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  1. Literary Fathers, Literary Daughters, and the Books That Bind Them Books, Yesterday

    With “The Critic’s Daughter: A Memoir,” Priscilla Gilman, daughter of the theater critic Richard Gilman, joins the ranks of writers whose memoirs examine their famous, and flawed, fathers.

  2. Medusa, Scourge of Myth, Tells Her Side of the Story Book Review, Yesterday

    Natalie Haynes’s new novel, “Stone Blind,” continues her retellings of Greek legends, this one featuring the snake-haired Gorgon, long a symbol of female monstrosity.

  3. A Novelist Bridges the Class Divide in Contemporary Nigeria Book Review, Yesterday

    In Ayòbámi Adébáyò’s “A Spell of Good Things,” the lives of a working-class boy and a wealthy young doctor converge to expose the precarity of the social order.

  4. A un lado, Pablo Neruda. La juventud chilena tiene una nueva poeta favorita en Español, Yesterday

    Gabriela Mistral, la primera latinoamericana en ganar un Nobel de Literatura, era considerada una poeta anquilosada. Una nueva generación la reivindica como ícono antisistema.

  5. Art Critics: Next Endangered Species? Culture, February 4

    A dispute within AICA-USA, an art critics’ group, over diversity, reveals the widening rift between the dream of being a culture writer and shrinking job opportunities.

  6. Turning Nairobi’s Public Libraries Into ‘Palaces for the People’ Books, February 4

    A Kenyan nonprofit is restoring iconic public libraries, leaving behind a segregated past and turning them into inclusive spaces.

  7. What Does It Mean to Be Liberal? Book Review, February 4

    In his new book, “The Struggle for a Decent Politics,” the political philosopher Michael Walzer grapples with a definition.

  8. How Hard Is It to Hang On to Friends? Book Review, February 4

    In her new memoir, “B.F.F.,” Christie Tate looks at her history of failed platonic relationships and learns something about herself.

  9. As Wallace Stevens Once Put It: Hi! Book Review, February 4

    Poetic beginnings — first lines, or first poems in collections — do a lot of work in setting the tone and the reader’s expectations.

  10. She Grabs the Wrong Gym Bag, and Carries It Into a New Life Book Review, February 4

    In “Someone Else’s Shoes,” Jojo Moyes puts a fresh spin on the classic plot where characters swap circumstances.

  11. Linda Pastan, Poet Who Plumbed the Ordinary, Dies at 90 Obits, February 3

    In 15 collections, beginning in the early 1970s, she wrote of family, nature, loss and sometimes dogs.

  12. Trump Likened to Mob Boss John Gotti in Ex-Prosecutor’s New Book Metro, February 3

    Mark F. Pomerantz, who resigned from the Manhattan district attorney’s office last year, wrote that he had pursued a racketeering case against the former president.

  13. Sex Lives of Hudson, N.Y., Bohemians Book Review, February 3

    In Jen Beagin’s “Big Swiss,” a sex therapist’s transcriptionist fantasizes about sleeping with a married female patient, who also happens to go to her dog park.

  14. Lit Trivia: Can You Identify These Novels by Their First Sentences? Interactive, February 3

    Some books grab you right from the author’s first sentence and stick with you long after the last page. Can you match these five opening lines to their titles?

  15. 6 New Paperbacks to Read This Week Interactive, February 3

    This roundup includes titles by Fintan O’Toole, Xochitl Gonzalez and more.

  16. A Look Ahead at the Season’s Big Books Book Review, February 3

    Gilbert Cruz and Tina Jordan discuss the upcoming books they’re most excited to read in the next few months.

  17. What Is Literary Criticism For? Culture, February 3

    John Guillory’s “Cultural Capital,” published amid the 1990s canon wars, became a classic. In a follow-up, “Professing Criticism,” he takes on his field’s deep funk.

