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In “Lara,” Anna Pasternak explores the life of the real-life inspiration for “Doctor Zhivago.”
In “Once We Were Sisters,” the novelist Sheila Kohler recalls her lost sibling.
The spirits of Flannery O’Connor and James Dickey survive in “Signals,” a story collection by Tim Gautreaux.
In Aravind Adiga’s new novel, “Selection Day,” the game of cricket may pull two boys out of India’s slums.
Generations of war haunt the characters in Andrew Krivak’s novel “The Signal Flame.”
Suggested reading from editors and critics at The New York Times.
Readers respond to recent reviews of “Against Empathy,” “How America Lost Its Secrets” and “Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life.”
Rachel Cusk describes the method behind her new novel, “Transit,” the second book in a planned trilogy.
The author, most recently, of “Difficult Women” on what moves her in literature: “Basically, I love reading things that make me feel the same way I feel when listening to Beyoncé — slayed.”
Michael Sims explores Conan Doyle’s creation of his world-famous detective in “Arthur and Sherlock.”
In Andrew Miller’s “The Crossing,” an inscrutable woman sets sail alone in the aftermath of a family tragedy.
“High Notes: Selected Writings of Gay Talese” showcases the craft of a New Journalism pioneer.
Robert Coover’s latest novel, “Huck Out West,” continues the adventures of Mark Twain’s greatest character.
Geography made America a great nation, Robert D. Kaplan argues in “Earning the Rockies,” but globalization is eroding its influence.
Sana Krasikov’s first novel, “The Patriots,” is a historical saga that moves between America and Russia, from the 1930s to the present day.
The American Library Association’s annual prizes include a record four awards for Rep. John Lewis.
“Bill Clinton,” by Michael Tomasky, is a brief biography of the 42nd president.
“Transit” is the second novel in a trilogy by Rachel Cusk that began with “Outline.”
A translation of a novel by Gerard Reve that centers on a young clerk has invited recent comparisons to books like “The Catcher in the Rye.”
It’s not common for macroeconomists to hit the list, but with “The Great Equalizer” (new at No. 8 in hardcover nonfiction), David M. Smick pulls it off.