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Evelyn Anthony, Writer of Spy Thrillers, Dies at 92

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 16:51
Ms. Anthony was one of the few women to explore the espionage genre. “I am basically an entertainer, and I’m very proud of it,” she said.

Self-Helped: How to Rewire Your Traumatized Brain

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 16:21
“Rationalization was much easier than recognizing the gravity of what was lost: an innocent, healthy childhood and an introduction to sexuality on my terms.”

Nonfiction: Were the Founders Against Slavery All Along?

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 15:27
Sean Wilentz’s “No Property in Man” argues that despite some expedient compromises, the Constitution’s writers were careful to plant the seeds of abolition.

Anthea Bell, Translator of Freud, Kafka and Comics, Dies at 82

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 13:48
Translating is “like acting,” said Ms. Bell, the rare practitioner who became a well-known name in her own right.

The Book Review: Susan Orlean on a Great Library Fire

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:27
Orlean discusses “The Library Book,” about a 1986 blaze in Los Angeles that damaged or destroyed more than a million books.

Editors’ Choice: 8 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:12
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

Fiction: In Barbara Kingsolver’s New Book, a Family Teeters on the Brink

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:00
“Unsheltered,” a big, gripping, emotionally complex novel on the same scale as “The Poisonwood Bible,” explores what it means to have a safe place in the world.

Profile: ‘Friday Black’ Uses Fantasy and Blistering Satire to Skewer Racism and Consumer Culture

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:48
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s debut story collection has been compared to works by literary masters like Isaac Babel, Ralph Ellison and Anton Chekhov.

Review: Melissa McCarthy Is Criminally Good in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 09:05
Marielle Heller directs a true story of literary fraud, set amid the bookstores and gay bars of early ’90s Manhattan.

A Glimpse Behind Closed Doors

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 09:05
Some of New York City’s most sumptuous and meticulously designed homes are celebrated in a new book.

Sketchbook | Graphic review: An Illustrated Homage to the Oceans Atlas

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 03:00
The graphic artist Kristen Radtke recalls the influence that a book about the seas had on her young imagination.

The Shortlist: The Latest in Jazz, the Genius of Jerome Robbins, and Bernhardt vs. Duse

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 03:00
Nate Chinen on “jazz for the new century”; Wendy Lesser’s biography of a great choreographer; and the most entertaining theatrical rivalry ever.

Children’s Books: Standout New Picture Books

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 03:00
Sibling truces, outrageous wordplay, being a kid in Beijing and more in the latest delights for the smallest readers and listeners.

New in Paperback: ‘What Happened,’ ‘A Good Country’

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 03:00
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

Crime: Disappearing Acts: Four Mysteries With Missed Connections

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 03:00
Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column sets readers on the trail of stalkers and sleuths, from Iceland to Denmark to an archaeological museum in Chicago.

Inside the List: We Decided to Spend Some Time on Best-selling Novelists’ Websites. Here’s What We Found.

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 03:00
James Patterson offers movie reviews; John Sandford provides statistics on his use of profanities; Tana French promises readers something remarkable.

Fiction: A Norwegian Novel Complicates the Canon of New Testament Fiction

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 03:00
Lars Petter Sveen’s “Children of God,” his first novel to be translated into English, presents a problematic portrayal of Jesus Christ.

From Our Archives: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 03:00
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Scott Simon on “Saturday Night.”

Nonfiction: How the United States Achieved World Leadership

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 03:00
Derek Leebaert’s “Grand Improvisation” tells a complicated story of post-World War II Europe with Washington often operating in a fog.

Letters to the Editor

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 03:00
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
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