A personal celebration of a dozen of our national parks from one of the country’s best-known nature writers.
The twists and turns of a friendship between two 1950s Houston socialites, amid diverging lives and an imbalance of devotion.
After her mother’s death, a woman spends a week with friends in a Spanish beach town, negotiating grief, sex and middle age.
Plenty of summer reading for those still craving a “Downton Abbey” fix.
Teller reviews Ricky Jay’s life of Matthias Buchinger (1674-1739), an extraordinary 29-inch-tall magician.
In travel-writing anthologies, Andrew Solomon, Bob Shacochis, Russell Banks and Geoff Dyer amply display their powers of observation and empathy.
This season’s books about Hollywood feature (among others) Barbra Streisand, Stanley Kubrick and Meryl Streep.
New books about gardens include the work of the great Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx, a tour of the Hawaiian garden of the poet W.S. Merwin and more.
What pop music rivalries reveal about our lives, and some celebrated musicians’ most treasured songs.
Mark Binelli imagines his way into the life of a rock star who toyed with notions of blackness and theatricality.
“Couture Confessions” makes clear that fashion has always been a business first.
This summer’s possibilities prove the only overarching thing that characterizes young adult literature is the age of the protagonist.
In his new memoir, the chef-impresario Eddie Huang visits China and contemplates cuisine, culture and love.
The celebrity chef and restaurateur Eric Ripert looks back at his life in food, starting with his childhood in the South of France.
New books by Tony Tulathimutte, Matt Ruff, Jeffrey Price and Ron Tanner.
The biography of a fictional comics artist, Chester Brown’s “Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus” and more.
A history of dating and its discontents exposes the unfair gender dynamics at its heart.
A look at some of the season’s thrillers, including the latest books by Harlan Coben, Elizabeth Brundage and Justin Cronin.
New books from Joyce Carol Oates, Peter Straub, Victor LaValle and others show us where the genre is going and where it’s been.
Bill Walton’s elegiac yet exuberant new memoir, an investigation of arm injuries in baseball and more.