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Readers respond to the 100 Notable Books of 2016 and more.
The Book Review’s On Poetry columnist picks his favorite books of the year.
A wave of appraisal marks the 500th anniversary of Hieronymus Bosch’s death.
Across the spectrum of photo books published this year are pleasures to be discovered. Here are 10 of the best.
The author of “Middle Passage” and, most recently, “The Way of the Writer” agrees with Sartre: “If literature isn’t everything, it’s not worth a single hour of someone’s trouble.”
“Mary Astor’s Purple Diary,” by Edward Sorel, is a juicy, funny and, in the end, touching look at the actress’s life.
All 16 Bookends columnists share their favorite reading experiences of 2016.
The children’s books authors R.J. Palacio and Meg Medina talk to Maria Russo, The Times’ children’s books editor, about being — and choosing not to be — a Latina author.
In “Christmas Days,” Winterson shares stories and recipes from her favorite holiday.
Highlights included four novels by Anita Brookner and two classics I neglected to read in school.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
New books by Jace Clayton, Eliot Weinberger, Mary Oliver and Benjamin Percy.
Michael Lewis discusses “The Undoing Project”; and Arianna Huffington talks about “Rest,” by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang.
In two books for early readers, lessons on the necessity and rewards of communication.
Wintry weather sets the scene for the adventures of children and animals in four picture books.
Why should we suppose that literature and political liberalism are mutually sustaining? Four authors discuss.
There’s a perverse symmetry to the way things work in Federico Axat’s mind-bending psychological thriller “Kill the Next One.”
Joanne Limburg’s “A Want of Kindness” is built on a monarch’s letters and 18 stillbirths.
A soaring protagonist is brought low by degenerating vision in Edward Hoagland’s “In the Country of the Blind.”
In the essays in “A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women,” Siri Hustvedt contemplates art, sex and science.