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Simon Sebag Montefiore discusses his new history of the Romanovs, and Laura Miller talks about new audiobooks of childhood favorites.
Jo Baker’s novel focuses on Samuel Beckett’s years in wartime France, on the run from the Gestapo.
Botany and desire intertwine in a novel about relatives who receive a curious inheritance.
A biography of Alexander Herzen, the 19th-century Russian socialist writer.
Bronwen Riley paints a picture of a distant Roman colony by reconstructing the travels of an imperial officer.
New books by Misha Glenny, Timothy Egan and John Boessenecker.
Essays centering on the nature of human desires, forbidden and otherwise.
Readers respond to recent reviews of Don DeLillo’s “Zero K,” Angela Duckworth’s “Grit” and more.
A history of the Revolutionary War offers a complex portrait of Benedict Arnold.
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
Louise Erdrich, whose novel “LaRose” is No. 8 on the hardcover fiction list, says getting humor into her work is “the hardest thing.”
The author of “The Emperor of All Maladies” read some bizarre things researching his latest book, “The Gene,” “including comics from the 1950s that fantasized about future human mutants.”
How to dress like a boss, speak like a prime mover, read scrawls like a sleuth and live like the French.
Incorporating up-to-date devices and applications in fiction risks mayfly ephemerality.
Two books consider memorable shifts in the course of science and how to inspire them.
Two recordings give voice to classic tales from the children’s canon.
Checking out the in-car-entertainment value of nonfiction best sellers adapted for young readers.
Listening in as three movers and shakers offer advice on taking companies to the top.