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  1. His Children Called Him the Duke of Villanova. But Who Really Was He? Books, Today

    Janny Scott’s memoir, “The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father,” explores the consequences of generations of inherited Main Line wealth.

  2. A Serial Killer Clown, You Say? Now That’s Dark Comedy Books, Today

    New collections from Carianne Leung (“That Time I Loved You”), Amy Hempel (“Sing to It”) and Mark Mayer (“Aerialists”) balance anxiety with humor.

  3. A Cannibal, a Dead Viscount and a Case of Stolen Sand Books, Today

    Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column features a new and gruesome Lucas Davenport novel and the latest appearance of Parnell Hall’s cantankerous murder-solving puzzle lady.

  4. Revising the History of Chicago in a Sweeping Debut Novel Books, Today

    Jonathan Carr’s “Make Me a City” reconstructs an alternate history of Chicago in fictional source materials.

  5. A Queer, Biracial Coming-of-Age Memoir Is Equal Parts Pain and Pleasure Books, Today

    T Kira Madden’s debut, “Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls,” recalls a troubled childhood in chapters as fragmented as her family life was.

  6. G. Willow Wilson Reimagines the Last Days of Moorish Spain Books, Today

    In her new novel, “The Bird King,” history is infused with fantasy, drama and puckish humor.

  7. Letters to the Editor Books, Today

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  8. In ‘Optic Nerve,’ a Woman Trains a Sharp Eye on Art and Her Life Books, Yesterday

    The first book by María Gainza, an Argentine art critic, to be translated into English is a consistently delightful mix of art history, personal reminiscence and aesthetic theory.

  9. Now Pay Attention, Dear Reader. No, Not to That Article, to This One. Books, Yesterday

    The subject of attention is everywhere in publishing these days, spanning disparate genres from self help to satire to fiction.

  10. The Mueller Report’s Free, but Publishers Are Selling It as a Book Business, Yesterday

    A number of book publishers are selling the report, released on Thursday, even though it can be read for free online.

  11. The Mueller Report’s Free, but Publishers Are Selling It as a Book Business, Yesterday

    A number of book publishers are selling the report, released on Thursday, even though it can be read for free online.

  12. 10 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, Yesterday

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

  13. The Unsteady Evolution of Democracy Books, Yesterday

    Sheri Berman’s “Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe” sees the political history of Europe as one step forward, one step back.

  14. In ‘Stony the Road,’ Henry Louis Gates Jr. Captures the History and Images of the Fraught Years After the Civil War Books, Yesterday

    The scholar’s latest book, coinciding with his new PBS series, “Reconstruction,” is a harrowing look at the resurgence of white nationalism in the late 19th century and the New Negro movement to combat it.

  15. One of the Deadliest Places on the Southwest Border U.S., Yesterday

    In this week’s Crossing the Border newsletter, a trip to Brooks County, deep in South Texas brush country, where the terrain is deadly.

  16. ‘Billy Budd,’ Tragically Charming the Boys for a Century Opinion, Yesterday

    Melville’s novel and Britten’s opera are poignant reminders of the beauty and relevance of gay history.

  17. A Flamboyant Talk Show Host Finds Himself Embroiled in Controversy Books, Yesterday

    Jennifer duBois’s satirical novel “The Spectators” charts the past and present woes of a confrontational TV star who may have inspired a mass shooting.

  18. A Meditation on Our Relationship to the Landscapes We Inhabit Books, Yesterday

    In “The Absent Hand,” Suzannah Lessard dissects a diverse swath of America, looking to understand the malls, green expanses and urban sprawl that surround us.

  19. By the Book: Abby Wambach Books, Yesterday

    The soccer star, whose new book is “Wolfpack,” began the sport because of a how-to guide from the library. “I scored 27 goals in my first three games. I guess I do owe it all to books.”

  20. Hollywood Writers File Suit, Escalating Their Fight With Talent Agents Business, April 17

    The unions for film and television scribes say the top four agencies are violating the law.

  21. What You Should Read to Understand the Measles Epidemic Books, April 17

    In her Prescribed Reading column, Abigail Zuger looks at books exploring the immune system and the tumultuous history of vaccination.

  22. A Fan’s Love, Requited at Last: Conan O’Brien Lands Robert Caro Style, April 17

    The talk show host’s interview of the acclaimed biographer is a long-awaited win for Team Coco.

