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  1. An Algorithm Isn’t Always the Answer Op Ed, Today

    I didn’t even know I was looking for the things that now make me happiest.

  2. Why ‘Wonder,’ the Movie, Can’t Best the Book It’s Based On Culture, Today

    The film version of a book often has an unfair advantage. But R.J. Palacio’s best-selling novel offers much more than meets the eye.

  3. 100 Notable Books of 2017 Book Review, November 22

    The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

  4. 7 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, November 21

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

  5. A Holiday Gift Guide for Hardcover Fans Metropolitan, Yesterday

    This season, there is a wide selection of coffee-table books that capture different sides of the city that never sleeps.

  6. A Wave of New Fiction From Nigeria, as Young Writers Experiment With New Genres Weekend, Yesterday

    Nigeria has become a major exporter of literary talent, and now one publisher, Cassava Republic, is expanding to the United States.

  7. Books on Navigating Family Dynamics This Thanksgiving Book Review, Yesterday

    These three titles discuss fostering intimacy, what birth order really means and what brings families together.

  8. Your Favorite Authors Recommend Their Favorite Books Book Review, November 22

    Four books to read now, as suggested by Jacqueline Woodson, Celeste Ng, Kurt Andersen and Neil de Grasse Tyson.

  9. First Novels Tackle Sexism and Prejudice, Past and Present Book Review, November 22

    Four debut novelists take readers from 19th-century China to the present-day Middle East and Australia, with stops in Rio and the American Midwest.

  10. An Essayist Searching for Alternate Worlds Book Review, November 22

    In his first essay collection, “True Stories,” the English writer Francis Spufford weighs in on Antarctica, science fiction and those annoying atheists.

  11. An Ecstatic, Troubled Poet Comes to Life in a New Biography Book Review, November 22

    In “James Wright: A Life in Poetry,” Jonathan Blunk traces the great writer’s inspirations, obsessions and friendships.

  12. Little Farm on the Prairie Book Review, November 22

    In “This Blessed Earth,” Ted Genoways writes about a Nebraskan farmer and his family as they try to adapt to changing times.

  13. A Form of Literary Alchemy That Resurrects the Past Book Review, November 22

    “Swallowing Mercury,” a novella by Wioletta Greg that was longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, is set in rural Poland during the Cold War.

  14. Making “Manhattan Beach” Book Review, November 22

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan gives a tour of the private book stacks from which she drew inspiration for her latest novel.

  15. The Woman Who Smashed a Glass Ceiling in the 16th Century Book Review, November 22

    Leslie Peirce’s “Empress of the East” tells the story of the slave girl who rose to become Queen of the Ottomans.

  16. Paperback Row Book Review, November 22

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  17. Notes From the Book Review Archives Book Review, November 22

    In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Eleanor Cameron on the import of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

  18. Letters to the Editor Book Review, November 22

    Readers respond to “Draft No. 4,” “Schlesinger” and more.

  19. Not if the Seas Rise, but When and How High Culture, November 22

    Jeff Goodell’s “The Water Will Come” reports on climate change and contemplates the future fates of coastal cities.

  20. The Cookbook Addict Book Review, November 22

    Jane Kramer’s “The Reporter’s Kitchen” explains how she approaches life through food and food through life.

  21. Iconic Food Writers Toppled Off Their Pedestals Book Review, November 22

    Justin Spring’s “The Gourmands’ Way” offers a critical group portrait of the Americans who introduced French food to post-World War II America.

  22. Anthony Bourdain: By the Book Book Review, November 22

    The author of “Kitchen Confidential” says one of the benchmarks of great food writing is to be very knowledgeable, but never a snob.

  23. A Daughter’s Tribute to Her Father and His Taste for Bordeaux Book Review, November 22

    In “The Wine Lover’s Daughter,” Anne Fadiman weaves her own memoir with a biography of her father, Clifton Fadiman, and the compendium of wine knowledge he instilled in her.

  24. Unearthed Raymond Chandler Story Rebukes U.S. Health Care System Culture, November 22

    You won’t find Philip Marlowe in the crime novelist’s short story “It’s All Right — He’s Dead.” But it explores themes still relevant 60 years after Chandler’s death.

