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Suggested reading by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
In “Born to Run,” Bruce Springsteen writes with a Jersey plainspeak that’s deftly detailed and intimate with its readers.
Schama views his nation’s history through portraits in “The Face of Britain.”
Mengele’s experiments on twins inform Affinity Konar’s debut novel, “Mischling.”
Not only would no one buy my book, but libraries in various countries were disposing of them because people wouldn’t take them for free.
Joseph Lelyveld’s “His Final Battle” explores the challenges of Franklin Roosevelt’s final months in office, including his declining health.
In “Trainwreck,” Sady Doyle writes about the women “we love to hate, mock and fear.”
Joe Conason’s “Man of the World,” an account of Bill Clinton’s post-presidential years, sheds light on Clinton’s strengths and weaknesses.
The chief executive of HBO treasures his volume of John Cheever’s collected stories: “There’s a lot in there about what Kant called ‘the crooked timber of humanity.’ It’s a masterpiece.”
In “Strangers in Their Own Land,” Arlie Russell Hochschild tries to understand the worldview of Louisiana Tea Party supporters.
Hiaasen’s elaborate farce “Razor Girl,” set in South Florida, presents a parade of comic characters.
Maureen Dowd talks about “The Year of Voting Dangerously,” and Lauren Collins discusses “When in French.”
New books by Thomas Mullen, Lotte and Soren Hammer, Julia Keller, and E.S. Thomson.
Four new collections, including Schiff’s slim, ice-pick stories about sex and death.
A protagonist makes critical choices to go against her mother in Dianne Warren’s “Liberty Street.”
Peter Ho Davies’s four-part novel “The Fortunes” summons key faces and events in the Chinese-American story.
Leopoldine Core’s story collection, “When Watched,” offers vignettes of intimate moments.
Siblings and parents with artistic pretensions fight one another over their declining funds in Julian Tepper’s “Ark.”
“The Book” is a lovingly designed and illustrated deep history of “the most powerful object of our time.”
Readers respond to recent reviews of Tom Wolfe’s “The Kingdom of Speech” and Caleb Carr’s “Surrender, New York.”