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  1. Booker T. Jones, Soul’s Ultimate Sideman, Takes the Lead at Last Arts, Today

    In a new memoir, “Time Is Tight: My Life, Note by Note,” the Stax studio wizard and acclaimed producer tells his own story and finds his voice.

  2. Addiction Is the Stuff of High Drama. In These Plays, So Is Sobriety. Theater, Today

    With recovery no longer so secret, a new wave of plays dealing with its realities has started to emerge. Some of the playwrights have drawn from their own lives.

  3. The Scandal of a Nobel Laureate Opinion, Today

    We live in an age that is losing the capacity to distinguish art from ideology and artists from politics.

  4. Elton John’s Bookshelves Are Meticulous. Just Ask Him. Books, Today

    “I’m a very organized bloke.”

  5. A Liberal Uneasy in the World of #MeToo Feminism Admin, Yesterday

    In “The Problem With Everything,” the essayist Meghan Daum scrutinizes the resurgent women’s movement, uncovering a nexus of social justice activism, marketing and empty rhetoric.

  6. A Novel of Jamaica Brimming With Magic, Passion and History Books, Yesterday

    In “A Tall History of Sugar,” Curdella Forbes uses skin as a prism to examine color, race, colonialism, heritage and — most important — love.

  7. In Letters to the World, a New Wave of Memoirs Draws on the Intimate Books, Yesterday

    From Ta-Nehisi Coates to Terese Marie Mailhot to Imani Perry, writers are letting their audiences eavesdrop on private conversations. Parul Sehgal asks what it means.

  8. Cat Marnell Is Back From the Brink Books, Yesterday

    In her new audiobook “Self-Tanner for the Soul,” the quasi-reformed party girl tells listeners that you can, in fact, run away from your problems.

  9. Australian Booksellers Block Sales of Ronan Farrow’s Book Books, Yesterday

    “Catch and Kill” was pulled from two of Australia’s biggest online book retailers amid legal threats from the former National Enquirer editor who features prominently in the book.

  10. Flannery O’Connor Documentary Wins New Award From Library of Congress Movies, Yesterday

    The filmmakers Elizabeth Coffman and Mark Bosco will be awarded the first Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, which comes with a $200,000 finishing grant.

  11. Harold Bloom, a Prolific Giant and Perhaps the Last of a Kind Books, October 15

    With his prodigious memory and ardor for literature, the uncompromising highbrow sought to hoist his readers up to the level of what he saw as the greatest books.

  12. Your Body Is a Wonderland Books, October 15

    No really, it is. In his new book, “The Body,” Bill Bryson explains why — and how we can take better care of the skin we’re in.

  13. How Close Are Barack Obama and Joe Biden? Books, October 15

    Steven Levingston’s “Barack and Joe” looks at a relationship that continues to influence American politics.

  14. The Return of Olive Kitteridge, the Tart, Crotchety, Beloved Curmudgeon Books, October 15

    Elizabeth Strout, who won the Pulitzer Prize for “Olive Kitteridge,” has written a sequel, “Olive, Again.”

  15. Writing From Real Life, in All Its Excruciating Detail Books, October 15

    “Reality fiction” is a publishing sensation in Norway. But some have accused the country’s most high-profile writers of revealing intimate secrets under the guise of fiction.

  16. ‘The Bob Dylan of Genocide Apologists’ Opinion, October 15

    Peter Handke, the Austrian writer, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, is an apologist for Slobodan Milosevic.

  17. A Poet and Ex-Con Writes About Life After Prison Books, October 15

    In “Felon,” his third collection, Reginald Dwayne Betts leads readers through the underworld of incarceration.

  18. An Oncologist Asks When It’s Time to Say ‘Enough’ Books, October 15

    Azra Raza’s “The First Cell” poses hard questions about cancer treatment and end-of-life care.

  19. A Mother’s Secrets, a Daughter’s Lies Books, October 15

    In her memoir, “Wild Game,” Adrienne Brodeur breaks free from her beautiful, charismatic mother, a textbook narcissist.

  20. What if the Thief Who Steals Your Identity Is Your Mom? Books, October 15

    This was the case for Axton Betz-Hamilton, who grew up to become an identity theft expert and tells the bizarre story of her mother’s crimes in her new memoir, “The Less People Know About Us.”

