TELL ME HOW IT ENDS An Essay in Forty Questions By Valeria Luiselli 119 pp. Coffee House Press. Paper, $12.95.
In The New York Times Book Review, Caitlin Flanagan reviews “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy,” by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant, about Sandberg’s life after the sudden death of her husband, Dave Goldberg, in May 2015. Flanagan writes of the book:
MY JEWISH YEAR 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew By Abigail Pogrebin 326 pp. Fig Tree Books. $22.95. According to the writer Leon Wieseltier, the greatest scandal among American Jews is illiteracy. We simply don’t know enough — not nearly enough — about who we are and what Jews believe.
THE OUTRUN By Amy Liptrot 280 pp. W. W. Norton & Company. $25.95. Amy Liptrot begins her memoir with a glossary: In the Orkney Islands of far northern Scotland, seals are called selkies; cattle are kye; and the fog rolling in from the sea goes by the evocative haar.
Six new paperbacks to check out this week. SPAIN IN OUR HEARTS: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939, by Adam Hochschild. (Mariner/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $15.99.
HER BACK PAGES: You can tell a lot about a book from its index. Consider Elizabeth Warren’s “This Fight Is Our Fight,” reviewed by Paul Krugman and new to the hardcover nonfiction list at No. 1.