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Readers respond to a recent review of Julian Barnes’s “The Noise of Time” and more.
The author and illustrator Mo Willems wraps up his long-running, beloved Elephant & Piggie series.
The author of “Valiant Ambition” has always wanted to meet Hawthorne: “Something profoundly disturbing must have happened to him at an early age. I’d like to know what that was.”
A hard-partying woman reinvents herself in the world of New York fine dining.
Two women write books piecing together decades-old sexual attacks.
Anna Holmes and James Parker debate the line between empathy and exploitation.
The story of two ideas about international justice and the men who brought them to life.
Ten guiding tenets frame a call for “more and better free speech.”
Ms. Straub, whose book “Modern Lovers” comes out this month, wakes up early with her husband and two young kids, watches cheesy television and always keeps a good mozzarella on hand for pizza.
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.