  23. Documenting Undocumented Lives in ‘The Body Papers’ Books, April 17

    In her memoir-in-essays, Grace Talusan writes about her experience as an immigrant to the United States, her survival of childhood abuse and returning to visit the Philippines, her native country.

  24. Bret Easton Ellis Takes On ‘Generation Wuss’ Books, April 17

    Ellis, perpetual bad boy and avatar of Generation X, delivers in his first nonfiction book, “White,” a series of rants against the politics of the young and woke.

  25. The Remarkable Ben Hecht Books, April 17

    Adina Hoffman’s “Ben Hecht” and Julien Gorbach’s “The Notorious Ben Hecht” examine the man’s career as both a screenwriter and a political activist.

  26. What Tolkien Knew About Love Opinion, April 17

    Like Henry Darger, he created an epic fantasy. Why is Tolkien remembered, and Darger nearly forgotten?

  27. Stories That Explore Africa’s Resilient Spirit Books, April 17

    The Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s “Minutes of Glory” tackles the absurdities, injustices and fortitude of people testing new ways against the old.

  28. What Pulitzer Prize-Nominated Books Should You Read First? Books, April 16

    Here are reviews of the 15 winners and finalists for the awards.

  29. Two Novels by Ann Petry, a Writer Who Believed in Art That Delivers a Message Books, April 16

    Petry’s debut, “The Street,” was the first book by a black woman to sell more than a million copies. A new volume collects it with another novel, “The Narrows,” and a sampling of her criticism.

  30. Stanley Plumly, Lyrical Poet Influenced by Keats, Dies at 79 Obituaries, April 16

    “Keats, for me, represents the integrity of the mission of the poet,” said Mr. Plumly, whose books included a “personal biography” called “Posthumous Keats.”

  31. New & Noteworthy Books, April 16

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

  32. A Psychotherapist Analyzes Her Patients’ Stories — and Her Own Books, April 16

    Lori Gottlieb’s “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed” is a treasure trove of stories and hard-earned advice.

  33. Robert A. Caro, Private Eye Books, April 16

    Caro’s “Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing” describes a lifetime of digging for facts.

  34. The 2008 Financial Crisis as Seen From the Top Books, April 16

    In “Firefighting,” Ben S. Bernanke, Timothy F. Geithner and Henry M. Paulson Jr. explain their roles in averting a financial disaster.

  35. In This Novel, a Secret Society Is Keeping Some Very Dark Secrets Books, April 16

    At the heart of Takis Würger’s “The Club” — part thriller, part coming-of-age tale — is an elite but sinister invitation-only fraternity.

  36. Pulitzer Prizes Focus on Coverage of Trump Finances and Parkland Shooting Business, April 15

    Honors go to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The South Florida Sun Sentinel. And there was a posthumous award for Aretha Franklin.

  37. David Brion Davis, Prizewinning Historian of Slavery, Dies at 92 Obituaries, April 15

    In a revelatory trilogy, Professor Davis, called “one of the most influential historians of his generation,” placed slavery at the center of American history.

  38. In ‘Baby, I Don’t Care,’ Droll and Fierce Poems Influenced by Film Noir Books, April 15

    The endlessly quotable pieces in Chelsey Minnis’s latest collection play with notions taken from Hollywood’s golden era.

  39. Rattlestick Theater Festival to Commemorate Stonewall Anniversary Theater, April 15

    The Pride Plays festival will feature more than a dozen readings from plays by seminal L.G.B.T. writers, as well as by newcomers.

  40. Striking a Balance Between Fear and Hope on Climate Change Books, April 15

    Bill McKibben’s new book, “Falter,” takes a mostly grim view of our willingness to avert environmental disaster. But he leaves open the possibility that we may yet avoid the worst.

  41. Is Sally Rooney’s New Novel as Great as Her First? Books, April 15

    Like “Conversations With Friends,” “Normal People” also traces a young romance in Ireland.

  42. What to Know About the Fight Between Hollywood’s Writers and Agents Business, April 14

    Talks broke down on Friday, upending a way of doing business that had been in place for decades. A guide to how the dispute came about and what lies ahead.

