|Review: ?Biography of X,? by Catherine Lacey|
Catherine Lacey?s new novel follows a polarizing artist through a fractured country.
|Book Review: ?Meganets,? by David B. Auerbach|
Who?s really in charge of our online behavior? No one, David Auerbach argues in ?Meganets.?
|Book Review: ?The Nursery,? by Szilvia Molnar|
In her debut novel, ?The Nursery,? Szilvia Molnar paints an honest, frightening and claustrophobic picture of new motherhood.
|Four Thrilling New Romance Novels|
New romance novels brim with shining, seductive, beautifully crafted sentences.
|Book Review: ?The People?s Hospital,? by Ricardo Nuila|
In ?The People?s Hospital,? Ricardo Nuila explores the ways in which a space for those stranded by the American health care system serves as an unlikely model.
|22 Works of Fiction to Read This Spring|
Watch for reality-bending explorations of time and space, a Western horror novel from Victor LaValle and new fiction from Han Kang. Plus: Tom Hanks (yes, that Tom Hanks) releases his debut novel.
|What We?re Reading|
Gilbert Cruz talks to Book Review staff members about the books they?ve been enjoying lately.
|Trang Thanh Tran Has a Song for That|
From Pomplamoose to MXMS to Taylor Swift, this best-selling author?s playlist is tailored to all the moods in ?She Is a Haunting.?
|19 Works of Nonfiction to Read This Spring|
New memoirs, a landmark biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., a look at the woman who helped halt the rise of a K.K.K. leader ? and more.
|Book Review: ?Wandering Souls,? by Cecile Pin|
In Cecile Pin?s debut novel, ?Wandering Souls,? the tale of three young Vietnamese migrants transforms into a larger meditation about how and why refugee stories are told.
|The Many Lives of Jeannette Walls|
The writer of ?The Glass Castle? starts a new chapter with a rip-roaring novel set during Prohibition.
|She Never Existed. Catherine Lacey Wrote Her Biography Anyway.|
In her new novel, ?Biography of X,? Lacey dreams up a larger-than-life, narcissistic artist, and rewrites American history to tell her story.
|Book Review: ?Commitment,? by Mona Simpson|
In Mona Simpson?s new novel, ?Commitment,? a precariously functioning family fractures under the pressure of mental illness. Or does it?
|In Rehearsal One Minute, Laid Off the Next: The Fate of Broadway?s ?Room?|
Actors were two weeks into rehearsals when the show, which was set to star the Tony-winning actress Adrienne Warren, was postponed indefinitely.
|Book Review: ?Little Rosetta and the Talking Guitar,? by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow, and ?Rock, Rosetta, Rock! Roll, Rosetta, Roll!,? written by Tonya Bolden and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie|
Before her, guitarists played the blues, and mostly sat down doing it. Sister Rosetta Tharpe stepped out.
|What Happens on Page 76 in This Season?s New Books?|
The artist Didier William envisions new releases by Victor LaValle, Mona Simpson and more.
|Jailed in Egypt at 17, He Wrote to Survive and to Share His Long Ordeal|
Sentenced as a teenager to 15 years for ?unlawful assembly,? Abdelrahman ElGendy started recording the abuses of prison life. The idea of someday publishing his memoir gave him a reason to live.
|9 New Books We Recommend This Week|
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
|Broadway?s ?Room,? Starring Adrienne Warren, Postpones Run Indefinitely|
The show, scheduled to open in April at the James Earl Jones Theater, was adapted from Emma Donoghue?s best-selling 2010 novel.
|Book Review: ?Still Life With Bones,? by Alexa Hagerty|
In ?Still Life With Bones,? Alexa Hagerty recounts her training in the science of forensic exhumation at mass grave sites in Guatemala and Argentina ? and what such work means for the families of victims.
|Mona Simpson?s FiancÚ Promised to Read ?Middlemarch.? He Never Did. Now He?s Her Ex.|
?Certain men are constitutionally incapable of reading one of the greatest novels ever written,? says the author, whose new novel is ?Commitment.?
