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  1. Harriet Frank Jr., Writer of Challenging Screenplays, Dies at 96 Movies, Yesterday

    She and her husband, Irving Ravetch, were among Hollywood’s most successful and literate script writers, collaborating on movies like “Hud” and “Norma Rae.”

  2. Ben Smith of BuzzFeed Named New York Times Media Columnist Business, Yesterday

    Mr. Smith will leave the news organization where he has been editor in chief since 2012.

  3. Pakistan’s First Social Media Star and the Forces That Enabled Her Murder Books, Yesterday

    Sanam Maher’s “A Woman Like Her” tells the story of Qandeel Baloch, a figure of intense fascination and outrage who insisted on living on her own terms.

  4. ‘Why We’re Polarized,’ by Ezra Klein: An Excerpt Books, Yesterday

    An excerpt from “Why We’re Polarized,” by Ezra Klein

  5. ‘Run Me to Earth,’ by Paul Yoon: An Excerpt Books, Yesterday

    An excerpt from “Run Me to Earth,” by Paul Yoon

  6. ‘Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle East,’ by Kim Ghattas: An Excerpt Books, Yesterday

    An excerpt from “Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle East,” by Kim Ghattas

  7. The Macabre, the Sinister, the Absurd: Story Time Just Got Weirder Books, Yesterday

    Debut fiction by Nicole Flattery, Miriam Cohen and Nicolette Polek unearths the uncanny.

  8. The Unraveling of the Muslim World Books, Yesterday

    Kim Ghattas’s “Black Wave” examines the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran that is tearing the Middle East apart.

  9. The Unknown Hostess of 1930s Hollywood Books, Yesterday

    Donna Rifkind’s “The Sun and Her Stars” recounts the story of Salka Viertel, little remembered today but a major presence in Golden Age Hollywood.

  10. Caught in Laos’s Civil War, Three Friends Endure Lasting Trauma Books, Yesterday

    “Run Me to Earth,” a new novel by Paul Yoon, examines the devastating toll of mass violence and loss on a handful of survivors.

  11. New & Noteworthy, From Paul Krugman to the Romantic Age Books, Yesterday

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

  12. Forget ‘Affiliative Bonds.’ Animals Have Friends Just Like We Do. Books, Yesterday

    In “Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life’s Fundamental Bond,” Lydia Denworth explores the growing, cross-species science of friendships — how they work and why.

  13. Nuclear Nightmares Books, Yesterday

    Fred Kaplan’s “The Bomb” explains how the United States plans to fight a nuclear war.

  14. Is There Any Way to End the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict? Books, Yesterday

    Rashid Khalidi’s “The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine” argues that the Palestinian point of view has been ignored by American policymakers.

  15. Eliminating Child Poverty With a Government Check Books, Yesterday

    In “Invisible Americans,” the veteran journalist Jeff Madrick lays out a simple solution to child poverty, a condition that affects 17.5 percent of this country’s kids.

  16. Why America’s Political Divisions Will Only Get Worse Books, Yesterday

    Ezra Klein’s “Why We’re Polarized” seeks to explain what has changed in our electoral politics and why our differences are so hard to overcome.

  17. Buying a Mattress in an Actual Store? That’s So 2010. Books, Yesterday

    In “Billion Dollar Brand Club,” Lawrence Ingrassia traces the rise of the direct-to-consumer revolution.

  18. She Had a Preemie — and Then She Started to Ask Important Questions Books, Yesterday

    Sarah DiGregorio’s new book combines memoir and reporting to explore changing treatments for babies born early.

  19. A Different Kind of Heroine, and Not Just Because She Wants to Be a Viking Books, Yesterday

    In Andrew David MacDonald’s debut novel, “When We Were Vikings,” a young woman on the fetal alcohol syndrome spectrum is obsessed with Norse culture.

  20. How Did Josef Mengele Become the Evil Doctor of Auschwitz? Books, Yesterday

    In a new biography, David G. Marwell tells the whole story of the notorious Nazi, down to the discovery of his bones.

  21. Conversations With a Mass Murderer Books, Yesterday

    Jessica Stern’s “My War Criminal” recounts the time she spent with Radovan Karadzic, the Serbian leader implicated in atrocities committed in the 1990s.