  21. New Short Fiction, Including a National Book Foundation Honoree Books, October 15

    Ashley Wurzbacher’s debut, “Happy Like This,” is among this fall’s standout story collections.

  22. Women of a Certain Age, Gail Collins Has Your Back Books, October 15

    In “No Stopping Us Now,” the Times columnist takes a jaunty look at the place of older women throughout America’s history.

  23. She Escaped From Boko Haram, but Her Troubles Only Continued Books, October 15

    The narrator of Edna O’Brien’s novel “Girl” is kidnapped by jihadi fighters in northeastern Nigeria. She returns home bearing a jihadi’s child.

  24. New & Noteworthy Poetry, From Yale to Nick Flynn and More Books, October 15

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

  25. Crossing Abbey Road: It’s More Dangerous Than You Might Think Books, October 15

    Deborah Levy’s latest novel, “The Man Who Saw Everything,” experiments with time travel, history and the endless complications of love.

  26. 3 Books to Read by Indigenous Writers Books, October 14

    Tommy Orange, the award-winning author of “There, There,” recommends his favorite books by Native writers.

  27. Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo Share Booker Prize Books, October 14

    The judges rebelled against the literary prize’s rules and awarded it to “The Testaments” and “Girl, Woman, Other.”

  28. It All Started in Omaha Books, October 14

    In “Rusty Brown,” Chris Ware spans lives, generations and even universes. But somehow all roads lead back to Nebraska, where he grew up.

  29. Harold Bloom, Critic Who Championed Western Canon, Dies at 89 Books, October 14

    Called the most notorious literary critic in America, Professor Bloom argued for the superiority of giants like Shakespeare, Chaucer and Kafka.

  30. For ‘Erin Brockovich’ Fans, a David vs. Goliath Tale With a Twist Books, October 14

    Robert Bilott was a corporate defense lawyer when a stranger shared a theory about why his cows were dying. “Exposure” is his story of what happened next.

  31. One Environmentalist’s Warning: Think Globally, Act Accordingly Books, October 14

    In “Erosion,” Terry Tempest Williams delivers a clarion call for decency, humanity and preservation.

  32. ‘The Pout-Pout Fish’ Review: A Grouch Gets Back in the Swim Theater, October 14

    TheaterWorksUSA has brought a best-selling children’s book series to the stage in a bubbly, puppet-filled musical.

  33. NBC News Hits Back Against Ronan Farrow’s ‘Catch and Kill’ Book Business, October 14

    NBC News president Noah Oppenheim, in a detailed memo to employees, described the book as a “smear” and a “conspiracy theory.”

  34. NBC News Hits Back Against Ronan Farrow’s ‘Catch and Kill’ Book Business, October 14

    NBC News president Noah Oppenheim, in a detailed memo to employees, described the book as a “smear” and a “conspiracy theory.”

  35. Vashti Harrison Lets the Light In Books, October 14

    The best-selling author and illustrator shows us around her Brooklyn studio.

  36. How Moving to France and Having Children Led a Black American to Rethink Race Books, October 14

    “Self-Portrait in Black and White,” by Thomas Chatterton Williams, is the author’s searching account about what it means to embrace a racial identity — and then to cast it off.

  37. Richard Jackson, Who Had an Ear for Children’s Books, Dies at 84 Books, October 13

    As an editor he championed writers, like Judy Blume, who changed the landscape of literature for young people. He later became a writer himself.

  38. The Week in Books Books, October 13

    Ronan Farrow’s “Catch and Kill,” the Nobel Prize for Literature and more.

  39. Tinker, Tailor, Writer, Spy Books, October 12

    John le Carré takes aim at Brexit and Boris Johnson in his new novel, “Agent Running in the Field.”

  40. Great Draft, Dad. I Have Some Notes. Books, October 12

    Should an author’s family have a say in what the author chooses to write about them?

  41. Mastering Middle School Friendship Drama Books, October 11

    In new graphic novels (one by Kristen Gudsnuk, the other by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham), the key to middle school relationships is being true to yourself. If that fails, try magic.

  42. It’s Party Time: Picture Books About Dancing, Drumming and Mischief-Making Books, October 11

    In new books from Elisha Cooper, Oge Mora, Joo Hee Yoon and more, kids, adults and creatures blow off steam and let it all hang out.

