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  1. Has Western L.G.B.T.Q. Activism Actually Hurt the Cause in Africa? Books, Yesterday

    Robbie Corey-Boulet’s “Love Falls on Us” points out the negative consequences of American humanitarian efforts abroad.

  2. Charles Santore Dies at 84; Illustrated Classic Children’s Books Books, August 23

    He began his career creating magazine advertisements and covers for TV Guide, and later focused on vibrant new versions of classic children’s tales.

  3. Two New Books Have Anglophiles and Bibliophiles Covered Books, August 23

    “Human Relations and Other Difficulties” gathers acute, witty essays and reviews by Mary-Kay Wilmers, and “Faber & Faber,” by Toby Faber, tells the history of the venerable publishing house where Wilmers and others have worked.

  4. The Politicization of Academic Life Books, August 23

    Anthony Kronman talks about “The Assault on American Excellence,” and Christopher Benfey discusses “If,” his new book about Rudyard Kipling.

  5. The Horror of ‘The Painted Bird,’ Visualized Books, August 23

    The illustrator Lou Beach offers his take on Jerzy Kosinski’s psychological tale about stunted childhood and war.

  6. New in Paperback: ‘Spying on Whales,’ ‘And Then We Danced’ Books, August 23

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  7. Téa Obreht’s Second Novel Is Finally Out. What Took So Long? Books, August 23

    There’s an eight-year gap between her award-winning debut, “The Tiger’s Wife,” and “Inland,” which has just hit the best-seller list.

  8. Cutting the Cord: What Parents and Teenagers Need to Know Books, August 23

    In her Help Desk column, Judith Newman shares books on “adulting” — learning the skills we need to make it in the world, without Mom or Dad at the ready.

  9. Reading Between the Lines: in the Law, in Therapy, in True Crime Books, August 23

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  10. 10 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, August 22

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

  11. Teach Writing With The New York Times: A Free School-Year Curriculum in 7 Units The Learning Network, August 22

    A flexible program for middle and high schools based on the real-world writing found in newspapers, from editorials and reviews to personal narratives and analysis essays.

  12. Aparna Nancherla’s Comedy Diary: ‘Inspiration Is Like the Urge to Pee’ Business, August 22

    ‘If you don’t attend to it,’ the stand-up comic explains, ‘you will regret it.’

  13. Cathleen Schine Writes Fiction. But She Prefers Not to Read It at Work. Books, August 22

    The author of “The Grammarians” and other novels favors nonfiction when she’s writing: “I try not to read contemporary fiction, which is often so good it’s discouraging or so bad it’s discouraging.”

  14. How to Turn an iPhone Into a Work-Only Tool Technology, August 21

    To prevent distractions, Conor Dougherty, an economics writer, dumped social media and anything fun — even his browser — from his smartphone.

  15. ‘Middle England,’ a Traditional Novel Set in Our Very Unconventional Times Books, August 21

    Jonathan Coe’s latest concerns several generations of characters in the years leading up to the Brexit vote and the Trump presidency.

  16. How to Draw Yourself Out of a Creative Funk Books, August 21

    Malaka Gharib, the author of the coming-of-age graphic memoir “I Was Their American Dream,” shares her tips.

  17. Reading Ahead in the Season’s Most Anticipated New Books T Magazine, August 21

    The artist Firelei Báez interprets what happens inside two novels and one collection of poetry.

  18. En Amazon, las obras de George Orwell se venden en una neolengua en Español, August 21

    Los libros del autor británico, irónicamente, están desinformando debido a la comercialización de versiones piratas de “1984” o “Rebelión en la granja”.

  19. With Her Latest Novel, Petina Gappah Sees an Obsession Through Books, August 21

    The Zimbabwean writer was inspired by Faulkner, Eliot and Toni Morrison for “Out of Darkness, Shining Light,” a fictional account of the journey David Livingstone’s workers took transporting his body.

  20. Recalling a Time When Books Could Give You Indigestion Books, August 20

    In “What We Talk About When We Talk About Books,” the book historian Leah Price tries to contextualize our current anxieties about books and reading by turning to the past.

  21. A Biography of Oliver Sacks, Written by His Boswell Books, August 20

    In “And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?” Lawrence Weschler writes a “biographical memoir,” covering over three decades of his relationship with the famed neurologist.

