Updated: 14 hours 15 min ago
Readers respond to recent reviews of “The Earth Is Weeping,” “Algren: A Life” and more.
“The Best of The Harvard Lampoon” collects pieces from the satirical magazine’s 140-year history.
Javier Marías’s new novel, “Thus Bad Begins,” is the story of a bad marriage and the unraveling of a Franco-era crime.
Yoko Tawada’s “Memoirs of a Polar Bear” connects human and nonhuman characters.
In “The Hostage’s Daughter,” Sulome Anderson investigates the 30-year-old mystery of who really kidnapped her father and why.
Mark K. Shriver sets out to learn more about Pope Francis in “Pilgrimage.”
A 20-something American falls in love with Ukraine.
In “On Living,” the hospice chaplain Kerry Egan collects advice from her patients.
According to Jonathan Fenby’s “France,” modern France is still shaped by the heritage of its revolution.
“Herbert Hoover: A Life,” by Glen Jeansonne with David Luhrssen, looks beyond Hoover’s doomed term as president.
“Rethink” is the British journalist Steven Poole’s attack on what he calls a “Silicon Valley ideology.”
The best in picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction, selected by the children’s books editor of The New York Times Book Review.
The Israeli author, whose most recent novel is “Judas,” would like to meet Chekhov, if only to gossip with him.
In “Where Memory Leads,” Saul Friedländer writes about his personal, political and scholarly sides.
The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
The young poet Ishion Hutchinson looks to the fractured past and teeming life of Jamaica in “House of Lords and Commons.”
Siddhartha Deb and Dana Stevens discuss whether family life restricts the ability to do creative work.
Thomas Friedman’s new book, “Thank You for Being Late,” gives you a much better idea of the forces that are upending your world.
In “An Iron Wind,” Peter Fritzsche wants us to see how even apparently peaceful moments during World War II were inflected by war raging elsewhere.
Steven Johnson’s “Wonderland” looks at the few degrees of separation between fun and progress.