  25. Garth Risk Hallberg’s Mix-and-Match Story of Suburban Ennui Book Review, November 22

    In his novella “A Field Guide to the North American Family,” Hallberg takes an experimental approach to a traditional subject.

  26. Women Write of Home, and a Woman’s Place in It Book Review, November 22

    Female authors take on the subject of the home from a variety of perspectives in “This Is the Place,” a collection of essays edited by Margot Kahn and Kelly McMasters.

  27. New Sentences: From Anne Fadiman’s ‘The Wine Lover’s Daughter’ Magazine, November 22

    A writer finds, in her father’s desk drawer, an envelope with a touchingly formal label.

  28. Fairytale Photos of Everyday Life , November 22

    After surviving a car accident, Cig Harvey set out to photograph her relationship with life itself, drawing on her family, mystery and a sense of wonder.

  29. Detroit’s Untold Stories of Slavery Book Review, November 21

    In “The Dawn of Detroit,” Tiya Miles reconstructs the history and experience of the city’s African-American and Native American slaves.

  30. O Pioneers! Book Review, November 21

    Caroline Fraser talks about “Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder,” and Tiya Miles discusses “The Dawn of Detroit.”

  31. Pat Hutchins, 75, Dies; Wrote and Illustrated Children’s Books Obits, November 21

    Ms. Hutchins, whose best-known book was “Rosie’s Walk,” also wrote stories about a boy named Titch that were adapted for British television.

  32. Marguerite Duras’s ‘The Lover,’ and Notebooks That Enrich It Culture, November 21

    Duras’s best-known novel has been reissued in an Everyman’s Library edition, alongside her “Wartime Notebooks” and “Practicalities,” a collection of essays.

  33. Marguerite Duras’s ‘The Lover,’ and Notebooks That Enrich It Books, November 21

    Duras’s best-known novel has been reissued in an Everyman’s Library edition, alongside her “Wartime Notebooks” and “Practicalities,” a collection of essays.

  34. The Contradictions of Joseph Conrad Book Review, November 21

    Maya Jasanoff’s book, “The Dawn Watch,” uses Conrad’s work to tell a story of globalization, imperialism and resistance.

  35. New & Noteworthy Book Review, November 21

    A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

  36. A Timely Novel of Anti-Progress by Louise Erdrich Book Review, November 21

    In “Future Home of the Living God,” Erdrich’s futuristic novel, evolution runs backward, reproduction is threatened and the climate has changed, irrevocably.

  37. Dear Match Book: Books to Fuel, Not Fix, My Sadness Book Review, November 21

    Harrowing tragedy abounds in these selections of fierce, female-centered fiction.

  38. The Story of Appalachia, With Plenty of Villains Culture, November 20

    Steven Stoll’s “Ramp Hollow” is a powerful and outrage-making analysis of the forces, over centuries, that have shaped the region.

  39. Charles Manson, Unhinged Pop Culture Figure Culture, November 20

    The Manson family murders in 1969 have inspired legions of writers, filmmakers and other creative types for decades.

  40. ‘Little House on the Prairie’ and the Truth About the American West Book Review, November 20

    A new biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder “refreshes and revitalizes” our understanding of westward expansion, pioneer life and the literature that mythologized it.

  41. Whatever Happened to Isabel Archer? ‘Mrs. Osmond’ Picks Up Where Henry James Left Off Book Review, November 20

    John Banville’s sequel to James’s “Portrait of a Lady” follows the heroine back to Rome and to the possible end of her marriage.

  42. What to Read Before Heading to Detroit Travel, November 20

    Three books on Detroit’s decline and resurgence.

  43. In This ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ Love Is a Zero-Sum Game Culture, November 19

    An unconventional Primary Stages adaptation of the Jane Austen novel features gags, dance breaks and other cynical silliness.

  44. Studying Fake News About Voltaire, Spread by Voltaire Himself Metro, November 19

    A professor says that the 18th-century French satirist lied about his date of birth not to hide a scandal, but to create one.

