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Here are three books that help explain the United States’ fraught historical relationship with Cuba.
The author of “Modern Lovers” keeps her youth on a shelf: “There are books I loved in my teens and 20s that I would not love now, but it’s still nice to see them there, as a reminder of a person I used to be.”
The new museum dedicated to Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, in Springfield, Mass., left out some controversial political cartoons.
Francesco Pacifico’s second novel is about young, amoral Italian hipsters in Manhattan and Brooklyn circa 2010.
The topsy-turvy power dynamics of internet culture are on display in “FANtasies,” a new fan-fiction-inspired web series.
Ty Tashiro (in “Awkward”) and Alan Alda (in “If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?”) say people can learn to interact more effectively.
In Daniel Riley’s debut novel, “Fly Me,” a young Vassar grad with a need for speed lights up a laid-back California town.
Victor LaValle’s latest hybrid of the supernatural and the literary is rooted in the anxiety families feel over the safety of their children.
In “The Color of Law,” Richard Rothstein argues that government at all levels and in all branches abetted residential segregation, and the effects endure.
For long trips with adult passengers and shorter trips with kids, our columnist recommends great audiobooks to hold drivers’ attention.
The Financial Times columnist Edward Luce finds that Trumpism and other nationalist movements are symptoms, not causes, of larger trends threatening democratic collapse.
Apple’s culture of reverence and secrecy is no match for Brian Merchant in “The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone.”
Philip Caputo’s novel tells of an American priest who must decide whether to break the sanctity of confession to inform on narcos.
Andrew Essex discusses his new book about the fate of traditional advertising and what might replace it.
The senator and the actress discuss truth and untruth in the age of “alternative facts” and the importance of thinking for yourself.
A dead goldfish and a botched cover-up, an imaginary pet parakeet — pet-focused picture books help kids make sense of life and loss.
The most famous joke in “A Horse Walks Into a Bar” does not exist in Hebrew, David Grossman says in this talk with his translator, Jessica Cohen.
Howard W. French talks about “Everything Under the Heavens,” and Judith Newman discusses new books about how to grieve and how to die.
Devotees of Joyce and the novel “Ulysses” met in a Manhattan tavern for Bloomsday breakfast, a fictional meal in the book that occurred on June 16, 1904.
As politicians debate the merits of statehood before Congress, here are three books that shed light on the various visions for Puerto Rico’s future.
Arundhati Roy’s novel “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness,” the long-awaited follow-up to “The God of Small Things,” lands at No. 7 in hardcover fiction.
In “Be Like the Fox,” Erica Benner sees Machiavelli as an enemy of autocratic rule who hid his lifelong belief in the people’s will and rule by law.
In Carol Weston’s perceptive, funny and moving “Speed of Life,” a 14-year-old heroine faces the loss of her mother and her dad’s new dating life.
In “The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship,” a battered vessel becomes unstuck in time after an experiment goes awry.
Come to T. Gertler’s 1984 novel, “Elbowing the Seducer,” for its sweat-drenched lunch-hour sex scenes. Stay for its social comedy and its surprising emotional heft.
Macabre anecdotes aside, Garrett M. Graff’s “Raven Rock” is at heart a history of the Cold War and its lasting effects on American politics.
Beneath its twisty plots, Fiona Maazel’s novel “A Little More Human” challenges our quest for physical and cognitive self-improvement.
As Rüdiger Safranski’s “Goethe: Life as a Work of Art” reveals, when the prolific writer wasn’t producing manuscripts, he was applying his talents to the municipal good.
Four first novels introduce readers to a Hollywood flack, a Tour de France cyclist, an about-to-be-unwed mother and an autistic teenager.