Two new books examine the modern presidency and the possibility of removing Donald Trump from office.
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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.
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.”
David Cay Johnston’s “It’s Even Worse Than You Think” is an account of Trump’s efforts to create a weakened government.
The Nobel laureate, and last surviving member of Latin America’s Boom generation, has a feisty new novel and a fiery essay collection.
Ian Buruma’s memoir, “A Tokyo Romance,” recaptures his youthful experiences in the avant-garde film and theater world of the postwar city.
Cass R. Sunstein talks about “Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide” and “Can It Happen Here?”; and Kathryn Hughes discusses “Victorians Undone.”
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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.
Michael Isikoff and David Corn tell the story of how Russia and its meddling came to dominate a presidential election.
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.
Meghan Kenny’s “The Driest Season” and Kristin Hannah’s “The Great Alone” trace teenage grief during periods of American turmoil.
Joshua B. Freeman’s “Behemoth” is an accessible and cogent global history of the factory and the modern world that all Americans should read.
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.”
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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.
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.
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.
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.
In Elizabeth Crook’s western-inflected novel, “The Which Way Tree,” teenage siblings go on a quest for vengeance.
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.
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
Reading by and for the 21st-century woman, from beyond the Western canon.
Will Mackin on his experiences in the U.S. Navy and turning them into fiction in his debut collection, “Bring Out the Dog.”