  45. Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: The Era and Extinction of Rock Stars Culture, November 19

    David Hepworth discusses “Uncommon People,” his new book about Bob Dylan, David Bowie and many others who shaped our idea of what a rock star is — and about why that species has disappeared.

  46. For the 52 Places Job, 9,000 Applicants (and an Avalanche of Unicorns) News Desk, November 18

    When our travel editor, Monica Drake, said she wanted the new writer-at-large to be someone who had it all, the internet responded.

  47. 11 of Our Best Weekend Reads News Desk, November 18

    From “The Lion King” to marathon Thanksgiving preparations, here’s a look at some of The Times’s best recent journalism.

  48. Can’t Follow the Tax Debate? Read This. Book Review, November 18

    These three books help decipher tax reform.

  49. Queen of the Glossies Book Review, November 17

    “The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992” is Tina Brown’s own record of running that influential magazine, and all the glittering prizes that came with it.

  50. Now You Can Read the Book From ‘Jane the Virgin’ Book Review, November 17

    Jane Villanueva’s book will finally be published on the show. It will also be available for fans to purchase in real life.

  51. Mother Knows Best? Book Review, November 17

    James Wolcott talks about “Raising Trump” and “The Kardashians,” and Tina Brown discusses “The Vanity Fair Diaries.”

  52. Notes From the Book Review Archives Book Review, November 17

    In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week:Elizabeth Hardwick on the art and meaning of the essay.

  53. 11 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, November 16

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

  54. A Soccer Novel More About the Players Than the Play Book Review, November 17

    With masculinity in its sights, Ross Raisin’s “A Natural” dares to tackle frustration and thwarted action as its themes.

  55. Wresting Golda Meir From the Shadows Book Review, November 17

    Francine Klagsbrun’s “Lioness” re-examines the beloved prime minister’s legacy.

  56. ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Reveals Its Mysteries Anew Book Review, November 17

    In a new audiobook, Kenneth Branagh reads one of Agatha Christie’s most convoluted and ingenious plots.

  57. Other People’s Minds: Four New Story Collections Book Review, November 17

    These books are linked by their interest in extreme psychological and emotional states, from paranoia to obsession to forbidden love.

  58. Nate Dern Narrates His Schizophrenic but Substantive Collection of Writings Book Review, November 17

    In the audiobook edition of “Not Quite a Genius,” a senior writer for Funny or Die explores an impressive medley of forms, themes and voices.

  59. A Journey of Belonging Book Review, November 17

    In “Real American: A Memoir,” Julie Lythcott-Haims describes growing up biracial in a mostly white milieu.

  60. Paperback Row Book Review, November 17

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  61. A History of Humanity Told Through Genetics Book Review, November 17

    Adam Rutherford’s engaging science book, “A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived,” explains the many ways DNA links us to our ancestors.

  62. Bowling, Football and Edna St. Vincent Millay Book Review, November 17

    Nancy Pearl’s first novel, “George & Lizzie,” combines lit-crit geekiness, dentistry and team sports to create an unusual romantic comedy.

  63. Donna Brazile Says She Foresaw Clinton’s Defeat Book Review, November 17

    In a best-selling campaign memoir, “Hacks,” the Democratic operative and former party chair reveals she never trusted the polls.

  64. A Novelist Revisits a Deadly Textile Union Strike From 1929 Book Review, November 17

    Wiley Cash’s heroine in “The Last Ballad” is based on a real-life union organizer and folk singer now mostly lost to history.

  65. A Day in the Life of Tina Brown Book Review, November 17

    The author of “The Vanity Fair Diaries” reveals a page from her handwritten journal recounting her experiences on the day she learned of Andy Warhol’s death.

  66. Father-Son Bonding, With Homer as Guide Book Review, November 17

    Daniel Mendelsohn’s “An Odyssey” is both an analysis of a classic and a memoir of his family.

  67. Life, Love and Mortality in the City of Light Book Review, November 17

    A septuagenarian cellist faces down his personal and professional losses in Mark Helprin’s novel “Paris in the Present Tense.”

