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The author of “The Genius of Judaism” believes the current political situation in the United States is best illuminated by Philip Roth’s “The Plot Against America.”
Time to avoid cheese, avoid sugar, trick your brain into making you feel less hungry, and learn to love yourself instead of dieting.
Presidents tend to fall prey to a “utopian temptation,” says Walter A. McDougall in “The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy.”
In “Other Minds,” Peter Godfrey-Smith shows how the abilities of the octopus offer insight into the evolution of animal intelligence.
Dava Sobel’s “The Glass Universe” and Margot Lee Shetterly’s “Hidden Figures” uncover the role of women at critical points in the history of science.
Editors at the Book Review discuss what many notable people were reading this year, and Will Schwalbe talks about “Books for Living.”
Suggested reading by editors at The New York Times.
In response to reader concerns, Janet Evanovich has toned down the swearing in some of her books — but not the Stephanie Plum series. “Turbo Twenty-Three,” the latest, is No. 9 in hardcover fiction.
In “A Radical Faith,” Eileen Markey examines the life of an American churchwoman ruthlessly murdered in El Salvador in 1980.
In “Books for Living,” Will Schwalbe writes about what he’s learned from some of his favorite books.
The predictability of “Pride and Prejudice” was the perfect escape from a grim passage.
New books by Tracy Borman, Suzannah Lipscomb and Nicola Tallis.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
Readers respond to the 100 Notable Books of 2016 and more.
The Book Review’s On Poetry columnist picks his favorite books of the year.
A wave of appraisal marks the 500th anniversary of Hieronymus Bosch’s death.
Across the spectrum of photo books published this year are pleasures to be discovered. Here are 10 of the best.
The author of “Middle Passage” and, most recently, “The Way of the Writer” agrees with Sartre: “If literature isn’t everything, it’s not worth a single hour of someone’s trouble.”
“Mary Astor’s Purple Diary,” by Edward Sorel, is a juicy, funny and, in the end, touching look at the actress’s life.
All 16 Bookends columnists share their favorite reading experiences of 2016.