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In “Dance of the Jakaranda,” Peter Kimani explores Kenya’s colonial legacy through the story of the national railroad.
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
The author, most recently, of “Lincoln in the Bardo” on his favorite genre: “I love reading anything about gigantic animate blobs of molten iron who secretly long to be concert pianists.”
In Macy Halford’s “My Utmost: A Devotional Memoir,” Halford’s love of Oswald Chambers’s classic evangelical text prompts a closer look at her own life.
Joyce Carol Oates tackles America’s abortion war in her new novel, “A Book of American Martyrs,” about the killing of a doctor and its aftermath.
Katie Kitamura’s novel “A Separation” follows an estranged wife’s journey to Greece in search of her missing husband.
In “Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life,” Yiyun Li recounts abandoning Chinese in order to write in English.
Mo Willems and Oliver Jeffers talk about turning their children’s books into plays.
Two new books about tech culture — Alexandra Wolfe’s “Valley of the Gods” and Aimee Groth’s “The Kingdom of Happiness” — whisk readers around Silicon Valley like tourists in a celebrity-sighting van.
Margaret Drabble’s “The Dark Flood Rises” is a fictional road trip through various forms of “senior living” in Britain.
Which dystopian novel got it right: Orwell’s ‘1984’ or Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’?
In “Age of Anger,” Pankaj Mishra views today’s political struggles through the prism of the Rousseau-Voltaire debates.
Viet Thanh Nguyen’s “The Refugees” illustrates the plight of men and women displaced from wartime Saigon and resettled in California.
With this playful retelling, Mr. Gaiman continues to be a combination of best-selling author, famous personality and cult figure.
Saunders talks about his first novel; Maria Russo discusses Laura Ingalls Wilder and the “Little House” books; and Alan Burdick on “Why Times Flies.”
Lisa Gardner, whose “Right Behind You” is No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list, turned to Facebook to decide which of her regular protagonists the novel should feature.
The heroine of Elinor Lipman’s romantic comedy “On Turpentine Lane” acquires a problem house to go with her man and job troubles.
In “Why Time Flies,” Alan Burdick intertwines an account of his own personal struggle with time with an extensive overview of laboratory experiments.
In Neal Layton’s “The Tree” and other new picture books, readers are reminded that inspiration is a fledgling of process.
In “The Warden’s Daughter,” Jerry Spinelli explores profound questions with the flair of a master storyteller.