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  1. William McFeely, Pulitzer-Winning Historian, Dies as 89 Books, Yesterday

    The author of acclaimed biographies of Ulysses S. Grant and Frederick Douglass, he also helped establish Yale’s black studies department.

  2. Don McDonagh, Dance Critic and Author, Dies at 87 Arts, Yesterday

    In his reviews in The New York Times, he championed experimental choreographers emerging in the 1960s and ’70s.

  3. Elisabeth Sifton, Editor and Tamer of Literary Lions, Dies at 80 Books, Yesterday

    She was also a publisher and an author whose memoir affirmed that her father, the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, had popularized the Serenity Prayer.

  4. Jimmy Kimmel Has a New Favorite Crowd: Kids Books, Yesterday

    The new author has so enjoyed the warm reception to his book, “sometimes I wish I had nothing but children in my audience at the show.”

  5. Poems About the Challenges of Life After Prison Books, Yesterday

    Reginald Dwayne Betts talks about “Felon,” and Jung Chang discusses “Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister.”

  6. The Work Diary of ESPN’s Mina Kimes (and Her Dog, Lenny) Business, Yesterday

    A pioneer in sports podcasting relies on spinach feta wraps from Starbucks, a Linus blanket and Busta Rhymes on repeat.

  7. Even Hermit Crabs Have Wealth Inequality Science, Yesterday

    The distribution of shells in one population of hermit crabs matched how wealth is shared in some human societies.

  8. Awe-Inspiring Libraries Books, Yesterday

    It’s hard to whisper when you’re in the presence of so many books. A cartoonist sounds his praise with a visual celebration.

  9. How Should 21st-Century Readers Approach the Bible? Books, Yesterday

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  10. Revisiting André Aciman’s Eccentric Family Books, Yesterday

    This week, Josh Duboff reviews André Aciman’s “Find Me,” the sequel to his 2007 novel “Call Me by Your Name.” In 1995, Barry Unsworth wrote for the Book Review about “Out of Egypt,” Aciman’s memoir chronicling the family that shaped his life.

  11. New in Paperback: ‘Invisible’ and ‘Little Faith.’ Books, Yesterday

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  12. Out Magazine Sheds Top Editor and Staff Style, December 12

    Phillip Picardi and others were let go by the parent company of the venerable L.G.B.T.Q. magazine.

  13. His Novels of Planetary Devastation Will Make You Want to Survive Magazine, December 12

    Jeff VanderMeer, the author of “Annihilation,” brings us fresh horrors with each new book. So why does he remain an optimist?

  14. William Luce, Playwright, Dies at 88; Wrote ‘Belle of Amherst’ Theater, December 12

    He specialized in one-character dramas, portraying luminaries like Emily Dickinson, John Barrymore, Lillian Hellman, Zelda Fitzgerald and Isak Dinesen.

  15. The Caldecott Medal Needs an International Makeover Books, December 12

    In a global world, why is the oldest and most prestigious award in picture books still limited to American illustrators?

  16. 11 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, December 12

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

  17. Her Francophilia Saved Her From the Death Camps, but Not From Great Danger Books, December 12

    In “A Bookshop in Berlin,” Françoise Frenkel describes a life devoted to French literature and her escape from the Nazis across occupied France.

  18. ‘Genius & Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World, 1847-1947,’ by Norman Lebrecht: An Excerpt Books, December 12

    An excerpt from “Genius & Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World, 1847-1947,” by Norman Lebrecht

  19. Emmanuel Carrère’s Disconcertingly Personal and Utterly Gripping Prose Books, December 12

    “97,196 Words,” a new collection of essays by the celebrated French author, encapsulates his novel approach to nonfiction.

  20. How Jews Have Impacted the Modern World Books, December 12

    Norman Lebrecht’s “Genius & Anxiety” looks at Jewish achievement from 1847 to 1947.

  21. Deborah Levy Would Like to Drink With Virginia Woolf Books, December 12

    “I suspect she would not be that interested in food.”