  22. Juicio político a Donald Trump: un nuevo libro que podría complicarlo en Español, January 27

    El manuscrito del libro de John Bolton, exasesor de seguridad nacional de la Casa Blanca, tiene revelaciones que podrían implicar al presidente de Estados Unidos.

  23. Graphic Novel Wins Newbery Medal for the First Time Books, January 27

    “New Kid,” by Jerry Craft, won the children’s literature prize, while “The Undefeated,” written by Kwame Alexander and illustrated by Kadir Nelson, won the Caldecott Medal.

  24. ‘American Dirt’ Is Proof the Publishing Industry Is Broken Opinion, January 27

    The clumsy high-profile rollout of the polarizing novel points to a larger issue concerning how new books are promoted.

  25. In a New Dystopian Novel, the Country is AutoAmerica, but Baseball Is Still Its Pastime Books, January 27

    Gish Jen’s “The Resisters” imagines a future surveillance state and a young woman who throws a mean fastball.

  26. 5 Takeaways on Trump and Ukraine From John Bolton’s Book U.S., January 26

    New revelations from the former White House national security adviser could complicate President Trump’s impeachment trial.

  27. Trump Tied Ukraine Aid to Inquiries He Sought, Bolton Book Says U.S., January 26

    Drafts of the book outline the potential testimony of the former national security adviser if he were called as a witness in the president’s impeachment trial.

  28. As ‘American Dirt’ Racks Up Sales, Its Author Becomes the Story Arts, January 25

    Jeanine Cummins’s novel about migrants fleeing violence is a hit with booksellers, but critics have called it “trauma porn” that exploits another country’s pain.

  29. Clayton Christensen, Guru of ‘Disruptive Innovation,’ Dies at 67 Business, January 25

    He broke ground with his assertion that the factors that helped the best companies succeed were also the reasons some of those same companies failed.

  30. Nancy Drew Is Dead! Don't Worry, the Hardy Boys Are on the Case Arts, January 25

    A new comic book series imagines that Nancy has been killed, infuriating some fans of the unstoppable teen detective who made her debut 90 years ago.

  31. The Stories in This Chicago Housing Project Could Fill a Book Books, January 25

    And in Jasmon Drain’s debut collection, “Stateway’s Garden,” they do.

  32. Andrea Bernstein on ‘American Oligarchs’ Books, January 24

    Bernstein discusses her new book about the Trumps and Kushners, and David Zucchino talks about “Wilmington’s Lie.”

  33. La ceguera me volvió paranoica en el amor en Español, January 24

    Perdí la vista, empecé a vivir con un perro guía, me enamoré de un hombre que me quiere y aparecieron las dudas: ¿Acaso está viéndose con alguien más? ¿Es más bonita que yo?

  34. The Meaning of a Book is in the Eye of Its Beholder Books, January 24

    And there are so many kinds of beholders!

  35. The Darkness Where the Future Should Be Opinion, January 24

    What happens to a society that loses its capacity for awe and wonder at things to come?

  36. Marlon James to Host New Literary Podcast Books, January 24

    The Booker Prize winner is teaming up with his editor, Jake Morrissey, on “Marlon and Jake Read Dead People.”

  37. Considering Zora Neale Hurston and the Legacy of Fiction Books, January 24

    This week, Jabari Asim reviews a collection of short stories by Zora Neale Hurston. In 1978, Henry Louis Gates Jr. wrote for the Book Review about Robert Hemenway’s “Zora Neale Hurston: A Literary Biography.”

  38. Four High-Octane New Thrillers Books, January 24

    The bodies pile up at the hands of hit men, henchmen, doctors, arms dealers and White House interns.

  39. Contemporary Brazil, Captured in Two Novels and a Journalist’s Collection Books, January 24

    Heartbreak, exile, lethal violence and the gold rush in the Amazon are some of the themes explored in three newly translated works.

  40. ‘Dear Me’: A Novelist Writes to Her Future Self Books, January 24

    Inspired by a character in a classic children’s book, Ann Napolitano began writing herself letters to be read only 10 years later.

