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Pamela Paul and two other editors of The New York Times Book Review explain how they use the section’s long tradition as a “political Switzerland” to try to bring conversations to the center.
She was a woman on a mission. An inane, pathetic mission, but a mission nonetheless: Get enough points to qualify for the ‘A’ List.
“Your Duck Is My Duck” offers six new stories filled with Eisenberg’s trademark style, blazingly moral and devastatingly sidelong.
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
With its latest Insta Novel, “The Yellow Wallpaper,” the New York Public Library is aiming to expose young audiences to a work from 1892.
Nora Krug’s “Belonging” is about the author’s attempt to trace the stubborn silences in German life and her own family’s role during World War II.
Our critic calls John Wray’s new novel, which is loosely based on the story of the “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh, “a significant literary performance.”
In French’s new novel, a young man struggles to make sense of his own memory and identity after barely surviving an attack.
Most of us own books we’ve read and books we haven’t. Kevin Mims considers the importance of owning books we’ll never get around to finishing.
A new book explores the nightcap’s many possibilities and asserts only a single rule: Keep it to one drink.
“The Fifth Risk” examines the crucial, often life-or-death, work done by officials in three government agencies.
“Every Day Is Extra” is the memoir of an eyewitness to some of the most dramatic changes in American political history.
A growing canon of female-centered science fiction looks at questions of gender inequality, misogyny and institutionalized sexism.
Two memoirs and one novel center on the experience of living through a tsunami and how to reckon with what’s left.
Mr. Radunsky harnessed a multitude of artistic styles for different narrative effects in books about subjects including Albert Einstein and a rapping dog.
In “The Faithful Spy,” John Hendrix makes the life story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a leader of the Dutch resistance against the Nazis, into both a thriller and a tale of valiant faith.
Marilyn Stasio’s column takes readers to backwater towns in Minnesota and Oklahoma and the murky Victorian-era Thames. Also a not-very-sunny California.
Whether you want to know more about orcas, the whale fossil record, the Maine lobstering industry or fish behavior, there’s a book for you.
The classicist and author of ‘How Do We Look’ explains what Instagram’s most popular photos reveal about our likes (and dislikes).
“The End of the Moment We Had” marks the first English appearance of prose by the playwright Toshiki Okada.
“Attention: Dispatches From a Land of Distraction,” a collection of essays by the novelist Joshua Cohen, is a testament of intellectual seriousness from one of America’s most interesting minds.
In “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing,” which debuts on the list at No. 1, a YouTube video transforms its creator into an overnight media sensation.
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
At the New-York Historical Society, a glimpse of the folkloric, cultural and scientific influences on the magic of the popular series.
In the third novel in Ide’s IQ series, the detective Isaiah Quintabe is entangled in a case involving a missing woman and a menacing group of ex-Abu Ghraib military personnel.
Elliot Ackerman’s “Waiting for Eden” keeps an eye on a wounded veteran from the perspective of his dead best friend.
The author, most recently, of the novel “Gone So Long” is moved by compassion in literature: “The sense that the writer is not poking fun at his or her characters, but instead is genuinely curious about their lives.”
In his new book, “Beautiful Country Burn Again,” the author of “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” turns to the state of our politics in the age of Trump.
The timely film, based on Angie Thomas’s young-adult best seller of the same name, takes a wonky leap from page to screen.
In “Crudo,” Olivia Laing creates a pastiche of voices and identities to explore the boundaries between who she is and who she might have become.
The Spanish novelist Javier Cercas investigated the case of Enric Marco, the fabulist who claimed to have been in a concentration camp.
Our writers and editors cooked their way through this season’s new books to come up with a list of favorites, the fall titles we’re most excited about.
Nate Blakeslee’s book about “the world’s most famous wolf” is our October pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, “Now Read This.”
Mark Judge’s 1997 memoir, “Wasted,” captures both the milieu in which the author and Brett Kavanaugh were raised, and prevailing ideas of masculinity in the 1980s.
Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s “Hey, Kiddo” tells an unvarnished story of drug-fueled, hard-drinking family dysfunction — and the power of both art and stubborn love to save a kid.
In “The Fifth Risk,” Lewis enumerates grave dangers resulting from the incompetent transition to a new White House administration.