New and recommended

Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version

By Philip Pullman (Viking, $27.95)

Revisiting the Brothers Grimm 200 years after they collected their brilliant and
disturbing tales.

The Annotated Brothers Grimm: The Bicentennial Edition

Edited by Maria Tatar (Norton, $35)


A handsome volume, richly illustrated, full of wonderful facts and history.

The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy

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By David Nasaw (Penguin, $40)

A biography that begs to be called “magisterial.”