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Crime: Deadly Deeds, From Snowy Iceland to the 42nd Street Library

New York Times Bestsellers - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 04:00
New crime novels by Barclay, Indridason and Lehane take readers from New York to Reykjavik. Then Goldstone goes back in time for a medical mystery.

By the Book: Andy Weir: By the Book

New York Times Bestsellers - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 04:00
The author of “The Martian” and, most recently, “Artemis” has never read Frank Herbert’s “Dune”: “Yes, I know. I’m the worst sci-fi fan in the universe.”

Jesmyn Ward Wins National Book Award for ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’

New York Times Bestsellers - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 21:58
It is the second National Book Award for Ms. Ward, a Mississippi native who also won in 2011 for her novel “Salvage the Bones.”

Neighborhood Joint: The Old School of the New Age

New York Times Bestsellers - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 13:11
At Quest, the New Age isn’t exactly new. This esoteric bookshop has roots that go back to the 19th-century Russian occultist Helena Blavatsky.

New & Noteworthy

New York Times Bestsellers - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 15:31
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

Books of The Times: Shades of Atwood and Vonnegut in Louise Erdrich’s Dystopian Novel

New York Times Bestsellers - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 14:57
“Future Home of the Living God,” in the form of a 26-year-old woman’s diary, depicts a future when glitches in evolution are joined by widespread social deterioration.

Book News: Jeffrey Toobin to Publish Book on Russia Probe

New York Times Bestsellers - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 14:46
The New Yorker writer will tie together the narrative.

DC Comics Fires Editor After Sexual Harassment Reports

New York Times Bestsellers - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 14:36
Eddie Berganza led several of the company’s most successful series and was accused of forcibly kissing or groping co-workers.

My Thanksgiving: Migrant, Refugee, Gay: You’re All Welcome at This Table

New York Times Bestsellers - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 13:38
Masha Gessen, a visiting professor at Amherst, tells why, on this Thanksgiving, her annual ritual of hosting strangers is more important and more difficult.

My Thanksgiving: A Thanksgiving Message in a 1963 Proclamation

New York Times Bestsellers - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 13:26
The novelist and former Marine Elliot Ackerman says that now is the time to heed President Kennedy’s call to repair a fractured nation.

My Thanksgiving: ‘I Became a Thanksgiving Orphan’

New York Times Bestsellers - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:25
Just when the food scholar Jessica B. Harris thinks that a beloved family meal can’t be replaced, she learns that maybe it can.

My Thanksgiving: The Drive Home

New York Times Bestsellers - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:07
For the fiction writer Emma Cline, the real occasion isn’t the Thanksgiving meal, it’s the trip to get there with her father.

Match Book: Books That Mix the Science and Craft of Food With a Dash of Heart

New York Times Bestsellers - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:59
From memoirs by Michelin-starred chefs and cutting-edge farmers to recipes collected in a concentration camp, writing that will feed your soul.

My Thanksgiving: Feeling Conflicted on Thanksgiving

New York Times Bestsellers - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:37
For Viet Thanh Nguyen, a member of a refugee family, preparing the holiday meal does not bring up warm and fuzzy memories.

Fiction: After ‘Mad Men,’ Matthew Weiner Turns to a Novel of Madmen

New York Times Bestsellers - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 04:00
A psychopathic construction worker, a violently overprotective father and an adolescent girl form a dangerous triangle in “Heather, the Totality.”

Nonfiction: Kevin Young’s Enthralling, Essential History of the Hoax

New York Times Bestsellers - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 04:00
Jonathan Lethem reviews Kevin Young’s “Bunk,” a new book that traces the American fondness for plagiarists, hoaxes and, yes, fake news.

Radhika Jones, Vanity Fair’s Surprise Choice, Is Ready to Go

New York Times Bestsellers - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:17
A relative unknown prepares to follow Graydon Carter, who embraced the role of celebrity editor during his 25 years at the helm.

Books of The Times: In Joe Biden’s Memoir, Private Grief and Its Effect on a Public Life

New York Times Bestsellers - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:29
People who have lost someone will take comfort from what Biden has to say about losing his son Beau to brain cancer in “Promise Me, Dad.”

Books of The Times: Tina Brown’s ‘Vanity Fair Diaries’ Recall a Glossier Time

New York Times Bestsellers - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:28
Brown’s new book is an edited version of the diaries she kept while presiding over the high-powered magazine at a time when editors still had time and money to burn.

In ‘Raising Trump’ and ‘The Kardashians,’ Two Portraits of Modern American Matriarchy

New York Times Bestsellers - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:00
James Wolcott on two books about the larger-than-life dynasties shaping our cultural and political lives.
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