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"The Girl Who Escaped ISIS" by Farida Khalaf

"The Girl Who Escaped ISIS" by Farida Khalaf and Andrea C. Hoffmann. Credit: Atria

THE GIRL WHO ESCAPED ISIS: This Is My Story, by Farida Khalaf and Andrea C. Hoffman. Farida Khalaf (a pseudonym) was a 19-year-old member of the Yazidi minority in northern Iraq when ISIS forces invaded her village in 2014. Her father and older brother were killed, and Farida and a friend were taken to Syria and sold into sexual slavery. This book, written with a German journalist, is a dramatic account of her life there, before she managed to escape. Translated by Jamie Bulloch. (Atria, $24)

THE IMPERIAL WIFE, by Irina Reyn. This novel, by the author of “What Happened to Anna K.,” tells the twinned stories of Tanya, a Russian art specialist at a New York auction house, and Catherine the Great, the 18th-century Russian empress. Linking the pair is the Order of St. Catherine, a bejeweled medal worn by Catherine on her wedding day. It could be a sales coup for Tanya when it comes into her hands — if, that is, the Order is authentic. (Thomas Dunne Books, $25.99)

MULTIPLE CHOICE, by Alejandro Zambra. As the title suggests, this latest offering from the canny Chilean author — a cult favorite among fans of Latin American fiction — is a multiple choice test taken by the reader, including sections titled “Excluded Term,” “Sentence Completion” and “Reading Comprehension.” Through this conceit, Zambra manages to tell numerous “flash fiction” — style tales that are both funny and moving. Translated by Megan McDowell. (Penguin, $15 paper)

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