  41. New in Paperback: ‘Prisoner’ and ‘All My Puny Sorrows’ Books, January 24

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  42. Ouch, Oh and Oh No! Books, January 24

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  43. 12 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, January 23

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

  44. Reagan Arthur Named Publisher at Knopf Books, January 23

    Ms. Arthur, previously the publisher at Little, Brown, succeeds Sonny Mehta, who died late last year.

  45. The T List: Five Things We Recommend This Week T Magazine, January 23

    The handbag one T editor is using for an organized 2020 — and more.

  46. In ‘My War Criminal,’ the Bad Guy Controls the Conversation Books, January 23

    Jessica Stern’s new book recounts her series of meetings with Radovan Karadzic, the former Bosnian Serb leader who is serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity.

  47. Textbook Publisher Apologizes for Printing 9/11 Conspiracy Theory World, January 22

    A spokeswoman for the French company did not answer questions about the its editing practices.

  48. Terry Jones, Monty Python Founder and Scholar, Is Dead at 77 Arts, January 22

    In addition to being a charter member of the celebrated British sketch troupe, he was a director, a screenwriter and an authority on Chaucer.

  49. Virginia Woolf Is Trending Style, January 22

    The author-as-muse at Givenchy, ikat-as-muse at Armani and upcycling at Margiela.

  50. ‘Processed Cheese,’ by Stephen Wright: An Excerpt Books, January 21

    An excerpt from “Processed Cheese,” by Stephen Wright

  51. Rare Culinary Editions on View Food, January 21

    A California book dealer is bringing his vintage food books and manuscripts to New York for Bibliography Week.

  52. New & Noteworthy Visual Books, From Anne Brontë to Federico Fellini Books, January 21

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

  53. ‘The Longing for Less’ Gets at the Big Appeal of Minimalism Books, January 21

    Kyle Chayka’s book delves into art, architecture, music and philosophy to learn why the idea of “less is more” keeps resurfacing.

  54. After Culinary and Literary Acclaim, She’s Moving to the Woods Food, January 21

    The chef Iliana Regan created a hit Chicago restaurant and wrote a tough, award-winning memoir. But her real dream lives in a cabin in northern Michigan.

  55. A Bag of Cash Falls From the Sky. Trouble Is Close Behind. Books, January 21

    Stephen Wright’s satirical novel “Processed Cheese” takes on the excesses of the superrich.

  56. Teenage Heroes in a Mythical Land Fight Monsters, and Stereotypes Books, January 21

    “The Good Hawk,” a thrilling adventure fantasy debut by Joseph Elliott, has a heroine with intellectual disabilities. It’s about time.

  57. A Compassionate Children’s Book From the NPR Host Scott Simon Books, January 21

    In “Sunnyside Plaza,” Simon’s funny, observant protagonist solves a mystery. She also has developmental disabilities.

  58. 40 of America’s Greatest Writers on Key Supreme Court Decisions Books, January 21

    In “Fight of the Century,” edited by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, contributors including Jacqueline Woodson, Dave Eggers and Scott Turow explicate landmark A.C.L.U. cases.

  59. The Pain of the Holocaust Echoes Through Three Israeli Novels Books, January 21

    A solitary woman who leaps from her balcony to her death and a writer who uncovers a family secret hidden by the war figure in these new works by Israeli authors.

  60. Happy Wife, Happy Life, and Other Maddening Notions to Live By Books, January 21

    A new novel uses old recipes and retro advice to connect the lives of women in different centuries.

  61. Diane Ravitch Declares the Education Reform Movement Dead Books, January 21

    In “Slaying Goliath,” the veteran public-education activist celebrates the defeat of efforts to introduce federal education standards and testing into public schools and expand charters.

  62. A Mystical Healer, Her Ailing Crush and the Desire That Undoes Them Both Books, January 21

    Love literally hurts in Sue Rainsford’s haunting debut novel, “Follow Me to Ground.”

  63. English’s Pronoun Problem Is Centuries’ Old Books, January 21

    In “What’s Your Pronoun?” Dennis Baron argues that the language’s lack of a third-person, gender-neutral pronoun has dogged writers and speakers since at least the Middle Ages.

