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Jul 18, 2019

Have We Hit Peak Podcast?
If past experience (cough, blogs) is any indication, a shakeout is nigh.

New York Times Books
Jul 17, 2019

Two Brilliant Siblings and the Curious Consolations of Math
In "The Weil Conjectures," Karen Olsson writes about her own love of math as well as the lives of the great mathematician André Weil and his sister, the philosopher and secular saint Simone Weil.

New York Times Books
Jul 17, 2019

Lucette Lagnado, Memoirist of Jews in Old Cairo, Dies at 62
She and her family, whom she later wrote about, were among the last Jews to flee what she called a "cultural holocaust" and ended up in Brooklyn in the early 1960s.

New York Times Books
Jul 17, 2019

92nd Street Y to Host Ron Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow and Salman Rushdie
The 2019-20 season also features appearances by Billy Porter and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Jul 17, 2019

Justice John Paul Stevens Had Some Things to Say Before He Died
Stevens's "The Making of a Justice" is both a personal memoir and a meditation on the law.

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Jul 17, 2019

What Boris Johnson's Forgotten Novel Says About the U.K.'s Likely Leader
He's the author of a farce called "Seventy-Two Virgins," a Churchill biography and a book in verse about pushy parents. They all say something about his personality.

New York Times Books
Jul 17, 2019

Andrea Camilleri, Author of Inspector Montalbano Novels, Dies at 93
Mr. Camilleri was a late-blooming novelist whose series about a Sicilian police officer became wildly popular in Italy and the basis for a television series.

New York Times Books
Jul 17, 2019

The Kids Are Not All Right
Three summer thrillers — by Ruth Ware, Adrian McKinty and Alex North — feature children in peril.

New York Times Books
Jul 16, 2019

Readers Add to the List of Best Memoirs Since 1969
Responses to a recent issue of the Sunday Book Review.

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Jul 16, 2019

In This Novel, a Black South African Becomes a Domestic Worker — in Her Son's Home
Bianca Marais's "If You Want to Make God Laugh" shines a light on the racial inequalities of the post-apartheid era.

New York Times Books
Jul 16, 2019

Steve Cannon, Whose Townhouse Was an East Village Salon, Dies at 84
A writer and publisher who had lost his sight, he opened his door to a revolving cast of painters, poets, musicians and others for meandering conversation.

New York Times Books
Jul 16, 2019

‘Turbulence' Is a Quick Trip Told in Connected Flights
Each chapter of David Szalay's new novel picks up from the last, presenting a new protagonist traveling by flight.

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Jul 16, 2019

They're Not as Famous as Lewis and Clark, but They Should Be
David Roberts's "Escalante's Dream" retraces the 1,700-mile journey of an expedition led by two Spanish friars in the 18th-century Southwest.

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Jul 16, 2019

A Novel Based on the Life of Peggy Guggenheim
Courtney Maum's "Costalegre" is narrated by the 15-year-old daughter of an American art collector, and set in the Mexican jungle.

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Jul 16, 2019

To Plot My Next Murder, I Went to the Body Farm
When the thriller writer Lisa Gardner needed to research a new book, she toured the facility that has made death into a science.

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Jul 16, 2019

In Search of Inspiration (and Accuracy), a Student of Murder Pays a Visit to the Body Farm
When the thriller writer Lisa Gardner needed to research a new book, she toured the facility that has made death into a science.

New York Times Books
Jul 16, 2019

Why Do Women Love True Crime?
Men are more likely to be involved in violent crime — as perpetrators and victims — but women love to read about it. Kate Tuttle considers the gendered attractions of the genre.

New York Times Books
Jul 15, 2019

Sony Gives Literary Film Division, Axed by Disney, a Second Life
Elizabeth Gabler, the executive behind hit movies like "The Devil Wears Prada," will run a venture financed by Sony Pictures and HarperCollins Publishers.

New York Times Books
Jul 15, 2019

Michael Seidenberg, Who Ran a Not-so-Secret Bookstore, Dies at 64
Those who knew where to look on East 84th Street could find an apartment stuffed with literature and a literary salon to go with it.

New York Times Books
Jul 15, 2019

Michael Seidenberg, Who Ran a (Sort of) Secret Bookstore, Dies at 64
Those who knew where to look on East 84th Street could find an apartment stuffed with literature and a literary salon to go with it.

