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  1. In AMC’s Western ‘The Son,’ the Novelist Philipp Meyer Lassoes TV Arts, Yesterday

    The show is the first big project from El Jefe, a production company that Mr. Meyer founded with the writers Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman.

  2. ‘Power Must Be Taken’: Excerpts From ‘The Anarchist Cookbook’ Books, Yesterday

    The book, published by William Powell in 1971, styled itself as a guide for would-be revolutionaries and had information on explosives, guns and drugs.

  3. William McPherson, Book Critic and Novelist, Dies at 84 Books, Yesterday

    The Pulitzer Prize winner wrote for The Washington Post and was the author of the acclaimed novel “Testing the Current.”

  4. 8 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, Yesterday

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

  5. Jerzy Kosinski Stars in a Novel About His Own Strange Life Books, Yesterday

    Jerome Charyn’s novel “Jerzy” is based on the very slippery life of Jerzy Kosinski.

  6. ‘Richard Nixon,’ Portrait of a Thin-Skinned, Media-Hating President Books, Yesterday

    This elegant and sympathetic biography by John A. Farrell arrives as a current president makes comparisons unavoidable.

  7. A Modern Masterpiece Turns 25 Books, Yesterday

    Denis Johnson’s “Jesus’ Son” was recently celebrated at an event in New York by a few of its many prominent writer-fans.

  8. Bob Dylan Will Receive His Nobel Prize While on Tour in Sweden Arts, Yesterday

    The singer and songwriter, who did not attend the Nobel ceremony in December, is to meet with Academy members with no media present this weekend.

  9. Sonic Youth: Cultural Appropriations of Two Musical Hipsters Books, Yesterday

    The young music producers in Hari Kunzru’s “White Tears” invent a lost blues legend who may turn out to have been real all along.

  10. A Florida of Sun, Sky, Sea and Mind Books, March 28

    “Sunshine State,” Sarah Gerard’s essay collection, and “Gulf: The Making of an American Sea,” Jack E. Davis’s environmental history, each explore the terrain of an unmoored state.

  11. Claudia Rankine Wins Bobbitt Poetry Prize Books, March 28

    The prize, awarded for her book “Citizen: An American Lyric,” comes with $10,000.

  12. Don’t Do It: The Simple Solution to Clearing the To-Do List Books, March 28

    According to Tiffany Dufu’s “Drop the Ball” and Stephen Marche’s “The Unmade Bed,” there’s a solution to those impossible household to-do lists: Quit.

  13. 11 Great Reads That Have Nothing to Do With Politics Briefing, March 28

    No partisanship here. Just great stories about the world’s greatest book deal, the man who wrote “Groundhog Day” twice and famous love letters.

  14. Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: One Family’s War Against Alzheimer’s Books, March 28

    “The Inheritance” is about five siblings (out of six) who inherited a genetic mutation that leads to early-onset Alzheimer’s.

  15. Luck and the Death Penalty Books, March 28

    This 2002 essay by the playwright Arthur Miller was meant to assist a campaign to abolish the death penalty in Illinois.

  16. With God on Their Side: How Evangelicals Entered American Politics Books, March 28

    Frances FitzGerald’s “The Evangelicals” is an examination of how politics and conservative Protestantism became intertwined.

  17. Christina Vella, 75, Author of Sizzling Works of Narrative History, Dies Books, March 27

    The writer recounted the story of the Baroness de Pontalba, a New Orleans-born heiress shot by her French father-in-law in a dowry dispute.

  18. David Storey, Novelist and Playwright Lauded on Both Sides of Atlantic, Dies at 83 Theater, March 27

    Mr. Storey’s plays often reflected Britain’s class tensions but resonated with audiences around the world and with people of all backgrounds.

  19. A Haunting Debut Looks Ahead to a Second American Civil War Books, March 27

    The details of “American War,” Omar El Akkad’s dystopian novel about an unraveling United States, makes his fictional future feel alarmingly real.

  20. The Smell of Old Books Opinion, March 27

    An antiquarian bookseller writes that the recording of scents in old books is a worthy project.

  21. ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer,’ Reimagined by Its Fans Arts, March 27

    Twenty years after the TV series began, we asked readers to share a piece of their fan fiction, and tell us why they write about “Buffy.”

