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.
Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time By Ira Katznelson
History argues that FDR had to look the other way on Southern segregation to get that region’s needed support for New Deal programs.