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  1. A Rich, Twisted, Gloriously Cacophonous Novel of Village Life Books, Yesterday

    In Max Porter’s “Lanny” — equal parts fairy tale, domestic drama and fable — a mischievous little boy goes missing.

  2. A Captivating Coming-of-Age Story Inspired by the Tudors Books, Yesterday

    The young heroine of Dylan Meconis’s graphic novel “Queen of the Sea” learns how suddenly, and ruthlessly, fortune can turn a queen into a pawn.

  3. Mark Haddon’s Strange, Exciting New Novel Has Its Roots in Ancient Myth Books, Yesterday

    “The Porpoise,” with a nod to Shakespeare and the Greeks, updates the legend of Apollonius with a new focus on the story’s women.

  4. A Venom-Spiked Cocktail of Marriage, Family and Murder Books, Yesterday

    Sadie Jones’s “The Snakes” is a modern morality tale, a creepy, scary novel about the corrosive effects of money and power.

  5. A Rich, Engrossing Family Saga, Spiked With Sisterly Malice Books, Yesterday

    Claire Lombardo’s debut, “The Most Fun We Ever Had,” follows a family of four daughters through the decades.

  6. Twenty Years After a Brutal Massacre, It’s Payback Time Books, Yesterday

    Anita Anand’s “The Patient Assassin” documents the life of a peripatetic Indian laborer who waited decades for a chance to kill an official of the Raj.

  7. On the Centennial of Iris Murdoch’s Birth, Remembering a 20th-Century Giant Books, Yesterday

    Murdoch was the rare kind of great, buoyant, confident writer who was in touch with both animal and intellectual instincts.

  8. New & Noteworthy, From R. Kelly to White House Corruption Books, Yesterday

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

  9. ‘She’s Not My Type’: Accused Again of Sexual Assault, Trump Resorts to Old Insult U.S., June 24

    E. Jean Carroll, a columnist for Elle magazine, said in a CNN interview on Monday that she fought back when Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in a Bergdorf Goodman fitting room.

  10. William Morris Endeavor Hits Back in Fight With Hollywood Writers Business, June 24

    After a new round of talks broke down, one of the major talent agencies sued the writers’ over their decision to fire their agents.

  11. For an Immigrant Family, Sarajevo Still Casts Its Shadow Books, June 24

    In a two-part memoir, “My Parents/This Does Not Belong to You,” Aleksandar Hemon shows how Bosnia and its wartime strife have shaped a life of exile.

  12. The Holocaust Survivor Who Deciphered Nazi Doublespeak Books, June 24

    The personal papers of one of World War II’s earliest historians reveal an obsession with how Nazis distorted the German language.

  13. For Fans of Ottessa Moshfegh, a Debut Novel of Female Psychosis Books, June 24

    Juliet Escoria’s “Juliet the Maniac” sees the life of a bipolar teenager in gut-wrenching fragments.

  14. A Presidential Candidate Assesses the Nation’s Political Ills Books, June 24

    Michael Bennet’s “The Land of Flickering Lights” is a call to end the partisan stalemate in Washington.

  15. Judith Krantz, Whose Tales of Sex and Shopping Sold Millions, Dies at 91 Obituaries, June 23

    She published her first novel at 50, and her heroines were invariably rich, savvy, ambitious and preternaturally beautiful.

  16. Bookstores Find Growth as ‘Anchors of Authenticity’ Business, June 23

    Big chains once posed a threat, but independents are thriving by hosting events, adding nonbook merchandise and becoming community hubs.

  17. Who Gets to Sit on the Supreme Court? Books, June 23

    Carl Hulse’s “Confirmation Bias” recounts the recent battles to fill Antonin Scalia’s seat.

  18. The Week in Books Books, June 23

    Revisiting the moon landing ahead of its anniversary, the return of Jackson Brodie and more.