  22. When Violent Crime Is Your Fixation Books, August 20

    In “Savage Appetites,” the journalist Rachel Monroe investigates a peculiarly female attraction to murder cases.

  23. Restaurant History, All the Way Back to the Bronze Age Food, August 20

    A new book takes a looser definition of “restaurant” to explore global roots.

  24. When Providing for Your Family Means Leaving It Behind Books, August 20

    Jason DeParle’s “A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves” is a deeply reported look at global migration centered on the experiences of a single Filipino family over the course of 30 years.

  25. Two Views of the Tumult on American Campuses Books, August 20

    Michael S. Roth’s “Safe Enough Spaces” and Andrew Kronman’s “The Assault on American Excellence” differ on the battles roiling universities.

  26. Living in Extreme Isolation: Is It Possible Without Going Mad? Books, August 20

    Alix Nathan’s novel “The Warlow Experiment” is based on a true story about an 18th-century Englishman’s test of the ability to survive absolute solitude.

  27. First He Imagined a Town Founded by Rebel Slaves. Now He’s Exploring the Lives There. Books, August 20

    In the story collection “The World Doesn’t Require You,” Rion Amilcar Scott witnesses the moral complexities of black masculinity in America.

  28. Fighting Racism Even, and Especially, Where We Don’t Realize It Exists Books, August 20

    In “How to Be an Antiracist,” the scholar Ibram X. Kendi scrutinizes himself and the rest of us for lessons on how to eradicate the scourge of racism.

  29. New & Noteworthy Poetry From James Tate, Jana Prikryl and More Books, August 20

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

  30. Apologies and Scorn Greet News of a Book by Mark Halperin Business, August 19

    The publisher Judith Regan plans to put out a new book by the best-selling political author, who was accused of multiple instances of sexual harassment.

  31. Myrna Katz Frommer, 80, Dies; Oral Historian of Catskills and Brooklyn Books, August 19

    She collaborated with her husband, Harvey, on “It Happened in the Catskills” and other histories told in the voices of the people who were there.

  32. Pirates, Slavers and Poachers: Violence on the High Seas Books, August 19

    “The Outlaw Ocean,” the journalist Ian Urbina’s chronicle of offshore crime, ranges from Somalia to the Philippines to the Antarctic.

  33. Paging Big Brother: In Amazon’s Bookstore, Orwell Gets a Rewrite Technology, August 19

    As fake and illegitimate texts proliferate online, books are becoming a form of misinformation. The author of “1984” would not be surprised.

  34. James Ellroy on His Life in Crime, His Imaginary Dog and the Need to Provoke Interactive, August 19

    “I’ve been writing a book for a couple of years and then they slip the chain off and I can run wild.”

  35. With ‘Doxology,’ Nell Zink Delivers Her Most Ambitious and Expansive Novel Yet Books, August 19

    Zink’s latest, about two generations of an American family, offers a portrait of the downtown New York music scene of the late 1980s as well as a subversive history of modern American politics.

  36. In Pittsburgh, a Bookstore Where ‘Freewheeling Curiosity’ Reigns Books, August 18

    At a shop that at times functioned as a sanctuary after the Tree of Life shooting, the owner sees his job as “a moral obligation.”

  37. The Week in Books Books, August 18

    Téa Obreht’s new novel, Barack Obama’s summer reading list and more.

  38. ‘The Last Ocean’ Considers Dementia in All Its Uncertainty Books, August 17

    Nicci Gerrard wrote about the disease after it struck her father, but her new book is “full of other people’s voices and stories as well as my own.”

  39. Paule Marshall, Influential Black Novelist, Dies at 90 Books, August 16

    A child of Barbadian immigrants, Ms. Marshall drew on her upbringing to animate the lives of her characters, many of them strong women.

  40. What Book Does Ruth Ware Call ‘Truly Terrifying’? Books, August 16

    Ware — whose new thriller, “The Turn of the Key,” enters the list this week at No. 3 — loves haunted-house novels, especially “The Haunting of Hill House.”

  41. Jia Tolentino on Life With the Internet Books, August 16

    Tolentino talks about “Trick Mirror,” and John Taliaferro discusses “Grinnell,” his biography of a pioneering conservationist.

