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  1. A New Psychological Thriller Explores the Grim Underbelly of Life as a Social Media Moderator Books, Today

    Hanna Bervoets’s latest novel, “We Had to Remove This Post,” is a discomfiting mystery about the disturbing parts of social media that most people never see.

  2. A Library, a Pigeon and a Cruise Books, Yesterday

    Our critic recommends old and new books.

  3. H.B.C.U.s Have a Spirit All Their Own. Pop Culture Is Paying Attention. Special Series, Yesterday

    Thanks to Beyoncé, Ralph Lauren and hit shows like “All American: Homecoming,” depictions of Black campus life have moved from “A Different World” to center stage.

  4. What Should I Read This Summer? Books, Yesterday

    A book for “White Lotus” fans, a coming-of-age story in the Canary Islands, Werner Herzog’s debut novel (yes, it’s grim) and more.

  5. Writers to Watch This Summer Books, Yesterday

    Three authors discuss their new novels and what brought them to write about a young woman in trouble, three brothers from Staten Island and an anxious parrot.

  6. ‘Washed Out, White Out’: A Gentrification Story Books, Yesterday

    The Dominican American family at the center of this debut lives in a New York City neighborhood threatened by luxury condominiums and high-rises.

  7. Vacation Reading, Unpacked Books, Yesterday

    What do we want from the books we take with us when we travel? They can be a destination, a guide — or the tether that restores us to ourselves.

  8. Newly Published, From Palestinian Poetry to Stories on Reproductive Freedom Books, May 20

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

  9. A Roger Angell Reader Books, May 20

    A look back at some of The New Yorker writer and editor’s most beloved books.

  10. Brian Morton on ‘Tasha: A Son’s Memoir’ Books, May 20

    Morton discusses his first work of nonfiction, and Rachel Careau talks about translating “Chéri” and “The End of Chéri,” by Colette.

  11. Roger Angell, Who Wrote About Baseball With Passion, Dies at 101 Sports, May 20

    In elegantly winding articles for The New Yorker loaded with inventive imagery, he wrote more like a fan than a sports journalist.

  12. Suzi Gablik, Art Critic Who Took Modernism to Task, Dies at 87 Arts, May 20

    As a collage artist and reviewer, she was an it-girl of avant-garde art. But she turned on that world in 1984 with her salvo of a book, “Has Modernism Failed?”

  13. Walter Mosley Brilliantly Depicted Black English — and Black Thought Opinion, May 20

    I was late to the party. Now I’m an evangelist for his work.

  14. Robert Goolrick Dies at 73; Became a Successful Novelist Late in Life Books, May 20

    Being fired as an advertising executive freed him to write a blistering memoir about his Southern family and an erotic novel that became a best seller.

  15. Elif Batuman’s Alter Ego Goes Back to College. Her Minor: Overthinking. Books, May 20

    In the follow-up to “The Idiot,” the protagonist returns to Harvard for another year of exquisite intellectual torment and underwhelming romance.

  16. With the Volt Festival, the Playwright Karen Hartman Comes Home Theater, May 20

    59E59 Theaters is putting a spotlight on a midcareer artist whose work has seldom been seen locally.

  17. 6 Audiobooks to Listen to Now Books, May 20

    This month’s recommendations feature Viola Davis, a supernatural World War II horror novel and a steamy Jamaican romance.

  18. ‘You Don’t Pick a Jury. You’re Left With a Jury.’ Books, May 20

    Robin Peguero’s novel, “With Prejudice,” features a tough-talking prosecutor who says, “The jury is a crew of misfits. The scraps that neither side particularly wanted.”

  19. An Ode to Living With, and Despite, Pain and Mortality Books, May 20

    In Akwaeke Emezi’s latest novel, “You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty,” a young widow stumbles into new life and romance while grieving for her past love.

  20. New in Paperback: ‘Girlhood’ and ‘The World Without Us’ Books, May 20

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  21. 10 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, May 19

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

  22. Elspeth Barker, Author of a Beloved if Unsung Novel, Dies at 81 Books, May 19

    Her “O Caledonia,” a Gothic coming-of-age story set in Scotland, has been called “one of the best least-known novels of the 20th century.”

