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  1. A New View of Evolution That Can’t Be Represented by a Tree Book Review, Yesterday

    David Quammen has written a sprawling history of evolutionary genetics, “The Tangled Tree,” that complicates familiar notions of how species evolved.

  2. Why We Should Never Expect to Discover Sentient Ice Cubes Book Review, Yesterday

    Charles S. Cockell’s “The Equations of Life” argues that physics constrains evolution so that life is not endlessly variable, but actually quite predictable.

  3. A Case for the New Jazz Sound That Will Inspire Playlists Culture, Yesterday

    In “Playing Changes,” Nate Chinen argues that we’re living in a brilliant new phase of jazz, and offers an annotated guide to his favorite performers.

  4. Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz, Feminist, Activist and Author, Dies at 72 Obits, Yesterday

    She helped shape new ways of thinking about Jewish identity, including challenging the Zionist notion that Israel must be honored as the homeland.

  5. The History of France, Told Through Food Dining, Yesterday

    “A Bite-Sized History of France” covers wines, cheeses and the invention of canned food preservation.

  6. Money for Sale, Heroin-Injected Lasagna: How One Artist Is Defining Our Era T Style, Yesterday

    As playful as he is provocative, Darren Bader interrogates the meaning of art itself. Plus, four works he created exclusively for T.

  7. Omarosa Manigault Newman Taped Her Firing by John Kelly Washington, August 12

    The recording, played on “Meet the Press,” revealed the White House chief of staff suggesting that Ms. Manigault Newman could face damage to her reputation if she did not leave quietly.

  8. As Barnes & Noble Struggles to Find Footing, Founder Takes Heat Business, August 12

    Sales are falling and critics say the company lacks a direction, sometimes seeming to give priority to sales of gifts and tchotchkes over books.

  9. V.S. Naipaul, My Wonderful, Cruel Friend Op Ed, August 12

    My relationship with him was full of its joys and hurts. It was never going to be otherwise.

  10. Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Learning to Love Himself, With an Assist From Beyoncé Culture, August 12

    In “I Can’t Date Jesus,” Michael Arceneaux writes with humor about his Catholic childhood in Houston and his struggles coming to terms with his sexuality.

  11. V.S. Naipaul, a Writer of Many Contradictions and Obvious Greatness Culture, August 12

    Naipaul, who died at 85 on Saturday, was a self-styled heir to Joseph Conrad, and a legitimate one.

  12. V.S. Naipaul, Who Explored Colonialism Through Unsparing Books, Dies at 85 Obits, August 11

    Mr. Naipaul, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001, wrote about the liberation movements that swept across Africa and the Caribbean, where he was born.

  13. What I Learned in Secretarial School Op Ed, August 11

    There are many paths to discipline and confidence. I typed my way there.

  14. Ready, Set, Embargo Insider, August 11

    Some journalists see adherence to a prearranged timetable for breaking certain news as a “gentleman’s agreement.” Others see it as a “devil’s bargain.”

  15. Nearing Retirement? Here’s a Book to Help You Maximize Your Social Security Benefits Book Review, August 11

    Plus, another that looks at the state of the economy and a satire that offers a wacky solution.

  16. Trump Used Racial Slur During ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ Former White House Aide Says Washington, August 10

    Omarosa Manigault Newman writes in a new memoir that she never heard President Trump use the slur, but says there are tapes to prove it.

  17. Anya Krugovoy Silver, Poetic Voice on Mortality, Dies at 49 Obits, August 10

    “My joy exists with pain,” Ms. Silver wrote. Her poems moved in a new direction after she received a diagnosis of breast cancer in 2004.

  18. All the World’s a Crime: Thrillers from Around the Globe Book Review, August 10

    Our map of crime novels and detective fiction offers far-flung suggestions for your summer reading.

  19. Lydia Millet on ‘Fight No More’ Book Review, August 10

    “Everything’s so outrageous now in the public sphere,” Ms. Millet says. “You can’t really be more absurd or more fictional than real life is right now.”

  20. Around the World With Books: A Peek at Global Best-Seller Lists Book Review, August 10

    In August, the best-seller lists here don’t change much. So we decided to look elsewhere — Germany, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands.

