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“The Rules” taught us how to deform ourselves to nab a husband. But what would we do once we had him?
The “Silence of the Lambs” author Thomas Harris, overshadowed by the cannibal he invented, has kept a low profile for over 40 years.
“Red Birds,” a new novel by the Pakistani author Mohammed Hanif, satirizes America’s never-ending military conflicts in the Middle East.
Brenda Wineapple’s “The Impeachers” is a revealing history of the trial of Andrew Johnson in 1868.
His critics could be brutal, but he enthralled millions of readers with novels like “The Winds of War,” “The Caine Mutiny” and “Marjorie Morningstar.”
The publishing house dismissed Gary Fisketjon, a longtime editor who worked with such literary stars as Raymond Carver, Annie Dillard and Cormac McCarthy.
Tyler Cowen’s new book delivers a “love letter” to capitalism, a system he argues is better than all the rest.
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.
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.
In “Upheaval,” Jared Diamond asks whether countries can draw lessons from how individuals confront personal difficulties.
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.
Casey Cep discusses “Furious Hours,” and Eliza Griswold talks about “Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America.”
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
A selection of recent visual books; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
The son of Varian Fry, and several others, weigh in on Cynthia Ozick’s review of Julie Orringer’s novel “The Flight Portfolio.”
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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.
In “Orange World,” surrealism is grounded in the real anxieties of our age.
That’s what Casey Cep tries to figure out in “Furious Hours,” which enters the nonfiction best-seller list this week at No. 6.
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.
Grace Talusan’s “The Body Papers” traces the harrowing challenges she’s faced in both the public and private spheres.
Gen X set the precedent for today’s social justice warriors and capitalist super-soldiers. Enjoy, and also, sorry!
In her writings and lectures, she postulated that the human race was on the brink of an enhanced way of existing and could bring about great things.
These new takes on beloved old stories deliver empowered princesses and racial diversity while staying true to the genre’s stark, dangerous heart.
Four reminiscences of mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, from farming communities in California and South Dakota to the suburbs of New York.
Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column enters a dangerous online world, then jumps to a very real drug gang, a hit man in a hospital and a dog with a death sentence.
How would life in the United States change for women if terminating a pregnancy was outlawed? A recent novel imagines the outcome, and two others delve into the issue.
A Shirley Jackson novel from 1962 is the basis for this fable, directed by Stacie Passon, in which the men ruin the day.
Visual monographs commemorating a culture of resistance and resilience on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion.
The septuagenarian filmmaker’s latest collection of essays, “Mr. Know-It-All,” is just what its subtitle promises: “The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder.”
Laura Barnett’s novel “Greatest Hits” uses the creation of a retrospective album to explore a woman’s tempestuous life in music.
Bee Wilson’s “The Way We Eat Now” delves into the startling consequences of the globalization that has revolutionized our relationship to food.
Andrew Johnson ascended to the presidency after Lincoln’s assassination. Brenda Wineapple’s “The Impeachers” recounts the efforts to remove him from office.
The singer-songwriter, whose new memoir is “No Walls and the Recurring Dream,” says her shelves contain “poetry for when my mind is spinning” and “a bunch of learn-how-to-meditate books that don’t seem to be helping.”
Julia Phillips’s “Disappearing Earth” explores the lives of interconnected women in far eastern Russia after a horrific crime.
Mohammed Hanif’s “Red Birds” is about an American fighter pilot who is taken in at a refugee camp he intended to bomb.
The former F.B.I. deputy director recounts his short-lived tenure as a key player in the Trump administration.
The actor, best known for his role on “The Office,” revives Norton Juster’s 1960 classic children’s story.
Christina Thompson’s “Sea People” tells the story of the people of Polynesia and their “discovery,” while Peter Moore’s “Endeavour” looks at the ship that made that encounter possible.
Adam Gopnik’s “A Thousand Small Sanities” is an argument against the illiberal left, even though Gopnik accepts some of its premises.
“All the Restaurants in New York” contains drawings of many of the city’s most famous eateries, past and present.
Jayson Greene’s book is an emotional and loving tribute to his toddler daughter, Greta, killed by a falling brick in New York City in 2015.