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Com­ing up in Style Sun­day in Arts & Style | A new bi­og­ra­phy of James Fen­i­more Cooper looks at the au­thor’s rel­e­vance to­day. A roundup of the best au­dio­books for July. And find out how you can help at the Na­tional Book Fes­ti­val. Mon­day | The Blinds, by Adam Stern­bergh, is an en­tic­ingly eerie thriller about the strange events that un­fold among a group of crim­i­nals who don’t re­mem­ber their crimes. Tues­day | Travel back to 1740s New York in Fran­cis Spufford’s novel Golden Hill, where an English­man ar­rives with no ex­pla­na­tion and a small for­tune in hand. Wed­nes­day | A bil­lion­aire shakes up a sleepy New Eng­land town in Jonathan Dee’s novel The Lo­cals. Siob­han Fal­lon’s novel The Con­fu­sion of Lan­guages fol­lows the lives of two mil­i­tary wives in Jor­dan dur­ing the Arab Spring. And the best new ro­mance books. Thurs­day | Michael Dirda re­views Hitler’s Mon­sters, a his­tory of Nazi Ger­many that looks at the role of the oc­cult in fas­cism. Fri­day | In Lawrence Os­borne’s novel Beau­ti­ful An­i­mals, two women find a Syr­ian refugee dur­ing a hike in Greece, and their ef­forts to help him set off a se­ries of un­ex­pected con­se­quences.

JONATHAN DEE; PHOTO BY JES­SICA MARX

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