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May 24, 2019

The Coolheaded, One-Legged Spy Who Changed the Course of World War II
Virginia Hall finally gets her due in Sonia Purnell's "A Woman of No Importance."

New York Times Books
May 24, 2019

New in Paperback: ‘The Female Persuasion,' ‘The Soul of America'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

New York Times Books
May 23, 2019

Judith Kerr, Beloved Children's Author Who Fled Nazi Germany, Dies at 95
The author of "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" and many other books, she delighted children with fanciful tales of tigers, rabbits and a cat named Mog.

New York Times Books
May 23, 2019

Ask the Booksellers:What Is a ‘Beach Read,' Anyway?
We called up the experts to help answer an age-old question: What's the best type of book to bring to the shore?

New York Times Books
May 23, 2019

Fresh Narratives of Familiar Wars
Thomas E. Ricks looks at new books on the Civil War, World War II and the Cold War.

New York Times Books
May 23, 2019

Pet Walruses, Hidden Bacon and Other Violations of Actual U.S. Law
Mike Chase's "How to Become a Federal Criminal" is, as its subtitle promises, "an illustrated handbook for the aspiring offender." It's also very funny.

New York Times Books
May 23, 2019

‘The Tale of Genji' and the Art It Inspired
A show at the Metropolitan Museum is as sumptuous and seductive as the Japanese novel that begot it.

New York Times Books
May 23, 2019

More Than 25 Years After "Private Parts," Howard Stern Has Another No. 1 Best Seller
In its first week on sale, "Howard Stern Comes Again," a collection of interviews, vaults to the top spot on the charts.

New York Times Books
May 23, 2019

Choosing Not to Cancel 'War and Peace'
The writer and artist Anya Ulinich illustrates her life-long and changing relationship with Leo Tolstoy's masterpiece.

New York Times Books
May 23, 2019

Is ‘War and Peace' Misogynistic? A Lifelong Grappling With the Question
The writer and artist Anya Ulinich illustrates her changing relationship with Leo Tolstoy's masterpiece.

New York Times Books
May 23, 2019

Picture Books About Babies' Favorite Subject — Themselves
Babies love to look at other babies. These adorable books give them plenty to stare at, laugh at and learn from.

New York Times Books
May 23, 2019

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

New York Times Books
May 23, 2019

John Waters, the Man Who Brought Us Divine and Loves Brown Art
"I always think that art is mistakes," said Mr. Waters, who has a new book out, "Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder."

New York Times Books
May 23, 2019

Show Us Your Wall: John Waters, the Man Who Brought Us Divine and Loves Brown Art
"I always think that art is mistakes," said Mr. Waters, who has a new book out, "Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder."

New York Times Books
May 23, 2019

Nonfiction: Two L.G.B.T.Q. Memoirs Sow the Seeds of Progress
Jacob Tobia's "Sissy" and Samantha Allen's "Real Queer America" speak from outside the stereotypes of trans narratives.

New York Times Books
May 23, 2019

Two L.G.B.T.Q. Memoirs Sow the Seeds of Progress
Jacob Tobia's "Sissy" and Samantha Allen's "Real Queer America" speak from outside the stereotypes of trans narratives.

New York Times Books
May 23, 2019

By the Book: By the Book: Eve Ensler
The playwright and author, most recently, of "The Apology" would invite James Baldwin, Hannah Arendt and Anaïs Nin for dinner. "Topics might include: God, death, erotica, totalitarianism."

New York Times Books
May 23, 2019

By the Book: Eve Ensler
The playwright and author, most recently, of "The Apology" would invite James Baldwin, Hannah Arendt and Anaïs Nin for dinner. "Topics might include: God, death, erotica, totalitarianism."

New York Times Books
May 22, 2019

Books News: Donald Trump Jr. Gets a Book Deal
The president's eldest son will write about his father's administration and the present political moment.

New York Times Books
May 22, 2019

Donald Trump Jr. Gets a Book Deal
The president's eldest son will write about his father's administration and the present political moment.

New York Times Books
May 22, 2019

Sketchbook | Graphic Review: How I Got Past the Misogyny of ‘War and Peace'
The writer and artist Anya Ulinich illustrates her life-long and changing relationship with Leo Tolstoy's masterpiece.

New York Times Books
May 22, 2019

A Season to Catch Up on Reading
The Times's critics on what they look forward to diving into this summer.

