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Readers respond to recent reviews of Richard Kluger’s “Indelible Ink,” Richard Cohen’s “She Made Me Laugh” and more.
Ruth Franklin’s new biography views Shirley Jackson as a writer in the tradition of Hawthorne, Poe and James.
Suggested reading by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
New books on games, their appeal, purpose and often addictive qualities.
In “The Fix,” the journalist Jonathan Tepperman travels the world to find practical solutions to issues like inequality and corruption.
The author of “The Trespasser” likes crime writers who see “genre conventions as starting points rather than limitations, who refuse to recognize that supposed boundary between genre and literary.”
Jay Solomon’s “The Iran Wars” is an account of how the threat of a nuclear Iran grew, as did American efforts to curb it.
Patrick Phillips’s “Blood at the Root” tells the story of how Forsyth County drove out its black residents and stayed white-only for 80 years.
Adam Kirsch and Anna Holmes debate whether some methods of reading are more correct than others.
In 19th-century Ireland, a nurse is hired to watch a girl on a suspicious religious fast in Emma Donoghue’s “The Wonder.”
Lynne B. Sagalyn’s “Power at Ground Zero” shows how rebuilding at the site was delayed by the need to placate scores of stakeholders.
“What the F” and “In Praise of Profanity” examine the linguistics, neurology, sociology — and just plain fun — of cursing.
James Gleick’s “Time Travel: A History” is a fascinating mash-up of philosophy, literary criticism, physics and cultural observation.
Simon Schama talks about “The Face of Britain,” and Robert Gottlieb discusses “Avid Reader.”
The notion that life, including intelligent life, exists beyond Earth seems more persuasive than ever. Four new books take a look at the search, and the searchers.
New books about a powerful hurricane, disaster preparedness, water management and the eruption of Mount St. Helens.
In “Avid Reader,” the editor Robert Gottlieb chronicles a lifelong affair with books.
An orphan heads to a temple town to confront her history of abuse in Anuradha Roy’s Booker-longlisted novel “Sleeping on Jupiter.”
An aristocrat under house arrest witnesses the rise of the Soviet empire in Amor Towles’s “A Gentleman in Moscow.”
“We Eat Our Own,” Kea Wilson’s debut novel about a jungle film shoot, draws inspiration from the notorious “Cannibal Holocaust.”