  43. A Bookstore of One’s Own Books, April 14

    Persephone Books in London — devoted mostly to overlooked works by female writers in the mid-1900s — celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

  44. The Week in Books Books, April 14

    E L James after “Fifty Shades,” Ruth Reichl’s delicious new memoir, Sally Rooney and more.

  45. It’s Actually Good to Be Basic, Writes Stassi Schroeder of ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Style, April 14

    Raise your pumpkin-spice latte! The reality-show star has a new advice book.

  46. Hollywood Upended as Unions Tell Writers to Fire Agents Business, April 12

    Talks between TV and movie writers and their agencies on a new code of conduct broke off before a midnight deadline. “It has become clear a big change is necessary,” the Writers Guild of America said.

  47. James Winn, 71, Dryden Biographer and a Skilled Flutist, Dies Obituaries, April 12

    Whether he was writing a Restoration period biography or a book on war poetry, his background in music informed his approach.

  48. To Escape Her Grief, and Work Through It, an Author Starts Running Books, April 12

    After her father died, Katie Arnold became a marathon runner. Her luminous memoir, “Running Home,” explores why.

  49. Ruth Reichl’s Delicious New Memoir Books, April 12

    Reichl discusses “Save Me the Plums,” and Emily Bazelon talks about “Charged.”

  50. In ‘Magical Negro,’ Morgan Parker’s Poems Challenge White Ideas of Blackness Books, April 12

    Parker’s third collection provides its audience a space to celebrate black excellence and black joy as well as to commiserate about injustice.

  51. The Evolution of E L James Books, April 12

    James changed the literary landscape with her blockbuster erotica trilogy, “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Now she is trying something (sort of) new.

  52. A Fittingly Absurd Quiz for Samuel Beckett’s 113th Birthday Books, April 12

    Can you recognize the albums bearing the names of the Irish playwright’s works?

  53. New Picture Books Bring Dogs and Cats to Life, Hilariously Books, April 12

    Lazy, rambunctious, downright weird: The cats and dogs in these stories are unique, lovable — and relatable.

  54. A Novel Whose Hero Is a Man Divided, as Is His Native Palestine Books, April 12

    In “The Parisian,” Isabella Hammad conjures up the Middle East between the two world wars, its tensions expressed in the coming-of-age of an Arab man.

  55. How Liane Moriarty, Kate DiCamillo and Jacqueline Woodson Got Their Starts Books, April 12

    On their websites, famous novelists talk frankly about how they became writers.

  56. New in Paperback: ‘The Overstory,’ ‘Country Dark’ Books, April 12

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  57. Two New Books Dramatically Capture the Climate Change Crisis Books, April 12

    In David Wallace-Wells’s “The Uninhabitable Earth” and Nathaniel Rich’s “Losing Earth,” we have a picture of the increasingly dire problem of global warming.

  58. Three Poets Who Find Meaning, and Material, in Lived Experience Books, April 12

    David Orr’s “Dangerous Household Items,” John Koethe’s “Walking Backwards” and Sarah Gambito’s “Loves You” celebrate daily moments in very different registers.

  59. Going Back to the Battle of the Black Sea in ‘Black Hawk Down’ Books, April 12

    In 1999, the journalist Mark Bowden wrote “Black Hawk Down,” documenting the 1993 United States military raid in Mogadishu, Somalia.

  60. Letters to the Editor Books, April 12

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  61. ‘What’s Your Favorite Book?’ Is Not a Trick Question Opinion, April 11

    Candidates should tell us what they actually love to read, and there shouldn’t be any wrong answers.

  62. 8 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, April 11

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

  63. A Comic Novel Reunites a Damaged Dad and His Recalcitrant Offspring Books, April 11

    Andrew Ridker’s “The Altruists” charts how expectations clash when a widower’s two adult children return to the family home in St. Louis.

  64. A Dark Comedy About Being Disabled? He’s in on the Joke Arts, April 11

    On the Netflix series “Special,” the creator and star Ryan O’Connell mines his experiences being a gay millennial with cerebral palsy for humor.

  65. How the Great Leftist Thinkers of the 20th Century Contended With Zionism Books, April 11

    In “The Lions’ Den,” Susie Linfield tours the minds of eight thinkers, including Hannah Arendt and Noam Chomsky, investigating their relationship to the Jewish state.

