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07/19/2019

Jo Nesbo, Master of Norway Noir, Returns With His Creepiest Yet Nesbo’s new novel, “The Knife,” made Marilyn Stasio’s skin crawl, so she followed it with less grisly fare, including a mystery set at a summer cotta...
12:42, 07/19/2019

Amazing cakes from 'Power of Sprinkles' book Flour Shop founder Amirah Kassem has released a book about cake, "The Power of Sprinkles." Here's a taste of the visually delicious designs. &#...
11:00, 07/18/2019

Serial killer Israel Keyes will give you nightmares in true-crime book 'American Predator' Israel Keyes isn’t a household name, but he will be after you read Maureen Callahan’s terrifying account of his life and crimes.  &...
11:00, 07/18/2019

Best books of the year so far: USA TODAY's best-reviewed titles of 2019 There's no shortage of good books to read, no matter your taste. Literary fiction, YA, rom-coms -- we've got it all in our roundup of the b...
11:00, 07/18/2019

Life lessons from Marianne Williamson's books: Miracles, healing the soul and spirituality Marianne Williamson has recently made headlines as a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, but here's a look at her life a best-selling author...
11:00, 07/18/2019

The books of Democratic presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson Marianne Williamson, a Democratic presidential hopeful, is also an experienced author. Williamson has written 13 books.     ...
11:00, 07/18/2019

5 books not to miss: 'The Golden Hour,' 'The Chain,' 'Supper Club' Beatriz Williams enraptures with historical epic "The Golden Hour," while Adrian McKinty crafts the perfect summer page-turner in "The Chain."  ...
11:00, 07/18/2019

Donald Trump racial-slur allegations resurface in new book 'The Method to the Madness' In their new book "The Method to the Mandess," authors Allen Salkin and Aaron Short resurrect allegations of Donald Trump using a racial slur.  ...
11:00, 07/18/2019

5 books not to miss: Colson Whitehead’s ‘The Nickel Boys,’ Daniel Silva’s ‘The New Girl’ Colson Whitehead delivers a new literary achievement in "The Nickel Boys," while Daniel Silva pens a page-turning thriller, "The New Girl."  &#...
11:00, 07/18/2019

'The Nickel Boys' is a literary achievement. Will Colson Whitehead win another Pulitzer? Colson Whitehead won a Pulitzer Prize for his 2016 novel "The Underground Railroad." And he may just win another for his superb "The Nickel Boys." &...
11:00, 07/18/2019

7 new out-of-this-world moon books to celebrate Apollo 11 anniversary You can't go to the moon in person, but a good book can transport you there on the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing.    ...
11:00, 07/18/2019

'Everything Below the Waist' tackles history, shortcomings of women's health care Author Jennifer Block lays out her argument for why health care needs a feminist revolution in "Everything Below the Waist."     ...
11:00, 07/18/2019

Two Brilliant Siblings and the Curious Consolations of Math In “The Weil Conjectures,” Karen Olsson writes about her own love of math as well as the lives of the great mathematician André Weil and his sister, ...
22:14, 07/17/2019

Steve Cannon, Whose Townhouse Was an East Village Salon, Dies at 84 A writer and publisher who had lost his sight, he opened his door to a revolving cast of painters, poets, musicians and others for meandering convers...
18:28, 07/16/2019

Stephen King slams President Trump in scathing tweet: 'The armbands come next right?' The "master of horror" is horrified. Author Stephen King took to Twitter Sunday to denounce President Donald Trump.       &...
16:14, 07/16/2019

Why Do Women Love True Crime? Men are more likely to be involved in violent crime — as perpetrators and victims — but women love to read about it. Kate Tuttle considers the gender...
11:42, 07/16/2019

Sony Gives Literary Film Division, Axed by Disney, a Second Life Elizabeth Gabler, the executive behind hit movies like “The Devil Wears Prada,” will run a venture financed by Sony Pictures and HarperCollins Publis...
00:56, 07/16/2019

In ‘The Nickel Boys,’ Colson Whitehead Depicts a Real-Life House of Horrors The reform school at the center of Whitehead’s new novel (his first since “The Underground Railroad”) is more like a prison where the inmates are bru...
18:42, 07/14/2019

What Children Remember From the War Svetlana Alexievich’s newly translated oral history, “Last Witnesses,” presents the recollections of Russians who experienced World War II as childre...
11:14, 07/13/2019

The Life Cycle of a Beach Read The cover is clean and brand-new, the pages are crisp — and then your vacation begins. Jessica Olien illustrates the path to the dog-eared and waterl...
02:42, 07/13/2019

Behind the Scenes in the Food Biz: Four Culinary Memoirs It’s hardly glamorous but still enticing, as reported by a young black chef, an obsessive blogger, a prickly female restaurateur and the man who made...
18:28, 07/12/2019

If You Could Stop Time, Would You? A Novel Puts a Dark Spin on the Question During a worldwide economic collapse, the heroes of Andri Snaer Magnason’s “The Casket of Time” seal themselves in time-proof boxes. So does everyone...
23:00, 07/09/2019

In This Existential Thriller, a Heroine Has to Save Her Kidnapped Daughter “The Chain,” by Adrian McKinty, imagines a crime syndicate operating a string of abductions like a chain letter, with each set of victims responsible...
23:00, 07/09/2019

‘American Carnage’ Shows How War Between Republicans Led to Their Peace With Trump In his deeply reported new book, Tim Alberta writes about George W. Bush, Sarah Palin, the Tea Party and the transformation that led to the G.O.P.’s ...
23:00, 07/09/2019

The Story of the Boko Haram Schoolgirls, by a Reporter Who Takes It Personally “Beneath the Tamarind Tree,” by Isha Sesay, weaves an account of the Nigerian girls’ kidnapping with the story of her own mother, another African gir...
14:28, 07/09/2019

What Do the Sex Lives of ‘Three Women’ Tell Us About Female Desire? To write her book, Lisa Taddeo spent thousands of hours over eight years getting to know her subjects in an effort to understand their erotic yearnin...
14:28, 07/09/2019

Her Book in Limbo, Naomi Wolf Fights Back After her American publisher delayed her new book, “Outrages,” over accuracy concerns, she is responding with a strategy mixing scholarly peer review...
14:28, 07/09/2019

Three Collections of Stories in Translation “Rain” (by Mia Couto), “The Sun on My Head” (by Geovani Martins) and “Arid Dreams” (by Duanwad Pimwana) depict landscapes of misfortune around the wo...
22:00, 07/08/2019