  21. Maria Konnikova Shows Her Cards Science, August 10

    The well-regarded science writer took up poker while researching a book. Now she’s on the professional circuit.

  22. Notes From the Book Review Archives Book Review, August 10

    In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Fareed Zakaria’s first book, “From Wealth to Power.”

  23. Actress Diane Guerrero Recounts Her Family’s Deportation Ordeal Book Review, August 10

    In “My Family Divided,” the “Orange Is the New Black” star tells the story of coming home at age 14 to find her parents gone, taken by immigration authorities.

  24. Looking Back at the Economic Crash of 2008 Book Review, August 10

    Adam Tooze’s “Crashed” examines “how a decade of financial crises changed the world.”

  25. In Order to Write, It Must Be Right Book Review, August 10

    A room of one’s own? The cartoonist Grant Snider thinks a writer needs a lot more than that.

  26. Fictional Glimpses of the Past: From the Tudors to the Czars Book Review, August 10

    England and Russia figure in two recent novels, while in the New World, historical fiction revisits the 19th-century Caribbean and the American West.

  27. How a Young War Veteran Became a Serial Bank Robber, Then a Novelist Book Review, August 10

    Nico Walker’s Autobiographical novel “Cherry” traces his descent into addiction and crime. It’s being called the first great novel of the opioid crisis.

  28. How Do We Tell a New Generation of Teenagers About the Vietnam War? Book Review, August 10

    Elizabeth Partridge’s “Boots on the Ground” includes some disturbing images and facts. But today’s activist teenagers can handle a fuller account of American conduct during the war.

  29. Mughal Men Ruled South Asia — and One Man Was Ruled by a Woman Book Review, August 10

    The daughter of Persian immigrants, Nur Jahan became the favorite wife and the co-ruler of Emperor Jahangir. Ruby Lal’s “Empress” tells her story.

  30. Defending Conservatism, and Seeking Converts Book Review, August 10

    Roger Scruton’s “Conservatism: An Invitation to the Great Tradition” is intended not only for the author’s political allies but for liberals too.

  31. Going Solo: An Author Chooses — and Celebrates — Life Without a Partner or Kids Book Review, August 10

    Glynnis MacNicol’s smart, pithy memoir, “No One Tells You This,” celebrates women who buck cultural norms.

  32. A Novel That Delves Into the Mind of a Famous Schizophrenic Book Review, August 10

    In “Playthings,” Alex Pheby tells the story of Daniel Paul Schreber, a German judge who described his own struggles with mental illness.

  33. New in Paperback: ‘Ranger Games,’ ‘Conversations With Friends’ Book Review, August 10

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  34. Au Revoir, Nancy! A Children’s Book Author Kisses Her Character Goodbye Book Review, August 10

    As Jane O’Connor, the author of the Fancy Nancy books, ends her series, she reflects on the intimate connections she’s fostered with young readers.

  35. ‘A Terrible Country’ That’s Impossible Not to Love Book Review, August 10

    The young Russian-American protagonist of Keith Gessen’s new novel returns to the country of his birth and discovers both misery and magic.

  36. Letters to the Editor Book Review, August 10

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  37. Rebranding Motherhood Well, August 10

    Maybe more of us would have children if it weren’t seen as such an exercise in sacrifice. If we weren’t told that we were going to lose every bit of the self we had finally grown to love.

  38. Burt Britton, a Book Lover if Ever There Was One, Dies at 84 Obits, August 9

    He had intimate knowledge of every shelf at the Strand, was a partner in another bookstore and, when not reading, collected celebrities’ self portraits.

  39. Trump’s Tariffs on Canadian Newsprint Hasten Local Newspapers’ Demise Washington, August 9

    Surging newsprint costs are adding to the woes of struggling local newspapers, forcing them to reduce staff and publication days.

  40. Anita Miller, Who Battled John Cheever’s Family, Dies at 91 Obits, August 9

    An author and publisher with an eclectic bent, she was a founder of Academy Chicago, which sold feminist, mystery, literary and children’s books.

  41. Olga Tokarczuk’s Book ‘Flights’ Is Taking Off Weekend, August 9

    It is not her only novel to be translated into English, but it is the first one to establish her reputation beyond her native Poland.

