BOOK WORLD THIS WEEK

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Sunday in Arts & Style | Sam Shep­ard is a bi­og­ra­phy of the great Amer­i­can play­wright, by John J. Win­ters. Flaubert in the Ru­ins of Paris is Peter Brooks’s study of late-19th-cen­tury France and the novel “Sen­ti­men­tal Ed­u­ca­tion.”

Mon­day | A jour­nal­ist suf­fers an on-air break­down in Since We Fell, by Den­nis Le­hane.

Tues­day | Mis­sis­sippi Blood is the fi­nal in­stall­ment of Greg Iles’s Natchez Burn­ing tril­ogy.

Wed­nes­day | In Saints for All Oc­ca­sions, by J. Court­ney Sul­li­van, two Ir­ish sis­ters con­front the choices they made decades ear­lier. A mur­der in Vic­to­rian Eng­land could lead an investigator to the high­est lev­els of the aris­toc­racy in Mur­der on the Ser­pen­tine, by Anne Perry. And our fa­vorite new sci­ence fic­tion and fan­tasy nov­els.

Thurs­day | A new trans­la­tion of Ivan Gon­charov’s The Same Old Story, an oft-for­got­ten Rus­sian clas­sic.

Fri­day | Mathias Enard’s novel Com­pass ex­plores ten­sions be­tween Europe and the Is­lamic world.

J. COURT­NEY SUL­LI­VAN; PHOTO BY MICHAEL LIONSTAR

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