The Signal and the Noise By Nate Silver (Penguin, $27.95)
The political forecaster’s ambitious new book is a practical handbook
and a philosophical manifesto in one.
God Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame
By Ty Burr (Pantheon, $28.95)
Burr examines fame in and out of Hollywood.
The Life of Objects By Susanna Moore (Knopf, $25)
The Nazi Germany tale has a mysterious narrator at its center.