Need Etiquette Tips for Cannabis? For Starters, Don’t Call It ‘Marijuana’ or ‘Weed.’ In “Higher Etiquette,” Lizzie Post — the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post — argues that it’s time for cannabis to move, in the public imaginat...
22:00, 07/08/2019

The 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years Our critics Dwight Garner, Parul Sehgal and Jennifer Szalai explain their choices; and Daniel Okrent discusses “The Guarded Gate,” his history of Ame...
23:42, 07/05/2019

Bud Selig: By the Book The former baseball commissioner, whose new memoir is “For the Good of the Game,” was a voracious childhood reader, “mostly about sports,” and especi...
14:14, 07/04/2019

A TV Critic Who Has Seen the Small Screen Become Huge In “I Like to Watch,” Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker looks back on television’s artistic high points and cultural influence over the past two decad...
01:14, 07/04/2019

Beauty queen. Journalist. Pioneer. The many faces of Trump accuser E. Jean Carroll. Before the current moment in the media's glare, What Do We Need Men For author E. Jean Carroll was a journalistic luminary, beauty queen, cheerl...
16:00, 07/03/2019

Walking Dead Comic Has One Last Twist for Fans: It’s Ending “It just felt wrong and against the very nature of this series not to make the actual end as surprising as all the big deaths,” Robert Kirkman wrote....
22:28, 07/02/2019

Introducing a New Generation of Kids to the Apollo Program On the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, these picture books show young readers the historic journey — and some of the 410,000 people who made it...
23:42, 07/01/2019

When Leaving a Religion Is Like Abandoning a Cult Amber Scorah’s memoir, “Leaving the Witness,” recounts a tale of disillusion and ultimate apostasy as she decides to turn away from the faith she’s k...
21:42, 07/01/2019

Women rebel against bad boss in Chandler Baker's #MeToo book, 'Whisper Network' The women at Truviv have had enough of their manipulative boss and strike back with a "bad men" spreadsheet in this incisive #MeToo-era novel.  ...
20:00, 07/01/2019

5 books not to miss: 'Wanderers' by Chuck Wendig, 'American Predator,' 'Whisper Network' Chuck Wendig tackles timely demons in his magnum opus "Wanderers," while Chandler Baker's "Whisper Network" takes down some very bad men.  ...
16:28, 06/30/2019

‘I Was Done With All the Silences’: How an Academic Got Personal in ‘Notes to Self’ Emilie Pine talks about her remarkably frank essay collection, a best seller in Ireland that confronts infertility, sexual violence and other taboos....
13:56, 06/30/2019

Talking to Neal Stephenson, Whose New Novel, ‘Fall,’ is at No. 14 “Unlike some of my hard science fiction books, such as ‘Seveneves’ — where I sweated the details of orbits, rocket engines, etc. — ‘Fall’ is meant to...
12:42, 06/28/2019

A Celebrity Tower Is ‘Getting Some Work Done’ The Flatiron Building, with its landmark facade, is joining a growing list of classic New York skyscrapers that are updating and in some cases, reinv...
12:42, 06/28/2019

Twenty Years After a Brutal Massacre, It’s Payback Time Anita Anand’s “The Patient Assassin” documents the life of a peripatetic Indian laborer who waited decades for a chance to kill an official of the Ra...
17:42, 06/25/2019

‘I Was Banged Up Against the Wall,’ E. Jean Carroll, Trump Accuser, Tells CNN The longtime Elle magazine advice columnist said Monday that she tried to fight back against Donald Trump’s advances in a fitting room of Bergdorf Go...
01:56, 06/25/2019

'The Most Fun We Ever Had' a rich, complex family saga from Claire Lombardo Claire Lombardo's debut novel follows Chicago's Sorenson family and its four daughters, tenderly cataloging their ups and downs and endurin...
00:56, 06/25/2019

'Lock Every Door': New Riley Sager novel is scary suspense mixed with social disparity "Lock Every Door," the new novel from author Riley Sager is about a woman apartment-sitting in a creepy, glam NYC building, when a tenant vanishes. ...
00:56, 06/25/2019

5 books not to miss: NBA star Andre Iguodala's memoir, Kate Atkinson's 'Big Sky' This week's hottest releases include a new detective novel from Kate Atkinson and a revealing memoir from NBA superstar Andre Igoudala.  &...
01:28, 06/24/2019

Steamy romance novelist Judith Krantz, author of 'Scruples,' dies at 91 Judith Krantz, whose million-selling novels such as "Scruples" and "Princess Daisy" engrossed readers worldwide, died Saturday. She was 91.  &#...
01:28, 06/24/2019

Trailblazing Editor Elaine Welteroth Has Written a Book — and It’s a Hit “More Than Enough,” a memoir from the “Project Runway” judge and former Teen Vogue editor in chief, debuts on the nonfiction list this week at No. 11...
20:42, 06/20/2019

By the Book: Denise Mina The Scottish crime writer, whose new book is “Conviction,” is drawn to “flawed characters asking big questions and taking action. … That said, I will...
12:28, 06/20/2019

Aleksandar Hemon Fits Two Memoirs Into One New Volume “My Parents: An Introduction” and “This Does Not Belong to You” are two memoirs in one volume, covering Hemon’s youth in Yugoslavia and his parents’ ...
21:56, 06/19/2019

United States' first Native American poet laureate is Joy Harjo Joy Harjo succeeds Tracy K. Smith as the nation's 23rd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. She is the nation's first Native American poet l...
16:42, 06/19/2019

Randy Ribay's moving 'Patron Saints of Nothing' a YA tale of grief, Philippine drug war A teenage immigrant returns to the Philippines to investigate the death of his cousin in Randy Ribay's fantastic "Patron Saints of Nothing." &#...
16:42, 06/19/2019

The Try Guys try becoming authors with new 'self-deprecating self-help' book The Try Guys show that there is power and humor in failing with their debut book, "The Hidden Power of F*cking Up."       &...
08:42, 06/19/2019

Reed King's weird, problematic 'FKA USA' imagines a dystopian U.S. ruled by corporations Reed King's weird and problematic "FKA USA" imagines a futuristic U.S. that has splintered into territories ruled by corporations and bandits. ...
00:14, 06/19/2019

In ‘A Sand Book,’ Ariana Reines Finds Ecstasy in Chaos The writing in Reines’s new collection is queer and raunchy, raw and occult and vulnerable as she moves between worlds in search of the divine and th...
23:56, 06/17/2019