  22. One of India’s Most Original and Controversial Novelists Returns With a Powerful Parable Books, December 11

    Perumal Murugan’s “The Story of a Goat” examines caste, surveillance and abuse — all cunningly folded into the biography of an unhappy little animal.

  23. How Professors Help Rip Off Students Opinion, December 11

    Textbooks are too expensive.

  24. Could Politics Be Fairer? Two New Books Say Yes Books, December 11

    Lawrence Lessig’s “They Don’t Represent Us” and Ganesh Sitaraman’s “The Great Democracy” urge major reforms to reclaim American democracy.

  25. The Decorous Surfaces and Fraught Subtexts of Alice Adams’s Life and Work Books, December 10

    “Alice Adams,” a new biography by Carol Sklenicka, recounts the career of the elegant novelist and short story writer who specialized in the disappointments of romance.

  26. ‘Crime in Progress’ Tells the Story Behind the Steele Dossier Books, December 10

    Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, founders of the private intelligence firm Fusion GPS, write about what turned up in their investigation into Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.

  27. Genius, Genocide Denier or Both? Books, December 10

    Peter Handke, the Austrian author who was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature, has been accused of falsifying history and praising war criminals.

  28. The Military’s Illusions About Donald Trump Books, December 10

    Peter Bergen’s “Trump and His Generals” explains how so many members of the armed forces could work for a president who lacks all of the virtues they embody.

  29. These Books Are Ready for Their Close-Up Books, December 10

    From the big screen to the page, the lore of Hollywood movies and movie stars makes an entertaining leap.

  30. They Were the Renaissance Men of Roman Antiquity Books, December 10

    Daisy Dunn’s “The Shadow of Vesuvius” is a lively dual biography of the polymath Pliny the Elder and his nephew (and adopted son), Pliny the Younger.

  31. New & Noteworthy Poetry From Sharon Olds, Paul Muldoon and More Books, December 10

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

  32. Writing, and Cooking, Across Borders Books, December 10

    In “Of Morsels and Marvels,” the Guadeloupean novelist Maryse Condé writes about the links between her culinary and literary passions.

  33. In New Memoirs, Food Writers Serve Up Stories About Their Beat Books, December 9

    Adam Platt’s “The Book of Eating” and Ed Levine’s “Serious Eater” are about the passions of professional foodies.

  34. Sweden Charges Ex-Ambassador to China Over Secret Meetings World, December 9

    The diplomat, Anna Lindstedt, is accused of arranging unauthorized talks between the daughter of a detained bookseller and two men representing Chinese interests.

  35. ‘The Ferrante Effect’: In Italy, Women Writers Are Ascendant Books, December 9

    “My Brilliant Friend” and Elena Ferrante’s other best-selling books are inspiring female novelists and shaking up the country’s male-dominated literary establishment.

  36. The Life of Mike Nichols Books, December 6

    Ash Carter and Sam Kashner discuss their new oral history of the director, and Alexandra Jacobs talks about her biography of Elaine Stritch.

  37. ‘I’m a Business, Man’ Books, December 6

    Michael Eric Dyson’s book, “Jay-Z: Made in America” is new on the nonfiction list this week.

  38. Stevie Ray Vaughan Remembered by Those Who Knew Him Best Books, December 6

    For “Texas Flood,” their oral history of the legendary blues guitarist, Alan Paul and Andy Aledort talked to his family, bandmates and crew.

  39. Don’t Forget to Bring a Book! Books, December 6

    An artist reimagines the season’s favorites.

  40. Rereading Jean Rhys and Re-evaluating Margaret Thatcher Books, December 6

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  41. New in Paperback: ‘Presidents of War’ and ‘Solitary’ Books, December 6

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  42. Beer With Bella: Tyson Yunkaporta World, December 5

    The scholar on how Indigenous thinking can lead to innovation and save the world. Also, Vikings and beer.

  43. Times Critics’ Top Art Books of 2019 Arts, December 5

    The Times’s art critics select 26 of their favorite art books and books related to art of the year.

