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In Kate Atkinson’s “Transcription,” a naïve young secretary lands in the middle of a clandestine fifth-column operation run by MI5.
Daniel Mason is an old-fashioned storyteller, and “The Winter Soldier” — set in a remote hamlet on the Eastern Front — is tremendous fun.
With Book 6 of “My Struggle,” the famous Norwegian author completes the saga of his life — a work perfectly suited to the age of the blog.
In “The Field of Blood,” Joanne Freeman documents the outlandish violence in Washington as the country was heading toward the deadliest American war.
With the 2018 prize postponed by scandal, The Times’s staff book critics discuss the award’s history and influence — and whom they would give it to this year if they could.
Olivia Laing’s first novel features a protagonist who bears a strong resemblance to the writer and performance artist Kathy Acker.
“It’s paramount for me to always be changing gears and shifting and trying something new,” says Ms. Edugyan.
Mr. Putnam spent decades bringing New York’s maritime history to life as a resident museum historian and an impersonator of the author of “Moby-Dick.”
“Presto and Zesto in Limboland,” a collaboration with the writer and director Arthur Yorinks, weaves a zany tale out of 10 inimitably Sendakian images.
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
The review addressed the departure of its editor, Ian Buruma, who published an essay by a man lamenting his ostracism after sexual misconduct allegations.
In “Who Is Michael Ovitz?,” the ex-leader of the powerful talent agency C.A.A. recounts his time at the top.
“She Would Be King” reframes the country’s history in magical terms.
A nearly century-old bookstore in Germany is staying afloat by joining forces with the butcher, the baker … no word yet from the candlestick maker.
In advance of the publication of Mrs. Obama’s memoir, “Becoming,” Live Nation, Ticketmaster and Hearst are helping with the former first lady’s rock-star-style return to the public sphere.
Joana Avillez illustrates an homage to the legendary children’s book editor and her personal correspondence.
In her latest novel, Katharine Weber depicts the relationship between a quadriplegic architect and his monkey helper.
Three books, including Michael Bible’s “Empire of Light,” feature directionless male youths attempting to find a way forward.
After Robert B. Parker died, Reed Coleman took over writing his Jesse Stone mystery series, bringing his vivid, distinctive style but staying true to Parker’s characters.
Ashleigh Young’s debut collection, “Can You Tolerate This?,” uses allegories of womanhood and writing as a window onto the human condition.
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
Jacqueline Woodson, Kate DiCamillo and Meg Medina tell empowering stories about vulnerable kids.
Nell Stevens’s “The Victorian and the Romantic” tells of her obsession with Elizabeth Gaskell.
Iris Origo’s war diary, “A Chill in the Air,” reports on how Italians viewed the Mussolini regime.
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
Hanya Yanagihara’s best-selling novel includes many disturbing scenes. In a new production in Amsterdam, the director Ivo van Hove puts that cruelty center stage.
What happened when the novelist Lawrence Osborne agreed to write a book in the voice of Raymond Chandler’s iconic gumshoe.
A new book looks back on two decades of the artist’s installations, which use man-made materials to explore the natural world.
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
The six books in the running for one of the world’s major literary awards includes a novel written in verse. Two American authors made the cut.
The hotels offer would-be bons vivants and lovers of 19th-century French literature the kind of lodgings that recall the raconteur-filled salons in the novels of Honore de Balzac.
All romance novels have happy endings. How they get there, though, is a lot more interesting when the protagonists must grapple with personal shortcomings.
The actor and author of the new book “Whiskey in a Teacup” wishes she had five days in a cabin just to read, with “no emails, no text messages and no obligations or deadlines.”
On the list: the original “Jaws.”
In “Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy,” Anne Boyd Rioux seeks to restore a classic to its proper place.
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: an unsigned review of Louisa Alcott’s letters.
In “Dear America,” Jose Antonio Vargas writes about the precarious life he has built in the United States as an undocumented immigrant.
The editor, Ian Buruma, left after a backlash regarding an essay by a Canadian radio personality who lost his job after sexual misconduct allegations.
In a timely new book, “The Schoolhouse Gate,” the University of Chicago law professor Justin Driver traces the influence of our highest court on schools and classrooms.