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What to read this week: New books by Rebecca Traister, Dacre Stoker & J.D. Barker, Justine Bateman

"Dracul" by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker (Putnam, October 2018) Photo Credit: Putnam

GOOD AND MAD: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger, by Rebecca Traister. Women are angry, writes Traister, and she’s not just talking about the #MeToo movement. The author of “All the Single Ladies” traces the history of female rage through various American political movements, including battles for the right to vote, civil rights and gay rights. (S&S, $27)

DRACUL, by Dacre Stoker & J.D. Barker. The great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker, author of “Dracula,” collaborates with a contemporary thriller writer on this prequel. When “Dracula” was published in 1897, the publisher cut the first 100 pages along with Stoker’s claim that “events here really took place.” “Dracul” imagines the origin story of this vampire classic. (Putnam, $27)

FAME: The Hijacking of Reality, by Justine Bateman. You’ve never read anything quite like this book — don’t call it a memoir — by the actress/director/producer best known for her role on the ‘80s sitcom “Family Ties.” It’s a meditation on fame (if something so raw and full of expletives can be called a meditation), examining what it does to celebrities — and the rest of us. (Akashic Books, $26.95)

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