  22. John Lydon, Angry Older Man, Reflects on Life as an Angry Young Man Arts, March 27

    In a new book, “Mr. Rotten’s Songbook,” the Public Image Ltd. and Sex Pistols frontman, a.k.a. Johnny Rotten, collects the lyrics to every song he’s ever written.

  23. An Unassuming Heroine Envies Her Harvard Classmates the Confidence of Their Convictions Books, March 27

    Elif Batuman’s new novel, “The Idiot,” is a rejoinder to the pressure on literature to serve as self-help.

  24. Hitler’s Little Helper: A History of Rampant Drug Use Under the Nazis Books, March 27

    Norman Ohler’s “Blitzed” shows that the Nazis were drug-fueled, with methamphetamines for the public and opiates for The Fuhrer.

  25. Adventures in Comics and the Real World Books, March 26

    America Chavez, a gay, Latina Marvel superhero written by a gay Latina writer, joins a growing list of diverse comic characters.

  26. What to Cook, Watch, Listen To and More This Weekend NYT Now, March 24

    Tips for making the most of your weekend.

  27. The Best of Our Lives Column Magazine, March 24

    For more than 20 years, The Times Magazine has published Lives, a series of incisive personal essays or as-told-to accounts. Here are some of our favorites.

  28. Sarah Dunn on the Anatomy of an Open Marriage Books, March 24

    In “The Arrangement,” a couple devise a “six-month-long adultery program.”

  29. ‘Ties’ to Ferrante? Books, March 24

    Domenico Starnone and Jhumpa Lahiri talk about “Ties,” and Mary Otto discusses “Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America.”

  30. The Great American Novelist Who Spied for the Soviets Books, March 24

    In a new Hemingway biography, “Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy,” the historian Nicholas Reynolds details his subject’s work for a precursor to the K.G.B.

  31. The Head Honcho’s Head Honcho Books, March 24

    “The Gatekeepers” is a look at how chiefs of staff have advised, cautioned and encouraged presidents.

  32. North Carolina School System Pulls Book About a Boy in a Dress U.S., March 24

    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system dropped plans to use “Jacob’s New Dress” in a first-grade lesson about bullying after complaints were raised.

  33. My 10 Favorite Books: Niki Caro T Magazine, March 24

    The director of “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” lists the titles she would most want with her on a desert island.

  34. Dan Chaon’s Latest Takes on Satanism, Suspicious Deaths and a Faltering Family Books, March 24

    Dan Chaon’s haunting, strikingly original new novel, “Ill Will,” is a foray into recovered memories and serial killing.

  35. Stepping Out of the Shadow of a Boozy, Bookish Dad Books, March 24

    In “The Barrowfields,” a debut novel by Philip Lewis, a son tries to come to terms with the weight of his family’s past.

  36. How a Scrap of Red Paper Enthralled a Century of Collectors Books, March 24

    James Barron unveils the history of the most expensive stamp ever printed in “The One-Cent Magenta.”

  37. Irish Fiction Books, March 24

    Three new works of Irish fiction by Jess Kidd, Caitriona Lally and John Toomey.

  38. Letters to the Editor Books, March 24

    Readers respond to “The Gestapo,” reading Proust and more.

  39. On the Trail With a Biographer Bringing Lost Lives to Light Books, March 24

    “This Long Pursuit” puts us on the ground with the master biographer Richard Holmes and the elusive lives he inhabits.

  40. Stories of Fragmented Lives in the Emirates Books, March 24

    Deepak Unnikrishnan’s story collection, “Temporary People,” riffs on the plight of South Asian guest workers in the Gulf states.

  41. Angela Carter: From the Magic Toyshop to the Bloody Chamber Books, March 24

    In “The Invention of Angela Carter,” Edmund Gordon showcases a British writer whose novels combined fantasy and feminism.

  42. A Czech Astronaut’s Earthly Troubles Come Along for the Ride Books, March 24

    Jaroslav Kalfar’s zany debut novel, “Spaceman of Bohemia,” features a Czech astronaut with a lot of baggage back on Earth. Hari Kunzru reviews.

