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  1. Do Women Get to Write With Authority? Op Ed, Yesterday

    Working from a man’s perspective allowed me to wriggle free of certain expectations.

  2. Jesmyn Ward on ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’ Book Review, Yesterday

    Ward discusses her new novel; David Dobbs on five new books about Darwin; and Kristin Cashore talks about “Jane, Unlimited.”

  3. The Real Story Behind Roald Dahl’s ‘Black Charlie’ Book Review, Yesterday

    The author’s early draft of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” featured a black protagonist who gets trapped inside a chocolate mold. Was it racial stereotyping, or something more complicated?

  4. Marian Horosko, Dancer and Advocate for the Art, Dies at 92 Obits, Yesterday

    After a performing career that included eight years with New York City Ballet, Ms. Horosko wrote books and championed the health and other needs of dancers.

  5. In ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing,’ a Haunted Road Trip to Prison Book Review, Yesterday

    Jesmyn Ward’s follow-up to “Salvage the Bones” tells the story of a woman intent on making her fractured family whole again.

  6. Of God and War Book Review, Yesterday

    Sarah Sentilles’s “Draw Your Weapons” ranges widely through issues of photographic representation, theology, empathy, activism and pacifism.

  7. Thanks, Trump! Katy Tur Sees a Renaissance in Journalism Book Review, Yesterday

    The NBC reporter, who has a best-selling campaign book with “Unbelievable,” says that the president’s scorn has “revitalized the fourth estate.”

  8. 12 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, September 21

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

  9. How We Make Up Our Minds Book Review, Yesterday

    Four books about the mechanics of decision making.

  10. ‘The Snowy Day’ Captured in New Stamp Series Book Review, Yesterday

    A new run of “Forever” stamps will feature scenes from Ezra Jack Keats’s classic children’s tale.

  11. Paperback Row Book Review, Yesterday

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  12. A True Tale of Drug Cartels, Money Laundering and Horse Racing Book Review, Yesterday

    In “Bones,” by Joe Tone, the divergent lives of two brothers — a bricklayer in Texas and a cartel boss in Mexico — converge on the racetrack.

  13. Writing Lines for Obama, Mixing Comedy and Hope Book Review, Yesterday

    In his memoir “Thanks, Obama,” the speechwriter David Litt recalls coming of age at the White House.

  14. Marilynne Robinson on Finding the Right Word Book Review, Yesterday

    The author of “Gilead” and “Housekeeping” reflects on Emily Dickinson, expanding the mind and writing into the unknown.

  15. Letters to the Editor Book Review, Yesterday

    Readers respond to Greek myths, a cover illustration and more.

  16. Reviews in Pictures: Harry Bliss on Norman Douglas’s ‘South Wind’ Book Review, Yesterday

    The 1917 novel from the British travel writer uses landscape as character.

  17. A Late-Night Radio Drama, With Hints of the Internet to Come Weekend, September 21

    Stanley Elkin’s “The Dick Gibson Show,” about a talk-radio host, is a landslide of language, offering gags, wordplay and flights of fancy, sexual and otherwise.

  18. The Scandalous Friendship That Shaped Adam Smith Business, September 21

    “The Infidel and the Professor” illuminates the deep bond between the father of economics, an establishment man, and the radical skeptic David Hume.

  19. When the Governments of the World Agreed to Banish War Book Review, September 21

    “The Internationalists,” by Oona A. Hathaway and Scott J. Shapiro, argues that a 1928 pact was the beginning of the end of war.

  20. ‘Streampunks’ Serves Up YouTube’s Greatest Hits Book Review, September 21

    Robert Kyncl, YouTube’s chief business officer, delivers a lively, if biased, history of the video-sharing platform’s most noteworthy success stories.

  21. Celeste Ng: By the Book Book Review, September 21

    The author of, most recently, “Little Fires Everywhere,” often returns to “The Count of Monte Cristo”: “Right now, I see it as an exploration of the complexities of good and evil and how easily one shifts into the other.”

  22. ‘The Far Away Brothers’ Breathes Vivid Life Into Immigration Issues Culture, September 20

    Lauren Markham’s impeccably timed and intimately reported book follows twin teenage brothers on their journey from El Salvador to California.