  66. How France Became a Dangerous Place to Be a Jew Books, April 11

    Marc Weitzmann’s “Hate” explores the increasing anti-Semitism that has infected French society over the past several years.

  67. By the Book: Julia Alvarez Books, April 11

    The author of novels including “In the Time of the Butterflies,” just reissued for its 25th anniversary, has always been taken with Milton’s Satan: “Sorry, God, but he got the better part.”

  68. Why We Need ‘Game of Thrones’ Opinion, April 10

    The epic fantasy series is more than just escape. It is a way of imagining our way to the future.

  69. A Conversation With Terrence McNally, the Bard of American Theater Interactive, April 10

    At 80, the legendary playwright reflects on his forward-looking art.

  70. Letter From the Editor: T Presents ‘America 2024’ Interactive, April 10

    This issue pays tribute to the artist’s inability to unquestioningly accept the society in which she lives.

  71. In T.C. Boyle’s Trippy New Novel, Characters Turn On, Tune In and Drop Lots of Acid Books, April 10

    “Outside Looking In” explores the LSD-fueled escapades of Timothy Leary and his Harvard graduate students.

  72. In This Novel, a Man’s Face Becomes Distorted. His Sanity Follows. Books, April 10

    “The Alarming Palsy of James Orr,” by Tom Lee, combines a Kafkaesque premise with modern British social satire.

  73. Charles Van Doren, a Quiz Show Whiz Who Wasn’t, Dies at 93 Obituaries, April 10

    A charismatic and well-pedigreed contestant, he confessed to Congress that his ballyhooed TV performances in the 1950s had been scandalously rigged.

  74. A Modern Riff on an Old Testament Climate Catastrophe Books, April 10

    In “Naamah,” an inventive first novel by Sarah Blake, Noah’s wife recounts the trials — and surprising pleasures — of life on the ark after the Flood.

  75. ‘Women Talking,’ by Miriam Toews, Is a Mennonite #MeToo Novel Books, April 10

    In an isolated religious community, some of the men have been raping the women for years. When they are finally arrested, the women must decide what to do next.

  76. In ‘Working,’ Robert A. Caro Gives Us a Brief Look at the Process of Writing His Epic Books Books, April 9

    This assemblage of personal reflections and interviews arrives as readers wait for the final volume of the 83-year-old historian’s multivolume life of Lyndon Johnson.

  77. The Repurposing of a Vogue Editor Style, April 9

    After almost 20 years at the magazine, Tonne Goodman is cutting loose. Her memoir will be published next week.

  78. Treating a Historic Massacre as an Active Crime Scene Books, April 9

    “The House of the Pain of Others,” by the Mexican writer Julián Herbert, revisits the murder of 300 Chinese immigrants over three days in 1911, during the Mexican Revolution.

  79. How Preet Bharara Defines Justice Opinion, April 9

    In his new book, the former United States attorney reflects on his tenure.

  80. Women Dominate Shortlist for Booker International Prize Books, April 9

    The Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, last year’s winner, was among five women on the shortlist of six authors for the translated literature prize. All six translators are women.

  81. Ruth Reichl Dishes on the Last Days of Gourmet Magazine Books, April 9

    “Save Me the Plums” is a delicious memoir of a decade that took her from the glory days of Condé Nast to the morning when the office door was closed for good.

  82. Books by John Oliver and Angie Thomas on This Year’s List of ‘Most Challenged’ Titles Books, April 9

    The objections noted for each book reflect the issues dividing the United States.

  83. How to Create the Perfect Green Space Books, April 9

    Instagram plant culture can be intimidating. In his new book, “Wild at Home,” Hilton Carter shares some tips on how anyone — even a novice — can incorporate plants into their lives.

  84. Drama and Suspense in the Canadian Wilderness Books, April 9

    Peter Heller’s “The River” juxtaposes a tense social situation with a raging wildfire.

  85. New & Noteworthy Books, April 9

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

  86. An Urdu Epic Puts India’s Partition Into Historical Perspective Books, April 8

    Qurratulain Hyder’s “River of Fire,” “transcreated” into English by the author, gushes across more than 2,000 years of the subcontinent’s cultural life.

  87. Sally Rooney’s ‘Normal People’ Explores Intense Love Across Social Classes Books, April 8

    Rooney’s second novel tracks two gifted but troubled teenagers across four years of friendship and occasional romance.

