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  1. Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: College Athletics and Its Corporate Sponsors Culture, Yesterday

    In “University of Nike,” Joshua Hunt examines the University of Oregon and Nike as a case study for the relationship between public institutions and corporate benefactors.

  2. Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Was Killed While in Exile. These Books Explain the Country He Left. Book Review, October 20

    Books on Saudi Arabian history and politics shed light on the Saud family’s reign.

  3. Evelyn Anthony, Writer of Spy Thrillers, Dies at 92 Obits, October 19

    Ms. Anthony was one of the few women to explore the espionage genre. “I am basically an entertainer, and I’m very proud of it,” she said.

  4. Anthea Bell, Translator of Freud, Kafka and Comics, Dies at 82 Obits, October 19

    Translating is “like acting,” said Ms. Bell, the rare practitioner who became a well-known name in her own right.

  5. Susan Orlean on a Great Library Fire Books, October 19

    Orlean discusses “The Library Book,” about a 1986 blaze in Los Angeles that damaged or destroyed more than a million books.

  6. In Barbara Kingsolver’s New Book, a Family Teeters on the Brink Book Review, October 19

    “Unsheltered,” a big, gripping, emotionally complex novel on the same scale as “The Poisonwood Bible,” explores what it means to have a safe place in the world.

  7. This Playwright Has Been Listening to Her Mother Culture, October 19

    Jaclyn Backhaus’s new play sounds like the story of a Punjabi-American of her generation, and it is. But it also draws on her mother’s fraught family.

  8. ‘Friday Black’ Uses Fantasy and Blistering Satire to Skewer Racism and Consumer Culture Books, October 19

    Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s debut story collection has been compared to works by literary masters like Isaac Babel, Ralph Ellison and Anton Chekhov.

  9. Notes From the Book Review Archives Book Review, October 19

    In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Scott Simon on “Saturday Night.”

  10. An Indian Couple Consider a Daring Gambit to Have a Baby Book Review, October 19

    “One Part Woman,” by the Tamil novelist Perumal Murugan, imagines the pain of childlessness for a rural Indian couple during the colonial era.

  11. An Illustrated Homage to the Oceans Atlas Books, October 19

    The graphic artist Kristen Radtke recalls the influence that a book about the seas had on her young imagination.

  12. Standout New Picture Books Books, October 19

    Sibling truces, outrageous wordplay, being a kid in Beijing and more in the latest delights for the smallest readers and listeners.

  13. The Latest in Jazz, the Genius of Jerome Robbins, and Bernhardt vs. Duse Books, October 19

    Nate Chinen on “jazz for the new century”; Wendy Lesser’s biography of a great choreographer; and the most entertaining theatrical rivalry ever.

  14. We Decided to Spend Some Time on Best-selling Novelists’ Websites. Here’s What We Found. Books, October 19

    James Patterson offers movie reviews; John Sandford provides statistics on his use of profanities; Tana French promises readers something remarkable.

  15. For the Young Couple in This Novel, the Stars Align, Then Explode Books, October 19

    An intercontinental romance ends in tragedy in Heather Taylor-Johnson’s debut, “Jean Harley Was Here.”

  16. New in Paperback: ‘What Happened,’ ‘A Good Country’ Books, October 19

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  17. Disappearing Acts: Four Mysteries With Missed Connections Books, October 19

    Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column sets readers on the trail of stalkers and sleuths, from Iceland to Denmark to an archaeological museum in Chicago.

  18. How the United States Achieved World Leadership Books, October 19

    Derek Leebaert’s “Grand Improvisation” tells a complicated story of post-World War II Europe with Washington often operating in a fog.

  19. A Norwegian Novel Complicates the Canon of New Testament Fiction Books, October 19

    Lars Petter Sveen’s “Children of God,” his first novel to be translated into English, presents a problematic portrayal of Jesus Christ.

  20. Letters to the Editor Books, October 19

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  21. The Malevolent Little Mermaid: Not Your Usual Fantasy Heroine Books, October 19

    Imogen Hermes Gowar’s historical novel sets a sharp-clawed sea creature adrift on the raucous social tides of 18th-century London.

  22. Sue Hubbell, Who Wrote of Bees and Self-Reliance, Dies at 83 Obituaries, October 18

    In well-reviewed books like “A Country Year” and “A Book of Bees,” she described adjusting to a midlife divorce and keeping 300 hives in the Ozarks.