  18. The 19th-Century Cult That Gave Rise to an Incel Assassin Book Review, February 3

    Susan Wels’s “An Assassin in Utopia” links President Garfield’s killer to the atmosphere of free love and religious fervor that gripped Oneida, N.Y., in the late 1800s.

  19. One Day They’ll Say This Was the Best (and Worst) Thing I Ever Made Op Ed, February 3

    It started with smirk and ended with a bang, and in between it changed the media universe.

  20. A Song and Dance Collaboration, Straight Outta Swamplandia Arts & Leisure, February 3

    The choreographer Troy Schumacher, the composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone and the novelist Karen Russell teamed up, pushing one another to new places in their mediums.

  21. Brazil’s Lula Promised ‘More Books in Place of Guns.’ Can He Deliver? Culture, February 3

    In his first terms as president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva expanded the scope of who could get published in the country, and who could access books. His return to the presidency comes with expectations, and hurdles.

  22. Jon Klassen Reviews the Most Complete Collection to Date of Eric Carle’s Animal Art Book Review, February 3

    Klassen had been influenced by the quietly revolutionary artist before Carle made a single book for children.

  23. Storming Normandy in 1346 Book Review, February 3

    “Essex Dogs,” the first novel in a projected trilogy by the historian Dan Jones, imagines a hard-bitten band of mercenaries hired to invade France on behalf of their English king.

  24. Reflections on Star Quality From a Golden Age of ‘Junk TV’ Styles, February 3

    In a new memoir, a longtime casting director revels in memories of a bygone Hollywood, matching actors with the roles that made them stars.

  25. Heather Gay of ‘Real Housewives’ Knows She’s a ‘Bad Mormon’ Styles, February 2

    A star of the Salt Lake City franchise details her separation from the church in a new memoir.

  26. 9 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, February 2

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

  27. Newly Published, From Climate Fiction to a Lost Congolese Princess Book Review, February 2

    A selection of recently published books.

  28. Valentine’s Day 2023 Gift Guide: What T Editors Covet Most Right Now T Style, February 2

    Essentials for a romantic night at home, sophisticated sweets and more recommendations from T Magazine.

  29. A Century On, the Search for the Real Franz Kafka Continues Op Ed, February 2

    Translating Kafka’s diaries revealed a writer even more alive than English-language readers previously knew.

  30. Alex Prud’homme Wishes He Was in the Room Where It Happened Book Review, February 2

    “That toothsome meal arguably saved the Republic,” says the journalist, whose new book is “Dinner With the President: Food, Politics, and a History of Breaking Bread at the White House,” of Thomas Jefferson’s so-called Dinner Table Bargain. “The d...

  31. They Crossed Paths in Second Grade. Now They’re Best Sellers. Book Review, February 2

    When “Master Slave Husband Wife” came out last month, Ilyon Woo teamed up with her old friend Imani Perry for her first book event.

  32. The Controversy Over ‘American Dirt’ Letters, February 1

    Readers discuss criticisms of Jeanine Cummins’s novel about a woman trying to flee Mexico. Also: Marjorie Taylor Greene’s antisemitic comments; Chinese child-rearing.

  33. Three Young Girls Went Into the Woods. Two Came Out. Book Review, February 1

    Kate Alice Marshall’s new novel, “What Lies in the Woods,” is elevated by unexpected plot twists, deep psychological perspicacity, and an endlessly interesting dance between past and present.

  34. 13 New Books Coming in February Weekend, February 1

    A salty historical romp, two deep dives into the entertainment industry, a handful of memoirs and Salman Rushdie’s much-anticipated new novel, “Victory City.”

  35. Salman Rushdie’s Miracle City Book Review, February 1

    His new novel is about a kingdom that is founded on pluralism but fails to live up to its ideals.

  36. Carin Goldberg, Who Transformed Book and Album Cover Design, Dies at 69 Obits, January 31

    She was part of a vanguard of women designers who looked to the past to upend the cool modernism of the ’70s with a style that would become prominent in the ’80s.

