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Which dystopian novel got it right: Orwell’s ‘1984’ or Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’?
In “Age of Anger,” Pankaj Mishra views today’s political struggles through the prism of the Rousseau-Voltaire debates.
Viet Thanh Nguyen’s “The Refugees” illustrates the plight of men and women displaced from wartime Saigon and resettled in California.
With this playful retelling, Mr. Gaiman continues to be a combination of best-selling author, famous personality and cult figure.
Saunders talks about his first novel; Maria Russo discusses Laura Ingalls Wilder and the “Little House” books; and Alan Burdick on “Why Times Flies.”
Lisa Gardner, whose “Right Behind You” is No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list, turned to Facebook to decide which of her regular protagonists the novel should feature.
The heroine of Elinor Lipman’s romantic comedy “On Turpentine Lane” acquires a problem house to go with her man and job troubles.
In “Why Time Flies,” Alan Burdick intertwines an account of his own personal struggle with time with an extensive overview of laboratory experiments.
In Neal Layton’s “The Tree” and other new picture books, readers are reminded that inspiration is a fledgling of process.
In “The Warden’s Daughter,” Jerry Spinelli explores profound questions with the flair of a master storyteller.
Readers respond to a recent essay about Sinclair Lewis’s “It Can’t Happen Here” and more.
Essay collections by David Orr, Stanley Elkin and Betty Fussell.
It wasn’t the hope of immortality that goaded me to write: It was obsession.
“Finks” tells the story of an unlikely band of double agents: writers and editors at The Paris Review.
In his 10th novel, “Shadowbahn,” Steve Erickson somehow captures what’s so urgent about the fractured state of the country.
In Colin Thubron’s novel “Night of Fire,” a house burns down with its tenants inside. But is death the only fate they share?
In Laurie Frankel’s “This Is How It Always Is,” family members search for the best way to support a transgender child.
“The Genius of Judaism,” by the public intellectual Bernard-Henri Lévy, is a cultural treatise and a revealingly personal document.
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
Laird Hunt’s novel “The Evening Road,” set in 1930s Indiana, tells the story of a white woman, a black woman and a lynching.