谊关系,这是芬尼根回忆录带给读者的众多乐趣之一。

BECOMING NICOLE: The Transformation of an American Family. By Amy Ellis Nutt. (Random House, $27.) A generous portrayal of a couple’s affirming response to their transgender child.

《成为妮科尔:一个美国家庭的变形》(Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family),艾米·埃利斯·纳特(Amy Ellis Nutt)著(Random House出版社,27美元)。精彩地描写了一对伴侣如何坚定地支持他们变性的孩子。

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME. By ­Ta-­Nehisi Coates. (Spiegel & Grau, $24.) With brilliant insight, Coates warns his teenage son about the apparent permanence of racial injustice and the danger of believing one person can make a change.

《在世界与我之间》(Between The World And ME),塔-奈西希·科特斯(Ta-Nehisi Coates)著(Spiegel & Grau出版社,24美元)。科特斯以绝佳的洞察力告诫自己十几岁的儿子,警惕明显的种族不公正现象,以及相信一个人可以改变的危险性。

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF PRIMO LEVI. Edited by Ann Goldstein. (Liveright, three volumes, $100.) Twenty-eight years after Levi’s death, this collection of everything he published brings into focus the breadth and coherence of his genius.

《普里莫·莱维全集》(The Complete Works Of Primo Levi),安·戈德斯坦编辑(Liveright出版社,三卷本,100美元)。莱维去世38年后,这本他出版过的作品的全集让人们注意到他的才华有多么广泛,而且彼此关联。

THE CRIME AND THE SILENCE: Confronting the Massacre of Jews in Wartime ­Jedwabne. By Anna Bikont. Translated by Alissa Valles. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $30.) A beautifully written and devastating reconstruction of mass murder and its ­denial.

《犯罪与沉默:直面战时犹太大屠杀――耶德瓦布内》(The Crime And The Silence: Confronting the Massacre of Jews in Wartime ­Jedwabne),安娜·比科特(Anna Bikont)著,艾丽莎·瓦里斯(Alissa Valles)译(Farrar, Straus & Giroux出版社,30美元)。这本书可怕地重现了大屠杀时的情景,以及对它的否认,文笔优美。

DAUGHTERS OF THE SAMURAI: A Journey From East to West and Back. By ­Janice P. Nimura. (Norton, $26.95.) In 1871, three clueless Japanese girls were sent to America, to learn how to educate their countrywomen in modern ways.

《武士的女儿:从东到西,之后归来的旅行》(Daughters Of The Samurai: A Journey From East to West and Back),贾尼斯·P·尼姆拉(Janice P. Nimura)著,(Norton出版社,26.95美元)。1871年,三个毫无头绪的日本女孩被送到美国,学习如何以现代方式教育本国女性。

DESTINY AND POWER: The American Odys­sey of George Herbert Walker Bush. By Jon Meacham. (Random House, $35.) A judicious and balanced biography of the elder President Bush.

《命运与权力:乔治·休伯特·沃尔克·布什的美国奥德赛之旅》(Destiny And Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush),琼恩·米查姆(Jon Meacham)著(Random House出版社,35美元)。关于老布什总统公正公平、不偏不倚的传记。

DO NO HARM: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery. By Henry Marsh. (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s, $25.99.) A neurosurgeon’s frank and absorbing account combines biography, descriptions of operations and considerations of policy.

《不要伤害:生命、死亡与脑部手术的故事》(Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery),亨利·马什(Henry Marsh)著(Thomas Dunne/St. Mratin’s出版社,25.99美元)。一位神经外科医生坦白有趣的自述,把自传、对手术的描述与对政策的思考结合在一起。 纽约时报中英文网 http://www.qqenglish.com

THE EDGE OF THE WORLD: A Cultural ­History of the North Sea and the Transformation of Europe. By Michael Pye. (Pegasus, $27.95.) Pye’s view of the North Sea and European history succeeds in reorienting our thinking about the past.

《世界边缘:北海与欧洲之变形的文化史》(The Edge Of The World: A Cultural ­History of the North Sea and the Transformation of Europe),迈克尔·派(Michael Pye)著(Pegasus出版社,27.95美元)。派对北海以及欧洲史的观点令我们重新思考过去。

EMPIRE OF COTTON: A Global History. By Sven Beckert. (Knopf, $35.) A Harvard historian shows how every stage of the industrialization of cotton rested on ­violence.

《棉花帝国:世界史》(Empire Of Cotton: A Global History),斯温·贝克特(Sven Beckert)著(Knopf出版社,35美元)。这位哈佛历史学家在书中展示了棉花的工业化的每一个阶段都伴随着暴力。

THE FLY TRAP. By Fredrik Sjoberg. Translated by Thomas Teal. (Pantheon, $24.95.) An amateur entomologist from Sweden offers a distinctive tour of the world of hoverfly collecting.

