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  1. ‘Stanley Kubrick,’ a Brisk New Biography of a Major Talent Books, Today

    David Mikics’s entry in the Jewish Lives series captures the greatness of the director of “2001,” “The Shining” and other classics.

  2. She Explains ‘Mansplaining’ With Help From 17th-Century Art Books, Today

    In her new book “Men to Avoid in Art and Life,” Nicole Tersigni harnesses her skill with a Twitter meme to illuminate the experience of women harassed by concern trolls, “sexperts” and more.

  3. Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, Who Made the Talmud More Accessible, Dies at 83 Obits, Yesterday

    He wrote more than 60 books, but his crowning achievement — he called it his hobby — was his 45-volume translation of a key Jewish text.

  4. A Bookstore That Shines as ‘a Lighthouse of a Free Society’ Foreign, Yesterday

    A Hong Kong bookseller has recreated his shop in Taipei, and it has become a symbol of Taiwan’s vibrant democracy.

  5. Shirley Ann Grau, Writer Whose Focus Was the South, Dies at 91 Obits, August 8

    In books like her novel “The Keepers of The House,” which won a Pulitzer Prize, Ms. Grau wrote unsparingly about race relations.

  6. Rick Gates, Ex-Trump Aide and Mueller Witness, Is Publishing a Memoir Books, August 8

    “Wicked Game” is slated for release in October, at the height of the presidential campaign, but Mr. Gates says, “It’s not a salacious book.”

  7. 3 Graphic Novel Detective Stories Book Review, August 8

    Dynamic duos set out to solve mysteries for others and end up uncovering truths about themselves.

  8. The Nudes Aren’t Going Away. Katie Hill’s OK With That. Styles, August 8

    Nine months after stepping down from Congress, she is trying to move forward.

  9. Three New Books by Women in the American Political Sphere Book Review, August 8

    Memoirs by Representative Ilhan Omar, the political analyst Tiffany Cross and the former congresswoman Katie Hill recount trials, victories and hopes for changing the country.

  10. Bernard Bailyn, Eminent Historian of Early America, Dies at 97 Obits, August 7

    On topic after topic he shifted the direction of scholarly inquiry, winning two Pulitzers and a Bancroft Prize for his innovative research and groundbreaking works.

  11. Isabel Wilkerson Talks About ‘Caste’ Books, August 7

    Wilkerson describes the ideas about race in America that fuel her new book, and David Hill discusses “The Vapors.”

  12. The Men Australia Detained in a Secretive Detention Camp Magazine, August 7

    While profiling Behrouz Boochani, the story of the detention where he and others were held was underpinned by a sinister and sorrowful mood that ran through every person I interviewed.

  13. Edmund White Thinks Most People Misread ‘Lolita’ Book Review, August 6

    “Nabokov’s job in the book is to make you like the monstrous Humbert Humbert. In the 1960s readers were too swinging to see how evil he was and now readers are too prudish to see how charming he can be.”

  14. 9 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, August 6

    Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

  15. Experiencing War Far From the Battlefield Book Review, August 6

    Two new books look at World War II from the perspectives of outsiders on the fringes of conflict.

  16. Diana Russell, Who Studied Violence Against Women, Dies at 81 Obits, August 6

    She popularized the term “femicide,” to highlight the killing of women “because they are women” and to distinguish these killings from other homicides.

  17. Unfortunately, Eddie S. Glaude Jr.’s Book is Well-Timed Book Review, August 6

    This Princeton professor was going to write a biography of James Baldwin. A violent encounter between the police and a Black man put his book on a different track.

  18. ‘Luster,’ by Raven Leilani: An Excerpt Book Review, August 6

    An excerpt from “Luster,” by Raven Leilani

  19. Self-Publishing Is a Gamble. Why Is Donald Trump Jr. Doing It? Books, August 6

    His next book, “Liberal Privilege,” comes with an unusual distribution plan and no publishing house behind it, making it something of a curiosity in the industry.

  20. In ‘Luster,’ Young Black Women Feel Uneasy in a White American Home Book Review, August 6

    Raven Leilani’s debut novel follows an interracial, intergenerational affair as it leads to an unusual redefinition of family.

  21. You Can’t Avoid Death, but You Can Make It Easier Book Review, August 6

    In Karolina Waclawiak’s novel “Life Events,” a “death doula” struggles to detach from her patients.

