New in paperback: "See what you can do", "The gunners"

SEE WHAT CAN BE DONE: Essays, criticisms and comments, by Lorrie Moore. (Vintage, $ 17.) Moore is perhaps best known as a novelist and writer of short stories by a critic, but readers of his fiction will recognize his engaging and accessible voice. His first non-fiction collection brings together works covering everything from Marilyn Monroe to the O. J. Simpson trial, along with book reviews and political pieces.

THE CANNONIERI, by Rebecca Kauffman. (Counterpoint, $ 16.95.) A group of childhood friends gather for a funeral and try to imagine what prompted their classmate to kill themselves. Our reviewer, Xhenet Aliu, praised the novel, writing: "C & # 39; s so much generosity, spirit and humor, shared by any character on the page at any time, that I've always been happy to accompany them."

THE PLANT MESSIAH: Adventures in search of the rarest species in the world, by Carlos Magdalena. (Again, $ 16.) Magdalena, a senior botanical orticulturist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, takes readers from the Australian Amazon outback in her quest to preserve some of the world's most vulnerable plants. Back at his lab, he designs ways to save these species, encouraging them to grow and grow.

NO ECHO: a novel by Hanne Wilhelmsen, by Anne Holt and Berit Reiss-Andersen. Translated by Anne Bruce. (Scribner, $ 17.) When the body of a famous Oslo chef is discovered on the steps of the police headquarters, the department tries to investigate the murder. Hanne, the heroine of these famous Norwegian detective novels, joins the case after six months of mourning for her partner. While examining the murder, it becomes clear that for all his fame, the chef was a mystery, even to those closest to him.

TO FINISH A PRESIDENCY: The Power of Impeachment, by Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz. (Basic, $ 17.99.) The authors are experts on constitutional law and describe the history of the prosecution while they take care of explaining the critical questions that arise at every stage of the process. Both Tribe and Matz are close observers of the Trump presidency, and they justify themselves when impeachment should be used in the 21st century.

THE ITALIAN TEACHER, by Tom Rachman. (Penguin, $ 16.) Pinch, the title character, grew up under the ghost of his father, a larger-than-life artist whose affections were always out of reach. "Rachman appears in perfect control of his material," wrote our review, Olga Grushin. "This is not an aesthetic treatise but, first of all, a moral account of fame and the family".

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