《捕蝇器》(The Fly Trap),弗里德里克·斯约博格(Fredrik Sjoberg)著,托马斯·提尔(Thomas Teal)译(Pantheon出版社,24.95美元)。一位瑞典业余昆虫学家带来一场详尽的世界飞蝇收藏之旅。

THE FOLDED CLOCK: A Diary. By Heidi ­Julavits. (Doubleday, $26.95.) Each day’s entry in Julavits’s exquisite diary pitches recklessly and headily into the essay it will become, a meditation on desire, perhaps, or ghosts, or time.

《折叠钟:日记》(The Folded Clock: A Diary),海蒂·杰拉维茨(Heidi Julavits)著(Doubleday出版社,26.95美元)。杰拉维茨这本精致的日记里的每一篇都大胆而兴奋,可以成为一篇散文,全书是关于欲望的沉思,抑或是关于鬼魂或时间。

THE GAY REVOLUTION: The Story of the Struggle. By Lillian Faderman. (Simon & Schuster, $35.) The progress of gay rights, vividly described.

《同性恋革命:斗争的故事》(The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle),莉莉安·费德曼(Lillian Faderman)著(Simon & Schuster出版社,35美元)。生动地描写了同性恋权利的进程。

THE GERMAN WAR: A Nation Under Arms, 1939-1945. By Nicholas Stargardt. (Basic Books, $35.) A dramatic look at the lives of ordinary German men and women during World War II.

《德国战争:武装下的国家,1939-1945》(The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939-1945),尼古拉斯·斯塔加茨(Nicholas Stargardt)著(Basic Books出版社,35美元)。引人入胜地描写了“二战”期间平凡德国男女的生活。

GHETTOSIDE: A True Story of Murder in America. By Jill Leovy. (Spiegel & Grau, $28.) Focusing on South Los Angeles, ­Leovy ­examines the circumstances of the ­country’s disturbingly high rate of murders of ­African-American men.

《贫民区谋杀:美国谋杀的真实故事》(GHETTOSIDE: A True Story of Murder in America),吉尔·里奥维(Jill Leovy)著(Spiegel & Grau出版社,28美元)。里奥维的著作聚焦南洛杉矶,审视了这个国家令人不安的非裔美国人谋杀犯罪率的环境成因。

GIVE US THE BALLOT: The Modern ­Struggle for Voting Rights in America. By Ari Berman. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $28.) This engrossing narrative history of voting rights since 1965 focuses on the ­debate between two competing visions.

《给我们选票:美国现代的选举权斗争》(Give Us The Ballot: The Modern ­Struggle for Voting Rights in America),艾利·伯曼(Ali Berman)著(Farrar,Straus & Giroux出版社,28美元)。这本精彩的口述史讲述1965年以来的选举权斗争,关注两大互相竞争的愿景之间的讨论。

GUANTÁNAMO DIARY. By Mohamedou Ould Slahi. Edited by Larry Siems. (Little, Brown, $29.) A longtime captive has written the most profound and disturbing account yet of what it’s like to be collateral damage in the war against terror.

《关塔那摩日记》(Guantanamo Diary),默哈麦德·乌尔德·斯拉希(Mohamedou Ould Slahi)著,拉里·希姆斯(Larry Siems)编辑(Little, Brown出版社,29美元)。一位长期囚徒写下了迄今最深刻、最令人不安的记录,讲述反恐战争的连带损害。

H IS FOR HAWK. By Helen Macdonald. (Grove, $26.) A breathtaking account of the raising and training of a young ­goshawk illuminates two complex natures: the ­author’s and the bird’s.

《雄鹰》(H Is For Hawk),海伦·麦克唐纳(Helen Macdonald)著,(Grove出版社,26美元)。描述抚养和驯养一只苍鹰的经历,精心动魄的描述阐明了作者本人和那只鹰二者的复杂本性。

HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL: A Memoir. By Carrie Brownstein. (Riverhead, $27.95.) How the Sleater-Kinney guitarist (and co-star of “Portlandia”) found herself through music.

《饥饿让我成为摩登女郎:回忆录》(Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl: A Memoir),凯莉·布朗斯坦(Carrie Brwonstein)著(Riverhead出版社,27.95美元)。“斯雷特-基尼”(Sleater-Kinney)的吉他手,以及《波特兰迪亚》(Portlandia)的主演之一通过音乐找到自己。

THE INVENTION OF NATURE: Alexander Von Humboldt’s New World. By Andrea Wulf. (Knopf, $30.) Wulf offers a highly readable account of the German scientist’s monumental journey in the Americas.