  43. After Dylan’s Nobel, What Makes a Poet a Poet? Books, March 24

    Months later, the response to Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize remains mixed. Our poetry columnist weighs in.

  44. 11 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, March 23

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

  45. Stop Reading My Fiction as the Story of My Life Books, March 23

    What is behind the fascination with the real-life connections between an author and her work?

  46. From Camille Paglia, ‘Free Women, Free Men’ and No Sacred Cows Books, March 23

    This essay collection finds a firebrand author railing against modern feminism and groupthink at American universities.

  47. A Thriller Tracks the Aftermath of a Swedish School Shooting Books, March 23

    In Malin Persson Giolito’s novel “Quicksand,” a privileged teenager relates her role in a mass killing at a Stockholm school.

  48. Paperback Row Books, March 23

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  49. The Tooth Divide: Beauty, Class and the Story of Dentistry Books, March 23

    In “Teeth,” Mary Otto reveals how the history of dentistry is tied up with notions of beauty, privilege and class.

  50. Essential Reading: 5 Books About Dramatic Supreme Court Nomination Hearings Books, March 22

    Full-length accounts of how Senate hearings for Clarence Thomas, Robert H. Bork and others were turned into spectator sport.

  51. ‘Cork Dork’ Sniffs, Swills and Spits Through the World of Wine Experts Books, March 22

    A journalist sets her sights on becoming a sommelier, and learns that the training can be grueling for these “masochistic hedonists.”

  52. A Journey Into the Merriam-Webster Word Factory Books, March 22

    Kory Stamper reveals the secret life of dictionaries in her book “Word by Word,” and in a visit to headquarters (oddities in the basement included).

  53. Fighting Words: Three Words We Love to Argue About Books, March 22

    Kory Stamper of Merriam-Webster talks about whether “irregardless” is a word, the origins of “posh” and the dozens of recorded pronunciations of “lingerie.”

  54. His Idea for Fighting Terrorism? Funny Plays Theater, March 22

    The Belgian playwright Ismaël Saidi writes comic plays that tour France and Belgium, and offer a message of multicultural tolerance.

  55. Colin Dexter, Creator of Inspector Morse, Who Sleuthed in Novels and on TV, Dies at 86 Books, March 21

    The British mystery writer indulged in the art for fun and never expected his character to attain such fame.

  56. ‘The Death of Expertise’ Explores How Ignorance Became a Virtue Books, March 21

    Tom Nichols examines how the information age has helped fuel a resistance to authoritative knowledge and a disdain for experts.

  57. Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Judith Matloff on Why Mountains Attract War Books, March 21

    The veteran war correspondent discusses her new look at why so much of the world’s conflict takes place in mountainous regions.

  58. Fran Lebowitz: By the Book Books, March 21

    The humorist and social commentator says her ideal literary dinner party is one that nobody is invited to: “My idea of a great literary dinner party is Fran, eating alone, reading a book.”

  59. A Mother, Her Son, His Grandmother, and Their Lifelong Grief Books, March 21

    The 8-year-old protagonist of “Edgar and Lucy,” by Victor Lodato, is so peculiar, vivid and appealing that he becomes the book’s enduring reward.

  60. The Best of New Sci-Fi and Fantasy, From an Intergalactic Love Story to New York City Under Water Books, March 21

    A graphic novel, a story collection, an apocalyptic novella and New York City under water: N.K. Jemisin reviews the latest in science fiction and fantasy.

  61. ‘W.’ and the Art of Redemption Opinion, March 21

    Painting gave George Bush a deeper view of things. And me of him.

  62. Richard Wagamese, Whose Writing Explored His Ojibwe Heritage, Dies at 61 Books, March 20

    Mr. Wagamese said the forced assimilation of his parents in Canada caused their negligence with their children.

  63. Where Fiction and Reality Collide: Books and Black Lives Matter Books, March 20

    A look at several recent and pending young adult novels that explore racial profiling and police violence against young African-Americans.

  64. Dan Barry: Way Back With Jimmy Breslin Times Insider, March 20

    Times columnist Dan Barry‘s 2009 tribute to Jimmy Breslin, who died over the weekend.