  23. For Hispanic Heritage Month, 3 Books on Latinos in the U.S. Book Review, September 20

    From conquistadores to modern cultural enclaves, these books trace the centuries-long Latino experience in the United States.

  24. Richard Robinson of Scholastic Honored for Lifetime of Work in Children’s Publishing Book Review, September 20

    Mr. Robinson brought Harry Potter to American readers, among many other highlights in a career also defined by efforts to increase literacy and improve education.

  25. Lillian Ross, Acclaimed Reporter for The New Yorker, Dies at 99 Obits, September 20

    One of her rules of journalism was, “Do not call attention to yourself.” Yet she did just that in a memoir about her long affair with her celebrated editor.

  26. Alice Waters Retraces the Path That Led Her to Chez Panisse Book Review, September 20

    According to a new autobiography, “Coming to My Senses,” it all began with a year in Paris and a taste for the food she discovered there.

  27. Tom Brady’s ‘The TB12 Method’ Is Hefty but Short on Science Well, September 20

    Should you buy this book? The answer probably depends on how you feel about science, celebrity and tomatoes.

  28. A Wild and Exacting Food Writer Gets Her Due Book Review, September 20

    Patience Gray exerted an outsize influence on the culinary world, as Adam Federman’s biography “Fasting and Feasting” makes clear.

  29. On the Road With the Casualties of the Great Recession Culture, September 19

    To write “Nomadland,” Jessica Bruder spent three years traveling and working alongside grandparents and others living in school buses and vans seeking seasonal work.

  30. Whiting Foundation Announces New Grants for Magazines Book Review, September 19

    The three grants for print and digital publications, designed to “ignite growth,” will total up to $120,000.

  31. YouTube Star Hank Green Will Publish His First Novel Next Year Culture, September 19

    Following in the footsteps of his older brother, the best-selling novelist John Green, Hank Green will publish his first novel with Dutton.

  32. Right and Left React to Hillary Clinton’s Reckoning With the 2016 Race Washington, September 19

    Writers from across the political spectrum on Mrs. Clinton’s new book reflecting on her failed bid for the presidency.

  33. The Education of Ellen Pao Book Review, September 19

    In “Reset,” the Silicon Valley executive and former venture capitalist explains how she came to question the culture of the tech industry.

  34. Books That Show the Heights of Human Strength, the Limits of Endurance Book Review, September 19

    From natural disaster to wild beasts and warfare, tragedies factual and fictional so vivid that they’ll strike terror in the heart of any reader.

  35. Will Bill O’Reilly’s Latest ‘Killing’ Book Climb the Charts? Business, September 18

    The disgraced TV host is still churning out history books, but without his perch at Fox, can he sell them?

  36. A Father and Son Sail Through Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ Together Culture, September 18

    In “An Odyssey,” Daniel Mendelsohn recounts what happened when his 81-year-old father enrolled in one of his classes at Bard College.

  37. Survival of the Prettiest Book Review, September 18

    Darwin’s theory of aesthetics may be the sexiest, most dangerous idea in evolution.

  38. What to Read Before a Jewish Heritage Trip Travel, September 18

    These three books explore Jewish culture and how it has evolved since the Holocaust.

  39. Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: The Ways We Inherit Historical Traumas Culture, September 17

    In “Survivor Café,” Elizabeth Rosner writes about how we recognize and cope with the traumas that directly affected previous generations.

  40. Jesuit Priest Stands Up for Gay Catholics, Then Faces Backlash Metro, September 16

    The Rev. James Martin’s latest book calls for a dialogue with L.G.B.T. Catholics. His critics called him everything from “heretic” to “pansified.”

  41. Hillary Clinton and America Ferrera on Pain and Progress (and Hiking) Styles, September 16

    The former presidential candidate and the politically active actress discuss the hurt of the 2016 election and how they are both moving on.

  42. A Green Light Is Given, It’s True, for a Grown-Up Cindy Lou Who Book Review, September 15

    A federal judge has ruled that “Who’s Holiday!” doesn’t violate the copyright of the Dr. Seuss classic, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”

  43. Jerry Pournelle, Science Fiction Novelist and Computer Guide, Dies at 84 Obits, September 15

    An aerospace consultant, advice columnist, blogger and best-selling author. (And maybe the first to write a novel on a word-processor.)

