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Jack Ewing’s “Faster, Higher, Farther” is more than the story of a scandal. It’s a rich history of a company, and a case study in how a corporate culture can turn toxic.
The novelist Adam Ross has taken on a daunting task: revamping The Sewanee Review, which has published giants like Sylvia Plath and William Faulkner.
Those waiting for the final planned installment of Mr. Caro’s award-winning life of Lyndon B. Johnson might be both heartened and frustrated.
The 1901 script for “The Shadow of a Doubt” turned up in an archive in Texas, where scholars discovered it after noticing a cryptic reference to it in a letter.
Sedaris talks about “Theft by Finding,” and Christopher Knowlton discusses “Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West.”
A wave of summer picture books takes kids (and animal friends) to the river bank, the lakeside and the beach.
Two brothers, one a New York publisher, the other a former C.I.A. spy who has fled to Moscow, become wary collaborators in Joseph Kanon’s “Defectors.”
In Alexander McCall Smith’s “My Italian Bulldozer,” the Tuscan countryside works its magic on a Scottish food writer in flight from a broken romance.
Readers respond to “Rising Star,” books on violent periods of American history, and more.
Ann Hornaday, a critic for The Washington Post, offers a film studies class in “Talking Pictures.”
Danny Goldberg’s “In Search of the Lost Chord” revives the sybaritic summer of 1967.
The aura of gaudy glamour in Kevin Kwan’s books may seem like the stuff of soap operas, but it’s true to the world in which he was raised.
Leonora Carrington, the British surrealist who died in Mexico City in 2011, was that rare thing: an author working outside her mother tongue.
In “Cockfosters,” Helen Simpson’s approach is to start with an ostensible foreground, then throw her characters off kilter with emotional hobgoblins.
A graphic homage to Moby-Dick by Sergio García Sánchez.
Christopher Knowlton’s “Cattle Kingdom” shows how cattle in transit constituted ‘the largest forced migration of animals in human history.’
The debut novelist’s struggle to be noticed resembles nothing so much as a Regency-era husband hunt.
“Since We Fell” is a balancing act between character study and thriller, in which a successful young woman slowly gives in to madness.
In “The Outer Beach,” the nature writer Robert Finch collects more than 50 years worth of observations and ruminations on Cape Cod’s eastern coast.
As with so many knowing novels, the first line of Francesca Segal’s “The Awkward Age” foretells it all: The teenagers will ruin everything.


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