  42. Debut Novels About Families Fractured by Abuse, Displacement or Death Books, August 16

    From Düsseldorf to Paris, Cape Cod to the Sierra Nevada, these four debut novels reveal the range and the universality of loss.

  43. The Israeli Children’s Book Writer Who Became a Witch Books, August 16

    The illustrator and graphic novelist Rutu Modan offers a homage to Leah Goldberg, one of Israel’s most celebrated poets and children’s authors.

  44. Emojis Are Language Too: A Linguist Says Internet-Speak Isn’t Such a Bad Thing Books, August 16

    In “Because Internet,” Gretchen McCulloch explains the accelerated evolution of the English language.

  45. New in Paperback: ‘Life in the Garden,’ ‘The Mere Wife’ Books, August 16

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  46. Sins of Commission (in Michigan) and Omission (in Spain) Books, August 16

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  47. Revisiting ‘The Tiger’s Wife’ and the Balkan Wars Books, August 16

    In Téa Obreht’s 2011 debut novel “The Tiger’s Wife,” a young doctor untangles the peculiar circumstances of her grandfather’s recent death.

  48. The Scene of the Crime: A Jury Box? Books, August 16

    Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column features a serial killer who murders his way onto a jury, a wife creeped out by a robotic double and a nasty mental asylum.

  49. 9 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, August 15

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

  50. Catch a Buzz With Two New Books About Bugs Books, August 15

    In “The Mosquito,” Timothy Winegard examines the history of man’s “deadliest predator.” In “Buzz, Sting, Bite,” Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson looks at how insects have shaped human civilization.

  51. The Truth About Koch Industries Books, August 15

    Christopher Leonard’s “Kochland” is a comprehensive, behind-the-scenes look at how a family-run business in Kansas grew into an economic and political giant.

  52. ‘Read Receipts’ On: Two Dystopian Novels Predict the Surveillance State Books, August 15

    Caleb Crain’s “Overthrow” and Yoko Ogawa’s “The Memory Police” tell of not-too-distant futures in which our entire lives are monitored.

  53. ‘Pleasure, Obligation, Curiosity, Inspiration’: What’s on Marie Arana’s Nightstand Books, August 15

    Among other things, the author of “Silver, Sword & Stone: Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story” is reading a novel based on a juicy scandal in her own family.

  54. Tales on Two Wheels: Cycling in Fact and Fiction Books, August 15

    From mountain slopes to city streets, four new books celebrate the pleasures and perils of pedaling your way through life.

  55. Can the American West Be Saved? Books, August 15

    Two new books — Anthony McCann’s “Shadowlands” and Christopher Ketcham’s “This Land” — explore the forces shrinking the open expanse and destroying unbridled nature out West.

  56. Obama Shares His Summer Reading List Books, August 14

    The former president recommended new books by Téa Obreht and Colson Whitehead, as well as well-known works by Hilary Mantel and Toni Morrison.

  57. A Unique and Affecting Memoir Combines Grief and Mushrooms Books, August 14

    In “The Way Through the Woods,” Long Litt Woon writes about diving into an obsession with learning about the fungi, and how it helped her mourn for her husband and embrace life again.

  58. The Em Dash Divides Style, August 14

    Why do people care so much about a piece of — no offense — punctuation?

  59. A New Literary Timeline of African-American History Interactive, August 14

    We asked black writers to bring overlooked moments of history to life — in poetry and prose. With contributions from Jesmyn Ward, Barry Jenkins, Rita Dove and more.

  60. No Rest for This Teenage Mercy Killer Books, August 13

    Tired of bringing death to the victims of a plague, the heroine of Margaret Owen’s ‘The Merciful Crow’ is out to restore her land’s rightful prince.

  61. A Lifetime at a Church, Filled With Faith and Drama Books, August 13

    Cara Wall’s novel, “The Dearly Beloved,” is the story of two ministers and their wives, as their lives intertwine over the decades, in love and religious devotion.

  62. Coming of Age Amid a Limbo of Prejudice and Restriction Books, August 13

    A Chinese-American teenager in Gilded Age Atlanta takes on a secret identity as an advice columnist in Stacey Lee’s “The Downstairs Girl.”

  63. Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid. Books, August 13

    Summer’s notable horror fiction includes a story collection and a novel from Paul Tremblay.