  44. Notes From a Crazy Campaign Trail Book Review, September 15

    Jill Abramson discusses Katy Tur’s new memoir, “Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History.”

  45. What Do Artists’ Final Works Say About Their Lives? T Style, September 15

    Every body of work comes to an end. And judging by recent late-career achievements, the best is sometimes saved for last.

  46. Gallery of Horrors Book Review, September 15

    “Paperbacks from Hell” collects hundreds of memorable horror-fiction cover designs.

  47. National Book Awards Longlists Are Announced Book Review, September 15

    Nominees include Jennifer Egan, Lisa Ko, David Grann, Kevin Young and Alarcón.

  48. Roald Dahl’s Widow Says ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Hero Was Supposed to be Black Culture, September 15

    Mr. Dahl’s agent thought it would be a bad idea to have a black main character, his widow and his biographer said in an interview with the BBC.

  49. A 19th-Century Smuggler in the Peruvian Andes Book Review, September 15

    Natasha Pulley’s rambunctious historical novel “The Bedlam Stacks” sends a British adventurer on a magic realist mission to South America.

  50. Alice Waters’s Grilled Cheese Is Not Like Yours and Mine Book Review, September 15

    In her best-selling new memoir, “Coming to My Senses,” the chef recommends a French mountain cheese and homemade sauerkraut for a childhood staple.

  51. In Salman Rushdie’s New Novel, the Backdrop Is the Obama Years Book Review, September 15

    “The Golden House” tells the story of a billionaire patriarch and his enigmatic family after they arrive in New York.

  52. A Mystic Hero in Search of a ‘Beast’ Book Review, September 15

    The second installment of Paul Kingsnorth’s trilogy, which began with “The Wake,” follows one man’s quest for a creature and a purpose.

  53. New in Memoir: Looking for Fulfilling Work in the Gig Economy Book Review, September 15

    Books on the golden age of journalism, the brave new world of internet pornography and driving for Uber.

  54. Paperback Row Book Review, September 15

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  55. A Writer Visits Latvia in Search of Her Roots Book Review, September 15

    In her memoir “Among the Living and the Dead,” Inara Verzemnieks learns what happened to her family in World War II.

  56. Fiery Collections of Essays From Young Feminist Writers Book Review, September 15

    Three explorations of culture as it affects what it means to be a woman.

  57. Notes From the Book Review Archives Book Review, September 15

    In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Salman Rushdie on importance of “global dialogue.”

  58. Letters to the Editor Book Review, September 15

    Readers respond to the value of higher education, a conversation among spies and more.

  59. Judge John Hodgman on Coerced Bedtime Stories Magazine, September 15

    Can fiction be ordered on demand?

  60. 20 Must-Read Books on the Vietnam War Book Review, September 15

    Here’s a list of essential reading — just in time for the new Ken Burns documentary — on the conflict that divided America.

  61. 11 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, September 14

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

  62. I’m Indian. Can I Write Black Characters? Op Ed, September 14

    I might define myself as an American writer, but to others I will always be an Indian-American writer.

  63. When the World Called for a Capital Metropolitan, September 14

    Whether it’s the United Nations General Assembly or tourists flocking to it, New York remains a world capital. A few new books explain why.

  64. After the Hurricane Winds Die Down, Larry McMurtry’s Houston Trilogy Lives On Book Review, September 14

    Douglas Brinkley on the writer whose fiction has captured the boom city’s relentless appetite for growth.

  65. A Toast for J. P. Donleavy Culture, September 14

    The author, whose picaresque masterwork “The Ginger Man” has sold more than 45 million copies, died on Monday at 91.

  66. How the New Immigration Is Shaking Old Europe to Its Core Book Review, September 14

    “The Strange Death of Europe,” by Douglas Murray, and “The Crisis of Multiculturalism in Europe,” by Rita Chin, examine divisive debates over Western values.

  67. Sally Quinn: By the Book Book Review, September 14

    The author of, most recently, “Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir,” doesn’t like to read short story collections, “especially if they’re good, because they always leave me wanting more.”

