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The stories in Tatyana Tolstaya’s new collection, “Aetherial Worlds” — which flit between real and imaginary realms — light up with flashes of pure transcendence.
Ms. Nemens, a surprise choice, succeeds Lorin Stein, who left the prestigious literary quarterly last year after he was accused of sexual harassment.
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
After they defaced a historic black schoolhouse with racist graffiti, they were ordered to read. Not all the authors were happy about this.
On the fourth night of Passover, Tony winners and their friends gathered for an a cappella version of “Go Down Moses” and many other surprises.
Maggie O’Farrell’s “I Am I Am I Am” recounts a life lived on the brink of dying.
The historian John Lewis Gaddis, whose new book is “On Grand Strategy,” finds train videos relaxing: “I especially recommend the six-hour run from Omsk to Novosibirsk, on which nothing happens.”
A historian who added the sciences to the historian’s toolkit in investigating the impact of European culture on the world, starting with Columbus.
She created a castle retreat for writers in Scotland, endowed literary prizes, started a publishing house and was publisher of The Paris Review.
“The Making of a Dream,” by Laura Wides-Muñoz, recounts the long and unfinished battle for immigration reform through the stories of young activists.
A New-York Historical Society show and a new book look at the juxtaposition of the lives of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy.
Yunte Huang’s history of Chang and Eng Bunker follows the brothers from their childhood in Siam to their servitude in America to their eventual support of the Confederacy during the Civil War.
His lauded book “Once Upon a Distant War” profiled a group of young, skeptical Vietnam War reporters. Other projects inspired movies.
Daniel Stone’s “The Food Explorer” tags along with a world-traveling Gilded Age botanist whose agricultural discoveries changed the American diet.
Asne Seierstad’s new book is about sisters who went to Syria without telling a soul, and their father’s attempt to get them back.
But actually a lot happens, including conversations about sexual assault, communication and what it means to be someone’s “Emergency Contact” — the title of her book.
In her book “True Stories From An Unreliable Eyewitness,” the actress looks at how her life’s moments charted her evolution as a feminist.
Lauren Slater’s new book chronicles the history of mood-regulating drugs, weaving in her own lifelong struggle to get well and stay well.
The married couple in Anna Quindlen’s “Alternate Side” would seem to have everything. But their reactions to a neighborhood attack prove otherwise.
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

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