《发明自然:亚历山大·冯·洪堡的新世界》(The Invention Of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt’s New World),安德里亚·瓦尔夫(Andrea Wulf)著(Knopf出版社,30美元)。瓦尔夫描写了这位德国科学家里程碑式的美洲之旅,可读性极强。

JONAS SALK: A Life. By Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs. (Oxford University, $34.95.) Salk’s polio vaccine brought instant celebrity, but many colleagues were resentful, this excellent biography shows.

《乔纳斯·索尔克传》(Jonas Salk: A Life),夏洛特·德克罗斯·雅克布斯(Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs)著(Oxford University出版社,34.95美元)。这本精彩的传记揭示出索尔克的脊髓灰质炎疫苗令他一举成名,但很多同事很怨恨他。

KATRINA: After the Flood. By Gary Rivlin. (Simon & Schuster, $27.) A former Times reporter examines the personalities and process behind New Orleans’s reconstruction, including the often corrupt horse trading that went on in the early days.

《卡特琳娜:洪水之后》(Katrina: After the Flood),家里·里夫林(Gary Rivlin)著(Simon & Schuster出版社,27美元)。前《纽约时报》记者审视新奥尔良重建过程背后的人格与程序,包括早期腐败丛生的政治交易。

KILLING A KING: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of ­Israel. By Dan Ephron. (Norton, $27.95.) In an electrifying narrative, Rabin’s attempt to ­negotiate peace is juxtaposed with his ­assassin’s plan to thwart it by killing him.

《杀死国王:暗杀伊扎克·拉宾与以色列的重塑》(Kill A King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of ­Israel),丹·埃夫隆(Dan Ephron)著(Norton出版社,27.95美元)。以充满激情的叙事,描写了拉宾和平谈判的努力,以及暗杀者通过刺杀他破坏和平谈判的计划。

LETTERS TO VÉRA. By Vladimir Nabokov. ­Edited and translated by Olga Voronina and Brian Boyd. (Knopf, $40.) For more than half a century, Nabokov wrote to his wife about his books, his meals and his observations, in exquisite and evocative detail.

《给薇拉的信》(Letters TO Vera),弗拉迪米尔·纳博科夫(Vladimir Nabokov)著,奥尔加·弗罗尼纳(Olga Voronina)与布莱恩·波伊德(Brian Boyd)编辑并翻译(Knopf出版社,40美元)。半个世纪以来,纳博科夫一直给妻子写信,谈及他的书、他的饮食以及他的观察,充满优美细节,令人产生共鸣。

LISTENING TO STONE: The Art and Life of Isamu Noguchi. By Hayden Herrera. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $40.) Noguchi’s mother, a fascinating and tragic figure, haunted his expression much as she haunts the pages of Herrera’s elegant biography.

《倾听岩石:野口勇的艺术与生活》(Listen To Stone: The Art and Life of Isamu Noguchi),海登·海伦拉(Hayden Herrera)著(Farra, Straus & Giroux出版社,40美元)。野口勇的母亲是一位迷人而充满悲剧色彩的人物,她一直萦绕在他的作品里,也在海伦拉这本优美的传记中徘徊不去。

LOITERING: New and Collected Essays. By Charles D’Ambrosio. (Tin House, paper, $15.95.) D’Ambrosio stands here revealed as one of the smartest, most literary ­essayists practicing today.

《游荡:新旧文集》(Loitering: New and Collected Essays),查尔斯·达姆布罗西奥(Charles D’Ambrosio)著(Tin House出版社,平装,15.95美元)。达姆布罗西奥的作品表明他是当今最聪明、最有文学色彩的散文家。

MODERNITY BRITAIN: 1957-62. By David Kynaston. (Bloomsbury, $55.) Kynaston’s brilliant multivolume postwar history continues in this tapestry of social, political and economic change.

《英国的现代性:1957-62》(Modernity Britain: 1957-62),大卫·基纳斯顿(David Kynaston)著(Bloomsbury出版社,55美元)。基纳斯顿精彩的多卷本战后史继续揭示社会、政治与经济变革的全景。

THE MONOPOLISTS: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game. By Mary Pilon. (Bloomsbury, $27.) The real story behind Monopoly, and the woman who went unrecognized for her role in its creation.

《大富翁:世界上最受欢迎的桌游背后的迷恋、愤怒与丑闻》(The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game),玛丽·皮隆(Mary Pilon)著(Bloomsbury出版社,27美元)。大富翁游戏背后的真实故事,以及在它的创作过程中的一位不为人知的女人。

NEGROLAND: A Memoir. By Margo Jefferson. (Pantheon, $25.) In her memoir, the former New York Times critic chronicles a lifetime as a member of Chicago’s black elite.