  23. Penguin Random House Merges Two of its Successful Publishing Lines Book Review, October 18

    The merger comes at a moment when big publishing houses are still adapting to the shift toward online retail and marketing.

  24. 8 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, October 18

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

  25. Katniss Everdeen Is My Hero Books, October 18

    Suzanne Collins’s lead character in The Hunger Games trilogy is a timely reminder to all who care to heed it: Teenage girls are powerful and courageous and capable of great rage.

  26. Suzanne Collins Talks About ‘The Hunger Games,’ the Books and the Movies Books, October 18

    To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first book in the trilogy, here is an excerpt from an interview between the publisher and the author.

  27. Computer Stories: A.I. Is Beginning to Assist Novelists Special Sections, October 18

    Robin Sloan is using a homemade software program to supply phrases and images for his new book.

  28. Were the Founders Against Slavery All Along? Book Review, October 18

    Sean Wilentz’s “No Property in Man” argues that despite some expedient compromises, the Constitution’s writers were careful to plant the seeds of abolition.

  29. Tina Turner: By the Book Book Review, October 18

    The singer, whose memoir “My Love Story” has just been published, wishes Mick Jagger would write an autobiography: “He can outtalk anyone on the planet. That’s the book I want to read, and so will everybody else. Mick?”

  30. How to Rewire Your Traumatized Brain Book Review, October 18

    “Rationalization was much easier than recognizing the gravity of what was lost: an innocent, healthy childhood and an introduction to sexuality on my terms.”

  31. Vagabond Lives: Happier Memories From Kathryn Harrison’s Childhood Book Review, October 17

    Her previous memoirs delved into her parents’ traumatic influence. Now, in “On Sunset,” she introduces the beloved Old World grandparents who raised her.

  32. Indigenous Stories for Young Readers Book Review, October 17

    Young adult and middle grade fiction to educate children in the vast terrain of Native American history.

  33. A Big New Biography Treats Frederick Douglass as Man, Not Myth Culture, October 17

    David W. Blight’s “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom” is an ambitious and empathetic biography of a major American life.

  34. Kathy Hourigan Is Knopf’s Secret Weapon Styles, October 17

    “Her hovering is so fierce that it penetrates the walls,” said Sonny Mehta, the company’s chairman and editor in chief.

  35. I’ll Have What She’s Having: Books for Better Sex and Better Relationships Book Review, October 17

    Judith Newman’s latest Help Desk column ventures into the minefield of marriage, dating, desire — and divorce.

  36. Anna Burns Wins the Man Booker Prize for ‘Milkman’ Foreign, October 16

    The judges cited her use of dark humor to explore tribalism, state-sponsored terrorism, social division and sexual and political oppression.

  37. A Novel That Roiled India Is Now Translated Into English Culture, October 16

    In Perumal Murugan’s “One Part Woman,” a religious festival allows childless women to sleep with men other than their husbands, in the hope of becoming pregnant.

  38. The Man Who Pioneered Food Safety Book Review, October 16

    In “The Poison Squad,” Deborah Blum tells the story of the early-20th-century U.S.D.A. inspector who changed the way we think about food.

  39. Barry Jenkins and Meg Wolitzer on Two of This Season’s Novels on Screen Books, October 16

    Jenkins talks about his adaptation of James Baldwin’s “If Beale Street Could Talk,” and Wolitzer discusses the adaptation of her novel “The Wife.”

  40. George R. R. Martin Answers Times Staffers’ Burning Questions T Magazine, October 16

    The writer discloses where he gets his signature hats and the “Game of Thrones” character that reminds him the most of Trump.

  41. George R. R. Martin on Trump, Climate Change and More Video, October 16

    The writer of “A Game of Thrones” fields questions from New York Times staffer superfans.

  42. In Haruki Murakami’s New Novel, a Painter’s Inspiration Is Supernatural Books, October 16

    The Japanese novelist’s latest book, “Killing Commendatore,” features a stymied artist, a haunted painting and a host of paranormal mysteries.

  43. A Psychedelic Epic That Wants to Consume the World Books, October 16

    “CoDex 1962,” by the Icelandic cult writer Sjon, is a trippy, philosophical, shaggy-dog novel combining a love story, a crime mystery and a science-fiction thriller in one.