  68. Why the Greek Bailout Went So Wrong Book Review, November 17

    In “Adults in the Room,” the former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis describes Greece’s economic crisis from the inside.

  69. In ‘Nomadland,’ the Golden Years Are the Wander Years Book Review, November 17

    Arlie Russell Hochschild reviews Jessica Bruder’s book about senior citizens who live out of R.V.s and work low-wage jobs.

  70. An Expert on Warfare Examines Centuries of Evolving Mayhem Book Review, November 17

    Lawrence Freedman warns in “The Future of War” that he doesn’t expect to see an end to human conflict.

  71. A Celebrity Couples Therapist Turns to Adultery Book Review, November 17

    In a new audiobook, “The State of Affairs,” Esther Perel follows up on “Mating in Captivity” by focusing on the husbands and wives who stray.

  72. The First Modern President Book Review, November 17

    Robert W. Merry’s “President McKinley” argues for the centrality of a generally forgotten chief executive.

  73. Elizabeth Hardwick Showed What Essays Could Do Book Review, November 17

    “The Collected Essays,” edited by Darryl Pinckney, reveal as much about who Hardwick was as they do about the fiction she loved.

  74. The Day Wall Street Collapsed Book Review, November 17

    Diana B. Henriques’s “A First-Class Catastrophe” is a minute-by-minute account of the stock market disaster of Oct. 19, 1987.

  75. ‘I Can’t Breathe’: Eric Garner’s Life and Death Book Review, November 17

    In “I Can’t Breathe,” Matt Taibbi reports on the people and the policies that shaped the course of Garner’s life.

  76. Letters to the Editor Book Review, November 17

    Readers respond to Alan Dershowitz’s review of “Scalia Speaks” and implore Ron Chernow to rethink his ideal dinner guests.

  77. A Chinese Novelist Is Found in Translation Weekend, November 16

    For Xue Yiwei, Canada was a safe haven in which to write, but now he’s finding an audience abroad that appreciates his subversive novel.

  78. Deadly Deeds, From Snowy Iceland to the 42nd Street Library Book Review, November 16

    New crime novels by Barclay, Indridason and Lehane take readers from New York to Reykjavik. Then Goldstone goes back in time for a medical mystery.

  79. Andy Weir: By the Book Book Review, November 16

    The author of “The Martian” and, most recently, “Artemis” has never read Frank Herbert’s “Dune”: “Yes, I know. I’m the worst sci-fi fan in the universe.”

  80. Explaining Our Bodies, Finding Ourselves Op Ed, November 15

    We discovered we shared a common language, and a way of being in the world.

  81. Jesmyn Ward Wins National Book Award for ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’ Book Review, November 15

    It is the second National Book Award for Ms. Ward, a Mississippi native who also won in 2011 for her novel “Salvage the Bones.”

  82. He’s a Creep, but Wow, What an Artist! Editorial, November 14

    Can we appreciate art even if it was created by someone who behaved deplorably, like Kevin Spacey or Dustin Hoffman?

  83. Some Things T Editors Like Right Now T Style, November 14

    A roundup of things T editors — and our contributors — are excited about on a given week.

  84. New & Noteworthy Book Review, November 14

    A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

  85. Jeffrey Toobin to Publish Book on Russia Probe Book Review, November 14

    The New Yorker writer will tie together the narrative.

  86. My Thanksgiving Interactive, November 14

    Nine accomplished writers share their stories of the holiday.

  87. Shades of Atwood and Vonnegut in Louise Erdrich’s Dystopian Novel Culture, November 14

    “Future Home of the Living God,” in the form of a 26-year-old woman’s diary, depicts a future when glitches in evolution are joined by widespread social deterioration.

  88. Is the Age of the Artistic Recluse Over? T Style, November 14

    Today, cloistered types like Emily Dickinson, J.D. Salinger and Thomas Pynchon are all the harder to come by — and even more appealing.

  89. Books That Mix the Science and Craft of Food With a Dash of Heart Book Review, November 14

    From memoirs by Michelin-starred chefs and cutting-edge farmers to recipes collected in a concentration camp, writing that will feed your soul.