  65. Derek Walcott and the Poetry of Liberalism Opinion, March 20

    His literary freedom resonated with our tradition of political liberty.

  66. Robert Silvers, a Founding Editor of New York Review of Books, Dies at 87 Books, March 20

    Mr. Silvers brought to The Review’s pages a self-effacing sense of devotion that made him indistinguishable from the publication, and it from him.

  67. Chuck Berry’s Memoir Grabs You Like a Song Books, March 20

    Mr. Berry, who died on Saturday, released a book in 1987 that was heavy on music, intimacy and the complications of race.

  68. Jane Austen Has Alt-Right Fans? Heavens to Darcy! Books, March 20

    A scholar finds that the marital happy endings and all-white England of the author of “Pride and Prejudice” are winning her fans among white nationalists.

  69. It’s Not Just Unfair: Inequality Is a Threat to Our Governance Books, March 20

    In “The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution” Ganesh Sitaraman examines inequality not only as an economic problem but also as a threat to American democracy.

  70. New Crop of Young Adult Novels Explores Race and Police Brutality Books, March 19

    A new generation of authors is embracing writing as activism, tackling issues like racial bias, police violence and the Black Lives Matter movement.

  71. A Dissident Book Smuggled From North Korea Finds a Global Audience Books, March 19

    “The Accusation,” a collection of stories by Bandi, shines a light on a world of darkness after a clandestine journey to publication.

  72. The Last Word: Jimmy Breslin Video, March 19

    As columnist, novelist, biographer and raconteur, Jimmy Breslin witnessed and chronicled the American 20th century. In 2007, he sat down with the Times columnist Jim Dwyer to discuss his life’s work.

  73. Jimmy Breslin, Legendary New York City Newspaper Columnist, Dies at 88 Business Day, March 19

    With prose that was savagely funny, deceptively simple and poorly imitated, Mr. Breslin created his own distinct rhythm in the hurly-burly music of newspapers.

  74. The Long History of the Vietnam Novel Opinion, March 17

    Almost from the beginning of the war, writers recognized the need for art to reflect America’s great misadventure.

  75. ‘The Pages of the Sea’: A Derek Walcott Sampler Books, March 17

    Poems by the Nobel prize-winning poet, who died Friday morning.

  76. (Early) Spring Reading Books, March 17

    Spring — and spring books — are here.

  77. The Definition of Adulthood Books, March 17

    Jami Attenberg discusses her new novel, “All Grown Up,” and Bonnie Rochman talks about “The Gene Machine.”

  78. Want a Feminist Daughter, Dad? Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Has Advice for You, Too Books, March 17

    In “Dear Ijeawele,” new at No. 4 in hardcover nonfiction, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie counsels a childhood friend on how to raise empowered girls.

  79. Paperback Row Books, March 17

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  80. Derek Walcott, Poet and Nobel Laureate of the Caribbean, Dies at 87 Books, March 17

    Mr. Walcott’s intricately metaphorical poetry captured the physical beauty of the Caribbean, the harsh legacy of colonialism and the complexities of living and writing in two cultural worlds.

  81. My 10 Favorite Books: Irvine Welsh T Magazine, March 17

    The author of “Trainspotting” shares the titles he would most want with him on a desert island.

  82. A Woman in Charge: A Biography of Liberia’s President Books, March 17

    In “Madame President,” Helene Cooper traces the life of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia’s head of state.

  83. Macondo and Medellín: A Millennial Colombian’s Novel Books, March 17

    In her debut novel “The Lucky Ones,” much of it set in Colombia, Julianne Pachico shows us war, drug dealers and abductees.

  84. Misfits Burn Fast and Bright in This Tale of ’80s Athens Books, March 17

    Three misfits scrounge and scheme in the “hazy, sticky and seedy” Athens of Cara Hoffman’s “Running.”

  85. Machiavelli Runs Up Against the Borgias Books, March 17

    Sarah Dunant returns to the Borgias, a “flamboyant family of 15th-century clerics and cutthroats,” in her latest novel “In the Name of the Family.”

  86. Stories Books, March 17

    Sarah Ferguson takes readers on a browse through three new story collections.