New documentary reveals all about Toni Morrison, from Oprah's first call to early bad reviews The new documentary "Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am" seeks to demystify the acclaimed 88-year-old author, who brought us "Beloved" and "Sula."  ...
21:42, 06/17/2019

5 books not to miss: The Try Guys, 'The Tenth Muse,' Mark Haddon's 'The Porpoise' The Try Guys apply their viral charm to a self-help book, Catherine Chung dazzles with "The Tenth Muse" and more new books we can't wait to read...
17:56, 06/17/2019

Coming soon: A new 'Hunger Games' prequel about 'survival' and 'humanity' in Panem's 'Dark Days' A decade after seemingly wrapping up “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins is bringing readers a prequel set 64 years before they met Katni...
17:56, 06/17/2019

A busted marriage examined in Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s sharp 'Fleishman Is in Trouble' This assured and spiky debut about a busted marriage marks top-notch journalist Taffy Brodesser-Akner as a top-notch novelist, too.   ...
17:56, 06/17/2019

Alan Brinkley, Leading Historian of 20th-Century America, Dies at 70 Professor Brinkley, a National Book Award winner, explored the seminal political events of the last century, including the Depression and World War I...
17:28, 06/17/2019

Keith Botsford, Man of Letters and Saul Bellow Associate, Dies at 90 He was an uncontainable writer (novelist, essayist, biographer and more), started magazines with Bellow and died almost a year ago, to little public ...
23:28, 06/14/2019

A Glimpse of Virginia Woolf’s Original Manuscript for ‘Mrs. Dalloway’ Before Woolf settled on the unique perspective for her modernist masterpiece, she had a more expansive, though traditional, book in mind — “The Hours...
16:00, 06/14/2019

By the Book: Elliot Ackerman The novelist and journalist, whose most recent book is the memoir “Places and Names,” thinks Vronsky gets a bad rap in “Anna Karenina”: “I believe th...
11:14, 06/13/2019

'The Ice at the End of the World' review: Scary clues of climate change in Greenland Jon Gertner makes a compelling case that it’s time to start thinking seriously about Greenland as its temperatures rise and ice melts.  &...
21:28, 06/11/2019

Jennifer Weiner's 'Mrs. Everything' explores broken dreams in the era of women's lib In Jennifer Weiner's new novel "Mrs. Everything," two sisters come of age and pursue different paths during the women's liberation movement...
18:42, 06/10/2019

10 new LGBTQ books to celebrate Pride month: Tan France, 'Gentleman Jack,' 'Gender Queer' Celebrate Pride Month with a good LGBTQ book, including a memoir from Tan France, a history of the Stonewall riots and a gender queer graphic novel. ...
11:14, 06/10/2019

5 books not to miss: 'Recursion' by Blake Crouch, Weiner's 'Mrs. Everything,' 'Islanders' The author of "Dark Matter" is back with a mind-bending thriller, and Jennifer Weiner's ambitious new novel follows two sisters through women&ap...
07:42, 06/09/2019

'All-white company' wrongly accused immigrant author of racism, $13M lawsuit claims Jordanian-American author Natasha Tynes is suing book publisher Rare Bird Lit. Inc. for the company's actions amid a social media shaming scanda...
07:42, 06/09/2019

Five best-selling books to gift dad this Father's Day based on his tastes Looking for just the right book to gift dad this Father's Day? We chose some standouts from our best-selling books list.    ...
05:28, 06/08/2019

An Epidemic of Violence We Never Discuss Rachel Louise Snyder’s “No Visible Bruises” recounts the horror of domestic violence in all its forms and argues for a more systematic approach to th...
13:28, 06/07/2019

What’s So Funny About Old Age? Apparently a Lot Three comic novels (H.M. Naqvi’s “The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack,” Sloane Tanen’s “There’s a Word for That” and Evan James’s “Cheer Up, M...
13:28, 06/07/2019

The Unseen Worlds Beneath Us: Places of Beauty, Danger and Wisdom Robert Macfarlane’s “Underland” explores ancient forests, urban catacombs and buried rivers to probe the secrets of man’s often malign influence on t...
13:28, 06/07/2019

For the Tweens In These Graphic Novels, Friendship Is The Hardest Test Of All The characters in Ryan Andrews’s “This Was Our Pact” and Kayla Miller’s “Camp” learn to master the mysterious codes of conduct and ever-changing loya...
13:28, 06/07/2019

Lab-grown meat, GMOs, high-tech ag: 'Fate of Food' explores solutions to global food crisis Amanda Little explores how we'll feed the world when there too many mouths to feed amid intensifying climate change.     &#...
21:56, 06/06/2019

Death of Teenager Who Sought Euthanasia Sets Off Media Flurry, and Corrections The Dutch case of Noa Pothoven, 17, who had written about being a rape victim and her experience with mental illness, ricocheted around the globe. Bu...
18:56, 06/06/2019

The Making of ‘1984,’ George Orwell’s Nightmare Vision of a World Without Truth “The Ministry of Truth,” by Dorian Lynskey, is a “biography” of the 1949 novel, an enduring icon of state power devoid of moral principle and human c...
00:14, 06/06/2019

Dwyane Wade is releasing a memoir on the 'essential principles' of his life and NBA career this fall NBA great Dwyane Wade, who retired at the end of the 2018-2019 regular season, has a memoir coming out this fall.       &#...
15:42, 06/05/2019

Here's why Tan France of 'Queer Eye' quit his job as a flight attendant after just two months Tan France is the "Queer Eye" style expert to most people. But he also was once a flight attendant.        ...
14:56, 06/05/2019

Ocean Vuong's 'On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous' a transcendent queer immigrant story Ocean Vuong's autobiographical debut novel is a transcendent and gorgeously written account of a queer Vietnamese immigrant growing up.  &...
14:56, 06/05/2019

James Ellroy Is Back, and His Los Angeles Is Darker Than Ever His new novel, “This Storm,” leads off Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column. To recover, she sends readers to Cara Black’s Paris and Martin Walker’s Périgor...
13:56, 06/05/2019

'Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly' reveals singer's abuse, ugly relationship with Jay-Z “Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly” is written by Jim DeRogatis, the journalist who doggedly pursued Kelly’s story from his early...
23:42, 06/04/2019

'Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly': Everything we learned from the shocking new book “Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly” is written by Jim DeRogatis, the journalist who doggedly pursued Kelly’s story from his early...
20:00, 06/04/2019

'Queer Eye' star Tan France talks new memoir, Tina Fey and the French tuck (of course) "Queer Eye" star Tan France has already left a fashion legacy. But in his new memoir 'Naturally Tan,' France intends to leave another kind ...
20:00, 06/04/2019

