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The Serious Business of the Literary Party

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:17
Building buzz and raising cash — the publishing social circuit is good for more than free booze.

Nonfiction: How Did the Nazis Gain Power in Germany?

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:30
Benjamin Carter Hett’s “The Death of Democracy” traces the fall of the Weimar Republic and the rise of the Third Reich.

Untrodden Broadway: The Hidden Gems of a World-Famous Street

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:59
Beyond the Battery and the Great White Way lies Broadway’s less-traveled northern stretch: Manhattan’s Inwood section. A walking tour and photo essay reveal its treasures.

Newsbook: For Father’s Day, 3 Books about Dads

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:55
They range from terrifying to hilarious.

Fiction: In This Novel, a First-Grader Survives a School Shooting. His Older Brother Does Not.

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:46
The 6-year-old narrator of Rhiannon Navin’s debut, “Only Child,” tries to decipher the grief that transforms his parents.

Nonfiction: A Writer Recalls Her Schoolgirl Crush on a Deranged Tennis Coach

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 08:04
In “You All Grow Up and Leave Me,” Piper Weiss remembers an infamous attack in the 1990s, and the man who was allowed to get alarmingly close to the female students who idolized him.

Nonfiction: You Say ‘To-may-to,’ I Say ‘To-mah-to’

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 03:00
Lynne Murphy’s “The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between American and British English” depicts nations divided by a common language.

Inside the List: What Would You Do if You Found a Bag Crammed With Cash?

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 03:00
That’s the question Catherine Steadman explores in her tense debut thriller, “Something in the Water.”

Nonfiction: Why Trump Voters Supported Trump

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 03:00
“The Great Revolt,” by Salena Zito and Brad Todd, allows Trump backers to speak in their own voices.

The Shortlist: To the Poles — Before They Started Melting

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 03:00
A new book charts the effects of climate change while two others return readers to the great age of Arctic and Antarctic exploration.

New in Paperback: ‘Why Buddhism Is True,’ ‘The End of Eddy’

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 03:00
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

Nonfiction: Terrorists Killed 12 Nepalese Men. Was an American Military Contractor to Blame?

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 03:00
In “The Girl From Kathmandu,” Cam Simpson investigates the deaths of a dozen laborers en route to an American military base where they had never intended to go.

Essay: No Two People Read Exactly the Same Book, and That’s a Good Thing

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 03:00
Reading to his son, who has cerebral palsy, the poet Craig Morgan Teicher discovers the many-layered pleasures of sharing an experience that is inherently private.

Sketchbook: Left to Their Own (Literary) Devices

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 03:00
Grant Snider provides an illustrated reminder of what happens when kids are left to roam the stacks of a library.

Letters to the Editor

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 03:00
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

Einstein the Anti-Racist? Not in His Travel Diaries

New York Times Bestsellers - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:10
The celebrated physicist’s journal during an international tour of China, Japan and other countries in the 1920s displays a “clear hallmark of racism,” an editor said.

Nonfiction: A Biography Chronicles the Mysteries of Agatha Christie

New York Times Bestsellers - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 15:55
In “Agatha Christie,” by Laura Thompson, the author’s work is quoted extensively but little attention is given to how she committed all those murders.

Nonfiction: A Poet’s Memoir Explores Race, Addiction and a Fraught Father-Son Dynamic

New York Times Bestsellers - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 14:01
In “Air Traffic,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gregory Pardlo grapples with a complicated family legacy.

Children’s Books: Why Do Kids’ Books About Black Hair Draw So Much Attention — and Controversy?

New York Times Bestsellers - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 13:00
I set out to write a warm, whimsical book about a black girl’s hair. Twenty years on, that’s still a powerful subject.

Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Bestsellers - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:55
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Lisa Zeidner’s review of “The Country Life.”
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