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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.”
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
Gal Beckerman discusses “How to Disappear,” by Akiko Busch, and “Silence,” by Jane Brox; and Steve Luxenberg talks about “Separate.”
He estimated that he published more than 150 books — including dozens about soldiers, spies and cops — using numerous pseudonyms (including W.E.B. Griffin).
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.
Patrick Radden Keefe’s stunning new book uses the 1972 murder and abduction of a Belfast mother of 10 to tell the story of the Troubles.
Soon after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Cullen realized there was something different about this tragedy. He got on a plane to Florida.
Nonfiction titles that made a splash on both the page and the big screen.
He was an author, Republican speechwriter, National Review polemicist, Dartmouth Review provocateur and, to many, an antiwar apostate when he defected to Obama.
A new collection of the writer’s prose and poems, “On Drinking,” makes clear how evasive he was even in his most seemingly honest work. Can Bukowski’s view of addiction survive a new era?
The title characters of Amy Feltman’s “Willa & Hesper” find solace from their breakup in the rabbit holes of their European Jewish backgrounds.
Michael Tomasky’s “If We Can Keep It” recounts the political and cultural back story to our current, destabilized moment.
An epic debut, poems as sharp as blood-tinged spindles, a stand-alone novel narrated by a god: There’s something for everyone here.
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.
In her memoir “Stet,” the editor behind writers such as V.S. Naipaul and Jean Rhys reflected on her life in publishing.
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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.
“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.
These novels, about an aspiring scholar in Italy and a young poet returning to his roots in Afghanistan, chart unsettled paths to adulthood.
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.”
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.”
Sharma Shields’s new novel, “The Cassandra,” brings an archetypal Greek seer into the age of modern warfare.
The teenage Wasp has inherited her father’s mission for justice. Like him, she must also learn to live with a mental health condition.
These books will take you back to the golden age of Hollywood.
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.
In “Leading Men,” Christopher Castellani takes Tennessee Williams and his lover, Frank Merlo, back to an invented interlude in Portofino.
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.
Fantagraphics Books will publish four of his books, starting with “The Underground Sketchbook,” in October.
Writers, L.G.B.T. people, L.G.B.T. writers, and Jimmy Fallon attended parties this week.
“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.
In “Sleeping With Strangers,” David Thomson examines the ways in which movies have codified our fantasies.
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.
In “Notes on a Shipwreck,” the Italian journalist Davide Enia bears witness to the suffering of migrants fleeing Africa for the island of Lampedusa.
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
Elinor Lipman’s “Good Riddance” offers an up-to-the-minute look at a young woman’s life in Manhattan.
Two new books, “How to Disappear,” by Akiko Busch, and “Silence,” by Jane Brox, explore the benefits of tuning out.
The third novel in this propulsive, violent series trains a fictional lens on some of today’s most pressing issues, including the opioid crisis and political corruption.