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Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week
October 19th, 2017, 07:09 PM
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
Books of The Times: In ‘Righteous,’ a Stand-Up Sleuth Investigates His Brother’s Murder
October 19th, 2017, 07:09 PM
Joe Ide’s follow-up to his award-winning debut novel, “IQ,” begins in the exact spot that story left off: in a junkyard with a car full of evidence.
Book News: Australia’s Amazon Book Battle
October 19th, 2017, 07:09 PM
The online retailer is moving in. Booksellers are nervous. But disrupting Australians’ reading habits might not be so easy to do.
Books of The Times: A Graphic Novelist’s Passionate Anatomy of New York
October 19th, 2017, 07:09 PM
Julia Wertz’s majestic portrait of the city is a collection of dramatic streetscapes and hidden histories.
Books of Style: Inside the Estate that Inspired ‘The Philadelphia Story’
October 19th, 2017, 07:09 PM
A lavish new book examines the history of Ardrossan and the old-money world of Philadelphia’s Main Line.
Nonfiction: A Portrait of Stalin in All His Murderous Contradictions
October 19th, 2017, 07:09 PM
The second volume of Stephen Kotkin’s biography “Stalin” reveals the ideologue and the opportunist.
Nonfiction: The First Totalitarian
October 19th, 2017, 07:09 PM
Victor Sebestyen’s “Lenin” describes the inventor of a secular religion.
By the Book: Simon Schama: By the Book
October 19th, 2017, 07:09 PM
The author of the two-volume “Belonging: The Story of the Jews 1492-1900” didn’t finish reading Elena Ferrante’s “Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay”: “I left.”
Books of The Times: With ‘La Belle Sauvage,’ Philip Pullman Begins a New Trilogy
October 18th, 2017, 07:09 PM
The author of the “His Dark Materials” trilogy returns, with answers to the questions what happened first and what happens next.
Bookshelf: An Unexpected President, and Expressions of Subway Therapy
October 18th, 2017, 07:09 PM
There are two new books about New Yorkers who rose to fame due to unforeseen political events: one became president and one led a movement based on public self-expression.
Jann Wenner and His Biographer Have a Falling Out
October 18th, 2017, 07:09 PM
The Rolling Stone founder seemed to enjoy opening up his life to Joe Hagan. Now that the book is about to come out, they are no longer speaking.
Richard Wilbur, Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Winner, Dies at 96
October 18th, 2017, 07:09 PM
Mr. Wilbur’s poems were praised for their beauty but were criticized for their “mildness.” He was named the nation’s second poet laureate.
Tom Hanks Talks
October 18th, 2017, 07:09 PM
The nicest guy in Hollywood discusses his love of typewriters and his new collection of short stories, “Uncommon Type.”
How the Harvey Weinstein Story Has Unfolded
October 18th, 2017, 07:09 PM
A look back at the major elements of the continuing story, which has spilled well beyond Hollywood.
Book News: A New Novel From the Late Sam Shepard to Be Published in December
October 18th, 2017, 07:09 PM
Knopf will publish “Spy of the First Person,” which the actor and playwright wrote in the final months of his life.
Profile: Recovery, Russell Brand Style
October 18th, 2017, 07:09 PM
The comedian on narcissism, fame, his new book on the 12 steps and life after addiction.
Nonfiction: Stalinist Crimes in Ukraine That Resonate Today
October 18th, 2017, 07:09 PM
In “Red Famine,” Anne Applebaum shines a light on clashing nationalisms in a richly detailed account of the 20th-century Soviet republic’s great famine.
Further Reading: Stalin, Hitler and the Temptations of Totalitarianism
October 18th, 2017, 07:09 PM
Strobe Talbott on Alan Bullock’s “Hitler and Stalin” and Timothy Snyder’s “On Tyranny,” which span the arc of the Russian Revolution to the present.
Book News: George Saunders Wins the Man Booker Prize for ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’
October 17th, 2017, 07:09 PM
Mr. Saunders is the second consecutive American writer to win the Man Booker Prize.
Further Reading: Condoleezza Rice on the 10 Days Still Shaking the World
October 17th, 2017, 07:09 PM
On the centenary of the October Revolution, the former secretary of state writes about the books that best help us understand Russia.
Match Book: Dear Match Book: Seeking Poems That Bridge Humankind’s Worlds
October 17th, 2017, 07:09 PM
Collections of verse, from the prizewinning to the more obscure, that explore themes of nature, science and psychology.
Profile: Amy Tan, the Reluctant Memoirist
October 17th, 2017, 07:09 PM
She probably wouldn’t have written a memoir, were it not for the gentle prodding of her editor, Daniel Halpern.
Nonfiction: ‘Riot Days’: A Memoir of Punk Protest and Prison Activism
October 17th, 2017, 07:09 PM
Maria Alyokhina, a member of Pussy Riot, tells her story in her prison memoir.
