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In “Teeth,” Mary Otto reveals how the history of dentistry is tied up with notions of beauty, privilege and class.
Full-length accounts of how Senate hearings for Clarence Thomas, Robert H. Bork and others were turned into spectator sport.
The 8-year-old protagonist of “Edgar and Lucy,” by Victor Lodato, is so peculiar, vivid and appealing that he becomes the book’s enduring reward.
The humorist and social commentator says her ideal literary dinner party is one that nobody is invited to: “My idea of a great literary dinner party is Fran, eating alone, reading a book.”
A graphic novel, a story collection, an apocalyptic novella and New York City under water: N.K. Jemisin reviews the latest in science fiction and fantasy.
A look at several recent and pending young adult novels that explore racial profiling and police violence against young African-Americans.
Mr. Berry, who died on Saturday, released a book in 1987 that was heavy on music, intimacy and the complications of race.
In “The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution” Ganesh Sitaraman examines inequality not only as an economic problem but also as a threat to American democracy.
A new generation of authors is embracing writing as activism, tackling issues like racial bias, police violence and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Tips for making the most of your weekend.
Spring — and spring books — are here.
Jami Attenberg discusses her new novel, “All Grown Up,” and Bonnie Rochman talks about “The Gene Machine.”
In “Dear Ijeawele,” new at No. 4 in hardcover nonfiction, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie counsels a childhood friend on how to raise empowered girls.
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
In “Madame President,” Helene Cooper traces the life of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia’s head of state.
In her debut novel “The Lucky Ones,” much of it set in Colombia, Julianne Pachico shows us war, drug dealers and abductees.
Sarah Dunant returns to the Borgias, a “flamboyant family of 15th-century clerics and cutthroats,” in her latest novel “In the Name of the Family.”
Three misfits scrounge and scheme in the “hazy, sticky and seedy” Athens of Cara Hoffman’s “Running.”
Sarah Ferguson takes readers on a browse through three new story collections.
Reading suggestions from critics and editors at The New York Times.