  19. Trump Emphatically Denies Sexual Assault Allegation by E. Jean Carroll U.S., June 22

    President Trump said he had “no idea” who Ms. Carroll was in comments to reporters outside the White House on Saturday.

  20. E. Jean Carroll Accuses Trump of Sexual Assault in Her Memoir Books, June 21

    In her forthcoming book “What Do We Need Men For?,” the Elle advice columnist says the president assaulted her in the 1990s.

  21. Jill Lepore on the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing Books, June 21

    Lepore discusses several new books about the Apollo 11 mission, and Julie Satow talks about the history of the Plaza Hotel.

  22. Ever Been Jealous of a Friendship? Opinion, June 21

    We all have, because few things are as magnetic as a pair of close companions.

  23. Letters to the Editor Books, June 21

    Readers respond to recent reviews in the Sunday Book Review about domestic violence, the state of conservatism in America and more.

  24. Andrew Weissmann, a Top Mueller Prosecutor, Has a Book Deal U.S., June 21

    Mr. Weissmann appears to be the first prosecutor on the special counsel’s team to agree to write a book, though it is not clear how much he will reveal.

  25. Five Places to Visit in Barcelona Travel, June 21

    The author Carlos Ruiz Zafón offers a travel guide to his hometown with a darker spin on some familiar spots.

  26. A Literal Rendering of Poems That Read Like Puzzles Books, June 21

    The illustrator Tamara Shopsin offers her take on lines from the poetry of David Berman.

  27. ‘I Just Had to Do My Emotional Homework’: How a 30-Year-Old Wrote a Family Saga Books, June 21

    Claire Lombardo, whose debut novel “The Most Fun We Ever Had” follows a family shaken by secrets, talks about shifting from social work to fiction and how she wrote about what she doesn’t know.

  28. Great New Picture Books That Teach, Without Preaching Books, June 21

    Sometimes kids need stories about the stuff they know already: how — and why — to hold hands. How — and why — to read books. How to be a good friend.

  29. Saving Girls From Sexual Slavery in San Francisco’s Chinatown Books, June 21

    “The White Devil’s Daughters,” by Julia Flynn Siler, recounts the story of the crusading women (and a few men) who helped rescue thousands of young Chinese slaves between the 1870s and the 1930s.

  30. How to Be Good Books, June 21

    Can moral philosophy teach us the best way to live?

  31. Debut Novels Transport Readers From Paris to Singapore Books, June 21

    A quartet of first fiction offers a range of experiences: urban rambles, immigrant strife, wartime drama and the unraveling of a mysterious crime.

  32. The Daughters of the Confederacy Who Turned Their Heritage to Political Ends Books, June 21

    “Sisters and Rebels” by Jacquelyn Dowd Hall delivers a nuanced portrait of the Lumpkin sisters, who responded to their Southern family history in powerful and public ways.

  33. Kate Atkinson’s Quirky Detective, Jackson Brodie, Makes His Return Books, June 21

    Her latest novel, “Big Sky,” leads off Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column. Rounding out the group: a Japanese puzzle mystery and Gothic and summer resort thrillers.

  34. A Novel That Explores the Silencing of Palestinian Trauma Books, June 21

    In his latest book, “Children of the Ghetto,” Elias Khoury explores the ways an original trauma of dislocation and death has shaped Palestinian identity.

  35. 9 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, June 20

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

  36. Trailblazing Editor Elaine Welteroth Has Written a Book — and It’s a Hit Books, June 20

    “More Than Enough,” a memoir from the “Project Runway” judge and former Teen Vogue editor in chief, debuts on the nonfiction list this week at No. 11.

  37. Seeking the Elixir of Life Through High School Science Class Books, June 20

    In “The History of Living Forever,” by Jake Wolff, a teenager’s first love affair becomes entangled with a quest for immortality.

  38. J.J. Abrams and Son to Write Spider-Man Comic Arts, June 20

    The two discuss their collaboration, which introduces a new villain, Cadaverous, and how the project came to be.