  22. After Atomic Bombings, These Photographers Worked Under Mushroom Clouds Foreign, August 6

    A new book of photos documents the human impact of the bombings that ended World War II — and challenges a common American perception of the destruction in Japan.

  23. How We Retain the Memory of Japan’s Atomic Bombings: Books Special Sections, August 6

    Literature is a refuge we turn to when we are forced to confront contradictions that lie beyond reason, writes the Japanese novelist Yoko Ogawa.

  24. 死者の声を運ぶ小舟 Magazine, August 6

    理屈から自由になり、矛盾を受け止める必要に迫られた時、人は自然と文学に心を寄せるようになる

  25. Kathleen Duey, a Mentoring Children’s Book Author, Dies at 69 Obits, August 5

    A prolific writer, she published more than 75 books, including a Best Seller and a National Book Award finalist, all while encouraging aspiring authors.

  26. Coming of Age Amid the Troubles Book Review, August 5

    In “Inventory,” Darran Anderson sorts through the objects and memories of his 1980s Northern Ireland adolescence.

  27. Eric Bentley, Critic Who Provoked Lovers of Broadway, Dies at 103 Obits, August 5

    Mr. Bentley, who was also a playwright, was an early champion of modern European drama in the 1940s but had little use for American plays.

  28. ‘The Lost Pianos of Siberia,’ and the Lost Individuals Who Played Them Book Review, August 5

    Sophy Roberts goes on a quest for a rare instrument, and discovers a vast, uncharted history along the way.

  29. The Many Varieties of Donald Trump Book Review, August 5

    Three new books analyze what the Trump presidency has meant for American politics and American society.

  30. How Hitler Took the World Into War Book Review, August 5

    Benjamin Carter Hett’s “The Nazi Menace” examines the path to World War II and German responsibility.

  31. Why the Mueller Investigation Failed Book Review, August 5

    Jeffrey Toobin’s “True Crimes and Misdemeanors” examines the battle over Robert Mueller’s report and how President Trump prevailed.

  32. Pete Hamill, Quintessential New York Journalist, Dies at 85 Obits, August 5

    He was a celebrated reporter and columnist, the top editor of The New York Post and The Daily News, and the author of numerous books.

  33. ‘The Death of Vivek Oji,’ by Akwaeke Emezi: An Excerpt Book Review, August 5

    An excerpt from “The Death of Vivek Oji,” by Akwaeke Emezi

  34. Hit Hard by Recession, an Irish Family Faces a Bitter Struggle Book Review, August 5

    Caoilinn Hughes’s novel “The Wild Laughter” considers the catastrophic effects of the fall of the Celtic Tiger.

  35. What Parents Leave Behind When They Die Book Review, August 5

    Jill McCorkle’s “Hieroglyphics” examines the end of life through the stories of an aging couple and a tragic murder trial.

  36. In ‘Luster,’ a Young Woman Moves in With Her Lover — and His Family Culture, August 4

    Raven Leilani’s novel concerns a young Black woman who becomes involved with an older white man who is in an open marriage.

  37. A Troubled Artist’s Death Proves as Unknowable as Her Life Book Review, August 4

    In “The Book of Atlantis Black,” Betsy Bonner attempts to solve the mysterious fate of her troubled, enigmatic older sister.

  38. What Do America’s Racial Problems Have in Common With India and Nazi Germany? Book Review, August 4

    In “Caste,” the journalist Isabel Wilkerson looks to other countries’ histories to show how our racial order is founded on a hierarchal structure of hereditary status.

  39. ‘Wandering in Strange Lands,’ by Morgan Jerkins: An Excerpt Book Review, August 4

    An excerpt from “Wandering in Strange Lands,” by Morgan Jerkins

  40. New & Noteworthy Audiobooks, From Covid Parenting to Didion Onstage Book Review, August 4

    A selection of recent audiobooks of note; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

  41. ‘Life of a Klansman,’ by Edward Ball: An Excerpt Book Review, August 4

    An excerpt from “Life of a Klansman,” by Edward Ball

  42. The Reporter Who Told the World About the Bomb Book Review, August 4

    “Fallout,” by Lesley M.M. Blume, recounts how John Hersey revealed the devastating toll of the atomic bomb on the citizens of Hiroshima.

