In “Mother Is a Verb,” Sarah Knott casts light on forgotten beliefs and practices that will help readers place their own views in cultural context.
“With the Fire on High,” the writer’s second novel (after her award-winning “The Poet X”), tells the story of a teenage mom who’s an aspiring chef.
His heroes: Churchill, Orwell and Tocqueville. His targets: Hitler, Stalin, populism, nationalism and the degeneration of morality and truth.
Nigel Hamilton’s “War and Peace,” the third volume of his Roosevelt trilogy, takes a revisionist look at the two wartime partners.
The craftsmen in Bridget Collins’s novel “The Binding” are able to remove a person’s memories and create books full of captured experiences.
“Becoming Dr. Seuss,” a new biography of Theodor Geisel by Brian Jay Jones, chronicles the famous children’s book author’s influential career, zany imagination and original rhyme schemes.
In “Democracy May Not Exist, but We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone,” Astra Taylor examines the ways, both good and bad, the concept has been defended, defined and put into practice.
Chia-Chia Lin’s “The Unpassing” is set in 1980s Alaska, but its themes — of the immigrant struggle and private grief — are universal.
In “No Visible Bruises,” Rachel Louise Snyder reports on “a global health problem of epidemic proportions,” and writes about actionable changes that can help.
Sorting through the plethora of books aimed at new parents can be overwhelming. The editors of the Book Review are here to help.
Whimsical, thoughtful and caption-less was her style when The New Yorker took her on in 1974. At the time, she was the magazine’s only female cartoonist.
George Packer’s “Our Man” is a biography of the ambitious diplomat who helped to define the use of American power for more than 50 years.
In tumultuous times, novels tend to look forward to a dystopian future, but authors are increasingly writing about the past.
The first theatrical adaptation of a Saul Bellow novel is about to open in the city, and campus, that helped shape his sensibility.
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 his great love.
In Joanne Ramos’s “The Farm,” the bodies of the less privileged “host” the unborn babies of the ultrarich.
Trent Dalton used his own biography as inspiration for his debut novel.
“20 Recipes Kids Should Know” is the work of Esme Washburn, a New York home cook, and her photographer sister, Calista, 17.
The third novel in her seasonal quartet — consumed with Brexit, refugee detention, social media — suggests we’re hurtling toward the horrific.
“The Scandal of the Century: And Other Writings” collects García Márquez’s reporting. Along with Silvana Paternostro’s oral history “Solitude & Company,” it’s one of two new books about García Márquez’s life and work.


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