  87. Norman Podhoretz Still Picks Fights and Drops Names N.Y. / Region, March 17

    Mr. Podhoretz, the former editor at Commentary magazine, looks back at the fierce, argumentative parties of New York’s intelligentsia.

  88. Louise Erdrich, Matthew Desmond Among Winners of National Book Critics Circle Awards Books, March 16

    Ms. Erdrich won the fiction award for her novel “LaRose,” and Mr. Desmond took home the nonfiction award for “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.”

  89. ‘The Stranger in the Woods’ for 27 Years: Maine’s ‘North Pond Hermit’ Books, March 16

    Michael Finkel’s new book investigates the account of a man who says he escaped civilization. How did he do it? And why would he want to?

  90. 11 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, March 16

    Reading suggestions from critics and editors at The New York Times.

  91. Letters to the Editor Books, March 16

    Carlo Rovelli responds to Lisa Randall’s review of “Reality Is Not What It Seems” and readers suggests reading for the Trump era.

  92. Books Can Take You Places Donald Trump Doesn’t Want You to Go Opinion, March 16

    Books are central to our resistance to a too narrow vision of the world.

  93. Chelsea Clinton to Publish Children’s Book, ‘She Persisted’ Books, March 16

    The book will share the stories of 13 American women who persevered in the face of opposition, including Harriet Tubman, Nellie Bly and Maria Tallchief.

  94. Introducing Match Book, a New Literary Advice Column Books, March 16

    Nicole Lamy will connect readers with book suggestions based on their questions, their tastes, their literary needs and desires.

  95. Tinkers and Tailors: Three Books Look to the Biomedical Frontier Books, March 16

    New books take on fraught issues in biomedical ethics, analyzing the technified body and innovation’s influence on mortality and heredity.

  96. Chris Hayes: By the Book Books, March 16

    The author of “A Colony in a Nation” says his ideal literary dinner would include Walt Whitman and Hannah Arendt. And “James Baldwin is a no-brainer. (I’d let him smoke inside.)”

  97. The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction Books, March 16

    Heroic Belgians, thoroughbred horses, 19th-century streetwalkers and Appalachian drug dealers are among the victims in Marilyn Stasio’s crime column.

  98. Letter of Recommendation: Stump the Bookseller Magazine, March 16

    A blog about children’s books demonstrates the universal pain of mostly forgotten memories.

  99. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Blueprint for Feminism Books, March 15

    Ms. Adichie’s book “Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions” challenges mothers to raise feminist daughters.

  100. Kevin Young Is Named Poetry Editor at The New Yorker Books, March 15

    After a decade in the role, Paul Muldoon, a Pulitzer winner, will step down as poetry editor of The New Yorker. He will be replaced by Mr. Young.

  101. Hillary Clinton Had Nothing to Do With My Book About the First Woman to Be Elected President Times Insider, March 15

    Its genesis was sparked by the women all across Africa who somehow managed to carry the continent on their backs.

  102. Readers Share Their Love for ‘The Outsiders’ Books, March 15

    S. E. Hinton’s classic novel and its 1983 film adaptation continue to inspire fans.

  103. In This Thriller, an Israeli Doctor Can’t Escape His Irresponsibility Books, March 15

    In Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s thriller, “Waking Lions,” an Israeli doctor pays big-time for a clandestine crime.

  104. Opposing Views on What to Do About the Data We Create Books, March 15

    Andreas Weigend, in “Data for the People,” and Kevin Mitnick, in “The Art of Invisibility,” are alarmed about data mining and the loss of privacy.

  105. Henry S. Lodge, Author of ‘Younger Next Year’ Books, Dies at 58 Books, March 14

    Dr. Lodge’s guide to youthfulness involved regular workouts, abstaining from junk food, and connecting.

  106. Bancroft Prize for History Awarded to 3 Scholars Books, March 14

    Heather Ann Thompson, Andrés Reséndez and Nancy Tomes have won this year’s Bancroft Prize, one of the most prestigious honors in the field of American history.

  107. Beautiful Poems About a House of Horrors Books, March 14

    Molly McCully Brown’s first book of poems, about a government-run hospital, is part history lesson, part séance, part ode to dread.

