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This lucid, graceful book by Cory Taylor addresses her struggles with cancer after a diagnosis of melanoma. She died in July 2016 at 61.
Jill Dawson’s novel “The Crime Writer” uses the life of Patricia Highsmith to explore the territory between reality and fantasy.
Books by former Dallas police chief David O. Brown and the law professor Paul Butler, and a collection edited by Angela J. Davis, call for transformation of the system.
The artist at the center of Percival Everett’s new novel provides three narrative threads, including one of his affair in Paris.
Svetlana Alexievich’s “The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II” unearths a mostly buried aspect of Russian history.
To mark a major birthday (and avoid an ex-lover’s wedding), the hero of Andrew Sean Greer’s novel “Less” embarks on a long journey.
Pushing 70, the three women at the center of Lynn Freed’s novel “The Last Laugh” discover that passion and conflict remain powerful forces.
In “The Retreat of Western Liberalism,” Edward Luce argues that the tradition of liberty is under mortal threat.
An admirer of Emily Dickinson and Anne Carson asks for poetry recommendations. Susan Howe, Charles Wright, Monica Youn, Maggie Nelson and more ensue.
Ayobami Adebayo’s “Stay With Me,” like great works by Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, explores the pull between tradition and modernity in Nigeria.
Martin Walker shares the wines and food of the Périgord region, which inspired the fictional world of Bruno Courrèges, his small-town French police chief.
The series, Frick Diptychs, is to feature the novelist Hilary Mantel, the filmmaker James Ivory and the artist and author Edmund de Waal.
The chef Maricel E. Presilla’s new book, “Peppers of the Americas,” is an encyclopedia of facts and recipes.
Everywhere Denis Johnson went, he portrayed himself as an openhearted American bumbler not unlike his hapless characters.
In his new book, James Suzman writes about the Bushmen hunter-gatherers and what they have taught him about how the modern world lives.
Jailed at 5, blacklisted in Hollywood, the author of “Going Away” fell in with R.D. Laing and Doris Lessing.
Joshua Green talks about “Devil’s Bargain”; Laura Dassow Walls discusses her new biography of Thoreau; and Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich on “The Fact of a Body.”
Gary Panter — known for his punk graphics, the sets of “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” and Jimbo — returns to graphic novels with a phantasmagoric take on “Paradise Regained.”
Three explorations of American foodways delve into the cookbooks and culinary preoccupations of the past, with a special emphasis on Southern cuisine.
“Down a Dark Road” is the ninth book in Linda Castillo’s series. “I love the juxtaposition of such a bucolic setting and the introduction of evil,” she says.
From contemporary Los Angeles to medieval Venice, bad guys romp in new mysteries from Richard Lange, Ace Atkins, S.D. Sykes and Michael Connelly.
In “The Fact of a Body,” Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich recounts how her memories resurfaced when her law firm took on the case of a pedophile.
Three books trace the highs and the (very) lows of love and marriage, says our memoir columnist, Meghan Daum.
A reader responds to a misstated metaphor, an author defends his work and more.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comic book series, by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill, will wrap things up with “The Tempest” in June.
To build a lasting fan base in the relentless world of espionage thrillers, Brad Thor has cranked out 17 books in 16 years, selling nearly 15 million copies.
A film about a prize for excellence in journalism and the arts shares some winners’ insights, but not enough.
From Hillary Clinton to a White House stenographer, readers will hear almost everyone’s point of view in coming books.
The books will appear on Oct. 20 as part of a 20th anniversary celebration and exhibition at the British Library. But they aren’t new novels or even plays.
A new digital book about Patricia Neal and Roald Dahl sends readers across the city to solve its riddles.
In Elaine M. Hayes’s “Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan,” a classic jazz singer turns husbands into managers and listeners into fans.
The orphan narrator of Alain Mabanckou’s “Black Moses” is among the novelist’s most heartbreaking and darkly humorous creations.