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    Nonfiction: A Memoir of Black Life in the ‘Other America’


    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...

    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.
    A Comic Book Publisher Creates Its Own Origin Story

    A Comic Book Publisher Creates Its Own Origin Story


    Axel Alonso, left, Jon Miller and Bill Jemas, the executive team of Artists, Writers & Artisans, which hopes to change the way the comic books business...

    A new publisher, AWA, will have a connected superhero universe as well as stand-alone comics.
    Books of The Times: A Poet Remembers Her Impulsive Trip Into a Civil War

    Books of The Times: A Poet Remembers Her Impulsive Trip Into a Civil War


    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...

    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.
    At War: Why Tim O’Brien Agreed to Write for ‘This Is Us’

    At War: Why Tim O’Brien Agreed to Write for ‘This Is Us’


    Milo Ventimiglia as Jack Pearson in a scene from “This Is...

    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.

    Rachel Ingalls, 78, Rediscovered Author of ‘Mrs. Caliban,’ Dies


    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...

    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.”

    Fiction: A Cosmic Being Dies in Yoga Class. Then Things Get Really Weird.


    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...

    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?
    At a Rare Book Fair, the Prices Are Steep but the Lore Is Free

    At a Rare Book Fair, the Prices Are Steep but the Lore Is Free


    The rare-books dealer Donald Heald displays a vividly illustrated book of East Indies marine life at the recent New York International Antiquarian Book...

    A tour of the recent annual installment of the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair.
    What I Love: A Cliché Harlan Coben Couldn’t Resist

    What I Love: A Cliché Harlan Coben Couldn’t Resist


    The three-story Victorian house in Ridgewood, N.J., is about 20 miles north of Mr. Coben's hometown of...

    For the best-selling author of thrillers, buying a spooky old Victorian seemed a little too on the nose. But he did it anyway.

    New & Noteworthy


    A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are...

    A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

    Edith Iglauer, Journalist and Bard of Canada, Dies at 101


    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...

    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.
    Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes: What to Read, Watch and Listen To

    Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes: What to Read, Watch and Listen To


    The story of Elizabeth Holmes and her company, Theranos, has lent itself to multiple retellings in news articles, a book, a podcast and a...

    Alex Gibney’s new HBO documentary “The Inventor” is only the latest retelling of the Silicon Valley fraud that captivated the public imagination.
    Carefully Smash the Patriarchy

    Carefully Smash the Patriarchy


    Carol Gilligan, author of the feminist classic “In a Different Voice,” reminds us that we’re all...

    Carol Gilligan, author of the feminist classic “In a Different Voice,” reminds us that we’re all humans.
    Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, 90, ‘Nate the Great’ Author, Dies

    Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, 90, ‘Nate the Great’ Author, Dies


    Nate is a boy detective who wears a Sherlock Holmes-style deerstalker hat, loves pancakes and always catches his culprit, usually with the help of his dog,...

    Her detective hero, who loved pancakes and his dog, Sludge, helped children learn how to read — and how to sleuth.
    Fiction: A Road-Paving Job Takes On a Sinister Allure in Dave Eggers’s New Novel

    Fiction: A Road-Paving Job Takes On a Sinister Allure in Dave Eggers’s New Novel


    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...

    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.
    The Best Cookbooks for Kids

    The Best Cookbooks for Kids


    Books that will inspire children to get into the kitchen and...

    Books that will inspire children to get into the kitchen and cook.
    The Week in Books

    The Week in Books


    From left: Helen Oyeyemi; Isaac Mizrahi in 2005; Laurie Halse...

    New books from Helen Oyeyemi, Isaac Mizrahi and more.

    Al Silverman, Writer Behind ‘Brian’s Song,’ Is Dead at 92


    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...

    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.
    What Do Womxn Want?

    What Do Womxn Want?


    Maybe not to have the word “man” in their word...

    Maybe not to have the word “man” in their word anymore!

    Rites of Passage: Call Me Cozy


    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...

    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.
    W.S. Merwin, Poet of Life’s Damnable Evanescence, Dies at 91

    W.S. Merwin, Poet of Life’s Damnable Evanescence, Dies at 91


    W.S. Merwin, at his home in Maui, Hawaii, shortly before being named the United States poet laureate in...

    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.
    BOoks Etc.: Roz Chast and Patricia Marx Mine the Mother Lode

    BOoks Etc.: Roz Chast and Patricia Marx Mine the Mother Lode


    Patricia Marx and Roz Chast of the indie band, Ukulear Meltdown. "We started as the Daily Ukuleles," Marx explained. "Then we became the Weekly Ukuleles, then the Monthly Ukuleles, and then the Never...

    The longtime friends on their new book, the pleasures — and perils — of childhood, and the remarkable success of their indie uke band.
    At War: When It Comes to Bowe Bergdahl, ‘We All Really Failed’

    At War: When It Comes to Bowe Bergdahl, ‘We All Really Failed’


    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, right, leaving the Fort Bragg Courtroom Facility after a sentencing hearing in October...

    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.
    Sunday Routine: How Andrew Rannells, Actor, Spends His Sundays

    Sunday Routine: How Andrew Rannells, Actor, Spends His Sundays


    Mr. Rannells entertains friends from the kitchen of his new apartment, which he just...

    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.

    Children’s Books: Picture Book Biographies of Women Who Made History


    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...

    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.

    Fiction: A 1970s Japanese Novel Leading the Way to Ferrante


    Written four decades ago, Yuko Tsushima’s novel “Territory of Light” tells of a woman in Tokyo coping with the dissolution of her...

    Written four decades ago, Yuko Tsushima’s novel “Territory of Light” tells of a woman in Tokyo coping with the dissolution of her marriage.
    Crime: Going Rogue With Marilyn Stasio

    Crime: Going Rogue With Marilyn Stasio


    This week’s Crime column features novels about bad-boy cops and suburban serial killers, then offers an escape to scenic...

    This week’s Crime column features novels about bad-boy cops and suburban serial killers, then offers an escape to scenic Provence.

    Inside the List: The Toughest Part About Writing a Rock Novel? The Lyrics


    Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of “Daisy Jones & The Six” — about the breakup of an iconic 1970s band — admits that she struggled with...

    Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of “Daisy Jones & The Six” — about the breakup of an iconic 1970s band — admits that she struggled with songwriting.

    Letters to the Editor


    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book...

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
    Essay: What Do the Make-Believe Bureaucracies of Sci-Fi Novels Say About Us?

    Essay: What Do the Make-Believe Bureaucracies of Sci-Fi Novels Say About Us?


    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...

    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.
    The Bittersweet Afterlife of ‘Be More Chill’

    The Bittersweet Afterlife of ‘Be More Chill’


    The author Ned Vizzini, photographed in...

    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.

    Fiction: Greece’s Fear and Yearning Crystallized in Fiction


    “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...

    “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.