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  1. 10 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, Yesterday

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

  2. The Virtue of Radical Honesty Op Ed, Yesterday

    Steven Pinker is what we need now.

  3. So, You Say You Want to Do the Splits? Weekend, Today

    Thank you for your service, Marie Kondo. Meet Eiko. In her new book, a mega-seller in Japan, this yoga teacher says even the stiffest people can do the splits.

  4. Frederick Douglass’s Fight Against Scientific Racism Op Ed, Yesterday

    He understood that the ends to which science could be used were forever bound up with the moral choices of its practitioners.

  5. Notes From the Book Review Archives Book Review, Yesterday

    In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: John Banville on Dublin and “Ulysses.”

  6. In ‘Every Day,’ Each 24 Hours Brings Another Boyfriend Weekend, Yesterday

    The film, based on a novel by David Levithan, is a love story of an unusual sort.

  7. In Post-Carnival Trinidad, the Party Never Really Ends Travel, Yesterday

    Port of Spain is known for its exuberant annual Mardi Gras, but even when the Trinidadian capital is not filled with costumed revelers, it remains home to a vibrant arts scene.

  8. Brian Selznick: By the Book Book Review, Yesterday

    As a boy, the author and illustrator Brian Selznick preferred consuming stories on screen: “I usually watched the movies of books I should have read.”

  9. The Philosopher Who Believed That Art Was Key to Black Liberation Book Review, Yesterday

    In “The New Negro,” Jeffrey C. Stewart recounts the life of Alain Locke: scholar, critic and impresario of the Harlem Renaissance.

  10. An Olympic Figure Skater Who Also Made History for The Times Insider, February 21

    Maribel Vinson, a three-time Olympian and renowned coach, had another distinction that is almost forgotten: She was the first female sportswriter at The New York Times.

  11. The Elder Statesman of Latin American Literature — and a Writer of Our Moment Magazine, February 20

    Mario Vargas Llosa isn’t a household name among American readers. But at 81, he remains a literary and political colossus across the Spanish-speaking world, and his novels have never felt more relevant.

  12. A Pulpy New Novel and Juiceless Old Essays From Mario Vargas Llosa Culture, February 19

    “The Neighborhood” finds an influential Peruvian industrialist caught in a tabloid scandal, and “Sabers and Utopias” is a collection of political essays from the past five decades.

  13. A Film Critic’s Fan Boy Comes Out to Play Insider, February 18

    For a story in this Sunday’s issue of T Magazine, A.O. Scott did something he normally doesn’t: actually talked to people who make movies.

  14. American Blindness, Abroad and at Home Culture, February 21

    In “Political Tribes,” Amy Chua argues that elite Americans underestimate the power of sectarianism, domestically and internationally.

  15. From Justin Bieber to Martin Buber, Zadie Smith’s Essays Showcase Her Exuberance and Range Book Review, February 21

    The novelist’s latest collection is “Feel Free.”

  16. What’s the Right Age to Read a Book? Op Ed, February 21

    The novel that rocked your world when you were 15 may leave you baffled and disinterested 30 years later.

  17. The Latest in Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review, February 21

    Monsters, golems and doppelgängers range through these sublime new collections of short fiction.

  18. Marilynne Robinson’s Essays Reflect an Eccentric, Exasperating, Profound and Generous Mind Culture, February 20

    The essays in “What Are We Doing Here?” take aim at orthodoxies on all sides of civic and theological debates.

  19. ‘Frankenstein’ Manuscript Comes to Life in New Publication Culture, February 20

    A facsimile of the “Frankenstein” manuscript will be published in March by SP Books to mark the bicentennial of the novel’s publication.

  20. Book Highlights Queens in All of Its Deliciousness Dining, February 20

    The borough is the latest subject of the “111 Places” series of guidebooks.

  21. New & Noteworthy Book Review, February 20

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

  22. In a New Biography of the Bouvier Women, Jealousies Rule Book Review, February 20

    “Jackie, Janet & Lee,” by J. Randy Taraborrelli, reveals bonds as fierce as the scandals that threatened them.

