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The novelist, playwright and author, most recently, of “The Extra,” avoids suspense and sci-fi: “Very possibly I am missing out on important genres. But it’s too late to change my conservatism.”
In this rich, arresting memoir, Faludi writes about discovering that her estranged father, 76 at the time, had undergone gender reassignment surgery.
Two new books artfully blend fact and fiction about animal life.
Jenny Diski’s final memoir examines the origin, and the close, of her life as a writer.
A new biography challenges historians’ portrayals of William Tecumseh Sherman as the father of scorched-earth combat.
Cathleen Schine explores the dynamics of a New York Jewish family.
In a Father’s Day tribute, Walter Mosley recalls how his father turned him into a storyteller.
Two books examine sexism’s double standards and the rise of online harassment.
Joshua Kendall talks about “First Dads,” and Judith Warner discusses“The End of American Childhood.”
An assessment of all 43 presidents, as dads.
A look at presidents and their children through the years.
Boys at an English boarding school live in a world where dark thoughts are made visible.
A retired police detective sees the return of his nemesis in this suspense story with a supernatural twist.
In “The Second Girl,” a private investigator with a drug habit agrees to look for a missing teenager.
New books by Gary Sernovitz, Mason Inman and Meg Jacobs.
A new movie, “Genius,” centers on the relationship between the editor Maxwell Perkins and the novelist Thomas Wolfe.
The lives of Kentucky aristocrats and a slave’s descendants converge in a novel about racial tensions and horse racing.
Seamus Heaney’s Virgilian translation follows Aeneas to the underworld in search of his father.
The girls and women in this debut collection of stories confront the bleak realities of their lives.
A Jewish teenager seeks out kabbalistic magic to save her people.