  44. 11 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, December 5

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

  45. The Stories Behind American Heroes, Made Accessible to Kids Books, December 5

    Picture book biographies of Thurgood Marshall, Katherine Johnson, Jimmy Carter and more introduce people who just kept going, until they changed the world.

  46. Times Critics’ Top Books of 2019 Books, December 5

    The Times’s staff critics give their choices of the best fiction and nonfiction works of the year.

  47. The Best Crime Novels of the Year Books, December 5

    Marilyn Stasio’s 2019 top 10 list includes a gruesome Danish serial-killer thriller, a missing-persons caper and a murder mystery set in the video-gaming world.

  48. Edelweiss, Edelweiss? Julie Andrews Loves Reading About 18th-Century Plant Hunters Books, December 5

    “I’m fascinated by stories of how the various plant specimens we take for granted today were originally discovered,” says the actor, whose latest book is “Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years.”

  49. ‘The Man Without Qualities’ Acquires a New Volume Books, December 5

    Combining material from Robert Musil’s great unfinished novel and from his archives, “Agathe, or the Forgotten Sister” focuses on the twinlike siblings at the book’s heart.

  50. Times Critics Discuss Their Year in Books, From New Talents to Old Favorites Books, December 5

    The Times’s staff critics talk with each other about the reading they did in 2019, on and off the job.

  51. Josie Rubio, 42, Dies; Wrote of Dating While Terminally Ill Obituaries, December 4

    Her essay in The New York Times drew a wide readership; she also chronicled her life with terminal cancer in a blog, finding humor amid despair.

  52. Debts of Gratitude Paid in Paintings, Silkscreens and Collages Arts, December 4

    The novelist Rachel Kushner also writes about art. Her collection is a reminder of those essays and features.

  53. Young Sheldon, Meet SpongeBob: CBS and Viacom Are Back Together Business, December 4

    Shari Redstone gets her wish, bringing about the merger of two media giants in a $25 billion deal. The plan is to become a content arms dealer in the streaming wars.

  54. ‘The Crying Book’ Follows the Many Tracks of Our Tears Books, December 4

    Heather Christle’s peculiar and indelible book bounces between observations about the causes and uses of the tears we shed.

  55. Once Upon a Time in Ireland Books, December 4

    Niall Williams’s novel “This Is Happiness” takes readers to a remote rural village, a “forgotten elsewhere” that’s on the brink of great change.

  56. How Today’s Queer Artists Are Revising History T Magazine, December 4

    By revisiting and refuting the cultural history of the West, this group is using time as its primary medium, looking backward to inform a different kind of gay future.

  57. D.C. Fontana, First Female ‘Star Trek’ Writer, Dies at 80 Arts, December 3

    Ms. Fontana, who was part of the “Star Trek” universe from its early days, was best known for her work on Spock, the half-human, half-Vulcan Starfleet officer portrayed by Leonard Nimoy.

  58. ‘The Dolphin Letters’ Shine Light on a Famous Marital and Literary Scandal Books, December 3

    This collection, edited by Saskia Hamilton, collects correspondence from the writers Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell and their friends after Lowell had suddenly left Hardwick and the couple’s teenage daughter.

  59. An Argument That Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society Wasn’t So Great Books, December 3

    Amity Shlaes’s “Great Society: A New History” claims that liberals hurt the very people they are trying to help.

  60. The Pioneering Bella Abzug Books, December 3

    Leandra Ruth Zarnow’s “Battling Bella” presents an outspoken Bella Abzug who has something to say for our own time.

  61. Why Is Chinese Sci-Fi Everywhere Now? Ken Liu Knows Magazine, December 3

    The Massachusetts-based translator has done more than anyone to bridge the gap between Chinese science fiction and American readers.

  62. On Loony Island, a Malignant Priest Strips Mental Patients of Free Will Books, December 3

    A.R. Moxon’s debut novel, “The Revisionaries,” reimagines the prison-industrial complex as a corrupt theocracy.

  63. ‘Annihilation’ Author Jeff VanderMeer Delivers Fresh Horrors Books, December 3

    His new novel, “Dead Astronauts,” is a phantasmagoric pastiche set in a post-climate-change future.

