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How decades of discriminatory policies and flawed studies led to an age of mass imprisonment.
Emma Cline’s first novel is a seductive and arresting coming-of-age story hinged on Charles Manson.
In Laura Lippman’s latest mystery, the daughter of a former state’s attorney moves back home after the death of her husband.
The actor David Duchovny examines life’s big issues — love, sex, marriage, parenting, death, baseball — in his second novel.
Hawley’s thriller about an airplane crash exposes the high cost of news as entertainment and the randomness of fate.
Alan Furst’s latest follows five months in the life of a Resistance cell in France, beginning in March 1941.
Adam Hochschild talks about Svetlana Alexievich’s “Secondhand Time”; Stephanie Danler discusses her debut novel, “Sweetbitter”; and Jojo Moyes on the film adaptation of her novel “Me Before You.”
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
New books by Chris Cleave, Alison Love, Martha Hall Kelly and Simon Mawer.
In “The Master and Margarita,” Moscow is visited by the Devil himself, trailed by a giant cat fond of vodka and guns.
Siddhartha Mukherjee’s “The Gene,” which enters the hardcover nonfiction list at No.1, is the latest in a string of recent science-themed hits.
New books about baseball include Ron Darling’s “Game 7, 1986” and Jeff Passan’s “The Arm.”
A novel with three plots, various Venices, inscrutable passages and deep meaning (or none).
A novel tracks the lives of a group of chronic underachievers.
A journalist’s account of the conflict in Afghanistan details the cascading failures of the West.
Examining the root of behaviors like obsession and addiction.
Svetlana Alexievich speaks with Russians who cannot recognize their post-1991 homeland.
Viewing post-traumatic stress disorder as more of a cultural problem than a medical one.
Psychological evaluations of the Nuremberg defendants.