THE ART OF REVISION: The Last Word, by Peter Ho Davies. (Graywolf, paper, $14.) A writer draws on his experience teaching at the University of Michigan and uses the works of writers like Flannery O’Connor, Carmen Maria Machado, Raymond Carver and himself to reflect on the beauty and importance of revising fiction.
MURAKAMI T: The T-Shirts I Love, by Haruki Murakami. (Knopf, $25.) In pieces written for a Japanese fashion magazine, the celebrated author goes through his collection of T-shirts, examining the memories, hobbies and consumerist aspects that they symbolize.
RECLAMATION: Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson, and a Descendant’s Search for Her Family’s Lasting Legacy, by Gayle Jessup White. (Amistad, $27.99.) A descendant of the Jefferson and Hemings families writes her life story, bringing the exploration of her ancestry and the white Jefferson descendants’ refusal to acknowledge their Black relatives into a national racial reckoning and cleareyed look at slavery’s legacy.