  43. Drawing 101 Books, October 11

    An expert shares the tricks of her trade.

  44. In ‘Catch and Kill,’ Ronan Farrow Recounts Chasing Harvey Weinstein Story Books, October 11

    Farrow writes that NBC tried to shut down his reporting about sexual assault and harassment allegations against the Hollywood producer.

  45. Florida Women Are No Joke. I Should Know. Arts, October 11

    What is it really like to love, work and struggle in the Sunshine State? The characters in a new wave of books and TV shows have not just survived — they’ve thrived.

  46. Reconsidering the Advice in 3 Popular Personal Finance Books Business, October 11

    Books by Suze Orman, Dave Ramsey and Robert Kiyosaki don’t tell us much about investing, our reviewer says, but their counsel still has value.

  47. The Man Who Rebuilt New Haven, Boston and Beyond Books, October 11

    Lizabeth Cohen’s “Saving America’s Cities” recounts the career of the grandly ambitious urban planner Edward J. Logue.

  48. For Poland, Nobel Prize in Literature Is Cause for Conflict as Much as Congratulation World, October 10

    When Olga Tokarczuk of Poland won the prize, the reaction was as divided as is the country itself. To some, she is an eloquent writer who captures Poland’s tragic history. To others, she is a traitor.

  49. This C.I.A. Officer Wants to Give Peace a Chance Books, October 10

    Amaryllis Fox opens up about espionage, government-issued sex and coming of age in her memoir, “Life Undercover.”

  50. 10 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, October 10

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

  51. Sarah Ruhl, the Celebrated Playwright, Will Publish a Memoir Theater, October 10

    Ms. Ruhl, who learned she had Bell’s palsy in 2010, will explore her struggle with the condition in a book.

  52. The Trolls Are Everywhere. Now What Are We Supposed to Do? Books, October 10

    In “Antisocial,” Andrew Marantz traces the disheartening evolution of social media from the land of the free to the home of the depraved.

  53. Elton John Puts Down in Words How Wonderful (and Weird) Life Has Been Books, October 10

    The rock star’s memoir, “Me,” traces his path from suburban homebody to superstardom and beyond.

  54. Nobel Prizes in Literature Awarded to Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke Books, October 10

    The 2018 and 2019 laureates were named at the same time because last year’s prize was postponed over a scandal involving a husband of an academy member.

  55. Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke Awarded Nobel Prizes in Literature Books, October 10

    The 2018 and 2019 laureates were named at the same time because last year’s prize was postponed over a scandal involving a husband of an academy member.

  56. Susan Rice Recounts Making Policy at the Highest Levels Books, October 10

    Rice’s memoir, “Tough Love,” relates the many battles she fought inside the Clinton and Obama administrations.

  57. Why John Green Likes Writing for Teenagers Books, October 10

    The Y.A. author, whose novel “Looking for Alaska” has just been adapted for a Hulu series, says “young people are thinking about so many important questions, about love and meaning and justice.”

  58. In Deborah Levy’s Latest, a Student of History Learns to Confront His Own Books, October 9

    “The Man Who Saw Everything,” which was longlisted for the Booker Prize, looks at masculinity through the perspective of a young historian who sneers at “authoritarian old men.”

  59. Ciaran Carson, Versatile Belfast Poet, Is Dead at 70 Books, October 9

    In his poetry, as well as in his prose, he conveyed the complexities of his city and his country.

  60. In a Suspenseful New Novel From Ruta Sepetys, Franco-Era Spain Is as Repressive as Gilead Books, October 9

    A teenage chambermaid living under the rule of Francisco Franco fights for justice, and finds love, in “The Fountains of Silence.”

  61. Scandalized by Ali Wong’s Stand-Up? Brace Yourself for Her Book Books, October 9

    The star of two uproarious Netflix comedy specials is nervous about how people will react to her essay collection. “I hope my siblings don’t get pissed at me,” she says.

  62. Escaping the Nazis by Way of Iran Books, October 9

    Mikhal Dekel’s “Tehran Children” tells the story of the extraordinarily hazardous journey made by hundreds of Jews from Poland to Iran to Palestine.

  63. Liz Phair Still Doesn’t Care What We Think Books, October 9

    In her bracing new memoir, “Horror Stories,” the rock star focuses on small, intense, un-rock-star moments.