  42. In These Stories, Home Is Where the Heartache Is Book Review, August 9

    The characters in Lydia Millet’s new linked collection, “Fight No More,” yearn to understand the fractures in their lives.

  43. Taking Walks on the Wild Side Metropolitan, August 9

    New books featuring prominent sites, proposed walks and maps cover subjects like rock ‘n’ roll, architecture, the history of Harlem and pop culture.

  44. 8 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, August 9

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

  45. Anne de Courcy: By the Book Book Review, August 9

    The biographer and journalist, whose latest book is “The Husband Hunters,” avoids thrillers: “I get all the mayhem I want in the newspapers.”

  46. Leonard Bernstein Through a Daughter’s Eyes Book Review, August 9

    In “Famous Father Girl,” Jamie Bernstein is a warm, wry observer, peeking from the wings as her father glories, sifting through the jumbo pill box when he falls apart.

  47. These Are Some of the Best Book Reviews We’ve Ever Read. A Sing Sing Prisoner Wrote Them Over a Century Ago. Book Review, August 8

    Back in 1911, The Times discovered a trove of literary criticism inside one of the state’s most notorious prisons — but couldn’t figure out who the author was. 107 years later, we’ve solved the mystery.

  48. ‘Crashed’ Connects the Dots From 2008 Crisis to Trump, Brexit and More Culture, August 8

    Adam Tooze shows how the financial crisis radiated outward, shaping not only the new economic order but the ensuing political free-for-all.

  49. A Female Olympian Who Models Men’s Clothing Styles, August 8

    Casey Legler, a former Olympic swimmer, recounts her unlikely rise and fall in a new memoir, “Godspeed.” And that’s only half the story.

  50. Black, Gay and Becoming Visible Book Review, August 8

    In Darnell L. Moore’s memoir, “No Ashes in the Fire,” he describes a brutal childhood in Camden, N.J., and the struggle to fully accept his identity.

  51. Who Wants to Be a Bust in the Hall of Fame? Op Ed, August 8

    Our president is obsessed with celebrity; our last president lamented it.

  52. The Angst of the Creative Millennial, as Fodder for Satire Book Review, August 8

    In “Hits & Misses,” Simon Rich dissects his generation’s culture with humor and empathy. A review by Nate Dern.

  53. David Quammen Turns Tough Science Into Page-Turning Pleasure Culture, August 7

    In “The Tangled Tree,” Quammen tells the story of a groundbreaking idea in biology, and of the scientists who discovered and explained it.

  54. A Lesson for Journalists From Today’s TV Op Ed, August 7

    Television dramas and comedies thrive on complexity. But journalism’s reductive picture of society makes America more polarized and feeds the extremes.

  55. In France, an American Woman Learns the Butcher’s Trade Book Review, August 7

    After apprenticing in a Gascon village, Camas Davis returned home with an appreciation of “life, death and dinner.” “Killing It” tells her story.

  56. What Happens on Page 76 in This Season’s New Books? T Style, August 7

    The artist Geoffrey Chadsey envisions new releases by Gary Shteyngart, Olivia Laing and more.

  57. A New Thriller Imagines a Revolt Against the Corporate Order Book Review, August 7

    In Olen Steinhauer’s “The Middleman,” a revolutionary anticapitalist movement seeks to unite the disaffected of America’s red and blue states.

  58. Learn to Brew ‘History’s Oldest Drink’ Dining, August 7

    Mead, the fermented honey alcoholic beverage, is making a comeback.

  59. New & Noteworthy Book Review, August 7

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

  60. The Failure of Egypt’s Revolution Book Review, August 7

    David D. Kirkpatrick’s “Into the Hands of the Soldiers” describes the heady days when democracy seemed a possibility in Egypt.

  61. The Nation Magazine Betrays a Poet — and Itself Op Ed, August 6

    I was the magazine’s poetry editor for 35 years. Never once did we apologize for publishing a poem.

  62. An Award-Winning Biographer’s Latest Subject: Herself Culture, August 6

    Claire Tomalin, the acclaimed biographer of Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and others, recounts her own rich story in “A Life of My Own.”