His Martin Luther King Biography Was a Classic. His Latest King Piece Is Causing a Furor. David Garrow found F.B.I. documents alleging King stood by during a rape. But some scholars question whether to trust records created as part of a sm...
11:28, 06/04/2019

What Happened After P.G. Wodehouse Was Captured During World War II The beloved British humorist — the creator of Wooster and Jeeves — was arrested by the Germans in 1940 and spent the remainder of the war in custody....
11:28, 06/04/2019

'Eat, Pray, Love' author Elizabeth Gilbert's 'City of Girls' is the perfect summer novel Elizabeth Gilbert sets this luscious love story in the New York City theater world of the 1940s, exploring female sexuality and fulfillment.  &...
21:14, 06/03/2019

5 books not to miss: New Elizabeth Gilbert, Tan France memoir, 'Mostly Dead Things' Fashion guru Tan France of "Queer Eye" is out with a memoir, Elizabeth Gilbert has a new novel and Kristen Arnett delights with "Mostly Dead Things."...
22:14, 06/02/2019

Sea of Love: A Father, His Daughter and the Boat He Made for Her Part memoir, part history, part adventure tale, Jonathan Gornall’s “How to Build a Boat” is a lyrical ode to the pleasures of working with your hands...
00:00, 06/01/2019

Columbus Dreamed of a New World. His Son Found One in Books. Edward Wilson-Lee’s “The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books” charts the life of the explorer’s son, obsessed with assembling a great repository of knowle...
00:00, 06/01/2019

Balanchine and Cunningham: The Titans of 20th-Century Dance Bettijane Sills, in “Broadway, Balanchine & Beyond,” and Marianne Preger-Simon, in “Dancing With Merce Cunningham,” recall two master choreographers....
00:00, 06/01/2019

Reading Toni Morrison’s 1973 Summer Essay “Cooking Out” The Book Review’s Summer Reading issue is out this week; 46 years ago, Toni Morrison wrote an essay about cooking out for the 1973 Summer Reading iss...
12:28, 05/31/2019

Summer reading guide: 20 hot new books This summer is looking to be a good one for book lovers. Here's a look at the 20 books we can’t wait to read (on the beach or otherwise). ...
02:00, 05/31/2019

Summer reading guide: 20 of the season's hottest new books This summer is looking to be a good one for book lovers. Here's a look at the 20 books we can’t wait to read (on the beach or otherwise). ...
19:00, 05/30/2019

Mindy Kaling's new essay collection to detail being a single mom, working with Oprah Topics will include Kaling's experience as a single mother and working with Reese Witherspoon and Oprah Winfrey.      ...
19:00, 05/30/2019

Richard Roper mines loneliness for comedy in charming debut 'How Not to Die Alone' A lonely man lies about having a family to save face. Now, his boss wants to meet him. It makes for a charming story in Richard Roper's debut n...
04:56, 05/30/2019

'My Favorite Murder' hosts get personal in fun new book 'Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered’ "My Favorite Murder" hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark share personal stories of addiction, eating disorders and failures in their new book...
04:56, 05/30/2019

Ex-defense secretary James Mattis says upcoming book will not be a Trump 'tell-all' Ex-Defense SecretaryJim Mattis says that “Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead," due July 16, will not be a "tell-all" about the Trump White Hous...
01:14, 05/29/2019

Love isn't dead: Beth O'Leary's rom-com 'Flatshare' sweetly subverts modern dating tropes Beth O'Leary's debut novel "The Flatshare" is a 21st-century rom-com with a twist that will please hopeless romantics.    ...
01:14, 05/29/2019

Debut Short Story Collections Unearth the Dark Underbellies of Relationships Amanda Marbais’s “Claiming a Body,” Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s “Sabrina & Corina” and Xuan Juliana Wang’s “Home Remedies” mark these authors’ brave entre...
23:42, 05/28/2019

Tony Horwitz, Prize-Winning Journalist and Best-Selling Author, Dies at 60 A Pulitzer Prize winner at The Wall Street Journal, he wrote the best sellers “Blue Latitudes” and “Confederates in the Attic” and seven other books....
20:56, 05/28/2019

Edmund Morris, famed for his unorthodox Ronald Reagan biography 'Dutch,' dies at 78 Edmun Morris won a Pulitzer with "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt." But he sealed his legacy with the controversial "Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan....
01:28, 05/28/2019

'Misty of Chincoteague': Woman who inspired character in iconic pony swim book has died "Misty of Chincoteague": Maureen Beebe, who was depicted as the little girl in the Pony Swim book, has died, the Chincoteague fire company said. ...
00:14, 05/28/2019

Edmund Morris, Reagan Biographer Who Upset Conventions, Dies at 78 The author of an acclaimed biography of Theodore Roosevelt inserted himself as a fictional narrator in his book on Reagan, a device that some scorned...
18:14, 05/27/2019

'Misty of Chincoteague': Woman who iconic Pony Swim book based character on has died "Misty of Chincoteague": Maureen Beebe, who was depicted as the little girl in the Pony Swim book, has died, the Chincoteague fire company said. ...
19:00, 05/26/2019

5 books not to miss: 'Wild and Crazy Guys,' 'Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered,' 'Queen Bee' Read about the comedy revolution started by Steve Martin and pals in "Wild and Crazy Guys," and make sure to "Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered." ...
14:42, 05/26/2019

The A to Z of a Writer’s Routine From waking up to snacks to filling the void to actually writing, Grant Snider tells the story of a typical day in the life of someone who lives by t...
19:42, 05/24/2019

The Penetrating Gaze of One of America’s Most Brilliant Art Critics “Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light,” a new collection by Peter Schjeldahl, includes 100 reviews from the past 30 years, capturing his talent for distilling the...
19:42, 05/24/2019

Review: A mean old man finds a dog, but does he find a purpose in Mary Miller's 'Biloxi'? Mary Miller's "Biloxi" is an engrossing character study of a contemptuous old man who tries to find some meaning in life through a dog named Lay...
21:56, 05/23/2019

10 best-selling military books for Memorial Day, including 'Unbroken,' 'American Sniper' Take a look at the top-selling nonfiction, military titles that have appeared on our best-selling books list over the past 25 years.   ...
17:42, 05/23/2019

'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' author Judith Kerr dies at 95 Judith Kerr's story of the tea-drinking tiger has been shared by parents with young children since it was first published in 1968.   ...
17:14, 05/23/2019

