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.
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