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What’s new: a David Letterman bio, the latest Jojo Moyes novel, a Trollope classic restored

"Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night" by

"Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night" by Jason Zinoman. Credit: HarperCollins

LETTERMAN: The Last Giant of Late Night, by Jason Zinoman. It’s been nearly two years since “Late Show With David Letterman” went off the air and its host retreated, for the most part, from the spotlight. Now, New York Times comedy critic Zinoman reflects on the man whose long-running late night talk show — which first aired in 1982 — transformed television. (Harper, $28.99)


THE HORSE DANCER, by Jojo Moyes. The past several years have seen a wave of bestselling novels from English author Moyes reach these shores, led by “Me Before You” (made into a movie last year). This latest import features a young London girl and her horse, Boo, who are taken in by a successful lawyer after the girl’s grandfather suffers a stroke. (Penguin, $16 paper)


THE DUKE’S CHILDREN, by Anthony Trollope. Here’s a gift to lovers of the Victorian novel: a new edition of Trollope’s final book in his Palliser series, about English politics and the fortunes of Plantagenet Palliser, Duke of Omnium, here in the autumn of his years. First published in 1880, it had 65,000 words cut for publication; a team of scholars has restored the original version. (Everyman’s Library, $27.50)

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