  23. Who Owns the Elgin Marbles? Book Review, February 20

    In “The Real Life of the Parthenon,” Patricia Vigderman visits classic sites of the ancient world, exploring their complex, contested heritage.

  24. Dear Match Book: Two Budding Bookworms — and Friends — Seeking Literary Realism Book Review, February 20

    Novels for young readers that tackle the complexities of the human condition.

  25. An Irish Flâneur, Greeting the Past on His Present Wanderings Book Review, February 19

    John Banville’s “Time Pieces” takes the acclaimed novelist back to the Dublin of his youth, recalling people and places that still live in his memory.

  26. Who Made My Puzzle?: Laura Braunstein Games, February 19

    This month’s spotlight is on the constructor Laura Braunstein.

  27. The Iceman Cometh Out Book Review, February 19

    One of Marvel’s X-Men, Iceman, has finally accepted that he is gay in a comic book series that is breaking new ground for the genre.

  28. Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Inside the Fevered Minds of Sports Fans Culture, February 18

    To write “Superfans,” George Dohrmann spoke to everyday fans, academics and scientists about what it is that drives our vicarious competitive mania.

  29. A Prisoner Got a Book Deal. Now the State Wants Him to Pay for His Imprisonment. National, February 17

    Curtis Dawkins, a fiction writer who is serving a life sentence for murder in Michigan, says his children shouldn’t have to pay for his sins.

  30. Lerone Bennett Jr., Historian of Black America, Dies at 89 Obits, February 16

    Mr. Bennett, the author of “Before the Mayflower” and other books, was also a top editor at Ebony magazine for decades.

  31. How Does a Political Reporter Write a Memoir? First, Read Books. A Lot of Books. Insider, February 16

    A reporter who spent a decade covering Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns talks about her adjustment to book leave and finding the “foreign land where writers live.”

  32. Lisa Halliday on ‘Asymmetry’ Book Review, February 16

    Halliday discusses her debut novel, and Naomi Novik and Gerald Jonas remember the life and work of Ursula K. Le Guin.

  33. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Next Lion of New York Metropolitan, February 16

    The unifying voice of the Obama years digs in for a fractious new era and a second child.

  34. After Setting Her Hair on Fire, Lisa Gardner Decided to Become a Writer Book Review, February 16

    It was the 1980s, she was waitressing, “and there was a lot of Aqua Net involved. I took the hint. No more food service. Lots more time at the keyboard.”

  35. Two Novels Trace Parallels Between Past and Present, or Create Them Book Review, February 16

    “The Maze at Windermere,” by Gregory Blake Smith, imagines Newport, R.I., from the 17th century to today. “Peculiar Ground,” by Lucy Hughes-Hallett, does the same for a British estate.

  36. What Would It Be Like to Be 400 Years Old? Book Review, February 16

    In Matt Haig’s new novel, “How to Stop Time,” the narrator — born in 1581, and still alive today — seems to be having a midlife crisis.

  37. Paperback Row Book Review, February 16

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  38. One Part Fantasy, One Part Reality Is a Child’s Perfect Formula Book Review, February 16

    In the Dory Fantasmagory books, Abby Hanlon finds the humor — and the coping strategies — in a young heroine’s shifting line between imagination and reality.

  39. Great New Books for a Child Just Learning to Read Book Review, February 16

    Clever, beautifully illustrated new books from Brian Selznick, Sara Varon and Bryan Collier that are easy to read — and to love.

  40. Science’s Inference Problem: When Data Doesn’t Mean What We Think It Does Book Review, February 16

    Three new books on the challenge of drawing confident conclusions from an uncertain world.

  41. Letters to the Editor Book Review, February 16

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  42. Children’s Book Industry Has Its #MeToo Moment Business, February 15

    Allegations of mistreatment of women flooded the children’s publishing industry over the past week and ensnared James Dashner, the author of the “Maze Runner” series.

  43. How ‘Lolita’ Freed Me From My Own Humbert Styles, February 16

    A teenager in distress turned to a famous novel with the hope of normalizing her situation. Instead, it provided a road map for escape.