  39. The Legacy of Slavery in Two Novels of the American South Books, June 20

    “In West Mills,” by De’Shawn Charles Winslow, and “The Gone Dead,” by Chanelle Benz, serve up timeless Southern stories.

  40. New in Paperback: ‘Cherry,’ ‘My Year of Rest and Relaxation’ Books, June 20

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  41. What Taffy Brodesser-Akner Has Learned From Writing All Those Stories Reader Center, June 20

    The New York Times Magazine writer reflected on how journalism prepared her to write a novel.

  42. By the Book: Denise Mina Books, June 20

    The Scottish crime writer, whose new book is “Conviction,” is drawn to “flawed characters asking big questions and taking action. … That said, I will read, literally, anything.”

  43. Brooklyn Book Festival Names Mo Willems ‘Best of Brooklyn’ Books, June 19

    The annual literary festival, which takes place in September, announced its initial roster of participating writers.

  44. Overlooked No More: Claude Cahun, Whose Photographs Explored Gender and Sexuality Obituaries, June 19

    Society generally considered women to be women and men to be men in early-20th-century France. Cahun’s work protested gender and sexual norms, and has become increasingly relevant.

  45. Aleksandar Hemon Fits Two Memoirs Into One New Volume Books, June 19

    “My Parents: An Introduction” and “This Does Not Belong to You” are two memoirs in one volume, covering Hemon’s youth in Yugoslavia and his parents’ immigration to Canada.

  46. William Loverd, Who Promoted Literary Giants, Dies at 78 Books, June 19

    He chaperoned the works of dozens of writers at Alfred A. Knopf for almost 40 years. “Bill and Knopf,” a colleague said, “were entirely synonymous.”

  47. Joy Harjo Is Named U.S. Poet Laureate Books, June 19

    The Oklahoma-born writer, a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, is the first Native American to hold the post.

  48. Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theorist Loses to Father of 6-Year-Old Victim Over Hoax New York, June 18

    A Wisconsin judge ruled that it was defamatory to publish a book that said Leonard Pozner faked his son’s death certificate.

  49. Reintroducing Natalia Ginzburg, One of the Great Italian Writers of the 20th Century Books, June 18

    “The Dry Heart” presents a troubled marriage and a murder, and “Happiness, as Such” is about a man who flees home, leaving chaos in his wake.

  50. A Writer’s Surprisingly Healthful Breakfast Cookies T Magazine, June 18

    Mona Awad, whose novel “Bunny” is out this month, shares her more interesting alternative to oatmeal.

  51. A Dark Comedy About Life at the Heart of the European Union Books, June 18

    “The Capital,” by the Austrian novelist Robert Menasse, depicts an E.U. bureaucracy rived by conflict and infighting and ripe for satire.

  52. A Library Thrives, Quietly, in One of Pakistan’s Gun Markets Books, June 18

    The Darra Adam Khel Library, less than a year old and with more than 2,500 books, offers residents a respite from the arms bazaar that dominates local life.

  53. New & Noteworthy Poetry From Tina Chang, Natalie Scenters-Zapico and More Books, June 18

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

  54. Terrorism on the High Seas Books, June 18

    Julie Salamon’s “An Innocent Bystander: The Killing of Leon Klinghoffer” recounts an episode that introduced Americans to terrorism long before 9/11.

  55. Molly O’Neill, Writer Who Explored and Celebrated Food, Is Dead at 66 Food, June 17

    She was a keen observer of what she called the “essential tension in the American appetite,” a reflection of the country’s cultural conflicts.

  56. Nicholas Sparks Apologizes for Anti-Gay Comments in 2013 Emails Books, June 17

    Mr. Sparks apologized for comments he made in emails released as part of a lawsuit that claims he spread a rumor an ex-employee had Alzheimer’s.

  57. Charles Reich, Who Saw ‘The Greening of America,’ Dies at 91 Books, June 17

    He was a Yale Law School professor when he embraced the counterculture in a 1970 book that became a best seller and brought him rock-star-level fame.

