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In “Survival Math,” Mitchell S. Jackson tells his family story of living in Oregon and reckons with the interplay of racism and patriarchy in his own life.
In her new memoir, Carolyn Forché tells the story of how a stranger’s suggestion that she visit El Salvador in the late 1970s changed the course of her art and her life.
The acclaimed author of “The Things They Carried” talked to The Times about writing for Season 3 and how an all-volunteer military force changed the public’s perception of war.
In her debut collection, “Invasive Species,” the Egyptian immigrant Marwa Helal plumbs the complications of nationhood and inclusion.
David Shields describes his new book as “a short, intensive immersion into the perils, limits and possibilities of human intimacy.”
Her 1982 tale of a lonely woman who falls in love with a sea creature had a revival, dovetailing with the release of the 2017 film “The Shape of Water.”
Kathryn Davis’s novel “The Silk Road” is full of provocative mysteries: Are its characters many or one? Where are they going? Have they witnessed a murder?
For the best-selling author of thrillers, buying a spooky old Victorian seemed a little too on the nose. But he did it anyway.
In “Zora and Langston,” Yuval Taylor revisits the relationship that laid much of the groundwork for black American literature in the 20th century.
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
A new book gives an alphabetical rundown, with recipes, of the foods most beloved by Jewish-Americans.
Bryan Washington’s first collection of stories revolve around characters in Houston, particularly one teenage boy discovering his sexuality.
Ms. Iglauer, an American, came to Canada to portray it for the rest of the world. But she made it her home and wrote with an insider’s perspective.
Alex Gibney’s new HBO documentary “The Inventor” is only the latest retelling of the Silicon Valley fraud that captivated the public imagination.
Carol Gilligan, author of the feminist classic “In a Different Voice,” reminds us that we’re all humans.
Her detective hero, who loved pancakes and his dog, Sludge, helped children learn how to read — and how to sleuth.
The author’s eighth novel, “The Parade,” is a parable-like story featuring two unnamed men on assignment in an unnamed country in the wake of a civil war.
“First: Sandra Day O’Connor,” by Evan Thomas, is a richly detailed life of the pathbreaking justice.
Mr. Silverman collaborated with Gale Sayers on his memoir, a chapter of which was later adapted into one of the most popular TV movies of all time.
As I struggle with chronic pain, cozy for me is less hygge and more my ex-boyfriend’s mother, nurses with juice and weird, sandy doughnuts.
Mr. Merwin, one of the world’s most decorated poets, sang of silence and nature with an oracular voice. Later in life he became an ardent conservationist.
The longtime friends on their new book, the pleasures — and perils — of childhood, and the remarkable success of their indie uke band.
Matt Farwell, an Army veteran and author of “American Cipher,” has a lot to say about the war in Afghanistan and the way the country treated Bergdahl.
In his 1997 book “Perfect Agreement,” Downing mixes the academic world with the people and values of the last Shaker families in America.
In “The End of the Myth” Greg Grandin explores our love of the boundless West as it evolved over the 19th century and into the 20th — and why it was a mirage.
“Still in Love” and “Such Good Work” revisit the lessons and trials of the classroom.
If/when he manages to separate from his group of friends, Mr. Rannells will take a Swiffer to his floors, attempt to work out, or listen to a podcast.
For Women’s History Month — and all year long — these chronicles of the lives of Pura Belpré, Wilma Mankiller, Leonora Carrington and Anna Atkins are needed reminders of women’s achievements.
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
From George Eliot and Mary Shelley to Joan of Arc and Coco Chanel, female icons from centuries past take the spotlight in three new books.
Written four decades ago, Yuko Tsushima’s novel “Territory of Light” tells of a woman in Tokyo coping with the dissolution of her marriage.
This week’s Crime column features novels about bad-boy cops and suburban serial killers, then offers an escape to scenic Provence.
Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of “Daisy Jones & The Six” — about the breakup of an iconic 1970s band — admits that she struggled with songwriting.
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
Writers of speculative fiction routinely invent rules and regulations as part of their novels’ worlds. These laws tell us more about our own politics than you might think.
Thanks to a viral musical that just opened on Broadway, Ned Vizzini’s 2004 novel is reaching a big new audience, five years after he killed himself.
“Good Will Come From the Sea,” a story collection by Christos Ikonomou, captures the desperation of his country’s citizens in the wake of economic devastation.