  64. In New Memoirs, Two Whistle-Blowers Offer Details From Inside Cambridge Analytica Books, October 9

    Christopher Wylie’s “Mind____” and Brittany Kaiser’s “Targeted” tell of how the company harvested data from millions of Facebook users and attempted to influence voter behavior.

  65. How Susan Sontag Taught Me to Think Interactive, October 8

    The critic A.O. Scott reflects on the outsize influence Sontag has had on his life as a critic.

  66. To Decode White Male Rage, First He Had to Write in His Mother’s Voice Interactive, October 8

    How Ben Lerner reinvented the social novel for a hyper-self-obsessed age.

  67. Michael Coe, Maya Scholar and Codebreaker, Is Dead at 90 World, October 8

    He authenticated the oldest written manuscript in the Americas and proved that the Maya written language was surprisingly complex.

  68. Leigh Bardugo Brews a Witchy Tale of Ghosts, Dark Magic and Murder Books, October 8

    “Ninth House,” her first adult novel, is set at Yale, where something has gone wrong — very wrong — with the university’s secret societies.

  69. In Jason Reynolds’s Powerful New Book, Stories Stitch Together a Neighborhood Books, October 8

    The kids in “Look Both Ways,” a National Book Award finalist, share hustles, jokes, video games, board tricks, secret messages and private dreams.

  70. When the Performance Is Marred by the Phones Opinion, October 8

    Readers discuss the conflict between long-held expectations of audience behavior and changing times. Also: #MeToo in teaching; the failure of our prisons.

  71. National Book Awards Names 2019 Finalists Books, October 8

    Books by Marlon James, Sarah M. Broom, Yoko Ogawa and Jason Reynolds are among this year’s finalists.

  72. If You Use Tea Bags, You’ll Be in Hot Water With This Connoisseur Books, October 8

    “Infused: Adventures in Tea” follows Henrietta Lovell around the globe in search of quality leaves and people who know that good tea is as fine as good wine.

  73. Not Quite French, Not Quite Syrian: ‘Aliens Without Knowing Why’ Books, October 8

    Mahir Guven’s novel, “Older Brother,” traces the colliding fates of two young men, the sons of an immigrant taxi driver in Paris.

  74. Zadie Smith Experiments With Short Fiction Books, October 8

    In her first story collection, “Grand Union,” the British novelist moves beyond traditional narrative into the surreal, the essayistic, the pointillist.

  75. The Pioneering British Socialist Who Revolutionized Victorian Children’s Literature Books, October 8

    “The Life and Loves of E. Nesbit,” a new biography by Eleanor Fitzsimons, is an admiring portrait of the author of “The Railway Children” and dozens of other books.

  76. The Power and Hurt of Growing Up Young, Black and Gay Books, October 8

    In “How We Fight for Our Lives,” the poet Saeed Jones recalls a coming-of-age marked by sexual violence and bigotry as well as tenderness.

  77. A Critic Considers the ‘Ecstasy and Terror’ of Today With the Help of a Few Ancients Books, October 8

    Daniel Mendelsohn’s essays examine subjects across the millenniums, from Sappho and Euripides to “Game of Thrones.”

  78. Taking Dickens to the Dark Side Books, October 8

    Jon Clinch’s new novel, “Marley,” is a noirish prequel to “A Christmas Carol,” revealing just how Scrooge became, well, Scrooge.

  79. Donald Trump and Immigration Books, October 8

    “Border Wars,” by Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael D. Shear, details the administration’s draconian immigration policies.

  80. At 5, She Protested Homosexuality. Now She Protests the Church That Made Her Do It. Books, October 8

    In Megan Phelps-Roper’s “Unfollow,” a former member of the Westboro Baptist Church relives her extremist childhood.

  81. New & Noteworthy, From Flannery O’Connor to Cigarettes Books, October 8

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

  82. Two Candidates, Two Investigations, One Deeply Flawed Agency Books, October 7

    With “Deep State,” James B. Stewart adds his voice to the conversation about the 2016 election. His scapegoat: the F.B.I.

  83. Want to Learn More About Breast Cancer? Read This Book Books, October 7

    A 35-year-old journalist responded to her diagnosis with questions — lots of them. In “Radical,” she delivers the facts and the story of her treatment.