  58. In ‘A Sand Book,’ Ariana Reines Finds Ecstasy in Chaos Books, June 17

    The writing in Reines’s new collection is queer and raunchy, raw and occult and vulnerable as she moves between worlds in search of the divine and the self.

  59. It’s Time to Rethink Wine Criticism Food, June 17

    Dreary scores and tasting notes are of little long-term use to consumers. What they need most are inspiration and liberation.

  60. Comics That Capture the City in All Its Human and Physical Messiness Books, June 17

    In her Graphic Content column, Hillary Chute looks at new works from Mark Alan Stamaty and Jaime Hernandez that each grapple with urban existence.

  61. A Literary Detective Returns to Find Trouble in the Country Club Set Books, June 17

    Human trafficking lies somewhere beneath the polite socializing in Kate Atkinson’s latest Jackson Brodie mystery, “Big Sky.”

  62. When Gloria Vanderbilt Reviewed ‘Harriet the Spy’ Books, June 17

    For a brief period in the mid-1960s, the author, artist and fashion designer was a children’s book critic for The Times.

  63. ‘The Hunger Games’ Prequel Is in the Works Books, June 17

    Suzanne Collins’s dystopian trilogy about children fighting to the death, later adapted as a series of blockbuster movies, is getting a prequel.

  64. Alan Brinkley, Leading Historian of 20th-Century America, Dies at 70 Books, June 17

    A National Book Award winner, he explored the seminal political events of the last century, including the Depression and World War II.

  65. In ‘City on a Hill,’ a Crime-Ridden Boston Before the ‘Miracle’ Arts, June 16

    The new Showtime series sets a procedural against the backdrop of a particularly fraught era in the city’s history.

  66. Susannah Hunnewell, Publisher of The Paris Review, Dies at 52 Books, June 15

    She had been a member of its literary circles since joining it as an intern under its editor George Plimpton.

  67. ‘We Will Not Be Exorcised’ Opinion, June 15

    Poets have always been writing while disabled. Here is new work by seven of them.

  68. After Losing His Parents, an Author Wonders: Who and What Is Real? Books, June 15

    In “Picnic Comma Lightning,” Laurence Scott combines a memoir about grief with an investigation into the ways technologies blur the line between public and private.

  69. Democracy in Crisis Books, June 15

    Larry Diamond’s “Ill Winds” warns that American freedom is threatened from both inside and out.

  70. The Week in Arts: One Ariana Grande, Two Stadiums; Toni Morrison on the Silver Screen Arts, June 15

    The recording artist headlines Madison Square Garden, a play plumbs the gay experience in Uganda and the Nobel Prize-winning novelist anchors a new documentary.

  71. The Speed Freak Who Transformed Running Books, June 14

    “Running to the Edge,” by Matthew Futterman, recounts the story of the legendary coach Bob Larsen and his record-breaking runners.

  72. The World’s Far Corners and Deepest Depths Books, June 14

    Robert Macfarlane talks about “Underland: A Deep Time Journey,” and Julia Phillips discusses “Disappearing Earth.”

  73. Keith Botsford, Man of Letters and Saul Bellow Associate, Dies at 90 Books, June 14

    He was an uncontainable writer (novelist, essayist, biographer and more), started magazines with Bellow and died almost a year ago, to little public notice.

  74. Neal Stephenson’s New Novel — Part Tech, Part Fantasy — Dazzles Books, June 14

    “Fall; or, Dodge in Hell” is a staggering feat of imagination, intelligence and stamina.

  75. Anthony Price, Author of Cold War Spy Thrillers, Dies at 90 Books, June 14

    His 19-book series featuring an intelligence analyst named David Audley drew comparisons to John le Carré.

  76. Why Did the Moon Landing Matter? A Slew of New Books Offer Answers Books, June 14

    Jill Lepore explores the many new accounts of the Apollo 11 mission on its 50th anniversary, including Douglas Brinkley’s “American Moonshot.”

