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Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Bestsellers - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:32
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

Fiction: Two Novels Trace Parallels Between Past and Present, or Create Them

New York Times Bestsellers - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:32
“The Maze at Windermere,” by Gregory Blake Smith, imagines Newport, R.I., from the 17th century to today. “Peculiar Ground,” by Lucy Hughes-Hallett, does the same for a British estate.

Profile: The Redemption of Chris Hughes

New York Times Bestsellers - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 14:12
The Facebook co-founder’s rise was meteoric. He argues that the same forces that helped him succeed have made it harder for others. In a new book, “Fair Shot,” he proposes a bold solution.

Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Bestsellers - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 14:00
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: John Banville on Dublin and “Ulysses.”

Essay: The Iceman Cometh Out

New York Times Bestsellers - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:47
One of Marvel’s X-Men, Iceman, has finally accepted that he is gay in a comic book series that is breaking new ground for the genre.

Nonfiction: The Philosopher Who Believed That Art Was Key to Black Liberation

New York Times Bestsellers - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 04:00
In “The New Negro,” Jeffrey C. Stewart recounts the life of Alain Locke: scholar, critic and impresario of the Harlem Renaissance.

By the Book: Brian Selznick: By the Book

New York Times Bestsellers - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 04:00
As a boy, the author and illustrator Brian Selznick preferred consuming stories on screen: “I usually watched the movies of books I should have read.”

How Much Magic Can ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Make on Broadway?

New York Times Bestsellers - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:40
The theater that will house the play has been rebuilt in the hope that it will run for many, many years. So why is J.K. Rowling worried?

Books of The Times: American Blindness, Abroad and at Home

New York Times Bestsellers - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:39
In “Political Tribes,” Amy Chua argues that elite Americans underestimate the power of sectarianism, domestically and internationally.

Programmed for Kids, This Film Festival Has Adults Lining Up, Too

New York Times Bestsellers - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:00
The New York International Children’s Film Festival, which runs through March 18, offers 15 features, nine shorts programs and virtual reality.

Otherworldly: The Latest in Science Fiction and Fantasy

New York Times Bestsellers - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 04:00
Monsters, golems and doppelgängers range through these sublime new collections of short fiction.

‘Frankenstein’ Manuscript Comes to Life in New Publication

New York Times Bestsellers - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:56
A facsimile of the “Frankenstein” manuscript will be published in March by SP Books to mark the bicentennial of the novel’s publication.

Books of The Times: Marilynne Robinson’s Essays Reflect an Eccentric, Exasperating, Profound and Generous Mind

New York Times Bestsellers - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:19
The essays in “What Are We Doing Here?” take aim at orthodoxies on all sides of civic and theological debates.

Front Burner: Book Highlights Queens in All of Its Deliciousness

New York Times Bestsellers - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:02
The borough is the latest subject of the “111 Places” series of guidebooks.

New & Noteworthy

New York Times Bestsellers - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:48
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

Nonfiction: In a New Biography of the Bouvier Women, Jealousies Rule

New York Times Bestsellers - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 04:00
“Jackie, Janet & Lee,” by J. Randy Taraborrelli, reveals bonds as fierce as the scandals that threatened them.

Nonfiction: Who Owns the Elgin Marbles?

New York Times Bestsellers - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 04:00
In “The Real Life of the Parthenon,” Patricia Vigderman visits classic sites of the ancient world, exploring their complex, contested heritage.

Feature: The Elder Statesman of Latin American Literature — and a Writer of Our Moment

New York Times Bestsellers - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 04:00
Mario Vargas Llosa isn’t a household name among American readers. But at 81, he remains a literary and political colossus across the Spanish-speaking world, and his novels have never felt more relevant.

Match Book: Dear Match Book: Two Budding Bookworms — and Friends — Seeking Literary Realism

New York Times Bestsellers - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 04:00
Novels for young readers that tackle the complexities of the human condition.
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