  68. The Vietnam War Then and Now Book Review, September 14

    Geoffrey C. Ward’s “The Vietnam War” relives a conflict that divided Americans 50 years ago, and continues to evoke bitter memories today.

  69. J.P. Donleavy, Acclaimed Author of ‘The Ginger Man,’ Dies at 91 Culture, September 13

    Mr. Donleavy’s first novel, which he called a celebration of “resolutely careless mayhem,” provoked controversy but came to be regarded as a classic.

  70. Looking for Buddhist Wisdom in ‘The Princess Bride’ Weekend, September 13

    In a new book, Ethan Nichtern divines lessons about love, family and Buddhism from the cult classic. Just don’t expect Inigo Montoya to find enlightenment.

  71. The Gloom, Doom and Occasional Joy of the Writing Life Culture, September 13

    “Draft No. 4,” John McPhee’s 32nd book, collects the writing advice of the longtime New Yorker staff writer and Princeton professor.

  72. 3 Books on the Importance of Early Education Book Review, September 13

    As policy makers, teachers, and parents work to expand pre-K programs, here are three books on what children really need.

  73. Man Booker Shortlist Is Half American Culture, September 13

    Novels by Paul Auster, Emily Fridlund, Mohsin Hamid, Fiona Mozley, George Saunders and Ali Smith made the list. The prize will be announced Oct. 17.

  74. A Debut Novel Imagines Political Intrigue at the 1939 World’s Fair Book Review, September 13

    In Brendan Mathews’s “The World of Tomorrow,” two brothers fleeing Ireland for New York get embroiled in a wild assassination plot.

  75. A History of Bloomberg’s Successes and Failures Book Review, September 13

    Chris McNickle’s biography of Mike Bloomberg shows how New York’s mayor for 12 years used data and analysis to successfully transform the city.

  76. Bad Neighbors, Bad Husbands and Very Bad Behavior Book Review, September 13

    Two new crime novels travel back to the not-so-placid 1950s, while a third visits 19th-century Appalachia. Another tries to escape in a hot-air balloon.

  77. In ‘Liner Notes,’ Loudon Wainwright Looks Squarely at His Flaws and His Musical Family Tree Culture, September 12

    The folk singer — ex-husband of Kate McGarrigle and father of Rufus Wainwright, among his other connections — does not go easy on himself in this memoir.

  78. A Memoir by Donald Trump’s Favorite Target Book Review, September 12

    “Unbelievable,” by the NBC News correspondent Katy Tur, describes what it was like to be on the front lines during the Trump presidential campaign.

  79. New Book Will Investigate Trump-Russia Connection Book Review, September 12

    The investigative journalists Michael Isikoff and David Corn will publish their new book, tentatively titled “The Russian Connection,” in March.

  80. ‘What Happened’? They Lost. With Her Memoir, Hillary Clinton Joins a Haunted Club Book Review, September 12

    Jon Meacham on how Clinton’s chronicle of loss in 2016 compares with those of defeated candidates past.

  81. Hillary Clinton Opens Up About ‘What Happened,’ With Candor, Defiance and Dark Humor Culture, September 12

    Clinton’s account of the 2016 election is part post-mortem, part feminist manifesto and part score-settling jubilee.

  82. In ‘Forest Dark,’ Nicole Krauss Plays With Divided Selves Book Review, September 12

    Two New Yorkers — an aging lawyer and a young writer — make their way, separately, to Tel Aviv.

  83. Dear Match Book: It’s My First Foray Into Graphic Fiction Book Review, September 12

    For readers seeking a novel kind of novel: illustrated narratives that harness the comic-book format to treat even the weightiest of themes.

  84. Maria Sharapova on Serena Williams: ‘Maybe We’ll Become Friends. Or Not.’ Sports, September 11

    In her new memoir, Sharapova speaks of Williams in a detailed and often antagonistic way, tracing their rivalry’s breaking point back to the 2004 Wimbledon final.

  85. Broken Promises in the Promised Land Book Review, September 11

    Mixing genres and voices, Nathan Englander’s novel “Dinner at the Center of the Earth” offers a tragicomic take on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  86. What to Read Before Your U.S. Road Trip Travel, September 11

    These three writers saw the country from the ground.

