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What’s new: Books by Michael Lewis, Val McDermid and Dava Sobel

"The Undoing Project" by Michael Lewis. Credit: Norton

THE UNDOING PROJECT: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds, by Michael Lewis. The author of “Moneyball” and “The Big Short” examines the collaboration of two Israeli psychologists whose Nobel Prize-winning studies explained why humans so often make irrational decisions. The book is about their deeply devoted partnership — and the vast influence of their findings on our data-driven age. (W.W. Norton & Company, $28.95)

OUT OF BOUNDS, by Val McDermid. The Scottish crime writer, author of 29 previous novels, brings back Karen Pirie, the cold case detective from “The Skeleton Road” and other books. In this outing, a DNA test connects a teen boy in a coma after a car accident to an unsolved murder from years before. Meanwhile, Pirie is drawn to revisit a decades-old terrorist bombing from a new angle. (Atlantic Monthly Press, $25)

THE GLASS UNIVERSE: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars, by Dava Sobel. In the late 19th century, a group of women began to work at the Harvard College Observatory, assisting the college astronomers. East Hampton author Sobel (“Galileo’s Daughter”) chronicles the story of these unsung scientists, who went on to study the stars directly in the 20th century. (Viking, $30)

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