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Can It Happen Here? Madeleine Albright Examines Fascism Then and Now

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 03:30
In her new book, “Fascism: A Warning,” the former secretary of state finds the seeds of authoritarian rule in social, political and economic chaos.

Inside the List: This Best-Selling Author Lives With 4 Dogs, 17 Chickens, 3 Horses, a Pony and a Cat

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 03:00
She may care for a veritable menagerie, but Lisa Scottoline still writes three books a year, including the just-published thriller “After Anna.”

Nonfiction: A Brand-New Version of Our Origin Story

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 03:00
The Harvard geneticist David Reich details his groundbreaking research into ancient DNA in “Who We Are and How We Got Here.”

Fiction: In This Novel, a Grieving Widow Becomes the Detective Hero

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 03:00
“The Bible of Dirty Jokes,” by Eileen Pollack, tracks a middle-aged woman’s quest to find her lost brother and her own independence.

Fiction: A War Correspondent Comes Home, Bringing War With Her

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 03:00
The heroine of Wendell Steavenson’s novel, “Paris Metro,” hoping to find safety for her Iraqi stepson in France, encounters danger instead.

Paperback Row

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 03:00
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

The Shortlist: Four Books Explore Various Aspects of Cities Past and Present

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 03:00
Ecology, eccentricity, celebrity, policy: Urban living brings it all together.

Fiction: When a Young Immigrant Vanishes in London, Can a Wildlife Biologist Help?

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 03:00
In Aminatta Forna’s novel “Happiness,” an American biologist and a Ghanaian psychiatrist find common ground among the urban dispossessed.

Nonfiction: How Picasso Became Picasso

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 03:00
In “Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World,” Miles J. Unger follows the painter’s early career, culminating in “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.”

Nonfiction: When to Wage War, and How to Win: A Guide

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 03:00
John Lewis Gaddis’s “On Grand Strategy” is a study of global thinking at the highest levels.

Sketchbook | The Literati: Agatha Christie Solves the Mystery of Happiness in Marriage

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 03:00
When the author of “Murder on the Orient Express” rode that very train on a journey toward true love.

Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 03:00
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Edwin Clark on “The Great Gatsby.”

Letters to the Editor

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 03:00
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

Sergio Pitol, Inventive and Honored Mexican Author, Dies at 85

New York Times Bestsellers - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 02:15
Mr. Pitol won the prestigious Cervantes Prize for a body of work that blended genres. King Juan Carlos I of Spain said it “seduced us with the truth.”

Profile: CNN’s Jake Tapper Has Emerged as a Staunch Defender of Facts in the Trump Era. So Why Is He Writing Fiction?

New York Times Bestsellers - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:29
Tapper’s debut novel, “The Hellfire Club,” a historical thriller set in 1950s Washington, has some unsettling parallels to today’s political climate.

Otherworldly: Princesses, Priestesses and Time Travel: What’s New in Science Fiction and Fantasy

New York Times Bestsellers - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:30
Amal El-Mohtar looks at new retellings of ancient tales, including a space opera, a futuristic “King Lear,” and an eco-thriller.

Editors’ Choice: 11 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Bestsellers - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:32
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

Feature: How Harvey Karp Turned Baby Sleep Into Big Business

New York Times Bestsellers - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:14
This generation’s Doctor Spock popularized the swaddle and simple techniques for soothing infants. Why is he now selling a $1,160 robotic bassinet?

Cleo Wade Is Everybody’s BFF

New York Times Bestsellers - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:22
The Instagram poet’s besties include Katy Perry, Reese Witherspoon and Senator Cory Booker. “I consider him family,” Ms. Wade said.

Nonfiction: The Essays Are Personal. The Truths Are Universal.

New York Times Bestsellers - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 05:52
Sloane Crosley’s third collection, “Look Alive Out There,” blends deep pathos with the author’s signature humor.
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