  23. Lorraine Hansberry Statue to Be Unveiled in Times Square Arts, May 19

    A life-size likeness of the pioneering playwright will be unveiled in June as part of a new initiative to honor her legacy.

  24. Frank Miller’s New Company Is Looking to the Future and the Past Arts, May 19

    Frank Miller Presents will revisit a couple of comic book creations of his, like Ronin and Sin City, and start a couple of new series.

  25. Is Motherhood Having a Moment? Ask Jessi Klein. Books, May 19

    In “I’ll Show Myself Out,” the comedy writer explores the joys and travails of life with a small child.

  26. ‘Atoms and Ashes,’ a Frightening Tour of Six Nuclear Accidents Books, May 18

    Serhii Plokhy writes about Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and other disasters, and about the common impulse among governments “to hide information and, later, to spin or distort it.”

  27. She Wrote ‘How to Murder Your Husband.’ Did She Do It? U.S., May 18

    Prosecutors are building a follow-the-string murder case against a romance novelist. She says their real story is one about love.

  28. American Stories, Coast to Coast Books, May 17

    From California’s Central Valley to the Texas-Mexico border to rural North Carolina, fiction anchored by a strong sense of place.

  29. What Is the Federal Reserve’s Role in the Economy? Bernanke Knows. Books, May 17

    Ben S. Bernanke’s “21st Century Monetary Policy” is an insider’s account of the operations of the Fed.

  30. Who Was George Floyd? Books, May 17

    “His Name Is George Floyd,” by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa, is a thorough recounting of the life of the man whose brutal murder set off historic protests.

  31. A Time-Traveling Daughter Just Wants Some Time With Her Dad Books, May 17

    Emma Straub’s new novel, “This Time Tomorrow,” is a love letter to a bygone era on the Upper West Side and a timeless family bond.

  32. Anne Applebaum on What Liberals Misunderstand About Authoritarianism Opinion, May 17

    The writer discusses what Hannah Arendt’s “The Origins of Totalitarianism” reveals about the fragility of liberal democracy.

  33. A Family of Geniuses and Their Search for Transcendence Books, May 17

    Daniel Guebel’s novel “The Absolute” is a sweeping, century-spanning genealogy of creative obsessions.

  34. America’s Wars Are Fought by Relatively Few People. That’s a Problem for Phil Klay. Books, May 17

    Klay’s essay collection, “Uncertain Ground,” examines what war has come to mean in the United States.

  35. When You’re This Hated, Everyone’s a Suspect Books, May 17

    In “Who Killed Jane Stanford?” Richard White takes on a 1905 murder — and seamy cover-up — that has fascinated scholars for generations.

  36. The Challenge of Making Art in a Culture That Cheapens It Books, May 17

    In Alexander Maksik’s “The Long Corner,” a writer leaves a dreary city for an enigmatic, possibly sinister artists’ colony.

  37. A Tale of Well-Meaning Visitors Reflects a Colonial Legacy Books, May 17

    In Audrey Magee’s novel “The Colony,” an artist and a linguist go to work on an Irish island during a politically fraught season.

  38. A Colette for Our Times Books, May 17

    A new translation by Rachel Careau breathes fresh life into Colette’s shockingly modern novels of May-December love.

  39. In Nell Zink’s ‘Avalon,’ a Young Woman Is Too Busy for Revenge Books, May 17

    Zink’s new novel is about a girl’s life with a menacing stepfamily, an elusive love interest and a great ambition.

  40. Jhumpa Lahiri Leaves Her Comfort Zone Books, May 17

    An acclaimed author traces a journey away from her native language and discovers new selves in the process.

  41. The Believer, a Beloved Literary Magazine, Goes Home After a Risqué Detour Books, May 16

    The magazine, bought by a marketing company, briefly hosted clickbait content. Scandal ensued. After a flurry of negotiation, it is now back with its first publisher, McSweeney’s.

  42. In ‘The Letters of Thom Gunn,’ an Unusual Mix of Pleasures Books, May 16

    Gunn was not a confessional poet, but he spilled his guts in rowdy, funny, filthy, intensely literate correspondence.