New York Times Books
Jul 15, 2019

‘Mundos Alternos,' Where Other Worlds Come to Life
Science fiction illuminates reality by imagining the unreal in a mind-bending show at the Queens Museum.

New York Times Books
Jul 14, 2019

In ‘The Nickel Boys,' Colson Whitehead Depicts a Real-Life House of Horrors
The reform school at the center of Whitehead's new novel (his first since "The Underground Railroad") is more like a prison where the inmates are brutalized and even killed.

New York Times Books
Jul 14, 2019

‘The Last Leonardo' Looks Into a $450 Million Mystery
Ben Lewis's new book explores the purported 500-year history of "Salvator Mundi," a painting of Christ that shattered auction records in 2017.

New York Times Books
Jul 13, 2019

What Children Remember From the War
Svetlana Alexievich's newly translated oral history, "Last Witnesses," presents the recollections of Russians who experienced World War II as children.

New York Times Books
Jul 12, 2019

George F. Will on Conservatism's Homelessness
Will discusses "The Conservative Sensibility," and David Maraniss talks about "A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father."

New York Times Books
Jul 12, 2019

New & Noteworthy Audiobooks, From Mötley Crüe to Cinderella
A selection of recent audiobooks of note; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

New York Times Books
Jul 12, 2019

The Life Cycle of a Beach Read
The cover is clean and brand-new, the pages are crisp — and then your vacation begins. Jessica Olien illustrates the path to the dog-eared and waterlogged.

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Jul 12, 2019

A 1995 Novel Predicted Trump's America
William H. Gass's "The Tunnel" explores eerily resonant themes of midcentury Western fascism.

New York Times Books
Jul 12, 2019

Summer Reads, Recommended by Women of The New York Times
Four of our journalists, who are also published authors, think you should read these books, too.

New York Times Books
Jul 12, 2019

Behind the Scenes in the Food Biz: Four Culinary Memoirs
It's hardly glamorous but still enticing, as reported by a young black chef, an obsessive blogger, a prickly female restaurateur and the man who made Noma famous.

New York Times Books
Jul 12, 2019

New in Paperback: ‘Lake Success,' ‘Bring the War Home'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

New York Times Books
Jul 12, 2019

A Novel About Women's Solidarity That Nods at ‘Magic Marker Terrorists'
In "Whisper Network," Chandler Baker explores the ways women protect other women in the workplace.

New York Times Books
Jul 12, 2019

Beware the Writer as Houseguest
Literary history is filled with authors who depended on lengthy visits for room and board, psychological solace and material. But they have not always proved the most gracious guests.

New York Times Books
Jul 12, 2019

What Counts as a Democracy? And Other Questions. …
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

New York Times Books
Jul 11, 2019

Colin Palmer, Historian of the African Diaspora, Is Dead at 75
He emphasized that diaspora meant more than just the American slave trade. It began in prehistoric times, he said, and continues to this day.

New York Times Books
Jul 11, 2019

What Does the Author of ‘Where the Crawdads Sing' Think You Should Read?
Delia Owens returns to "Beloved" every now and then: "One sentence from Toni Morrison can inspire a lifetime of writing."

New York Times Books
Jul 11, 2019

Review: ‘The Little Prince' Travels the Universe but Never Lifts Off
Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's beloved novella for BalletX doesn't elevate the production beyond a story staged as a dance.

New York Times Books
Jul 11, 2019

He's Writing 365 Children's Books in 365 Days, While Holding Down a Day Job
Matt Zurbo's challenge, named after his daughter, Cielo, is an unconventional labor of love.

New York Times Books
Jul 11, 2019

In ‘The Nickel Boys,' Colson Whitehead Continues to Make a Classic American Genre His Own
Whitehead's new novel, about the friendship between two boys, was inspired by the harrowing real-life story of a notorious reform school in Florida.

New York Times Books
Jul 10, 2019

Jim Bouton, Author of Tell-All Baseball Memoir ‘Ball Four,' Dies at 80
A pitcher who had modest success with the Yankees in the 1960s, Bouton revealed the seamier side of baseball in a book that was a best seller.

New York Times Books
Jul 10, 2019

A Reckoning With the Wars He Has Known
In his memoir, "Places and Names," the Marine veteran Elliot Ackerman travels to Syria and sees a refracted image of the forever wars of Iraq and Afghanistan.