  77. In Brazil, a New Rendering of a Literary Giant Makes Waves Books, June 14

    Machado de Assis Real, developed by a Brazilian university and an ad agency, shows the 19th-century writer in color, challenging some long-held ideas about him in the process.

  78. A Glimpse of Virginia Woolf’s Original Manuscript for ‘Mrs. Dalloway’ Books, June 14

    Before Woolf settled on the unique perspective for her modernist masterpiece, she had a more expansive, though traditional, book in mind — “The Hours.”

  79. What’s a Pandemic? And What’s With James Ellroy? Books, June 14

    Readers respond to the June 9 issue of the Sunday Book Review.

  80. Have Women Writers Really Been Boxed Out of the Thriller World? Books, June 14

    Sara Paretsky takes issue with a roundup in our Summer Reading issue. And other features provoke responses from various correspondents.

  81. New in Paperback: ‘Small Fry,’ ‘The Hellfire Club’ Books, June 14

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  82. Moving to a New Place Is Hard for Kids. These Books Show How It Gets Better. Books, June 14

    Ali Benjamin’s new novel and a sparkling debut from Laura Tucker are among four books about relocation and the promise of new beginnings.

  83. A Man of Faith Wonders at How Evangelicals Can Support Trump Books, June 14

    In “The Death of Politics,” Peter Wehner explores what politics has done to Christian witness and despairs about the allegiances of the Trump era.

  84. Naomi Wolf’s Publisher Delays Release of Her Book Books, June 13

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt said that “new questions have arisen” about the author’s forthcoming book “Outrages” and that it would delay publication.

  85. 9 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, June 13

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

  86. Bully or the Bullied? Kathleen Hale Is Both Books, June 13

    In “Kathleen Hale Is a Crazy Stalker,” the essayist casts herself as equal parts victim of online cancel culture, and predator.

  87. Bill Wittliff, ‘Lonesome Dove’ Screenwriter and Son of Texas, Dies at 79 Movies, June 13

    His screenplays displayed an affinity for the mythology and history of his native state, and he and his wife started an archive devoted to Texas writers.

  88. When You’ve Seen ‘When They See Us,’ Here’s What to Read Books, June 13

    These books include ones focused on the Central Park Five and others exploring issues of racism and criminal justice that Netflix’s mini-series raises.

  89. Sarah Dessen’s ‘The Rest of the Story’ Lands at No. 2 Books, June 13

    “I’ve had a lot of young women tell me my books were a friend in high school when they didn’t have many,” Dessen says. “Man, I know that feeling.”

  90. By the Book: Elliot Ackerman Books, June 13

    The novelist and journalist, whose most recent book is the memoir “Places and Names,” thinks Vronsky gets a bad rap in “Anna Karenina”: “I believe that he loved Anna, in his strange broken way.”

  91. California and Water: Half Environmental Nightmare, Half Remarkable Success Story Books, June 12

    In “The Dreamt Land,” Mark Arax chronicles California’s attempt to control its greatest natural resource, often to detrimental effect.

  92. ‘Patsy’ Upends the Stereotypes of Immigrant and Gay Fiction Books, June 12

    Nicole Dennis-Benn’s second novel “Patsy” follows a Jamaican woman as she begins a new life in Brooklyn, leaving her child behind.

  93. ‘Reckoning’ Follows a 50-Year Road to #MeToo Books, June 12

    Linda Hirshman’s new history traces a line from sexual harassment lawsuits in the 1970s to the arraignment of Harvey Weinstein.

  94. The Highs and Lows of LSD Literature Books, June 12

    Psychedelics are back, now in the language of health and wellness. Michael Pollan, Ayelet Waldman, and T.C. Boyle weigh in.