《黑人之乡:回忆录》(Negroland: A Memoir),玛戈·杰斐逊(Margo Jefferson)著(Pantheon出版社,25美元)。这位《纽约时报》前任评论家在她的回忆录中,按年代记述了她身为芝加哥黑人精英的生活。

NEUROTRIBES: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity. By Steve ­Silberman. (Avery/Penguin Random House, $29.95.) Silberman’s is a broader view of autism, beautifully presented.

《神经部落:孤独症的遗产与神经多样性的未来》(Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity),史蒂夫·希尔伯曼(Steve Silberman)著(Avery/Penguin Random House出版社,29.95美元)。希尔伯曼的著作广泛地审视了孤独症,文笔优美。

OBJECTIVE TROY: A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone. By Scott Shane. (Tim Duggan, $28.) A Times reporter’s account of Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen killed by a drone, and the changes in policy that led to his death.

《目标特洛伊:一个恐怖主义者,一个总统,以及无人机的崛起》(Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone),斯科特·尚恩(Scott Shane)著(Tim Duggan出版社,28美元)。《纽约时报》记者描写美国公民Anwar al-Awlaki被无人机杀害的经过,以及导致他死亡的政策变化。

THE ODD WOMAN AND THE CITY: A ­Memoir. By Vivian Gornick. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $23.) Gornick’s account encompasses her quirky New York encounters but is essentially about being alone.

《奇怪的女人与城市:回忆录》(The Odd Woman And The City: A ­Memoir),薇薇安·格尼克(Vivian Gornick)著(Farrar, Straus & Giroux出版社,23美元)。格尼克的描述围绕着她在纽约与他人的奇异邂逅,但终归还是关于孤独。

ON THE MOVE: A Life. By Oliver Sacks. (Knopf, $27.95.) In this memoir, the ­writer-neurologist abandons what has been his customary restraint and reveals his own vulnerabilities.

《行动的人生》(On The Move: A Life),奥利弗·萨克斯(Oliver Sacks)著(Knopf出版社,27.95美元)。在这本回忆录中,这位作家兼神经科学家放弃了自己平素的克制,展现出内心的脆弱。

ONE OF US: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway. By Asne Seier­stad. Translated by Sarah Death. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $28.) An exploration of the dark side of Scandinavia today.

《我们中的一人:安德斯·布雷维克的故事与挪威大屠杀》(One Of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway),阿斯尼·塞尔斯塔德(Asne Seierstad)著,莎拉·戴斯(Sarah Death)译(Farrar Straus & Giroux出版社,28美元)。探索当今北欧的黑暗面。

ORDINARY LIGHT: A Memoir. By Tracy K. Smith. (Knopf, $25.95.) The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet reflects on race, faith and a mother’s devotion, as well as the literary influences that shaped her.

《平凡之光:回忆录》(Ordinary Light: A Memoir),崔西·K·史密斯(Tracy K. Smith)著(Knopf出版社,25.95美元)。普利策获奖诗人思考种族、信仰与母亲的风险,以及影响了她的文学作品。

THE OTHER PARIS. By Luc Sante. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $28.) Sante, the author of “Low Life,” here celebrates the bohemian, the criminal and the louche in the history of the City of Light.

《另一个巴黎》(The Other PARIS),卢克·桑塔(Luc Sante)著(Farrar Straus & Giroux出版社,28美元)。桑塔是《低处生活》(Low Life)的作者,在这本书中歌颂光明之城(City of Light)历史上的波西米亚、犯罪与离经叛道。

THE PRIZE: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools? By Dale Russakoff. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $27.) This brilliantly reported account of Newark’s attempt to right its public schools stars Cory Booker, Chris Christie and Mark Zuckerberg.

《奖赏:谁在管理美国的学校?》(The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools?),戴尔·罗萨科夫(Dale Russakoff)著(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt出版社,27美元)。这本书精彩地描写了纽瓦克改进公立学校的努力,科利·布克(Cory Booker)、克里斯·克里斯蒂(Chris Christie)与马克·扎克伯格(Mark Zukerberg)也参与其中。

THE SHAPE OF THE NEW: Four Big Ideas and How They Made the Modern World. By Scott L. Montgomery and Daniel Chirot. (Princeton University, $35.) How capitalism, socialism, evolution and liberal democracy broke decisively with the past.

