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Oct 22, 2018

Essay: The Ghost Story Persists in American Literature. Why?
A slew of ghosts in recent books are a vessel for the country's collective terror and guilt.

New York Times Books
Oct 21, 2018

Eve Ewing Blasts From Chicago to Space, With a Boost from Marvel
She is a sociologist, poet, Twitter maven, Chicago cultural celebrity and newly minted Marvel Comics writer. But don't ask Dr. Ewing about her superpowers.

New York Times Books
Oct 21, 2018

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: College Athletics and Its Corporate Sponsors
In "University of Nike," Joshua Hunt examines the University of Oregon and Nike as a case study for the relationship between public institutions and corporate benefactors.

New York Times Books
Oct 20, 2018

Newsbook: Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Was Killed While in Exile. These Books Explain the Country He Left.
Books on Saudi Arabian history and politics shed light on the Saud family's reign.

New York Times Books
Oct 19, 2018

Evelyn Anthony, Writer of Spy Thrillers, Dies at 92
Ms. Anthony was one of the few women to explore the espionage genre. "I am basically an entertainer, and I'm very proud of it," she said.

New York Times Books
Oct 19, 2018

Anthea Bell, Translator of Freud, Kafka and Comics, Dies at 82
Translating is "like acting," said Ms. Bell, the rare practitioner who became a well-known name in her own right.

New York Times Books
Oct 19, 2018

The Book Review: Susan Orlean on a Great Library Fire
Orlean discusses "The Library Book," about a 1986 blaze in Los Angeles that damaged or destroyed more than a million books.

New York Times Books
Oct 19, 2018

Fiction: In Barbara Kingsolver's New Book, a Family Teeters on the Brink
"Unsheltered," a big, gripping, emotionally complex novel on the same scale as "The Poisonwood Bible," explores what it means to have a safe place in the world.

New York Times Books
Oct 19, 2018

Profile: ‘Friday Black' Uses Fantasy and Blistering Satire to Skewer Racism and Consumer Culture
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah's debut story collection has been compared to works by literary masters like Isaac Babel, Ralph Ellison and Anton Chekhov.

New York Times Books
Oct 19, 2018

A Glimpse Behind Closed Doors
Some of New York City's most sumptuous and meticulously designed homes are celebrated in a new book.

New York Times Books
Oct 19, 2018

Sketchbook | Graphic review: An Illustrated Homage to the Oceans Atlas
The graphic artist Kristen Radtke recalls the influence that a book about the seas had on her young imagination.

New York Times Books
Oct 19, 2018

The Shortlist: The Latest in Jazz, the Genius of Jerome Robbins, and Bernhardt vs. Duse
Nate Chinen on "jazz for the new century"; Wendy Lesser's biography of a great choreographer; and the most entertaining theatrical rivalry ever.

New York Times Books
Oct 19, 2018

Children's Books: Standout New Picture Books
Sibling truces, outrageous wordplay, being a kid in Beijing and more in the latest delights for the smallest readers and listeners.

New York Times Books
Oct 19, 2018

New in Paperback: ‘What Happened,' ‘A Good Country'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

New York Times Books
Oct 19, 2018

Nonfiction: How the United States Achieved World Leadership
Derek Leebaert's "Grand Improvisation" tells a complicated story of post-World War II Europe with Washington often operating in a fog.

New York Times Books
Oct 19, 2018

Letters to the Editor
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

New York Times Books
Oct 19, 2018

Fiction: For the Young Couple in This Novel, the Stars Align, Then Explode
An intercontinental romance ends in tragedy in Heather Taylor-Johnson's debut, "Jean Harley Was Here."

New York Times Books
Oct 19, 2018

Fiction: The Malevolent Little Mermaid: Not Your Usual Fantasy Heroine
Imogen Hermes Gowar's historical novel sets a sharp-clawed sea creature adrift on the raucous social tides of 18th-century London.

New York Times Books
Oct 19, 2018

Inside the List: We Decided to Spend Some Time on Best-selling Novelists' Websites. Here's What We Found.
James Patterson offers movie reviews; John Sandford provides statistics on his use of profanities; Tana French promises readers something remarkable.