  90. After ‘Mad Men,’ Matthew Weiner Turns to a Novel of Madmen Book Review, November 14

    A psychopathic construction worker, a violently overprotective father and an adolescent girl form a dangerous triangle in “Heather, the Totality.”

  91. Kevin Young’s Enthralling, Essential History of the Hoax Book Review, November 14

    Jonathan Lethem reviews Kevin Young’s “Bunk,” a new book that traces the American fondness for plagiarists, hoaxes and, yes, fake news.

  92. In ‘Raising Trump’ and ‘The Kardashians,’ Two Portraits of Modern American Matriarchy Book Review, November 13

    James Wolcott on two books about the larger-than-life dynasties shaping our cultural and political lives.

  93. In Joe Biden’s Memoir, Private Grief and Its Effect on a Public Life Culture, November 13

    People who have lost someone will take comfort from what Biden has to say about losing his son Beau to brain cancer in “Promise Me, Dad.”

  94. Tina Brown’s ‘Vanity Fair Diaries’ Recall a Glossier Time Culture, November 13

    Brown’s new book is an edited version of the diaries she kept while presiding over the high-powered magazine at a time when editors still had time and money to burn.

  95. What to Read Before Your Historical Tour of New York City Travel, November 13

    The city was central to the Revolution. These books tell that oft-forgotten story.

  96. Krysten Ritter Spins Her Own Mystery in Her Debut Novel, ‘Bonfire’ Culture, November 12

    The star of the Netflix superhero noir series “Jessica Jones” delves into a small town’s secrets in her new book.

  97. Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Capturing the Elusive Robert Frank Book Review, November 12

    R J Smith’s “American Witness” is a biography of the pioneering photographer and filmmaker.

  98. I Interviewed Joe Biden. A Sob Took Me by Surprise. Insider, November 11

    After all my persistence and preparation for an interview with former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., I would go down as the one who bawled.

  99. Meet the Sword-Fighting, Home-Brewing, Airplane-Flying Heavy-Metal Singer Book Review, November 10

    Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden has written a memoir as far-ranging as he is, “What Does This Button Do?”

  100. Gilbert Rogin, 87, Magazine Editor and Writer of Droll Fiction, Dies Obits, November 10

    Mr. Rogin worked at Sports Illustrated and Discover and had a run of short stories in The New Yorker, until a rejection led him to abandon the form abruptly.

  101. Kurt Andersen on Channeling President Trump Book Review, November 10

    Andersen talks about “You Can’t Spell America Without Me”; Liza Mundy discusses “Code Girls”; and Maria Russo on the season’s children’s books.

  102. The Ever-Expanding Rental Real Estate, November 10

    For Olaf Olafsson, an executive at Time Warner whose fifth novel is out next month, home is the top four floors of an Upper East Side townhouse.

  103. A Writer’s Retreat Slideshow, November 10

    For Olaf Olafsson, an executive at Time Warner whose fifth novel is out next month, home is the top four floors of an Upper East Side townhouse.

  104. Memoirs Take the Wheel Book Review, November 10

    New memoirs on driving by a long-haul trucker, a Saudi activist and a mother trying to connect with her son.

  105. How Movies Work Book Review, November 10

    Three new books by prominent cinephiles: Dave Kehr, Jim Shepard and Eric Lax.

  106. Ghosts, Literal and Figurative, Haunt Magda Szabo’s Novel Book Review, November 10

    Magda Szabo’s “Katalin Street” revolves around three families torn apart by what happened in Hungary during World War II.

  107. A Young Soldier’s Moral Compromise Book Review, November 10

    Devin Murphy’s debut novel, “The Boat Runner,” tracks one man’s descent from his idyllic, small-town roots to the guilt-ridden life of a Nazi.

  108. Can India Be Her Homeland, Even if She’s Never Been There? Book Review, November 10

    In Nidhi Chanani’s “Pashmina,” a magical scarf helps an Indian-American girl understand the gulf between her family’s past and her own present in this captivating graphic novel.

