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Com­ing up in Style Sun­day in Arts & Style | Writer and il­lus­tra­tor Hud­son Talbott cel­e­brates the artists of the Hud­son River School and their con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can art in Pic­tur­ing Amer­ica. Wil­liam Shat­ner re­flects on his rise to star­dom and the ob­sta­cles along the way in Live Long and.... Mon­day | In Amy Ste­wart’s Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit, a fe­male sher­iff’s deputy finds her­self a po­lit­i­cal tar­get dur­ing a lo­cal elec­tion and investigates the case of a woman bound for an in­sane asy­lum. Tues­day | A young girl takes on a new iden­tity to aid her es­tranged brother in acts of ecoter­ror­ism in Abby Geni’s The Wild­lands. Wed­nes­day | In Wash­ing­ton Black, by Esi Edugyan, a young field slave in Bar­ba­dos gets a taste of free­dom be­fore he is ac­cused of mur­der. Brian Dil­lon’s Es­say­ism is a deep dive into the power of great es­says. And this month’s best po­etry col­lec­tion. Thurs­day | Michael Dirda re­vis­its a for­got­ten chil­dren’s clas­sic, The Three Royal Mon­keys, by Wal­ter de la Mare. Fri­day | In Strike Your Heart, Bel­gian au­thor Amélie Nothomb ex­plores fe­male re­la­tion­ships through the com­ing-of-age story of a girl deeply af­fected by her con­nec­tions to a child­hood friend, a pro­fes­sional men­tor and a cruel mother.

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