  64. The Arbiter of Aristocracy: And No, It’s Not Downton’s Dowager Books, December 3

    Laura Thompson’s “Life in a Cold Climate” documents the upper-class fiction and fixations of Nancy Mitford, known for her pronouncements on what was de rigueur.

  65. A Not-So-Cold Case in Not-So-Frigid Iceland Books, December 3

    In Olaf Olafsson’s novel “The Sacrament,” a nun’s investigation of abuse allegations rekindles troubling memories from her own past.

  66. Brian Doyle Noticed the Little Things. His Book Reminds Us We Should Too. Books, December 3

    “One Long River of Song” celebrates nature, family, music and life.

  67. New & Noteworthy Audiobooks, From Bob Dylan to Greta Thunberg Books, December 3

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

  68. Let Us Now Praise Mike Nichols Books, December 3

    John Simon reviews “Life Isn’t Everything: Mike Nichols, as Remembered by 150 of His Closest Friends,” an oral history by Ash Carter and Sam Kashner.

  69. If Nietzsche Were in High School Books, December 3

    Lars Iyer’s new novel, “Nietzsche and the Burbs,” imagines the German philosopher as a contemporary British adolescent.

  70. The 25 Best Children’s Books of 2019 Books, December 2

    The most notable picture books, middle grade and young adult books of the year, selected by The Times’s children’s books editor.

  71. Dissecting Brett Kavanaugh’s ‘Supreme Ambition’ Books, December 2

    In her impressively reported new account, Ruth Marcus unpacks the political maneuvering behind the justice’s ascent to the Supreme Court.

  72. Robert K. Massie, Narrator of Russian History, Is Dead at 90 Books, December 2

    Mr. Massie wrote readable and respected biographies of Russian royals, including “Nicholas and Alexandra,” which became a movie.

  73. Lena Waithe’s Art of Protest Movies, December 2

    The “Queen & Slim” writer on mixing art and politics, the key to collaboration and those infamous comments about Will Smith and Denzel Washington.

  74. Books May Be Dead in 2039, but Stories Live On Opinion, December 2

    On the 600th anniversary of the Gutenberg press, we can still celebrate how stories are shared.

  75. Map Quests Books, December 2

    Stunning new atlases take you back to the worlds of 19th-century explorers, early aviators and turn-of-the-century London, and into a future of rising seas.

  76. 6 Takeaways From Melania Trump’s Unauthorized Biography Books, December 2

    “Free, Melania” gets into the first lady’s relationship with Ivanka, “Be Best” and that “I really don’t care” jacket.

  77. Ralph Ellison’s Letters Offer the Pleasures of Big Ideas and Everyday Life Books, December 2

    “The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison” brood on identity, alienation and the political responsibilities of the artist, but are also full of vital everyday experience.

  78. I Was ‘Too Much’ for Boarding School. But I Had the Garcia Sisters. Opinion, November 30

    Reading books by Latina writers taught me our stories were worthy of being told.

  79. Prime Mover: How Amazon Wove Itself Into the Life of an American City Business, November 30

    For most people, it’s the click that brings a package to their door. But a look at Baltimore shows how Amazon may now reach into Americans’ daily existence in more ways than any corporation in history.

  80. Lost and Found in Hemingway’s Spain Opinion, November 29

    Of fear and thankfulness. The white elephants of eternity are always out there.

  81. Not Lost in Translation: Provocative Foreign Fiction Books, November 29

    Writers cast light on other countries’ shadows: from a sinister factory in Japan to a secret-filled Yugoslav town to a prisonlike kitchen in the south of India.

  82. Diablo Cody’s Week: ‘I’m a Phone Addict’ Arts, November 28

    The Oscar-winning screenwriter and first-time Broadway librettist shares what she watched, read and listened to in a week.

  83. Donald Trump Jr., Debut Author, Sees Sales Bolstered by G.O.P. Allies U.S., November 28

    Orders from the Republican Party and other conservative groups helped push Mr. Trump’s best-selling book, records show.

