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Readers respond to a recent review of Paul Tough’s “Helping Children Succeed” and more.
A novel explores questions vital to our national discourse around Islam.
New books by Elizabeth J. Church, Tracy Barone, Tracy Farr and Miroslav Penkov.
A reporter assesses a half-century of race relations in America.
The author of “The Shipping News” and, most recently, “Barkskins” says books of prognostication, business, technology, entrepreneurial success and patriotic stuff are “not my cup of tea.”
A wordless picture book about two naughty children is inspired by the Japanese “paper theater” tradition.
Pankaj Mishra and Rivka Galchen discuss who gets to make art for art’s sake.
Under Warren Burger’s leadership, the Supreme Court halted the rights revolution of the 1960s.
A supercharged brand of gerrymandering is undermining democracy.
A leading conservative intellectual argues that both parties are suffering from unrealistic nostalgia for a bygone era.
The divisions on display in this election year are not unique in our history. This season’s books offer insights on how we got here.
Susan Faludi discusses her new memoir, and James Lee McDonough talks about his new biography of William Tecumseh Sherman.
The work of 23-year-old Rupi Kaur, whose debut poetry collection is No. 8 on the paperback trade fiction list, is like a cross between Charles Bukowski and Cat Power.
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
New novels inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, Anton Chekhov, Shakespeare and George Eliot.
A teenage thief’s erasable identity; the post-cyberpunk politics of global information networks; a world under water; and another invasion of the living dead.
Looking at religion’s effect on American capitalism.
A father and his young daughter’s bout with cancer.
An Australian novelist’s new work moves between fiction, philosophy and literary theory.