  95. How Running Helps a Sports Editor Do His Job Reader Center, June 12

    Matthew Futterman, the Times's deputy sports editor and an avid marathoner (23 and counting), reflects on the role that running plays in his writing and editing.

  96. Françoise Gilot, 97, Does Not Regret Her Pablo Picasso Memoir T Magazine, June 11

    In 1964, her book about a decade-long affair with the legendary artist was a succès de scandale. Now, it’s back in print.

  97. In ‘Let Me Not Be Mad,’ a Doctor Is One of His Own Case Studies Books, June 11

    A.K. Benjamin’s magnificently unsettling new book is about the “unraveling minds” of his patients, and his own history of mental illness.

  98. A Time-Twisting, Mind-Bending Novel, Perfect for Summer Reading Books, June 11

    Blake Crouch’s alternate-reality thriller, “Recursion,” explores identity, memory and the very things that make us human.

  99. Marriage Is a Mess in ‘Fleishman Is in Trouble’ Books, June 11

    With her debut novel, Taffy Brodesser-Akner updates the midlife malaise story, starring a left-behind husband who suddenly becomes a single parent.

  100. Seeking the Real David Hockney Through Fact and Fiction Arts, June 11

    A new novel and a restoration of the film “A Bigger Splash” expand our definition of art biography.

  101. He Hears America Singing Guns N’ Roses Books, June 11

    In “Nouns & Verbs: New and Selected Poems,” Campbell McGrath celebrates chain restaurants, rock music and the joyful raucous stupidity of pop culture.

  102. When the World’s Most Famous Mystery Writer Vanished Books, June 11

    On a cold December night in 1926, Agatha Christie went out in her beloved Morris Cowley roadster and didn’t return home for 11 days. Here’s how her disappearance played out.

  103. What Happened When Juror C-2 Met Juror F-17 at the Murder Trial Books, June 11

    “The Body in Question,” a mordantly intelligent novel by Jill Ciment, features a sensational crime, a sequestered jury and a torrid love affair.

  104. New & Noteworthy Books, June 11

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

  105. A Dutch Novelist Pokes Holes in His Country’s Pretensions Books, June 11

    Herman Koch’s “The Ditch” uses an insecure mayor’s doubts about his marriage to probe larger cultural uncertainties in the “civilized” Netherlands.

  106. ‘The Capital’ Is a Sharp Political Satire About Europe at This Perilous Moment Books, June 10

    Robert Menasse’s new novel, set in Brussels, makes infighting at the European Union not just interesting but funny.

  107. A Border Novel That Captures Immigrants in All Their Humanity Books, June 10

    Oscar Cásares’s “Where We Come From” avoids easy stereotypes to offer a story about an immigrant teenager trying to reunite with his father.

  108. Neville Chamberlain: A Failed Leader in a Time of Crisis Books, June 10

    Tim Bouverie’s “Appeasement” describes the many ways the British government avoided standing up to Hitler.

  109. Coming to You From a Can of Cashews Books, June 8

    Raphael Bob-Waksberg, the creator of “BoJack Horseman,” makes his book debut with “Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory.”

  110. Linda Fairstein Dropped by Her Publisher After TV Series on the Central Park 5 Arts, June 7

    A Penguin Random House imprint ended its relationship with the prosecutor-turned-novelist after “When They See Us” drew attention to her role in the case.

  111. Writing My Mother’s Sex Scenes Opinion, June 7

    I wanted to tell a story about the life she really lived. All of it.

  112. Writing Cover Stories Is Hard. For Atlantic Editor, Talking About Diversity Is Harder. Business, June 7

    “It’s really, really hard to write a 10,000-word cover story,” Jeffrey Goldberg said in an interview about writers who can produce marquee magazine pieces. He said his comments were misconstrued.

  113. Rethinking the Epidemic of Domestic Violence Books, June 7

    Rachel Louise Snyder talks about “No Visible Bruises,” and Josh Levin discusses “The Queen.”