《新事物的形状:四个重大观念以及它们如何塑造了现代世界》(The Shape Of The New: Four Big Ideas and How They Made the Modern World),斯科特·L·蒙哥马利(Scott L. Montgomery)与丹尼尔·奇洛特(Daniel Chirot)著(Princeton University出版社,35美元)。资本主义、社会主义、进化与自由民主这四个观念如何与过去彻底决裂。

SKYFARING: A Journey With a Pilot. By Mark Vanhoenacker. (Knopf, $25.95.) Vanhoenacker has written a chronicle of his aviation career, and an elegant meditation on how flying can lift the soul.

《空中之旅:与飞行员一起旅行》(Skyfaring: A Journey With a Pilot),马克·范霍伊纳克(Mark Vanhoenacker)著(Knopf出版社,25.95美元)。范霍伊纳克按年代记述了自己的航空经历,优美地沉思着飞行如何提升灵魂。

SPINSTER: Making a Life of One’s Own. By Kate Bolick. (Crown, $26.) How does a woman move through the world alone? Bolick looks for answers in her own life and in that of others.

《未婚女人:自力更生》(Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own),凯特·伯里克(Kate Bolick)著(Crown出版社,26美元)。一个女人怎样独自在世界上生活?伯里克在自己与他人的生活中寻找答案。

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome. By Mary Beard. (Liveright, $35.) Like New Yorkers, Romans were aggressive and acquisitive and came from somewhere else; Beard’s wonderfully concise history unpacks the secrets of the city’s success.

《SPQR:古罗马史》(SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome),玛丽·伯尔德(Mary Beard)著(Liveright出版社,35美元)。和纽约人一样,罗马人有攻击性、贪得无厌,而且是从其他地方来的;伯尔德精彩而准确的历史书揭示了这个城市成功的秘密。

STALIN’S DAUGHTER: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva. By Rosemary Sullivan. (Harper, $35.) Sullivan’s biography reveals a complex and tragic figure.

《斯大林的女儿:斯维特拉娜·阿莉卢耶娃非凡而动荡的人生》(Stalin’s Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva),罗斯玛丽·苏利文(Rosemary Sullivan)著(Harper出版社,35美元)。苏利文的传记揭示出一个复杂而充满悲剧性的人物。

STRANGERS DROWNING: Grappling With Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices and the Overpowering Urge to Help. By ­Larissa MacFarquhar. (Penguin Press, $27.95.) A journey through a world of severe altruism and ascetic selflessness.

《陌生人在溺水:与理想主义、极端选择和帮助他人的强烈冲动斗争》(Strangers Drowning: Grappling With Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices and the Overpowering Urge to Help),拉里萨·麦克法夸尔(Larissa MacFarquhar)著(Penguin Press出版社,27.95美元)。带领读者走进一个极度自我主义与自私的世界。

$2.00 A DAY: Living on Almost Nothing in America. By Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28.) Essential reporting about the rise in destitute families.

《两美元过一天:一文不名地在美国生活》($2.00 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America),凯瑟琳·J·艾丁(Kathryn J. Edin)与H·卢克·沙伊弗(H. Luke Shaefer)著(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt出版社,28美元)。简单明了地描写了赤贫家庭的涌现。

THE UNRAVELING: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq. By Emma Sky. (­PublicAffairs, $28.99.) The Briton who was the political adviser to American Gen. Ray Odierno from 2007 to 2010 offers an important and disturbing memoir.

《拆散:伊拉克的极大希望与错失的机会》(THE UNRAVELING: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq),艾玛·斯凯(Emma Sky)著(PublicAffairs出版社,28.99美元)。这位英国作者2007年到2010年期间曾是美国将军雷·奥迪耶诺(Ray Odierno)的政治顾问,她带来这本重要而令人不安的回忆录。

THE WEATHER EXPERIMENT: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future. By Peter Moore. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $30.) Unlike many British-centric meteorological histories, Moore’s evocative account pays homage to American contributions.

《天气试验:力图预见未来的先驱者们》(The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future),彼得·摩尔(Peter Moore)著(Farrar,Straus & Giroux出版社,30美元)。和很多以英国为中心的气象史学家不同,摩尔生动的记述对美国人的贡献表达了敬意。

WITCHES OF AMERICA. By Alex Mar. (Sarah Crichton/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $26.) Mar presents a seeker’s memoir told through a quilted veil: a collection of strong journalistic profiles of fascinating modern practitioners of the occult.

《美国女巫》(Witches Of America),阿历克斯·马尔(Alex Mar)著(Sarah Crichton/Farrar Straus & Giroux出版社,26美元)。马尔带来一本搜寻者的回忆录,透过面纱讲了下面的故事:一组关于奇妙的现代神秘学修习者们的新闻特写。



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