New York Times Books
May 22, 2019

Summer Books Preview: A Season to Catch Up on Reading
The Times's critics on what they look forward to diving into this summer.

New York Times Books
May 22, 2019

Think We Live in Cruel and Ruthless Times? ‘Mean Girl' Says to Thank Ayn Rand
In her new book, Lisa Duggan connects our topsy-turvy moment to Rand's writings and influence.

New York Times Books
May 22, 2019

Think We Live in Cruel and Ruthless Times? ‘Mean Girl' Says to Thank Ayn Rand.
In her new book, Lisa Duggan connects our topsy-turvy moment to Rand's writings and influence.

New York Times Books
May 22, 2019

Books of The Times: Think We Live in Cruel and Ruthless Times? ‘Mean Girl' Says to Thank Ayn Rand
In her new book, Lisa Duggan connects our topsy-turvy moment to Rand's writings and influence.

New York Times Books
May 22, 2019

A Room Without Books Is Just Very Sad
Tag your shelf! Hotels, restaurants, shops and yachts stock up on beautiful and lamentably inexpensive treasures.

New York Times Books
May 22, 2019

Arizona Prisons' Ban on Book About Racism in Criminal Justice Draws Challenge
State officials banned "Chokehold," by Paul Butler, in March. Now the A.C.L.U. is defending the book, which calls for prison to be abolished.

New York Times Books
May 22, 2019

A Wild West Story About the Early Internet and Sex.com
In "The Players Ball," David Kushner recounts the fight over a valuable domain name in the days before the internet took its current form.

New York Times Books
May 22, 2019

Nonfiction: A Wild West Story About the Early Internet and Sex.com
In "The Players Ball," David Kushner recounts the fight over a valuable domain name in the days before the internet took its current form.

New York Times Books
May 21, 2019

Nonfiction: A History of Baseball in 10 Pitches
With "K," our reviewer says, Tyler Kepner of The New York Times has written a "delightfully nerdy" book.

New York Times Books
May 21, 2019

A History of Baseball in 10 Pitches
With "K," our reviewer says, Tyler Kepner of The New York Times has written a "delightfully nerdy" book.

New York Times Books
May 21, 2019

‘Celestial Bodies' Wins Man Booker International Prize
Jokha Alharthi's family saga is the first Arabic novel to win the translated literature prize. She shares the award with the book's translator, Marilyn Booth.

New York Times Books
May 21, 2019

‘Game of Thrones' Fans: We've Got Some Books for You
Fantasy, romance, battles and intrigue — these seven series introduce you to new epic worlds.

New York Times Books
May 21, 2019

‘Grace Will Lead Us Home,' an Intimate Look at Forgiveness, Anger and Trauma After the Charleston Massacre
Jennifer Berry Hawes, a Charleston-based newspaper reporter, drew on her long relationships with the families of victims to write this account of the 2015 murders at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

New York Times Books
May 21, 2019

Books of The Times: ‘Grace Will Lead Us Home,' an Intimate Look at Forgiveness, Anger and Trauma After the Charleston Massacre
Jennifer Berry Hawes, a Charleston-based newspaper reporter, drew on her long relationships with the families of victims to write this account of the 2015 murders at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

New York Times Books
May 21, 2019

Newsbook: ‘Game of Thrones' Fans: We've Got Some Books for You
Fantasy, romance, battles and intrigue — these seven series introduce you to new epic worlds.

New York Times Books
May 21, 2019

New French Fiction: With an Emphasis on Food, Film and Frolics
Savor English translations of Maylis de Kerangal's "The Cook," Olivier Bourdeaut's "Waiting for Bojangles" and Yannick Haenel's "Hold Fast Your Crown."

New York Times Books
May 21, 2019

The Shortlist: New French Fiction: With an Emphasis on Food, Film and Frolics
Savor English translations of Maylis de Kerangal's "The Cook," Olivier Bourdeaut's "Waiting for Bojangles" and Yannick Haenel's "Hold Fast Your Crown."

New York Times Books
May 21, 2019

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

New York Times Books
May 21, 2019

4 Writers to Watch This Summer
Kristen Arnett, Tope Folarin, Jean Kwok and De'Shawn Charles Winslow talk about their new books.

