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Mark Thompson discusses “Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong With the Language of Politics?”; and Kati Marton talks about “True Believer: Stalin’s Last American Spy.”
Jack London is best known for classics like “The Call of the Wild,” but he also took remarkable photographs during his travels around the world.
Bernadette Mayer’s collection “Works and Days” offers a portrait of a poet attuned to the world and still following her own rules.
Anthony Gottlieb’s “The Dream of Enlightenment” is a look at the major figures of a key period in the development of modern thought.
A reluctant hero sets out on a perilous quest to slay a terrifying (sea) dragon in Martin Stewart’s “Riverkeep.”
Kids on a privateer dodge French frigates and a phantom ship in a bid to defeat Napoleon in Kate Milford’s “The Left-Handed Fate.”
An outcast girl and a companion seek her missing father in a topsy-turvy land in Tahereh Mafi’s new middle-grade fantasy, “Furthermore.”
“Presenting Buffalo Bill” and “The Wolves of Currumpaw” provide opportunities for young readers to critically explore the Wild West.
A.S. Byatt celebrates the work of two pillars in the world of design.
Kati Marton’s “True Believer” tells the story of an American who worked for the O.S.S. as well as the K.G.B.
Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Here I Am” is a four-generation family saga about American Jews.
Tom Wolfe, whose new book about the evolution of language is No. 14 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says picking fights is “a lot better than not being noticed at all.”
Ian McEwan’s compact, captivating new novel, “Nutshell,” is about murderous spirals and lost messages between fathers and unborn sons.
A speculative political fiction by the showrunner of “Veep.”
New books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
The author, most recently, of the novel “Jerusalem” says if he could compel the president “to read one book — other than ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ — then I definitely would.”
The return of omniscient narrators might reflect the sense we all have, as internet users, of access to unlimited knowledge.
Can cats be trained? What do you do if your poodle is afraid of puddles? Pet experts offer advice and consider problems common and otherwise.
“Where the Jews Aren’t,” by Masha Gessen, is about the attempt to settle Jews in the Soviet Far East.
Richard Cohen reminisces about Nora Ephron, not always to her advantage, in “She Made Me Laugh.”