  88. How Tough-on-Crime Prosecutors Contribute to Mass Incarceration Books, April 8

    “Charged,” by Emily Bazelon, argues that prosecutors have far too much power over the outcomes of criminal cases and lays out a path for urgent reform.

  89. Fire Your Agent? Not Yet. Hollywood Writers and Talent Agencies Extend Talks. Business, April 7

    Negotiations between the Writers Guild and the talent agencies stave off a potentially chaotic disruption of the entertainment business.

  90. Fire Your Agent? Not Yet. Hollywood Writers and Talent Agencies Extend Talks. Business, April 7

    Negotiations between the Writers Guild and the talent agencies stave off a potentially chaotic disruption of the entertainment business.

  91. The Week in Books Books, April 7

    A deep dive into the Chernobyl disaster, a debut British-Palestinian novelist and more.

  92. Erin Lee Carr on Father-Daughter Joys and Struggles Books, April 6

    Carr’s new memoir, “All That You Leave Behind,” documents her relationship with her father, the former Times reporter and columnist David Carr, and her own troubles, including with alcoholism.

  93. A Soldier Kills a Deaf Boy, and Rebels Respond With a Barricade of Silence Books, April 6

    Ilya Kaminsky’s “Deaf Republic,” a poetry collection framed as a two-act play, proffers deafness as a source of strength and resistance against oppression.

  94. Vonda N. McIntyre, 70, Champion of Women in Science Fiction, Dies Obituaries, April 5

    Ms. McIntyre won three Nebula Awards for her writing and inspired other female authors. She also wrote five novels set in the “Star Trek” universe.

  95. New & Noteworthy Books, April 5

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

  96. The Chernobyl Disaster in Full Books, April 5

    Adam Higginbotham talks about his sweeping new history of the nuclear accident and its aftermath, and Nellie Bowles discusses Clive Thompson’s “Coders.”

  97. Jonathan Baumbach, Novelist With an Experimental Bent, Dies at 85 Obituaries, April 5

    Concerned about the limited interests of conventional publishers, Mr. Baumbach also helped found a publishing collective run by writers.

  98. Building a Book on Baseball, With 10 Pitches and 300 Interviews Reader Center, April 5

    Tyler Kepner’s new book, “K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches,” is the culmination of a three-year scavenger hunt across the baseball landscape.

  99. Inside the Insta-Cover Games Books, April 5

    The “Seven Day Book Cover Challenge” has become digital catnip for book lovers online.

  100. A Poet and Essayist Meditates on the Deep Roots Binding Humans and Trees Books, April 5

    C.D. Wright’s posthumous book “Casting Deep Shade” offers a guided walk through beech forests and her own wide-ranging mind.

  101. TV’s New Golden Age Produces Financial Drama: Writers vs. Their Agents Business, April 5

    They were once so close. Now, writers are accusing their representatives of enriching themselves at their clients’ expense.

  102. Revisiting the Bonds of Friendship in Lisa See’s “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” Books, April 5

    Lisa See’s 2005 novel “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” presents a bond between two women — laotongs, or “old sames” — in nineteenth-century China.

  103. Entrancing Poetry Picture Books Books, April 5

    Some of the best illustrated children’s books are not stories — they’re poems that use language, form and rhythm to let kids reflect, imagine and think.

  104. The Friday Night Gab Sessions That Fueled 18th-Century British Culture Books, April 5

    “The Club,” by Leo Damrosch, is a dazzling history of the get-togethers during which London’s leading lights — including Samuel Johnson, Edward Gibbon and Adam Smith — ate, drank and exchanged ideas.

  105. New Directions for American Foreign Policy Books, April 5

    Bernard-Henri Lévy’s “The Empire and the Five Kings” and Ted Galen Carpenter’s “Gullible Superpower” offer conflicting advice on where we should go from here.

  106. New in Paperback: ‘Kudos,’ ‘Washington Black’ Books, April 5

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  107. ‘Like a JDate for the Dead’ Books, April 5

    In Nathan Englander’s “Kaddish.com,” a Brooklyn man — who’s defected from Orthodox Judaism — hires a stranger to recite the Kaddish prayers for his father.

