“Sisters and Rebels” by Jacquelyn Dowd Hall delivers a nuanced portrait of the Lumpkin sisters, who responded to their Southern family history in powerful and public ways.
Her latest novel, “Big Sky,” leads off Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column. Rounding out the group: a Japanese puzzle mystery and Gothic and summer resort thrillers.
In his latest book, “Children of the Ghetto,” Elias Khoury explores the ways an original trauma of dislocation and death has shaped Palestinian identity.
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
“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.
In “The History of Living Forever,” by Jake Wolff, a teenager’s first love affair becomes entangled with a quest for immortality.
The two discuss their collaboration, which introduces a new villain, Cadaverous, and how the project came to be.
“In West Mills,” by De’Shawn Charles Winslow, and “The Gone Dead,” by Chanelle Benz, serve up timeless Southern stories.
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
The Scottish crime writer, whose new book is “Conviction,” is drawn to “flawed characters asking big questions and taking action. … That said, I will read, literally, anything.”
The annual literary festival, which takes place in September, announced its initial roster of participating writers.
“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’ immigration to Canada.
He chaperoned the works of dozens of writers at Alfred A. Knopf for almost 40 years. “Bill and Knopf,” a colleague said, “were entirely synonymous.”
The Oklahoma-born writer, a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, is the first Native American to hold the post.
A Wisconsin judge ruled that it was defamatory to publish a book that said Leonard Pozner faked his son’s death certificate.
“The Dry Heart” presents a troubled marriage and a murder, and “Happiness, as Such” is about a man who flees home, leaving chaos in his wake.
Mona Awad, whose novel “Bunny” is out this month, shares her more interesting alternative to oatmeal.
“The Capital,” by the Austrian novelist Robert Menasse, depicts an E.U. bureaucracy rived by conflict and infighting and ripe for satire.
The Darra Adam Khel Library, less than a year old and with more than 2,500 books, offers residents a respite from the arms bazaar that dominates local life.
A selection of recent poetry books; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.


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