Donald Trump Jr. is writing a book and Twitter has title ideas — that his siblings love After it was announced that Donald Trump Jr. is planning a book, his critics came armed with title ideas like "Hop on Pop's Coattails."  &...
03:14, 05/23/2019

3 Novels Explore the Abortion Debate How would life in the United States change for women if terminating a pregnancy was outlawed? A recent novel imagines the outcome, and two others del...
18:42, 05/22/2019

The Art Market Is Exploding. Meet the Dealers Who Lit the Fuse. A dishy look at the art world’s most powerful gallerists — including Larry Gagosian and David Zwirner — “Boom,” by Michael Shnayerson, recounts how a...
18:42, 05/22/2019

Video Gaming Turns Murderous, Even if You Play by the Rules Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column enters a dangerous online world, then jumps to a very real drug gang, a hit man in a hospital and a dog with a death se...
18:42, 05/22/2019

Here Come the Brides: A Free-Spirited Fictional Wedding Leah Hager Cohen’s novel “Strangers and Cousins” uses a vibrant, anarchic family wedding to explore the way change can be both celebrated and feared....
18:42, 05/22/2019

The Last Time a Wall Went Up to Keep Out Immigrants In “The Guarded Gate” Daniel Okrent explores the 1920s nativist and eugenicist movements that led to the 1924 law practically shutting down immigrati...
18:42, 05/22/2019

A Chinese Millennial Looks Back on Her Life In her memoir, “Under Red Skies: Three Generations of Life, Loss, and Hope in China,” Karoline Kan personalizes the great changes occurring in her co...
18:42, 05/22/2019

Spend Some Time With the Winklevii Ben Mezrich’s “Bitcoin Billionaires” focuses on Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who used their Facebook windfall to buy up a lot of the cryptocurrency....
18:42, 05/22/2019

New French Fiction: With an Emphasis on Food, Film and Frolics Savor English translations of Maylis de Kerangal’s “The Cook,” Olivier Bourdeaut’s “Waiting for Bojangles” and Yannick Haenel’s “Hold Fast Your Crown...
18:42, 05/22/2019

The World According to John Waters, as Interpreted by Alan Cumming The septuagenarian filmmaker’s latest collection of essays, “Mr. Know-It-All,” is just what its subtitle promises: “The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth E...
18:42, 05/22/2019

In Wendell Berry’s Essays, a Little Earnestness Goes a Long Way In “What I Stand On,” a two-volume boxed set, the Kentucky-based farmer, conservationist, pacifist and moral critic offers his fiery dissent about ne...
18:42, 05/22/2019

‘Grace Will Lead Us Home,’ an Intimate Look at Forgiveness, Anger and Trauma After the Charleston Massacre Jennifer Berry Hawes, a Charleston-based newspaper reporter, drew on her long relationships with the families of victims to write this account of the...
18:42, 05/22/2019

The Shortlist: New French Fiction: With an Emphasis on Food, Film and Frolics Savor English translations of Maylis de Kerangal’s “The Cook,” Olivier Bourdeaut’s “Waiting for Bojangles” and Yannick Haenel’s “Hold Fast Your Crown...
01:56, 05/22/2019

‘Celestial Bodies’ Wins Man Booker International Prize Jokha Alharthi’s family saga is the first Arabic novel to win the translated literature prize. She shares the award with the book’s translator, Maril...
01:56, 05/22/2019

Books of The Times: ‘Grace Will Lead Us Home,’ an Intimate Look at Forgiveness, Anger and Trauma After the Charleston Massacre Jennifer Berry Hawes, a Charleston-based newspaper reporter, drew on her long relationships with the families of victims to write this account of the...
01:56, 05/22/2019

Alice Marie Johnson pens book with Kim Kardashian intro: 6 things we learn in 'After Life' Kim Kardashian West appealed to President Trump to help free Alice Marie Johnson. Here are some of the big takeaways from her new memoir "After Life....
20:42, 05/21/2019

'Silence of the Lambs' author Thomas Harris returns with new serial killer in 'Cari Mora' The creator of Hannibal Lecter has written a fiendish new serial killer who preys on women and harvests their organs in twisted thriller "Cari Mora."...
02:14, 05/21/2019

Books of The Times: In Wendell Berry’s Essays, a Little Earnestness Goes a Long Way In “What I Stand On,” a two-volume boxed set, the Kentucky-based farmer, conservationist, pacifist and moral critic offers his fiery dissent about ne...
20:56, 05/20/2019

Why the New York Public Library Has 7 Floors of Stacks With No Books In Midtown Manhattan, space is prized. But stacks at the library’s main branch are empty because officials say the space cannot protect irreplaceable...
12:42, 05/20/2019

‘Caine Mutiny,’ ‘Winds of War’ author Herman Wouk has died at 103 Herman Wouk, the versatile, Pulitzer Prize winning author of such million-selling novels as “The Caine Mutiny," died on Friday at 103.  &...
01:56, 05/20/2019

5 books not to miss: Alice Marie Johnson memoir 'After Life,' 'Cari Mora,' John Waters Alice Marie Johnson, whom Kim Kardashian West helped free from prison, has a new memoir, and Thomas Harris is back with new thriller "Cari Mora." &#...
15:14, 05/18/2019

Book Entry: Review: ‘Power Trip’ Ably Guides Us Through the History of Energy Michael E. Webber’s new book examines humanity’s relationship to energy over time and how each transition affected not just what we produce but how w...
23:28, 05/17/2019

Herman Wouk Wrote Historical Novels. But His True Subject Was Moral Weakness. In his two World War II novels of the 1970s, Wouk — who died this week — brought psychological insight to genocide, its perpetrators and bystanders. ...
23:28, 05/17/2019

Fiction: Here Come the Brides: A Free-Spirited Fictional Wedding Leah Hager Cohen’s novel “Strangers and Cousins” uses a vibrant, anarchic family wedding to explore the way change can be both celebrated and feared....
23:28, 05/17/2019

Knopf Fires High-Profile Editor Over Policy Breach The publishing house dismissed Gary Fisketjon, a longtime editor who worked with such literary stars as Raymond Carver, Annie Dillard and Cormac McCa...
23:28, 05/17/2019

RIP Grumpy Cat: Remembering that time we hung out with the Internet's most famous feline In honor of the Internet's favorite feline, USA TODAY revisits the time Grumpy Cat paid us a visit at our New York offices at the peak of her f...
17:00, 05/17/2019

