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Bookends: When It Comes to Reading, Is Pleasure Suspect?

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 7:00am
Anna Holmes and Benjamin Moser debate whether pleasure in reading is trivial or vital.






‘Becoming Steve Jobs,’ by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 3:30am
A portrait of a volatile boy wonder and his path to technological vanguard.






‘The Contender,’ a Biography of Andrew Cuomo

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 3:30am
A biography of Andrew Cuomo shows how he has often defined himself in opposition to the record of his father, Mario.






ArtsBeat: Ready Thyself for an All-Night Philosophy Jam

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:47am
At “A Night of Philosophy,” more than 60 philosophers will hold forth on knotty problems in logic, ethics, metaphysics and religion






‘All the Old Knives,’ by Olen Steinhauer

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 9:46am
Olen Steinhauer’s thriller takes place, almost entirely, across a restaurant table.






Hanya Yanagihara’s ‘A Little Life’

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 9:33am
In Hanya Yanagihara’s novel, four friends from college grapple with adulthood in New York.






ArtsBeat: Fancy Nancy Lands a TV Deal With Disney

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 3:18pm
Disney Junior will make an animated television movie and weekly show from the best-selling “Fancy Nancy” book series.






ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘The Folded Clock’

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:51am
Heidi Julavits discusses “The Folded Clock”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Jeffrey Lieberman talks about “Shrinks”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news.






‘Washington’s Revolution,’ by Robert Middlekauff

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:39am
Despite a ragtag army, Washington plotted the way to victory.

Kent Russell’s ‘I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son’

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:39am
Essays consider a range of American masculinities, especially at home.

‘The Upstairs Wife,’ by Rafia Zakaria

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:38am
A personal look at the place of women in Pakistani culture.

‘The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot,’ by Blaine Harden

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:36am
A pilot escapes North Korea in the Cold War’s early days.

‘The Boatmaker,’ by John Benditt

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:36am
In this first novel, a loner is intent on a greater understanding of the civilized world, and his place in it.

‘Richard John Neuhaus,’ by Randy Boyagoda

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:35am
A biography of the Rev. Richard John Neuhaus, an intellectual maverick of 20th-century Roman Catholicism.

‘My Documents,’ by Alejandro Zambra

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:34am
Alejandro Zambra’s stories draw from the age of computers and the legacy of Pinochet.

Thomas McGuane’s ‘Crow Fair’

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:34am
Thomas McGuane’s story collection, his first in nine years, returns to the untamed spaces of his native Montana.

‘The Folded Clock,’ by Heidi Julavits

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:33am
Time loops and circles forward in the essays that make up Heidi Julavits’s diary.

Inside the List

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 7:30am
Jill Alexander Essbaum, whose “Hausfrau” is No. 16 on the hardcover fiction list, once called the Bible “a voluptuous buffet of bawd!”

The Shortlist: Kate Alcott’s ‘A Touch of Stardust,’ and More

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 5:54am
New books by Kate Alcott, Michael Callahan, Angelina Mirabella and Christopher Noxon.

Open Book: Losing the Plot

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:00am
Heidi Julavits says she used to associate journal-keeping “with uncertainty — it was about wondering about my future and who I would be.”