  63. Science or Quackery? The Study of Hormones Has Been Both, a New Book Suggests Book Review, August 6

    Randi Hutter Epstein’s “Aroused” looks at the history of hormone research and the many missteps along the way.

  64. What the Heck Is That?: ANYA Games, August 6

    A look at one of the entries that stumped solvers in last week’s crossword puzzles.

  65. William T. Vollmann Would Like a Word or Two About Climate Change. Or 1,200 Pages. Book Review, August 6

    In his two-volume “Carbon Ideologies,” the writer examines from many angles what we are doing to the earth.

  66. How Citigroup Escaped Financial Disaster in 2008 Book Review, August 6

    James Freeman and Vern McKinley’s “Borrowed Time” takes a close look at the government bailout of Citigroup.

  67. Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Imagining the Unimaginable in a Nuclear-War Novel Culture, August 5

    Jeffrey Lewis’s first novel, a speculative work of fiction, has a harrowingly plain title: “The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against the United States”

  68. Losing My Son to Reading Op Ed, August 4

    Books helped me gain independence. So it saddens me just a bit to see my son reading on his own.

  69. Patricia Hermes, Whose Children’s Books Had Serious Side, Dies at 82 Obits, August 3

    No fairy tales, thank you: Her many books dealt with death, war, slavery and other harsh realities and looked at history from contrasting viewpoints.

  70. The Great God of Depression Op Ed, August 3

    How mental illness stopped being “a terrible dark secret.”

  71. Read These 3 Books About Global Warming Book Review, August 3

    Predictions and solutions in these books drawing on scientific research and social policy.

  72. That Huge Surprise in His Own Family Genealogy? It’s Playing out in His Novels Book Review, August 3

    Alan Gratz’s middle-grade novels — like the best-selling ‘Refugee’ — often deal with war, asylum seekers and Jewish history.

  73. Beth Macy Talks About ‘Dopesick’ Book Review, August 3

    “We're all connected, we’re all at risk of this,” Macy says about what she has learned reporting on the opioid crisis. “It’s everywhere.”

  74. Letters to the Editor Book Review, August 3

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  75. Notes From the Book Review Archives Book Review, August 3

    In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Anne Tyler’s “The Accidental Tourist.”

  76. New in Paperback: ‘An Odyssey,’ ‘Dunbar’ Book Review, August 3

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  77. The Literati: Henry James’s Final Curtain Call Book Review, August 3

    Edward Sorel illustrates the great turn-of-the-century author’s fumbling foray into the theater.

  78. Magic Ripples Just Below the Surface in These Novels Book Review, August 3

    In fantasies by K. Sello Duiker and Jaleigh Johnson, children use magic to navigate the streets of a South African township and a hostile world called Tallhaven.

  79. Personal Stories From the Refugee Experience Book Review, August 3

    Three books relate the individual accounts of people caught up in events larger than themselves.

  80. From Rags to Ill-Gotten Riches in 1930s China Book Review, August 3

    Paul French’s “City of Devils” is a narrative fiction of the “tawdry city” Shanghai before World War II.

  81. Rome Wasn’t Sacked in a Day Book Review, August 3

    Matthew Kneale’s “Rome: A History in Seven Sackings” narrates the city’s past through the marauders who have devastated it.

  82. How to Listen to the Book Review Podcast Book Review, August 3

    Instructions to help you find and subscribe to the series.

  83. The Book Everyone in the Netherlands Is Talking About Is Finally Coming to the U.S. Culture, August 3

    Astrid Holleeder secretly recorded her brother and wrote a book about it. Now he’s on trial for murder, and she’s in hiding.

  84. Classical Myths Filtered Through a Modern Prism Book Review, August 3

    In his new novel, “Metamorphica” — the title is a nod to Ovid’s epic poem — Zachary Mason reworks and respins ancient Greco-Roman myths.

  85. The Woman Who Created a Monster Book Review, August 3

    For the 200th anniversary of “Frankenstein,” the poet Fiona Sampson has written a new biography of its author: “In Search of Mary Shelley.”

  86. ‘Beowulf’ Gets a 21st-Century Update Book Review, August 3

    In “The Mere Wife,” by Maria Dahvana Headley, the epic poem is reimagined as an imaginative tale of class conflict.