New York Times Books
Jul 10, 2019

Overlooked No More: Else Ury's Stories Survived World War II. She Did Not.
Ury's books about a young German girl were so beloved, readers clung to them through the upheaval of World War II and passed them on to their children. But few knew Ury died in Auschwitz.

New York Times Books
Jul 10, 2019

Text on the Beach: Great Summer Reads
Beach books are the cool aunts of the literary world: They drive with the top down and take you to new places. They're memorable, challenging, warm and wise.

New York Times Books
Jul 10, 2019

Text on the Beach
Beach books are the cool aunts of the literary world: They drive with the top down and take you to new places. They're memorable, challenging, warm and wise.

New York Times Books
Jul 09, 2019

If You Could Stop Time, Would You? A Novel Puts a Dark Spin on the Question
During a worldwide economic collapse, the heroes of Andri Snaer Magnason's "The Casket of Time" seal themselves in time-proof boxes. So does everyone else.

New York Times Books
Jul 09, 2019

‘American Carnage' Shows How War Between Republicans Led to Their Peace With Trump
In his deeply reported new book, Tim Alberta writes about George W. Bush, Sarah Palin, the Tea Party and the transformation that led to the G.O.P.'s loyal support for the current president.

New York Times Books
Jul 09, 2019

In This Existential Thriller, a Heroine Has to Save Her Kidnapped Daughter
"The Chain," by Adrian McKinty, imagines a crime syndicate operating a string of abductions like a chain letter, with each set of victims responsible for taking the next hostage.

New York Times Books
Jul 09, 2019

How the Department of Defense Bankrolled Silicon Valley
"The Code," by Margaret O'Mara, is an ambitious history of the cozy relationship between California's tech start-ups and the federal government.

New York Times Books
Jul 09, 2019

Her Book in Limbo, Naomi Wolf Fights Back
After her American publisher delayed her new book, "Outrages," over accuracy concerns, she is responding with a strategy mixing scholarly peer review and damage control.

New York Times Books
Jul 09, 2019

I Love My Brother, but He's a White Supremacist
Alexi Zentner's new novel, "Copperhead," attempts to explain but not excuse institutionalized racism.

New York Times Books
Jul 09, 2019

Corkscrew Twists and Turns Propel a Dark, Dark Legal Thriller
In Martin Clark's "The Substitution Order," the criminal justice system is irretrievably broken, exploited by con men, crooks and corrupt officials.

New York Times Books
Jul 09, 2019

Can Food Help Women Resist the Patriarchy? This Novel Says Yes
Lara Williams's debut novel, "Supper Club," gathers insatiable women for bacchanalian gatherings.

New York Times Books
Jul 09, 2019

‘Dapper Dan' Gets Back to Harlem's Roots
The renowned fashion designer Daniel R. Day recounts a life spent on the streets — and in the ateliers — of Upper Manhattan.

New York Times Books
Jul 09, 2019

What Do the Sex Lives of ‘Three Women' Tell Us About Female Desire?
To write her book, Lisa Taddeo spent thousands of hours over eight years getting to know her subjects in an effort to understand their eroticyearnings and obsessions.

New York Times Books
Jul 09, 2019

The Story of the Boko Haram Schoolgirls, by a Reporter Who Takes It Personally
"Beneath the Tamarind Tree," by Isha Sesay, weaves an account of the Nigerian girls' kidnapping with the story of her own mother, another African girl determined to get an education.

New York Times Books
Jul 09, 2019

Love and Fate: Are They Prisons We Can Never Escape?
In Ludmila Ulitskaya's sprawling novel "Jacob's Ladder," the trials of a family's women mirror those of generations of Russians.

New York Times Books
Jul 08, 2019

Janne E. Nolan, Principled Adviser on World Affairs, Is Dead at 67
Sought out by the White House and the State Department, she stressed the importance of ethics in policymaking and of heeding one's conscience.

New York Times Books
Jul 08, 2019

Three Collections of Stories in Translation
"Rain" (by Mia Couto), "The Sun on My Head" (by Geovani Martins) and "Arid Dreams" (by Duanwad Pimwana) depict landscapes of misfortune around the world.

New York Times Books
Jul 08, 2019

Garfield Art Heads to Auction
Some of the original artwork for the comic strip, originated by Jim Davis in 1978, is up for grabs starting Tuesday.