|Poem: [All things now remind me]|
This poem is a heartbreaker for all who know or will know soon enough what it is like to once have been ?young and desirous? and to be those things no more.
|New Crime Books From Joyce Carol Oates, Harini Nagendra and More|
In Joyce Carol Oates?s ?48 Clues Into the Disappearance of My Sister,? a troubled, resentful younger sibling describes the long-ago events.
|Book Review: ?Birchers,? by Matthew Dallek|
A new account of the John Birch Society by Matthew Dallek charts its history ? and outsize influence on the contemporary Republican Party.
|Read Your Way Through Miami|
To love Miami is to accept that it is a city in flux. Jonathan Escoffery, one of its writers, recommends books that help shape the Florida metropolis.
|Newly Published, From a Mozambican Emperor to Nazi Face Transplants|
A selection of recently published books.
|Who Was Leonardo?s Mother? A Novelist Has Evidence She Was Enslaved.|
An author has a theory that the artist?s mother, Caterina, was kidnapped as a girl in the Caucasus area of Central Asia.
|Amy Schwartz, Who Captured Life as Viewed by a Child, Dies at 68|
The dozens of books for young readers that she wrote and illustrated had a knack for finding ?the wondrous in the mundane.?
|John Jakes, Who Hit the Jackpot With Historical Novels, Dies at 90|
His sagas of the Revolution and the Civil War sold tens of millions of copies, were adapted for TV and put him in the pantheon of big-name authors.
|Ann Napolitano?s New Novel, ?Hello Beautiful,? Is the 100th Pick of Oprah?s Book Club|
Ann Napolitano toiled in obscurity for years. Novels went unpublished; agents turned her down. She found recognition with ?Dear Edward.? Then came the call: ?Hello Beautiful? was the 100th pick for what is arguably the most influential book club in the world.
|In the Search for Latin America?s Disappeared, Memories and Evidence Entwine|
In ?Still Life With Bones,? the anthropologist Alexa Hagerty describes how she learned to see the dead with a forensic eye ? and to listen to the living.
|Book Review: ?How to Think Like a Woman,? by Regan Penaluna|
In ?How to Think Like a Woman,? Regan Penaluna, a scholar who left the field, takes it to task for its historical misogyny and persistent sexism.
|Book Review: ?Truth and Repair,? by Judith Herman|
In ?Truth and Repair,? her follow-up to 1992?s ?Trauma and Recovery,? the psychiatrist Judith Herman argues that healing is more than a ?private, individual matter.?
|Book Review: ?Y/N,? by Esther Yi|
In Esther Yi?s weird and wondrous ?Y/N,? a bored young woman in thrall to a boy band buys a one-way ticket to Seoul.
|Book Review: ?The Lost Americans,? by Christopher Bollen|
In Christopher Bollen?s novel ?The Lost Americans,? a New Yorker seeks answers about her brother?s sudden death abroad.
|Book Review: ?The Real Work: On the Mystery of Mastery?|
In ?The Real Work,? the longtime New Yorker staff writer dissects the process of mastering new skills by acquiring some himself.
|Book Review: ?Walking Practice,? by Dolki Min|
In Dolki Min?s debut novel, ?Walking Practice,? an extraterrestrial who crash-lands on Earth shows what it means to feel out of place in one?s body and its surroundings.
|Book Review: ?Heart Sutra,? by Yan Lianke|
?Heart Sutra? focuses on faith under state control.
|Why Would Someone Steal Unpublished Manuscripts?|
Filippo Bernardini has been accused by the government of stealing over 1,000 book manuscripts. In court filings, he said he was motivated not by money but by a love of reading.
|Review: ?The Dog of the North,? by Elizabeth McKenzie|
In ?The Dog of the North,? Elizabeth McKenzie maps the zany travels of an injury-prone clan with a hole at its center.
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