New York Times Books
Oct 19, 2018

Crime: Disappearing Acts: Four Mysteries With Missed Connections
Marilyn Stasio's Crime column sets readers on the trail of stalkers and sleuths, from Iceland to Denmark to an archaeological museum in Chicago.

New York Times Books
Oct 19, 2018

Fiction: A Norwegian Novel Complicates the Canon of New Testament Fiction
Lars Petter Sveen's "Children of God," his first novel to be translated into English, presents a problematic portrayal of Jesus Christ.

New York Times Books
Oct 19, 2018

FICTION: An Indian Couple Consider a Daring Gambit to Have a Baby
"One Part Woman," by the Tamil novelist Perumal Murugan, imagines the pain of childlessness for a rural Indian couple during the colonial era.

New York Times Books
Oct 19, 2018

‘Jane's World' Comic Strip Goes Out With a Marriage
Jane and Dorothy wed in the last installment (for now) of Paige Braddock's 20-year-old strip.

New York Times Books
Oct 18, 2018

Books News: Penguin Random House Merges Two of its Successful Publishing Lines
The merger comes at a moment when big publishing houses are still adapting to the shift toward online retail and marketing.

New York Times Books
Oct 18, 2018

Editors' Choice: 8 New Books We Recommend This Week
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

New York Times Books
Oct 18, 2018

Essay: Katniss Everdeen Is My Hero
Suzanne Collins's lead character in The Hunger Games trilogy is a timely reminder to all who care to heed it: Teenage girls are powerful and courageous and capable of great rage.

New York Times Books
Oct 18, 2018

Q. & A.: Suzanne Collins Talks About ‘The Hunger Games,' the Books and the Movies
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first book in the trilogy, here is an excerpt from an interview between the publisher and the author.

New York Times Books
Oct 18, 2018

Bookshelf: From F.D.R. to Serial Killers: New Books on New Yorkers
There is some cozy reading in store for those who like to stay steeped in the city's sociopolitical history, including tales of war heroes and mob bosses.

New York Times Books
Oct 18, 2018

Review: In ‘Wildlife,' Passions Run Rampant
The film, directed by Paul Dano and starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal, is a domestic drama both sad and terrifying.

New York Times Books
Oct 18, 2018

Nonfiction: Were the Founders Against Slavery All Along?
Sean Wilentz's "No Property in Man" argues that despite some expedient compromises, the Constitution's writers were careful to plant the seeds of abolition.

New York Times Books
Oct 18, 2018

By the Book: Tina Turner: By the Book
The singer, whose memoir "My Love Story" has just been published, wishes Mick Jagger would write an autobiography: "He can outtalk anyone on the planet. That's the book I want to read, and so will everybody else. Mick?"

New York Times Books
Oct 18, 2018

Self-Helped: How to Rewire Your Traumatized Brain
"Rationalization was much easier than recognizing the gravity of what was lost: an innocent, healthy childhood and an introduction to sexuality on my terms."

New York Times Books
Oct 17, 2018

Nonfiction: Vagabond Lives: Happier Memories From Kathryn Harrison's Childhood
Her previous memoirs delved into her parents' traumatic influence. Now, in "On Sunset," she introduces the beloved Old World grandparents who raised her.

New York Times Books
Oct 17, 2018

Match Book: Indigenous Stories for Young Readers
Young adult and middle grade fiction to educate children in the vast terrain of Native American history.

New York Times Books
Oct 17, 2018

Books of The Times: A Big New Biography Treats Frederick Douglass as Man, Not Myth
David W. Blight's "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom" is an ambitious and empathetic biography of a major American life.

New York Times Books
Oct 17, 2018

fixtures: Kathy Hourigan Is Knopf's Secret Weapon
"Her hovering is so fierce that it penetrates the walls," said Sonny Mehta, the company's chairman and editor in chief.

New York Times Books
Oct 17, 2018

Thousands of Theodore Roosevelt's Papers Are Now Online
The Library of Congress says it has digitized the largest collection of Theodore Roosevelt's papers in the world.

New York Times Books
Oct 17, 2018

Help Desk: I'll Have What She's Having: Books for Better Sex and Better Relationships
Judith Newman's latest Help Desk column ventures into the minefield of marriage, dating, desire — and divorce.

New York Times Books
Oct 16, 2018

Books News: Anna Burns Wins the Man Booker Prize for ‘Milkman'
The judges cited her use of dark humor to explore tribalism, state-sponsored terrorism, social division and sexual and political oppression.

