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A tough-talking bird brings relief to a mourning family.
A middle-aged optometrist decides to remake her life.
A Muslim boy witnesses radical Islam’s rise in Nigeria.
In Neil Jordan’s story, a British detective’s search for a long-missing girl in an Eastern European city takes a supernatural turn.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
Nancy Isenberg, whose “White Trash” is No. 8 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says “Electoral politics has always encouraged con artists.”
Readers respond to recent reviews of Annie Proulx’s “Barkskins,” Laurent Linn’s “Draw the Line” and more.
The novelist, essayist, critic and author, most recently, of “White Sands” says reading William Finnegan’s “Barbarian Days” made him realize his whole life has been pretty much a waste. “I suspected this anyway.”
Frazier approaches the world with curiosity and enthusiasm.
Virginie Despentes’s feminist pulp, gory and marked by sexual violence, looks to the lives of women unwilling to make nice or play along.
Two new alphabet books are examples of a thriving and increasingly sophisticated genre.
Klosterman wonders whether our cherished certainties will look foolish to later generations.
A woman puts her music career on hold and confronts clashing identities in a novel set in Jerusalem.
The history of white poverty in America takes in race and class, stereotype and exploitation.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie says, “Fiction can remind us . . . that the players in politics are first human beings.”
The New York Times Book Review asked the acclaimed novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to write a short story about the American election.
Two books offer opposing arguments on crime and law enforcement.
After my second memoir, people stopped asking me questions. They thought they had the answers.
Pamela Paul, the editor of the Book Review, talks about the measures she takes to ensure objectivity in reviews of works by authors who work for The Times.