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The children’s books authors R.J. Palacio and Meg Medina talk to Maria Russo, The Times’ children’s books editor, about being — and choosing not to be — a Latina author.
In “Christmas Days,” Winterson shares stories and recipes from her favorite holiday.
Highlights included four novels by Anita Brookner and two classics I neglected to read in school.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
New books by Jace Clayton, Eliot Weinberger, Mary Oliver and Benjamin Percy.
Michael Lewis discusses “The Undoing Project”; and Arianna Huffington talks about “Rest,” by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang.
In two books for early readers, lessons on the necessity and rewards of communication.
Wintry weather sets the scene for the adventures of children and animals in four picture books.
Why should we suppose that literature and political liberalism are mutually sustaining? Four authors discuss.
There’s a perverse symmetry to the way things work in Federico Axat’s mind-bending psychological thriller “Kill the Next One.”
Joanne Limburg’s “A Want of Kindness” is built on a monarch’s letters and 18 stillbirths.
A soaring protagonist is brought low by degenerating vision in Edward Hoagland’s “In the Country of the Blind.”
In the essays in “A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women,” Siri Hustvedt contemplates art, sex and science.
Richard J. Evans’s “The Pursuit of Power” argues that nineteenth-century Europeans shared similar experiences but with strong local variations.
In “The Book of Joy,” No. 14 in hardcover nonfiction, the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu conclude: “The human drama is often a comedy, and laughter is the saving grace.”
Readers react to recent reviews of David France’s “How to Survive a Plague,” John Lewis’s “March Trilogy” and more.
A wife meets her younger lover on the Delhi Metro in Ratika Kapur’s “The Private Life of Mrs. Sharma.”
Steven Hahn’s “A Nation Without Borders” identifies conquest at home and abroad as a major theme in our history.
“Brave New Weed,” by Joe Dolce, is a loving rethink of the care and consumption of marijuana.
Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.