Last Build Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 03:09:42 GMTCopyright: Copyright 2017 The New York Times Company
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 10:00:01 GMTIn “How America Lost Its Secrets,” Edward Jay Epstein says Russia was the main beneficiary of Snowden’s revelations.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:00:01 GMTMorning prayer begins celebration of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, in Brooklyn, July 2015.Omar Saif Ghobash’s “Letters to a Young Muslim” offers advice for young Muslims in the West, and Ali A. Rizvi’s “The Atheist Muslim” is about a journey from believer to atheist.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:00:03 GMTPaul AusterThe author, most recently, of “4 3 2 1” says when he was 17, Isaac Babel’s stories “opened a door in my mind, and behind that door I found the room where I wanted to spend the rest of my life.”
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:38:48 GMTWilliam Peter Blatty in 1971, the year “The Exorcist” was published. Mr. Blatty’s novel about a girl possessed by the Devil created the theological-horror genre, became a hit movie and destroyed its author’s hopes of ever writing comedy again.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:25:23 GMTLindsey Lee Johnson’s debut novel gets inside the heads of a group of Marin County teenagers who have sharpened their claws on social media.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:08:49 GMTCoretta Scott King, late 1960s.Coretta Scott King’s “My Life, My Love, My Legacy” is an absorbing account of a brutal historical era.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:00:01 GMTHan KangHan Kang’s “Human Acts” revisits a 1980 uprising against South Korea’s authoritarian rule.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 04:16:21 GMTSuggested reading from editors of the Book Review and The Times’s book critics.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:51:34 GMTA notebook page, “April’s cryalog,” from “My Private Property.”Mary Ruefle’s new book of prose poems and reflections, “My Private Property,” is filled with counterintuitive insights.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:40:21 GMTNicholas Lemann talks about “How America Lost Its Secrets,” and James Ryerson discusses new books about civility.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:44:05 GMTReaders respond to Woody Allen’s review of “Mary Astor’s Purple Diary” and more.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:34:26 GMTElizabeth BlackburnThe scientist Elizabeth Blackburn won a Nobel Prize for some of the discoveries she and Elissa Epel write about in “The Telomere Effect,” an anti-aging book new at No. 15 in hardcover nonfiction.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:20:10 GMTThe small-statured heroine of Holly Goldberg Sloan’s middle-grade novel “Short” lands a part in a semiprofessional production of “The Wizard of Oz.”
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:12:38 GMTFrom “XO, OX: A Love Story.”Staying connected through pen pal letters, love notes and postcards in three new picture books.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:04:43 GMTCarlisle beats Penn 16-0 in 1911.In “Undefeated,” Steve Sheinkin recounts how Jim Thorpe and his Native American teammates overcame oppression and changed the game of football.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:01:21 GMTSeven new paperbacks to check out this week.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:45:38 GMTSeveral new books about the naturalist on the bicentennial of his birth.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:44:43 GMTAn author in translation finds himself caught between English, Estonian and Russian.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 04:43:30 GMTWilhelm II in Dutch exile, circa 1919.In Alan Judd’s novel “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss,” Germany’s former ruler is visited in exile by its current masters, the Nazis.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 04:39:18 GMTGeorge Herriman, circa 1922.“Krazy,” Michael Tisserand’s biography of the cartoonist George Herriman, plumbs his art for signs of his mixed-race background
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:20:57 GMTHenry David Thoreau, circa 1839, in a painting by his sister Sophia.Kevin Dann’s “Expect Great Things” offers a New Age vision of Henry David Thoreau.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:55:53 GMTFor the book, William B. Helmreich trekked 816 miles from Greenpoint to Cypress Hills.William B. Helmreich offers “The Brooklyn Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide,” and Katharine Harmon has essays, maps and illustrations in “You Are Here: N.Y.C., Mapping the Soul of the City.”
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:55:25 GMTThe Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, in Harlem, was among the new landmarks announced on Wednesday by the National Park Service.The choices reflect an effort to tell what a news release called “a more inclusive and diverse story of America’s history.”
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:00:02 GMTMichael Eric DysonIn “Tears We Cannot Stop,” the public intellectual and ordained minister Michael Eric Dyson urges whites to awaken to black suffering.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:25:21 GMTShould civility be based on mutual contempt rather than mutual respect? New books on what it means to be civil.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:47:11 GMTMs. Waldman’s memoir recounts how very small doses of a psychedelic drug have helped her mood, her marriage and the rest of her life.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:26:36 GMTGraydon Carter, left, the Vanity Fair editor in chief, and the television journalist Lawrence O’Donnell, both of whom President-elect Donald J. Trump has insulted on Twitter.From book publishers to magazine editors, the president-elect’s insult tweet has become a badge of honor.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:12:41 GMTVisitors to a museum in Beijing that commemorates the conflict known outside China as the Second Sino-Japanese War.The “Eight-Year War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression” will now be the “14-Year War,” with the starting date moved back to 1931, the government said.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:14:39 GMTGregor Hens’s book is part memoir, part philosophical lament. He sees it as a chance to finally put the urge behind him and remain a vicarious smoker.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:38:18 GMTMonica Crowley, a conservative columnist and TV personality who was chosen by President-elect Trump for a high-ranking communications role at the National Security Council, departing Trump Tower in December.The digital form of Monica Crowley’s “What the (Bleep) Just Happened?” is being recalled after a CNN report took issue with more than 50 passages in the book.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 23:36:39 GMTMilo Yiannopoulos, an editor at the conservative news site Breitbart News, received a six-figure publishing contract from Threshold Editions, a conservative imprint at Simon & Schuster. The move prompted criticism from some of Simon & Schuster’s authors and calls for a boycott.The largely left-leaning publishing world is courting young conservatives and tailoring its plans to reflect volatile new political realities.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 22:12:47 GMTJane Harper’s fleet novel about a triple killing is packed with sneaky moves and teasing possibilities that keep the reader guessing.
Sun, 08 Jan 2017 22:34:07 GMTEva HoffmanEva Hoffman’s latest explores the problem with a plenitude of options, and how to make the most of downtime without the help of digital devices.
Sun, 08 Jan 2017 19:34:37 GMTThe author Elie Wiesel, left, in 1985. David Hyde Pierce, center, and Sheldon Harnick will be among those reading Mr. Wiesel’s work on Jan. 29.More than 50 luminaries from entertainment, politics and more will read from Wiesel’s Holocaust memoir on Jan. 29 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
Sun, 08 Jan 2017 04:12:27 GMTNat Hentoff in 2009.Mr. Hentoff was an author, journalist, jazz critic and civil libertarian who called himself a troublemaker and proved it with a shelf of books and a mountain of essays.
Sat, 07 Jan 2017 11:00:15 GMTAyelet Waldman at her home in Berkeley, Calif.The novelist Ayelet Waldman credits tiny hits of psychedelic acid with salvaging her marriage to Michael Chabon. And maybe her life.