  87. For Marilyn Stasio, Any Place Can Be the Scene of the Crime Book Review, August 3

    This week’s mysteries move from a New Hampshire boarding school to a London rowhouse, with stops in New York City and a ramshackle shed in Oakland.

  88. Rumpelstiltskin Redux Book Review, August 3

    In her brilliant new novel, “Spinning Silver,” Naomi Novik riffs on a number of fairy tales, including the straw-into-gold classic.

  89. Betty Miles, Whose Children’s Books Tackled Sexism, Dies at 90 Obits, August 2

    As a woman of the 1950s, she said, she felt “presumptuous” about wanting a writing career, but overcame her qualms to carve out a successful one.

  90. A Hemingway War Story Sees Print for the First Time Express, August 2

    In 1956, Ernest Hemingway wrote five short stories about World War II, including “A Room on the Garden Side,” saying they could be published after he died. Three remain.

  91. Going AWOL in Africa’s Largest City Book Review, August 2

    Chibundu Onuzo’s novel “Welcome to Lagos” sets its runaway characters adrift in the swirl of metropolitan life, where it may be impossible to hide.

  92. 11 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, August 2

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

  93. Learning From Henry Kissinger Book Review, August 2

    “Kissinger the Negotiator,” by James K. Sebenius, R. Nicholas Burns and Robert H. Mnookin, presents diplomacy as the art of influencing friends and adversaries.

  94. Sophie Hannah: By the Book Book Review, August 2

    Sophie Hannah, whose Hercule Poirot novel “The Mystery of Three Quarters” will be published this month, is addicted to self-help: “Write a book and call it something like ‘The Five Secrets of Badass Kickassery’ and I will buy it immediately.”

  95. Vladimir Voinovich, Dissident Russian Writer, Dies at 85 Culture, August 1

    His satires were not well received by the Soviet authorities, and in 1980 he thought it best to live in the West until things thawed out.

  96. A Poem in The Nation Spurs a Backlash and an Apology Culture, August 1

    After a white poet’s use of African-American vernacular was criticized for being offensive, the magazine’s poetry editors apologized.

  97. Discussion Questions for ‘What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky’ Book Review, August 1

    Lesley Nneka Arimah’s debut short story collection is our August pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, “Now Read This.”

  98. Who Desegregated America’s Schools? Black Women Book Review, August 1

    “A Girl Stands at the Door,” by the Rutgers historian Rachel Devlin, shows how the work of desegregation was done disproportionately by a young population that felt called to action.

  99. In ‘The Saintliness of Margery Kempe,’ a Comically Restless Mystic Culture, August 1

    A play based on a confessional, self-obsessed woman’s memoir — from the 15th century — is back, at the Duke.

  100. Finding Alarm and Consolation About the Apocalypse in Two New Books Culture, August 1

    Things are worse than ever, Roy Scranton insists in “We’re Doomed. Now What?” They always have been, Eugene Thacker says in “Infinite Resignation.”

  101. Anne Tyler’s Latest Heroine Quits Cushy Arizona for Quirky Baltimore Book Review, August 1

    In her new novel, “Clock Dance,” a staid retiree plunges into the off-kilter lives of a single mother and her daughter.

  102. Why a Picture Book Now for Young Kids? Let’s Just Say He Could Feel It in His Bones Book Review, August 1

    Jeff Smith, the creator of Bone, the graphic novel series, is going after younger readers.

  103. Knausgaard and Franzen Among Speakers at 92nd Street Y Culture, July 31

    Authors including Kate Atkinson, Lauren Groff and Jonathan Lethem will also give talks and read from their new works this fall.

  104. The ‘Social Hygiene’ Campaign That Sent Thousands of American Women to Jail Book Review, July 31

    Scott W. Stern’s “The Trials of Nina McCall” is the first book-length history of the “American Plan,” under which women suspected of having venereal disease were forcibly examined and imprisoned.

  105. A Syrian Refugee Lands in Ireland in ‘From a Low and Quiet Sea’ Culture, July 31

    In Donal Ryan’s new novel, recently longlisted for the Booker Prize, a Syrian doctor settles in Ireland, where his life intersects with two other shattered men.

