Readers respond to Woody Allen’s review of “Mary Astor’s Purple Diary” and more.
The scientist Elizabeth Blackburn won a Nobel Prize for some of the discoveries she and Elissa Epel write about in “The Telomere Effect,” an anti-aging book new at No. 15 in hardcover nonfiction.
Kevin Dann’s “Expect Great Things” offers a New Age vision of Henry David Thoreau.
The small-statured heroine of Holly Goldberg Sloan’s middle-grade novel “Short” lands a part in a semiprofessional production of “The Wizard of Oz.”
Staying connected through pen pal letters, love notes and postcards in three new picture books.
In “Undefeated,” Steve Sheinkin recounts how Jim Thorpe and his Native American teammates overcame oppression and changed the game of football.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
Several new books about the naturalist on the bicentennial of his birth.
An author in translation finds himself caught between English, Estonian and Russian.
In Alan Judd’s novel “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss,” Germany’s former ruler is visited in exile by its current masters, the Nazis.
“Krazy,” Michael Tisserand’s biography of the cartoonist George Herriman, plumbs his art for signs of his mixed-race background
Suggested reading from editors of the Book Review and The Times’s book critics.
“Chop Chop Suey,” “Food City” and “Eight Flavors” explore various American foodways.
“Ernst Kantorowicz,” by Robert E. Lerner, offers a timely look at a groundbreaking historian.