  43. Two Nostalgic, Fiercely Feminist Graphic Novels Books, May 16

    “Time Zone J,” by Julie Doucet, and “Flung Out of Space,” by Grace Ellis and Hannah Templer, inhabit their feminism in different and fascinating ways.

  44. How Does a Man Become an Island? Books, May 16

    The antihero of Karen Jennings’s latest builds a stone wall between himself and the world that broke him.

  45. When It Comes to Labels, Selma Blair Will Write Her Own Books, May 15

    In her memoir, “Mean Baby,” the actor opens up about daily life with multiple sclerosis and the different identities she has juggled all her life.

  46. We, the Writers? A Global Literary Congress Meets in New York. Arts, May 15

    Authors from 30 countries held an “emergency” meeting at the United Nations to address the multiple crises of the moment — and whether stories can help.

  47. Katsumoto Saotome, Who Preserved Stories of Tokyo Firebombing, Dies at 90 World, May 15

    He compiled six books of survivors’ recollections of the 1945 attack. He also founded (without government support) a memorial museum.

  48. Larry Woiwode, Who Wrote of Family, Faith and Rural Life, Dies at 80 Books, May 15

    Raised in North Dakota and rural Illinois, he was a literary star in New York City in the 1970s. But he left the limelight to raise a family on a North Dakota farm.

  49. The Memoir That Exposed a Family’s Secrets. And a Society’s. Books, May 15

    A best seller in France, Camille Kouchner’s “The Familia Grande” is an indictment of incest that started a national reckoning.

  50. How Hollywood and the Media Fueled the Political Rise of J.D. Vance Arts, May 15

    “Hillbilly Elegy,” a best-selling memoir that became a star-studded film, raised the profile of the onetime “Never Trump guy” who won an Ohio primary with the help of the former president.

  51. Exploration at the Edge of Disaster Books, May 15

    “River of the Gods” is a fast-paced tale of the absurdly dangerous quest by two friends turned enemies to solve the geographic riddle of their era.

  52. ‘You Will Stay Silent’: Photographs From Behind the Iron Curtain Books, May 14

    Images taken in the 1970s and ’80s provide a glimpse into life under autocracy.

  53. An Outsider Takes an Inside Look at the Oxford ‘Chums’ Who Run the U.K. Books, May 14

    Simon Kuper has written a book that captures Boris Johnson and other future Conservative politicians when they were ambitious and misbehaving undergrads, planning their rise to power.

  54. A Medical History of Transplant Surgery That’s Not for the Squeamish Books, May 14

    Paul Craddock’s gory and engrossing “Spare Parts” takes on ancient skin grafts, modern plastic surgery and everything in between.

  55. Henry Scott Stokes Dies at 83; Opened Japan to English Speakers Books, May 13

    A biographer of the nationalist novelist Yukio Mishima, he was Tokyo bureau chief for three major newspapers and, afterward, was no stranger to controversy.

  56. John Waters Talks About His First Novel Books, May 13

    The filmmaker and author’s latest book is “Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance.”

  57. The Battle for the Seas in World War II, and How It Changed History Books, May 13

    Paul Kennedy’s “Victory at Sea” is a sweeping, encyclopedic account of how six major navies fought World War II.

  58. That’s All, Folks: A Serious Joke Book About Climate Change Books, May 13

    Stacy McAnulty’s “Save the People!” employs humor to call middle grade readers to action.

  59. David Levithan’s New Middle Grade Novel Tackles Book Banning Books, May 13

    In “Answers in the Pages,” a fifth-grade boy and his classmates speak up against parents’ efforts to censor their curriculum.

  60. In ‘Conversations With Friends,’ It’s Complicated Arts, May 13

    The adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel explores a complex web of relationships. Figuring out how to bring them to life was just as knotty.

  61. Joanna Barnes, Actress in ‘The Parent Trap’ and Its Remake, Dies at 87 Movies, May 12

    In 1961, she played a vixenish fortune hunter. In 1998, she played the character’s mother. In between, she kept busy on TV and also wrote novels.

  62. 11 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, May 12

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

  63. Whatever Happened to Identity Politics? Opinion, May 12

    A conversation with the philosopher Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò about how “elite capture” has changed the conversation about social justice.

