"Jackson, 1964" by Calvin Trillin, released in June 2016.

"Jackson, 1964" by Calvin Trillin, released in June 2016. Credit: Random House

JACKSON, 1964: And Other Dispatches From Fifty Years of Reporting on Race in America, by Calvin Trillin. For readers who know Trillin for his food writing and witty “deadline” poems, this relevant anthology shows his terrific range. Long Island readers shouldn’t miss his perceptive story about the 2006 murder of Daniel Cicciaro Jr. in Miller Place. (Random House, $27)

BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, by Ron Kovic. Forty years ago the Vietnam vet from Massapequa — wounded in combat and in a wheelchair ever since — published his classic war memoir, later made into a film with Tom Cruise. The anniversary edition features a foreword by Bruce Springsteen. Kovic’s new book, “Hurricane Street,” chronicles the 1970s activism of the American Veterans Movement. (Akashic Books, both $15.95 paper)

CHRONICLE OF A LAST SUMMER, by Yasmine El Rashidi. This debut novel by an Egyptian writer and journalist follows a young woman during three Cairo summers (1984, 1998 and 2014). “Chronicle” offers a window on ordinary Egyptian life — both personal and political — across the decades, haunted by the ghosts of the dead and the missing. (Tim Duggan Books, $25)

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