  108. Best-Selling Books, Unusual Authors Books, April 5

    Alice Paul Tapper, who wrote “Raise Your Hand,” is just 11. And the author of the Expanse novels, James S. A. Corey, is really two men — Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck.

  109. Fast Times at Citywide Academy for the Performing Arts Books, April 5

    In her new novel, “Trust Exercise,” Susan Choi trains her lens on a group of high school drama students, zooming in first on their teenage years, then focusing on them years later.

  110. Philip Kerr’s Last Novel and a New Series From Alexander McCall Smith Books, April 5

    Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column features Bernie Gunther’s final appearance in Berlin and introduces a delightfully eccentric Swedish sleuth.

  111. ‘The Volunteer’ Braids the Lives of Fathers and Sons Books, April 5

    Salvatore Scibona’s bold new novel spans generations, but at its heart is a young man who comes of age during the Vietnam War.

  112. Lisa See Sets a Coming-of-Age Story in the Tumultuous Seas of Occupied Korea Books, April 5

    In “The Island of Sea Women,” best friends who are professional divers confront grim fates in the years before the Korean War.

  113. Letters to the Editor Books, April 5

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  114. 9 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, April 4

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

  115. A Debut Novelist Explores Her Family’s History, and Palestine’s Books, April 4

    With her debut novel, “The Parisian,” Isabella Hammad joins a group of contemporary Palestinian writers exploring how nostalgia and loss are refracted across generations of families.

  116. The Stoic Philosopher of the Lockup Books, April 4

    “Solitary,” by Albert Woodfox, is a remarkable testament of suffering and self-transformation by a man who survived more than 40 years in solitary confinement.

  117. A ‘Native Son’ Reimagined, With James Baldwin in Mind Arts, April 4

    In 1949, Richard Wright’s best-selling novel drew criticism from his former protégé. A new HBO movie adaptation attempts to marry the two writers’ sensibilities for a modern age.

  118. Two Thai Novelists Explore Bangkok’s Swirl of Remembering and Forgetting Books, April 4

    The city becomes a fever dream in Pitchaya Sudbanthad’s “Bangkok Wakes to Rain” and Veeraporn Nitiprapha’s “The Blind Earthworm in the Labyrinth.”

  119. Kick-Start Your Reading Habit With Bite-Sized Books Smarter Living, April 3

    If you don’t feel like you have the time to read more, or struggle to finish a book, this method will help. If you have time for Twitter or Instagram, you have time for these books.

  120. A Shakespeare Festival Presents Modern Translations. Cue the Debate (Again). Theater, April 3

    A series of readings at Classic Stage Company will present the fruits of a project that charged people with “translating” Shakespeare into accessible (and faithful) modern English.

  121. Healing the Divisions in Our Country Books, April 3

    Arthur C. Brooks, in “Love Your Enemies,” offers advice on how to restore civility to American politics.

  122. His Blog Explored Notions of Black Masculinity. His Memoir Explodes Them. Books, April 3

    The essays in “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker” recount Damon Young’s evolution from blogger to Established Magazine Writer even as he searches for his authentic self.

  123. Domestic Confidential: What Happens When a New Mother’s Home Becomes a ‘Job Site’ Books, April 3

    In “Women’s Work,” Megan K. Stack dares a closer look at the domestic labor arrangements that have made her writing possible.

  124. Looking Again at the Chernobyl Disaster Books, April 3

    Adam Higginbotham’s “Midnight in Chernobyl” explores the causes of the Chernobyl explosion, and Kate Brown’s “Manual for Survival” considers the consequences.

  125. Why Are We Feeling So Bad When Life Is So Good? Two Books Want Us to Accentuate the Positive Books, April 2

    “The Right Side of History,” by Ben Shapiro, and “Clear and Present Safety,” by Michael A. Cohen and Micah Zenko, declare current pessimism is totally overblown.

  126. A Poetic Body of Work Grapples With the Physical Body at Risk Books, April 2

    In “The Tradition,” Jericho Brown witnesses and celebrates vulnerability and resilience in a country that too often scorns or condemns them.

  127. In ‘Women Talking,’ Miriam Toews Ponders Punishment and Justice After Horrifying Crimes Books, April 2

    Toews’s eighth book was inspired by a real-life series of attacks in a Mennonite community.

