Two new books examine the modern presidency and the possibility of removing Donald Trump from office.
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Ian Buruma’s memoir, “A Tokyo Romance,” recaptures his youthful experiences in the avant-garde film and theater world of the postwar city.
Sloane Crosley, whose new essay collection is “Look Alive Out There,” says “any woman who has to take an author photo where she looks the just-right amount of appealing is a literary hero.”
Marilyn Stasio’s mystery column visits the canals of Venice and the cliffs of southern Britain, with American pit stops at a mortuary and a motel.
Current U.S. politics can be defined by what the historian referred to in her 1984 book “The March of Folly” as a “wooden-headedness” in statecraft.
From baby bumps to facial hair, Kathryn Hughes’s “Victorians Undone” asks what we can learn about a culture by studying the human bodies it produces.
Cass R. Sunstein talks about “Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide” and “Can It Happen Here?”; and Kathryn Hughes discusses “Victorians Undone.”
After I rejected a married male supervisor, my dream job disappeared, but Updike, chronicler of adultery, remained a beacon of propriety and hope.
Dr. Wyman’s 1984 book, “The Abandonment of the Jews,” minced no words in concluding that the United States had failed to do its humanitarian duty.
Ms. Nasrallah defied a civil war to remain in Beirut, where she campaigned for women’s rights and illuminated the vacuum left by immigration to other countries.
She wrote some 50 works of imaginative fiction, with plots one admirer called “haunting, hypnotic, incommensurable and strange.” She also wrote mysteries.
Mr. Harris used his experience as a surveyor in unexplored areas of his native country to fashion dense stories full of history, metaphor and myth.
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
The liquids in your stomach may help the note survive the crash, novelist Brad Meltzer says. That’s just one thing he learned while researching his new novel, “The Escape Artist.”
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: impeachment.
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
Ms. Shopsin spends much of the day on her bicycle and in the kitchen of her family’s restaurant. She also has a go-to for matcha tea in Midtown.
A new production starring Cillian Murphy will transform Max Porter’s experimental novel into a play. Just don’t expect any CGI birds.
For some, Sheryl Sandberg’s book has been a powerful manifesto. Others have dismissed it as naïve and irrelevant. What is its actual legacy?
Krystal Sital’s memoir, “Secrets We Kept,” recounts the violence and poverty endured by her mother and grandmother in rural Trinidad.
A graphic retelling of the Irish fin-de-siècle aesthete’s whirlwind 1881 overseas tour.
Bullying, scary news and the need for kindness are at the center of new books by Kerascoët, Jessica Love and others.
A boisterous, loving Irish wake is “the best guide to life you could ever have,” Kevin Toolis writes in his new memoir, “My Father’s Wake.”
Three new books tackle various mysteries from the world of linguistics: why we swear, why we say “mm-hmm” all the time and how conversation arose.
Roma Agrawal, a pioneering structural engineer for some of the world’s tallest towers, explains the history and beauty of her craft.
Laurie Gwen Shapiro’s tale of a young man’s journey to Antarctica symbolizes our wanderlust and the power of imagination over expectation.
In Elizabeth Crook’s western-inflected novel, “The Which Way Tree,” teenage siblings go on a quest for vengeance.
Sean and Mary Kelly are donating one of the foremost private collections of works by Joyce, the Irish author, amassed over more than 25 years.
In Uzodinma Iweala’s new novel, “Speak No Evil,” a young man’s journey of self-discovery runs into opposition from his parents and their church.
I wish McKenney’s life had been as joyous and carefree as her effervescent memoirs. But I rejoice that her books are still available at my hometown library.
The first New York retrospective in 35 years of this Regional painter has ups, downs, detours and lots to see and think about.
Memoirs by Portia de Rossi and Cree LeFavour; plus, a book of reimagined fairy tales by Mallory Ortberg.
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
Michael Isikoff and David Corn tell the story of how Russia and its meddling came to dominate a presidential election.
Peter Carey’s novel “A Long Way From Home” follows a married couple and their bachelor neighbor on a bumptious 10,000-mile endurance contest.
The federal suit says that Aaron Sorkin’s script for the play, set this fall for Broadway, deviates too much from “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
Yascha Mounk’s new book shows how populist insurgencies can undermine democracy in the long run.
Alfonso Cuarón’s 2006 tour de force — depicting a dystopian world seemingly with no future — has become a 21st-century classic.
For nearly 15 years, the poets Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning lived under the spell of this elegant Renaissance capital — and the mark they left remains.
Alan Hollinghurst, one of England’s most celebrated novelists, has changed with the times and found new ways to surprise.
David Cay Johnston’s “It’s Even Worse Than You Think” is an account of Trump’s efforts to create a weakened government.
More than 10 years in the making, Markus Zusak’s “Bridge of Clay” Hits Stores in October.
Three new books — Maya Dusenbery’s “Doing Harm,” Abby Norman’s “Ask Me About My Uterus” and Michele Lent Hirsch’s “Invisible” — investigate gender bias in medical treatment.
Despite Amazon and e-books, the famous book seller joins a robust range of independent bookstores that are thriving.
President Trump announced on Tuesday that he is replacing the secretary of state with Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director.
The Nobel laureate, and last surviving member of Latin America’s Boom generation, has a feisty new novel and a fiery essay collection.