  106. Meet the YouTube Stars Turning Viewers Into Readers Weekend, July 31

    Reading and writing are solitary activities; BookTube is changing that.

  107. What Happened When Fracking Came to Town Book Review, July 31

    Eliza Griswold’s new book, “Amity and Prosperity,” is an impassioned account of the devastating effects of fracking on a community in southwestern Pennsylvania.

  108. Two Views of Flint’s Water Troubles: One a Close-Up and One With a Wide-Angle Lens Book Review, July 31

    Mona Hanna-Attisha’s “What the Eyes Don’t See” traces her role in proving Flint had a crisis. Anna Clark’s “The Poisoned City” takes a broader, historical view. Both books are damning.

  109. New & Noteworthy Book Review, July 31

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

  110. The Worst Drug Crisis in American History Book Review, July 31

    Beth Macy’s “Dopesick” describes the opioid epidemic that is killing thousands every year.

  111. Bob Woodward’s New Book Will Detail ‘Harrowing Life’ Inside Trump White House Express, July 30

    Simon & Schuster plans to publish “Fear: Trump in the White House,” on Sept 11. The book is Mr. Woodward’s 19th.

  112. Inside the World of Racist Science Fiction Op Ed, July 30

    To understand why white supremacists back the president, we have to understand the books that define their worldview.

  113. An Astrophysical Approach to Our Environmental Crisis Book Review, July 30

    In “Light of the Stars,” Adam Frank uses evidence of extraterrestrial life to illuminate the problem of climate change on Earth.

  114. A Poet Laureate Sends News From the End of Life Culture, July 30

    Donald Hall died last month at 89, and his recently published memoir, “A Carnival of Losses: Notes Nearing Ninety,” is “up there with the best things he did.”

  115. New-York Historical Society Announces Harry Potter Events Culture, July 30

    A series of talks, workshops, classes and more will accompany an exhibition, “Harry Potter: A History of Magic.”

  116. Two Books Explore the Front Lines of Infertility Book Review, July 30

    Two new memoirs — Elizabeth Katkin’s “Conceivability” and Emma Brockes’s “An Excellent Choice” — trace very different paths to motherhood.

  117. Judith Appelbaum, a Guide for Would-Be Authors, Dies at 78 Obits, July 29

    A long career in the publishing world was highlighted by her influential and enduring book “How to Get Happily Published.”

  118. Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: The American Border (Not That One) Culture, July 29

    To write “Northland,” Porter Fox spent three years traveling about 4,000 miles from Maine to Washington, meeting people, studying history and observing nature.

  119. Why Mistranslation Matters Op Ed, July 28

    Would history have been different if Khrushchev had used a better interpreter?

  120. Mike Pence, Holy Terror Op Ed, July 28

    Are you sure you want to get rid of Donald Trump?

  121. Dear Sugars Live: The Great Reckoning Podcasts, July 28

    Sooner or later, everyone has to face the consequences of their bad choices.

  122. Drawing History Book Review, July 27

    Hillary Chute talks about new graphic books that address serious issues, and Nicole Lamy discusses her Match Book column, in which she helps readers find books they’ll love.

  123. A Novel Chases Its Narrator on the Tour de France Book Review, July 27

    Joe Mungo Reed’s “We Begin Our Ascent” is a novel about cycling, doping and the personal failings of a middling racer on the Tour.

  124. If the Bleak South Dakota Plains Don’t Break Them, Their Family Just Might Book Review, July 27

    In Paula Saunders’s debut novel, “The Distance Home,” a stuttering, ballet-loving boy and his younger sister struggle to find their place in the world.

  125. A Debut Novel Satirizes Contemporary High School Culture Book Review, July 27

    Lexi Freiman’s “Inappropriation” sets perennial teenage angst against the backdrop of today’s digital culture.

  126. Read These 3 Books About the Tour de France Book Review, July 27

    The books give accounts of Lance Armstrong’s doping, the first race ever and one amateur cyclist’s attempts to complete the course.