New York Times Books
Jul 08, 2019

Need Etiquette Tips for Cannabis? For Starters, Don't Call It ‘Marijuana' or ‘Weed'
In "Higher Etiquette," Lizzie Post — the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post — argues that it's time for cannabis to move, in the public imagination, away from its surfer and "Cheech and Chong" image.

New York Times Books
Jul 08, 2019

Need Etiquette Tips for Cannabis? For Starters, Don't Call It ‘Marijuana' or ‘Weed.'
In "Higher Etiquette," Lizzie Post — the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post — argues that it's time for cannabis to move, in the public imagination, away from its surfer and "Cheech and Chong" image.

New York Times Books
Jul 08, 2019

Unforgettable Images From 1860s Strife to Today's Runways
Three shows and one new book vividly illustrate how photography and art can capture the moment, whether it's men going to the moon or models striding a catwalk.

New York Times Books
Jul 08, 2019

Maya Angelou, Reimagined Through Art
More than two dozen artists honored the poet, artist and activist with murals at the Los Angeles high school that bears her name. Our photographer captured the works being created.

New York Times Books
Jul 08, 2019

Sarah Parcak Thinks We Need to Learn From the Fall of Egypt's Old Kingdom
In a new book, the archaeologist makes the case that ancient history illuminates solutions to modern problems.

New York Times Books
Jul 08, 2019

Following in the Wake of a Storybook Pony
With "Misty of Chincoteague," Marguerite Henry launched the horse-mad dreams of millions of readers. One finally went to Pony Penning on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

New York Times Books
Jul 08, 2019

A Contemporary Feminist Spin on the Traditional Pioneer Novel
In Madeline ffitch's debut, "Stay and Fight," an urbane hipster finds herself when she relocates to Appalachia.

New York Times Books
Jul 07, 2019

Marie Ponsot, Poet of Love, Divorce and Family, Dies at 98
Her poetry — some of it stashed in a drawer for years — was tempered by years of being a single mother and her Roman Catholic faith.

New York Times Books
Jul 07, 2019

Taking Another Look at the Author of ‘The White Man's Burden'
Christopher Benfey's "If: The Untold Story of Kipling's American Years" traces their influence on his work — and Kipling's lasting influence on others.

New York Times Books
Jul 07, 2019

Motherhood Is Scary and Crazy and Darkly Comic. So Is This Novel About It.
In Helen Phillips's "The Need," an exhausted mom, home with her baby and toddler, hears an intruder in the next room — or does she?

New York Times Books
Jul 06, 2019

Marie Ponsot, Prolific Poet of Love, Divorce and Family, Dies at 98
Her poetry — some of it stashed in a drawer for years — was tempered by years of being a single mother and her Roman Catholic faith.

New York Times Books
Jul 06, 2019

Marie Ponsot, Poet and Winner of National Book Critics Circle Award, Dies at 98
Her poetry — some of it stashed in a drawer for years — was tempered by divorce, years of being a single mother and her Roman Catholic faith.

New York Times Books
Jul 06, 2019

What to Expect When You're Expecting Evil
Literary fiction is increasingly borrowing from the horror genre to explore the fears and anxieties of modern motherhood.

New York Times Books
Jul 05, 2019

The 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years
Our critics Dwight Garner, Parul Sehgal and Jennifer Szalai explain their choices; and Daniel Okrent discusses "The Guarded Gate," his history of America's immigration policy.

New York Times Books
Jul 05, 2019

A Writer of Three Women's Sex Lives Shares Her Own Journey
Lisa Taddeo, the author of a much-anticipated book on the sex lives of three American women, learned some things about her own psyche, too.

New York Times Books
Jul 05, 2019

Have Dog, Will Write
You might be surprised to learn how many authors on the current best-seller lists have had help — well, sort of — from their dogs.

New York Times Books
Jul 05, 2019

New & Noteworthy Memoirs, From Prison to Boxing to Sexism
A selection of recent memoirs; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

New York Times Books
Jul 05, 2019

New in Paperback: ‘The Impostor,' ‘The Waiter'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Jul 05, 2019

The Roving, Kaleidoscopic Vision of Peter Orner
His latest collection of stories, "Maggie Brown & Others," probes the fleeting connections of characters struggling to adjust to the rush of time.

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Jul 05, 2019

A Lauded Satirist of the Weimar Republic Who Anticipated the Brutality of the Third Reich
Kurt Tucholsky cloaked his despair over the rise of the Nazis in lighthearted satire. Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim explains.

