NYT > Books
Books of The Times: ‘New People’ Riffs on Race and Love, With a Twist
August 16th, 2017, 05:10 PM
Danzy Senna’s new novel follows a woman’s love triangle (of sorts) with two men.
Books of The Times: A Personal, Breezy Tour of Classic Children’s Books
August 16th, 2017, 05:10 PM
In “Wild Things,” Bruce Handy curates passages from his favorite books for kids, allowing readers both literary pleasure and a kind of time travel.
Sketchbook / Graphic Review: Jillian Tamaki on ‘The Sky Is Falling’
August 16th, 2017, 05:10 PM
Jillian Tamaki revisits “The Sky Is Falling,” the children’s classic about British children evacuated to Canada during World War II.
What to Read Before You Head to Pittsburgh
August 16th, 2017, 05:10 PM
Writers like August Wilson, John Edgar Wideman and Michael Chabon have used the city as a backdrop for their stories.
Fiction: A Postmodern Buddy-Cop Novel Sends Up the World of Semiotics
August 16th, 2017, 05:10 PM
Laurent Binet’s “The Seventh Function of Language” turns the story of the death of Roland Barthes into a romp through the days when literary theory reigned.
Nonfiction: A Family Memoir Makes the Case That Autism Is Different, Not Less
August 16th, 2017, 05:10 PM
Judith Newman’s “To Siri With Love,” about life with an autistic son, is both riotous and moving.
Books of The Times: An Artist’s Childhood, Etched in Trauma and Abandonment
August 15th, 2017, 05:10 PM
In her epistolary memoir, “The Book of Emma Reyes,” the Colombian painter recounts her childhood in Bogotá, made vivid by the horrors of the workhouse.
Harriet Beecher Stowe House Is for Sale Online
August 15th, 2017, 05:10 PM
The Litchfield, Conn., home where Stowe grew up has been listed on eBay for $400,000.
How to Talk to Your Kids About Charlottesville
August 15th, 2017, 05:10 PM
In light of the deadly violence during a white supremacist rally in Virginia this weekend, here are books to help you discuss racism and anti-Semitism at home.
Nonfiction: The Curious Conundrum of Freud’s Persistent Influence
August 15th, 2017, 05:10 PM
“Freud,” a critical biography by Frederick Crews, asks why the creator of a scientifically delegitimized blueprint of the mind still carries so much sway.
Nonfiction: How the Radical Right Played the Long Game and Won
August 15th, 2017, 05:10 PM
In “Democracy in Chains,” Nancy MacLean digs into the work of the economist James McGill Buchanan, who paved the way for our current political moment.
Fiction: An Art World Mystery Wrapped in the Story of a Young Woman Coming Unglued
August 15th, 2017, 05:10 PM
Lucy Ives’s “Impossible Views of the World” is a fictional work about a disappearance in the art community.
Nonfiction: An Intellectual Historian Argues His Case Against Identity Politics
August 15th, 2017, 05:10 PM
In his slim polemic “The Once and Future Liberal,” Mark Lilla urges the left to overcome its differences.
Match Book: Desperately Seeking Love Stories With a Temporal Twist
August 15th, 2017, 05:10 PM
A reader desires romance — dazzling, literary, unsettled by time. Our columnist responds with titles by John Fowles, Italo Calvino, A. S. Byatt and others.
Feature: Who’s Afraid of Claire Messud?
August 14th, 2017, 05:10 PM
The novelist’s characters have been called “difficult women.” She would say they are simply women with desires.
Fiction: In Delhi or America, the Men in These Stories Behave Badly
August 14th, 2017, 05:10 PM
Akhil Sharma’s story collection, “A Life of Adventure and Delight,” is a cultural exposé and a lacerating critique of a certain type of male ego.
Nonfiction: How the Lincoln-Douglas Rivalry Defined a Nation
August 14th, 2017, 05:10 PM
In “Wrestling With His Angel,” the second volume of his biography of Abraham Lincoln, Sidney Blumenthal tells of Lincoln’s circuitous journey to Republican embrace.
Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: ‘Eat Only When You’re Hungry’
August 13th, 2017, 05:10 PM
Lindsay Hunter discusses her new novel about a man’s road trip as he searches for his drug-addicted son.