  37. The Yale Library That’s a Temple to Learning … and a Portal to Hell Book Review, January 31

    In “Hell Bent,” Leigh Bardugo continues the fantastical journey she began in “Ninth House.”

  38. In ‘Reckoning,’ Eve Ensler Unveils a New Name but Familiar Targets Culture, January 31

    Writing now as V, the creator of “The Vagina Monologues” tackles racism, colonialism and sexual violence in a raw and free-associative collection.

  39. Head of Penguin Random House Resigns Books, January 31

    The departure of Madeline McIntosh, who has led the country’s largest book publisher since 2018, is the latest shake-up for the company during a turbulent period.

  40. Her Culture Was Suppressed for Centuries. Now It Powers Her Best Seller. Culture, January 30

    Ann-Helén Laestadius grew up among the Sámi, an Indigenous people living near the Arctic Circle, in Europe. Her novel, “Stolen,” a success in her native Sweden, reflects that culture to a broad audience.

  41. Gregory Allen Howard, Screenwriter of ‘Remember the Titans,’ Dies at 70 Obits, January 30

    After the success of that movie, he established a brand for writing Hollywood movies about inspiring episodes in Black history.

  42. A Quarter-Life Crisis Handled With Grace and Guts Book Review, January 29

    In “Maame,” a young woman strives for independence while carrying the weight of her family’s world.

  43. Demon Dolls, Lonely Dolls and Sex Dolls Book Review, January 28

    An editor recommends old and new books.

  44. How Barnes & Noble Came Back From Near Death Op Ed, January 28

    I, for one, am still loyal to my childhood haunt.

  45. Move Over, Pablo Neruda. Young Chileans Have a New Favorite Poet. Books, January 28

    Gabriela Mistral, the first Latin American to win a Nobel Prize for literature, was long considered staid. A new generation is reclaiming her as an anti-establishment icon.

  46. In These Stories, Everyone Wants to Be Somewhere Else Book Review, January 28

    The characters in “The Faraway World” seek connection in a disconnected world. Patricia Engel provides it in her own clever way.

  47. How Well Do You Know Novels Set in New Orleans? Interactive, January 27

    In addition to great music and a magnificent Mardi Gras celebration, the Crescent City is the setting for many classic and award-winning novels. Can you guess the five books featured in this week’s quiz?

  48. Justice Dept. Announces More Arrests in Plot to Kill Iranian Writer Washington, January 27

    Three men were enlisted to assassinate Masih Alinejad, a human-rights activist in Brooklyn who has criticized Iran’s repression of women, the indictment says.

  49. New York City and Its Discontents, in 3 New Books Book Review, January 27

    “The Sense of Wonder,” “Vintage Contemporaries” and “All the Beauty in the World” take on the many dramas of Gotham.

  50. 6 New Paperbacks to Read This Week Interactive, January 27

    This week’s roundup includes titles from Miriam Toews, Ibram X. Kendi, Lawrence Wright’s and more.

  51. The Threads That Bind Us Book Review, January 27

    A boy embroiders the moon, a girl makes coats for canines and a knitted-cape crusader saves the day.

  52. Pamela Anderson Tells All, Again Book Review, January 27

    Her new memoir — about her small-town coming-of-age, her multiple traumas and Hollywood escapades — is an attempt to set the record straight.

  53. New York Public Library Acquires Joan Didion’s Papers Culture, January 26

    The joint archive of Didion and her husband, John Gregory Dunne, includes manuscripts, photographs, letters, dinner party guest lists and other personal items.

  54. New York Public Library Acquires Joan Didion’s Papers Arts, January 26

    The joint archive of Didion and her husband, John Gregory Dunne, includes manuscripts, photographs, letters, dinner party guest lists and other personal items.

  55. 9 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, January 26

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

  56. Small-Town Affairs Book Review, January 26

    These romance novels brim with coziness and cupcake bakeries.