  84. ‘Betrayal in Berlin’ Recaptures a Golden Era for Espionage Books, October 7

    Steve Vogel discusses his new book, about the digging of a tunnel under Berlin to intercept communications to and from Moscow in the 1950s.

  85. Günter Kunert, Searingly Satirical German Author, Dies at 90 Books, October 7

    In his poems, essays, short stories and novels, he highlighted the differences between East and West Germany, even after the Berlin Wall fell.

  86. A Message From the Gods: Keep the Fans Happy Theater, October 7

    The creators of “The Lightning Thief” musical may have added songs to the Percy Jackson story, but they’re not about to make the movie’s mistakes.

  87. The Deadly 1918 Flu Epidemic Gets a Fresh Treatment Books, October 7

    Don Brown’s graphic nonfiction book “Fever Year” skillfully brings young readers directly into the (gruesome) action.

  88. The Women Fliers Who Kept Their Heads in the Clouds Books, October 7

    In Steve Sheinkin’s thrilling “Born to Fly,” the mechanical hurdles seem hard enough. Then comes the nonstop scolding.

  89. 20 Years After ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower,’ Stephen Chbosky Has a New Novel Books, October 7

    “Imaginary Friend,” a mash-up of horror, fairy tales and the Bible, takes us inside the mind of a very good 7-year-old boy surrounded by darkness.

  90. Do Works by Men Toppled by #MeToo Belong in the Classroom? U.S., October 7

    Two years after the rise of the #MeToo movement, educators continue to grapple with how to deal with writers and artists accused of abuse.

  91. A Novel That Riffs on Sex Dolls, Mary Shelley and Brexit Books, October 7

    Jeanette Winterson’s “Frankissstein,” a nod at the 19th-century classic, fizzes with ideas and originality.

  92. Why Evangelicals Support Donald Trump Books, October 7

    “Who Is an Evangelical?,” by Thomas S. Kidd, and “The Immoral Majority,” by Ben Howe, examine the politics of the religious right.

  93. In ‘Antisocial,’ How the Alt-Right Went Viral Books, October 7

    Andrew Marantz weaves together profiles of online extremists with his memorable and often surreal reporting experiences.

  94. Addicted to Screens? That’s Really a You Problem Technology, October 6

    Nir Eyal, who wrote the industry manual for hooking people on tech, now has a recipe to free you — even though it was your fault to begin with.

  95. The Week in Books Books, October 6

    Ben Lerner’s new novel, Lupita Nyong’o’s reading habits and more.

  96. ‘Harvey Weinstein Told Me He Liked Chinese Girls’ Opinion, October 5

    Why it took me more than 20 years to tell my #MeToo story.

  97. You Don’t Have to Give Until It Hurts Parenting, October 5

    Adam Grant on why we need to rethink ‘The Giving Tree,’ plus more from NYT Parenting this week.

  98. Elaine Feinstein, Poet, Novelist and Biographer, Dies at 88 Books, October 4

    Prolific and multifaceted, she took inspiration from her Jewish heritage and the Russian women whose work she translated.

  99. A New History Celebrates Brooklyn’s Heights, and Depths Books, October 4

    Thomas J. Campanella, a fourth-generation Brooklynite, traces the borough’s vibrant past and comments on the hipster heyday happening there now.

  100. Mordicai Gerstein, Illustrator of Magical Worlds, Dies at 83 Books, October 4

    He wrote and illustrated more than 40 children’s books, many of which dealt with the messy business of being human.

  101. Demi Moore Shares a Peek Behind the Scenes of Her No. 1 Best Seller Books, October 4

    The Hollywood legend gets real — really real — on fame, family, love and what it was like to write a book.

  102. Ben Lerner’s New Novel and the Politics of Language Books, October 4

    Garth Risk Hallberg discusses Lerner’s “The Topeka School,” and Bari Weiss talks about “How to Fight Anti-Semitism.”

  103. Come One, Come All! Books, October 4

    At this literary festival, a library card is the only ticket you need.

  104. The Actor Colman Domingo Reads T a Poem T Magazine, October 4

    The multitalented star of the new movie “Lucy in the Sky” recites a work by Ed Bok Lee.

  105. Big Sins and Small Atonements: Marilyn Stasio’s Crime Column Books, October 4

    A guilt-ridden female sheriff polices a Southern town while a bad-boy bruiser ventures into Minnesota’s academia. And two sleuths tussle over a London corpse.