  87. Ian Buruma on a New Era at The New York Review of Books Culture, September 9

    Buruma has officially begun his tenure at the intellectual magazine, taking over from Robert Silvers, who died in March after having edited it since 1963.

  88. Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio Spreads His Gospel of ‘Radical Transparency’ Sunday Business, September 8

    Mr. Dalio has created an unusual and confrontational workplace at Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund firm. With a new book, he hopes to inject his ideas into the mainstream.

  89. ‘Gorbachev: His Life and Times’ Book Review, September 8

    William Taubman discusses his biography of Gorbachev, and N. K. Jemisin talks about reading, writing and reviewing science fiction and fantasy.

  90. Ellen Pao Is Not Done Fighting Styles, September 8

    With her new book, “Reset,” a thwarted Silicon Valley power player hopes to do for gender discrimination what Anita Hill did for sexual harassment.

  91. Graham Norton’s World of Wonder Styles, September 8

    On tour to promote his new mystery novel, the BBC host pauses to shop for some bedding at a favorite furniture store.

  92. In Harvey and Irma’s Wake, 3 Books on Hurricanes Book Review, September 8

    Two books follow families affected by similar disasters, and a third argues that humans may hold the key to mitigating their impact.

  93. Letters to the Editor Book Review, September 8

    Readers respond to the complicated relationship we have to Freud.

  94. Notes From the Book Review Archives Book Review, September 8

    In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: A look at Mikhail Gorbachev’s memoir and the former statesman’s divisive reputation.

  95. James Patterson’s Latest Villain Looks a Lot Like Amazon Book Review, September 8

    “The Store,” at No. 4 after three weeks on the hardcover fiction list, features a married couple at war with a dominant online retailer.

  96. TV, Pre-Golden Age Book Review, September 8

    In “Little Boxes,” writers share how they were influenced by TV shows, in the days before prestige TV.

  97. Paperback Row Book Review, September 8

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  98. All Kinds of Outrageous Behavior in These New Picture Books Book Review, September 8

    A little seed who’s unapologetically bad, a horrible baby brother, the kid who won’t stop screaming and more.

  99. Stories of Familial Unrest and Displacement Book Review, September 8

    Four new novels set around the globe explore the causes and consequences of family estrangement.

  100. Hillary Clinton, in Book, Regrets Not Striking Back at James Comey Politics, September 7

    The regret is one of a catalog of mistakes — large and small — that Mrs. Clinton lists in the election post-mortem “What Happened.”

  101. T’s Men’s Style Issue: Editor’s Letter T Style, September 8

    Anyone who makes things for a living understands this sensation: the realization that the object you thought you were making is sometimes not what actually gets made.

  102. Hillary Clinton to Discuss Campaign and New Book on Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ Culture, September 7

    Mrs. Clinton will talk about her failed bid for the White House and more in her first late-night TV appearance since the 2016 election.

  103. James Kelman’s ‘Dirt Road’ Travels a Path to Solace Book Review, September 8

    A father and son escape painful reminders of their lost loved ones in Scotland to discover a new outlook in the American South.

  104. A Sydney Bridge, a Falling Man and Three Witnesses to a Miracle Book Review, September 8

    The stories of three Australians in three different centuries are linked by a miraculous vision in Ashley Hay’s “The Body in the Clouds.”

  105. New Sentences: From ‘21 Secrets of Million-Dollar Sellers,’ by Stephen J. Harvill Magazine, September 8

    Business books can be treasure troves of unexpected similes and mind-boggling analogies.

  106. The Novels Explaining Britain’s Path From the Raj to Brexit Book Review, September 8

    Revisiting Paul Scott’s “The Raj Quartet,” 70 years after the partition of India and Pakistan.

  107. The Man Whose Cabinet of Curios Helped Start the British Museum Book Review, September 8

    James Delbourgo’s “Collecting the World” recounts the life of Sir Hans Sloane, a pioneering natural scientist.

  108. The Posh, Psychological Thrills of ‘The Party’ Book Review, September 8

    Elizabeth Day dissects the 21st-century British class system in this novel rife with literary allusions.

  109. Mother and Daughter in a Doomsday Cult Book Review, September 8

    In Rebecca Wait’s novel “The Followers,” a lonely woman and her child are lured into an isolated community on the Yorkshire moors.