  64. Where Have All the Liberals Gone? Books, May 11

    Francis Fukuyama’s new book joins several from recent years in defining liberalism and arguing for its continued relevance.

  65. Why We Collect Arts, May 11

    A conversation about the urge to accumulate treasured items and the stories objects can hold.

  66. A Sci-Fi Writer Returns to Earth: ‘The Real Story is the One Facing Us.’ Books, May 11

    Kim Stanley Robinson, one of the most acclaimed living science fiction writers, is done with deep space narratives. His focus now is on solving real problems — like climate change.

  67. Young Women and Their ‘Unfinished Business’ Books, May 11

    Debut novels expose dangerous, psychologically twisted, almost gothic sides of sex.

  68. Everything You Thought You Knew, and Why You’re Wrong Books, May 11

    A scientist and policy analyst examines the systems that rule our world, denounces easy solutions and makes the case for uncertainty.

  69. Newly Published, From the California Desert to Capitol Hill Books, May 11

    A selection of books published this week.

  70. The Magazine Business, From the Coolest Place to the Coldest One Books, May 10

    A new book about Anna Wintour and another by a longtime editor at Vanity Fair arrive amid the accelerating erosion of an industry.

  71. Francis Fukuyama Predicted the End of History. It’s Back (Again). Arts, May 10

    In a new book, the political theorist offers a stout defense of liberalism against threats from left and right — and predicts that Ukraine will revive “the spirit of 1989.”

  72. Her Novel Was Pulled for Plagiarism. Her Explanation Was, Too. Books, May 10

    An online essay in which the writer Jumi Bello explained copying others’ work for her novel was itself removed after further plagiarism was found.

  73. A Poet Who Looks to Nature, and Honors Its Secrets Books, May 10

    In “The Hurting Kind,” Ada Limón stands with her readers before the frightening mysteries and hopeful uncertainties of the everyday.

  74. What Makes Art Great? Two Comic Novels Hazard a Guess. Books, May 10

    “Saint Sebastian’s Abyss,” by Mark Haber, and “The Longcut,” by Emily Hall, are narrated by intense devotees of art.

  75. Inside a Gated Paradise, Evil Breeds and Strikes Books, May 10

    In Fernanda Melchor’s novel “Paradais,” there are no angels, only devils of different variety.

  76. Her Grandmother’s Story, a World Away, Became Her Own Books, May 10

    In Jokha Alharthi’s novel “Bitter Orange Tree,” thwarted desires are passed down through generations.

  77. A Novel Imagines the Next Wave of Refugees: Americans Books, May 10

    In Ken Kalfus’s novel “2 A.M. in Little America,” a civil war in the United States has led to mass migration in an unfriendly world.

  78. Don Lee’s Long War on Asian American Stereotypes Books, May 10

    “The Partition,” Lee’s new story collection, is a return to form, offering a kaleidoscopic vision of Asian American life.

  79. What if We Could Relive Our Golden Ages? Books, May 10

    “Time Shelter,” a novel by the Bulgarian writer Georgi Gospodinov, considers whether nostalgia is curative or pernicious.

  80. James Ijames on Winning a Pulitzer and Making ‘Hamlet’ a Comedy Theater, May 9

    The 41-year-old playwright’s show “Fat Ham,” set at a Southern barbecue, hasn’t even had an in-person production yet because of the pandemic.

  81. Pulitzer Prizes 2022: A Guide to the Winning Books and Finalists Books, May 9

    Joshua Cohen’s novel “The Netanyahus” won the fiction prize, and the Times reporter Andrea Elliott won the general nonfiction award for “Invisible Child.”

  82. Midge Decter, an Architect of Neoconservatism, Dies at 94 Books, May 9

    As a writer and intellectual, she abandoned liberal politics, challenged the women’s movement and championed the Reagan Republican agenda.

  83. In Elif Batuman’s ‘Either/Or,’ a Witty and Perceptive Young Woman Returns Books, May 9

    Batuman’s follow-up to “The Idiot” follows the same character into her second year at Harvard.