'The Obsoletes' by Simeon Mills a charming if flawed tale of teenage robots A big imagination compensates for a messy plot in Simeon Mills' "The Obsoletes," a coming-of-age tale of teenage robots in small-town Michigan. ...
00:56, 05/17/2019

Nonfiction: The World According to John Waters, as Interpreted by Alan Cumming The septuagenarian filmmaker’s latest collection of essays, “Mr. Know-It-All,” is just what its subtitle promises: “The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth E...
12:56, 05/16/2019

'A Woman Is No Man' explores the toll of domestic violence on an Arab immigrant family Three generations of Palestinian-American women are torn between custom and desire in this piercing debut from Etaf Rum.     ...
02:28, 05/16/2019

5 powerful, butt-kicking tips from Rachel Hollis' new book 'Girl, Stop Apologizing' In "Girl, Stop Apologizing," Rachel Hollis encourages readers to go for it. Here are five tips from the book to get you motivated.    ...
02:28, 05/16/2019

Elton John announces 'no-holds-barred' autobiography is officially coming in October 2019 Elton John continues his incredible farewell run with the release of his official autobiography on October 15, 2019.       ...
02:28, 05/16/2019

Oprah shares her own life's purpose, insightful stories in new book, 'The Path Made Clear' What is your life's purpose? Oprah Winfrey is here to help you on your soul-searching journey with her new book, "The Path Made Clear."  &...
02:28, 05/16/2019

Elisabeth Hasselbeck dishes on 'View' co-hosts and the day she was fired in 'Point of View' "I could not breathe — literally, could not breathe," Elisabeth Hasselbeck writes of when she was told her contract for "The View" wouldn'...
02:28, 05/16/2019

5 books not to miss: Susan Page's Barbara Bush biography 'The Matriarch,' 'Women Talking' Susan Page's "The Matriarch" chronicles the life of First Lady Barbara Bush; "American Moonshot" tells the thrilling story of the U.S. Space Rac...
02:28, 05/16/2019

'The Matriarch': A saga of the happiness and heartache that shaped Barbara Bush The engaging stories illustrate what a tough, warm-hearted, unpretentious and vulnerable woman Barbara Bush was.       ...
02:28, 05/16/2019

'Ladies Who Punch': The wild revelations about behind-the-scenes drama on 'The View' 'Ladies Who Punch' by Ramin Setoodeh alleges behind-the-scenes betrayal and consistent conflict at 'The View.'    ...
02:28, 05/16/2019

'The Spectators' by Jennifer duBois takes on LGBT issues through intimate pain 'The Spectators' is a treatise on the media’s power and a finely-wrought example of intimate pain.       &#...
02:28, 05/16/2019

Henry Winkler, Timothee Chalamet bond over Winkler's book character, Hank Zipzer When Henry Winkler met Timothee Chalamet, he got a surprise: The younger actor recalled him reading from a 'Hank Zipzer' book at school whe...
02:28, 05/16/2019

Newsbook: 3 Novels Explore the Abortion Debate How would life in the United States change for women if terminating a pregnancy was outlawed? A recent novel imagines the outcome, and two others del...
20:42, 05/15/2019

Books of The Times: Impeachment, the First Time Around Andrew Johnson ascended to the presidency after Lincoln’s assassination. Brenda Wineapple’s “The Impeachers” recounts the efforts to remove him from ...
20:42, 05/15/2019

George R.R. Martin shuts down 'absurd' rumor that he finished last 'Game of Thrones' books George R.R. Martin adamantly denied speculation that the last two books of his wildly popular series "Song of Ice and Fire" are already finished. &#...
05:14, 05/15/2019

A kidnapping in rural Russia rocks the women in Julia Phillips' 'Disappearing Earth' Julia Phillips' debut novel paints an unforgettable landscape of the far reaches of Russia, where two little girls go missing without a trace. ...
18:42, 05/14/2019

Author accused of shaming black Metro employee for eating on train; book deal halted Author Natasha Tynes has been accused of shaming a black woman who works on the Washington. D.C., Metro for eating on a train.    ...
00:42, 05/12/2019

5 books not to miss: Karen Russell's 'Orange World,' 'The Apology,' 'Bottle of Lies' This week's new book releases include a collection of short stories from Karen Russell and a searing account of childhood abuse from Eve Ensler....
16:42, 05/11/2019

Nonfiction: A New Mom, Her Nannies and the Often Exploitive Labor of Motherhood “Women’s Work,” by Megan Stack, a former foreign correspondent for The Los Angeles Times, is an unflinching look at the women who maintained her home...
12:42, 05/11/2019

From Our Archives: Revisiting the Ponzi Scheme in Mitchell Zuckoff’s ‘Ponzi’s Scheme’ In the 2005 book “Ponzi’s Scheme,” Mitchell Zuckoff tells the story of Charles Ponzi, who launched a successful and infamous money-swindling scheme i...
02:42, 05/11/2019

The Book Review Podcast: The Real Life of a Diplomat, Told Like a Novel George Packer talks about “Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century,” and Lori Gottlieb discusses “Maybe You Should Talk to Som...
02:42, 05/11/2019

Babies are the crop in Joanne Ramos' frightening surrogacy novel 'The Farm' Surrogacy is pushed to its logical extreme in Joanne Ramos' "The Farm," where desperate women are impregnated with the world's richest embr...
00:28, 05/10/2019

Joe Namath on alcoholism, racism, hard relationship with dad in memoir 'All the Way' Famed quarterback Joe Namath takes readers on a journey through his glory days in his engaging memoir "All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters."  ...
00:56, 05/09/2019

Barack Obama's new memoir may land during 2020 presidential campaign Barack Obama’s post-White House memoir isn’t expected this year, making it likely the highly anticipated book will drop during the 2020 c...
19:14, 05/08/2019

Jill Biden writes of marriage with Joe, 'totally shattering' death of son Beau in new book Jill Biden's "Where the Light Enters" gives insight to her marriage with former vice president Joe, and the crushing death of their son Beau. &...
18:28, 05/07/2019

Footsteps: Retracing Truman Capote’s Moment in the Mediterranean Sun Before the author reached the height of his fame, he escaped to seaside idylls in southern Italy and Spain to write, swim and bask under the sun with...
11:28, 05/07/2019

Nonfiction: The True-Crime Story That Harper Lee Tried and Failed to Write In “Furious Hours,” Casey Cep investigates the Alabama murder case that was to have been the focus of Lee’s second book — as well as the famously rec...
19:28, 05/06/2019

