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A decade-by-decade history of race and racism in America, compiled by a National Book Award Winner.
Some of our favorite books by and about presidents from the past few decades.
Carter wrote some of the 20th century’s unforgettable first sentences, and her novel “Nights at the Circus” was named the best of James Tait Black Prize winners.
In Hideo Yokoyama’s “Six Four,” a Japanese policeman searches for two lost teenagers, one of them his own daughter.
Frank Zimring’s “When Police Kill” and Barry Friedman’s “Unwarranted” take up the case of police use of force and surveillance.
In his new biography “Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel,” John Stubbs explores the complex life of the man who penned “Gulliver’s Travels.”
In “Almost Complete Poems,” his latest attempt to earn the title poet, Stanley Moss reflects on his life, talents and quest for spiritual strength.
Gaiman discusses “Norse Mythology”; Sarah Lyall talks about Ali Smith’s “Autumn”; and Nick Bilton on two new books about Silicon Valley.
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
Sheelah Kolhatkar, whose “Black Edge” traces the insider trading scandal at SAC Capital, is a former fund analyst herself.
Readers respond to recent reviews of “The New Brooklyn,” “The True Flag” and more.
Claude McKay’s “lost” novel “Amiable With Big Teeth” is about a group of activists in Harlem during the 1930s.
Rivka Galchen and Benjamin Moser discuss which classic books are commonly misunderstood.
A singer who breaks race barriers in the theater, a Mexican immigrant living on the edge of survival in an American city and more.
Mark Billingham’s “Rush of Blood” is a savage satire about good friends whose special bond originated in murder.
“Autumn,” Ali Smith’s Brexit novel, centers on an abiding May-December friendship.
“Universal Harvester,” a new novel by the Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle, subverts a horror movie premise to explore the landscape of grief.
In “Dance of the Jakaranda,” Peter Kimani explores Kenya’s colonial legacy through the story of the national railroad.
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
The author, most recently, of “Lincoln in the Bardo” on his favorite genre: “I love reading anything about gigantic animate blobs of molten iron who secretly long to be concert pianists.”