Books News: A Wealthy Family’s Battle With Drugs Laid Bare, but to What End?
August 11th, 2017, 05:10 PM
Sigrid Rausing’s coming book raises questions of whether the lines between memoir and voyeurism, family catharsis and score-settling, have been blurred.
The Book Review Podcast: New Books About Parenting
August 11th, 2017, 05:10 PM
Judith Newman discusses a recent crop of books about parenting, and Bill Goldstein talks about “The World Broke in Two.”
Open Book: Desperate Times Call for Old Measures
August 11th, 2017, 05:10 PM
In his new book, Jeff Flake says he was inspired by Barry Goldwater’s “The Conscience of a Conservative.” But are Goldwater’s truths all that timeless — or even useful?
Paperback Row
August 11th, 2017, 05:10 PM
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
Inside the List: Attacked on All Sides, an Anti-Trump Manifesto Prevails on the Best-Seller List
August 11th, 2017, 05:10 PM
Jeff Flake’s “Conscience of a Conservative” pays homage to Barry Goldwater, whose 1960 book of the same title was a best seller for 31 weeks.
Letters to the Editor
August 11th, 2017, 05:10 PM
Readers respond to unmentioned influences, democracy in peril and more.
The Shortlist: Fiction From Japan, for the Old World and the New
August 11th, 2017, 05:10 PM
Recently translated novels by Shion Miura, Hiromi Kawakami and Kobo Abe explore romantic entanglements and revisit historical trauma.
Poetry: Marianne Moore’s Poetry, the Way She Intended It
August 11th, 2017, 05:10 PM
Moore’s “New Collected Poems,” edited by Heather Cass White, does justice to one of the 20th century’s most singular poets.
Nonfiction: If You Want to Know What It’s Like to Die, Ask Writers
August 11th, 2017, 05:10 PM
In “The Art of Death,” Edwidge Danticat surveys an unknowable subject in its many guises.
Fiction: A Novel of Desperate New Yorkers and Those Who Evict Them
August 11th, 2017, 05:10 PM
The Israeli immigrants in Joshua Cohen’s “Moving Kings” spend their days displacing delinquent tenants.
Fiction: A Mystery Wrapped in Race, Class and Silence
August 11th, 2017, 05:10 PM
In interlocking stories, “Tornado Weather,” by Deborah E. Kennedy, examines the fissures of race and class that divide a small town.
Help Desk: How to Ignore Your Kids’ Bad Behavior and Yet Be Fully Present for Them
August 11th, 2017, 05:10 PM
New books on how to mete out gentle discipline, ignore tantrums and still pay maximum attention to your kids (as well as talk to them about Trump).
Fiction: ‘Bed-Stuy Is Burning’ Takes On Gentrification in Brooklyn
August 10th, 2017, 05:10 PM
In Brian Platzer’s debut novel, a white couple live in a historically black neighborhood roiled by protest after a police shooting.
Reader's Notebook: Books and the ‘Boredom Boom’
August 10th, 2017, 05:10 PM
Quietly asserting itself in a spate of recent books, the subject of boredom is experiencing a literary moment. Why? One reader explores the world of boredom studies for answers.
Review: Woody Harrelson as a Wild and Crazy Dad in ‘The Glass Castle’
August 10th, 2017, 05:10 PM
Adapted from Jeannette Walls’s best-selling memoir of her chaotic childhood, a movie decides to play it safe.
Light Reading: The Summer of Fire and Fury: A Reading List
August 10th, 2017, 05:10 PM
The secretary of state wants Americans to relax. We’re here to help. Maybe a nice bedtime book to help you sleep?
Editors' Choice: 9 New Books We Recommend This Week
August 10th, 2017, 05:10 PM
Suggested reading from editors at The New York Times.
Nonfiction: The Man Who Ran the Country While Lincoln Lay Dying
August 10th, 2017, 05:10 PM
Walter Stahr’s “Stanton” is a sympathetic treatment of the war secretary Edwin Stanton, a man once accused of complicity in Lincoln’s assassination.
Fiction: When Supernatural Abilities Are Less a Blessing Than a Curse
August 10th, 2017, 05:10 PM
Daryl Gregory’s new novel, “Spoonbenders,” features the conflicted members of a family of psychics.