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    Graphic Content: Graphic Novels in the Age of Trump


    In his latest Graphic Content column, Ed Park looks at James Sturm’s “Off Season” and Elly Lonon and Joan Reilly’s “Amongst the Liberal...

    In his latest Graphic Content column, Ed Park looks at James Sturm’s “Off Season” and Elly Lonon and Joan Reilly’s “Amongst the Liberal Elite.”

    The Book Review Podcast: Seeking Silence


    Gal Beckerman discusses “How to Disappear,” by Akiko Busch, and “Silence,” by Jane Brox; and Steve Luxenberg talks about...

    Gal Beckerman discusses “How to Disappear,” by Akiko Busch, and “Silence,” by Jane Brox; and Steve Luxenberg talks about “Separate.”
    W.E.B. Griffin, 89, Dies; a Best-Selling Novelist Dozens of Times

    W.E.B. Griffin, 89, Dies; a Best-Selling Novelist Dozens of Times


    W.E.B. Griffin at his home in Alabama in 2014. Mr. Griffin, whose real name was William E. Butterworth III, wrote numerous best-selling novels under the Griffin name and many other...

    He estimated that he published more than 150 books — including dozens about soldiers, spies and cops — using numerous pseudonyms (including W.E.B. Griffin).

    A Samurai Rabbit Comic Book Adventure Finds a New Home


    The long-running saga of the rabbit, Usagi Yojimbo, by Stan Sakai, is moving to IDW Publishing, which will begin a new, full-color series in...

    The long-running saga of the rabbit, Usagi Yojimbo, by Stan Sakai, is moving to IDW Publishing, which will begin a new, full-color series in June.

    Match Book: Books at the Box Office


    Nonfiction titles that made a splash on both the page and the big...

    Nonfiction titles that made a splash on both the page and the big screen.
    Jeffrey Hart, Influential and Iconoclastic Conservative, Is Dead at 88

    Jeffrey Hart, Influential and Iconoclastic Conservative, Is Dead at 88


    Jeffrey Hart was a Dartmouth professor, speechwriter for Republicans and a conservative voice but defected to the Democrats largely because of the war in...

    He was an author, Republican speechwriter, National Review polemicist, Dartmouth Review provocateur and, to many, an antiwar apostate when he defected to Obama.
    Nonfiction: The Series of Historical Mistakes That Led to Trump

    Nonfiction: The Series of Historical Mistakes That Led to Trump


    Michael Tomasky’s “If We Can Keep It” recounts the political and cultural back story to our current, destabilized...

    Michael Tomasky’s “If We Can Keep It” recounts the political and cultural back story to our current, destabilized moment.
    Otherworldly: Sublime New Fantasy Fiction

    Otherworldly: Sublime New Fantasy Fiction


    An epic debut, poems as sharp as blood-tinged spindles, a stand-alone novel narrated by a god: There’s something for everyone...

    An epic debut, poems as sharp as blood-tinged spindles, a stand-alone novel narrated by a god: There’s something for everyone here.

    Children’s Books: Y.A. Thrillers That Put Teenagers to the Test


    An emotionless world where feelings are a commodity. A murderer pursuing a homecoming queen. And more, in novels from Karen M. McManus, E.K. Johnston, Lamar Giles and S.E....

    An emotionless world where feelings are a commodity. A murderer pursuing a homecoming queen. And more, in novels from Karen M. McManus, E.K. Johnston, Lamar Giles and S.E. Grove.

    Letters to the Editor


    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book...

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
    Black History Trail Makes 200 Stops Across Massachusetts

    Black History Trail Makes 200 Stops Across Massachusetts


    The Royall House in Medford, Mass., the colonial-era home of Massachusetts’s largest slaveholding...

    A Tufts University project seeks to make “history more visible” — from slavery to Black Lives Matter — with a map of historic African-American sites in Boston and beyond.

    Nonfiction: The Tumultuous Path From Emancipation to Segregation


    “Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America’s Journey From Slavery to Segregation,” by Steve Luxenberg, is an elegant history of the mostly losing battle to protect the civil rights of newly freed black...

