8 New Books We Recommend This Week

American politics are in the spotlight this week, with new books about the country’s ideological and cultural divide from George Packer (“Last Best Hope”) and Jonathan Rauch (“The Constitution of Knowledge”), along with a look at the origins of the Constitution itself (“The Words That Made Us,” by Akhil Reed Amar). We also recommend an account of the vaping company Juul Labs, and new fiction from Yan Lianke, Caitlin Wahrer, Tom Lin and Taylor Jenkins Reid — whose surf novel, “Malibu Rising,” might be just the thing to keep you company on your next beach vacation.

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