|Oct 9||understanding the times: How The Times Avoids Conflicts of Interest...|
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.
|Oct 9||Personal Journeys: 7 Hours of Travel, 2 Hours on the Ground: Worth ...|
She was a woman on a mission. An inane, pathetic mission, but a mission nonetheless: Get enough points to qualify for the ‘A’ List.
|Oct 9||Fiction: In a New Collection, Deborah Eisenberg Returns to Say the ...|
“Your Duck Is My Duck” offers six new stories filled with Eisenberg’s trademark style, blazingly moral and devastatingly sidelong.
|Oct 9||New & Noteworthy|
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
|Oct 9||Instagram Now Home to Classic Feminist Literature|
With its latest Insta Novel, “The Yellow Wallpaper,” the New York Public Library is aiming to expose young audiences to a work from 1892.
|Oct 8||Books of The Times: A Visual Memoir Asks What It Means for Germany ...|
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.
|Oct 8||Books of The Times: In ‘Godsend,’ an Idealistic Young Woman Gets Ta...|
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.”
|Oct 8||Books of The Times: Tana French Is at Her Suspenseful Best in ‘The ...|
In French’s new novel, a young man struggles to make sense of his own memory and identity after barely surviving an attack.
|Oct 8||Essay: All Those Books You’ve Bought but Haven’t Read? There’s a Wo...|
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.
|Oct 8||What to Drink Before Bed? There’s Lots to Consider|
A new book explores the nightcap’s many possibilities and asserts only a single rule: Keep it to one drink.
|Oct 8||Nonfiction: Michael Lewis Wonders Who’s Really Running the Government|
“The Fifth Risk” examines the crucial, often life-or-death, work done by officials in three government agencies.
|Oct 8||Nonfiction: John Kerry Describes Politics as It Used to Be|
“Every Day Is Extra” is the memoir of an eyewitness to some of the most dramatic changes in American political history.
|Oct 8||Books News: How Feminist Dystopian Fiction Is Channeling Women’s An...|
A growing canon of female-centered science fiction looks at questions of gender inequality, misogyny and institutionalized sexism.
|Oct 8||It’s Time to Become a Time Realist|
Time realists look at a task and break down the math of it. Julie Morgenstern will teach you how.
|Oct 6||Newsbook: Almost 1,500 People Died in Indonesia. 3 Books Show the I...|
Two memoirs and one novel center on the experience of living through a tsunami and how to reckon with what’s left.
|Oct 5||Vladimir Radunsky, 64, Dies; Protean Children’s Book Illustrator|
Mr. Radunsky harnessed a multitude of artistic styles for different narrative effects in books about subjects including Albert Einstein and a rapping dog.
|Oct 5||The Book Review: Kate Atkinson on ‘Transcription’|
Atkinson discusses her new novel about a young woman caught up in spy work during World War II.
|Oct 5||Children’s Books: A Graphic Nonfiction Account of Hitler’s Would-Be...|
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.
|Oct 5||Crime: The Scene of the Crime: Four Mysteries in Ominous Locales|
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.
|Oct 5||Fiction: Daniel Torday’s New Novel Pits Young Against Old|
In “Boomer1,” the internet is the battleground for generational warfare.
|Oct 5||The Shortlist: No Fins or Mask Needed: Four New Books Take Underwat...|
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.
|Oct 5||Otherworldly: The Best New Fantasy Novels|
Amal El-Mohtar looks at four books that immerse readers in richly imagined otherworlds.
|Oct 5||The Way We Look Now, According to Mary Beard|
The classicist and author of ‘How Do We Look’ explains what Instagram’s most popular photos reveal about our likes (and dislikes).
|Oct 5||New in Paperback: ‘Windfall,’ ‘The Ruined House’|
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
|Oct 5||Fiction: Novellas of Tokyo’s Lost Generation, Newly Translated|
“The End of the Moment We Had” marks the first English appearance of prose by the playwright Toshiki Okada.
|Oct 5||Sketchbook | The Literati: The Literati: Tolstoy’s Last Chapter|
An illustrated retelling of the Russian novelist’s troubled marriage, and final breaths.
|Oct 5||Inside the List: His Novel Describes the Dark Side of Internet Fame...|
In “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing,” which debuts on the list at No. 1, a YouTube video transforms its creator into an overnight media sensation.
|Oct 5||Nonfiction: A Polymath Author With More Ideas Than He Can Handle|
“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.
|Oct 5||Fiction: A Novel of Domesticity and Its Discontents, London-Style|
Two marriages begin fraying at the seams in Diana Evans’s “Ordinary People.”
|Oct 5||Letters to the Editor|
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.