  57. R.F. Kuang Is Curious About Something … Book Review, January 26

    The author of “Babel” likes to raise questions that bother her — ones she hopes will bother her readers too.

  58. The Long Shadow of ‘American Dirt’ Op Ed, January 26

    How a literary world uproar changed book publishing.

  59. It Took Nearly 30 Years. Is America Ready for Ben Okri Now? Culture, January 26

    The acclaimed Nigerian British writer is resonating with American readers in a moment of national crisis. “Maybe nations go through a time when they just can’t hear certain kinds of voices,” he said.

  60. Patricia Engel’s Enduring Friendships Always Include Books Book Review, January 26

    “It touches me when people ask me to read a book because it’s special to them,” says the fiction writer, whose new book is the story collection “The Faraway World.” “It’s like being granted permission to peek inside their soul.”

  61. Paul La Farge, Inventive Novelist, Is Dead at 52 Obits, January 25

    He played with history and narrative techniques whether writing about 19th-century France or H.P. Lovecraft.

  62. Newly Published, From Bottled Wishes to Norman Mailer Book Review, January 25

    A selection of recently published books.

  63. What’s in Our Queue? SZA and More Interactive, January 25

    I’m a reporter on The Times’s Styles desk. Here are the five things I’ve been loving as of late.

  64. Salman Rushdie Has a New Book, and a Message: ‘Words Are the Only Victors’ Culture, January 25

    Nearly six months after he was brutally attacked, Rushdie is recovering and releasing a new novel, with the literary world rallying to his side.

  65. Globalization’s Discontents Were Baked In From the Beginning Book Review, January 25

    In “Against the World,” the historian Tara Zahra examines the promise of liberal internationalism in its early days — and the resentments and suffering it continues to incite.

  66. A Prophet of Boom With Charts for Every Occasion Books, January 24

    With “The Aftermath,” Philip Bump marshals a sea of statistics to debunk myths about that big, self-involved and endlessly discussed postwar generation.

  67. Victor S. Navasky, a Leading Liberal Voice in Journalism, Dies at 90 Obits, January 24

    Witty and contrarian, he was the longtime editor and later publisher of The Nation and wrote an acclaimed book about the Hollywood blacklisting era.

  68. Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton and … Lip Gloss? Op Ed, January 24

    Hygienic? No. But a way teenage girls built connections during a tumultuous life stage? Yes.

  69. A New History of Modernism: Lesbian, Feminist, Fragmented Book Review, January 24

    “After Sappho,” Selby Wynn Schwartz’s debut novel, considers the lives of women artists and intellectuals at the turn of the 20th century.

  70. A Year in the Juvenile Justice System Book Review, January 24

    “Children of the State” immerses the author Jeff Hobbs in the world of three American institutions. What he discovers is an open question.

  71. Immigration Is Hard. This Novel Turns the Struggle Into a Comedy of Errors. Book Review, January 24

    In Kathryn Ma’s new novel, “The Chinese Groove,” an overly optimistic Chinese man migrates to America to find connection and success. It doesn’t go as planned.

  72. In ‘This Other Eden,’ a Historical Tale of Paradise Lost Book Review, January 24

    In his latest novel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Harding reimagines the history of a small mixed-race community’s devastating eviction from their homes.

  73. How Enlightened Were the Pirates of Madagascar? Book Review, January 24

    In his last book, the iconoclastic anthropologist David Graeber considers evidence that maritime outlaws created utopian political communities on the island in the Indian Ocean.

  74. The Thrill of Plot or the Richness of Detail? Try Both. Book Review, January 24

    Laurent Mauvignier’s “The Birthday Party” is a thriller with an intense focus on its characters’ interior worlds.

  75. Eileen Yin-Fei Lo, 85, Dies; Taught Americans How to Cook Chinese Food Obits, January 23

    She was committed to codifying traditional Chinese cooking techniques when most Americans thought of Chinese food as dishes like chop suey and chow mein.