  84. Marilyn Yalom, Feminist Author and Historian, Is Dead at 87 U.S., November 27

    In books about the history of wives, the history of the breast and other subjects, she examined how cultural forces led over time to feminist thinking.

  85. Tommy Pico’s ‘Feed’: A Book-Length Meditation on Modern Appetites Books, November 27

    Pico’s latest volume concludes what he has described as a four-book project about pretty much everything, mixing verse and prose, diary, comedy and accusation.

  86. Brain Trust Books, November 27

    A writer and illustrator remembers a kind doctor who influenced her career.

  87. Tomi Adeyemi Hates Assigned Reading Books, November 27

    “The vast majority of American classics were ruined for me because schools made me read them too young,” says the Y.A. fantasy novelist, whose new book is “Children of Virtue and Vengeance.”

  88. Clive James, a Tireless Polymath Who Led With His Wit Books, November 27

    James, who died on Sunday at 80, was an endlessly quotable poet, memoirist, novelist and critic — among other things.

  89. Beethoven Was the Johnny Rotten of His Day Books, November 27

    In “Music: A Subversive History,” the jazz critic and author Ted Gioia tells the story of music as one of radical nonconformists overturning convention.

  90. ‘A Warning,’ by Anonymous, Cracks the Best-Seller List Books, November 27

    The White House memoir, written by someone identified only as “a senior Trump administration official,” vaults to the No. 1 spot, moving “Triggered” to No. 2.

  91. 9 New Books We Recommend This Week Books, November 27

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

  92. 9 Books to Watch For in December Books, November 27

    A dive into Brett Kavanaugh’s ascent to the Supreme Court, Jeff VanderMeer’s new eco-horror novel, Ralph Ellison’s letters and more.

  93. Clive James, 80, Literary Critic Who Took His Wit to TV, Dies Books, November 27

    A transplanted Australian, he had a zest for the knockout punch as he sparred with all things cultural, creating a pungent comic persona on British television.

  94. Clive James Dies at 80; Literary Critic Took His Wit to TV Books, November 27

    A transplanted Australian, he had a zest for the knockout punch as he sparred with all things cultural, creating a pungent comic persona on British television.

  95. New in Paperback: ‘The Parisian’ and ‘Black Moses’ Books, November 27

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  96. Is There a Double Standard for Survivors of Boko Haram? Books, November 27

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  97. 7 Great Fantasy Novels for Teenagers Books, November 27

    Sometimes teenage life is all too real. These books will lift your favorite teenager — or you — into a spellbinding new realm.

  98. 7 Great Shorter Stories for the Elementary School Years Books, November 27

    When you need a book that’s high in quality but low in page count, try these standouts.

  99. 8 Great (and Short) Books for Brand-New Readers Books, November 27

    Once children start reading independently, the right short books will help them practice reading while keeping them entertained.

  100. 7 Great Books for (and About) Babies Books, November 27

    Babies love books — like these — that show them their own world.

  101. The Best Wine Books Are Not Always About Wine Food, November 27

    The top picks from 2019 include volumes on cider that have a lot to teach wine lovers, along with stories about sommeliers and essential new texts.

  102. 8 Great Bedtime Books for Babies and Toddlers Books, November 27

    My top picks have knockout art and stories that will help your little one settle in for the night.

  103. 9 Great Bedtime Books for Preschoolers Books, November 27

    These choices are outstanding read-alouds any time of day, but they will seem especially magical as you’re winding down at night.

  104. Welcome to Story Times Books, November 27

    Need recommendations for children’s books? You’ve come to the right place.

  105. Enticing Books for Every Kid This Holiday Season Books, November 27

    Mind-boggling pop-ups, a “Tintin” collection, a deluxe “Alice in Wonderland” and more gift-worthy children’s books that pack a visual punch.

  106. Investigating a Famous Study About the Line Between Sanity and Madness Books, November 27

    In “The Great Pretender,” Susannah Cahalan finds a mystery when she revisits an influential 1973 paper that upended the field of psychiatry.

  107. Dorothy Seymour Mills, Uncredited Baseball Historian, Dies at 91 Books, November 26

    She collaborated with her first husband on an acclaimed three-volume history of the game. But it took 50 years for her contribution to be fully acknowledged.

