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Pankaj Mishra and Leslie Jamison discuss whether writers can ever truly put aside their own prejudices and interpretations.
David Cesarani’s “Final Solution” and Peter Hayes’s “Why?” offer fresh perspectives on the Holocaust.
Troubled, troublesome narrators star in “Difficult Women,” a collection of stories by Roxane Gay.
Gary Taubes’s “The Case Against Sugar” sugarcoats nothing. The stuff kills.
John Grisham, whose “The Whistler” is No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list, says: “I still pull for the underdog. I still like the little guy.”
Four new novels introduce readers to the multigenerational struggles of fictional families.
What does poetry do for us and why is it worth supporting?
In “The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom,” John Pomfret presents a sweeping portrait of America’s 250-year relationship with China.
In “Against Empathy,” Paul Bloom argues that we shouldn’t feel so much.
Kevin Baker looks at our country’s tradition of innovation in “America the Ingenious.”
Memory and reality face off in Peter Handke’s “The Moravian Night,” a writer’s tale of a changing Europe.
Suggested reading by editors at The New York Times.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
Peter Godfrey-Smith discusses “Other Minds,” and Jeff Howe talks about “Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future.”
Looking ahead to new books from George Saunders, Mohsin Hamid, Jesmyn Ward and more.
Readers respond to recent reviews of “JFK and the Masculine Mystique,” “Egyptomania” and more.
What do futurists see on the horizon? In “The Signals Are Talking,” Amy Webb argues that tomorrow’s trends will come from today’s fringe. In “Whiplash,” Joi Ito and Jeff Howe outline specific categories of change.
In “The Four-Dimensional Human,” the young British critic Laurence Scott ponders the ways technology is changing individuals and cultures.
The author of “The Genius of Judaism” believes the current political situation in the United States is best illuminated by Philip Roth’s “The Plot Against America.”
Time to avoid cheese, avoid sugar, trick your brain into making you feel less hungry, and learn to love yourself instead of dieting.