  76. How Waze Changed the Way We Drive Op Ed, January 23

    A new book by the company’s co-founder Uri Levine offers lessons on succeeding as an entrepreneur.

  77. For Tech Companies, Years of Easy Money Yield to Hard Times Business, January 23

    Rock-bottom rates were the secret engine fueling $1 billion start-ups and virtual attempts to conquer the physical world. But in 2023, reality bites.

  78. Hilderbabes Take Nantucket Weekend, January 23

    This month, hundreds of Elin Hilderbrand’s fans flocked to her freezing cold island to dance, shop, do yoga and drink espresso martinis with their favorite author. Why?

  79. How Is Your Phone Powered? Problematically. Book Review, January 23

    Siddharth Kara’s “Cobalt Red” takes a deep dive into the horrors of mining the valuable mineral — and the many who benefit from others’ suffering.

  80. John Maynard Keynes Can’t Save You Now Culture, January 23

    Martin Riker’s novel “The Guest Lecture” details a tortured night inside the head of a young economist.

  81. Marion Meade, Biographer Behind Dorothy Parker Revival, Dies at 88 Obits, January 22

    Her 1988 book put an Algonquin wit back in circulation. She also wrote about Eleanor of Aquitaine, the suffragist Victoria Woodhull and Woody Allen.

  82. Paul Harding Captures the Quiet Side of Calamity Books, January 22

    It took the author a decade, and some luck, to publish his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Tinkers.” He’s back with another devastating tale, “This Other Eden.”

  83. Tsitsi Dangarembga Turns From Fiction to Polemic Book Review, January 22

    The essays in “Black and Female” recount the Zimbabwean novelist and filmmaker’s life in the context of colonialism and its aftermaths.

  84. Clothes for People Who Love Books Styles, January 21

    Rachel Comey’s collaboration with The New York Review of Books is the latest flirtation between the fashion and literary worlds.

  85. A Hit French Novel Tries to Explain Putin. Too Well, Some Critics Say. Foreign, January 21

    A popular novel, “The Wizard of the Kremlin,” presents a sympathetic portrait of the Russian leader, critics say, raising concerns that it might influence national policy toward the Ukraine war.

  86. Closing the Book on Promises to Myself Book Review, January 21

    This year’s resolution: No more worrying about all the volumes I know I’ll never read.

  87. Aleksandar Hemon Sets a Gay Love Story Amid the Great War Book Review, January 21

    In the postmodernist novel “The World and All That It Holds,” a Sephardi pharmacist falls in love with a Bosnian soldier as war breaks out in Sarajevo and beyond.

  88. Betty Lee Sung, Pioneering Scholar of Chinese in America, Dies at 98 Obits, January 20

    U.S.-born, she lived for a time in China and then fled as Japan invaded. She later broke academic ground in New York in the study of the Asian American diaspora.

  89. It Takes a (Book) Village Book Review, January 20

    Book lovers and entrepreneurs have built a community centered on literature in upstate New York.

  90. A Mother Vanishes Book Review, January 20

    In Jane Harper’s new book, “Exiles,” set in a small Australian town, a 39-year-old woman disappears from a wine festival — but her infant daughter is found in her stroller, unharmed.

  91. Page and Screen: Can You Guess This Author With a Flair for Thrillers? Interactive, January 20

    This writer’s work kept readers — and moviegoers — on edge for decades. Who is it?

  92. When $20,000 Gets You Exploited in America Book Review, January 20

    In “The Great Escape,” Saket Soni, a labor organizer, recounts the ordeal faced by hundreds of Indian workers who were lured to this country on false promises of green cards and sorely mistreated.

  93. 6 New Paperbacks to Read This Week Interactive, January 20

    Our picks this week include Bob Woodward’s third book about the Trump administration.

  94. 9 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, January 19

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

  95. Teaching Writing to Retirees Helped Ana Reyes Stay Focused Book Review, January 19

    As she worked on her debut novel, the author of “The House in the Pines” found inspiration in a classroom.