Books of The Times: Gabriel García Márquez, Journalist? A Book Revives the Novelist’s First Calling “The Scandal of the Century: And Other Writings” collects García Márquez’s reporting. Along with Silvana Paternostro’s oral history “Solitude & Compa...
19:28, 05/06/2019

Jared Diamond's 'Upheaval' outlines 12-step program for nations in crisis The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Guns, Germs, and Steel" details how seven countries faced past upheavals by following the 12-step method. ...
19:00, 05/06/2019

Fellow writers, fans shocked and saddened by death of Christian writer Rachel Held Evans Rachel Held Evans, who is known for her progressive Christian voice, died early Saturday morning after a brief illness, according to her husband. &#...
17:28, 05/05/2019

5 books not to miss: Jill Biden memoir 'Where the Light Enters,' 'The Bride Test' Helen Hoang charms with new romance "The Bride Test," Jill Biden releases her memoir "Where the Light Enters," and more can't-miss new releases....
22:56, 05/04/2019

Wayson Choy, 80, Whose Books Are Windows on Chinese-Canadian Life, Dies In books like “The Jade Peony,” he was one of the first writers to explore an Asian immigrant experience, discovering his own hidden past along the w...
03:14, 05/04/2019

Giuliano Bugialli, Champion of Italian Cuisine, Dies at 88 In his books and his cooking classes, he extolled traditional recipes. His 1977 cookbook, “The Fine Art of Italian Cooking,” is a standard in the fie...
23:00, 05/03/2019

'The Mueller Report' is now officially a best-selling book Two published versions of the report found their way onto USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list.        ...
23:42, 05/02/2019

By the Book: By the Book: Ruth Reichl The food writer and author, most recently, of the memoir “Save Me the Plums” was 10 when she read Henry Miller. “If it’s over her head, she simply wo...
17:28, 05/02/2019

Family is foremost in moving novel 'The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters' Author Balli Kaur Jaswal's follow-up to "Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows" entertains and enlightens with a story of three sisters on a quest. ...
18:14, 04/30/2019

Melinda Gates: Sharing school drop-off, kitchen duties changed my marriage Melinda Gates shares stories from her marriage and foundation in her new book, 'The Moment of Lift.'        ...
07:00, 04/30/2019

Books News: She Pulled Her Debut Book When Critics Found It Racist. Now She Plans to Publish. Amélie Wen Zhao canceled the June publication of her young adult novel, “Blood Heir,” after claims that it had insensitive depictions of slavery. The...
21:56, 04/29/2019

Polish priest apologizes for burning of ‘Harry Potter’ books The priest has apologized, saying the ritual was not intended to condemn specific authors, religions or social groups.      ...
21:28, 04/28/2019

5 books not to miss: Susan Choi's 'Trust Exercise,' 'The Hill to Die On,' 'Book of Dreams' According to one review, Susan Choi's "Trust Exercise" is destined to be a classic, while "The Hill to Die On" takes us inside the halls of Cong...
21:28, 04/28/2019

Abby Wambach's book, 'Wolfpack,' is a blueprint for how women can change the power dynamic Abby Wambach's new book is designed to be a blueprint for women to embrace their inner power and use it to create a better world.   &...
21:28, 04/28/2019

John Oliver's parody book among the ALA's most 'challenged' works Oliver's book ranked No. 2 on the list of "challenged" books compiled by the American Library Association.       ...
21:28, 04/28/2019

Tom Selleck, star of 'Blue Bloods,' Magnum, P.I.,' writing memoir In addition to "Magnum, P.I." "Blue Bloods" and "Three Men and a Baby," Selleck's autobiography will document his life away from the camera. &#...
21:28, 04/28/2019

Happy National Library Week: This year's theme, how to celebrate and more There are more public libraries than Starbucks in the U.S. National Library Week is great time to remind yourself of all your library has to offer. ...
21:28, 04/28/2019

Delicious cakes from 'The Power of Sprinkles' author Amirah Kassem Flour Shop founder Amirah Kassem has released a book about cake, "The Power of Sprinkles." Here's a taste of the visually delicious designs. &#...
21:28, 04/28/2019

Rosie O'Donnell deems interview with author of 'View' tell-all her 'biggest regret' Former co-host of "The View," Rosie O'Donnell, calls talking to "Ladies Who Punch" author Ramin Setoodeh her "biggest regret."   ...
21:28, 04/28/2019

10 amazing photos: Rainbow explosion cake inventor Amirah Kassem has tasty new book Cake it all in! Colorful Amirah Kassem, founder of Flour Shop in New York City, has baked up a book all about cake, “The Power of Sprinkles.&rd...
21:28, 04/28/2019

Chelsea Handler opens up about brother's death in raw memoir, 'Life Will Be the Death of Me' In "Life Will Be the Death of Me," Chelsea Handler opens the door to therapy sessions and addresses her brother's untimely death and her shortco...
21:28, 04/28/2019

Rachel Howzell Hall's 'They All Fall Down' puts a modern spin on a mystery classic The latest from Hall pays homage to both Agatha Christie and the classic "locked-room" mystery while bringing it into the 21st century   ...
21:28, 04/28/2019

The top 25 spiritual and inspirational books from USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list We took a look at the top spiritual nonfiction books over the 25-year history of our best-selling books list. Did your favorite make the list?  ...
21:28, 04/28/2019

Top 25 spiritual and inspirational nonfiction books from USA TODAY's best-seller list What spiritual and inspirational nonfiction titles have sold the most on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list? Is your favorite among them? ...
21:28, 04/28/2019

Hope in a time of Trump and turbulent campus politics: Interview with Nicholas Christakis How can a scientist look at Washington, at social media, at the international scene and think we're doing fine?       ...
21:28, 04/28/2019

R.V. Burgin, the Marine whose book inspired HBO's 'The Pacific,' dies at 96 A Marine whose book about grueling jungle combat during WWII became a basis for the HBO miniseries “The Pacific” has died at his home in ...
21:28, 04/28/2019

How will George R.R.Martin's 'Game of Thrones' really end, for readers? The HBO series 'Game of Thrones' kicks off its final season Sunday but fans also wonder how and when will the series of books end  &#...
21:28, 04/28/2019

5 books not to miss: E.L. James' 'The Mister,' 'Normal People,' David Burtka's cookbook How on earth does E.L. James follow up her best-selling "Fifty Shades of Grey" series? We finally find out in "The Mister."     ...
21:28, 04/28/2019

'Fifty Shades of Grey' to 'The Mister': E.L. James' new book has tamer sex, social awareness After the "Fifty Shades of Grey" books, author E.L. James has a brand new story with brand new characters. But there's still sex.   &...
21:28, 04/28/2019