  43. What if the Meat We Ate Was Human? Book Review, August 4

    Agustina Bazterrica’s dystopian second novel, “Tender Is the Flesh,” uses cannibalism to highlight the inhumanity of factory farming.

  44. ‘Looking for Miss America’ Tells the History of the Legendary Pageant Book Review, August 4

    The new book by Margot Mifflin shows how the famous contest for women reflected conflicting ideas about female beauty, ambition and fame over the past 100 years.

  45. A History of Hurricanes in America and the Devastation They Have Wrought Book Review, August 4

    In “A Furious Sky,” Eric Jay Dolin recounts 500 years of reckoning with the monster storms that come in off the Atlantic Ocean.

  46. This Is How It All Ends Book Review, August 4

    In “The End of Everything,” the theoretical cosmologist Katie Mack takes a look at the ultimate doom and destruction of our universe. It’s not pretty.

  47. A New Mother Chronicles Her Journey to Hell and Back Book Review, August 4

    In “Inferno,” Catherine Cho writes honestly of surviving postpartum psychosis.

  48. Edmund White’s High-Octane Saga of Twin Sisters and 1950s Texas Book Review, August 4

    White’s new novel, “A Saint From Texas,” traces the fates of Yvonne — who marries a French nobleman — and Yvette, who becomes a nun.

  49. The Story of Refugees in America Through the Gripping Tales of Two Women Book Review, August 4

    In “After the Last Border,” Jessica Goudeau offers a searing history of this nation’s response to humanitarian crises while recounting the stories of two refugees.

  50. ‘Life of a Klansman’ Tells Ugly Truths About America, Past and Present Book Review, August 4

    In his latest book, Edward Ball retraces an ancestor’s involvement with the Ku Klux Klan in order to shed light on the country’s legacy of white supremacy.

  51. ‘The Animals Are Dying. Soon We Will Be Alone Here.’ Book Review, August 4

    In “Migrations,” Charlotte McConaghy’s visceral reimagining of “Moby-Dick,” a young woman documents some of the world’s last surviving seabirds.

  52. He’s Losing His Mind. Maybe His Country Is Too? Book Review, August 4

    The protagonist of “The Tunnel,” by the Israeli novelist A.B. Yehoshua, tries to carry on after a dementia diagnosis.

  53. Through the Russian Wilderness in Search of the World’s Largest Owl Book Review, August 4

    In “Owls of the Eastern Ice,” Jonathan Slaght recounts his quest to track down the elusive Blakiston’s fish owl, a journey that will push him to the edge of endurance.

  54. The Wild Story of Creem, Once ‘America’s Only Rock ’n’ Roll Magazine’ Culture, August 3

    A new documentary traces the rise and fall of the irreverent, boundary-smashing music publication where Lester Bangs did some of his most famous work.

  55. Welcome to Another Novel Set in Brooklyn. This One Is Different. Book Review, August 3

    In “Kings County,” David Goodwillie examines New York’s most celebrated borough with an uncynical eye.

  56. Stephenie Meyer Is Telling Edward’s Story, Even if It Makes Her Anxious Books, August 3

    The best-selling author talks about her latest book, “Midnight Sun,” which retells “Twilight” from the vampire’s perspective. Why now? “Because I finished it,” she says.

  57. Why the U.S. Dropped Atomic Bombs on Japan Book Review, August 3

    Marc Gallicchio’s “Unconditional” details debates in both Japan and the United States to end World War II.

  58. Morgan Jerkins Heads Down South in Search of Her Black Identity Book Review, August 3

    “Wandering in Strange Lands” traces the author’s ancestry — and the history of African-American oppression — along the footsteps of the Great Migration.

  59. Lady Macbeth in Appalachia, and Other Tales by an American Master Books, August 2

    With a new collection, “In the Valley,” Ron Rash revisits the monstrous protagonist of “Serena” and plumbs the depths of Southern hearts.

  60. It’s a Book. It’s a Podcast. It’s a Three-Act Play, in Your Ears. Books, August 2

    Jesse Eisenberg’s audio drama, “When You Finish Saving the World,” is coming to Audible ahead of a film adaptation with Julianne Moore.