New York Times Books
May 21, 2019

Summer Books Preview: 4 Writers to Watch This Summer
Kristen Arnett, Tope Folarin, Jean Kwok and De'Shawn Charles Winslow talk about their new books.

New York Times Books
May 21, 2019

This Debut Is a Jail Novel, but Funny
The narrator of Ryan Chapman's "Riots I Have Known" is both a convicted murderer and a literary editor.

New York Times Books
May 21, 2019

Fiction: This Debut Is a Jail Novel, but Funny
The narrator of Ryan Chapman's "Riots I Have Known" is both a convicted murderer and a literary editor.

New York Times Books
May 21, 2019

Harper Lee's Unwritten True-Crime Book
Casey Cep discusses "Furious Hours," and Eliza Griswold talks about "Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America."

New York Times Books
May 21, 2019

Nonfiction: Spend Some Time With the Winklevii
Ben Mezrich's "Bitcoin Billionaires" focuses on Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who used their Facebook windfall to buy up a lot of the cryptocurrency.

New York Times Books
May 21, 2019

Spend Some Time With the Winklevii
Ben Mezrich's "Bitcoin Billionaires" focuses on Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who used their Facebook windfall to buy up a lot of the cryptocurrency.

New York Times Books
May 20, 2019

Georgie Anne Geyer, Foreign Correspondent and Columnist, Dies at 84
Ms. Geyer, who broke into the business when few women reported from overseas, traveled the world and interviewed Castro and other often elusive leaders.

New York Times Books
May 20, 2019

The José Andrés Approach to Vegetables
In his new book, the chef gives practical advice for working with broccoli, asparagus and beets.

New York Times Books
May 20, 2019

Front Burner: The José Andrés Approach to Vegetables
In his new book, the chef gives practical advice for working with broccoli, asparagus and beets.

New York Times Books
May 20, 2019

A Chinese Millennial Looks Back on Her Life
In her memoir, "Under Red Skies: Three Generations of Life, Loss, and Hope in China," Karoline Kan personalizes the great changes occurring in her country.

New York Times Books
May 20, 2019

Nonfiction: A Chinese Millennial Looks Back on Her Life
In her memoir, "Under Red Skies: Three Generations of Life, Loss, and Hope in China," Karoline Kan personalizes the great changes occurring in her country.

New York Times Books
May 20, 2019

Nonfiction: The Last Time a Wall Went Up to Keep Out Immigrants
In "The Guarded Gate" Daniel Okrent explores the 1920s nativist and eugenicist movements that led to the 1924 law practically shutting down immigration to America.

New York Times Books
May 20, 2019

The Last Time a Wall Went Up to Keep Out Immigrants
In "The Guarded Gate" Daniel Okrent explores the 1920s nativist and eugenicist movements that led to the 1924 law practically shutting down immigration to America.

New York Times Books
May 20, 2019

Herman Wouk, Best-Selling Novelist With a Realist's Touch, Dies at 103
His critics could be brutal, but he enthralled millions of readers with novels like "The Winds of War," "The Caine Mutiny" and "Marjorie Morningstar."

New York Times Books
May 20, 2019

More Than Just Children's Books
Krumulus, a small bookstore in Germany, has everything a kid could want: parties, readings, concerts, plays, puppet shows, workshops and book clubs.

New York Times Books
May 20, 2019

The Life and Crimes of America's Original ‘Welfare Queen'
In his new book, "The Queen," Josh Levin reveals that Linda Taylor was a scammer of epic proportions, a kidnapper and possibly even a murderer.

New York Times Books
May 20, 2019

Nonfiction: The Life and Crimes of America's Original ‘Welfare Queen'
In his new book, "The Queen," Josh Levin reveals that Linda Taylor was a scammer of epic proportions, a kidnapper and possibly even a murderer.

New York Times Books
May 20, 2019

In Wendell Berry's Essays, a Little Earnestness Goes a Long Way
In "What I Stand On," a two-volume boxed set, the Kentucky-based farmer, conservationist, pacifist and moral critic offers his fiery dissent about nearly every aspect of modern life.

New York Times Books
May 20, 2019

BOOKS TERRITORY: More Than Just Children's Books
Krumulus, a small bookstore in Germany, has everything a kid could want: parties, readings, concerts, plays, puppet shows, workshops and book clubs.

