“Candy,” the satirical sex novel by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg now available in a new anniversary edition, wages guerrilla war on prudery.
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13 authors recommend the most frightening books they’ve ever read.
Megan Abbott’s dark, swampy new novel, “Give Me Your Hand,” is lit by a current of rage.
Abdi Nor Iftin went from a harrowing childhood in war-torn Somalia to freedom in Maine, thanks to winning a visa lottery.
A psychopathic but oddly charming coke dealer shoots and blusters his way through “The Price You Pay,” a brilliant, blood-soaked (maybe) debut novel
The former labor secretary Robert B. Reich reviews two new books arguing for a universal basic income: “Give People Money,” by Annie Lowrey, and “The War on Normal People,” by Andrew Yang.
The Times’s former chief book critic Michiko Kakutani, author of “The Death of Truth,” doesn’t think in terms of genre: “J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books are no more Y.A. reading, to me, than John le Carré’s Smiley novels are spy stories.”
Beck Dorey-Stein discusses “From the Corner of the Oval,” and Caroline Weber talks about “Proust’s Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-De-Siècle Paris.”
“Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood” details the story of Scotty Bowers, who says he ran a gay and bisexual prostitution ring for the stars for decades.
A nemesis for the British secret agent has links to Oddjob, the man with the deadly bowler.
Booksellers on the online marketplace are charging thousands for books that normally sell for a few dollars. Authors are perplexed — and annoyed.
The New Academy Prize was set up after this year’s Nobel Prize was canceled. Swedish librarians chose the nominees, and the public votes for finalists.
“Proust’s Duchess,” by Caroline Weber, describes the luxurious but unhappy lives of three celebrated Parisian women.
Evgenia Citkowitz’s first novel, “The Shades,” follows the remorseful decline of a family in the aftermath of a daughter’s death.
Amanda Stern’s memoir, “Little Panic,” recounts her quest to discover why she felt so different.
In Katie Williams’s “Tell the Machine Goodnight,” there are individualized “contentment plans” that let us know how to achieve peace of mind.
Young children will delight in these sweetly charming tales about sandcastles, ice cream, picnics and long walks.
He’s Norway’s greatest living writer, and two more of his novels — “T Singer” and “Armand V” — have recently been translated.
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
Travis Jeppesen’s “See You Again in Pyongyang” offers a glimpse into a country little known in the West.
A manuscript page from the “Lord of the Rings” author’s notebooks reveals his painstaking process of language invention.
Andrew Solomon writes about the process of converting his book “Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity” into a documentary.
In Rumaan Alam’s second novel, “That Kind of Mother,” a white woman adopts a black son. Universal truths about family and motherhood ensue.
Sure, fans can buy books on authors’ websites. But enterprising authors like Brad Thor, Anne Rice and George R.R. Martin offer tie-in merchandise as well.
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Michel Houellebecq has eerily foreseen some of the worst social developments of our time.
In “The Mercy Seat,” by Elizabeth H. Winthrop, locals in a small Louisiana town consider justice and law before a black man is to be put to death.
Switching from a law career, she founded a professional association for sex counselors and therapists.
In “The Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography,” the prolific British author Deborah Levy reflects on the sacrifices and satisfactions of her career.
In “The Fall of Wisconsin,” Dan Kaufman shows how the Tea Party’s philosophy has triumphed in a state long known for its progressive traditions.
In “Hotel Kid,” Stephen Lewis writes of his room-service lifestyle at the Hotel Taft (now the Michelangelo), where his family moved in 1931.
In “Near-Death Experiences … and Others,” his new collection, the esteemed editor weighs in on romance novels, Hollywood movies and — a longstanding love — ballet.
“The Farm,” by Héctor Abad, “In the Distance With You,” by Carla Guelfenbein, and “The Linden Tree,” by César Aira, range from rural Colombia to cosmopolitan Santiago and Peronist Argentina.
Dr. Cobbs, a psychiatrist, co-wrote a high-profile 1968 book that linked the anger of that decade to the lingering effects of slavery.
“The Corner of the Oval” is Beck Dorey-Stein’s fresh, funny, utterly unconventional account of working for President Obama.
Daniel Gumbiner’s debut, “The Boatbuilder,” features an opioid addict who discovers the pleasures of physical labor.