  64. ‘American Dirt,’ by Jeanine Cummins: An Excerpt Books, January 20

    An excerpt from “American Dirt,” by Jeanine Cummins

  65. ‘A Long Petal of the Sea,’ by Isabel Allende: An Excerpt Books, January 20

    An excerpt from “A Long Petal of the Sea,” by Isabel Allende

  66. Decades After Two Murders, an Appalachian Town Grapples With the Crimes Books, January 20

    In “The Third Rainbow Girl,” Emma Copley Eisenberg investigates the 1980 killings of two women hitchhiking to a festival in West Virginia.

  67. When Life Throws You Curveballs, Embrace the ‘New Normal’ Well, January 20

    For patients with life-altering illnesses or anyone just getting older, it helps to roll with the punches and make the best of the here and now.

  68. Pablo Neruda Saved Thousands of War Refugees. Isabel Allende Imagines Two of Them. Books, January 20

    Based on true events around the Spanish Civil War, Allende’s novel “A Long Petal of the Sea” explores the lives of exiles.

  69. Edith Kunhardt Davis, Author of ‘Pat the Bunny’ Sequels, Dies at 82 Books, January 19

    She also wrote about the death of her son at 27, for which she — and he — blamed her because she had been an alcoholic when she was pregnant with him.

  70. ‘American Dirt’ Plunges Readers Into the Border Crisis Books, January 19

    Jeanine Cummins’s third novel follows a mother and son on their harrowing attempt to escape from Mexico, cartel assassins at their heels.

  71. The Book That Changed My Life Opinion, January 18

    Our readers offer a heartfelt tribute to the power of the written word, paying homage to Orwell, Thoreau, Betty Friedan, Julia Child and Dr. Seuss, to name but a few.

  72. 9 Books to Help Calm an Anxious Toddler Books, January 18

    These books will help little ones slow down and breathe easy, even during rough moments.

  73. 7 Great Contemporary Novels for Teenagers Books, January 18

    These books about teenagers growing up today combine literary chops with the special sauce that keep adolescent readers turning the pages.

  74. Americans on a Financial ‘Tightrope’ Books, January 17

    Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn talk about their new book, and Daniel Susskind discusses “A World Without Work.”

  75. A Mother and Son, Fleeing for Their Lives Over Treacherous Terrain Books, January 17

    Jeanine Cummins’s much-anticipated novel “American Dirt,” about Mexican migrants crossing to America, is well intentioned. Is that enough?

  76. ‘Cleanness,’ by Garth Greenwell: An Excerpt Books, January 17

    An excerpt from “Cleanness,” by Garth Greenwell

  77. ‘Abigail,’ by Magda Szabo: An Excerpt Books, January 17

    An excerpt from “Abigail,” by Magda Szabo

  78. We Loved the Book and the Movie Books, January 17

    Here are a few possible directions “Little Women” might go next.

  79. Why Do Trump Supporters Support Trump? Books, January 17

    Michael Lind’s “The New Class War” sees class divisions at the heart of America’s current political divide.

  80. In Magda Szabo’s Magical Novel, a Statue Protects Students From the Nazis Books, January 17

    Published in Hungary in 1970 and now translated into English for the first time, “Abigail” is a fable-like story set at a girls’ boarding school during wartime.

  81. Three Books on the Enigma That Is Modern Russia Books, January 17

    The lawlessness and corruption that characterize Vladimir Putin’s regime are examined by three authors from many angles, and from top to bottom.

  82. In a Dying Country, Garth Greenwell’s Narrator Comes Alive Books, January 17

    For the American hero of “Cleanness,” part of the allure of Bulgaria is that it is disintegrating around him.

  83. Growing Up in the Margins Without Being Marginalized Books, January 17

    The narrator of Jessica Andrews’s first novel, “Saltwater,” is a university graduate from the working class, trying to find her place in the wider world.

  84. I Can’t Afford These First Editions, but I Buy Them Anyway Books, January 17

    Stephen Marche on why he collects rare books and why our culture undervalues them.

  85. After Losing My Sight, Struggling to Be Seen Style, January 17

    Blindness can make you paranoid in love. Is he looking at another woman? Is she prettier than me?