New York Times Books
May 20, 2019

What to Do When You're a Country in Crisis
In "Upheaval," Jared Diamond asks whether countries can draw lessons from how individuals confront personal difficulties.

New York Times Books
May 20, 2019

Books of The Times: In Wendell Berry's Essays, a Little Earnestness Goes a Long Way
In "What I Stand On," a two-volume boxed set, the Kentucky-based farmer, conservationist, pacifist and moral critic offers his fiery dissent about nearly every aspect of modern life.

New York Times Books
May 20, 2019

Why the New York Public Library Has 7 Floors of Stacks With No Books
In Midtown Manhattan, space is prized. But stacks at the library's main branch are empty because officials say the space cannot protect irreplaceable books from the elements and theft.

New York Times Books
May 20, 2019

Exploring the Soul of the South
In "Spying on the South," Tony Horwitz recreates a trip taken by Frederick Law Olmsted in the early 1850s.

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May 20, 2019

Nonfiction: Exploring the Soul of the South
In "Spying on the South," Tony Horwitz recreates a trip taken by Frederick Law Olmsted in the early 1850s.

New York Times Books
May 18, 2019

Hannibal Lecter's Creator Cooks Up Something New (No Fava Beans or Chianti)
The "Silence of the Lambs" author Thomas Harris, overshadowed by the cannibal he invented, has kept a low profile for over 40 years.

New York Times Books
May 18, 2019

Fiction: An American Pilot, a Muslim Teenager and a Talking Dog All Caught in an Absurd War
"Red Birds," a new novel by the Pakistani author Mohammed Hanif, satirizes America's never-ending military conflicts in the Middle East.

New York Times Books
May 18, 2019

An American Pilot, a Muslim Teenager and a Talking Dog All Caught in an Absurd War
"Red Birds," a new novel by the Pakistani author Mohammed Hanif, satirizes America's never-ending military conflicts in the Middle East.

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May 18, 2019

The First Presidential Impeachment
Brenda Wineapple's "The Impeachers" is a revealing history of the trial of Andrew Johnson in 1868.

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May 18, 2019

Nonfiction: The First Presidential Impeachment
Brenda Wineapple's "The Impeachers" is a revealing history of the trial of Andrew Johnson in 1868.

New York Times Books
May 17, 2019

Singing the Praises of ‘Big Business'
Tyler Cowen's new book delivers a "love letter" to capitalism, a system he argues is better than all the rest.

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May 17, 2019

Nonfiction: Singing the Praises of ‘Big Business'
Tyler Cowen's new book delivers a "love letter" to capitalism, a system he argues is better than all the rest.

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May 17, 2019

Here Come the Brides: A Free-Spirited Fictional Wedding
Leah Hager Cohen's novel "Strangers and Cousins" uses a vibrant, anarchic family wedding to explore the way change can be both celebrated and feared.

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May 17, 2019

Fiction: Here Come the Brides: A Free-Spirited Fictional Wedding
Leah Hager Cohen's novel "Strangers and Cousins" uses a vibrant, anarchic family wedding to explore the way change can be both celebrated and feared.

New York Times Books
May 17, 2019

Knopf Fires High-Profile Editor Over Policy Breach
The publishing house dismissed Gary Fisketjon, a longtime editor who worked with such literary stars as Raymond Carver, Annie Dillard and Cormac McCarthy.

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May 17, 2019

Herman Wouk Wrote Historical Novels. But His True Subject Was Moral Weakness.
In his two World War II novels of the 1970s, Wouk — who died this week — brought psychological insight to genocide, its perpetrators and bystanders. Adelle Waldman explains.

New York Times Books
May 17, 2019

Book Entry: Review: ‘Power Trip' Ably Guides Us Through the History of Energy
Michael E. Webber's new book examines humanity's relationship to energy over time and how each transition affected not just what we produce but how we live.

New York Times Books
May 17, 2019

Review: ‘Power Trip' Ably Guides Us Through the History of Energy
Michael E. Webber's new book examines humanity's relationship to energy over time and how each transition affected not just what we produce but how we live.

New York Times Books
May 17, 2019

Nonfiction: What to Do When You're a Country in Crisis
In "Upheaval," Jared Diamond asks whether countries can draw lessons from how individuals confront personal difficulties.