  44. 11 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, February 15

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

  45. Arrested at 12, She’s Now an Activist Fighting for Social Justice Book Review, February 15

    Patrisse Khan-Cullors’s memoir, “When They Call You a Terrorist,” recounts the life of a Black Lives Matter co-founder.

  46. Hunting — and Haunted by — a Serial Killer Book Review, February 15

    Michelle McNamara died before she completed her book about the Golden State Killer; her husband, Patton Oswalt didn’t want her work to be in vain.

  47. Notes From the Book Review Archives Book Review, February 15

    In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Francine Prose on Ursula K. Le Guin.

  48. Was It the Perfect Crime or a Paranoid Fantasy? Book Review, February 15

    Junichiro Tanizaki’s early novel “In Black and White” uses nested murder plots to explore the guilt and responsibilities of the writing life.

  49. Kristin Hannah: By the Book Book Review, February 15

    The novelist Kristin Hannah would like to discuss women’s history with Margaret Atwood, Hillary Clinton and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “Let’s face it, the Notorious R.B.G. is just plain cool.”

  50. Riding an Untamed Horse: Priebus Opens Up on Serving Trump Washington, February 14

    Reince Priebus, the president’s first White House chief of staff, said his tenure was even more arduous than outsiders knew. “Take everything you’ve heard and multiply it by 50,” he says in a new book.

  51. PEN World Voices to Focus on Resistance in America Culture, February 14

    The literary festival will feature conversations with Roxane Gay, Colson Whitehead and Jhumpa Lahiri, among others.

  52. ‘Maze Runner’ Author Is Dropped by Agent Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims Business, February 14

    The literary agent of James Dashner, whose young-adult series has sold a million copies, said, “I couldn’t in good conscience continue working with James.”

  53. ‘Scarlet A’ Wants Less Shouting About Abortion and More Talking Culture, February 14

    Katie Watson says that with so much focus on “extraordinary” cases, there is something “unreal” about the American conversation about abortion.

  54. With the Pyeongchang Olympics Underway, 3 Books on the Games Book Review, February 14

    These books delve into the history of the sporting event and the characters (and controversies) involved.

  55. 3 Books to Help You Understand Millennials and Beyond Book Review, February 14

    Whether it’s the modern labor market, a selfie obsession or loneliness brought on by cellphone addiction, here’s what’s wrong with young people.

  56. How We Got From Twinkies to Tofu Book Review, February 14

    In “Hippie Food,” Jonathan Kauffman tracks the emergence of the organic, politicized diet so many Americans love today.

  57. How the Right Co-Opts Frederick Douglass Op Ed, February 13

    It cherry-picks his words to advance its narrow visions of libertarianism.

  58. In Praise of Alistair MacLean and the Male Romance Book Review, February 13

    “Years later, I understood that these were in fact romance novels for boys, which means very little romance and lots of danger and battle-forged camaraderie.”

  59. First Comes Love, Then Comes What Exactly? Culture, February 13

    Two new books, Roseann Lake’s “Leftover in China” and Elizabeth Flock’s “The Heart Is a Shifting Sea,” examine how marriage has withstood breakneck economic growth and social change in China and India.

  60. Inside the Season’s New Books T Style, February 13

    The artist Celeste Dupuy-Spencer interprets what’s happening on Page 76 of newly published or upcoming titles. Plus, a few other releases on our radar.

  61. Dear Match Book: Authors I Can Binge-Read Book Review, February 13

    Seeking authors with a spate of books I can consume one after another without coming up for air.

  62. Fans of Easy Rawlins and Leonid McGill, Meet Joe King Oliver Book Review, February 13

    Walter Mosley leads off the Crime column, followed by a first novel set in rural Cornwall and series prequels from Charles Finch and Trudy Nan Boyce.

  63. Why Did Christianity Prevail? Book Review, February 13

    Bart D. Ehrman’s “The Triumph of Christianity” looks at how a new religion conquered the Roman Empire.