  86. Did the Civil Rights Movement Go Wrong? Books, January 17

    In “The Age of Entitlement,” Christopher Caldwell argues that the source of today’s political divisions can be found in the reforms of the 1960s.

  87. New in Paperback: ‘The Source of Self-Regard’ and ‘Horizon’ Books, January 16

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  88. Revisiting Robert Peace and Self-Invention Books, January 16

    This week, Anand Giridharadas reviews “The New Class War,” by Michael Lind. In 2014, Giridharadas wrote for the Book Review about “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace,” in which Jeff Hobbs wrote about his murdered college roommate.

  89. What One Woman Packed and Another Woman Thought Books, January 16

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  90. Lorenza Mazzetti, Wartime Survivor and Seminal Filmmaker, Dies at 92 Arts, January 16

    She was spared by German soldiers seeking her uncle and protector, a cousin of Albert Einstein. She went on to help start the British New Wave in cinema.

  91. Christopher Tolkien, Keeper of His Father’s Legacy, Dies at 95 Books, January 16

    As literary executor of the estate of his father, J.R.R. Tolkien, Mr. Tolkien compiled and edited such works as “The Silmarillion.”

  92. Roger Scruton, a Provocative Public Intellectual, Dies at 75 Books, January 16

    A philosopher, author and columnist, he was an outspoken hero to conservatives in Britain and recently at the center of, in his words, a “hate storm.”

  93. Marion Chesney, a.k.a. Mystery Writer M.C. Beaton, Dies at 83 Books, January 16

    Her popular crime solvers Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin were the focus of dozens of books, as well as TV series.

  94. A Meticulous Account of Trump’s Tenure Reads Like a Comic Horror Story Books, January 16

    “A Very Stable Genius,” by the Washington Post reporters Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig, is among the most closely observed accounts of Donald J. Trump’s time in office to date.

  95. 11 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, January 16

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

  96. In Germany, a Jewish Millennial Argues That the Past Isn’t Past Books, January 16

    Max Czollek, whose first nonfiction book is a rebuttal to calls for integration, believes that his country must face its history with more honesty — and that those who are singled out shouldn’t try to fit in.

  97. The Campaign to Redefine ‘Chinese Restaurant Syndrome’ Food, January 16

    The leading maker of MSG started a push to ask Merriam-Webster to change its definition of the term, first added in 1993.

  98. ‘Lucy Barton’ Review: Laura Linney Finds Her Perfect Match Theater, January 15

    Ideally cast as a plain-spoken woman made of quiet steel, she acts the way Elizabeth Strout writes in this compelling adaptation of the 2016 novel.

  99. Sylvia Jukes Morris, Biographer of Clare Boothe Luce, Dies at 84 Books, January 15

    She spent 33 years on the two-volume biography, examining 460,000 items at the Library of Congress that stretched 319 linear feet.

  100. Trump Tried to Kill Anti-Bribery Rule He Deemed ‘Unfair,’ New Book Alleges Business, January 15

    The president asked administration officials to help kill the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, according to a new book from two Washington Post reporters.

  101. In ‘Serious Noticing,’ James Wood Closely Reads Chekhov and Others — Including Himself Books, January 14

    This new book includes the commanding literary critic’s pieces on Virginia Woolf, Saul Bellow and others, as well as more personal work about his childhood and his family.

  102. New & Noteworthy Books, January 14

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

  103. Two Popes, and One Big Furor After Benedict Weighs in on Priestly Celibacy World, January 14

    In a new book, the former pope makes a firm defense of celibacy for priests as Pope Francis is expected to decide whether to allow married priests in remote regions. Let the intrigue begin.

  104. Edith Wharton’s ‘The Age of Innocence’ Comes Home Arts, January 14

    Her copy of the sixth printing of the book, from 1921, has been donated to the library of the Mount, her home in Lenox, Mass.

  105. Gladys Bourdain, Who Helped Her Son Reach an Audience, Dies at 85 Food, January 14

    A Times copy editor, she kick-started Anthony Bourdain’s career when she helped him get a tell-all article about the restaurant world published in The New Yorker.

  106. The Heart-Stopping, Nerve-Shredding Race to Be America’s Deadliest Combat Pilot Books, January 14

    “Race of Aces,” John Bruning’s action-fueled World War II narrative, follows the elite fighter pilots who competed to shoot down the most enemy planes.