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Jul 05, 2019

Ralph Nader Begs to Differ, and So Do Two Authors
Letters to the Editor: Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

New York Times Books
Jul 04, 2019

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

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Jul 04, 2019

Can't Make It to the Beach? These Novels Will Take You There
Pick up one of these to feel the sand beneath your toes and smell the salty, tangy ocean air.

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Jul 04, 2019

Bud Selig: By the Book
The former baseball commissioner, whose new memoir is "For the Good of the Game," was a voracious childhood reader, "mostly about sports," and especially "novels about the Brooklyn Dodgers."

New York Times Books
Jul 03, 2019

Secrets and Lies: Marilyn Stasio's Crime Column
Everyone's got something to hide in this latest batch of summer thrillers, particularly the suburban mom at the heart of Denise Mina's "Conviction."

New York Times Books
Jul 03, 2019

To Understand Climate Change, We Need to Understand Greenland
In "The Ice at the End of the World," Jon Gertner recounts a sprawling history of adventurers and scientists who have tried to unlock the secrets of this vast polar expanse.

New York Times Books
Jul 03, 2019

A TV Critic Who Has Seen the Small Screen Become Huge
In "I Like to Watch," Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker looks back on television's artistic high points and cultural influence over the past two decades.

New York Times Books
Jul 03, 2019

The Legend of Moe's Books
It remains a landmark in Berkeley, one of America's very best bookstores and worth an epic detour to visit.

New York Times Books
Jul 02, 2019

In Weimar Germany, a Passion for van Gogh Leads to Deception
Clare Clark's novel "In the Full Light of the Sun" was inspired by a notorious forgery case that ensnared a famous art critic.

New York Times Books
Jul 02, 2019

Walking Dead Comic Has One Last Twist for Fans: It's Ending
"It just felt wrong and against the very nature of this series not to make the actual end as surprising as all the big deaths," Robert Kirkman wrote.

New York Times Books
Jul 02, 2019

Walking Dead Comic Has One Last Twist for Fans: It's Ending
"It just felt wrong and against the very nature of this series not to make the actual end as surprising as all the big deaths," Robert Kirkman wrote.

New York Times Books
Jul 02, 2019

Walking Dead Comic Has One Last Twist for Fans: It's the Final Issue
"It just felt wrong and against the very nature of this series not to make the actual end as surprising as all the big deaths," Robert Kirkman wrote.

New York Times Books
Jul 02, 2019

Lois Lane Fights for Justice in a New Comic Series
The veteran reporter for The Daily Planet aims to prove that the pen can be mightier than any superhero. Even Superman.

New York Times Books
Jul 02, 2019

Want Kids to Learn the Joy of Reading? Barbershops and Laundromats Can Help
A movement supported by nonprofit groups and libraries is creating literary spaces in places where children find themselves with time on their hands.

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Jul 02, 2019

The Top C.E.O. Candidate Abuses Women. In This Thriller, They Fight Back.
Chandler Baker's "Whisper Network" is a fierce and funny #MeToo thriller set in the corporate world.

New York Times Books
Jul 02, 2019

What Wouldn't a Parent Do to Get a Child Admitted to ‘The Gifted School'?
This new novel by Bruce Holsinger casts a satirical eye on competitive parenting and the privileged, cutthroat world of selective school admissions.

New York Times Books
Jul 02, 2019

A Novel of Two Marriages, One Haunted by the Other
The narrator of Howard Norman's "The Ghost Clause" is a recently dead husband, clinging to a house that now belongs to a newlywed couple.

New York Times Books
Jul 01, 2019

50 Years After the Moon Landing, What Kids Should Know About the Apollo Missions
These picture books show young readers the historic journey of the first moon landing — and some of the 410,000 people who made it possible.

New York Times Books
Jul 01, 2019

Introducing a New Generation of Kids to the Apollo Program
On the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, these picture books show young readers the historic journey — and some of the 410,000 people who made it possible.

New York Times Books
Jul 01, 2019

9 New Books to Watch For in July
A new novel from Colson Whitehead, an oral history of World War II, heart-pounding thrillers and more.

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Jul 01, 2019

When Leaving a Religion Is Like Abandoning a Cult
Amber Scorah's memoir, "Leaving the Witness," recounts a tale of disillusion and ultimate apostasy as she decides to turn away from the faith she's known since birth.

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