  110. When Friendship Ends, Does Betrayal Begin? Book Review, September 8

    The teenagers in Claire Messud’s novel “The Burning Girl” have always been best friends. Now they’re growing painfully, possibly dangerously, apart.

  111. The Book That Made Us Feminists Op Ed, September 7

    Betty Friedan pointed out the problem that had no name. In “Sexual Politics,” Kate Millett named it and explained its cause.

  112. A Memoir of Dieting in the Age of Total Body Vigilance Book Review, September 8

    In “Beautiful Bodies,” Kimberly Rae Miller recounts her lifelong addiction to deprivation through dieting.

  113. Shimon Peres, in Memoir, Takes On Israel Past and Future Foreign, September 7

    A year after his death, the last of the founding generation of Israel’s leaders describes a life “entwined with the birth and construction of Israel.”

  114. 11 New Books We Recommend This Week Book Review, September 7

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

  115. Bruce Chatwin: One of the Last Great Explorers T Style, September 7

    Forty years after the publication of his groundbreaking travelogue, ‘‘In Patagonia,’’ the author’s writing — and style — have lost none of their power to bewitch and inspire.

  116. Shining a Light on Campus Rape Book Review, September 7

    Vanessa Grigoriadis’s fascinating but often frustrating “Blurred Lines” is a kaleidoscopic tour through the campus sexual assault controversy.

  117. Nicole Krauss: By the Book Book Review, September 7

    The author of “Great House,” “The History of Love” and, most recently, “Forest Dark” prefers to read classic novels on the plane: “Twelve hours in economy is not the moment to gamble on a book.”

  118. Steinbeck’s Heir Wins Lawsuit Book Review, September 7

    A dispute that dragged on for years, and involved none of the author’s blood relatives, is settled.

  119. Change Is in the Air at the E. B. White Farm Weekend, September 7

    Discovering the author’s home in Maine, where he wrote “Charlotte’s Web” and heard those darn crickets.

  120. What the Greek Myths Teach Us About Anger in Troubled Times Book Review, September 7

    In “Enraged,” Emily Katz Anhalt shows how the earliest works of Western literature questioned the values of the society that produced it.

  121. What Stephen King Can’t Travel Without (It’s Not a Mystery) Travel, September 7

    Books and audiobooks, of course. Also, an old Samsonite suitcase and a reservation at a Motel 6.

  122. Kate Millett, Ground-Breaking Feminist Writer, Is Dead at 82 Obits, September 6

    Ms. Millett’s 1970 book, “Sexual Politics,” was revolutionary in its analysis of gender roles in society and provoked a backlash in some quarters.

  123. ‘Ranger Games’ Investigates a Crime and a Soldier’s Mind Culture, September 6

    Ben Blum tries to get to the bottom of his cousin’s participation in an armed bank robbery.

  124. John le Carré’s ‘A Legacy of Spies’: An Excerpt Book Review, September 6

    George Smiley returns in this coda to le Carré’s classic, “The Spy Who Came In From the Cold.”

  125. Boys Puberty Book is Pulped After Aging Badly Book Review, September 6

    A passage about breasts in “Growing Up for Boys” leads to some awkward conversations for a British publisher.

  126. Taking On Wall Street’s Church of Big Money Arts & Leisure, September 6

    With “Junk,” the Pulitzer-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar examines financial chicanery in the 1980s — and how it shaped the blind worship of affluence today.

  127. In Praise of the Black Men and Women Who Built Detroit Book Review, September 6

    In “Black Detroit,” Herb Boyd celebrates the city’s rich history through its unsung heroes.

  128. Mikhail Gorbachev Brought Democracy to Russia and Was Despised for It Book Review, September 6

    William Taubman’s definitive new biography, “Gorbachev,” describes a leader who was celebrated abroad, reviled at home.

  129. The Latest in Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review, September 6

    Novels, graphic and otherwise, about the world at war, life with no future and imagined universes.

  130. Faulkner and Other Ghosts Sing Through Jesmyn Ward’s New Novel Culture, September 5

    Ward’s third novel, “Sing, Unburied, Sing,” follows a tender teenager and his drug-addicted mother on a road trip.