  64. New & Noteworthy Audiobooks, From Ernest Hemingway to the Baby-Sitters Club Books, August 13

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

  65. From the Country’s New Poet Laureate, Poems Reclaiming Tribal Culture Books, August 13

    In “An American Sunrise,” Joy Harjo draws on her Muscogee Creek heritage to celebrate indigenous traditions and to mourn their passing.

  66. A Coming-of-Age as American as Apple Pie Books, August 13

    Tupelo Hassman’s novel “Gods With a Little G” pits a young girl’s self-discovery against her evangelical Christian surroundings.

  67. Fighting Harassers and Stalkers on the Web, in Court and in Print Books, August 13

    “Nobody’s Victim,” by the lawyer Carrie Goldberg, and “Consent,” by Donna Freitas, recount the authors’ personal experiences with sexual harassment and its lasting trauma.

  68. This Heroine’s Kind of a Female Millennial Thoreau Books, August 13

    In Amanda Goldblatt’s debut novel, “Hard Mouth,” an aimless 20-something escapes family tragedy in the wilderness.

  69. ‘Kochland’ Measures the Reach of a Politically Influential Corporate Giant Books, August 13

    In his new book, Christopher Leonard offers a deeply reported look at the enormous energy conglomerate and its corporate and political objectives.

  70. Lee Bennett Hopkins, Champion of Poetry for Children, Dies at 81 Books, August 12

    In the scores of anthologies he compiled and in his own writing, he sought to teach and expand young imaginations through verse.

  71. ‘I Just Peeked Into Their World and Took Notes’: Yoko Ogawa Conjures Spirits in Hiding Books, August 12

    The Japanese writer, inspired by Anne Frank’s diary, sought to “recompose” that experience for her new book “The Memory Police,” a dystopian novel about surveillance and erasure.

  72. Back-to-School Picture Books to Brighten Any Kid’s First Day Books, August 12

    Ready or not, Mo Willems’s Pigeon joins a cavalcade of kids, creatures and teachers heading to the classroom for the first time.

  73. ‘The Lightning Thief’ to Open on Broadway in September Theater, August 12

    The popular Percy Jackson musical will have a limited run at Longacre Theater.

  74. Téa Obreht Reinvents the Western Novel — and Brings Camels Books, August 12

    Obreht burst onto the literary scene in 2011 with “The Tiger’s Wife.” Her new novel, “Inland,” features a resolute heroine and an immigrant outlaw.

  75. One by One, Her Neighbors Are Dying. An Elderly Polish Woman Is on the Case. Books, August 12

    Olga Tokarczuk’s “Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead” is a funny and philosophically complex whodunit.

  76. Ann Snitow, Feminist Teacher and Activist, Dies at 76 Obituaries, August 11

    Neither a polemicist nor an ideologue, she thrived on complexities generated by doubt and uncertainty.

  77. J.D. Salinger, E-Book Holdout, Joins the Digital Revolution Books, August 11

    “The Catcher in the Rye” and other Salinger novels are coming out in digital formats, and the writer’s son plans to release more from his archives.

  78. The Last Great American Novelist Opinion, August 10

    Toni Morrison and the fate of fiction in an age of distraction.

  79. The Last Great American Novelist Opinion, August 10

    Toni Morrison and the fate of fiction in an age of distraction.

  80. Toni Morrison’s Legacy Books, August 9

    Parul Sehgal, Dwight Garner and Wesley Morris talk about Morrison’s career, and Sarah M. Broom discusses her debut memoir, “The Yellow House.”

  81. Books to Ease the Transition to Middle School Books, August 9

    In Pablo Cartaya’s ‘Each Tiny Spark,’ Carolyn Mackler’s ‘Not if I Can Help It’ and Kristin Mahoney’s ‘The 47 People You’ll Meet in Middle School,’ kids navigate the toughest crossing.

  82. After Hurricane Katrina, How Do You Return Home When Home No Longer Exists? Books, August 9

    Sarah M. Broom’s memoir, “The Yellow House,” erects a textual record of a house destroyed — and of the lives lived within it.

  83. I Was Wandering. Toni Morrison Found Me. Opinion, August 9

    She returned to us again and again, wrote book after book for us, about us.

