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Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:14:52 GMTThe pseudonymous JP Delaney’s “The Girl Before” is about a pervy architect who rents only to women who are good-looking, traumatized and very tidy.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 22:24:11 GMTThe author Gerard Reve in 1969.A translation of a novel by Gerard Reve that centers on a young clerk has invited recent comparisons to books like “The Catcher in the Rye.”
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:00:01 GMT“Transit” is the second novel in a trilogy by Rachel Cusk that began with “Outline.”
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:41:55 GMTAll three volumes of the graphic memoir trilogy “March.”The American Library Association’s annual prizes include a record four awards for Rep. John Lewis.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:10:01 GMTThe West Wing of the White House, December 1929.Some fiction from our chaotic past repays attention as we seek our bearings now.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:00:02 GMT“It Can’t Happen Here”: Poster for a 1936 adaptation.The protagonist of Sinclair Lewis’s 1935 novel “It Can’t Happen Here” sees something dark brewing in American politics.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:22:44 GMTAn illustration by Erin Stead for “The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine,” an expanded version of an unfinished fairy tale by Mark Twain.A fanciful bedtime story that he told his daughters will finally be finished and released, more than a century after he wrote it.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:08:58 GMTPresident Obama in the Oval Office during an interview with Michiko Kakutani on Friday.In an interview seven days before leaving office, Mr. Obama talked about the role books have played during his presidency and throughout his life.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:00:02 GMTGeography made America a great nation, Robert D. Kaplan argues in “Earning the Rockies,” but globalization is eroding its influence.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:00:02 GMTSana KrasikovSana Krasikov’s first novel, “The Patriots,” is a historical saga that moves between America and Russia, from the 1930s to the present day.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:47:35 GMTMaria Sibylla Merian, a German-born woman living in the Netherlands, had a successful career as an artist, botanist, naturalist and entomologist.Maria Sibylla Merian captivated Europeans with her studies of insects, only to later have her work largely dismissed. Now, her findings are being celebrated again.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 02:11:30 GMTExploring the complexities of South Africa’s racial politics: Peter Abrahams, novelist, journalist and commentator, around 1955.The journalist and novelist’s moral center of gravity was located in the country he left at age 20. His 1946 novel, “Mine Boy,” drew global attention.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:12:32 GMTThe Chinese author Yang Jisheng in 2013. Mr. Yang, a noted chronicler of the Mao era, has published “The World Turned Upside Down,” a history of the Cultural Revolution.Yang Jisheng’s effort to “recover the history” of the Cultural Revolution has become part of the struggle over China’s Communist past, which has widened under President Xi Jinping.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:00:21 GMTAllison Glock, second from left, with her husband, T Cooper, and their daughters, Matilda, far left, and Dixie.Married parents, one transgender, have created a series, “Changers,” popular with teenagers who feel they were born in the wrong bodies. (Really, Mom!)
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:33:09 GMTDavid M. SmickIt’s not common for macroeconomists to hit the list, but with “The Great Equalizer” (new at No. 8 in hardcover nonfiction), David M. Smick pulls it off.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:16:31 GMTJonathan Chait talks about “Audacity,” and Randall Fuller discusses “The Book That Changed America.”
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:53:54 GMTA medical mystery, a diabolical architect, some very desperate Pennsylvanians and a treacherous British boarding school.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:43:32 GMT“Rumi’s Secret,” by Brad Gooch, traces the life of the Persian mystic whose rebranded love poems are best sellers today.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:26:58 GMTCaricature of Charles Darwin in The Hornet magazine, March 22, 1871.Randall Fuller’s “The Book That Changed America” looks at the impact of Darwin’s ideas on American society.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:18:03 GMTJohn McWhorter puts down his thoughts about what he calls Black English in “Talking Back, Talking Black.”
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:11:18 GMTAn abandoned gun during the 1956 uprising in Budapest.“The Afterlife of Stars” is Joseph Kertes’s novel about a Jewish family’s flight from Hungary after the failed revolution.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:55:12 GMTAndré Aciman explores shades of desire through the protagonist of his new novel, “Enigma Variations.”
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:54:35 GMTLucinda Rosenfeld’s “Class” is the story of an overbearing mother in a gentrifying neighborhood.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:54:03 GMTOttessa MoshfeghIn the wide-ranging stories in “Homesick for Another World,” Ottessa Moshfegh draws a map of national character.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:53:28 GMTArt by E.W. Kemble in “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” 1884.Robert Coover’s latest novel, “Huck Out West,” continues the adventures of Mark Twain’s greatest character.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:03:08 GMTPresident Bill Clinton in October 1995.“Bill Clinton,” by Michael Tomasky, is a brief biography of the 42nd president.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:51:44 GMTNew short story collections by Josh Barkan, Mary Miller and Josip Novakovich.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:57:30 GMTThe author Fredrik Colting, whose KinderGuide books are based on classic novels.Two publishers and the estates of Arthur C. Clarke, Jack Kerouac, Truman Capote and Ernest Hemingway accused Fredrik Colting of copyright infringement.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:34:55 GMTSeven new paperbacks to check out this week.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:21:10 GMTReaders respond to Bernard-Henri Lévy’s By the Book interview and more.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:11:08 GMTThree recently published books offer past, present and possible future views of the country.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:51:06 GMTSuggested reading from editors of the Book Review and The Times’s book critics.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:06:19 GMTHenry Hampton, center foreground, with Robert Hohler, local organizers and members of the Unitarian Universalist delegation in Selma, Ala., in 1965.Jon Else, the series producer and cinematographer for that civil rights documentary, writes about Henry Hampton, the larger-than-life director with the vision for it.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:00:01 GMTAyelet WaldmanThe author, most recently, of “A Really Good Day” maybe isn’t a fan of the “nurse romance” genre. But “come to think of it, ‘Atonement,’ by Ian McEwan, is one of my favorite contemporary novels, and what is that if not a nurse romance?”