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Michael Connelly, whose “The Wrong Side of Goodbye” is No. 2 on the hardcover fiction list, says: “I really wanted to go back to my elders with this book — the private eye novels and writers that inspired me.”
A Victorian-era girl who can burst into flames and defeat monsters; a teenager who gets to meet her future selves; and more.
A postmodern spin on “Romeo and Juliet”; a suspenseful revenge tale; a gentle love story from the author of “Thirteen Reasons Why”; and more.
Jennifer Weiner’s first novel for children, “The Littlest Bigfoot,” explores the pain of feeling rejected by one’s peers.
Laurie Halse Anderson’s “Ashes” is the last of a trilogy about young slaves’ flight to freedom across the Revolutionary War’s treacherous landscape.
The lives of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and a Nagasaki survivor point to the power of witness and resistance.
Melissa Sweet’s “Some Writer!” is a middle-grade biography of E.B. White, the New Yorker writer who was the author of classics like “Charlotte’s Web.”
A boy and his family struggle to get by in Jennifer L. Holm’s “Full of Beans.”
Three new books tell the truth about slavery with sensitivity and historical accuracy.
Chinese folk tales thread through “When the Sea Turned to Silver,” Grace Lin’s middle-grade novel about a girl’s bid to rescue her grandmother.
Accomplished complainers take the stage in these four new picture books.
New books by Rabih Alameddine, Sjon, Lucy Jane Bledsoe and Tim Murphy.
Readers respond to recent reviews of new thrillers, Otto Penzler’s By the Book interview and more.
“The Terranauts,” the latest novel by T. C. Boyle, is a reimagining of the Biosphere 2 melodrama.
Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.
New books about military history include looks at firearms and Native Americans, Pax Romana, Pearl Harbor and more.
As two girls grow up, and apart, in Zadie Smith’s “Swing Time,” subtle distinctions in family structure and class magnify over time.
A letter to Tolstoy about his appropriation of Anna Karenina’s experience.
In Ha Jin’s “The Boat Rocker,” a reporter investigating his former wife’s blockbuster novel exposes himself to accusations of jealousy.
Yan Lianke’s “The Explosion Chronicles” takes stock of China’s economy and its collective social conscience.