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A teenage girl has a crush that goes frighteningly wrong in Caroline Leavitt’s “Cruel Beautiful World.”
John Pipkin’s “The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter” is a many-stranded tale of wide-eyed astronomers in the 1700s.
Readers respond to recent reviews of Marie Ponsot’s “Collected Poems,” Gareth Stedman Jones’s “Karl Marx” and more.
John Simpson was hired by the Oxford English Dictionary when he was 22 years old. He became the O.E.D.’s chief editor.
This week, John Grisham talks about his latest novel, and Ben Macintyre discusses “Rogue Heroes.”
The Fox News anchor and author of “Settle for More” says “Bridget Jones’s Diary” reads “like my own journals from pretty much every phase of my life and made me laugh so hard I cried.”
Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.
Here are the winners of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books Awards for 2016.
John Simpson’s “The Word Detective” and John McWhorter’s “Words on the Move” look at the progress of the English language.
The “Daily Show” host and author of “Born a Crime” travels a lot, but doesn’t read when he flies: “I can’t stay awake when I try to read on a plane. Planes are for watching movies based on books.”
In “American Philosophy,” the professor John Kaag writes about a discovery that gave him a new sense of self and transformed his notions about life.
Lori L. Tharps’s “Same Family, Different Colors” is an urgent and honest unveiling of how color operates in the most intimate spaces of American families.
A mother’s suicide and her daughter’s pain drive Brit Bennett’s “The Mothers.”
If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, new books suggest working hard and playing nice; taking it a few steps at a time; watching your pocketbook; and just not trying so much.
Ben Macintyre’s “Rogue Heroes” is a history of Britain’s — and the world’s — first special operations unit.
A. L. Kennedy’s “Serious Sweet” considers whether two people with crippling anxieties can take any real comfort in each other.
Charles Finch talks about the season’s thrillers; and Marilyn Stasio discusses new true-crime books.
Set in the Florida panhandle, John Grisham’s “The Whistler” centers on an elaborate conspiracy.
The protagonist of Derek Palacio’s debut novel, “The Mortifications,” is a Cuban-American named Ulises.
“City of Dreams,” Tyler Anbinder’s history of New York’s immigrant past and present, shows the city’s rich heritage.