  61. James Silberman, Editor Who Nurtured Literary Careers, Dies at 93 Obits, August 1

    At Random House and elsewhere, including his own Summit imprint, he worked with James Baldwin, Marilyn French, Hunter S. Thompson and many others.

  62. Tank Tops and Short Shorts and Bears, Oh My! Book Review, August 1

    In Carrie Firestone’s “Dress Coded,” a middle school’s sexist dress code is more terrifying than the bears wandering through its woods.

  63. For Two Teenagers on Election Day, the Political Gets Personal Book Review, August 1

    In Brandy Colbert’s “The Voting Booth,” a girl who’s been speaking out since age 7 helps a drummer make his voice heard.

  64. In Trumpworld, the Grown-Ups in the Room All Left, and Got Book Deals Politics, August 1

    A large club of Trump administration evictees have turned their bracingly bad experiences into a new genre: political revenge literature.

  65. Stabbed in the Convent, Murdered in the Yard Book Review, July 31

    In the newest batch of crime novels, bodies accumulate at a rather alarming rate.

  66. Isabel Wilkerson’s ‘Caste’ Is an ‘Instant American Classic’ About Our Abiding Sin Books, July 31

    Wilkerson’s new book makes unsettling comparisons between India’s treatment of its untouchables, Nazi Germany’s treatment of Jews and America’s treatment of African-Americans.

  67. The ‘Seductive Lure’ of Authoritarianism Books, July 31

    Anne Applebaum discusses “Twilight of Democracy,” and Barbara Demick talks about “Eat the Buddha.”

  68. Why the Working Class Votes Against Its Economic Interests Book Review, July 31

    Two new books, Robert B. Reich’s “The System” and Zephyr Teachout’s “Break ’Em Up,” examine the impact of economic inequality in America.

  69. Monsters vs. Aliens Book Review, July 31

    In “Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything,” a Mexican-American girl lights candles in the desert for her deported mother. Then a spacecraft arrives.

  70. A Native American Coming-of-Age and the Uses of Enchantment Book Review, July 31

    In James Bird’s “The Brave,” a boy bullied for his numeric mind undergoes a metamorphosis when he’s sent to live on a reservation with his Native American mother.

  71. New Books Take You Through the Microscope to the World of Pathogens Book Review, July 31

    Authors explore the way the invisible world impacts our lives, from bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics to the beneficial biodiversity on our skin.

  72. New Books Take You Through the Microscope to the World of Pathogens Book Review, July 31

    Authors explore the way the invisible world impacts our lives, from bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics to the beneficial biodiversity on our skin.

  73. New in Paperback: ‘This Land Is Our Land’ and ‘Your House Will Pay’ Book Review, July 31

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  74. On Hamlet’s Origins and Other Letters to the Editor Book Review, July 31

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  75. Raven Leilani, a Flâneur Who Is Going Places Books, July 31

    The novelist’s debut, “Luster,” is winning accolades for its unfiltered depiction of sex, failure and a Black woman adrift in work and life.

  76. What If You Could Just Program a Robot To Write a Novel? Book Review, July 31

    Imagining all the reasons an automaton might not be writing the next Great American Novel.

  77. 12 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, July 30

    Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

  78. U.S. Backs Down, Allowing Michael Cohen to Write Trump Tell-All Book Metro, July 30

    Mr. Cohen, the president’s former lawyer, had been returned to prison in a dispute over the book, then released after a judge intervened.

  79. Isabel Wilkerson Loves Books. That Doesn’t Mean She Treats Them Gently. Book Review, July 30

    “Many of them are not only dog-eared, but often double-cornered-dog-eared, the margins marked up with my own commentary.”

  80. ‘Memorial Drive,’ by Natasha Trethewey: An Excerpt Book Review, July 30

    An excerpt from “Memorial Drive,” by Natasha Trethewey

  81. 13 Books to Watch For in August Weekend, July 30

    Stephenie Meyer’s retelling of “Twilight,” Isabel Wilkerson’s examination of American racism, a biography of the drug kingpin El Chapo, and plenty more.

  82. Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman Wrote a Big Best Seller Book Review, July 30

    In “Big Friendship,” the best friends and podcast co-hosts rediscover their bond across a different kind of social distance.

  83. In ‘Memorial Drive’ a Poet Evokes Her Childhood and Confronts Her Mother’s Murder Book Review, July 30

    The new memoir by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey is an aching investigation of trauma and art.