  96. ‘Vile,’ ‘Deplorable,’ ‘Full of Lies’: Aleksandar Hemon Is No Fan of Philip Roth Book Review, January 19

    “Roth’s steadfast commitment to the many privileges of male whiteness reliably repels me,” says Hemon, whose new novel is “The World and All That It Holds.” “I also dislike a lot of recent books, but I don’t wish to name them.”

  97. Jonathan Raban, Adventurous Literary Traveler, Dies at 80 Obits, January 18

    An expatriate Briton, he followed Huckleberry Finn’s Mississippi, sailed to Alaska and explored eastern Montana. But, he said, he was not a “travel writer.”

  98. Read Your Way Through Boston Books, January 18

    Paul Theroux, the quintessential travel writer, has also enshrined his Massachusetts roots in his writing. Here are his recommendations for those who come to visit.

  99. When Mental Illness Afflicts the Young Letters, January 18

    A psychiatrist and two social workers write about stigma and discrimination. Also: Presidential papers; gas stoves; transgender courage; writing and thinking.

  100. A Puppet That’s Truly the Stuff of Nightmares Book Review, January 18

    His “stumpy fabric legs” and “little nubbin arms” may seem innocuous, but Pupkin — the star of Grady Hendrix’s new novel, “How to Sell a Haunted House” — is a killer.

  101. They Rejected Diet Culture 30 Years Ago. Then They Went Mainstream. Well, January 18

    Once considered radical, Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole’s method of intuitive eating has become the cornerstone of the modern anti-diet movement.

  102. So Far So Good? Biden Hopes So. Book Review, January 18

    Chris Whipple’s “The Fight of His Life” chronicles the administration in medias res.

  103. He Got Biden to Open Up About His Stutter, Then Wrote About His Own Culture, January 18

    John Hendrickson's memoir “Life on Delay” recounts his experience with this poorly understood neurological disorder, tracing an arc from frustration and isolation to acceptance and community.

  104. Newly Published, From Myriad Hats to an Iraqi Pomegranate Tree Book Review, January 18

    A selection of recently published books.

  105. A Cornucopia of Pop-Up Ads From an Avid Collector Metro, January 18

    An exhibition in Manhattan focuses on animated advertising — three-dimensional “movables” that were produced to sell products to consumers.

  106. A Rosier View of Roald Dahl Books, January 17

    “Teller of the Unexpected,” an elegant new biography, sidesteps the ugly side of the children’s book author while capturing his grandiose, tragedy-specked life.

  107. Doing Their Best to Keep Royals Out of Trouble Book Review, January 17

    Three books consider the curious role of the contemporary courtier, who advises, protects and defends behind closed castle gates.

  108. Choosing Their Battles Book Review, January 17

    Felicia Kornbluh’s “A Woman’s Life Is a Human Life” is the story of two reproductive rights activists who lived on the same floor of the same New York building but, in an echo of larger patterns in the movement, never joined forces.

  109. A Neuroscientist Faces Death, and Learns Book Review, January 17

    Henry Marsh’s “And Finally” tests the limits — and comforts — of knowledge.

  110. Can the Country Come to Terms With Its Original Sin? Book Review, January 17

    In Edward J. Larson’s “American Inheritance,” the Pulitzer-winning historian attempts to insert reason into a passionate public conversation.

  111. A Hunger for the Truth: Two Middle Grade Novels About Brave Children in 1930s Ukraine Book Review, January 17

    In “The Lost Year” and “Winterkill,” young people fight to expose secrets and lies during the Great Famine.

  112. Money Can’t Buy Happiness. It Can’t Even Buy Status, a New Book Says. Book Review, January 17

    In “The Status Revolution,” Chuck Thompson argues that class signifiers have flipped, so that what was once luxurious is now out and what was once lowbrow is now in.

  113. As ‘A Strange Loop’ Ends, Its Creator Looks Back on a ‘Supernova’ Culture, January 16

    Michael R. Jackson discussed his Pulitzer and Tony-winning musical, which closed Sunday after a nine-month Broadway run.

