The best books of the week

The Body: A Guide for Occupants
Bill Bryson (nonfiction, Doubleday)
The witty bestselling co-author of “A Walk in the Woods” and “A Short History of Nearly Everything” takes readers on a tour of the human body, including fun facts you might not have known, amazing feats and also (unfortunately) the many things that can go wrong.

Dad’s Maybe Book
Tim O’Brien (parenting, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
In 2003, author Tim O’Brien, already an older father, started writing down bits of advice on pieces of paper — a word of advice on love, a random thought or a shared memory — communicating with his sons as he imagined them reading his missives as grown men.

Chest Confessions
Christina Wilson (memoir, Christina Wilson)
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a memoir with photographs recounting a young woman’s cancer journey, from her first diagnosis (and misdiagnosis) at age 32 through her treatment and recovery.

It Would Be Night in Caracas
Karina Sainz Borgo (fiction, HarperVia)
A gripping novel about a young woman raised in a prosperous Venezuela who must now contend with a disintegrating country where she waits in bread lines every day and is unable to protect her apartment from looters.

The Art of Taking it Easy
Brian King (nonfiction, Apollo Publishers)
Dr. Bring King is a psychologist and stand-up comedian, and this book, with its subtitle of “How to Cope with Bears, Traffic, and the Rest of Life’s Stressors” will have you laughing as he presents his own brand of humor therapy and how it can help you rewire yourself to see stressful situations through a different lens.

Olive, Again
Elizabeth Strout (fiction, Random House)
The hugely popular character of Olive Kitteridge comes to life once again in this novel, as she moves through the streets of Crosby, Maine, and encounters all types of people.

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