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Com­ing up in Style

Sun­day in Arts & Style | Alec Bald­win and Kurt An­der­sen ex­plain how they got into Don­ald Trump’s head to write their pres­i­den­tial “mem­oir,” You Can’t Spell Amer­ica With­out

Me. In Good Things Hap­pen Slowly, Fred Her­sch, the first openly gay, HIV-pos­i­tive jazz player, de­scribes his strug­gles and suc­cesses.

Mon­day | In David Ig­natius’s thriller The Quan­tum Spy, a CIA of­fi­cer must find a Chi­nese in­for­mant who may be steal­ing pow­er­ful com­puter se­crets.

Tues­day | Nov­el­ist Nathan Eng­lan­der re­flects on the chal­lenges of writ­ing about Is­rael.

Wed­nes­day | Louise Er­drich’s Fu­ture Home of the Liv­ing God imag­ines a dystopic world in which evo­lu­tion starts mov­ing back­ward. Feed the Re­sis­tance, by Ju­lia Tur­shen, pro­vides recipes for po­lit­i­cal ac­tivism. And this month’s best sci­ence fic­tion and fan­tasy books.

Thurs­day | In the fan­tasy novel Ka, John Crow­ley tells the life story of a 2,000-year-old crow.

Fri­day | In Joan Sil­ber’s Im­prove­ment, a sin­gle mother in Harlem is tempted to join a cig­a­rette smug­gling scheme.

LOUISE ER­DRICH; PHOTO BY HI­LARY ABE

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