New York Times Books
May 17, 2019

Herman Wouk, Perennially Best-Selling Author, Dies at 103
His critics could be brutal, but he enthralled millions of readers with novels like "The Winds of War," "The Caine Mutiny" and "Marjorie Morningstar."

New York Times Books
May 17, 2019

The Book Review Podcast: Harper Lee's Unwritten True-Crime Book
Casey Cep discusses "Furious Hours," and Eliza Griswold talks about "Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America."

New York Times Books
May 17, 2019

New in Paperback: ‘Florida,' ‘Robin'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

New York Times Books
May 17, 2019

New & Noteworthy Visual Books, From the Grand Canyon to the Moon
A selection of recent visual books; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

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May 17, 2019

Letters to the Editor: Was Varian Fry Gay — and Should It Matter? Readers Respond
The son of Varian Fry, and several others, weigh in on Cynthia Ozick's review of Julie Orringer's novel "The Flight Portfolio."

New York Times Books
May 17, 2019

Was Varian Fry Gay — and Should It Matter? Readers Respond
The son of Varian Fry, and several others, weigh in on Cynthia Ozick's review of Julie Orringer's novel "The Flight Portfolio."

New York Times Books
May 17, 2019

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

New York Times Books
May 17, 2019

The Art Market Is Exploding. Meet the Dealers Who Lit the Fuse.
A dishy look at the art world's most powerful gallerists — including Larry Gagosian and David Zwirner — "Boom," by Michael Shnayerson, recounts how artworks became multimillion-dollar commodities.

New York Times Books
May 17, 2019

Nonfiction: The Art Market Is Exploding. Meet the Dealers Who Lit the Fuse.
A dishy look at the art world's most powerful gallerists — including Larry Gagosian and David Zwirner — "Boom," by Michael Shnayerson, recounts how artworks became multimillion-dollar commodities.

New York Times Books
May 17, 2019

Love at First Sight and Other Disasters: Stories From Karen Russell
In "Orange World," surrealism is grounded in the real anxieties of our age.

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May 17, 2019

Fiction: Love at First Sight and Other Disasters: Stories From Karen Russell
In "Orange World," surrealism is grounded in the real anxieties of our age.

New York Times Books
May 16, 2019

Did Harper Lee, Who Died in 2016, Leave Behind a True-Crime Manuscript?
That's what Casey Cep tries to figure out in "Furious Hours," which enters the nonfiction best-seller list this week at No. 6.

New York Times Books
May 16, 2019

Inside the List: Did Harper Lee, Who Died in 2016, Leave Behind a True-Crime Manuscript?
That's what Casey Cep tries to figure out in "Furious Hours," which enters the nonfiction best-seller list this week at No. 6.

New York Times Books
May 16, 2019

Book Clubs Get Especially Clubby
Every age begets its era-specific book clubs. Perhaps it's unsurprising that ours features more and more niche, insider gatherings. One for Political Junkies? Check. Thriller writers? Check. Proust lovers? Check.

New York Times Books
May 16, 2019

A Filipino-American Memoir of Racism, Abuse and Heartbreak
Grace Talusan's "The Body Papers" traces the harrowing challenges she's faced in both the public and private spheres.

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May 16, 2019

Nonfiction: A Filipino-American Memoir of Racism, Abuse and Heartbreak
Grace Talusan's "The Body Papers" traces the harrowing challenges she's faced in both the public and private spheres.

New York Times Books
May 16, 2019

‘The Ash Family' Is a Debut Novel for Our Climate-Anxious Age
In Molly Dektar's debut, a young woman falls in with a cult of eco-terrorists.

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May 16, 2019

Fiction: ‘The Ash Family' Is a Debut Novel for Our Climate-Anxious Age
In Molly Dektar's debut, a young woman falls in with a cult of eco-terrorists.

New York Times Books
May 16, 2019

Children's Books: Bringing Favorite Fairy Tales Up to Date
These new takes on beloved old stories deliver empowered princesses and racial diversity while staying true to the genre's stark, dangerous heart.

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May 16, 2019

Bringing Favorite Fairy Tales Up to Date
These new takes on beloved old stories deliver empowered princesses and racial diversity while staying true to the genre's stark, dangerous heart.

New York Times Books
May 16, 2019

The Shortlist: Family Memoirs: The Ties That Bind and Those That Fray
Four reminiscences of mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, from farming communities in California and South Dakota to the suburbs of New York.

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