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The author, most recently, of the novel “Jerusalem” says if he could compel the president “to read one book — other than ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ — then I definitely would.”
The return of omniscient narrators might reflect the sense we all have, as internet users, of access to unlimited knowledge.
Can cats be trained? What do you do if your poodle is afraid of puddles? Pet experts offer advice and consider problems common and otherwise.
“Where the Jews Aren’t,” by Masha Gessen, is about the attempt to settle Jews in the Soviet Far East.
Richard Cohen reminisces about Nora Ephron, not always to her advantage, in “She Made Me Laugh.”
The Pulitzer-winning historian Alan Taylor seeks to set the broadest possible context in “American Revolutions.”
The Times Company’s chief executive, Mark Thompson, reflects on the changing use of language by politicians, the public and the media in “Enough Said.”
New novels set against earthquakes, the Dust Bowl, the desolation of Antarctica and more.
This week, Heather Ann Thompson talks about “Blood in the Water,” and Seth Mnookin discusses “Patient H.M.”
Elizabeth Letts’s “The Perfect Horse,” No.17 on the extended hardcover nonfiction list, is about a breed of horses abducted by the Nazis.
Julia Leigh’s “Avalanche” and Belle Boggs’s “The Art of Waiting” are memoirs about the desire for children and the psychological cost of infertility.
New novels by Louise Penny, Alex Marwood, Ken Bruen and Anne Perry.
“Out of the Wreck I Rise” is an anthology of literary excerpts about addiction and recovery.
Readers respond to recent reviews of Ed Yong’s “I Contain Multitudes,” Tama Janowitz’s “Scream” and more.
New books about pit bulls, service dogs for children and more.
According to Tom Wolfe in “The Kingdom of Speech,” the ability to speak is the basis for our greatest achievements.
Dialogue about a crime forms the background to Iain Reid’s debut novel, “I’m Thinking of Ending Things.”
“The Problem With Me,” by Han Han, is a book of essays by a widely read Chinese blogger who manages not to provoke the censors.
A son searches for his mother’s secrets in Nathan Hill’s “The Nix,” a sprawling novel with a bag of postmodern tricks.
Marc Lamont Hill’s “Nobody” explores the details and history behind the litany of recent police killings.