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Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.
There are few people better qualified to remind us of what democracy really looks like than John Lewis, the Georgia congressman, civil rights icon and author of a graphic memoir called “March.”
The author, most recently, of “Swing Time” says the best gift book she ever received was from her dying father, who “gave me his copy of ‘Ulysses,’ along with the confession he had never read it.”
“For Magnus Chase” and “Tales of the Peculiar” capture myth, magic and the joys of being strange.
Phil Collins is candid about the ups and downs in his new memoir, “Not Dead Yet.”
Recorded memoirs are read by Amy Schumer (“The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo”) and Carol Burnett (“In Such Good Company”).
Glennon Doyle Melton reads her memoir, “Love Warrior,” about how she learned that personal crisis can be an opportunity.
In “The People and the Books,” Adam Kirsch summarizes classic texts and finds surprising cultural differences over thousands of years.
Greg Mitchell’s “The Tunnels” recounts how, in 1962, a group of Germans tunnelled under the new wall — with help from NBC.
In “They Can’t Kill Us All,” the journalist Wesley Lowery wrestles with covering police shootings.
In “The Nine of Us,” Jean Kennedy Smith recalls her early years with Mother, Father and siblings.
In these picture books, grandparents (and grandparent figures) show children how to take in the world around them.
Tom Sawyer is back in an audio version, his pranks narrated by Nick Offerman.
The long-awaited third volume of Blanche Wiesen Cook’s biography follows Eleanor Roosevelt’s involvement with the United Nations.
Thomas Ricks discusses “Thundersticks” and several other new military history books, and Maria Russo talks about the season’s best new children’s books.
The creators of four new books have taken on a difficult task with courage and compassion in stories of children forced to leave home.
Karen Romano Young’s new novel, “Hundred Percent,” brilliantly captures the hemmed-in feeling of early adolescence.
Trenton Lee Stewart’s “The Secret Keepers” boasts a peculiar timepiece and an incredibly shy boy.
“Snow White” and other stories take new forms in two books, one with minimal verse, the other set in 1920s New York.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.