  44. New & Noteworthy Books, October 16

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

  45. 3 Writers on the Emotional Toll of Being Undocumented Books, October 16

    New books by Jose Antonio Vargas, José Olivarez and Julissa Arce explore what being part of mixed-status families, in which either they or their relatives were undocumented, has meant to them.

  46. Mary Midgley, 99, Moral Philosopher for the General Reader, Is Dead Obits, October 15

    Writing into her 90s — her last book was published last month — Dr. Midgley challenged with wit and verve the primacy of science as arbiter of reality.

  47. Barbara Kingsolver’s New Novel Moves Between the Distant Past and the Troubled Present Culture, October 15

    “Unsheltered” threads the story of a present-day family struggling in New Jersey with that of a 19th-century science teacher who had lived on the same property.

  48. Kurt Eichenwald’s Memoir of a ‘Mind Unraveled’ Book Review, October 15

    A journalist’s traumatic story of epilepsy and his struggle to have it treated seriously, and properly, in his college years.

  49. 12 Authors Write About the Libraries They Love Book Review, October 15

    The message here: A library is much more than its books.

  50. The Library Fire That Ignited an Author’s Imagination Book Review, October 15

    Susan Orlean’s “The Library Book” is an absorbing account of the 1986 fire that devastated the Los Angeles Central Library and a homage to libraries everywhere.

  51. George R. R. Martin, Fantasy’s Reigning King T Style, October 15

    The author of “A Game of Thrones” has expanded the realms of genre fiction and prestige television — and forever changed how we engage with an imagined universe.

  52. Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: ‘Sight’ Balances Grief, Freud and Parenthood Culture, October 14

    Jessie Greengrass discusses her first novel, about a woman remembering her mother and grandmother as she decides whether to have children herself.

  53. Val McDermid on What It’s Like Judging the Man Booker Prize Culture, October 14

    She read 171 books for the prestigious literary prize. “On Oct. 17, I’m going to sit down and read a book I have no obligation to read,” she said.

  54. They Live in Public Styles, October 13

    Jill Soloway is building a gender-free empire.

  55. Cindy R. Lobel, Who Studied New York’s History Through Food, Dies at 48 Obits, October 12

    Professor Lobel was among the first historians to explore the economic and social elements of city life in the 19th century through the lens of eating.

  56. Michael Lewis and Tana French on Their Latest Books Books, October 12

    “It wouldn’t have been exciting before Trump,” Michael Lewis says of “The Fifth Risk.” “I think Trump’s electrified all the material.”

  57. Notes From the Book Review Archives Book Review, October 12

    In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Paula Giddings on Steven R. Carter’s “Hansberry’s Drama.

  58. Mapping Out Where Noir Lives in the City of Angels Books, October 12

    Los Angeles has long been the perfect backdrop from crime writers. This map of the city will help you find the setting for nine books, classic and new.

  59. Mapping Out Where Noir Lives in the City of Angels Books, October 12

    Los Angeles has long been the perfect backdrop from crime writers. This map of the city will help you find the setting for nine books, classic and new.

  60. Neil deGrasse Tyson on How Space Scientists Have Long Been an ‘Accessory to War’ Books, October 12

    Tyson’s new book shows how the technologies that advanced our knowledge of the universe were designed with military advantage in mind.

  61. Advice on Dealing With the Market, if You Are Already a Pro Sunday Business, October 12

    Want to risk trying to outsmart other investors? Start by understanding where we are in the market cycle, a Wall Street veteran says in a new book.

  62. Young Adult Books That Plunge Into the Ecstasies, and Agonies, of Teenage Life Book Review, October 12

    New novels about road trips, summer jobs and first love as well as darker realities: mental illness, body issues, the threat of gun violence.

  63. A Mother’s Pain, a Daughter’s Addiction Book Review, October 12

    In “If You Love Me,” Maureen Cavanagh chronicles her family’s journey through her daughter Katie’s heroin addiction.

  64. She Lost Her Father, Her Health and All She Held Dear. At Least She Found Perspective. Book Review, October 12

    Alethea Black’s memoir, “You’ve Been So Lucky Already,” traces her journey from grief to religious faith.

  65. Maryse Condé Wins an Alternative to the Literature Nobel in a Scandal-Plagued Year Culture, October 12

    Ms. Condé is the author of “I, Tituba: Black Witch of Salem,” “Segu,” “Windward Heights” and other emotionally complex novels that reach across history and cultures.