  109. Paperback Row Book Review, November 10

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  110. ‘Ferocity’ Brings Florida Noir to Southern Italy Book Review, November 10

    In Nicola Lagioia’s thriller with social-novel ambitions, a beautiful dead woman is the key to an illicit underworld.

  111. Fairy Tale Heroines, But With Depth Book Review, November 10

    How much do we really know about the children in the Grimms’ fairy tales? Two authors flesh out familiar characters in revamped versions of the classics.

  112. Hunt for a Good Beginning. Then Write It. Book Review, November 10

    John McPhee’s “Draft No. 4” collects eight essays that offer writing advice and take readers behind the scenes of his creative process.

  113. Notes From the Book Review Archives Book Review, November 10

    In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Lemony Snicket on the importance of picture books.

  114. Letters to the Editor Book Review, November 10

    Readers respond to Martin Amis’s essay and expound on the roles of religion.

  115. A Highlight Reel of Artists in Studio Book Review, November 10

    Three illustrators of books for young readers share their creative processes.

  116. Bookshelf: Picture Books for Animal-Loving Children Summary, November 10

    An octopus who escapes from an aquarium, a feather searching for its bird, a cardinal trapped in a Christmas tree and more in this season’s best animal books.

  117. Is This Really the Bluesman Robert Johnson? , November 10

    Zeke Schein says a vintage photo he discovered on eBay may be that of Robert Johnson, the legendary bluesman who up to now has appeared in only two surviving images.

  118. Ray Robinson, Who Wrote of Gehrig the Man, Dies at 96 Obits, November 9

    Mr. Robinson’s sports biographies, which mixed careful research with personal recollections, were more realistic than reverential.

  119. 9 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, November 9

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

  120. Who’s a Hero? Who’s a Villain? It’s Anyone’s Guess in This Fall’s Best Y.A. Fantasy Book Review, November 9

    Teenage bounty hunters in a virtual-reality world, Amazons in New York City, vicious unicorns and other good guys gone bad.

  121. Learning the Art of the Pickpocket Book Review, November 9

    Colin Meloy’s latest novel follows a wealthy, neglected boy who joins a legendary gang of child grifters. What could go wrong?

  122. Under Siege From a Mysterious Fog Book Review, November 9

    Based on an Oscar-nominated short film, “The Dam Keeper,” a richly drawn graphic novel, tells of a heroic pig who must save his village from a dark and deadly force.

  123. Krysten Ritter: By the Book Book Review, November 9

    The actress and author of a thriller, “Bonfire,” can’t read on the set of “Jessica Jones”: “It is crazy exciting! But it’s not a reading environment.”

  124. A Grand Tour of the Crisis in Europe Book Review, November 9

    In “Fractured Continent,” William Drozdiak presents Europe from its various capitals, highlighting the difficult, new reality of the 21st century.

  125. World War II Seen by a Classicist, and Other New Books About Conflict Book Review, November 9

    Thomas E. Ricks surveys 12 new books of military history.

  126. An All-Star ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ With Few Surprises Weekend, November 8

    Kenneth Branagh assembles Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and others for his film remake of Agatha Christie’s mystery novel.

  127. A Gentler Jack Reacher Emerges in Lee Child’s Latest Novel Culture, November 8

    “The Midnight Line” has “more emotional heft than anything Child has written before.”

  128. What to Read in the Face of Trauma Book Review, November 8

    A study of PTSD, an account of a town in mourning after 9/11 and the story of two men connected after a tragic night.

  129. Joyce Carol Oates’s Prized Portraits by a Friend T Style, November 8

    The author reflects on her favorite possessions: paintings by the artist and fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt.

  130. Bookshelf: Capturing the Magic of Wintertime Summary, November 8

    Mice that ice-skate, kids who make a snowbear, twins who discover a winter wonderland and more in this season’s best cold-weather picture books.

  131. A West Village Warrior Fights, and Writes, On Metropolitan, November 8

    Otis Kidwell Burger, 93, holds a Sunday evening poetry salon in her homey West Village townhouse, where she has lived for nearly 60 years.

