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Mary Roach turns her not-for-the-squeamish gaze onto the soldier’s life.
Two histories of the Postal Service, once a mainstay of communication, now a system under threat.
New books by Betsy Lerner, Isabel Vincent and Lee Smith.
Jean Thompson’s latest considers an old friendship, a failing marriage and a woman having visions of the future.
All of the stories in this stark and cutting collection grapple with our failure to communicate.
Gen X friends face success and regret in the decades after college.
Gay Talese’s “The Voyeur’s Motel” seems to be full of inaccuracies.
An account of success and failure — and the relationship between them — in the tech industry.
Hisham Matar’s account of trying to learn the fate of his father, an imprisoned Libyan dissident.
Readers respond to recent reviews of “The Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America” and more.
The nature writer Terry Tempest Williams enters the monthly travel list with her look at America’s national parks, “The Hour of Land,” new at No.3.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
A list of recommended reading about criminal justice.
Alice Gregory and Thomas Mallon on works that deserve follow-ups.
A novel about female friendship examines those unresolved relationships we’re trying to outgrow.