  106. Revisiting Emma Donoghue’s ‘Room’ Books, October 4

    In Emma Donoghue’s 2010 novel, 5-year-old Jack is held captive in a small room with his mother. Aimee Bender reviewed it.

  107. Letters to the Editor Books, October 4

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  108. 9 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, October 3

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

  109. Bob Woodward Is Criticized for ‘She Said’ Interview Business, October 3

    The veteran investigative journalist was heckled and called out online for his many interruptions of Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey at an event in Washington.

  110. The Authoritarian’s Worst Fear? A Book Opinion, October 3

    Governments are spending a remarkable amount of resources attacking books — because their supposed limitations are beginning to look like ageless strengths.

  111. The Upheaval in the American Workplace Books, October 3

    Steven Greenhouse’s “Beaten Down, Worked Up” traces the modern history of American workers and their current condition.

  112. Lupita Nyong’o Had a Guilty Pleasure on the Set of ‘12 Years a Slave’ Books, October 3

    The Oscar-winning actress, whose new children’s book is “Sulwe,” enjoyed “Fifty Shades of Grey” during filming: “I needed something light and inconsequential to take me out of the harshness of the world.”

  113. All’s Well That Ends Well: Fall Romance Novels Books, October 3

    Our columnist Jaime Green looks at new books by Kerrigan Byrne, Jane Ashford, Rachel Spangler and Rebecca Zanetti.

  114. New Imprint for Graphic Novels Aims to Increase the Presence of Queer Authors Books, October 3

    The writer Mariko Tamaki will curate Surely Books, a new line from Abrams that will begin publishing in spring 2021.

  115. The Eve Babitz Revival Style, October 3

    Nostalgia for 70s era bohemia runs high.

  116. Ben Lerner’s “The Topeka School” Revisits the Debates of the ’90s Books, October 3

    In his third novel, “The Topeka School,” Lerner revisits the precocious poet of his earlier work, this time as a morally confused Midwestern teenager.

  117. A Star of Y.A. Imagines a Supernatural Ivy League in Her Debut for Adults Books, October 3

    Leigh Bardugo, the author of best-selling books like “Shadow and Bone” and “Six of Crows,” has written “Ninth House,” which features occult versions of the secret societies at Yale.

  118. Judge’s Copy of ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ Is to Stay in U.K. World, October 2

    Originally sold to a private buyer in the U.S., the book used in the obscenity trial about D.H. Lawrence’s novel was acquired by Bristol University after a fund-raising campaign.

  119. In Praise of Lucille Clifton Books, October 2

    The poet Reginald Dwayne Betts, whose new collection is “Felon,” on the writer who helped him come to terms with himself.

  120. ‘She Was Like That,’ by Kate Walbert: An Excerpt Books, October 1

    An excerpt from ‘She Was Like That,’ by Kate Walbert

  121. What Do Mothers Want? And Will They Know It When They Find It? Books, October 1

    In Kate Walbert’s story collection “She Was Like That,” the love of women for their children can provide salvation or a trap. Or both.

  122. Short Stories From Joe Hill, Spiked With Mayhem and Evil Books, October 1

    Biker gangs, demented merry-go-rounds, haunted bookmobiles, dead lake monsters: You’ll find them all in “Full Throttle.”

  123. Speech and Violence Collide in ‘The Topeka School’ Books, October 1

    Ben Lerner’s third novel draws on autobiographical details, like his previous two did, but offers a more conventional plot about a family in Kansas and the coarsening of political language.

  124. Up Close and Personal: New Essays From Leslie Jamison Books, October 1

    In her second collection, “Make It Scream, Make It Burn,” the author of “The Empathy Exams” wages a journalistic battle between sentiment and detachment.

  125. Dead Fathers, Feminist Icons and Other Poetic Obsessions Books, October 1

    New poetry collections from Hanif Abdurraqib, Maya Phillips, Cyrée Jarelle Johnson, Daniel Poppick and Alexandra Teague.

  126. Architectural Feats in Inhospitable Spots Arts, October 1

    New books describe the architecture of (near) impossibility, both real and imagined.

