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‘Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer,’ by Charles Marsh

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 1:43pm
A biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German theologian who was executed by the Nazis in 1945.

On the Record: ‘The Nixon Tapes 1971-1972’ and ‘The Nixon Defense’

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:07am
Two books based on President Nixon’s taped conversations show him reveling in foreign policy success and lying about Watergate.

Bookends: Which Book Is Begging to Be Made Into a Movie?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 8:47am
James Parker and Dana Stevens discuss books that should get the big-screen treatment.

‘Bulletproof Vest,’ by Maria Venegas

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 9:31am
From Mexico to Chicago, from past to present, Maria Venegas confronts her gun-toting father’s violent legacy.

‘Remember Me Like This,’ by Bret Anthony Johnston

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 9:25am
In Bret Anthony Johnston’s debut novel, the rescue of a missing boy is only the beginning of his family’s healing process.

‘The Novel,’ by Michael Schmidt

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 9:25am
Michael Schmidt surveys 700 years of the novel, from Austen to Zola.

‘Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel,’ by Anya Ulinich

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 9:25am
The heroine of Anya Ulinich’s graphic novel goes on a campaign to rectify her woeful romantic inexperience.

‘Soldier Girls,’ by Helen Thorpe

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 9:24am
Following three women to Afghanistan and back home.

‘The Rush,’ by Edward Dolnick

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 9:22am
For tens of thousands of Americans who journeyed west, the gold rush offered a chance for a better life.

‘Lucky Us,’ by Amy Bloom

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 9:22am
Two sisters from Ohio reinvent themselves in 1940s America.

Letters: ‘A Troublesome Inheritance’

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 9:20am
Readers respond to a recent review of Nicholas Wade’s “A Troublesome Inheritance” and more.

Christopher Beha’s ‘Arts & Entertainments’

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 9:17am
Christopher Beha’s antihero, a washed-up actor, makes a Faustian bargain with a cynical television producer.

The Shortlist: Sarah Bird’s ‘Above the East China Sea,’ and More

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 9:17am
New books by Sarah Bird, Jennifer Vanderbes and Kate Mosse.

‘Becoming Freud,’ by Adam Phillips

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 9:16am
In this brief biography, Adam Phillips focuses on the discovery of the unconscious.

Inside the List

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 9:16am
Liane Moriarty, whose “Big Little Lies” is No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list, realized something while reading “Fifty Shades of Grey”: “I couldn’t write a sexy spanking scene to save my life.”

Editors’ Choice

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 9:16am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Paperback Row

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 9:15am
Paperback books of particular interest.

‘The Thing With Feathers’ and ‘The Homing Instinct’

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 1:57pm
Two scientists’ studies of migrating birds shed light on their intelligence and ability to love.

Darragh McKeon’s ‘All That Is Solid Melts Into Air’

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 1:56pm
Darragh McKeon’s novel of the Chernobyl disaster captures the inner workings of a crumbling Soviet Union.

Open Book: Books for the Road

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 9:55am
Patti Smith talks about her history of reading Haruki Murakami, and shares what she’s been reading on tour.