  84. New Looks at the Fate of Foreigners in America, From the Privileged to the Most Vulnerable Books, July 30

    Taken together, Julia Rose Kraut’s “Threat of Dissent” and Jacob Soboroff’s “Separated” give a sense of how U.S. immigration laws can be weaponized.

  85. The Black Book Club Takes It to the Next Level Styles, July 29

    Noname and other Black thought leaders have taken what Oprah built and made something new.

  86. How Do You Know a Human Wrote This? Op Ed, July 29

    Machines are gaining the ability to write, and they are getting terrifyingly good at it.

  87. The Mysterious Life of Birds Who Never Come Down Magazine, July 29

    Swifts spend all their time in the sky. What can their journeys tell us about the future?

  88. The Essential Tana French Books, July 29

    If you want to brush up before her new novel arrives this fall, here’s your guide.

  89. In Yiyun Li’s Latest, a Grieving Mother Desperately Clings to Memory Culture, July 28

    “Must I Go” follows Li’s previous novel, “Where Reasons End,” in examining what it means to survive the death of a beloved child.

  90. His Family Misses Him. But Did They Ever Really Know Him? Book Review, July 28

    In Akwaeke Emezi’s poetic mystery, “The Death of Vivek Oji,” a community mourns a young person whose life contained multitudes.

  91. Time for a Literary Road Trip National, July 28

    If you’re feeling nostalgic for the quintessential summer vacation, pick up one of these books.

  92. New & Noteworthy Poetry, From a Hungry God to a Fake Shepherd Book Review, July 28

    A selection of recent poetry books of interest; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

  93. A Forgotten Town at the Center of the Manhattan Project Book Review, July 28

    In “The Apocalypse Factory,” Steve Olson tells the story of Hanford, a small rural town in Washington State that played an outsize role in America’s nuclear ambitions.

  94. The Chinese Town That Became the Self-Immolation Capital of the World Book Review, July 28

    In “Eat the Buddha,” Barbara Demick tells the story of Tibetan resistance to Chinese rule through the stories of the people who have seen it up close.

  95. ‘Afterland,’ by Lauren Beukes: An Excerpt Book Review, July 28

    An excerpt from “Afterland,” by Lauren Beukes

  96. Boldly Writing What I Hadn’t Written Before: Science Fiction Summary, July 28

    When Mary Robinette Kowal asked me to help write a fictional space news story for her latest novel, I was happy to pitch in. It turns out painting Tom Sawyer’s picket fence is pretty fun.

  97. A Métis Woman’s Husband Disappeared — or Did He? Book Review, July 28

    Cherie Dimaline’s new novel, “Empire of Wild,” calls on old tropes of myths and folklore, only to make them new.

  98. Aimee Bender’s Latest Is a Proustian Reverie Book Review, July 28

    In “The Butterfly Lampshade,” objects are as alive as human beings.

  99. Staring Into the Eye of a Whale and Seeing the Whole World Book Review, July 28

    In “Fathoms,” Rebecca Giggs ranges far and wide as she explores what our relationship to these enormous mammals reveals about ourselves.

  100. Why Is Hillary Clinton So Hated? Book Review, July 28

    Michael D’Antonio’s “The Hunting of Hillary” recounts the efforts by the right to discredit Clinton and bring her down.

  101. These Celebrities Can Change Your Life Book Review, July 28

    From big picture advice to helpful hints, survivors of the spotlight have some words of wisdom for you.

  102. The Groundbreaking Scientist Who Risked All in Pursuit of His Beliefs Book Review, July 28

    “A Dominant Character,” by Samanth Subramanian, recounts the turbulent life of J.B.S. Haldane, the great British biologist and political activist.

  103. This Movie Star’s Only Hope Is Help From Her Personal Assistant Book Review, July 28

    Byron Lane’s novel, “A Star Is Bored,” is influenced by his experience working for Carrie Fisher.

  104. Why the United States Invaded Iraq Book Review, July 28

    Robert Draper’s “To Start a War” provides the deep background on the decisions that took America into war in the Middle East.

  105. Trying the Japanese for War Crimes Book Review, July 28

    Michel Paradis’s “Last Mission to Tokyo” explores the injustices and ironies of war crimes trials by looking at one example from postwar Japan.