  114. An Oral History of Rikers Island Book Review, January 16

    In a new book, a wide range of voices weigh in on the notorious jail complex.

  115. Pamela Anderson no necesita tu redención, ella está bien en Español, January 16

    Fue un símbolo sexual para buena parte del mundo. Pero esa no es toda su historia, y ahora la está contando ella misma, en sus propias palabras.

  116. Boston’s ‘Rough Sleepers’ and the Doctor Who Treats Them Book Review, January 16

    The new book by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tracy Kidder chronicles the work of Dr. Jim O’Connell, who has dedicated his career to caring for homeless patients.

  117. A Fake Death in Romancelandia Science, January 16

    A Tennessee homemaker entered the online world of romance writers and it became, in her words, “an addiction.” Things went downhill from there.

  118. Is Poetry Dead? Listen to the Poets. Letters, January 15

    Readers reject the notion that poetry died after “The Waste Land,” by T.S. Eliot. Also: Assessing political polls; the myth of the American dream.

  119. Fleeing Slavery in a Top Hat and Cravat Book Review, January 15

    “Master Slave Husband Wife,” by Ilyon Woo, relates the daring escape from bondage in Georgia to freedom in the North by an enslaved couple disguised as a wealthy planter and his property.

  120. Abridged Too Far Games, January 14

    Michael Schlossberg’s Sunday debut makes us read between the lines.

  121. Harry’s Fractured Fairy Tale Op Ed, January 14

    A millennial Hamlet haunted by Mummy’s vengeful ghost.

  122. A Writer Collapses. As He Recovers, His Dispatches Captivate Readers. Culture, January 14

    Hanif Kureishi lost use of his arms and legs. In tweets dictated to family members, he narrates the drama, and muses about writing and art, love and patience. He’s also quite funny.

  123. Life and Much Death in the Amazon Book Review, January 14

    In “Masters of the Lost Land,” Heriberto Araujo investigates a region where land and people are routinely sacrificed to greed and corruption.

  124. Bret Easton Ellis Is Back to His Regularly Scheduled Programming Book Review, January 14

    In his latest novel, “The Shards,” the author returns to his old tropes: gruesome murder, lonely teenagers and 1980s Los Angeles.

  125. Peter Grose, Veteran Foreign Correspondent, Dies at 88 Obits, January 13

    His career with The New York Times took him to Saigon and Moscow. He drew on that experience later to write several well-received books.

  126. 6 New Paperbacks to Read This Week Interactive, January 13

    New releases this week include Joshua Prager’s "The Family Roe," a collection of essays by Zora Neale Hurston and more.

  127. Can’t We Protect Classified Papers Better? Letters, January 13

    Investigations into two presidents’ handling of secret documents. Also: Hunter Biden and Prince Harry; the debt limit; psychiatric care; editing; libraries.

  128. Title Search: Can You Find the 21 Fantasy Books Hidden in This Story? Interactive, January 13

    Test your questing skills with this puzzle that conceals the names of several classic and award-winning novels within a short text passage.

  129. Small Wonder: 2 Picture Books About Immigrant Assimilation Book Review, January 13

    Many immigrants travel to new lands in hopes of a better life, but once they arrive they often feel small.

  130. She Witnessed Mao’s Worst Excesses. Now She Has a Warning for the World. Foreign, January 13

    At 93, the memoirist Yuan-tsung Chen hopes that her recollections of China’s tumultuous past will help the country confront its historical wrongs — and avoid repeating them.

  131. Pamela Anderson Doesn’t Need Your Redemption. She’s Just Fine. Op Ed, January 13

    She was the universal sex symbol. But there is more to her story, and she’s finally telling it herself.

  132. The Romance Novelist Who Faked Her Own Death Op Ed, January 13

    Now how’s that for a plot twist?

