ABOUT Comfort: finding comfort in dark times, by Michael Ignatieff. (Metropolitan, $26.99.) The historian examines the work of writers and artists during tumultuous moments in world history and examines how these creatives found strength and hope in humanity’s darkest days through meditations on Albert Camus, Anna Akhmatova, Primo Levi and more.
TO TRUST, by Domenico Starnone. Translated by Jhumpa Lahiri. (Europe, Paper, $17.) In a fateful attempt to salvage their turbulent relationship, Pietro and Teresa tell each other their deepest and darkest secrets. They break up, but when Pietro faces a major crossroads in his life, the secret he shared with her haunts him.
THE POWER OF WOMEN: A Doctor’s Journey of Hope and Healing, by Denis Mukwege. (Flatiron, $28.99.) The Nobel laureate and human rights activist makes an urgent call to action against sexual and gender violence, using his experience in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and around the world to highlight female resilience and promote a “positive masculinity.” promote. ”
THE BIG CHEAT: How Donald Trump Searched America and Enriched Himself and His Family, by David Cay Johnston. (Simon & Schuster, $28.) Documenting the suspicious tax breaks and dishonest business dealings during Trump’s four years in office, Johnston made a strong argument that he was, as Johnston writes, “a master huckster.”