  84. The Perfect Daughter Vanished on Prom Night. The Question Is: Why? Books, May 9

    In Casey McQuiston’s Y.A. debut, “I Kissed Shara Wheeler,” a queer teenage rebel is on the hunt to find her school’s missing golden girl, who, it turns out, is hiding a few secrets.

  85. The Limits of Biological Psychiatry Books, May 9

    In “The Mind and the Moon,” Daniel Bergner explores how much we know — and how much we don’t — about mental health.

  86. Trump propuso lanzar misiles a México para ‘destruir los laboratorios de drogas’, según Esper en Español, May 8

    Mark Esper, exsecretario de Defensa, lanza sus memorias sobre cómo fue trabajar al lado de Trump y cuenta una serie de excesos y equivocaciones que presenció durante su gestión.

  87. Fernanda Melchor Explores the Human Capacity for Violence, and Grace Books, May 8

    “Art must leave a wound,” said the author, one of the most celebrated in new Latin American literature.

  88. How Can a Safari Go Wrong? Let’s Count the Ways. Books, May 8

    In Chris Bohjalian’s new novel, “The Lioness,” a trip to the Serengeti turns bloody.

  89. If Classic Books Had Been Written for Babies… Books, May 7

    A dream reading list for all the budding intellectuals out there — and their parents.

  90. Hernan Diaz on ‘Trust’ and Money in Fiction Books, May 7

    Diaz talks about his second novel, and Paul Fischer discusses “The Man Who Invented Motion Pictures.”

  91. Coconuts, a Baby and Gary Gilmore Books, May 7

    Our critic recommends old and new books.

  92. Meet the New Old Book Collectors Style, May 7

    A growing cohort of young enthusiasts is helping to shape the future of an antique trade.

  93. Medieval Scholars Spar on a Modern Battlefield: Twitter Arts, May 6

    An online fracas over a book review is the latest blowup in a field that has been roiled in recent years with acrimonious debate over race.

  94. Disastrous Poetry and Other Letters to the Editor Books, May 6

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  95. New in Paperback: ‘The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois’ and ‘Bloodlands’ Books, May 6

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  96. Stories of Survival, in the Wilds, in Cities and at Home Books, May 6

    Three new story collections explore the vagaries of daily struggles.

  97. Ada Limón Makes Poems for a Living Books, May 6

    On tour for her sixth book, Limón talks about how poetry, in the end, is “just telling somebody something.” Listen to her read some of her work.

  98. Sweetness and Blight: Shattering the Unicorn Myth Books, May 6

    The first book in A.F. Steadman’s middle grade fantasy series will enthrall young readers who are ready to put away childish things.

  99. A New Novel From the Author of ‘When You Trap a Tiger’ Books, May 6

    In Tae Keller’s “Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone,” believing in aliens is less scary than fitting in.

  100. 9 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, May 5

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

  101. In New York, Every Borough Is a Comic Book Destination Arts, May 5

    What did our reporter find when he visited more than 30 stores? Quirky meccas devoted to DC and Marvel releases, vintage issues and eye-popping collectibles.

  102. Searching for What Connects Us, Carlo Rovelli Explores Beyond Physics Books, May 5

    The physicist ranges widely — from black holes to Buddhism to climate change — in his new book, “There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness.”

  103. As the Supreme Court Weighs Roe vs. Wade, These Novels Offer Perspective Books, May 5

    Fiction that grapples with abortion, fertility, motherhood and reproductive rights illuminates the debate from different viewpoints.

  104. Janelle Monáe Was Expelled From a Writing Program Books, May 5

    Now the actor and musician is a best-selling author.

  105. Ten Books to Understand the Abortion Debate in the United States Books, May 5

    Nearly 50 years ago, the Supreme Court legalized abortion. The decision has since divided the country. Now that the issue is before the court again, here are 10 books that help frame the debate.

  106. Candice Millard Has Given Up on Organizing Her Book Collection Books, May 5

    “My family has too many,” says the author, whose latest narrative history is “River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile.”

  107. Poem: Joint Custody Magazine, May 5

    You can always rely on an Ada Limón poem to give you hope. But her poems don’t give us the kind of facile Hallmark hope; her hope is hard-earned.

  108. The Woman Who Was Written Out of the History of Dance Books, May 5

    Lynn Garafola’s “La Nijinska” tells the life story of the trailblazing choreographer Bronislava Nijinska.