  133. An Artisan in Verse, Whose Poems Shimmer and Resound Book Review, January 13

    A.E. Stallings draws on traditional forms and themes to create poetry that gives heft and shape to the everyday world. “This Afterlife” offers an overview of her career to date.

  134. The Transgressive Power of Alba de Céspedes Book Review, January 13

    A best-selling novelist and political activist in her native Italy, she was admired for her sensitive depictions of women and their predicaments. Recently rediscovered, her work has lost none of its subversive force.

  135. Overlooked Black History, in Three New Novels Book Review, January 13

    A collection of debut novels — “In the Upper Country,” by Kai Thomas, “Moonrise Over New Jessup,” by Jamila Minnicks, and “Wade in the Water,” by Nyani Nkrumah — explore the historical experiences of Black North Americans.

  136. Paul Johnson, Prolific Historian Prized by Conservatives, Dies at 94 Obits, January 12

    He wrote outsize histories on a panoply of subjects, found renown in Britain as an indefatigable columnist and infuriated liberals with his outspoken Tory views.

  137. ‘Hunters’: David Weil on Hunting Nazis as Collective Catharsis Weekend, January 12

    The Amazon thriller, starring Al Pacino, returns for Season 2 with its sights on the ultimate target: Hitler.

  138. 9 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, January 12

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

  139. Jon Meacham Grew Up With Civil War Bullets in His Backyard Book Review, January 12

    The presidential biographer was raised on a battlefield, so when he was dispirited by the state of the union, it made sense to look to Lincoln.

  140. Patrick Modiano Says Good Books Make Good People Book Review, January 12

    “A book that profoundly moves or thrills you makes you a more sensitive person, and therefore a better one,” says the 2014 Nobel laureate, whose new book is “Scene of the Crime.” “That is its moral function.”

  141. Could Anyone Spare a ‘Spare’? No. Insider, January 12

    A New York Times book critic had one day to read and review Prince Harry’s hotly anticipated memoir, which was kept under lock and key.

  142. Mayor’s Proposed Cuts to Libraries Will Hurt New Yorkers, Leaders Say Metro, January 11

    New York’s public libraries could be forced to cut their hours and programming. The City Council wants to protect their funding in the next budget battle.

  143. Prince Harry’s Memoir Has Record-Breaking Sales Weekend, January 11

    The steady drumbeat of revelations that preceded the book’s release helped push early orders and initial sales, making “Spare,” on its first day, one of the best-selling hardcover books in recent memory.

  144. Rehman Rahi, 97, Eminent Kashmiri Poet Who Restored a Language, Dies Obits, January 11

    Kashmir’s unofficial poet laureate, he gave voice to the rich culture of a bitterly divided territory and helped give his mother tongue a distinct literary identity.

  145. Harry and Meghan in the Spotlight Letters, January 11

    Readers discuss the attention on the Sussexes as the prince’s memoir is published. Also: The Virginia school shooting; the Korean War memorial; bison; data storage.

  146. Netflix Brings the Intensity of Elena Ferrante’s Naples to the Screen Culture, January 11

    A new adaptation of the novel “The Lying Life of Adults” features formidable female central characters and an Italy with distinct social classes.

  147. The Kafka You Never Knew Culture, January 11

    An unabridged volume of Franz Kafka’s diaries restores the rough edges and impulses that were buffed out of past editions.

  148. It’s a Wonderful Country: Robert Kagan’s Case for U.S. Empire Book Review, January 11

    In the second installment of his “Dangerous Nation” trilogy, the veteran foreign policy critic argues for embracing the better angels of America’s imperialist nature.

  149. Newly Published, From Y.A. Novels to Sharks and More Book Review, January 11

    A selection of recently published books.

  150. With Jabs, Nicknames and a Dose of Rancor, Harry Skewers Palace Culture Foreign, January 10

    Along with the juicy tidbits Prince Harry offers up in his new memoir, there is also a revealing look at how the royal family, and its staff, operate behind closed doors.