New York Times Books
Oct 16, 2018

Books of The Times: A Novel That Roiled India Is Now Translated Into English
In Perumal Murugan's "One Part Woman," a religious festival allows childless women to sleep with men other than their husbands, in the hope of becoming pregnant.

New York Times Books
Oct 16, 2018

Nonfiction: The Man Who Pioneered Food Safety
In "The Poison Squad," Deborah Blum tells the story of the early-20th-century U.S.D.A. inspector who changed the way we think about food.

New York Times Books
Oct 16, 2018

Review: Melissa McCarthy Is Criminally Good in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?'
Marielle Heller directs a true story of literary fraud, set amid the bookstores and gay bars of early '90s Manhattan.

New York Times Books
Oct 16, 2018

The Book Review: Barry Jenkins and Meg Wolitzer on Two of This Season's Novels on Screen
Jenkins talks about his adaptation of James Baldwin's "If Beale Street Could Talk," and Wolitzer discusses the adaptation of her novel "The Wife."

New York Times Books
Oct 16, 2018

Mary Midgley, 99, Moral Philosopher for the General Reader, Is Dead
Writing into her 90s — her last book was published last month — Dr. Midgley challenged with wit and verve the primacy of science as arbiter of reality.

New York Times Books
Oct 16, 2018

At War: Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Surprising Alliance Between Astrophysicists and the Military
Neil deGrasse Tyson on the relationship between science and war, what he would do with a $700 billion research budget and why he's in favor of a space force.

New York Times Books
Oct 16, 2018

Fiction: A Psychedelic Epic That Wants to Consume the World
"CoDex 1962," by the Icelandic cult writer Sjon, is a trippy, philosophical, shaggy-dog novel combining a love story, a crime mystery and a science-fiction thriller in one.

New York Times Books
Oct 16, 2018

Fiction: In Haruki Murakami's New Novel, a Painter's Inspiration Is Supernatural
The Japanese novelist's latest book, "Killing Commendatore," features a stymied artist, a haunted painting and a host of paranormal mysteries.

New York Times Books
Oct 16, 2018

New & Noteworthy
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

New York Times Books
Oct 16, 2018

Round Table: 3 Writers on the Emotional Toll of Being Undocumented
New books by Jose Antonio Vargas, José Olivarez and Julissa Arce explore what being part of mixed-status families, in which either they or their relatives were undocumented, has meant to them.

New York Times Books
Oct 15, 2018

Nonfiction: Kurt Eichenwald's Memoir of a ‘Mind Unraveled'
A journalist's traumatic story of epilepsy and his struggle to have it treated seriously, and properly, in his college years.

New York Times Books
Oct 15, 2018

Cindy R. Lobel, Who Traced New York History Through Food, Dies at 48
Professor Lobel was among the first historians to explore the economic and social elements of city life in the 19th century through the lens of eating.

New York Times Books
Oct 15, 2018

Books of The Times: Barbara Kingsolver's New Novel Moves Between the Distant Past and the Troubled Present
"Unsheltered" threads the story of a present-day family struggling in New Jersey with that of a 19th-century science teacher who had lived on the same property.

New York Times Books
Oct 15, 2018

Reading Room: 12 Authors Write About the Libraries They Love
The message here: A library is much more than its books.

New York Times Books
Oct 15, 2018

Nonfiction: The Library Fire That Ignited an Author's Imagination
Susan Orlean's "The Library Book" is an absorbing account of the 1986 fire that devastated the Los Angeles Central Library and a homage to libraries everywhere.

New York Times Books
Oct 14, 2018

They Live in Public
Jill Soloway is building a gender-free empire.

New York Times Books
Oct 14, 2018

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: ‘Sight' Balances Grief, Freud and Parenthood
Jessie Greengrass discusses her first novel, about a woman remembering her mother and grandmother as she decides whether to have children herself.

New York Times Books
Oct 14, 2018

Q. & A.: Val McDermid on What It's Like Judging the Man Booker Prize
She read 171 books for the prestigious literary prize. "On Oct. 17, I'm going to sit down and read a book I have no obligation to read," she said.