  109. Neal Adams, Who Gave Batman a Darker Look, Dies at 80 Arts, May 4

    He brought an earthy realism (and a new adversary or two) to the superhero characters he drew. He also championed the rights of comic book creators.

  110. Irving Rosenthal, Low-Profile Force on the Beat Scene, Dies at 91 Books, May 3

    He published Ginsberg, Kerouac and Burroughs in the late 1950s. The university that oversaw his journal was not pleased with the “Naked Lunch” excerpt.

  111. In Housing Court, Tenants Are Being Evicted Again New York, May 3

    New York City tenants have been tossed out of their homes in more than 500 cases since the eviction moratorium was lifted.

  112. Your Monday Evening Briefing Briefing, May 2

    Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

  113. In a Sick World, Choosing Between Freedom and Restriction Books, May 2

    Ali Smith’s new novel, “Companion Piece,” is set in a pandemic-ravaged, post-Brexit Britain, with a perplexing choice at its center.

  114. ‘Tacky’ Finds the Joy in Bad Taste Books, May 2

    Rax King can allude to Updike and Odysseus, but in these essays she is far more concerned with Creed, Snooki and the Cheesecake Factory.

  115. Welcome to ‘Single White Female’ With a Maternal Twist Books, May 2

    In Elizabeth Day’s psychological thriller, “Magpie,” an obsessive, boundary-pushing lodger upends the lives of a picture-perfect couple trying to have a baby.

  116. ‘We Were Liars’ Was a Y.A. Sensation. But How Is the New Prequel? Books, May 2

    Eight years after her Y.A. psychological thriller “We Were Liars,” E. Lockhart returns with a prequel, “Family of Liars.”

  117. How a Debut Graphic Memoir Became the Most Banned Book in the Country Books, May 1

    Maia Kobabe’s book “Gender Queer,” about coming out as nonbinary, landed the author at the center of a battle over which books belong in schools, and who gets to make that decision.

  118. Who Gets to Tell the Story? Views Differ. Opinion, May 1

    Readers respond to Pamela Paul’s first column, about “lived experience.” Also: Those who golf; women’s office clothing.

  119. Apple Inc., ‘After Steve’ Books, May 1

    A new history of the trillion-dollar company in the wake of Steve Jobs.

  120. A Look at Forbidden Campus Romance From a New Angle Books, May 1

    In Michelle Hart’s debut novel, “We Do What We Do in the Dark,” a grieving college student falls for a married woman who happens to be a professor.

  121. Newly Published, From Cults to Con Men Books, May 1

    A selection of books published this week.

  122. Is Anna Wintour Really a Tyrant, or Something Else Entirely? Books, April 30

    It depends on whom you ask.

  123. An Oil Tanker Is Sabotaged. The Investigator Dies. Now What? Books, April 30

    In Matthew Campbell and Kit Chellel’s real-life whodunit “Dead in the Water,” Big Oil, Big Insurance and global corruption clash on a giant scale.

  124. Family Saga. Capitalist Satire. Climate Thriller. Debut Novel. Books, April 30

    Vauhini Vara’s “The Immortal King Rao” is about a lot of things, from a father-daughter bond to the end of human civilization.

  125. Storms, Bombs, Contagions, Pandemics and Pandemonium Books, April 30

    In her new novel, “Vigil Harbor,” Julia Glass imagines a not-so-distant future when a New England town is wracked by crises.

  126. The Golden Age of Air Travel Gets a Reality Check Books, April 30

    Two new books trace the evolution of the industry from the perspective of women who worked in it.

  127. Slice-of-Life Stories Shot Through With Dark Humor Books, April 30

    Set mostly in western Ireland, Colin Barrett’s second collection is a painterly portrait of characters on the edge.

  128. The Double Bind of the Feminine Ideal Books, April 30

    In Mieko Kawakami’s latest, a woman tries to shed her loneliness by drinking a lot.

  129. The Prosecutor Who Put John Gotti Away Explains How He Did It Books, April 29

    John Gleeson’s “The Gotti Wars” is a memoir about what it took to jail America’s star gangster.

