David Treuer’s “The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee” shows the history of American Indians as more than victimhood.
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In Tessa Hadley’s novel “Late in the Day,” the bonds of love and loyalty are frayed when a widow and her married friends confront the loss of her husband.
In her novel “Unquiet” their daughter, Linn Ullmann, recaptures memories of her childhood, portraying a family that was splintered from the start.
The author of “Adèle” and “The Perfect Nanny” (one of the Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2018) likes that her shelves are a mess: “It takes me a long time to find the book I need, and very often I find another one I had totally forgotten about.”
“Hark” — Sam Lipsyte’s first novel since 2010’s “The Ask” — is a riff-filled skewering of contemporary culture.
“Inheritance” explores the way we construct our identities, and how much our belief in a blood connection to our parents shapes how we view ourselves.
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
A. O. Scott talks about Linn Ullmann’s new novel, and Judith Newman discusses new books about anxiety, mental illness and grief.
In “The Birth of Loud,” Ian Port traces the invention and evolution of the electric guitar.
In her latest Help Desk column, Judith Newman consults three books that offer guidance to readers navigating through tense times.
In “Prisoner,” the former Tehran bureau chief for The Washington Post shows that the most innocent activities in Iran could get you accused of spying.
Four new literary works revisit African history, refiguring age-old maledictions as a birthright, a special form of insight, a superpower, a redemption. Julian Lucas explains.
Their claims and demands are not new.
In Chigozie Obioma’s new novel, “An Orchestra of Minorities,” a humble Nigerian embarks on an epic quest to prove himself worthy of the woman he loves.
Seven books present a nuanced view of this giant’s legacy in modern American civil rights.
Marie Benedict writes books inspired by women whose achievements have been overlooked by history, including Einstein’s first wife and the film star and inventor Hedy Lamarr.
Chilled to the bone? Warm up by dipping into one of these books — set in blazing hot summers, during heat waves, even in the desert.
Ali Fitzgerald illustrates the fictional characters who were notoriously impossible to pin down.
New books examine disturbing trends in modern American society.
Marilyn Stasio’s column travels from Manhattan to Australia to England to a forest that has hidden a dead body for 30 years.
“Bluff City,” by Preston Lauterbach, delves into the double life of Ernest Withers, one of the era’s great documentarians.
In Wil Medearis’s debut, “Restoration Heights,” a young woman goes missing in a rapidly gentrifying New York neighborhood.
In new novels by Brenda Woods, Dan Gemeinhart, Alicia D. Williams and more, young protagonists learn the hard way that adults don’t have all the answers.
Shoshana Zuboff’s “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism” looks at the new power of behemoths like Facebook and Google.
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
Deborah Harkness’s best-selling series — brimming with magic, time travel and witches — has spawned an avid fan base, an annual convention, and now, a splashy TV adaptation.
Oliver, the hugely popular poet, died Thursday. Readers turned to her work to find comfort. Here’s a selection of some of her best-known writing on loss and mourning.
What books do we turn to as we prepare to die?
In “Breaking and Entering,” Jeremy Smith tells the story of a brilliant, larger-than-life computer scientist who runs her own boutique cybersecurity firm.
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.