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Oyinkan Braithwaite’s debut novel is about a Nigerian woman who assists her murderous sister in cleaning up crime scenes.
Filled with food, music and hard toil, selections of the two-time poet laureate’s work are brought together in “Monument.”
Five new books touch on American Jewish identity and what will sustain it into the future.
The former first lady’s memoir is mostly about her childhood in Chicago, her marriage and her time in the White House, but she leaves room for some unequivocal criticism of President Trump.
Andrew Roberts’s “Churchill: Walking With Destiny” tells the full story of an extraordinary life.
The late actor delivers the 20th-century author’s prose like you’ve never heard it before.
David W. Blight talks about “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom,” and Bob Spitz talks about “Reagan: An American Journey.”
Ramabai traveled around India in the 19th century to give lectures on women’s emancipation and established one of the country’s first women’s shelters and schools.
Our comic book reporter looks at how Stan Lee — the character and the person — recurred throughout his life.
Hear from the firefighters, the residents and the scientists trying to find solutions.
The comics writer's new Wonder Woman arc asks if war, and the violence it begets, can ever be just.
Julian Castro, the former San Antonio mayor and Obama cabinet member, reviews Ed Morales’s new book on the diversity and hybridity of Latino identity.
The first lady’s memoir arrives just ahead of her multicity arena tour.
Kiese Laymon’s memoir, “Heavy,” is a son’s unflinching portrait of a mother whose violent love and exacting expectations were meant to protect him from harm.
A New York University dean and professor, he also advanced his views running for governor and comptroller of New York State and heading think tanks.
In a tribute comic, Brian Michael Bendis reflects on the first time he met Stan Lee and how Mr. Lee inspired him in his two-decade career at Marvel Comics.
“The Mini Bar,” a new book set from the website Punch, offers recipes categorized by wine or spirit.
In “Let It Bang,” the African-American journalist RJ Young writes of learning about firearms in order to nurture a connection with his white father-in-law.
In “Accessory to War,” the astrophysicist offers a history of space exploration and the ways it has been aided and abetted by warfare and its needs.
In a new audio series, the actor Nick Offerman explores political, cultural and ecological shifts through the author’s palate.
The temporary cancellation of his appearance at a literary festival had been seen as the latest sign of erosions of freedom in Hong Kong.
From 1969 to 1995, he tackled two or three books a week, making and breaking literary careers.
“ ‘The Street’ is my favorite type of novel, literary with an astonishing plot.”
In these books, writers tell complex wartime stories that do not end after the soldiers come home.
A Latvian refugee, he helped found Soho Press, a champion of emerging authors, and edited James Baldwin’s last novel. His own writing career came later.
Katie Kitamura’s novel is our November pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, “Now Read This.”
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Robert Scholes’s on Sylvia Plath’s “The Bell Jar.”
A cross-cultural romance, a love triangle, a fake relationship and a girl in search of her birth mom in the latest realistic Y.A. fiction.
Why do critters feature in so many memorable kids books? Novels by Sharon Creech, Carl Hiaasen and more show once again how animals help us understand the world.
The latest from Jon Agee, Matthew Cordell and more present table-turning children, pants-wearing vegetables and even a touch of gastrointestinal humor.
Finding and losing, playing and working, caring and staying true — dog books teach us about all those things while tugging at our heartstrings.
Beautifully illustrated and closely researched, these books tell fascinating stories about heroes, unsung and otherwise.
“The Letter for the King,” by the Dutch author Tonke Dragt, gets a new English edition 56 years after it first appeared. It’s a straightforward story with buckets of charm on its side.
These books for young vehicle lovers have it all: size, strength, speed — even kindness. And a dog.
In “Becoming,” she talked about suffering a miscarriage, relying on IVF to conceive and the challenges of being the first African-American first lady.
Take note, parents! If a kid likes a book, it’s almost a guarantee he’ll like the sequel. Here are new ones from Jennifer L. Holm, Tim Federle and more.
“Tales From the Inner City,” by the acclaimed Shaun Tan, uses weird, striking images to tell stories about how we share the earth with creatures.
Ben Schott reads and writes in a cozy room decorated like a Georgian-era gentlemen’s club. Just don’t try to light his fire.
Parents are no help at all as the young protagonists in new books by Matt Phelan, Kenneth Oppel and more battle dinosaurs, mutant cats and other foes.
The artist Gusti has created a picture book about how he came to embrace the richness of life with his special-needs son. Adults and children alike will be moved by “Mallko and Dad.”
Knockout illustrations and storytelling elevate inspiring books by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson, Laura Lippman and Kate Samworth and more.
The futurist philosopher Yuval Noah Harari thinks Silicon Valley is an engine of dystopian ruin. So why do the digital elite adore him so?
A graphic retelling of the American poet’s ascent to stardom.
Lessons about war from the American Revolution, the Civil War, medieval Britain and West Africa.
A dead soul migrates from person to person in Martin Riker’s inventive debut novel, “Samuel Johnson’s Eternal Return.”