  84. What Were People Reading in the Summer of ’69? Books, August 9

    Fifty years ago, novels by Jacqueline Susann, Mario Puzo and Philip Roth topped the best-seller list.

  85. The Legacy of Toni Morrison Opinion, August 9

    There is a blossoming of black women writers who are following in her footsteps and making their own impact.

  86. A Graphic Novel About Love and Acrobats — From 1930 Books, August 9

    The radical cartoonist William Gropper’s “Alay-Oop,” newly reissued, can be appreciated as a very early example of the graphic novel.

  87. New in Paperback: ‘Give Me Your Hand,’ ‘The Seas’ Books, August 9

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  88. Looking Back at a Hospital Devastated by Hurricane Katrina Books, August 9

    In 2013, Sherwin B. Nuland wrote for the Book Review about Sheri Fink’s “Five Days at Memorial,” which depicted the crisis at a New Orleans hospital devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

  89. Téa Obreht Follows Up an Acclaimed Debut With a Visit to the Old West Books, August 9

    “Inland,” set in the rowdy lands of the Arizona Territory during the 1890s, weaves together the story of a frontierswoman with that of a wanted murderer and his camel.

  90. Remembering Raymond Chandler and Defending Ruth Rendell Books, August 9

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  91. 12 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, August 8

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

  92. Can You Make a Page-Turning Thriller Out of the Ebola Crisis? Books, August 8

    In “Crisis in the Red Zone,” Richard Preston recounts how Ebola broke out in West Africa in 2014 and what it meant for those desperate to treat the infected.

  93. In Praise of Samuel R. Delany Books, August 8

    The author of “Dhalgren” and dozens of other books “gives readers fiction that reflects and explores the social truths of our world,” the novelist Jordy Rosenberg writes.

  94. Can Britain’s Top Bookseller Save Barnes & Noble? Books, August 8

    James Daunt fought Amazon and rescued the country’s biggest bookstore chain. Now comes Chapter 2.

  95. Reading Toni Morrison in Beijing Opinion, August 8

    Her novels offered more than an education in literature. They showed me how language protects history.

  96. Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Others React to Toni Morrison’s Death Books, August 7

    “I grew up wanting to be only her,” Shonda Rhimes said.

  97. Toni Morrison, Revolutionary Political Thinker Opinion, August 7

    She should be remembered for the sharp clarity of her social vision, as well as for her gorgeous words.

  98. Toni Morrison: ‘Goodness: Altruism and the Literary Imagination’ Books, August 7

    The Nobel laureate spoke at Harvard Divinity School on the subject of altruism in 2012. Her lecture is published here for the first time.

  99. A Bawdy Novel Considers the Tragic Absurdities of Lebanon’s Civil War Books, August 7

    “Beirut Hellfire Society,” by Rawi Hage, features a 20-year-old undertaker and a secret association of hedonists. There are also talking dogs.

  100. Toni Morrison and the Power of Literature Opinion, August 7

    A reader pays tribute to the novelist, who died on Monday. Also: The robustness of democracy; red caps (non-Trump).

  101. A Yearslong Battle Over Kafka’s Legacy Ends in Jerusalem Books, August 7

    The arrival in Israel of a final batch of the writer’s documents serves as a coda to a legal saga that many compared to a Kafka novel.

  102. Toni Morrison Taught Me How to Think Books, August 7

    When I was 11, my mother told me I wasn’t ready. Not for Toni. I tried anyway.

  103. ‘Scary Stories’ Gave Me Nightmares as a Kid. Thank Goodness. Movies, August 7

    An author looks back on “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” a book series that terrified him as a child and inspired him as an adult.

  104. The Priceless Advice Toni Morrison Gave Me Opinion, August 7

    Our conversations were a kind of bliss — undeniably, indisputably an education I call grace.

  105. 4 Books for a Better Understanding of the Border Books, August 7

    Oscar Cásares, whose novel “Where We Come From” is set in an American town bordering Mexico, shares his recommendations.

  106. Toni Morrison’s Song of America Opinion, August 6

    Black life is the canvas for her body of work. But her subject is our nation.

  107. Toni Morrison Dancing: Photos of the Author at Work and Play Books, August 6

    Irresistible vitality and intensity were cornerstones of her extraordinary life.

  108. What Toni Morrison’s Words Meant to Readers Reader Center, August 6

    For many of you, her characters, settings and words have had a lasting impact.