Reviews for All the Books on the Man Booker Prize Shortlist
October 16th, 2017, 07:09 PM
The winner will be announced tomorrow.
Books of The Times: The Life of Oriana Fallaci, Guerrilla Journalist
October 16th, 2017, 07:09 PM
Fallaci, whose interviews got the better of famous figures from Henry Kissinger to Muammar el-Qaddafi, is the subject of a new biography.
‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Removed From School in Mississippi
October 16th, 2017, 07:09 PM
“There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable,” the vice president of the Biloxi School Board said.
Book News: Is Trump Imitating Fiction? Or Is Fiction Imitating Trump?
October 16th, 2017, 07:09 PM
A new thriller, “To Kill the President,” has readers calling the author Nostradamus.
Children’s Books: A Stunning Middle-Grade Debut Novel about Grief and Growing Up
October 16th, 2017, 07:09 PM
The young protagonist of David Barclay Moore’s “The Stars Beneath Our Feet” harnesses the power of community — and Legos — to rebuild his ravaged world.
By the Book: Tom Hanks: By the Book
October 16th, 2017, 07:09 PM
Tom Hanks, the actor, producer, director and author of a new story collection, “Uncommon Type,” has no desire to read novels of murder and conspiracy.
The Checkup: Literacy Builds Life Skills as Well as Language Skills
October 16th, 2017, 07:09 PM
It’s wrong to think about literacy as just one restricted developmental zone. Reading is about so much more than decoding print.
Further Reading: Martin Amis on Lenin’s Deadly Revolution
October 16th, 2017, 07:09 PM
The Russian Revolution was imposed from above, but its tragedy was experienced from below. Amis provides a reading list for the decades that followed.
Fiction: In Orhan Pamuk’s New Novel, a Youthful Obsession Yields a Haunted Life
October 16th, 2017, 07:09 PM
In “The Red-Haired Woman,” Pamuk traces the disastrous effects of a Turkish teenager’s brief encounter with a married actress.
Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: A Shakespeare Scholar Turned Nazi Hunter
October 15th, 2017, 07:09 PM
Jason Fagone talks about “The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies.”
The Book Review Podcast: Ron Chernow on ‘Grant’
October 13th, 2017, 07:09 PM
Chernow talks about his new biography of Ulysses S. Grant, and Mike Wallace discusses “Greater Gotham: A History of New York City From 1898 to 1919.”
Open Book: Boom Time in Nollywood
October 13th, 2017, 07:09 PM
For her new book, Emily Witt went to Nigeria to capture the scene of the country’s burgeoning film industry.
Inside the List: A Biographer of Martin Luther Promotes Faith in the Face of Evil
October 13th, 2017, 07:09 PM
Eric Metaxas, whose “Martin Luther” is a best seller, responded to the Las Vegas shooting by reiterating his own belief in God.
What to Read Before You Go to Mississippi
October 13th, 2017, 07:09 PM
A travelogue, a novel and a meditation on the aftershocks of Hurricane Katrina.
Sketchbook | Graphic Review: An Author and a Zoologist Team Up to Rescue the World’s Endangered Species from Extinction
October 13th, 2017, 07:09 PM
Sonny Liew creates an illustrated homage to Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine, the authors and conservationists who set out to reverse the dire effects of climate change on the earth’s wildlife.
Paperback Row
October 13th, 2017, 07:09 PM
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
Crime: The Latest in Crime Novels: Bad Mothers, Bad Memories and Bad Sex Toys
October 13th, 2017, 07:09 PM
Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column shows what happens when a daughter turns in her murderer mother, a town confronts a killing and cold cases unfreeze.
Nonfiction: A Lamentation for a Life Cut Short
October 13th, 2017, 07:09 PM
In “Cuz,” Danielle Allen remembers a cousin who went to prison as a teenager and spent almost his entire adult life behind bars.
Fiction: The Latest, Troubling Chapter in Feminist Dystopian Fiction
October 13th, 2017, 07:09 PM
“Gather the Daughters,” a debut novel by Jennie Melamed, imagines a world of repression and submission.
Essay: The Ghost That Haunts Grant’s Memoirs
October 13th, 2017, 07:09 PM
T.J. Stiles discusses a new, completely annotated edition of Grant’s memoirs, edited by John F. Marszalek, with David S. Nolen and Louie Gallo.
The Shortlist: New Y.A. Crossover Fiction From Nnedi Okorafor, Kristin Cashore and More
October 13th, 2017, 07:09 PM
A female Mr. Ripley, a time-traveling artist, an abandoned teenager in a drug-addled town and an albino girl with mystical powers that just might save the world.
Letters to the Editor
October 13th, 2017, 07:09 PM
Readers respond to the romance roundup and more.
Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week
October 12th, 2017, 07:09 PM
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.