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What’s new: Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, an Amos Oz novel, Sophie Pinkham

"Black Square" by Sophie Pinkham. Credit: W. W. Norton

NIGHT SCHOOL, by Lee Child. With a new Jack Reacher film, starring Tom Cruise, in theaters, author Lee Child brings his protagonist back in this new novel, set in 1996, when Reacher is still working for the U.S. Army. Sent back to “school” with an FBI agent and a CIA agent, his mission is to find an American who may be selling secrets to a Jihadi sleeper cell in Germany. (Delacorte, $28.99)

JUDAS, by Amos Oz. The Israeli author of “A Tale of Love and Darkness” — made into a film directed by and starring Natalie Portman — sets his new novel in Jerusalem in 1959. An unmoored young graduate student — whose subject of study is Judas Iscariot — comes to live with an aging, ill schoolteacher; betrayal; inevitably, will be a theme. Translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas De Lange. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25)

BLACK SQUARE: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine, by Sophie Pinkham. A journalist looks closely at a country that has been much in the news — especially since the 2014 revolution that unseated President Viktor Yanukovych, and the 2015 Russian annexation of Crimea. But Pinkham’s focus is on everyday life and the people she meets, including a physician/AIDS activist and a full complement of “babushkas.” (W. W. Norton, $26.95)

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