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The author of the “His Dark Materials” trilogy returns, with answers to the questions what happened first and what happens next.
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.
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.
Mr. Wilbur’s poems were praised for their beauty but were criticized for their “mildness.” He was named the nation’s second poet laureate.
The nicest guy in Hollywood discusses his love of typewriters and his new collection of short stories, “Uncommon Type.”
A lavish new book examines the history of Ardrossan and the old-money world of Philadelphia’s Main Line.
A painter, memoirist and daughter of an early feminist, she wrote frankly of the Kennedy White House, where her husband, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., was an adviser.
Knopf will publish “Spy of the First Person,” which the actor and playwright wrote in the final months of his life.
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.
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.
Julia Wertz’s majestic portrait of the city is a collection of dramatic streetscapes and hidden histories.
On the centenary of the October Revolution, the former secretary of state writes about the books that best help us understand Russia.
Collections of verse, from the prizewinning to the more obscure, that explore themes of nature, science and psychology.
She probably wouldn’t have written a memoir, were it not for the gentle prodding of her editor, Daniel Halpern.
Fallaci, whose interviews got the better of famous figures from Henry Kissinger to Muammar el-Qaddafi, is the subject of a new biography.
“There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable,” the vice president of the Biloxi School Board said.
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.
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.
It’s wrong to think about literacy as just one restricted developmental zone. Reading is about so much more than decoding print.
The Russian Revolution was imposed from above, but its tragedy was experienced from below. Amis provides a reading list for the decades that followed.
In “The Red-Haired Woman,” Pamuk traces the disastrous effects of a Turkish teenager’s brief encounter with a married actress.
Jason Fagone talks about “The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies.”
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.”
For her new book, Emily Witt went to Nigeria to capture the scene of the country’s burgeoning film industry.
Eric Metaxas, whose “Martin Luther” is a best seller, responded to the Las Vegas shooting by reiterating his own belief in God.
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.
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.
In “Cuz,” Danielle Allen remembers a cousin who went to prison as a teenager and spent almost his entire adult life behind bars.
“Gather the Daughters,” a debut novel by Jennie Melamed, imagines a world of repression and submission.
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.
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.
Readers respond to the romance roundup and more.
Following reports on the allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Harvey Weinstein, the Weinstein Company’s publishing imprint is shut down
In “Travels With Myself and Another,” first published in 1978, Gellhorn recounted her “horror journeys,” some of them taken with Ernest Hemingway by her side.
In his debut collection, “Fresh Complaint,” Eugenides explores variations on the theme of failure: marital, creative and financial.