USA TODAY International Edition - - LIFE - Jo­ce­lyn McClurg

Swing Time by Zadie Smith (Pen­guin, fic­tion, re­print). Traces the di­verg­ing lives of two child­hood friends in Lon­don, one of whom be­comes a per­sonal as­sis­tant to a Madonna-like su­per­star. Set­tle for More by Megyn Kelly (Harper, non-fic­tion, re­print). The NBC News an­chor, formerly of Fox News, writes a me­moir that takes on such top­ics as her elec­tion-year feud with Don­ald Trump. The Ger­man Girl by Ar­mando Lu­cas Cor­rea (Washington Square Press/Atria, fic­tion, re­print). His­tor­i­cal novel based on the Cuban gov­ern­ment’s tragic de­ci­sion in 1939 to turn away the Ger­man liner the SS St. Louis, which car­ried more than 900 Jewish pas­sen­gers seek­ing asy­lum. The Pi­geon Tun­nel: Sto­ries From My Life by John le Carré (Pen­guin, non-fic­tion, re­print) The au­thor, whose new novel A Le­gacy of Spies has just been re­leased, ex­plains the ge­n­e­sis of his thrillers and char­ac­ters in this au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal work. Books for Liv­ing by Will Sch­walbe (Vin­tage, non-fic­tion, re­print). The au­thor of The End of Your Life Book Club con­sid­ers books that of­fer mean­ing­ful lessons, from David Cop­per­field to A Lit­tle Life. Be­ing Mor­tal by Atul Gawande (Pi­cador, non-fic­tion, re­print). A physi­cian looks at the harm end-of-life med­i­cal prac­tices can some­times do. The Girl With the Lower Back Tat­too by Amy Schumer (Gallery, non-fic­tion, re­print). Schumer joined the ranks of fe­male co­me­di­ans with best sellers (Tina Fey, Chelsea Han­dler, et al) with this se­rio-comic me­moir. The Book That Mat­ters Most by Ann Hood (Nor­ton, fic­tion, re­print). A book club pro­vides the set­ting for this tale about mothers, daugh­ters and lit­er­a­ture. Blood in the Water by Heather Ann Thomp­son (Vin­tage, non­fic­tion, re­print). Subti­tle: The At­tica Prison Up­ris­ing of 1971 and Its Le­gacy; win­ner of the Pulitzer Prize in His­tory. The Tragedy of Brady Sims by Ernest J. Gaines (Vin­tage, fic­tion, paperback orig­i­nal). In the Jim Crow South, Brady Sims pulls out a gun in a court­room and shoots his own son; a novella by the au­thor of A Les­son Be­fore Dy­ing. Scrappy Lit­tle No­body by Anna Ken­drick (Touch­stone, non­fic­tion, re­print). The ac­tress (Pitch Per­fect) of­fers a col­lec­tion of au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal es­says. My Not So Per­fect Life by So­phie Kin­sella (The Dial Press, fic­tion, re­print). Comic novel about twen­tysome­thing Katie Bren­ner, who re­turns to her fam­ily farm af­ter los­ing her mar­ket­ing job in Lon­don. A Life in Parts by Bryan Cranston (Scrib­ner, non-fic­tion, re­print). The ac­tor re­flects on his mem­o­rable roles, from Wal­ter White to LBJ.

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