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New books by Rob Spillman, Wendy Lawless, Jean McNeil and Alex Abramovich.
Harrowing reports from a divided and besieged Syria.
Ordinary citizens have traded their memories of the Cultural Revolution for greater prosperity, this history claims.
An executive’s missteps catch up with him on a family vacation.
Genetics complicates the love life of a novel’s biologist.
A novel centers on a mentally ill man and the siblings who orbit around him.
A novel follows an about-to-be-mother and a maternity nurse through a long labor.
The Dutch primatologist Frans de Waal, whose new book is No. 15 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says: “We have this long tradition of downplaying what animals do.”
On this special episode of the podcast, Pamela Paul, Sam Tanenhaus, Dwight Garner and Gary Shteyngart discuss the history of the show, which started in 2006.
How does fiction handle terrorism? The Lebanese novelist Rabee Jaber points to the mundane nature of brutality.
Don DeLillo made a rare public appearance to read from his new novel, “Zero K.”
Three baton-twirling girls, traumatized by adults, develop a friendship and teach a lesson about trust.
Four picture books explore the many varieties of words: opposites, puns, collective nouns, names.
A novel tracks four generations of women and the uncanny parallels among them.
Four picture books feature grown-ups and kids defining and prizing the bonds between them.
Four books offer different takes on the challenging subjects of death and mourning.
The aspiring screenwriter-protagonist of Tim Federle’s young adult novel learns about loss, and about dating.
Kwame Alexander’s latest novel in verse follows a young soccer player who discovers the power of vocabulary.
A boy tries to protect the orangutan he raised when his father wants to sell him to a sketchy zoo.
In this middle-grade novel, a girl struggles to find a moral course when countering a bully.