  108. Pete Hamill ‘Ain’t Done Yet’ Style, November 26

    The last of the celebrity newspapermen, Mr. Hamill moved back to Brooklyn to write a (final?) book.

  109. Crossing the Globe to Understand Other People — or to Frame the Perfect Selfie Interactive, November 26

    Five new books take us to far-flung places including Mexico, Tasmania, the Alaskan tundra and Hays, Kan.

  110. Jean Stafford’s Novels Frankly Survey the Kingdom of Childhood Books, November 26

    The Library of America has reissued Stafford’s three novels, which offer a richly written and unblinking look at the darker aspects of being young, in one volume.

  111. Crossing the Globe to Understand Other People — or to Frame the Perfect Selfie Interactive, November 26

    Five new books take us to far-flung places including Mexico, Tasmania, the Alaskan tundra and Hays, Kan.

  112. Holiday Books Interactive, November 26

    The latest books to give — and keep for yourself! — this season.

  113. Sports From South Korea to Washington, D.C. Interactive, November 26

    Six new books on sports range from baseball to women’s hockey to men’s and women’s basketball.

  114. The Cloud Appreciation Society, and Other Groups You Should Join Interactive, November 26

    Dominique Browning’s roundup of outdoor books takes readers high in the sky to watch clouds and birds, then settles to earth in some spectacular gardens.

  115. Songs of Survival and Rebellion Interactive, November 26

    Their music spans genres and generations, but six iconic performers strike a similar chord in their new memoirs. The dominant note? Honesty.

  116. From High-End Fashion to Late-Night Voyeurism: The Year in Photography Books Interactive, November 26

    Luc Sante’s roundup includes Richard Avedon, Cindy Sherman, Francesca Woodman and Kohei Yoshiyuki.

  117. A Season’s New Cookbooks Highlight Global Home Cooking Interactive, November 26

    From Sichuan to Israel, from Italy’s “pasta grannies” to the community cooks of the American South, there’s plenty of enticement to return to the kitchen.

  118. Holiday Books Interactive, November 26

    The latest books to give — and keep for yourself! — this season.

  119. Talking About the 10 Best Books of 2019 Books, November 26

    On a special episode of the podcast, taped live, editors from The New York Times Book Review discuss this year’s outstanding fiction and nonfiction.

  120. ‘Tiny Love: The Complete Stories,’ by Larry Brown: An Excerpt Books, November 26

    An excerpt from “Tiny Love: The Complete Stories,” by Larry Brown

  121. ‘The Cartiers: The Untold Story Behind the Jewelry Empire,’ by Francesca Cartier Brickell: An Excerpt Books, November 26

    An excerpt from “The Cartiers: The Untold Story Behind the Jewelry Empire,” by Francesca Cartier Brickell

  122. Southern Scamps and Scoundrels in the Fiction of Larry Brown Books, November 26

    “Tiny Love: The Complete Stories of Larry Brown” collects tales of hardscrabble lives, as captured by the Mississippi writer who died in 2004, at the age of 53.

  123. The Real Janis Joplin Books, November 26

    Holly George-Warren’s “Janis: Her Life and Music” shows us the person behind the pop idol.

  124. Can’t Afford a Shopping Spree at Cartier? This Book Is the Next Best Thing Books, November 26

    Francesca Cartier Brickell gives jewelry enthusiasts a peek into her family’s diamond-encrusted past.

  125. Who’s More Qualified to Write About Death Than a Funeral Director Poet? Books, November 26

    Thomas Lynch’s new essay collection, “The Depositions,” should be required reading for anyone who is going to die someday.

  126. New & Noteworthy, From Mo Rocca to George Wallace Books, November 26

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

  127. N.Y. Public Library Selects 10 Best Books for Children en Español Books, November 26

    The list includes a mix of books written originally in Spanish and in translation.