  130. Fighting for Her Dignity, and Her Children, at the Cost of Her Reputation Books, April 29

    Antonia Fraser’s “The Case of the Married Woman” tells the story of Caroline Norton, who scandalized 19th-century London society — and upended its laws.

  131. New in Paperback: ‘Halfway Home’ and ‘The Code Breaker’ Books, April 29

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  132. John Keats, Chopped Prose and Other Letters to the Editor Books, April 29

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  133. John Cho’s Debut Middle Grade Novel Makes ‘Good Trouble’ Books, April 29

    “Troublemaker,” about a 12-year-old Korean American boy in post-Rodney King Los Angeles, rebuts the model minority myth.

  134. Young Newshound Who Inspired ‘Home Before Dark’ Investigates Herself Books, April 29

    In “Hilde on the Record: Memoir of a Kid Crime Reporter,” Hilde Lysiak cracks her own case.

  135. 9 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, April 28

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

  136. What Makes Elon Musk Tick? Books, April 28

    Walter Isaacson, a biographer who has written about Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, is working on a book about the world’s richest man.

  137. ‘Hello, Bookstore’ Review: A Bibliophile and His Shop in Close-Up Movies, April 28

    This documentary makes it clear why, when the pandemic threatened Matthew Tannenbaum’s store, book lovers weren’t ready to say goodbye.

  138. Adriana Trigiani Keeps All of Edna Ferber’s Books on Her Shelves Books, April 28

    “Everything she wrote then matters now,” says the novelist, whose latest book is “The Good Left Undone.” “The great writers can see into the future.”

  139. 14 New Books Coming in May Books, April 28

    Novels from Ali Smith, Jean Hanff Korelitz and Mieko Kawakami; a debut Y.A. romance by Casey McQuiston; a sequel to Elif Batuman’s “The Idiot” and much more.

  140. Looking for a Wedding Favor? Try the Best-Seller List. Style, April 28

    At a time when they have become a popular accessory for celebrities to carry, books are also gaining appeal as a takeaway for wedding guests.

  141. Sara Novic Writes About Sex, Drugs and Sign Language Books, April 28

    In “True Biz,” the author, who is deaf, conjures the characters she wishes she’d known as she lost her hearing.

  142. Stories That Survive the Horrors of War Books, April 28

    These historical novels feature an Irish soldier haunted by his time in the trenches, a young expat who witnesses a crucial period of change and a book that narrowly escaped burning in Nazi Germany.

  143. Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, Award-Winning Hispanic Novelist, Dies at 93 Books, April 27

    A Texan raised in two cultures in the Rio Grande Valley border county, he wrote 15 novels about the area and became a major figure in Chicano literature.

  144. How ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ Took On Murder and the Mormon Church Arts, April 27

    A new FX mini-series adapts the investigative book by Jon Krakauer. He and the creator, Dustin Lance Black, talked about their efforts to get at the truth.

  145. Book Bans, From Both the Left and the Right Opinion, April 27

    Readers discuss a student’s guest essay urging that books be judged on their merits, not political ideology. Also: German car companies; pay gap for mothers.

  146. In ‘The Last Days of Roger Federer,’ Geoff Dyer Ponders the Twilight Books, April 27

    Dyer’s new book is about last games, last performances and last works — with plenty of detours through other subjects.

  147. She Wrote a Dystopian Novel. Now Her Fiction Is Crossing Into Reality. Books, April 27

    In Vauhini Vara’s debut novel, a boy from rural India becomes a tech mogul in a world consumed by Big Tech. What seemed impossible, she said, has become real, in life and in technology.

  148. Six Artists Balance Creativity and Motherhood. Results Vary. Books, April 26

    In Julie Phillips’s group portrait, Alice Neel, Doris Lessing, Ursula Le Guin, Audre Lorde, Alice Walker and Angela Carter take on making art while parenting.

  149. ‘Omniscient yet Impotent,’ These Ghosts Linger Books, April 26

    From a mysterious suicide to P.T.S.D. to a folkloric antihero: Four new novels explore different kinds of haunting.

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    In his memoir, “Chosen,” Stephen Mills recalls summers at a Connecticut camp led by a director who abused him while befriending his family.