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ArtsBeat: Among Friends: Linda Rosenkrantz on ‘Talk’

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 9:51am
Ms. Rosenkrantz discusses her recently reissued 1968 book, which is made up of candid conversations about psychoanalysis, sex and art.

Inside the List

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 4:15pm
Almost 100 years after his death, Marcel Proust has finally cracked the best-seller list. Sort of.

ArtsBeat: Biography of Jimmy Carter Is in the Works

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 5:13pm
Kai Bird, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will write a biography of former President Jimmy Carter for Crown Publishing Group.

Ann Beattie: By the Book

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:46pm
The author, most recently, of “The State We’re In” reads more novels and stories than anything else — “except, maybe, cookbooks. I avoid mysteries, since I never understand what happens.”

Critic’s Take: Closing the Book

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:45pm
A writer struggles to read while grieving for her parents.

Amitav Ghosh’s ‘Flood of Fire’

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:45pm
The main characters in the final volume of Amitav Ghosh’s trilogy all have something to hide.

‘Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders,’ by Julianna Baggott

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:44pm
A writer with a cult following has turned her life into six well-loved novels. But where is the last one?

‘That Winter the Wolf Came,’ by Juliana Spahr

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:44pm
Poems take on the political, from oil spills to Occupy Oakland.

‘Girl Waits With Gun,’ by Amy Stewart

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:44pm
The bad guys are no match for a bullied woman in 1914.

‘The End of Tsarist Russia,’ by Dominic Lieven

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:43pm
A scholar approaches World War I from the standpoint of Russian foreign policy.

Susan Casey’s ‘Voices in the Ocean’

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:43pm
Exploring a watery world of intriguing creatures and the people they captivate.

The Shortlist: Surviving the Nazis

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:43pm
New books include Alex Kershaw’s “Avenue of Spies.”

‘Murder by Candlelight,’ by Michael Knox Beran

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:33pm
This book urges us to consider our own hearts of darkness.

Jonathan Franzen’s ‘Purity’

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:33pm
Jonathan Franzen’s protagonist, a young woman named Pip, makes her way in the world.

Editors’ Choice

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:54pm
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Paperback Row

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:49pm
Paperback books of particular interest.

Open Book: An Unlikely Debut

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 8:17am
Naomi J. Williams couldn’t have predicted the nature of her debut novel: “I’m just the most unlikely person to have written this book.”

‘Landfalls,’ by Naomi J. Williams

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 8:12am
Mostly true stories form a novel about an 18th-century French expedition across two oceans.

‘Paradise of the Pacific,’ by Susanna Moore

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:00am
The novelist Susanna Moore explores the history and culture of Hawaii.

‘The Story of the Lost Child,’ by Elena Ferrante

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:00am
In the fourth and final installment of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan series, we have arrived at the 21st century and Elena, its narrator, is growing old.