Aug 17 Books of The Times: Fables Leap Back and Forth Through Time in ‘Fli...
Olga Tokarczuk’s novel, the winner of this year’s Man Booker International Prize, is full of bizarre and harrowing stories that blend fiction and fact.
Aug 17 Sketchbook | Graphic Review: A Graphic Tribute to a Classic Work of...
The children’s book author and illustrator David Nytra draws a review of William E. Scheele’s “Prehistoric Animals.”
Aug 17 The Book Review: Rethinking the ‘Tangled Tree’ of Life
“We are composites of various creatures,” David Quammen says. “We are mosaics.”
Aug 17 Children’s Books: Charming, Plucky Picture Books That Ease Back-to-...
The very best kids’ books — like these — help the under-10 set work through their fears.
Aug 17 Nonfiction: A New View of Evolution That Can’t Be Represented by a ...
David Quammen has written a sprawling history of evolutionary genetics, “The Tangled Tree,” that complicates familiar notions of how species evolved.
Aug 17 Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Charles Darwin’s “The Origin of Species.”
Aug 17 Inside the List: ‘It’s So Hard for Parents to Imagine Their Childre...
Back in 2012, Macy, a journalist, wrote articles about suburban heroin addiction. In a new book she’s widened her lens, exploring the roots of the national opioid crisis.
Aug 17 New in Paperback: ‘Democracy in Chains,’ ‘Black Mad Wheel’
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
Aug 17 Nonfiction: A Writer’s Trip Into the Amazon Reveals Brazil and Himself
Chris Feliciano Arnold’s “The Third Bank of the River” is a reported and personal look at the problems plaguing the Amazon and its people.
Aug 17 Nonfiction: What Role Do Teachers Play in Education?
Andrea Gabor’s “After the Education Wars” looks at efforts to reform the classroom through technology and standardized testing.
Aug 17 Nonfictin: What Role Do Teachers Play in Education?
Andrea Gabor’s “After the Education Wars” looks at efforts to reform the classroom through technology and standardized testing.
Aug 17 Crime: From a Marsh to a Mountain, Crime Fiction Heads Outdoors
Marilyn Stasio’s selections take readers to a North Carolina swamp, a peak in Minnesota and a jungle in Laos, with a pit stop at a California beach.
Aug 17 Fiction: Stepsisters, Lovers and Gender-Bending Artists, Now Celebr...
In “Never Anyone but You,” Rupert Thomson reimagines the lives of the Surrealist icons Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore.
Aug 17 Nonfiction: Searching for Language to Capture How Climate Change Ha...
In “Rising,” Elizabeth Rush surveys the new contours of an America already changed by rising waters.
Aug 17 Letters to the Editor
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
Aug 16 Newsbook: Read These 3 Books About Gun Violence in Chicago
Two books explain the contributing factors, while a young adult novel shows the toll it takes on a teenager.
Aug 16 Nonfiction: An American in Japan, Leading a Zen Koan of a Life
Tracy Franz’s “My Year of Dirt and Water” considers the paradoxical experience of being married to a Buddhist monk, cloistered in a Japanese temple.
Aug 16 The Enthusiast: In Praise of Karel Capek
“This is the power of ‘War With the Newts’: It leaves us staring with bewilderment at the ways that we — with our tiny acts of greed and insensitivity and willful blindness — did all this.”
Aug 16 Light Reading: Using the Hashtag #ShareYourRejection, Writers Are T...
It’s not all glamour and prizes.
Aug 16 Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
Aug 16 By the Book: Rebecca Solnit: By the Book
The author, most recently, of the essay collection “Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises” keeps an eye on the “daily eruptions of the internet”: “Like a lot of us, I’m hypervigilant about the crazy stuff going on.”
Aug 16 Nonfiction: A Critic Who Worships Literature, and Defends His Faith...
In his passionate new essay collection, “American Audacity,” William Giraldi fiercely emphasizes the cultural importance of high literary standards.
Aug 15 Nonfiction: The Street Where ‘They Do Strange Things’
Alice Sparberg Alexiou’s history of the Bowery, “Devil’s Mile,” is a narrative not only of the famous street but of New York City as well.
Aug 15 Books of The Times: Expressing Complicated Love for Lauryn Hill as ...
In “She Begat This: 20 Years of ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,’” Joan Morgan makes a case for Hill’s artistic and historical importance while also paying attention to the stickier parts of the star’s career.
Aug 15 All the World’s a Crime: Thrillers From Around the Globe
Our map of crime novels and detective fiction offers far-flung suggestions for your summer reading.
Aug 15 Fiction: Two New Novels Expose the Fracturing of the American Nucle...
Cherise Wolas’s “The Family Tabor” and Rick Gekoski’s “A Long Island Story” both witness the unraveling of prominent Jewish families.
Aug 14 V.S. Naipaul, Who Explored Colonialism Through Unsparing Books, Die...
Mr. Naipaul, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001, wrote about the liberation movements that swept across Africa and the Caribbean, where he was born.
Aug 14 Newsbook: Nearing Retirement? Here’s a Book to Help You Maximize Yo...
Plus, another that looks at the state of the economy and a satire that offers a wacky solution.
Aug 14 The Shortlist: Eats of Eden
Sink your teeth into three tasty new food memoirs — Rick Bragg’s “The Best Cook in the World,” Edward Lee’s “Buttermilk Graffiti” and Lidia Bastianich’s “My American Dream.”
Aug 14 Anya Krugovoy Silver, Poetic Voice on Mortality, Dies at 49
“My joy exists with pain,” Ms. Silver wrote. Her poems moved in a new direction after she received a diagnosis of breast cancer in 2004.
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