    “Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America’s Journey From Slavery to Segregation,” by Steve Luxenberg, is an elegant history of the mostly losing battle to protect the civil rights of newly freed black citizens.
    Fiction: Two Young Men Come of Age Amid Violence and Pathos Overseas

    Fiction: Two Young Men Come of Age Amid Violence and Pathos Overseas


    These novels, about an aspiring scholar in Italy and a young poet returning to his roots in Afghanistan, chart unsettled paths to...

    These novels, about an aspiring scholar in Italy and a young poet returning to his roots in Afghanistan, chart unsettled paths to adulthood.
    Theodore Isaac Rubin Is Dead at 95; Popularized Psychotherapy

    Theodore Isaac Rubin Is Dead at 95; Popularized Psychotherapy


    Dr. Theodore Rubin in the late 1970s. A psychiatrist who spent most of his career in private practice in Manhattan, he also wrote some 30 books and often appeared on television to discuss mental health, therapy and people’s daily emotional...

    Dr. Rubin was a public face of psychotherapy and a prolific author. One of his novels was the basis of the 1962 movie “David and Lisa.”
    By the Book: Isaac Mizrahi: By the Book

    By the Book: Isaac Mizrahi: By the Book


    Isaac...

    The fashion designer and author of the new memoir “I.M.” likes his literature “sort of plain”: “Style is suspicious to me in general. I think that’s true about my taste in everything. Food. Décor. Clothes.”

    A Marvel Hero Copes With Bipolar Disorder


    The teenage Wasp has inherited her father’s mission for justice. Like him, she must also learn to live with a mental health...

    The teenage Wasp has inherited her father’s mission for justice. Like him, she must also learn to live with a mental health condition.
    The Week in Books

    The Week in Books


    From left: Tennessee Williams and Frank Merlo; Janet Malcolm; Valeria...

    A novel about the George W. Bush administration, Valeria Luiselli’s “Lost Children Archive,” a sneak peek at Ta-Nehisi Coates’s upcoming novel and more.
    Books of The Times: ‘Say Nothing’ Unearths Buried Secrets in Northern Ireland

    Books of The Times: ‘Say Nothing’ Unearths Buried Secrets in Northern Ireland


    Patrick Radden Keefe’s new book explores the abduction of Jean McConville, a mother of 10, from her home in 1972, while also offering a broader history of the...

    Patrick Radden Keefe’s new book explores the abduction of Jean McConville, a mother of 10, from her home in 1972, while also offering a broader history of the Troubles.

    Tomi Ungerer’s Books, for Adults, to Be Rereleased


    Fantagraphics Books will publish four of his books, starting with “The Underground Sketchbook,” in...

    Fantagraphics Books will publish four of his books, starting with “The Underground Sketchbook,” in October.

    Fiction: In a Gutsy New Thriller, a Black Female Spy’s Past Comes Back to Haunt Her


    “American Spy,” Lauren Wilkinson’s assured debut novel, explores the career and moral quandaries of a black woman who’s undervalued in the boy’s club of the...

    “American Spy,” Lauren Wilkinson’s assured debut novel, explores the career and moral quandaries of a black woman who’s undervalued in the boy’s club of the F.B.I.
    Books of The Times: An Exhilarating Work of History About Daring Adventures in Love

    Books of The Times: An Exhilarating Work of History About Daring Adventures in Love


    In “Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments,” Saidiya Hartman writes about young black women in the early 20th century who tossed out the narrow scripts about intimacy they had been...

    In “Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments,” Saidiya Hartman writes about young black women in the early 20th century who tossed out the narrow scripts about intimacy they had been given.

    New & Noteworthy


    A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are...

    A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
    Nonfiction: The Case for Covering Your Ears in Noisy Times

    Nonfiction: The Case for Covering Your Ears in Noisy Times


    Two new books, “How to Disappear,” by Akiko Busch, and “Silence,” by Jane Brox, explore the benefits of tuning...

    Two new books, “How to Disappear,” by Akiko Busch, and “Silence,” by Jane Brox, explore the benefits of tuning out.