  109. ‘How We Weep for Our Beloved’: Writers and Thinkers Remember Toni Morrison Books, August 6

    Generations of authors, editors and other artists and luminaries pay tribute to “the greatest chronicler of the American experience that we have ever known.”

  110. Harvey Frommer, Historian of Sports and New York, Dies at 83 Books, August 6

    He wrote prolifically, with a focus on the Yankees, while teaching at Dartmouth and collaborating with his wife on New York oral histories.

  111. Toni Morrison’s Most Memorable Quotes Books, August 6

    The author’s thoughts on writing, freedom, identity and more.

  112. 12 of Toni Morrison’s Most Memorable Quotes Books, August 6

    The author’s thoughts on writing, freedom, identity and more.

  113. ‘It Is My World’: Remembering Toni Morrison, Iconic Author of the Black Experience Video, August 6

    The author Toni Morrison has died at the age of 88. She was the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature and best known for her nuanced discussion of race in America.

  114. Toni Morrison, a Writer of Many Gifts Who Bent Language to Her Will Books, August 6

    Readers could sense in Morrison’s fiction the influences of Ralph Ellison, the Bible and William Faulkner, among others, but her idiosyncratic music was her own.

  115. Toni Morrison, a Writer of Many Gifts Who Bent Language to Her Will Books, August 6

    Readers could sense in Morrison’s fiction the influences of Ralph Ellison, the Bible and William Faulkner, among others, but her idiosyncratic music was her own.

  116. Toni Morrison’s Unflinching Stare Opinion, August 6

    The author believed in a language more political than poetic.

  117. Don’t Call Toni Morrison a Poet Opinion, August 6

    The author believed in a language more political than poetic.

  118. A Prize-Winning Blend of Fact and Fiction Makes Itself at Home in the Minds of Killers Books, August 6

    A horrific crime committed in Italy in 1975 is the inspiration for Edoardo Albinati’s “The Catholic School,” epic in length but narrow in tone.

  119. Beyond the Books: Toni Morrison’s Essays and Criticism Books, August 6

    The Nobel laureate and author of such novels as “Beloved” and “Song of Solomon” wrote extensively for The New York Times.

  120. Pick Up a Book and Learn to Read Better in 7 Days Well, August 6

    Our “Be a Better Reader Challenge” will help you find the right book and read it deeply and critically this week.

  121. Be a Better Reader in 7 Days Interactive, August 6

    Pick up a book and read this week. We’ll deliver helpful advice along to way to help you get the most out of your literary endeavor.

  122. What Do Toni Morrison’s Books Mean to You? Reader Center, August 6

    Her powerful language, memorable characters, moving dialogue and vivid descriptions have resonated with generations of readers. Share your memories with us.

  123. A Guide to Toni Morrison’s Books: ‘Beloved,’ ‘The Bluest Eye’ and More Books, August 6

    The Nobel laureate, who has died at 88, left a rich, powerful literary legacy. These are some of her best — and most essential — books.

  124. The Essential Toni Morrison Reader Books, August 6

    The Nobel laureate, who has died at 88, left a rich, powerful literary legacy. These are some of her best — and most essential — books.

  125. Toni Morrison, Towering Novelist of the Black Experience, Dies at 88 Books, August 6

    Ms. Morrison, who wrote “Beloved” and “Song of Solomon,” was the first African-American woman to win the Nobel in literature.

  126. Reading the Hidden Racial Life of American Fiction Books, August 6

    In “White Flights,” a new collection of essays, the novelist Jess Row plumbs the implicit whiteness of some of our most influential literature.

  127. All in the Family: A Multicultural Memoir Books, August 6

    The novelist Susan Straight’s “In the Country of Women” celebrates the grit and generosity of a world atlas’s worth of female relatives.

  128. A Memoirist Remembers the Twinkle in Her Father’s Eye Books, August 6

    In “Travel Light, Move Fast,” the fourth volume of Alexandra Fuller’s lacerating portrait of her family, she focuses on her loving and lighthearted father, Tim.

  129. Thousands of Years Ago, a Different Sort of Brexit Books, August 6

    In “Time Song: Journeys in Search of a Submerged Land,” Julia Blackburn seeks traces of Doggerland, which once linked Britain to the Continent.