  64. New & Noteworthy Book Review, February 13

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

  65. For Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Nearly 100, the Beat Goes On Book Review, February 13

    A retrospective collection from the poet and publisher, “Ferlinghetti’s Greatest Poems,” gets at his rebellious appeal.

  66. Top Awards Given Out for Young Adult and Children’s Literature Book Review, February 12

    “Hello, Universe,” “Wolf in the Snow,” “We Are Okay,” and “Piecing Me Together” are among the medal winners.

  67. Produce Comes to Life in ‘Edible Ensembles’ Dining, February 12

    A new book from the illustrator Gretchen Röehrs puts fruits and vegetables on fashion parade.

  68. Experiments Succeed — and Fail — Spectacularly in Robert Coover’s Lab Culture, February 12

    “Going for a Beer” collects short fictions by Coover, a pioneering postmodernist who finds a kind of glee in human mess and degradation.

  69. New James Bond Novel Is a Prequel to Fleming’s First Culture, February 12

    “Forever and a Day,” a new James Bond novel by Anthony Horowitz, who wrote his first Bond in 2015, is due in Britain on May 31.

  70. Tennessee Williams, Restless and Revising Culture, February 12

    A Morgan Library & Museum exhibition of the playwright’s letters and manuscripts showcases the hungers that drove and derailed him.

  71. Three Lives, and the Tenuous Ties That Bind Them Book Review, February 12

    In “Asymmetry,” Lisa Halliday weaves the tale of a May-December love affair into the account of an Iraqi-American economist detained at Heathrow.

  72. Risking Everything for Democracy Book Review, February 12

    Marci Shore’s “The Ukrainian Night” describes the protesters of a still-unfinished revolution.

  73. Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: A Texas Oil Boom Fuels a Family Saga Culture, February 11

    In “The Kings of Big Spring,” Bryan Mealer writes about four generations of his family, and how their fortunes rose and fell with geysers of oil.

  74. ‘No Fire, No Fury?’ Trump Is on Board With a Jeanine Pirro Book to Rebut Michael Wolff Washington, February 10

    Ms. Pirro, the Fox News personality, met with President Trump on Wednesday in the White House, where he agreed to be interviewed for the book.

  75. Lucinda Williams, Singer and Prolific Songwriter, Is Writing a Memoir Culture, February 11

    Lucinda Williams, a singer-songwriter whose career stretches back more than three decades, will write a memoir due out in 2020.

  76. Reading in Bed, With The Times Book Review Insider, February 10

    Putting together our first-ever Sex Issue transformed my impossibly erudite colleagues into giddy schoolchildren trading naughty jokes behind the teacher’s back.

  77. Swedish Bookseller Held in China Surfaces for Video Apology Foreign, February 9

    Gui Minhai, the bookseller who was snatched from a train last month, gave an interview at a detention center that appeared to have been coerced.

  78. Notes From the Book Review Archives Book Review, February 9

    In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Margaret Mead on John McPartland’s history of sex in the U.S.

  79. Laura Lippman on ‘Sunburn’ Book Review, February 9

    Lippman talks about her new novel, and Tina Jordan discusses new romance novels.

  80. Paperback Row Book Review, February 9

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  81. Letters to the Editor Book Review, February 9

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  82. A Debut Novelist Takes On Islamophobia Book Review, February 9

    Samira Ahmed — whose Y.A. novel, “Love, Hate & Other Filters,” stars a Muslim Indian-American teenager — describes how her own experiences shaped her story.

  83. The Political Scientist Giving the Art World Something to Think About Culture, February 9

    The word “art” is not mentioned in the index of Patrick J. Deneen’s “Why Liberalism Failed.” But the book has many lessons for those in the business.

  84. New Sentences: From ‘Her Body and Other Parties,’ by Carmen Maria Machado Magazine, February 9

    Writing words can give you an almost eerie power over those who read them.

  85. Troubled Marriages, Old and New Book Review, February 9

    Four authors explore the various ways that wedded life can go awry.