  128. A Peerless Chronicler of the 1970s and ’80s Turns Her Gaze on Generation Y Books, April 2

    Ann Beattie’s new novel, “A Wonderful Stroke of Luck,” follows its protagonist from prep school in 2001 into his 30s today.

  129. The Cracking of a Cold, Cold Case Books, April 2

    In his true-crime epic, “The Last Stone,” Mark Bowden follows detectives as they try to solve the 1975 disappearance of two Maryland sisters.

  130. Humanities Endowment Announces New Grants Amid Old Threats Arts, April 2

    The National Endowment for the Humanities announced grants supporting 233 projects around the country, two weeks after the latest effort to close the agency.

  131. Skin and Bones, Hold the Skin: An Author Considers Our Inner Scaffolding Books, April 2

    Brian Switek’s “Skeleton Keys” takes a close look at our 206 bones and how they allow us to “stomp, fly, swim, slither, dig, run.”

  132. In a Musical ‘Death in Venice,’ the Author Is Present Theater, April 2

    A new production by Ivo Van Hove with a live orchestra makes the writer Thomas Mann a character in his most famous creation.

  133. Vladimir Nabokov, Literary Refugee Opinion, April 2

    The novelist fled Revolutionary Russia a century ago this week. How did the experience shape his writing?

  134. Three Books Examine Our Changing Earth Books, April 2

    From melting ice to diminishing populations, these books look at the effects of climate change and humans’ shifting relationship with our planet.

  135. Barry Lopez Travels to the Ends of the Earth, Seeking Glimmers of Hope Books, April 2

    In “Horizon,” the eminent environmentalist reconstructs decades’ worth of his observations of the natural world, from the Arctic to Australia.

  136. What Your Therapist Is Thinking About in That Therapy Session Books, April 2

    A conversation with Lori Gottlieb about her new book, “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed.”

  137. 10 New Books to Watch for in April Books, April 1

    A history of the moon landing 50 years later, a new novel from Sally Rooney and more.

  138. Notable Deaths 2019: Books Interactive, April 1

    A memorial to those who lost their lives in 2019

  139. For the Performing Arts Students in This Novel, Drama Is a Way of Life Books, April 1

    Susan Choi’s “Trust Exercise” follows the intense relationships and betrayals among high school friends and their teachers.

  140. A Journey — if You Dare — Into the Minds of Silicon Valley Programmers Books, April 1

    Clive Thompson’s “Coders” demystifies the work done to create the algorithms and programs that have come to dominate our world.

  141. Some of Our Favorite Literary Hoaxes Books, April 1

    In honor of April Fools’ Day, we’ve collected some of the best book frauds from the last 100 years.

  142. The Mysteries of Friendship, Illuminated by Spooky Quantum Physics Books, April 1

    Nell Freudenberger’s eloquent new novel, “Lost and Wanted,” invokes cutting-edge science and the supernatural to plumb the ineffable in human relationships.

  143. Robert A. Caro on the Means and Ends of Power Interactive, April 1

    “Power reveals. Do I want people to know that? Yes.”

  144. Bret Easton Ellis Has Calmed Down. He Thinks You Should, Too. Books, March 31

    In the 1980s and ’90s, the novelist was seen as a literary bad boy and the voice of his generation. Now 55, he’s about to publish his first book in nine years.

  145. The Week in Books Books, March 31

    Salman Rushdie on a “dazzling” debut novel, Bret Easton Ellis, the birth of American Modernism and more.

  146. Preet Bharara on the Rule of Law Books, March 29

    Bharara discusses “Doing Justice,” and Senator Doug Jones talks about “Bending Toward Justice.”

  147. The Debut Novel That Rules the Best-Seller List Books, March 29

    “Where the Crawdads Sing,” which came out last August, got an initial boost from Reese Witherspoon. It’s now sold over 1.5 million copies.

  148. A Comic Look at Nixon’s ‘Marihuana’ Report Books, March 29

    The graphic novelist Box Brown looks at the government report that anticipated our current debates about the legalization of weed.

  149. New in Paperback: ‘No Turning Back,’ ‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ Books, March 29

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  150. ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ in the Time of Netflix Opinion, March 28

    The announcement that it will become a series has reverberated throughout the world. Can the streaming giant do the classic justice?