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Newly Published, From Octogenarian Marathoners to a Haunted Southern Plantation Wedding

Recent titles of note:

RACING THE CLOCK: Running Across a Lifetime, by Bernd Heinrich. (Ecco, $27.99.) A biologist and marathon runner, the author of “Why We Run” embarks on a 50-kilometer race at age 80 and uses his research and own experiences to examine how our bodies age.

CARRY ON: Reflections for a New Generation, by John Lewis with Kabir Sehgal. (Grand Central, $22.) Before his death from cancer, the civil rights leader and Georgia congressman reflected on his life and dispensed this advice for future generations on justice, faith and the pandemic.

BORN INTO THIS, by Adam Thompson. (Two Dollar Radio, paper, $15.99.) A legacy of cultural destruction in Australia and the disappearance of the natural world loom over stories of Aboriginal rangers, untimely funerals and angry bees in this sharp fiction debut.

WHEN THE RECKONING COMES, by LaTanya McQueen. (Harper Perennial/HarperCollins, paper, $17.) A Black woman returns to her North Carolina hometown to attend her best friend’s plantation wedding and is forced to confront the haunted, oppressive history of the land that she left behind.

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