  86. Tempting Fate With a Season of Romance, Sex, Art and Destiny Book Review, February 9

    Madame Nielsen’s “The Endless Summer” — a novel combining nostalgia, reverie and tragedy — is about a family who decides to live it up.

  87. A Story of Two Doctors, and a Secret Between Them Book Review, February 9

    In her debut novel, “The Queen of Hearts,” the physician Kimmery Martin writes about lifelong friendship and the deceptions that can tear at it.

  88. Fissures Splinter a Family’s Suburban Facade Book Review, February 9

    In this dark, seething debut, 13-year-old Colin struggles to come to terms with his father’s suicide and his own sexuality.

  89. In Y.A., Where Has All the Good Sex Gone? Book Review, February 9

    In the 1970s, books like Judy Blume’s “Forever” showed teenagers that sex was natural and pleasurable. Now it’s more often a danger zone. What happened?

  90. Under the Covers Book Review, February 9

    From Ovid and Baudelaire to Nabokov, Roth and E. L. James, some of the most seminal texts in literary history are also among the most erotic. Herewith, a selection of 50 book jackets (arranged in order of original publication) that have become as ...

  91. How One Book Changed My Relationship With Money Weekend, February 8

    The nine-step money-management system in “Your Money or Your Life” allowed both its writers to retire early.

  92. 12 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, February 8

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

  93. Michel Foucault’s Unfinished Book Published in France Culture, February 8

    The French philosopher said he did not want the fourth volume of his “History of Sexuality” to be published.

  94. Lost and Found Metro, February 8

    Learning not to rush to fill empty spaces, and instead to listen to the silence.

  95. From a Cult Biography to the Raf Simons Runway T Style, February 8

    How the “Drugs” graphic featured in last night’s show came to be — with a special T twist.

  96. Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld, High-Profile Cardiologist, Dies at 91 Metro, February 8

    When not practicing on the Upper East Side, he wrote best-selling books, had his own television program and led a medical research advocacy group.

  97. Strangers in the Night, Exchanging Genre Conventions Book Review, February 8

    Laura Lippman’s new novel, “Sunburn,” draws its inspiration from 1940s noir like “Double Indemnity.”

  98. Writers Pay Lip Service to a Universal Gesture of Love Book Review, February 8

    In “The Kiss,” Brian Turner collects musings on all aspects of the act, from the romantic to the familial to the tragic.

  99. Good Paperback Vibrations Book Review, February 8

    What one reader learned about sex from the best-selling novels of his childhood.

  100. Plagiarism Software Unveils a New Source for 11 of Shakespeare’s Plays Book Review, February 7

    What do the noble mastiff, the lowly cur and the trundle-tail have in common besides being terms for dogs?

  101. In ‘Brotopia,’ Silicon Valley Disrupts Everything but the Boys’ Club Culture, February 7

    Emily Chang’s book looks at the way male cliques in the tech world use their newfound wealth and power to get whatever it is they had previously been denied — mainly stuff, status and sex.

  102. A Recovering Sex and Porn Addict Tells All Book Review, February 7

    Erica Garza’s debut memoir, “Getting Off,” reveals a path to rehabilitation that is equal parts sordid and inspiring.

  103. Discussion Questions for ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Book Review, February 7

    David Grann’s true crime tale is our February pick for the new PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, “Now Read This.”

  104. A Young Wife Toys With Adultery Book Review, February 7

    In Molly McCloskey’s novel “Straying,” a feckless American marries into an Irish family, then looks for love elsewhere.

  105. Two Stories Harmonize in Lisa Halliday’s Deft Debut Novel Culture, February 6

    “Asymmetry” juxtaposes the story of a May-December romance (in which the man closely resembles Philip Roth) with the tragedy of an Iraqi-American family.

  106. A Marriage Upended, a Life Destroyed Book Review, February 6

    In Tayari Jones’s new novel, “An American Marriage,” a newlywed black attorney is wrongly convicted of rape.

  107. Tayari Jones: By the Book Book Review, February 6

    The novelist Tayari Jones keeps a Bible even though she was raised without religion: “I’ve come to understand that, as a black Southerner, I am a Christian, whether I am observant or not.”

