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Alice Gregory and Thomas Mallon on works that deserve follow-ups.
A novel about female friendship examines those unresolved relationships we’re trying to outgrow.
Ian Frazier talks about his new essay collection, “Hogs Wild”; and Barry Friedman on two new books about law enforcement.
A history examines the deep roots of slavery in 17th-century New England.
New novels by Ramona Ausubel, Ann Leary and Elizabeth Kelly.
Two outsize personalities, Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson, embodied contending forces in modern architecture.
A biography of Diane Arbus links her charged imagery to an often fraught personal life.
A tough-talking bird brings relief to a mourning family.
A middle-aged optometrist decides to remake her life.
A Muslim boy witnesses radical Islam’s rise in Nigeria.
In Neil Jordan’s story, a British detective’s search for a long-missing girl in an Eastern European city takes a supernatural turn.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
Nancy Isenberg, whose “White Trash” is No. 8 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says “Electoral politics has always encouraged con artists.”
Readers respond to recent reviews of Annie Proulx’s “Barkskins,” Laurent Linn’s “Draw the Line” and more.
The novelist, essayist, critic and author, most recently, of “White Sands” says reading William Finnegan’s “Barbarian Days” made him realize his whole life has been pretty much a waste. “I suspected this anyway.”
Frazier approaches the world with curiosity and enthusiasm.
Virginie Despentes’s feminist pulp, gory and marked by sexual violence, looks to the lives of women unwilling to make nice or play along.
Two new alphabet books are examples of a thriving and increasingly sophisticated genre.
Klosterman wonders whether our cherished certainties will look foolish to later generations.