In Kate Atkinson’s “Transcription,” a naïve young secretary lands in the middle of a clandestine fifth-column operation run by MI5.
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Daniel Mason is an old-fashioned storyteller, and “The Winter Soldier” — set in a remote hamlet on the Eastern Front — is tremendous fun.
In “The Field of Blood,” Joanne Freeman documents the outlandish violence in Washington as the country was heading toward the deadliest American war.
With Book 6 of “My Struggle,” the famous Norwegian author completes the saga of his life — a work perfectly suited to the age of the blog.
In Esi Edugyan’s daringly imagined new novel, “Washington Black,” an enslaved boy and his master’s brother flee a plantation in a flying contraption and forge an unlikely bond.
The actor and author of the new book “Whiskey in a Teacup” wishes she had five days in a cabin just to read, with “no emails, no text messages and no obligations or deadlines.”
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
“It’s paramount for me to always be changing gears and shifting and trying something new,” says Ms. Edugyan.
As Mark Leibovich demonstrates in “Big Game,” his book about the N.F.L., the Lords of the League can’t cope with minor embarrassments, much less serious scandals.
In Lisa Margonelli’s “Underbug,” she focuses on the extraordinary capabilities of the termite and what the insect can teach us about ourselves.
In “Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy,” Anne Boyd Rioux seeks to restore a classic to its proper place.
Two new books, Sarah Weinman’s “The Real Lolita” and T. Greenwood’s “Rust and Stardust,” revisit the story of Sally Horner’s 1948 abduction.
What happened when the novelist Lawrence Osborne agreed to write a book in the voice of Raymond Chandler’s iconic gumshoe.
“Presto and Zesto in Limboland,” a collaboration with the writer and director Arthur Yorinks, weaves a zany tale out of 10 inimitably Sendakian images.
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
Joana Avillez illustrates an homage to the legendary children’s book editor and her personal correspondence.
In her latest novel, Katharine Weber depicts the relationship between a quadriplegic architect and his monkey helper.
Three books, including Michael Bible’s “Empire of Light,” feature directionless male youths attempting to find a way forward.
After Robert B. Parker died, Reed Coleman took over writing his Jesse Stone mystery series, bringing his vivid, distinctive style but staying true to Parker’s characters.
Ashleigh Young’s debut collection, “Can You Tolerate This?,” uses allegories of womanhood and writing as a window onto the human condition.
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
Jacqueline Woodson, Kate DiCamillo and Meg Medina tell empowering stories about vulnerable kids.
Nell Stevens’s “The Victorian and the Romantic” tells of her obsession with Elizabeth Gaskell.
Iris Origo’s war diary, “A Chill in the Air,” reports on how Italians viewed the Mussolini regime.
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
All romance novels have happy endings. How they get there, though, is a lot more interesting when the protagonists must grapple with personal shortcomings.
With the 2018 prize postponed by scandal, The Times’s staff book critics discuss the award’s history and influence — and whom they would give it to this year if they could.
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: an unsigned review of Louisa Alcott’s letters.
In a timely new book, “The Schoolhouse Gate,” the University of Chicago law professor Justin Driver traces the influence of our highest court on schools and classrooms.