  108. New & Noteworthy Book Review, February 6

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

  109. Jamie Quatro’s First Novel Centers on Religious and Sexual Passion Book Review, February 6

    In “Fire Sermon,” the author of the story collection “I Want to Show You More” describes a married woman’s love affair.

  110. The Sex Toy Shops That Switched On a Feminist Revolution Book Review, February 6

    Peggy Orenstein reviews “Buzz” and “Vibrator Nation,” two new books about the history and significance of sex toys.

  111. Dear Match Book: Poems for Young Readers Book Review, February 6

    Verses that will forge bonds between you and your little ones through the power of language.

  112. How Silicon Valley Came to Be a Land of ‘Bros’ Sunday Business, February 5

    Why is the tech industry populated with so many aggressive dudes and so few women? Emily Chang examined the issue in her book, “Brotopia,” and shared her findings with us.

  113. Mourning With the Help of a Great Dane Culture, February 5

    In Sigrid Nunez’s charming new novel, “The Friend,” a woman in a small Manhattan apartment inherits a large dog from a man who committed suicide.

  114. Authors of Fiction Confront a Problem: How to Write About Sex Book Review, February 5

    Allan Gurganus, Jennifer Weiner and other writers tell Sarah Lyall how they handle a delicate subject, and what happens when it goes wrong.

  115. Marriage Can Take Many Forms in India Book Review, February 5

    Elizabeth Flock’s “The Heart Is a Shifting Sea” provides a close-up look at three couples in Mumbai.

  116. Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: An Oral History of ‘Angels in America’ Culture, February 4

    In “The World Only Spins Forward,” Isaac Butler and Dan Kois tell the story of Tony Kushner’s epic play in the words of the artists who made it and the fans who love it.

  117. Most Afghans Can’t Read, but Their Book Trade Is Booming Foreign, February 3

    Fueled by pent-up demand for both outside views and local authors, Kabul book publishers and sellers are flourishing — and feeding a need for escape.

  118. 11 of Our Best Weekend Reads Culture, February 3

    Our film critics have chosen 28 essential movies in honor of Black History Month. Cryptocurrency entrepreneurs are looking to create a haven in Puerto Rico. They were Super Bowl heroes; then they weren’t. And other great stories.

  119. Lisa Halliday’s Debut Novel Is Drawing Comparisons to Philip Roth. Though Not for the Reasons You Might Think. Culture, February 2

    “Asymmetry” features a clandestine romance between a young editorial assistant and a famous, much older novelist.

  120. Love Notes Book Review, February 2

    Looking for a little literary escapism? We’ve combed through the latest romances for smart and sexy reads.

  121. Paperback Row Book Review, February 2

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  122. Danielle Steel: ‘I Know an Idea Is Right for Me When It Just Clicks’ Book Review, February 2

    The best-selling author talks frankly about her writing process, her 1946 Olympia typewriter and her decidedly unglamorous writing attire.

  123. Notes From the Book Review Archives Book Review, February 2

    In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: William Vogt’s “Road to Survival.”

  124. Letters to the Editor Book Review, February 2

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  125. Children’s Books About Black History, Heavy on Biographies Book Review, February 2

    Slavery, Jim Crow, segregation: Black history is “a tale so devoid of logic, it frustrates the young reader.” These books about great lives can help.

  126. Rose McGowan on ‘Brave’ Book Review, February 2

    McGowan talks about her new memoir, and Katie Kitamura discusses Tom Malmquist’s new novel, “In Every Moment We Are Still Alive.”

  127. We Answered Your Questions About Writing for The Edit Insider, February 2

    Watch a Facebook Live conversation with Lindsey Underwood, the editor of The Edit, a newsletter written for college students and recent grads.

  128. Eyewitnesses to America’s Greatest International Competitor Book Review, February 2

    Michael Meyer’s “The Road to Sleeping Dragon” and Xiaolu Guo’s “Nine Continents” describe China as a country in profound transition.