Charles Gross, longtime professor and husband to Joyce Carol Oates, dies at 83 Charles Gross, a longtime Princeton professor of neuroscience and husband to author Joyce Carol Oates, has died. He was 83.     ...
21:28, 04/28/2019

David Brion Davis, Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar who documented slavery, dead at 92 David Brion Davis died at age 92 of natural causes, Yale University announced. Davis was a professor emeritus there, and a Pulitzer Prize winner. &#...
21:28, 04/28/2019

Carly Simon writing memoir about friend Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Carly Simon is writing an "intimate, vulnerable" memoir about a very famous friend, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.       ...
21:28, 04/28/2019

Sally Rooney’s 'Normal People' smartly explores dynamics between power, class and sex Sally Rooney's second novel is a keen psychological study of the dynamics between power and sex in one intense relationship between social unequ...
21:28, 04/28/2019

'The Hunchback of Notre-Dame' shoots to the top of Amazon's best-sellers list in France It's been 188 years since its publication, and Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" is once again a best-seller in France.  &#...
21:28, 04/28/2019

Demi Moore turns her life 'Inside Out' in 'deeply candid' memoir, due Sept. 24 "Inside Out," the autobiography actress Demi Moore originally planned to write in 2010, finally has a has a publication date. In "Inside Out," due Se...
21:28, 04/28/2019

5 books not to miss: Melinda Gates' 'The Moment of Lift,' 'Wunderland,' 'Defying Hitler' This week's most compelling new books include Melinda Gates' "The Moment of Lift" and "Wunderland," a work of historical fiction set during...
21:28, 04/28/2019

Prince memoir ‘The Beautiful Ones’ to combine manuscript with rare photos, lyrics The memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death is coming out Oct. 29, combining his unfinished manuscript with rare photos, scrapbooks and...
21:28, 04/28/2019

Henry Winkler inks 3-book deal for new 'Alien Superstar' series Henry Winkler has a three-book deal for a middle-grade series about an alien who somehow lands in Hollywood and becomes a teen sensation.  ...
21:28, 04/28/2019

Q&A: Melinda Gates on new book, lifting up impoverished women and marriage with Bill Lifting up impoverished communities means first lifting up women, Melinda Gates says in her new book. She also shares stories from her marriage. ...
21:28, 04/28/2019

Alice Feeney's messy 'I Know Who You Are' wallows in ugly thrills An actress named Aimee is under suspicion after her husband disappears in this ugly, often grotesque thriller from Alice Feeney.    &...
21:28, 04/28/2019

Celebrate World Book Day and plan a vacation around one of these book-filled Airbnbs Indulge your inner bookworm on your next vacation by staying at a library instead of just visiting one at these book-filled Airbnbs.   ...
21:28, 04/28/2019

Book a novel vacation at one of these literary Airbnb homes Celebrate World Book Day on Tuesday, April 23, by booking a literary getaway at one of these book-inspired Airbnb homes.     ...
21:28, 04/28/2019

200th anniversary of the 'Headless Horseman': N.Y. villages plan a year-long celebration Rivertown villages will mark the 200th anniversary of Washington Irving's 'Legend of Sleepy Hollow' with a year-long bicentennial ...
21:28, 04/28/2019

'Wunderland' a devastating epic about friendship and family in Nazi Germany Jennifer Cody Epstein's devastating new novel "Wunderland" explores the tensions in friendships and families in emotionally fraught Nazi Germany...
21:28, 04/28/2019

5 books not to miss: 'The Red Daughter,' 'Shergill Sisters,' 'The Story of 9/11' Balli Kaur Jaswal is back with a new novel, Dustin Lance Black pens a moving memoir and a journalist writes a definitive account of 9/11.  ...
21:28, 04/28/2019

Nonfiction: Dismantling the Myth of ‘The Heartland’ The new book by the historian Kristin L. Hoganson explodes conventional ideas about the Midwest as America’s “insulated core” — the wellspring of its...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Books of The Times: With Sensuality and Coolness, a Debut Novel Considers the (Partial) Truths We Tell About Ourselves The narrator of Aysegul Savas’s “Walking on the Ceiling” writes from present-day Istanbul, remembering time she spent adrift in Paris and London afte...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Books of The Times: Mental Illness Is All in Your Brain — or Is It? Anne Harrington’s “Mind Fixers” traces the history of attempts to establish the biology of mental illnesses — which have led to repeated frustration....
19:00, 04/28/2019

Fiction: Two Novels for and About Lost Millennial Women The directionless heroines of Jen Beagin’s “Vacuum in the Dark” and Halle Butler’s “The New Me” follow in the footsteps of Ottessa Moshfegh and Cathe...
19:00, 04/28/2019

13 Poets Laureate Receive Fellowships for Civic Projects The poets, from 10 different states, will receive a combined $1 million to establish projects like writing workshops and readings in their communitie...
19:00, 04/28/2019

John L’Heureux, Whose Novels Wrestled With Faith, Dies at 84 “God is not dead in L’Heureux stories,” one critic wrote. “He’s simply absent, joking or malicious.” A former priest, L’Heureux wrote more than 20 bo...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Fiction: A TV Comic Invites a Young Staffer to His Country House. Then Something Funny Doesn’t Happen. In Erin Somers’s debut, “Stay Up With Hugo Best,” a 60-something retired late-night host invites his 29-year-old writers’ assistant to New England fo...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Children’s Books: Y.A. Novels That Let Teenage Boys Be Vulnerable The characters in these novels grew up with strict rules about masculine strength and dominance. But extreme situations force them to let go of all t...
19:00, 04/28/2019

The Shortlist: Four New Poetry Collections Confront Despair With Wonder In “Doomstead Days,” Brian Teare tracks climate change on his walks. In “Sight Lines,” Arthur Sze balances firing squads and rowboats. In “Brute,” Em...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Sketchbook: The Agony of Walter Benjamin The artist Frédéric Pajak’s hybrid book “Uncertain Manifesto” is haunted by the philosopher’s encounters with fascism, among much else, as these illu...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Poetry: In ‘Swift,’ David Baker’s Poetry Stitches the Fractured World Into Art For almost 40 years, in the extreme suburbs and the diminishing countryside, Baker has worked to see and describe things as though for the first time...
19:00, 04/28/2019

By the Book: By the Book: Gary Snyder The poet, essayist and environmentalist cites Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” as an inspiration: “Ovid in a sense tried to write the entire Roman story. I tak...
19:00, 04/28/2019