BOOK WORLD THIS WEEK

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Sun­day in Arts & Style | The Many Lives of Cat­woman, by Tim Han­ley, traces “the felo­nious his­tory of a fe­line fa­tale” in comics, TV and film. In Lone­some Lies Be­fore Us, nov­el­ist Don Lee writes about a floun­der­ing coun­try singer whose life is rid­dled with health and fi­nan­cial chal­lenges.

Mon­day | A com­puter mix-up re­sults in a cof­fee com­pany owner ac­quir­ing a sen­a­tor’s lap­top that con­tains clas­si­fied doc­u­ments in The Switch, by Joseph Finder.

Tues­day | A House Among the Trees, by Ju­lia Glass, is about a world-fa­mous chil­dren’s writer who leaves his es­tate to a trusted as­sis­tant.

Wed­nes­day | In Joshua Co­hen’s Mov­ing Kings, an Amer­i­can busi­ness­man in­vites his Is­raeli cousin to live with him in New York. A boy be­friends a ghost in Gail God­win’s Grief Cot­tage. And this month’s best sci­ence fic­tion and fan­tasy books.

Thurs­day | Peter Parker delves into A.E Hous­man’s po­etry and the English coun­try­side in Hous­man Coun­try.

Fri­day | To the New Own­ers is a eu­logy to an old fam­ily home on Martha’s Vine­yard, by Madeleine Blais.

JU­LIA GLASS; PHOTO BY DEN­NIS COW­LEY

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