  107. Getting 21st-Century Kids to Read More Books Books, January 14

    What could possibly make this generation of image-bombarded, constantly visually stimulated kids choose books more often? One answer lies in graphic novels.

  108. Why a Water Main Break Flooded the Subway New York, January 14

    There's a chronic problem lurking below New York City's streets: a labyrinth of aging infrastructure.

  109. ‘American Oligarchs: The Kushners, the Trumps and the Marriage of Money and Power,’ by Andrea Bernstein: An Excerpt Books, January 14

    An excerpt from “American Oligarchs: The Kushners, the Trumps and the Marriage of Money and Power,” by Andrea Bernstein

  110. ‘Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick,’ by Zora Neale Hurston: An Excerpt Books, January 14

    An excerpt from “Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick,” by Zora Neale Hurston

  111. Remembering a Lover Who Never Revealed Her True Nature Books, January 14

    The narrator of Jonathan Buckley’s novel “The Great Concert of the Night” uses a journal to keep alive memories of the enigmatic actress he loved.

  112. An Irish Refuge for Two Royal British Sisters Books, January 14

    In “The Secret Guests,” Benjamin Black imagines what might have happened had the princesses Elizabeth and Margaret been sent abroad during the Blitz.

  113. Soon a Robot Will Be Writing This Headline Books, January 14

    In “A World Without Work,” the economist Daniel Susskind argues that, unlike during past technological shifts, machines really are becoming smart enough to take over our jobs.

  114. The Harlem Renaissance Through Zora Neale Hurston’s Eyes Books, January 14

    “Hitting a Straight Lick With a Crooked Stick” collects 21 stories from throughout her career, including eight that illuminate the Great Migration north.

  115. Reckoning With the Wounds Still Left by the Spanish Civil War Books, January 14

    In his “nonfiction” novel “Lord of All the Dead,” Javier Cercas unearths the conflicted story of a relative who died serving in Franco’s army.

  116. Down and Out and Ripe for an Economist to Study Books, January 14

    For his new book, “Extreme Economies,” Richard Davies visited nine struggling places — from a Louisiana prison to the Panamanian rain forest — to glean economic lessons for all of us.

  117. For a Successful Chinese Woman, Can Motherhood Be Her Undoing? Books, January 14

    In Meng Jin’s debut novel, “Little Gods,” a teenage immigrant excavates her late mother’s long-buried truths.

  118. Dick Cheney and Colin Powell: The Odd Couple Books, January 14

    James Mann’s “The Great Rift” describes the up-and-down relationship of two men who shaped American foreign policy for a generation.

  119. A School Where the Student Body Is Obsessed With Student Bodies Books, January 14

    In Scarlett Thomas’s new novel, “Oligarchy,” the skinny girls rule the roost.

  120. The Union of the Kushners and the Trumps Seems Like Kismet Books, January 14

    A new book considers the merging of real estate dynasties and its lasting impact on American democracy.

  121. The Man Who Mapped the West, and the Wife Who Made Him Famous Books, January 14

    In “Imperfect Union,” his double biography of John and Jessie Frémont, the NPR host Steve Inskeep brings to life a 19th-century power couple.

  122. Built on Sand: The Get-Rich-Quick Scams of 1920s Florida Books, January 14

    Christopher Knowlton’s “Bubble in the Sun” tells a story of fortunes made and lost in Florida real estate.

  123. ‘Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope,’ by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn: An Excerpt Books, January 13

    An excerpt from “Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope,” by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

  124. Sex, Violence and Self-Discovery Collide in the Incandescent ‘Cleanness’ Books, January 13

    Garth Greenwell’s second novel is about a middle-aged American teacher’s sexual and existential journey while working in Bulgaria.

  125. Nelson Bryant, ‘Supreme Chronicler’ of Outdoor Life, Dies at 96 Sports, January 13

    For nearly four decades, his lyrical columns for The Times brought readers to the banks of clear-running streams and the hushed glades of majestic forests.

  126. The Bearable Whiteness of ‘Little Women’ Opinion, January 13

    There is a fine line between a story that is about the worldview of a specific person and one that declares that this worldview is the only one that matters.

