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Two new books about physics address the science’s competing “rule books” for reality.
Sarah Bakewell discusses her new book about the existentialists, and Liesl Schillinger talks about a new biography of Blanche Knopf.
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
In S. D. Sykes’s sequel to “Plague Land,” England is ruled by mob violence in the wake of a devastating pandemic.
New books by David Kilcullen, Paul R. Pillar, and Ray Takeyh and Steven Simon.
An account of the growth of Alibaba, the huge digital marketplace.
How myths about the efficacy of American military power lead us to ignore its harmful consequences.
A journalist investigates the case of a couple who decapitated their three children in 2003.
A grieving couple move to a cottage where the ghostly presence of past residents remains.
Robyn Schiff’s poems circle worlds of worry in arriving at uncommon connections.
A novel of exhaustion and uncertainty in 1947 Japan.
Several new books commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising.
Hope Jahren, whose memoir, “Lab Girl,” is No. 7 on the hardcover nonfiction list, has found a larger audience than many scientists partly through her use of social media.
Boy loves girl in a novel set in a great house in 1920s Britain.
A fictionalized look at the romance between two well-known behavioral researchers.
Readers respond to a recent essay about memoirs by young authors, a review of James McBride’s “Kill Em and Leave” and more.
The author, most recently, of “The Other Side of Silence” thinks heroes are “always too heroic to be real. Or wholly sympathetic. James Bond is nicely flawed. Sadistic. Sexist. Bitter. I like that.”
An examination of the careers of existentialist thinkers clarifies their philosophy and its influence.
The publisher Alfred A. Knopf annexed the achievements of his wife, Blanche.