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Sunday in Arts & Style | Sarah Vaughan is the sub­ject of Elaine M. Hayes’s bi­og­ra­phy Queen of Be­bop. Joe Berkowitz delves into the world of pun com­pe­ti­tions in Away With Words.

Mon­day | An act of vi­o­lence draws a woman back to the hor­ror that once shat­tered her fam­ily in Karin Slaugh­ter’s The Good Daugh­ter.

Tues­day | Re­cently longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Kamila Sham­sie’s Home Fire is a con­tem­po­rary retelling of Antigone.

Wed­nes­day | Paul Lynch’s novel Grace ex­plores the dev­as­ta­tion of the Ir­ish potato famine. Ro­mance nov­el­ist Sarah Ma­cLean dis­cusses male he­roes in the age of Trump. And the month’s best sci­ence fic­tion and fan­tasy.

Thurs­day | Michael Dirda ex­plores the his­tory of crime fic­tion.

Fri­day | In Ash­ley Shelby’s novel South Pole Sta­tion, an artist trav­els to Antarc­tica and en­coun­ters a rag­tag group of peo­ple, in­clud­ing a cli­mate-change-deny­ing sci­en­tist.

KARIN SLAUGH­TER; PHOTO BY ALI­SON ROSE

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