  127. New in Paperback: ‘Black Detroit,’ ‘Goodbye, Vitamin’ Book Review, July 27

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  128. ‘We Couldn’t Have Colluded to Order a Cheeseburger’ Book Review, July 27

    Members of the Trump family get behind Jeanine Pirro’s new book, “Liars, Leakers and Liberals.”

  129. Books Are the New Black Book Review, July 27

    Glittering worlds, lip-smacking clothes: Fashion-centric new releases explore the importance of Loulou de La Falaise, the British couturier Charles James and theatrical street wardrobes.

  130. Cartoonists Who Draw in Order to Be Heard Book Review, July 27

    Ben Passmore’s “Your Black Friend and Other Strangers” is one of three books reviewed that struggle with difference, dysphoria and the struggle to survive.

  131. Mack the Knife, Now a Transgender Hero of London’s Riotous Underground Book Review, July 27

    Jordy Rosenberg’s debut novel, “Confessions of the Fox,” is a heady romp through an 18th-century England awash in sex, crime and revolutionary ideas.

  132. Four Countries, Five Families, Seven Decades — and One Devastating Storm Book Review, July 27

    A typhoon roaring ashore in Bangladesh in 1970 is the linchpin of “The Storm,” Arif Anwar’s bighearted debut novel.

  133. Notes From the Book Review Archives Book Review, July 27

    In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Amy Tan’s debut, “The Joy Luck Club.”

  134. Letters to the Editor Book Review, July 27

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  135. Missing Malcolm X Writings, Long a Mystery, Are Sold Weekend, July 26

    Rumored lost portions of his autobiography were bought by the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center, along with the manuscript of the book.

  136. Is America Ready for the Mind of Terence Nance? Arts & Leisure, July 26

    In his late-night HBO series, “Random Acts of Flyness,” the writer-director accentuates the experience of being young and black in America right now.

  137. In Praise of Elizabeth Hardwick Weekend, July 26

    “Of all the books I have reread to comfort myself, I have turned most often to ‘Sleepless Nights,’ not without a little bitter tang of irony because of its title.”

  138. Neither Here Nor There: Living and Loving Between China and America Book Review, July 26

    Two debut novels, “Number One Chinese Restaurant,” by Lillian Li, and “The Emperor of Shoes,” by Spencer Wise, feature characters whose lives are deeply entangled with two cultures.

  139. 10 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, July 26

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

  140. Michael Lewis’s Next Book Promises to Be a Page-Turner — About Government Bureaucracy Book Review, July 26

    “The Fifth Risk” comes out this October.

  141. Simon Rich: By the Book Book Review, July 26

    The humor writer Simon Rich, whose latest collection is “Hits and Misses,” would love to see his life as a Ken Burns documentary: “Just a lot of slow pans of me typing on my computer, while sitting in different positions. And the whole time, inexp...

  142. Sean Spicer Talks About That BBC Interview: ‘Extreme’ and ‘Outlandish’ Express, July 25

    He regrets the inauguration crowd briefing. He regrets his Holocaust remarks. But did he corrupt world discourse? Was he an amazing child?

  143. ‘Dopesick’ Traces the Opioid Crisis, From Beginning to Blow Up Culture, July 25

    Beth Macy’s new book provides an on-the-ground look at how addiction to OxyContin and other painkillers became a national state of emergency.

  144. A Novel About Growing Up in the Middle of Death Book Review, July 25

    Ingrid Rojas Contreras’s “Fruit of the Drunken Tree” describes life in war-torn Colombia, based on the author’s personal experience.

  145. A Debut Novel Mixes Lust With the Directionlessness of Youth Book Review, July 25

    In Andrew Martin’s “Early Work,” the already shiftless life of a struggling writer is derailed by romantic infatuation.

  146. New Sentences: From Keith Gessen’s ‘A Terrible Country’ Magazine, July 25

    All writers have their favorite sentence structures — the signatures they return to again and again.

  147. Anne Olivier Bell, Editor of Virginia Woolf Diaries, Dies at 102 Obits, July 24

    Married to Woolf’s nephew, she was a last link to the famed Bloomsbury Group, and also part of the wartime art-preservation unit known as the Monuments Men.

  148. Christine Nöstlinger, Clear-Eyed Children’s Book Author, Dies at 81 Obits, July 24

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