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Readers respond to recent reviews of Thomas Frank’s “Listen, Liberal,” Curtis Sittenfeld’s “Eligible” and more.
Three citizens expose widespread foreclosure fraud.
The author of “The Perfect Storm” and, most recently, “Tribe” avoids books likely to anger him: “The newspapers make me furious enough. I don’t add to that by reading books that do. Perhaps I should.”
An essay collection explores motherhood and literature.
The story of genetic discovery has been told in different ways, but never before with the scope and grandeur that Siddhartha Mukherjee brings to his new history.
Two picture books explore the mysteries of wildlife behavior, including a happy coda to the tragic story of Cecil the Lion.
Intelligence gathering shed its early stigma and became a growth industry only with the start of World War II.
In a Nobel laureate’s 1992 novel, Romanian repression trickles down to a group of friends and lovers.
A new book pairs one literary excerpt with every age from birth to a century old.
Thomas Mallon and Leslie Jamison discuss the best writing about brothers and sisters.
Stereotypes surround women’s decisions and how their choices are perceived.
Two books examine why we like what we like, and what makes us authentic.
Julian Barnes channels Shostakovich’s inner turmoil under Communist blacklisting and coercion.
New books by Maureen Sherry, Kristopher Jansma, Camille Perri, Molly Prentiss and Rachel Cantor.
Matti Friedman discusses “Pumpkinflowers,” Judith Shulevitz talks about Angela Duckworth’s “Grit” and Sherman Alexie and Yuyi Morales discuss “Thunder Boy Jr.”
A 1952 account of Paris street life and the residents of the “Zone,” where makeshift communities emerged on the city’s periphery.
Members of a scattered sailing family come together to compete one more time.
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
New books by Rob Spillman, Wendy Lawless, Jean McNeil and Alex Abramovich.