  128. In ‘Labyrinth,’ a Musician With Amnesia Loses Life’s Rhythm Books, November 25

    Burhan Sonmez’s new novel asks big questions about individuals and societies: What makes us who we are? And if we can’t remember our past, does it still belong to us?

  129. 100 Notable Books of 2019 Interactive, November 25

    The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

  130. In Greenwich Village, the Perfect New York Bookstore Lives On T Magazine, November 25

    Chain stores have come and gone but Three Lives & Company remains, and is still the archetype of a neighborhood hangout.

  131. John Simon, Wide-Ranging Critic With a Cutting Pen, Dies at 94 Arts, November 25

    Prolific, erudite and caustic in his wit, he surveyed the entire cultural landscape — films, plays, books, art — and saw little that he liked.

  132. Dreaming Up Disneyland Books, November 25

    In “Disney’s Land,” Richard Snow explains how Walt Disney turned 240 acres of orange groves into the iconic California theme park.

  133. Dreading Thanksgiving? Pack One of These Books for Moral Support Books, November 25

    Sometimes we read for escape. Sometimes we read to be reminded of the obvious: Things could be worse.

  134. From the Highest Heights to the Lowest Depths, in Photographs Books, November 25

    François Lebeau’s “Climbing Rock” and Christian Vizl’s “Silent Kingdom” reveal the sublime edges of the earth.

  135. Women Writers Give Voice to Their Rage Books, November 24

    A raft of books, both fiction and nonfiction, examined women’s anger from personal and political angles — and suggested that the fire is just getting started.

  136. Women Writers Give Voice to Their Rage Arts, November 24

    A raft of books, both fiction and nonfiction, examined women’s anger from personal and political angles — and suggested that the fire is just getting started.

  137. In the Jersey Suburbs, a Bookstore Whose Vibe Is Pure Narnia Books, November 23

    Montclair Book Center is 9,000 square feet of nooks, alcoves, labyrinths and warrens. “It’s like a time machine,” one customer says.

  138. Can Fan Fiction Bridge the Partisan Divide? Style, November 23

    Literary revisions may help us empathize with political figures across party lines.

  139. The Authorized Life of the Iron Lady Books, November 22

    Charles Moore discusses the final volume of his biography of Margaret Thatcher, and Adrienne Brodeur talks about her memoir, “Wild Game.”

  140. How the Book Review Makes Its ‘10 Best’ List Reader Center, November 22

    Rigorous debate narrows a wide-open field as the year progresses.

  141. The Martians Are Coming! Books, November 22

    ‘The War of the Worlds’ has been a novel and a radio broadcast. Now, an artist reimagines H.G. Wells’s extraterrestrial tale in graphic form.

  142. Eight Audiobook Classics Written, and Narrated, by Women Books, November 22

    Contemporary recordings breathe new life into such books as “To the Lighthouse,” “Jane Eyre” and “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

  143. Charlotte Brontë and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Before the World Knew Them Books, November 22

    New graphic biographies of the novelist and the Supreme Court justice show the determined paths they followed, from quietly rebellious girlhoods to full-on iconhood.

  144. Dogs Can’t Help Falling in Love Science, November 22

    One researcher argues that a dog’s ability to bond has more to do with forming emotional attachments than being smart about what humans want.

  145. The 10 Best Books of 2019 Books, November 22

    The editors of The Times Book Review choose the best fiction and nonfiction titles this year.

  146. The 10 Best Books of 2019 Books, November 22

    The editors of The Times Book Review choose the best fiction and nonfiction titles this year.

  147. A Racist Book’s Malign and Lingering Influence Books, November 22

    “The Camp of the Saints,” published in 1973, has been a must-read within white supremacist circles for decades. Stephen Miller, Marine Le Pen and Steve King have touted it in recent years.

  148. New in Paperback: ‘The War Before the War’ and ‘Evening in Paradise’ Books, November 22

    Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

  149. Does Race Matter? Who Gets to Ask That Question? Books, November 22

    Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

  150. ‘She Saved Us’: Mourners Pay Tribute to Toni Morrison Books, November 21

    The Nobel laureate, who died in August, was honored at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York. Speakers included Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis and Fran Lebowitz.