  66. Three Canadian Novels Test the Bonds — and Boundaries — of Family Book Review, October 12

    Fiction from and about our northern neighbors revealing parents and children in turmoil.

  67. New in Paperback: ‘An American Family,’ ‘Red Clocks’ Book Review, October 12

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  68. Comics of Violence and Nostalgia From War-Torn Syria Book Review, October 12

    In her column, Hillary Chute explores work from Riad Sattouf, Don Brown, Molly Crabapple and Marwan Hisham.

  69. The Story of the Girl Who Volunteered To Be Imprisoned by the Nazis Book Review, October 12

    Luce D’Eramo’s incredible tale of bravery or insanity, described in “Deviation,” has been translated into English for the first time.

  70. His Short Story Inspired ‘Rashomon.’ His Life Has Inspired a Novel. Book Review, October 12

    In “Patient X,” David Peace explores the conflicted career of the great Japanese writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa, who committed suicide when only 35.

  71. Letters to the Editor Book Review, October 12

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  72. Before Watching ‘The Haunting of Hill House,’ Read These 13 Haunted Books Books, October 11

    From Henry James’s “ The Turn of the Screw” to Stephen King’s “The Shining,” the haunted house is a staple of horror novels.

  73. 10 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, October 11

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

  74. Is All Art Sacred Art? In a Prose Meditation, One Poet Makes the Case Book Review, October 11

    Christian Wiman’s strangely powerful new book, “He Held Radical Light,” argues for the inherent holiness of art.

  75. Susan Orlean: By the Book Book Review, October 11

    The author, most recently, of “The Library Book” says visitors might be surprised to see a copy of “Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, 4th Edition” on her shelves: “I recommend it over the third edition.”

  76. Waging War From the Oval Office Book Review, October 11

    Michael Beschloss’s “Presidents of War” looks at the pressures on chief executives when they make the ultimate decision to risk American lives.

  77. How The New York Times Book Review Chooses Its Reviewers Insider, October 10

    Stephen King, a recent Times reviewer, wrote back in 30 seconds and was a “dream” to edit. It’s not always that easy.

  78. Overlooked No More: Annemarie Schwarzenbach, Author, Photographer and ‘Ravaged Angel’ Obits, October 10

    A Swiss heiress, she was an adventurous traveler whose writings, along with her androgynous glamour and troubled life, made her a gay cult figure after her death.

  79. Haruki Murakami Says He Doesn’t Dream. He Writes. Books, October 10

    The Japanese author’s intensely popular fiction plays at the boundary between the real and the surreal, between regular life and irregular happenings.

  80. Stephen King Reviews Tana French’s ‘Extraordinary’ New Novel Book Review, October 10

    In “The Witch Elm,” squabbles and accusations rend an Irish family after kids find a human skull wedged in a tree on their property.

  81. An Epic Blaze Propels Susan Orlean’s ‘The Library Book’ Book Review, October 10

    Orlean’s latest, inspired by the mystery of a fire that destroyed and damaged more than a million books in Los Angeles, is also a tribute to public libraries.

  82. National Book Foundation Announces Finalists for 69th Annual Award Book Review, October 10

    Lauren Groff, Rebecca Makkai and Sarah Smarsh are among the 25 shortlisted books in five categories.

  83. 25 Years Later, Norway Files Charges in Shooting of ‘Satanic Verses’ Publisher Foreign, October 10

    Norwegian authorities refused to identify the suspects or discuss the evidence. They filed charges two days before a deadline that would have forced them to drop the case.

  84. Colson Whitehead’s Next Novel Tackles Life Under Jim Crow Book Review, October 10

    In “The Nickel Boys,” the author of the award-winning “Underground Railroad” explores the dark history of a segregated Florida reform school

  85. This Broadway Season, the Play’s Really the Thing Arts & Leisure, October 10

    In a turnabout no one expected, New York’s most prominent stages are rich with drama, most of it new and most of it American.

  86. A New Biography Presents Gandhi, Warts and All Book Review, October 10

    Ramachandra Guha’s “Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948” takes Gandhi on his own terms but does not gloss over the flaws.

