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A Thousand Pardons By Jonathan Dee (Random House, $26)

Saga of a disgraced lawyer, his PR guru wife, and torn family explores the nature of guilt and forgiveness.

With or Without You By Domenica Ruta (Spiegel & Grau, $25)


A stirring memoir of the dysfunctional ties between a self-destructive but bright, funny, and truly original mother and daughter in Danvers.

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Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time By Ira Katznelson
(Liveright, $29.95)

History argues that FDR had to look the other way on Southern segregation to get that region’s needed support for New Deal programs.