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We cap a tumultuous year with some good news: our 10 Best Books of 2016.
Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.
Six dessert books push the genre into new territory.
The science writer says that while researching her new book, “The Glass Universe,” she read fiction about the time period, such as “The Custom of the Country” and “O Pioneers!”
“The Resistible Rise of Benjamin Netanyahu,” by Neill Lochery, looks at Netanyahu’s leadership of Israel.
In “A Path to Peace,” two American officials, George J. Mitchell and Alon Sachar, recall Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
Amos Oz’s “Judas” reconsiders the label of “traitor.”
What to do if your father is the Super Mario Brothers bandit, or a narcissistic biologist who collects scorpions? Or if your blind black parents join a white-supremacist church?
As the oldest of us millennials begin to flee screaming from our 20s, where’s our “voice of a generation” novel?
In “The Undoing Project,” Michael Lewis tells the story of the friendship and work of Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman, and how they changed our understanding of human rationality.
“Twenty-Six Seconds,” by Alexandra Zapruder, and “JFK and the Masculine Mystique,” by Steven Watts are more instructive about our own era than Kennedy’s.
“Moranifesto” is a collection of columns by Caitlin Moran, one of Britain’s most recognizable print and broadcast personalities.
New graphic novels include the Norwegian artist Hariton Pushwagner’s astonishing cartoon treatise “Soft City,” which has finally arrived in the United States.
Editors at the Book Review discuss this year’s 100 Notable Books; Ronald H. Fritze talks about “Egyptomania”; and Matthew Schneier discusses “Vanity Fair’s Writers on Writers.”
Sarah Gristwood’s group portrait of the 16th century’s ruling women, “Game of Queens.”
The Book Review’s Crime columnist chooses her favorite books from the past year.
Two space colonies fall into confrontation amid a refugee crisis; in an alternate steampunk history, King Leopold’s minions are driven from the Congo; and a vampire gang war rages in Mexico City.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
“Jerusalem, 1000-1400,” edited by Barbara Drake Boehm and Melanie Holcomb, accompanies a new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
“Francis Picabia” attempts to chart a zigzag career that made up in energy what it lacked in depth of exploration.