  131. John Ashbery, the Gift of Quiet Moments Culture, September 5

    Much of life consists of musing moments when we look at something so beautiful or surprising that we wonder, briefly, who we are. This is the feeling the poet gave his readers.

  132. Life in a Police State, Through the Searing Story of a Refugee’s Disappearance Book Review, September 5

    In “A Disappearance in Damascus,” the journalist Deborah Campbell searches for her guide, an Iraqi refugee.

  133. ‘A Kind of Freedom’ Follows Three Generations of a Black Family in New Orleans Book Review, September 5

    Margaret Wilkerson Sexton’s luminous debut novel has the disenchanting optimism of the blues.

  134. Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio Dives Deeper Into the ‘Principles’ of Tough Love Business, September 4

    The 68-year-old chairman’s deeply personal new book, “Principles: Life & Work,” explores a workplace culture that he has embraced as “radical transparency.”

  135. The First Time I Met Americans Op Ed, September 5

    Before becoming a novelist, I spent six years at war. Years later, I came to America and finally met my old enemies.

  136. Picture Books That Remind Children — and Grown-Ups — What Real-Life Friendship Looks Like Book Review, September 5

    For real, true friends, there are sweet spots, rough spots and true connection — beyond clicks and tweets.

  137. ‘Class Mom’ Casts a Satirical Lens on So-Called Perfect Parents Book Review, September 5

    Laurie Gelman’s debut novel, “Class Mom,” is told from the comically cynical point of view of a former ’90s wild child turned suburban mother.

  138. A Talking Tree, 200 Years Old and Fed Up With Intolerance Book Review, September 5

    In her new novel, “Wishtree,” Katherine Applegate channels the natural world to take on prejudice against immigrants.

  139. Salman Rushdie’s Prose Joins the Circus in ‘The Golden House’ Culture, September 4

    Rushdie’s 13th novel is exhausting, but it’s a treat when focused on a villain who resembles Donald Trump.

  140. Susan Vreeland, Novelist With a Passion for Art, Dies at 71 Obits, September 4

    A former high school teacher, Ms. Vreeland was best known for her novel “Girl in Hyacinth Blue,” which traces the history of a fictional painting.

  141. You’ll Never Be Famous — And That’s O.K. Op Ed, September 4

    Social media make it seem as if meaningful lives are the extraordinary and attention-grabbing ones. That’s rarely the case.

  142. On the Road in Germany, Accompanied by Troubling Memories Book Review, September 4

    Alison Moore’s novel “The Lighthouse” follows a lonely British hiker on an increasingly precarious trek through the German countryside.

  143. In ‘Careers for Women,’ the Plot Twists Around the World Trade Center Book Review, September 4

    Joanna Scott’s “Careers for Women,” featuring a Port Authority publicist in midcentury Manhattan, serves up a vice-ridden narrative with white-glove service.

  144. Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: A Sequel to ‘The War of the Worlds’ Culture, September 3

    In Stephen Baxter’s authorized follow-up to H. G. Wells’s science-fiction classic, the Martians return, and this time they know what they’re doing.

  145. Right-Wing Books, Wrong Answers Op Ed, September 2

    A professional deceiver and a high-minded conservative reach the same dead end.

  146. Louise Hay, Widely Read Self-Help Author, Dies at 90 Culture, September 1

    From a 1984 best seller, Ms. Hay built a publishing empire emphasizing the power of positive thoughts.

  147. An American Abroad Book Review, September 1

    Suzy Hansen discusses “Notes on a Foreign Country,” and David Thomson talks about “Warner Bros: The Making of an American Movie Studio.”

  148. David Litt, an Obama Speechwriter Who Wants No Credit Culture, September 1

    David Litt’s book about his time in the Obama White House is different than most books by political operatives: He writes about his lack of influence.

  149. A Decades-old Detective Series Is Still on Top Book Review, September 1

    “Y is for Yesterday,” the penultimate installment of Sue Grafton’s Alphabet Series, premieres on the Best-Seller list at No. 1.

  150. Mythic Revenge, a Mythic Film and Possibly Mythic Memories Book Review, September 1

    This week’s crime novels delve into the Spanish past and into film history, then grapple with two present-day children tormented by dangerous visions.