  114. Barnes & Noble Is Sold to Hedge Fund After a Tumultuous Year Books, June 7

    The bookstore chain’s future was the subject of speculation for months before the hedge fund said it would buy it for $638 million.

  115. Finding the Funny in Kafka Books, June 7

    The graphic novelist Peter Kuper offers a comic about his love of Kafka’s more humorous side.

  116. For the Tweens In These Graphic Novels, Friendship Is The Hardest Test Of All Books, June 7

    The characters in Ryan Andrews’s “This Was Our Pact” and Kayla Miller’s “Camp” learn to master the mysterious codes of conduct and ever-changing loyalties of middle school.

  117. Revisiting Elizabeth Gilbert’s ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ Books, June 7

    In Elizabeth Gilbert’s 2006 memoir “Eat, Pray, Love,” the novelist and journalist chronicles her journey across Italy, India and Indonesia.

  118. The Unseen Worlds Beneath Us: Places of Beauty, Danger and Wisdom Books, June 7

    Robert Macfarlane’s “Underland” explores ancient forests, urban catacombs and buried rivers to probe the secrets of man’s often malign influence on the earth.

  119. What’s So Funny About Old Age? Apparently a Lot Books, June 7

    Three comic novels (H.M. Naqvi’s “The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack,” Sloane Tanen’s “There’s a Word for That” and Evan James’s “Cheer Up, Mr. Widdicombe”) feature protagonists on the other side of their prime.

  120. A Hunk and a Savant Walk Into a Poetry Class. … Books, June 7

    Lucy Ives’s debut novel, “Loudermilk,” satirizes both “bro” culture and the culture of creative writing programs in one fell swoop.

  121. An Epidemic of Violence We Never Discuss Books, June 7

    Rachel Louise Snyder’s “No Visible Bruises” recounts the horror of domestic violence in all its forms and argues for a more systematic approach to this abuse.

  122. Who Writes American History? And How? Books, June 7

    Readers respond to Joseph J. Ellis’s review of Rick Atkinson’s “The British Are Coming.”

  123. Dispute Arises Over ‘No-No Boy,’ a Classic of Asian-American Literature With a Complex History Books, June 6

    John Okada’s 1957 novel about a Japanese-American draft resister has been republished by Penguin Classics, raising questions over its ownership.

  124. 10 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, June 6

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

  125. Finding Mercy in the Wake of the Charleston Massacre Books, June 6

    An intimate account of the 2015 hate crime and its aftermath, “Grace Will Lead Us Home,” by Jennifer Berry Hawes, explores how those affected struggled to carry on.

  126. 5 Books That Shed Light on D-Day Books, June 6

    These books — some classics, some published this year — tell the stories of the soldiers and spies who fought to defeat the Axis forces.

  127. My Stutter Made Me a Better Writer Opinion, June 6

    At times it caused suffering, but it also gave me a passion for words and language.

  128. Remembering Tin House, a Literary Haven for ‘Brilliant Weirdos’ Books, June 6

    The magazine, which will publish its final issue this month after 20 years, set out to become a home for underrepresented voices in the literary landscape.

  129. New in Paperback: ‘Amity and Prosperity,’ ‘The Great Believers’ Books, June 6

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  130. ‘The Inheritance,’ an Epic Gay Play, is Coming to Broadway Theater, June 6

    Matthew Lopez’s drama, inspired by the novel “Howards End” and presented in two parts, won this year’s Olivier Award for best new play.

  131. New on the Fiction List This Week: ‘Ask Again, Yes’ Books, June 6

    Mary Beth Keane was researching a historical novel when “real life kept intervening,” so she wrote a contemporary saga of suburban New York instead.

  132. By the Book: James Ellroy Books, June 6

    The Los Angeles crime novelist, whose new book is “This Storm,” is no fan of Cormac McCarthy’s work: “McCarthy fails to employ quotation marks. Neither did William Faulkner, another cat I don’t dig.”