New York Times Books
Oct 12, 2018

Visuals: Mapping Out Where Noir Lives in the City of Angels
Los Angeles has long been the perfect backdrop from crime writers. This map of the city will help you find the setting for nine books, classic and new.

New York Times Books
Oct 12, 2018

The Book Review: Michael Lewis and Tana French on Their Latest Books
"It wouldn't have been exciting before Trump," Michael Lewis says of "The Fifth Risk." "I think Trump's electrified all the material."

New York Times Books
Oct 12, 2018

Inside the List: Neil deGrasse Tyson on How Space Scientists Have Long Been an ‘Accessory to War'
Tyson's new book shows how the technologies that advanced our knowledge of the universe were designed with military advantage in mind.

New York Times Books
Oct 12, 2018

From Our Archives: 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: Paula Giddings on Steven R. Carter's "Hansberry's Drama.

New York Times Books
Oct 12, 2018

Children's Books: Young Adult Books That Plunge Into the Ecstasies, and Agonies, of Teenage Life
New novels about road trips, summer jobs and first love as well as darker realities: mental illness, body issues, the threat of gun violence.

New York Times Books
Oct 12, 2018

Nonfiction: A Mother's Pain, a Daughter's Addiction
In "If You Love Me," Maureen Cavanagh chronicles her family's journey through her daughter Katie's heroin addiction.

New York Times Books
Oct 12, 2018

Nonfiction: She Lost Her Father, Her Health and All She Held Dear. At Least She Found Perspective.
Alethea Black's memoir, "You've Been So Lucky Already," traces her journey from grief to religious faith.

New York Times Books
Oct 12, 2018

Further reading: Before Watching ‘The Haunting of Hill House,' Read These 13 Haunted Books
From Henry James's " The Turn of the Screw" to Stephen King's "The Shining," the haunted house is a staple of horror novels.

New York Times Books
Oct 12, 2018

Maryse Condé Wins an Alternative to the Literature Nobel in a Scandal-Plagued Year
Ms. Condé is the author of "I, Tituba: Black Witch of Salem," "Segu," "Windward Heights" and other emotionally complex novels that reach across history and cultures.

New York Times Books
Oct 12, 2018

The Shortlist: Three Canadian Novels Test the Bonds — and Boundaries — of Family
Fiction from and about our northern neighbors revealing parents and children in turmoil.

New York Times Books
Oct 12, 2018

Fiction: The Story of the Girl Who Volunteered To Be Imprisoned by the Nazis
Luce D'Eramo's incredible tale of bravery or insanity, described in "Deviation," has been translated into English for the first time.

New York Times Books
Oct 12, 2018

Graphic Content: Comics of Violence and Nostalgia From War-Torn Syria
In her column, Hillary Chute explores work from Riad Sattouf, Don Brown, Molly Crabapple and Marwan Hisham.

New York Times Books
Oct 12, 2018

Fiction: His Short Story Inspired ‘Rashomon.' His Life Has Inspired a Novel.
In "Patient X," David Peace explores the conflicted career of the great Japanese writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa, who committed suicide when only 35.

New York Times Books
Oct 12, 2018

New in Paperback: ‘An American Family,' ‘Red Clocks'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

New York Times Books
Oct 11, 2018

Writer Who Appeared on ‘Media Men' List Sues Its Creators
Stephen Elliott has filed a lawsuit against the people behind a crowdsourced document that listed men said to be guilty of harassment and assault.

New York Times Books
Oct 11, 2018

Editors' Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

New York Times Books
Oct 11, 2018

Nonfiction: Is All Art Sacred Art? In a Prose Meditation, One Poet Makes the Case
Christian Wiman's strangely powerful new book, "He Held Radical Light," argues for the inherent holiness of art.

New York Times Books
Oct 11, 2018

Review: In ‘Classical Period,' a Deep Dive — Really Deep — Into Dante
This highly original feature is technically in English, but it might as well be in liberal-arts-speak.

New York Times Books
Oct 11, 2018

By the Book: Susan Orlean: By the Book
The author, most recently, of "The Library Book" says visitors might be surprised to see a copy of "Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens, 4th Edition" on her shelves: "I recommend it over the third edition."

New York Times Books
Oct 11, 2018

Nonfiction: Waging War From the Oval Office
Michael Beschloss's "Presidents of War" looks at the pressures on chief executives when they make the ultimate decision to risk American lives.