  87. A Playwright’s LSD Trip Becomes a Psychedelic Journey Culture, October 10

    The British playwright Leo Butler believes that taking acid can have beneficial effects. His new play explores how he thinks it can help.

  88. David Wise, Journalist Who Exposed C.I.A. Activity, Dies at 88 Obits, October 9

    The C.I.A. tried to quash one book, to the point of buying up all the copies. But the publisher said it would just print more. It became a best seller.

  89. Moral Questions Lurk Beneath a Ghost Story in ‘Melmoth’ Books, October 9

    In Sarah Perry’s new novel, a wraith condemned to wander the world tempts the lonely to join her for mysterious ends.

  90. A New Biography of a Brilliant Playwright Who Died Too Young Book Review, October 9

    “Looking for Lorraine,” by Imani Perry, is an admiring account of the life of the influential playwright, activist and intellectual Lorraine Hansberry.

  91. Plastic Purses, Collected by a Former Editor of The New Yorker T Style, October 9

    Robert Gottlieb has amassed over 400 pieces on road trips around the United States, from caramel-colored purses to pearly Lucite minaudières.

  92. Ray Galton, Writer of Hit British Sitcoms, Is Dead at 88 Obits, October 9

    Mr. Galton and Alan Simpson created the landmark comedy series “Steptoe and Son,” the inspiration for the hit American show “Sanford and Son.”

  93. The Not-So-Sweet Side of Sugar Dining, October 9

    The violent history of sugar is the subject of a talk at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

  94. In a New Collection, Deborah Eisenberg Returns to Say the Unsaid Book Review, October 9

    “Your Duck Is My Duck” offers six new stories filled with Eisenberg’s trademark style, blazingly moral and devastatingly sidelong.

  95. New & Noteworthy Book Review, October 9

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

  96. We Could All Use a Little Snail Mail Right Now Smarter Living, October 8

    What the world needs now? Handwritten cards and letters.

  97. In ‘Godsend,’ an Idealistic Young Woman Gets Tangled Up in Trouble in Afghanistan Culture, October 8

    Our critic calls John Wray’s new novel, which is loosely based on the story of the “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh, “a significant literary performance.”

  98. All Those Books You’ve Bought but Haven’t Read? There’s a Word for That Book Review, October 8

    Most of us own books we’ve read and books we haven’t. Kevin Mims considers the importance of owning books we’ll never get around to finishing.

  99. How The Times Avoids Conflicts of Interest in Book Reviews News Desk, October 8

    Pamela Paul and two other editors of The New York Times Book Review explain how they use the section’s long tradition as a “political Switzerland” to try to bring conversations to the center.

  100. Michael Lewis Wonders Who’s Really Running the Government Book Review, October 8

    “The Fifth Risk” examines the crucial, often life-or-death, work done by officials in three government agencies.

  101. In Literature, Who Decides When Homage Becomes Theft? T Style, October 8

    Appropriation goes both ways, and increasingly it’s being seen as a creative freedom for writers who have been excluded from the literary canon.

  102. How Feminist Dystopian Fiction Is Channeling Women’s Anger and Anxiety Book Review, October 8

    A growing canon of female-centered science fiction looks at questions of gender inequality, misogyny and institutionalized sexism.

  103. John Kerry Describes Politics as It Used to Be Book Review, October 8

    “Every Day Is Extra” is the memoir of an eyewitness to some of the most dramatic changes in American political history.

  104. Tana French Is at Her Suspenseful Best in ‘The Witch Elm’ Culture, October 7

    In French’s new novel, a young man struggles to make sense of his own memory and identity after barely surviving an attack.

  105. Sydney Goldstein, Maestro of Public Conversation, Dies at 73 Obits, October 5

    She founded City Arts & Lectures, which showcases conversation as entertainment and is broadcast on more than 100 public radio stations nationwide.

  106. Vladimir Radunsky, 64, Dies; Protean Children’s Book Illustrator Obits, October 5

    Mr. Radunsky harnessed a multitude of artistic styles for different narrative effects in books about subjects including Albert Einstein and a rapping dog.

  107. Kate Atkinson on ‘Transcription’ Books, October 5

    Atkinson discusses her new novel about a young woman caught up in spy work during World War II.

  108. Instagram Now Home to Classic Feminist Literature Culture, October 5

    With its latest Insta Novel, “The Yellow Wallpaper,” the New York Public Library is aiming to expose young audiences to a work from 1892.

