In his new memoir, “Unmasked,” the man behind “Phantom” and “Cats” recalls his fractious relationship with Tim Rice.
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Caitlin Macy’s novel “Mrs.” homes in on the conflicted lives of three Manhattan women and the corrupt man on whom they take vengeance.
Tracy K. Smith, the poet laureate and author of the forthcoming “Wade in the Water,” wrote a college application essay about Thoreau: “I was an aspiring Transcendentalist from a young age.”
Abby Norman’s “Ask Me About My Uterus” describes her quest to get proper medical attention.
On the road to equality, women’s historic achievements have often been dry footnotes in American schools. These authors are out to change that.
In “Dear Madam President,” the Clinton campaign’s former communications director, Jennifer Palmieri, tells young women how to succeed in politics.
Nell Scovell discusses her new memoir, and Joanne Lipman talks about “That’s What She Said.”
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
Why did it take nearly four decades for the world to realize that she was right?
Two new books, Patricia Fara’s “A Lab of One’s Own” and Claire L. Evans’s “Broad Band,” put women back into the history of science.
Emily Chang examines a tech culture that has become a boys’ club, hostile and averse to women.
In “Just the Funny Parts,” Nell Scovell — who’s crafted jokes for everyone from David Letterman to President Obama — describes the toxic misogyny she’s endured.
Two new books examine the modern presidency and the possibility of removing Donald Trump from office.
That’s the idea Chris Bohjalian explores in his new psychological thriller, “The Flight Attendant.”
Her prescient new novel, “The Female Persuasion,” resonates in the #MeToo moment. Is the timing also right to make her a household name?
Jasmin Darznik’s elegant novel “Song of a Captive Bird” celebrates the turbulent life of Iran’s most infamous female poet.
Lauren Hilgers’s “Patriot Number One” offers a detailed and close-up look at immigration through one man’s experience.
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: Paule Marshall on how her mother’s relationship to language inspired her career.
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
Amit Majmudar’s verse translation of the Bhagavad Gita offers a ravishing and faithful version of that enigmatic religious text.
Celebrating the literary lives of girls with a nod to the illustrator William Steig’s ‘CDB!’
Ursula Le Guin, Tim Kreider and Morgan Jerkins comment on what it is like to live in 21st-century America.
A memoir by Sarah McBride, the first openly trans person to speak at a major party convention, details her life’s battles both public and private.
Kayleen Schaefer’s “Text Me When You Get Home” puts the fierce friendships between women on a pedestal.
Pénélope Bagieu, the French graphic novelist, has created a visual tribute to 29 women who broke the mold.
Danielle Lazarin’s story collection, “Back Talk,” probes the lives of American women whose privilege doesn’t protect them from society’s burdens.
Adolescent-appropriate fiction to challenge and inspire budding bookworms.
Joy Press’s new book, “Stealing the Show,” traces the ways in which women have transformed the TV landscape.
Like a pair of supersleuths, Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian reconstruct the golfer’s life and offer new angles on old stories.