New York Times Books
Oct 10, 2018

Books News: National Book Foundation Announces Finalists for 69th Annual Award
Lauren Groff, Rebecca Makkai and Sarah Smarsh are among the 25 shortlisted books in five categories.

New York Times Books
Oct 10, 2018

Q. & A.: Haruki Murakami Says He Doesn't Dream. He Writes.
The Japanese author's intensely popular fiction plays at the boundary between the real and the surreal, between regular life and irregular happenings.

New York Times Books
Oct 10, 2018

Books of The Times: An Epic Blaze Propels Susan Orlean's ‘The Library Book'
Orlean's latest, inspired by the mystery of a fire that destroyed and damaged more than a million books in Los Angeles, is also a tribute to public libraries.

New York Times Books
Oct 10, 2018

Fiction: Stephen King Reviews Tana French's ‘Extraordinary' New Novel
In "The Witch Elm," squabbles and accusations rend an Irish family after kids find a human skull wedged in a tree on their property.

New York Times Books
Oct 10, 2018

25 Years Later, Norway Files Charges in Shooting of ‘Satanic Verses' Publisher
Norwegian authorities refused to identify the suspects or discuss the evidence. They filed charges two days before a deadline that would have forced them to drop the case.

New York Times Books
Oct 10, 2018

Books News: Colson Whitehead's Next Novel Tackles Life Under Jim Crow
In "The Nickel Boys," the author of the award-winning "Underground Railroad" explores the dark history of a segregated Florida reform school

New York Times Books
Oct 10, 2018

Nonfiction: A New Biography Presents Gandhi, Warts and All
Ramachandra Guha's "Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948" takes Gandhi on his own terms but does not gloss over the flaws.

New York Times Books
Oct 09, 2018

David Wise, Journalist Who Exposed C.I.A. Activity, Dies at 88
The C.I.A. tried to quash one book, to the point of buying up all the copies. But the publisher said it would just print more. It became a best seller.

New York Times Books
Oct 09, 2018

Mad Magazine's ABCs of a School Shooting Give It a Boost of Relevance
A comic strip depicting children who were victims of a school shooting resonated with readers and hearkened back to the magazine's glory days as a cultural provocateur.

New York Times Books
Oct 09, 2018

Books of The Times: Moral Questions Lurk Beneath a Ghost Story in ‘Melmoth'
In Sarah Perry's new novel, a wraith condemned to wander the world tempts the lonely to join her for mysterious ends.

New York Times Books
Oct 09, 2018

understanding the times: How The Times Avoids Conflicts of Interest in Book Reviews
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.

New York Times Books
Oct 09, 2018

Personal Journeys: 7 Hours of Travel, 2 Hours on the Ground: Worth It for the Rewards Points
She was a woman on a mission. An inane, pathetic mission, but a mission nonetheless: Get enough points to qualify for the ‘A' List.

New York Times Books
Oct 09, 2018

Fiction: In a New Collection, Deborah Eisenberg Returns to Say the Unsaid
"Your Duck Is My Duck" offers six new stories filled with Eisenberg's trademark style, blazingly moral and devastatingly sidelong.

New York Times Books
Oct 08, 2018

Books of The Times: In ‘Godsend,' an Idealistic Young Woman Gets Tangled Up in Trouble in Afghanistan
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."

New York Times Books
Oct 08, 2018

Essay: All Those Books You've Bought but Haven't Read? There's a Word for That
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.

New York Times Books
Oct 08, 2018

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.

New York Times Books
Oct 08, 2018

How The Times Avoids Conflicts of Interest in Book Reviews
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.

New York Times Books
Oct 08, 2018

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.

New York Times Books
Oct 08, 2018

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.

New York Times Books
Oct 08, 2018

Books News: How Feminist Dystopian Fiction Is Channeling Women's Anger and Anxiety
A growing canon of female-centered science fiction looks at questions of gender inequality, misogyny and institutionalized sexism.

New York Times Books
Oct 08, 2018

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.

New York Times Books
Oct 07, 2018

Books of The Times: Tana French Is at Her Suspenseful Best in ‘The Witch Elm'
In French's new novel, a young man struggles to make sense of his own memory and identity after barely surviving an attack.

New York Times Books
Oct 05, 2018

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.

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