  109. Almost 1,500 People Died in Indonesia. 3 Books Show the Impact of Other Tsunamis. Book Review, October 5

    Two memoirs and one novel center on the experience of living through a tsunami and how to reckon with what’s left.

  110. Daniel Torday’s New Novel Pits Young Against Old Book Review, October 5

    In “Boomer1,” the internet is the battleground for generational warfare.

  111. A Polymath Author With More Ideas Than He Can Handle Book Review, October 5

    “Attention: Dispatches From a Land of Distraction,” a collection of essays by the novelist Joshua Cohen, is a testament of intellectual seriousness from one of America’s most interesting minds.

  112. The Scene of the Crime: Four Mysteries in Ominous Locales Book Review, October 5

    Marilyn Stasio’s column takes readers to backwater towns in Minnesota and Oklahoma and the murky Victorian-era Thames. Also a not-very-sunny California.

  113. A Graphic Nonfiction Account of Hitler’s Would-Be Assassin Book Review, October 5

    In “The Faithful Spy,” John Hendrix makes the life story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a leader of the Dutch resistance against the Nazis, into both a thriller and a tale of valiant faith.

  114. Novellas of Tokyo’s Lost Generation, Newly Translated Book Review, October 5

    “The End of the Moment We Had” marks the first English appearance of prose by the playwright Toshiki Okada.

  115. The Best New Fantasy Novels Book Review, October 5

    Amal El-Mohtar looks at four books that immerse readers in richly imagined otherworlds.

  116. His Novel Describes the Dark Side of Internet Fame. Hank Green Knows Something About That. Book Review, October 5

    In “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing,” which debuts on the list at No. 1, a YouTube video transforms its creator into an overnight media sensation.

  117. The Literati: Tolstoy’s Last Chapter Book Review, October 5

    An illustrated retelling of the Russian novelist’s troubled marriage, and final breaths.

  118. No Fins or Mask Needed: Four New Books Take Underwater Journeys Book Review, October 5

    Whether you want to know more about orcas, the whale fossil record, the Maine lobstering industry or fish behavior, there’s a book for you.

  119. New in Paperback: ‘Windfall,’ ‘The Ruined House’ Book Review, October 5

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  120. A Novel of Domesticity and Its Discontents, London-Style Book Review, October 5

    Two marriages begin fraying at the seams in Diana Evans’s “Ordinary People.”

  121. Letters to the Editor Book Review, October 5

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  122. The Way We Look Now, According to Mary Beard Book Review, October 5

    The classicist and author of ‘How Do We Look’ explains what Instagram’s most popular photos reveal about our likes (and dislikes).

  123. Spellbound by Harry Potter and the Museum of Magic Weekend, October 4

    At the New-York Historical Society, a glimpse of the folkloric, cultural and scientific influences on the magic of the popular series.

  124. 9 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, October 4

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

  125. A Short Novel of Love, War and Comrades in Arms Contains the World in a Foxhole Book Review, October 4

    Elliot Ackerman’s “Waiting for Eden” keeps an eye on a wounded veteran from the perspective of his dead best friend.

  126. Joe Ide Adds More Breathless Action to the Mix in ‘Wrecked’ Book Review, October 4

    In the third novel in Ide’s IQ series, the detective Isaiah Quintabe is entangled in a case involving a missing woman and a menacing group of ex-Abu Ghraib military personnel.

  127. Can Barnes & Noble Actually Sell Itself This Time? Business, October 4

    The bookseller is considering putting itself up for sale, again. Shareholders are delighted, but it’s unclear if a buyer could turn the company around.

  128. Andre Dubus III: By the Book Book Review, October 4

    The author, most recently, of the novel “Gone So Long” is moved by compassion in literature: “The sense that the writer is not poking fun at his or her characters, but instead is genuinely curious about their lives.”

  129. Ben Fountain Takes a Tour Through Our Current Existential Crisis Book Review, October 4

    In his new book, “Beautiful Country Burn Again,” the author of “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” turns to the state of our politics in the age of Trump.

  130. A Visual Memoir Asks What It Means for Germany to Reckon With Its Past Culture, October 3

    Nora Krug’s “Belonging” is about the author’s attempt to trace the stubborn silences in German life and her own family’s role during World War II.

