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New books examine race in America in the time since millions of black migrants moved in hopes of greater opportunity.
Chaim Potok’s novel about the friendship between two Jewish boys in 1940s Brooklyn is approaching its 50th anniversary.
In “Waging War,” the federal judge David J. Barron looks at how America’s executive and legislative branches check each other.
Sunil Khilnani’s “Incarnations” is a tour of about 2,500 years of the country’s history, through 50 figures.
“Moonglow,” Michael Chabon’s new novel, blends elements of fiction and memoir.
An exclusive work of fiction by Michael Chabon.
“The Pope of Physics,” by Gino Segrè and Bettina Hoerlin, tells the story of how Enrico Fermi created the atomic age.
In “Countdown to Pearl Harbor,” the journalist Steve Twomey traces the miscommunications, faulty assumptions and foul-ups that led to the bombing.
New novels by Juan Pablo Villalobos, Nicholas Mainieri, Edmundo Paz Soldán and Daniel Saldaña París.
“Chaos” is the latest Patricia Cornwell novel featuring the iron-willed forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta.
Readers respond to recent reviews of Caroline Leavitt’s “Cruel Beautiful World,” Ruth Whippman’s “America the Anxious” and more.
After a car crash, a guilt-racked heroine heads to New York in Alice Hoffman’s “Faithful.”
Sabina Murray’s “Valiant Gentlemen” imagines intense relationships between the Irish martyr Roger Casement and his closest friends.
Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.
There are few people better qualified to remind us of what democracy really looks like than John Lewis, the Georgia congressman, civil rights icon and author of a graphic memoir called “March.”
The author, most recently, of “Swing Time” says the best gift book she ever received was from her dying father, who “gave me his copy of ‘Ulysses,’ along with the confession he had never read it.”
“For Magnus Chase” and “Tales of the Peculiar” capture myth, magic and the joys of being strange.
Phil Collins is candid about the ups and downs in his new memoir, “Not Dead Yet.”
Recorded memoirs are read by Amy Schumer (“The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo”) and Carol Burnett (“In Such Good Company”).
Glennon Doyle Melton reads her memoir, “Love Warrior,” about how she learned that personal crisis can be an opportunity.