  129. France’s Love Affair With Food Book Review, February 2

    Two Americans (David Lebovitz and David Downie) and an Australian (John Baxter) celebrate the culinary pleasures of the country they now call home.

  130. A Fictional Heroine’s Fitful Upbringing Is Set Against the Sino-Japanese War Book Review, February 2

    Eileen Chang’s “Little Reunions” vacillates in time and place to reveal a Chinese-American woman’s complex coming-of-age.

  131. A Writer’s Controversial Past That Will Not Die Book Review, February 2

    Peter Matthiessen’s nephew recalls both his uncle’s career as a writer and his experience as an operative for the C.I.A.

  132. Evil Stepmother, Reimagined Book Review, February 2

    A reissue of Barbara Comyns’s “The Juniper Tree” shows off her reworking of one of the Grimms’ grimmest tales.

  133. The Plot to Kill Hitler Book Review, February 2

    “Munich,” Robert Harris’s latest thriller, features the Führer and the notorious Neville Chamberlain.

  134. One of the Men Who ‘Set Europe Ablaze’ Book Review, February 2

    Paul Kix’s “The Saboteur” recounts the exploits of Robert de La Rochefoucauld, an aristocrat who became a fighter for the French Resistance.

  135. Murderous Trips Into the Past, Then a Return to a Dangerous Present Book Review, February 2

    Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column features mysteries set in 1920s Britain and Freud’s Vienna, paired with two modern-day American puzzlers.

  136. A Revolving Review of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ Book Review, February 2

    Sergio García Sánchez pays visual homage to Lewis Carroll’s classic tale.

  137. 11 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, February 1

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

  138. What Does It Take to Win a Super Bowl? Book Review, February 1

    These books about a cerebral coach, a player plucked from poverty and a year in the life of a team show the good, bad and ugly aspects of football.

  139. Jesmyn Ward Answers Book Club Members’ Questions Book Review, February 1

    February’s Now Read This pick is: “Killers of the Flower Moon,” by David Grann.

  140. Jesmyn Ward Answers Book Club Members’ Questions Books, February 1

    February’s Now Read This pick is: “Killers of the Flower Moon,” by David Grann.

  141. Nicholas von Hoffman, Provocative Journalist and Author, Dies at 88 Obits, February 1

    In columns and books, Mr. von Hoffman examined American politics and culture from a left-wing perspective over five decades.

  142. A Troubled Dad Takes His Family Into the Wild Culture, February 1

    In Kristin Hannah’s new novel, “The Great Alone,” a father back from the Vietnam War moves to a tiny Alaskan outpost with his wife and daughter.

  143. A Debut Novel Traces the Boundary Between Life and Death Book Review, February 1

    “The Afterlives,” by Thomas Pierce, explores the fluidity of human existence.

  144. The Sickness of Our Time: Is It Populism or Fascism? Book Review, February 1

    In “To Fight Against This Age,” Rob Riemen argues that culture and humanism are the best weapons against modern anti-liberal trends.

  145. Amy Chua: By the Book Book Review, February 1

    The law professor and author Amy Chua never read parenting guides when her children were young — “Maybe that was my problem!” — and didn’t intend to write one with “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother.”

  146. ‘Rise and Kill First’ Shines Light on Israel’s Hidden Assassinations Culture, January 31

    Ronen Bergman’s blend of history and investigative reporting is a humane book about a contentious subject.

  147. Oprah Winfrey Drops Russell Simmons From Spiritual Advice Book Culture, January 31

    Ms. Winfrey and Flatiron Books jointly decided to remove the hip-hop mogul’s passages from “The Wisdom of Sundays” after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct.

  148. Escape from New York, or Embracing It Within One City Block Metropolitan, January 31

    Two new nonfiction books explore the adventures and exploits of early 20th-century New Yorkers — many of whom lived on the same block at the same time.

  149. The War That Will Not End Book Review, January 31

    In “Directorate S,” Steve Coll recounts America’s seemingly futile search for victory in Afghanistan.

  150. The Globalization of the National Book Awards Book Review, January 31

    The foundation is adding a new prize to recognize works in translation.