  130. A Suicide Bombing Shatters a Divided Family Books, August 6

    In Rajia Hassib’s novel “A Pure Heart,” an Egyptologist excavates her own grief in the wake of the Arab Spring.

  131. He Said, He Said: One Writer’s Account of His Second Act Books, August 6

    “The Long Accomplishment: A Memoir of Hope and Struggle in Matrimony” is Rick Moody’s attempt to come to terms with his troubled domestic life.

  132. Karl Marx: Prophet of the Present Books, August 6

    A new biography by Shlomo Avineri argues for a reconsideration of one of the most influential political thinkers of recent times.

  133. New & Noteworthy, From Prince Albert to a Bird’s-Eye View of the Apocalypse Books, August 6

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

  134. A Huckster for the Ages Books, August 6

    Robert Wilson’s “Barnum: An American Life” doesn’t draw direct parallels with Donald Trump, but the links are certainly there.

  135. How the War Against Truth Went Global Books, August 6

    In “This Is Not Propaganda,” Peter Pomerantsev describes traveling the world to discover ever new forms of media manipulation.

  136. Duplicity, Grace and Violence: New Spanish-Language Fiction Books, August 5

    One novel transports readers to 1970s Spain, roiled by the Basque militants; another is about a Spanish-born MI6 agent; a third follows a political prisoner in Uruguay.

  137. A Nigerian-American Bildungsroman, in Mormon Country Books, August 5

    Tope Folarin’s debut novel, “A Particular Kind of Black Man,” stages a first-generation coming-of-age in white conservative America.

  138. Is There Still Sex in the City? Not So Much, Apparently Books, August 5

    In her new book, Candace Bushnell — now middle-aged — dives back into New York City dating life.

  139. ‘The Yellow House’ Is a Major Memoir About a Large Family and Its Beloved Home Books, August 5

    Sarah Broom’s first book tells the story of a shotgun house in New Orleans and its fate before and after Hurricane Katrina.

  140. Jia Tolentino on the ‘Unlivable Hell’ of the Web and Other Millennial Conundrums Books, August 4

    In “Trick Mirror,” the New Yorker staff writer delivers essays on everything from online self-exposure to drug-induced euphoria and the scam economy.

  141. The Fight for the Supreme Court Books, August 2

    Carl Hulse talks about “Confirmation Bias,” and De’Shawn Charles Winslow discusses “In West Mills.”

  142. Revisiting Jill Johnston’s Critique of Richard Bly and ‘Iron John’ Books, August 2

    In 1992, Jill Johnston wrote for the Book Review about Richard Bly’s 1990 book “Iron John,” in which he analyzed classic fairy tales and applied them to 20th-century masculinity.

  143. Revisiting Jill Johnston’s Critique of Robert Bly and ‘Iron John’ Books, August 2

    In 1992, Jill Johnston wrote for the Book Review about Robert Bly’s 1990 book “Iron John,” in which he analyzed classic fairy tales and applied them to 20th-century masculinity.

  144. The Novel That Inspired Laura Lippman’s ‘Lady in the Lake’ Books, August 2

    It might surprise you to learn it was “Marjorie Morningstar,” which she rereads every year.

  145. Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Profile Writer, on Getting Inside Subjects’ Heads U.S., August 2

    She has profiled Gwyneth Paltrow, Bradley Cooper and Tonya Harding. The Times staff writer on what makes for a killer profile.

  146. We All Know About Writer’s Block. What About Reader’s Block? Books, August 2

    Imagining all the reasons you might not make time for your book.

  147. How Candace Bushnell, Writer, Spends Her Sundays New York, August 2

    ‘This routine isn’t the routine I had 20 years ago. I wouldn’t have exercised. I would have had a boozy brunch with friends.’

  148. Even in Hemingway’s Woods, Sometimes a Man Needs to Cry Books, August 2

    Set in the wilds of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the linked stories in Philip Caputo’s “Hunter’s Moon” deftly probe his characters’ emotional wounds.

  149. Does Chamberlain’s Appeasement Contain Lessons for Today? Books, August 2

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  150. Damsels in Distress — or Causing It Books, August 2

    Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column stalks a lonely shop clerk in Norway, an almost kidnapped California bank clerk and a jittery Manhattan apartment sitter.