  106. Twilight of the Liberal Right Op Ed, July 27

    Conservatism always contained the seeds of authoritarianism.

  107. Hilary Mantel, Kiley Reid, Anne Tyler in Running for Booker Prize Culture, July 27

    “The Mirror and the Light,” the conclusion to Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell trilogy, is one of 13 books nominated for this prestigious British literary award.

  108. ‘Memorial Drive’ Powerfully Recalls a Southern Childhood and a Mother’s Murder Culture, July 27

    In her new memoir, the former poet laureate Natasha Trethewey writes about her upbringing and her mother’s violent death at the hands of an abusive husband.

  109. Women in Publishing, Then and Now Letters, July 27

    A reader praises the ascent of women to management positions but recalls a past when they couldn't advance to editorial jobs. Also: The character of companies.

  110. Coming of Age on Mars Science, July 27

    In a new book, planetary scientist Sarah Stewart Johnson recalls how the Red Planet drew her to become a scientist.

  111. The Celebrity Bookshelf Detective Is Back Books, July 27

    We peer over the shoulders of Gwyneth Paltrow, Regina King, Charlamagne tha God, Yo-Yo Ma and others for a glimpse at their reading habits.

  112. Yes, Fake News Is a Problem. But There’s a Real News Problem, Too. Books, July 26

    In “Ghosting the News,” Margaret Sullivan writes about the consequences of local newspapers closing across the country.

  113. Brad Watson, 64, Dies; His Southern Upbringing Animated His Books Obits, July 24

    In his acclaimed novels and short stories, most of them set in his native Mississippi, he wrote about characters who had to transcend difficult moments.

  114. 28 Ways to Learn About Disability Culture Special Sections, July 24

    New York Times staff members put their heads together with disability advocates to recommend movies, books, TV shows, dance and art that capture disability experiences.

  115. A Guide to Nordic Noir Book Review, July 24

    Want to read something cold and dark on a hot summer day? We’ve got recommendations.

  116. Bring Your Flamethrower. In This Novel, Art Feels the Burn. Book Review, July 24

    In “Alice Knott,” Blake Butler tells a twisting story in which famous paintings are destroyed and a woman wrestles with the elusive memories of her past.

  117. Novels of Suspense and Isolation Book Review, July 24

    Riley Sager’s “Home Before Dark,” Anna Downes’s “No Safe Place” and Eve Chase’s “The Daughters of Foxcote Manor.”

  118. When a Bookish Girl’s Imagination (Truly!) Takes Flight Book Review, July 24

    With nods to Narnia, Hogwarts, E. Nesbit and Frances Hodgson Burnett, Hilary McKay’s “The Time of Green Magic” is a love letter to the literary canon.

  119. The Yearning for the Unexplained Books, July 24

    Colin Dickey talks about “The Unidentified,” and Miles Harvey discusses “The King of Confidence.”

  120. Meet the Brave but Overlooked Women of Color Who Fought for the Vote Books, July 24

    In “Finish the Fight!,” excerpted here, New York Times journalists tell the stories of lesser-known figures in the battle to make the 19th Amendment a reality.

  121. The Lies That Bind, and Break, a Friendship Book Review, July 24

    In Araminta Hall’s “Imperfect Women,” three old pals find they don’t know one another quite as well as they once did. And then one of them is murdered.

  122. New in Paperback: ‘The Memory Police’ and ‘Fleishman Is in Trouble’ Book Review, July 24

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  123. Stephen King on Lauren Beukes’s ‘Splendid’ New Thriller Book Review, July 24

    “Afterland,” a neo-noir, coast-to-coast chase novel, takes place after a pandemic has wiped out 99 percent of the men in the world.

  124. Does ‘His & Hers’ Mean Cozy Domestic Bliss? Not in This Book Book Review, July 24

    Alice Feeney’s detective story shows just how small the world is for people who would rather not find each other.

  125. A Spellbinding Debut Leaps Across Genres to Recreate the Confusion of Trauma Book Review, July 24

    Kate Reed Petty’s “True Story,” focuses on the rippling, decades-long impact from a high school sexual assault.

  126. On the ‘Mitchellverse’ and Other Letters to the Editor Book Review, July 24

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  127. Living With Edmund White Books, July 24

    He has survived H.I.V. and a heart attack, and while the influential gay novelist acknowledges that he is “hyper-vulnerable,” he intends to make it through this pandemic as well.