  131. A First Novel Pays Tribute to the Iconoclastic Kathy Acker Book Review, October 3

    In “Crudo,” Olivia Laing creates a pastiche of voices and identities to explore the boundaries between who she is and who she might have become.

  132. Suzan-Lori Parks Wins Distinguished Playwright Award Culture, October 3

    Ms. Parks has been chosen for the Mimi, or the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award, which comes with a $200,000 cash award.

  133. Unmasking the Spanish ‘Impostor’ Who Lied About Surviving the Nazis Book Review, October 3

    The Spanish novelist Javier Cercas investigated the case of Enric Marco, the fabulist who claimed to have been in a concentration camp.

  134. How I Know You Wrote Your Kid’s College Essay Well, October 3

    The paradox of the overzealous editing of the college essay by many helicopter parents is that they don’t know what a college essay is really about.

  135. Michael Lewis Makes a Story About Government Infrastructure Exciting Culture, October 2

    In “The Fifth Risk,” Lewis enumerates grave dangers resulting from the incompetent transition to a new White House administration.

  136. Discussion Questions for ‘American Wolf’ Books, October 2

    Nate Blakeslee’s book about “the world’s most famous wolf” is our October pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, “Now Read This.”

  137. A Brave Graphic Memoir of a Childhood Shadowed by a Parent’s Addiction Book Review, October 2

    Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s “Hey, Kiddo” tells an unvarnished story of drug-fueled, hard-drinking family dysfunction — and the power of both art and stubborn love to save a kid.

  138. What a Book Critic Finds in Mark Judge’s ‘Wasted’ 21 Years Later Books, October 2

    Mark Judge’s 1997 memoir, “Wasted,” captures both the milieu in which the author and Brett Kavanaugh were raised, and prevailing ideas of masculinity in the 1980s.

  139. Diane Williams, a Master of the Very Short Story, Has a Very Big New Book Book Review, October 2

    The 72-year-old avant-garde writer and editor will publish a career-spanning collection this month.

  140. A Double Portrait of Two of the Cold War’s Most Successful Double Agents Book Review, October 2

    Ben Macintyre’s new book, “The Spy and the Traitor,” recounts the extraordinary stories of the Soviet Oleg Gordievsky and the American Aldrich Ames, spies who betrayed their countries.

  141. Silicon Valley’s Keystone Problem: ‘A Monoculture of Thought’ Business, October 2

    In a satirical new novel, a former Google executive identifies the technology industry’s chief issue: its narrow engineering-focused bubble.

  142. How Do We Make the Long-Term Decisions That Matter? Books, October 2

    Steven Johnson’s “Farsighted” looks at those fork-in-the-road moments that can forever alter the future.

  143. New & Noteworthy Books, October 2

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

  144. Books for Left-Brained Readers Books, October 2

    Fiction, both imaginative and realist, rooted in a powerful sense of place.

  145. Walter Laqueur, Scholar of Terrorism and the Holocaust, Dies at 97 Obits, October 1

    After fleeing Nazi Germany, he steeped himself in world affairs, from the Middle East to the Soviet Union, running think tanks and writing prodigiously.

  146. A Graphic Novel Aimed at Young Adults Takes a Personal Look at the Opioid Crisis Culture, October 1

    Jarrett Krosoczka’s memoir, “Hey, Kiddo,” recounts being raised by his grandparents — thanks to an absent father and a heroin-using mother.

  147. A Cool Head and Warm Affections in Lionel Trilling’s Letters Culture, October 1

    “Life in Culture,” edited by Adam Kirsch, collects correspondence by the regal American literary and social critic.

  148. The Bizarre Tale of the ‘Dinosaur Artist’ Who Trafficked in Stolen Fossils Book Review, October 1

    Paige Williams tells a panoramic story that has, at its center, a man who tried to sell a stolen Tyrannosaurus skeleton from Mongolia.

  149. The Dickensian Conditions of Life in a For-Profit Lockup Book Review, October 1

    To write “American Prison,” the prizewinning reporter Shane Bauer spent four months undercover at a privately run Louisiana prison. What he found was shocking.

  150. Jean-Claude Arnault, Central Figure in Nobel Scandal, Is Jailed for Rape Foreign, October 1

    The charges against Mr. Arnault, an influential figure in the Swedish arts scene, stemmed from a crisis that led to the cancellation of this year’s Nobel literature prize.