  127. Writing About the Border Crisis, Hoping to Break Down Walls Books, January 13

    Jeanine Cummins depicts a mother and son’s gut-wrenching journey in “American Dirt,” even as she acknowledges “I don’t know if I’m the right person to tell this story.”

  128. What to Say to Someone With Cancer Well, January 13

    Don’t tell bad-news stories or be falsely optimistic. Do offer to organize closets or send eight pints of ice cream.

  129. The 10 Most Checked-Out Books in N.Y. Public Library History Books, January 13

    More than half are children’s books, but “1984,” “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Fahrenheit 451” also made the list.

  130. The Academic Apocalypse Opinion, January 11

    The crisis of English departments is also a crisis of faith.

  131. Two Deaths and My Life Opinion, January 10

    The memento mori of two friends.

  132. John Rothchild, 74, Dies; Wrote About Personal Finance With Wit Books, January 10

    He worked with Peter Lynch on several guides to stock trading. He also wrote a guidebook that offered no advice at all.

  133. Alasdair Gray, Scottish Author of Daring Prose, Dies at 85 Books, January 10

    He didn’t publish his first novel (which he illustrated himself) until he was 46. But his impact, as both a writer and an artist, has lasted.

  134. A Female Rage Reading List: 16 Books That Scream to Be Read U.S., January 10

    An increasing number of novels are putting women’s anger front and center. Here are some of our favorites.

  135. Four Winter Romance Novels Find Love in Hopeless Places Books, January 10

    A baseball player uses romance novels to help woo his estranged wife, a fake relationship leads to real feelings, and more stories of happily ever after.

  136. Life in Tech’s ‘Uncanny Valley’ Books, January 10

    Anna Wiener discusses her new memoir, and Elisabeth Egan talks about Group Text, a new monthly feature from the Book Review.

  137. Comic Relief Books, January 10

    How one young reader found himself in a different kind of literature.

  138. Elizabeth Wurtzel and the Illusion of Gen-X Success New York, January 10

    “Prozac Nation” seemed to herald a boundless future for young creatives. It was actually the beginning of the end.

  139. Chronicling a Community, and a Country, in Economic Crisis Books, January 10

    “Tightrope,” by the Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, is a wrenching portrait of rural Yamhill, Ore., Kristof’s hometown and a microcosm for America.

  140. In Praise of Omnivorous Readers Books, January 10

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  141. Looking at Agatha Christie and Feminism Books, January 10

    This week, Claire Jarvis reviews a biography of Virginia Woolf by Gillian Gill. In 1990, John Mortimer wrote for the Book Review about “Agatha Christie: The Woman and Her Mysteries,” Gill’s biography of Christie.

  142. New in Paperback: ‘Working’ and ‘Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know’ Books, January 10

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  143. 11 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, January 9

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

  144. Another Comics Surprise From Robert Kirkman Arts, January 9

    A graphic novel, Fire Power: Prelude, will debut in April, ahead of the release of the Fire Power series.

  145. Romance Writers of America Leadership Resigns Books, January 9

    The president and executive director of the trade organization, which is reeling from disputes involving racism and diversity, said they were stepping down.

  146. Was Your Life Changed by a Book? We Want to Hear About It Opinion, January 9

    We’re asking you to describe a book that has influenced your outlook.

  147. Buck Henry, Who Helped Create ‘Get Smart’ and Adapt ‘The Graduate,’ Dies at 89 Movies, January 9

    An unassuming screenwriter and actor, Mr. Henry thought up quirky characters with Mel Brooks and inhabited many more on “Saturday Night Live.”

  148. Garth Greenwell Comes Clean Books, January 9

    In his new book, the writer sought to create “something that was 100 percent pornographic and 100 percent high art.”

  149. For William Gibson, Seeing the Future Is Easy. But the Past? Books, January 9

    “Alternate history, in my opinion, is a more demanding game,” says the author of “Agency” and other science fiction novels, “if only because conventional historical fiction, like history, is itself highly speculative.”

  150. Kiley Reid Has Done Her Share of Soul-Searching in Coffee Shops Books, January 9

    Meet the debut author behind the first instant best seller of the year.