  133. The Making of ‘1984,’ George Orwell’s Nightmare Vision of a World Without Truth Books, June 5

    “The Ministry of Truth,” by Dorian Lynskey, is a “biography” of the 1949 novel, an enduring icon of state power devoid of moral principle and human concern.

  134. Patricia Battin, Lightning Rod in a Library War, Dies at 89 Obituaries, June 5

    A leading librarian who championed high tech, she dueled with preservationists like Nicholson Baker over how best to protect the written word for posterity.

  135. The ‘It Books’ of Summers Past Books, June 5

    We’ve revisited the books that defined the season over the past 50 years — and what they reveal about the country at a particular moment.

  136. Naomi Wolf’s Career of Blunders Continues in ‘Outrages’ Books, June 5

    Wolf’s study of the criminalization of same-sex relationships in the Victorian era is the latest work by her to run afoul of fact-checkers.

  137. Ebola, H.I.V., Spanish Flu, SARS — the 20th Century’s Deadliest Hits Books, June 5

    In “The Pandemic Century” Mark Honigsbaum covers nine outbreaks that shaped how we think and respond to diseases.

  138. The Soviet Union’s Jewish Tolstoy — Censored in Life, Now Revived Books, June 5

    Alexandra Popoff has written a biography of Vasily Grossman, the Soviet writer whose masterpiece, “Life and Fate,” compared Stalin’s regime to Hitler’s.

  139. James Ellroy Is Back, and His Los Angeles Is Darker Than Ever Books, June 5

    His new novel, “This Storm,” leads off Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column. To recover, she sends readers to Cara Black’s Paris and Martin Walker’s Périgord.

  140. Expat, Immigrant, Migrant, Refugee: Why ‘This Land Is Our Land’ No Matter the Label Books, June 4

    In his new book, Suketu Mehta, who came to the United States from India as a child, delivers a deeply felt corrective to the public rhetoric on immigrants — who they are and why they come.

  141. In ‘Appeasement,’ How Peace With the Nazis Was Always an Illusion Books, June 4

    Tim Bouverie’s riveting account shows why the lead-up to World War II wasn’t as inexplicable as hindsight might have us believe.

  142. In Hong Kong, a Publisher Struggles to Document Tiananmen’s Carnage Books, June 4

    The semiautonomous Chinese city has long been a keeper of the memories of the crackdown, but growing mainland influence is making it harder.

  143. What Happened After P.G. Wodehouse Was Captured During World War II Books, June 4

    The beloved British humorist — the creator of Wooster and Jeeves — was arrested by the Germans in 1940 and spent the remainder of the war in custody. Here’s how his story unspooled in The Times.

  144. The Screams of a Silent Movie Echo Through the Years Books, June 4

    Dominic Smith’s novel “The Electric Hotel” unveils the tragic history of a film that undid its maker — and his love for its temperamental star.

  145. New & Noteworthy Audiobooks, From Jill Biden to Pete Rose Books, June 4

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

  146. Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders Books, June 4

    Clay Risen’s “The Crowded Hour” describes the campaign that turned a politician into a legend.

  147. Art, Love and Longing, the French Way Books, June 4

    Three eloquent new French novels explore the relationship between creativity and affairs of the heart.

  148. When They Graduated From Rape to Murder, Their Sister Turned Them In Books, June 4

    The heroine of Joyce Carol Oates’s novel “My Life as a Rat” is only 12 when she’s cast out after betraying her violent family’s code of silence.

  149. ‘Underland’ Offers Excellent Nature Writing From Deep, Dark Places Books, June 3

    In his latest book, the acclaimed English nature writer Robert Macfarlane goes beneath forest floors, and into sea caves and sinkholes, among other subterranean adventures.

  150. ‘Rockonomics’ Schools Us in the Costs and Benefits of Creativity Business, June 3

    The suicide earlier this year of Princeton economics professor, Alan B. Krueger, colors the reading of his final book: a highly personal exploration of the economics of creativity.