LOST LAD LONDON, VOL. 1, by Shima Shinya. (Yen Press, paper, $15.) In this graphic novel from the co-writer of the manga series “Star Wars: The High Republic: The Edge of Balance,” a Scotland Yard detective and a college student try to solve a murder on the London Underground.
SMAHTGUY: The Life and Times of Barney Frank, by Eric Orner. (Metropolitan, paper, $25.99.) A graphic account of the life of Barney Frank, one of the first openly gay members of Congress, by his longtime staff adviser and press secretary.
THE HIGH DESERT: Black. Punk. nowhere, by James Spooner. (Harper, $26.99.) The director of the documentary “Afro-Punk” explores race, identity and adolescent love in this graphic memoir about growing up in a small desert town in California in the late 1980s.
AMAZON, by Canizales. (Graphic Universe, $21.99.) Andrea, a 19-year-old native Colombian woman mourning the death of her child, returns home with a hidden camera to capture evidence of her family’s displacement for mining.
THIS WON’T GO: Trump, Biden and the Battle for America’s Future, by Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns. (Simon & Schuster, $29.99.) Two DailyExpertNews reporters draw on hundreds of interviews and documents for a behind-the-scenes look at how Democrats and Republicans are coping with the pandemic, the 2020 election, and the January 6 attack. attacked the Capitol.
THE MAN WHO SOLD AIR IN THE HOLY LAND, by Omer Friedländer. (Random House, $27.) This touching debut collection features the stories of a divorced con man who sells bottles of “holy air” to tourists, a grieving mother who regrets sending her son to die “for a government I hate”, and a Jewish man racked with guilt after betraying his Palestinian friend.
WHAT CAN WE HOPE? essays on politics, by Richard Rorty. Edited by WP Malecki and Chris Voparil. (Princeton University, $24.95.) These essays by the late philosopher, who predicted the coming of a Trump-esque presidency in 1998, cover populism, democracy, economic inequality, climate change, and more.
INSPIRED: Understanding creativity: a journey through art, science and the soul, by Matt Richter. (Mariner, $29.99.) A science reporter for The Times argues that creativity is “as natural as reproduction itself,” exploring its evolutionary origins, examining science and providing insight through remarkable creative types.