  108. Onora O’Neill Wins Holberg Prize for Academic Research Books, March 14

    Ms. O’Neill, a British author, scholar and professor, is known for her work on Immanuel Kant, as well as research on political philosophy and ethics.

  109. Tell Me What You See: The Rorschach Test and Its Inventor Books, March 14

    “The Inkblots” by Damion Searls is a biography of Hermann Rorschach and a cultural history of his famous test.

  110. Ray Kurzweil on How We’ll End Up Merging With Our Technology Books, March 14

    Two new books from Luke Dormehl and Richard Yonck on the history, future and consequences of artificial intelligence.

  111. Jane Kamensky Wins Historical Society Book Prize Books, March 14

    “A Revolution in Color” looks at the American Revolution through the patriotic portraits of John Singleton Copley, a British loyalist.

  112. When Marilyn Took Manhattan Books, March 13

    Elizabeth Winder’s new book takes a close look at a year Marilyn Monroe spent in New York, trying to escape the movie industry.

  113. Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Children’s Author and Filmmaker, Dies at 51 Style, March 13

    Her death came 10 days after a “Modern Love” column in The Times about her illness titled, “You May Want to Marry My Husband.”

  114. Biographies of Cecil the Lion and Others in ‘Animals Strike Curious Poses’ Books, March 13

    Elena Passarello’s essays offer meditative portraits of eminent animals from Cecil the Lion to Dürer’s rhinoceros to Mozart’s pet starling.

  115. The Future of Humans? One Forecaster Calls for Obsolescence Books, March 13

    In “Homo Deus,” Yuval Noah Harari suggests the natural end of the scientific revolution might be human obsolescence.

  116. Why ‘The Outsiders’ Lives On: A Teenage Novel Turns 50 Books, March 12

    S.E. Hinton’s classic endures as teenagers continue to relate to its rebellious characters.

  117. I’m Not O.K. Neither Are You. Who Cares? Style, March 11

    A new literary genre, which might be called anti-self-help, is now upon us. It’s filled with profanity.

  118. Robert James Waller, Author of ‘The Bridges of Madison County,’ Dies at 77 Books, March 10

    Millions of readers found Mr. Waller’s story of reawakened love deeply moving and the novel topped best seller lists and was made into a movie.

  119. Distinguished Writers Debate Sense of ‘Mission’ in Trump Era Books, March 10

    Five writers talked on Wednesday night about the role of journalism and literature under the presidency of Donald J. Trump.

  120. Points of No Return Books, March 10

    Mohsin Hamid talks about his new novel, “Exit West,” and Gillian Thomas discusses Marjorie J. Spruill’s “Divided We Stand.”

  121. In the Kitchen With Joanne Fluke, Author of the Hannah Swensen Culinary Mysteries Books, March 10

    Joanne Fluke, whose “Banana Cream Pie Murder” is new at No. 3, recalls some cooking disasters.

  122. Paperback Row Books, March 10

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  123. My 10 Favorite Books: Michelle Dockery T Magazine, March 10

    The actress shares the titles she would most want with her on a desert island.

  124. Size Matters in Fay Weldon’s Novel of Aristocratic Manners Books, March 10

    Fay Weldon’s novel “Before the War” hinges on a quirky marriage of convenience.

  125. Jackboot Germany: A New History of the Gestapo Books, March 10

    “The Gestapo” by Frank McDonough profiles one of the most dreaded organizations of the Third Reich.

  126. Margaret Atwood on What ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Means in the Age of Trump Books, March 10

    Atwood on whether her dystopian classic is meant as a “feminist” novel, as antireligion or as a prediction.

  127. A Science Journalist Foresees One Grand Explanation for the Universe Books, March 10

    In “Convergence,” the journalist Peter Watson maintains that all disciplines are coalescing to provide a single unified explanation for the cosmos.

  128. Intertwined Lives Cast Light on Korean Society Books, March 10

    In “Everything Belongs to Us,” debut novelist Yoojin Grace Wuertz has written a “Gatsby”-esque takedown of 1970s South Korea.

  129. A Japanese Woman’s Life in Art, Made in the Village Books, March 10

    In Rowan Hisayo Buchanan’s novel, “Harmless Like You,” Greenwich Village shapes a Japanese woman’s life in art.

