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The Life of Mike Nichols
Ash Carter and Sam Kashner discuss their new oral history of the director, and Alexandra Jacobs talks about her biography of Elaine Stritch.
Once Upon a Time in Ireland
Niall Williams’s novel “This Is Happiness” takes readers to a remote rural village, a “forgotten elsewhere” that’s on the brink of great change.
The Best Crime Novels of the Year
Marilyn Stasio’s 2019 top 10 list includes a gruesome Danish serial-killer thriller, a missing-persons caper and a murder mystery set in the video-gaming world.
The Pioneering Bella Abzug
Leandra Ruth Zarnow’s “Battling Bella” presents an outspoken Bella Abzug who has something to say for our own time.
Best Art Books of 2019
The Times’s art critics select 26 of their favorite art books and books related to art of the year.