  127. Want to Write a Cookbook? Don’t Count the Money Just Yet Food, October 1

    A crop of publishers offers would-be authors very low or no advances, and may ask them to forgo royalties or sign nondisclosure agreements.

  128. New & Noteworthy, From Prison Writing to Quitting God Books, October 1

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

  129. Love and War in European Fiction Books, October 1

    New novels from abroad include a Northern Irish homage to the “Iliad,” a Norwegian family drama and an Italian dystopian tale.

  130. Architecture’s Most Irredeemable Cad Books, October 1

    “Plagued by Fire,” Paul Hendrickson’s biography of Frank Lloyd Wright, attempts to show the fundamental decency of a man history has portrayed as both a genius and a monster.

  131. Second Thoughts in the Second City Books, October 1

    Set in the months surrounding the 2016 election, Carol Anshaw’s novel “Right After the Weather” features a witty woman puzzled by her own heroics.

  132. What Happens When Girl Power Goes Wrong? Books, October 1

    Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s thriller explores the ripple effect of a lie told by a lonely teenager.

  133. Jeanette Winterson’s Playful New Novel Offers Thoughts on Mad Science and Sexbots Books, October 1

    “Frankissstein” combines a story involving Mary Shelley, the author of “Frankenstein,” with a contemporary plot about artificial intelligence and sex dolls.

  134. A Woman Confronted Her Rapist 14 Years Later. Here’s What He Said. Books, October 1

    In her memoir “Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was a Girl,” Jeannie Vanasco seeks answers to her trauma.

  135. The Book for Cider Lovers Food, September 30

    Andy Brennan, a cidermaker in the Hudson Valley, has written a how-to of sorts on his craft.

  136. The Execution That Changed New Zealand Books, September 30

    A novel recreates the murder case that helped overturn that country’s death penalty.

  137. In This Genre-Bending Novel, You Better Believe the Monsters Are Real Books, September 30

    Akwaeke Emezi’s “Pet” tells the story of a trans girl who knows that evil is still lurking, even when her utopian society sees only angels.

  138. Can History’s ‘Great Man’ Theory Explain Hitler? Books, September 29

    Scholars have traditionally looked to the era’s social conditions to understand the rise of Nazism. Two new biographies take a different approach.

  139. In a Syrian Town Under Siege, a Secret Library Kept Dreams Alive Books, September 28

    “Syria’s Secret Library,” by Mike Thomson, tells the story of a hidden book collection in a bombed-out building that functioned as “an oasis of normality” in the midst of war.

  140. A Black Mother’s Love and Fear for Her Children in a White World Books, September 28

    “Breathe,” by the scholar Imani Perry, takes the form of a letter, by turns indignant, despairing and hopeful, to her young sons.

  141. Samantha Power on What She’s Learned Books, September 27

    Power talks about her new memoir, “The Education of an Idealist,” and Craig Johnson discusses his Longmire mysteries.

  142. Antoni Porowski of ‘Queer Eye’ Serves Up a Best Seller Books, September 27

    “Antoni in the Kitchen” is a globally inspired memoir-in-recipes.

  143. The Coming Crisis in International Affairs Books, September 27

    In “To Build a Better World,” Condoleezza Rice and Philip Zelikow warn that the old consensus on foreign policy has evaporated.

  144. Made Man: ‘In Hoffa’s Shadow’ Replays a Famous Disappearance Books, September 27

    Was his stepfather involved in Jimmy Hoffa’s murder? In a new book — part memoir, part forensic procedural — Jack Goldsmith tries to find out.

  145. Prison Book Bans Called ‘Arbitrary and Irrational’ U.S., September 27

    A report from PEN America says some restrictions targeted books by authors including Barack Obama, John Updike and Joyce Carol Oates.

  146. In Art and Words, a Book Lover Honors the Characters He Can’t Forget Books, September 27

    Alberto Manguel sketches 10 classic figures from fiction, including Dracula, Captain Nemo and Long John Silver.

  147. In Defense of Jane Austen. Also Zebras. Books, September 27

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  148. The Inscrutable Mike Pence Books, September 27

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  149. Where Do We Stand on the Exclamation Point? Style, September 27

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  150. George Lardner Jr., 85, Dies; Reported on His Daughter’s Murder Business, September 26

    She was shot to death by a former boyfriend. He wrote about it for The Washington Post. His article won a Pulitzer Prize.