  132. These Kids Never, Never, Never Give Up Book Review, November 8

    In new picture books from Mo Willems, Dan Santat, Lemony Snicket and others, young heroes and heroines get into — and out of — every kind of scrape

  133. The Concealed Weapons of ‘Kiss Me Someone’ Book Review, November 8

    Karen Shepard’s short story collection “Kiss Me Someone” vividly demonstrates that a woman can be another woman’s worst enemy.

  134. A Mark Twain Tale, Brought Back From the Dead Book Review, November 8

    “The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine,” completed and illustrated by Erin and Philip Stead, unites old-fashioned storytelling virtues with a playful modern sensibility.

  135. Amid African Extremism, a Writer Finds an ‘Ordinary and Rare Kind of Bravery’ Book Review, November 8

    Alexis Okeowo’s book “A Moonless, Starless Sky” profiles regular people living in defiance of extremist movements across the African continent.

  136. The Magic and Moral of Joan Didion Op Ed, November 7

    You glitter the way she does only if there’s gold at the core.

  137. New & Noteworthy Book Review, November 7

    A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

  138. Brian Michael Bendis Leaves Marvel for DC Comics Culture, November 7

    The writer behind Ultimate Spider-Man and Jessica Jones is joining a rival comic book publisher.

  139. David Hallberg’s Tell All (About His Own Psyche) Culture, November 7

    Mr. Hallberg, the American Ballet Theater principal and paragon of classical style, has a new memoir about life, dancing and returning from an injury.

  140. In Alan Bennett’s Diaries, Life’s Pleasures Alongside Civic Outrage Culture, November 7

    “Keeping On Keeping On” collects the British playwright’s diaries from 2005 to 20015, which include his thoughts on everything from pigeons to politics.

  141. Éric Vuillard Wins Goncourt Prize for Work on Hitler’s Rise Culture, November 7

    “L’Ordre du Jour,” based on historical documents and photographs, is to be published in English in the United States next year.

  142. Looking for the ‘Bad Mother?’ She’s Still Here Styles, November 7

    In one of the most provocative Modern Love columns, Ayelet Waldman dared tease out the nuances of romantic versus maternal love. Then Oprah got involved.

  143. Forsaking the Punk Clubs of His Youth for a Well-Stocked Library Weekend, November 7

    As he marks the 40th anniversary of his band’s influential album, Richard Hell is more focused on writing, both his own and that of the literary figures he admires.

  144. A Novelist Confronts the Complex Relationship Between Japan and Korea Book Review, November 6

    Min Jin Lee, the author of “Pachinko,” discusses her book and the remnants of discrimination against Koreans by the Japanese.

  145. Joe Biden Talks About His New Memoir, ‘Promise Me, Dad’ Book Review, November 7

    The former vice president writes about facing the death of his son Beau, deciding not to pursue a presidential run and dealing with foreign crises.

  146. Two New Wonderlands, Richly Imagined and Full of Peril Book Review, November 7

    These tales deliver enchantment and suspense: A creature who’s half boy, half fox is in grave danger. A mystical alligator controls people’s fates.

  147. Masters of Illustration Bring Breathtaking Art to These Seafaring Stories Book Review, November 7

    Tales of sailing the high seas, rescuing a whale and emulating Robinson Crusoe from Mordecai Gerstein, Peter Sis, the Fan brothers and more.

  148. An Acclaimed Biographer Takes On Her Grandfather, the Atomic Scientist James B. Conant Book Review, November 7

    Jennet Conant’s “Man of the Hour” explores the life of James B. Conant, Cold Warrior scientist and administrator of the Manhattan Project.

  149. Dear Match Book: In Search of Works That Will Inspire the Artist in Me Book Review, November 7

    Biographies, memoirs, novels and conversations about the creative process, by some of the world’s most daring artists.

  150. Love and Other Ties That Bind in This Fall’s Y.A. Novels Book Review, November 6

    A pregnant 16-year-old finds her own birth family, a high school senior is roughed up by the police, a brother and sister fall for the same girl, and more.