  128. Refugee and Author Long Detained by Australia Gets Asylum in New Zealand Foreign, July 24

    Behrouz Boochani, a Kurdish-Iranian exile, said the news showed the vast differences between the two neighboring countries on human rights.

  129. H.G. Wells and George Bernard Shaw Fight Over Socialism Book Review, July 24

    In his latest installment of The Literati, Edward Sorel illustrates the epic battle for control of the Fabian Society, an elite group of socialists, at the turn of the last century.

  130. 10 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, July 23

    Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

  131. The Future of Nonconformity Op Ed, July 23

    Where freethinkers go to fight.

  132. Judge Orders Cohen Released, Citing ‘Retaliation’ Over Tell-All Book Metro, July 23

    A judge agreed that federal officials had returned Michael D. Cohen to prison because he wanted to publish a book this fall about President Trump.

  133. 8 Things to Do This Weekend Weekend, July 23

    How can you get your cultural fix when many arts institutions remain closed? Our writers offer suggestions for what to listen to, read and watch.

  134. Juan Marsé, Who Wrote of Spain’s Dark Years, Is Dead at 87 Obits, July 23

    His novels chronicled the difficult days after the Spanish Civil War. He was, his biographer, said, “the reference writer of the anti-Franco movement.”

  135. Gerald Williams, Poet, Essayist and Editor, Dies at 85 Obits, July 23

    Bronx-born and Boston-educated, he also worked as a translator in Paris and Amsterdam before settling in New York in the late 1960s. He died of Covid-19.

  136. Big Tech Versus Climate Change News Desk, July 23

    How tech companies and all of us can help slow global warming.

  137. The T List: Five Things We Recommend This Week T Style, July 23

    Well-designed puzzles, natural bug sprays, Paul McCarthy — and more.

  138. Looking at Epic Poetry Through 21st-Century Eyes Weekend, July 23

    New translations of the “Aeneid,” “Beowulf” and other ancient stories challenge some of our modern-day ideas.

  139. Jacob Soboroff Saw Kids in Cages. Then He Started Talking — and Writing. Book Review, July 23

    In his new best seller about the practice of family separation, the NBC News correspondent does not mince words.

  140. An Elegant, Ice-Cold Thriller Served Straight Up With a Twist Book Review, July 23

    In Stan Parish’s new novel, “Love and Theft,” a Vegas jewel heist goes off perfectly. Or does it?

  141. The Last Book That Made Aimee Bender Laugh Out Loud Book Review, July 23

    “Especially the most amazingly weird and right sentence with ‘lasagna’ in it.”

  142. House Democrats Considered 10 Impeachment Articles Before Narrowing Their Case Against Trump Washington, July 22

    The question of what to include in the case against President Trump is at the heart of a new book by Norm Eisen, a lawyer working with House Democrats in the impeachment effort.

  143. House Democrats Considered 10 Impeachment Articles Before Narrowing Their Case Against Trump Washington, July 22

    The question of what to include in the case against President Trump is at the heart of a new book by Norm Eisen, a lawyer working with House Democrats in the impeachment effort.

  144. In ‘Intimations,’ Zadie Smith Applies Her Even Temper to Tumultuous Times Culture, July 22

    This short essay collection includes Smith’s recent thoughts on the coronavirus pandemic, race relations in America and other subjects.

  145. Constance Curry, 86, Ally in Civil Rights Fight and Author, Dies Obits, July 22

    She was a bridge between Black activists and white Southerners, worked for Andrew Young and chronicled a Black Mississippi family’s struggle against racism.

  146. ‘The Pull of the Stars,’ by Emma Donoghue: An Excerpt Book Review, July 22

    An excerpt from “The Pull of the Stars,” by Emma Donoghue

  147. ‘The Unidentified,’ by Colin Dickey: An Excerpt Book Review, July 22

    An excerpt from “The Unidentified,” by Colin Dickey

  148. Where Evil Lurks Book Review, July 22

    The latest crop of horror fiction includes “Malorie” — Josh Malerman’s sequel to “Bird Box” — as well as “Mexican Gothic,” “Wonderland” and more.

  149. How to Sell Books in 2020: Put Them Near the Toilet Paper Books, July 22

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