  130. The Story of O: A Recollection by Oliver Sacks’s Surviving Partner Books, March 10

    In “Insomniac City,” Bill Hayes recalls his relationship with the writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks.

  131. A Refugee Crisis in a World of Open Doors Books, March 10

    In Mohsin Hamid’s novel “Exit West,” refugees flee war and chaos through any door they can find.

  132. A New Memoir From the Author of ‘Whip Smart’ Explores Her Family Origins Books, March 10

    “Abandon Me,” Melissa Febos’s memoir, also touches on addiction, the work of a dominatrix and an obsession with King Philip’s War.

  133. Gothic Fiction Books, March 10

    Three new novels apply their own spin to Gothic fiction.

  134. She Persisted: Girls Find a Way to Live on Their Own Terms Books, March 10

    In “Princess Cora and the Crocodile” by Laura Amy Schlitz and “Fish Girl” by Donna Jo Napoli, two young heroines cast off constraints.

  135. A Boy Finds a Most Bizarre Creature in This Middle-Grade Novel Books, March 10

    In Amy Sarig King’s “Me and Marvin Gardens,” the hero finds a strange creature living by his creek as his family’s farm is cut up for housing.

  136. Picture Books That Deliver Eureka Moments Books, March 10

    In these four picture books, exploration awaits — along with unexpected discoveries.

  137. Marilyn Young, Historian Who Challenged U.S. Foreign Policy, Dies at 79 Books, March 9

    A longtime professor at New York University, she remarked in 2012 that the United States had been at war in one form or another since her childhood.

  138. Reading by Numbers Books, March 9

    “Nabokov’s Favorite Word Is Mauve” slices and dices the texts of classic and contemporary books to generate charts and graphs.

  139. Letters to the Editor Books, March 9

    Readers respond to a recent review of George Saunders’s “Lincoln in the Bardo” and more.

  140. ‘Steve Wolfe: Remembering Steve’ Speaks Volumes About an Artist Arts, March 9

    This exhibition, at Luhring Augustine, is a kind of poignant self-portrait of Mr. Wolfe, who died last year and whose art centered on meticulous sculptures of books.

  141. A Possible Clue in Jane Austen’s Glasses. Did Arsenic Kill Her? Books, March 9

    Three pairs of glasses believed to have belonged to the author may offer new evidence.

  142. In ‘Natural Opium,’ a Tourist Attuned to Every Indignity Books, March 9

    What makes Diane Johnson such a lively travel companion in these stories is that, for the most part, she detests traveling.

  143. ‘Game Change’ Authors Writing Book About ‘Trump the Man’ and His Campaign Books, March 9

    Penguin Press has acquired the latest campaign chronicle by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, who wrote best sellers about the 2008 and 2012 races.

  144. 10 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, March 9

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

  145. John Kerry to Write Memoir for Simon & Schuster Books, March 9

    The former secretary of state signed a book deal to write about his life, from his childhood through his lengthy career in government.

  146. Domenico Starnone’s New Novel Is Also a Piece in the Elena Ferrante Puzzle Books, March 9

    “Ties,” translated by Jhumpa Lahiri, is the most emotionally powerful novel by Domenico Starnone, the least internationally known of Italy’s leading novelists.

  147. A Heroine Who Does Adulthood on Her Own Terms Books, March 9

    In Jami Attenberg’s “All Grown Up,” a single woman entering her 40s forgoes the typical trappings of adulthood.

  148. Hari Kunzru: By the Book Books, March 9

    The author, most recently, of “White Tears” says it might be nice to give Theresa May a book that shows England from an outsider’s perspective: She “strikes me as the kind of Tory who has read too much Trollope and not enough of anything else.”

  149. Did His Mind Make Him Do It? How Neuroscience Entered the Courtroom Books, March 9

    In “The Brain Defense,” Kevin Davis considers whether new developments in neuroscience could redefine innocence and culpability.

  150. Binding a Book, the Old-Fashioned Way Video, March 9

    On the Lower East Side of Manhattan, single volumes are trimmed and glued by hand as they have been in this tiny workshop for the last 50 years.