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.
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In Boris Fishman’s memoir, “Savage Feast,” mealtime is when all the rich and roiling contradictions of his Eastern European Jewish family come into play.
The author, most recently, of the novel “The Other Americans” first read Zora Neale Hurston five years ago: “I was knocked out by her eye for detail.”
David Shields describes his new book as “a short, intensive immersion into the perils, limits and possibilities of human intimacy.”
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?
“First: Sandra Day O’Connor,” by Evan Thomas, is a richly detailed life of the pathbreaking justice.
The fashion designer discusses “I.M.,” and David McCraw talks about “Truth in Our Times.”
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
When Kurt Vonnegut was at work on his hugely influential antiwar novel, “he was writing to save his own life,” his daughter said.
In their debut novels, Yara Zgheib and Anissa Gray explore the harrowing experience of female eating disorders.
One Colombian writer reflects on what the adaptation of Gabriel García Márquez’s masterpiece means for her culture and people.
“Little Boy” recounts his life story in a free association of flashes and arias, of high and low culture — the verbal riffs of a good talker.
A new publisher, AWA, will have a connected superhero universe as well as stand-alone comics.
In her debut collection, “Invasive Species,” the Egyptian immigrant Marwa Helal plumbs the complications of nationhood and inclusion.
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 “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.
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.”
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.
Alex Gibney’s new HBO documentary “The Inventor” is only the latest retelling of the Silicon Valley fraud that captivated the public imagination.
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.
Books that will inspire children to get into the kitchen and cook.
Carol Gilligan, author of the feminist classic “In a Different Voice,” reminds us that we’re all humans.
Joan Biskupic’s “The Chief” examines John Roberts’s life and his career on the Supreme Court.
New books from Helen Oyeyemi, Isaac Mizrahi and more.
A tour of the recent annual installment of the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair.
Her detective hero, who loved pancakes and his dog, Sludge, helped children learn how to read — and how to sleuth.
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.
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.
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.
In his 1997 book “Perfect Agreement,” Downing mixes the academic world with the people and values of the last Shaker families in America.
Barry Strauss’s “Ten Caesars” is a quick romp through the strange lives of several Roman rulers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Written four decades ago, Yuko Tsushima’s novel “Territory of Light” tells of a woman in Tokyo coping with the dissolution of her marriage.
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.
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.