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Bookends: When It Comes to Fiction About National Tragedy, How Soon Is Too Soon?

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:00am
Daniel Mendelsohn and Anna Holmes discuss whether there is an appropriate amount of time to wait before turning national tragedy or trauma into art.

Editors’ Choice

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:29am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Crime: ‘The Forsaken,’ by Ace Atkins, and More

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:24am
In Ace Atkins’s “The Forsaken,”

‘This Blue,’ by Maureen N. McLane

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:24am
From urban pigeons to the Adirondacks, Maureen N. McLane celebrates the intricacies of the natural world.

‘The Great Glass Sea,’ by Josh Weil

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:24am
The lives of Russian twins diverge in the post-Soviet years in this first novel.

Paperback Row

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:18am
Paperback books of particular interest.

‘Bicentennial,’ by Dan Chiasson

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:58am
Dan Chiasson’s new collection evokes the father he never knew.

‘Midnight in Europe,’ by Alan Furst

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:57am
The hero of Alan Furst’s new espionage novel risks his life for the loyalists in the Spanish Civil War.

‘The People’s Platform,’ by Astra Taylor

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:57am
The Internet was hailed as a digital democracy, but has resulted in inequities and concentrations of power.

Gabriel Chevallier’s ‘Fear’

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:45am
Gabriel Chevallier’s autobiographical novel about serving on the front lines of World War I.

Emily Gould’s ‘Friendship’

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:45am
Young women grapple with jobs, men and each other in the blogger Emily Gould’s first novel.

Essay: Sing to Me, O Muse (But Keep It Brief)

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:44am
Thoughts on the state of poetry in the age of Twitter.

Patricia Lockwood’s ‘Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals’

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:42am
Patricia Lockwood’s second poetry collection continues her interrogation of gender, nature and sexuality.

‘Falling Out of Time,’ by David Grossman

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:42am
David Grossman’s book in verse is an intimate study of grief and mourning.

Inside the List

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:41am
“The Girls of August,” No. 13 on the hardcover fiction list, is the novelist Anne Rivers Siddons’s 13th best seller.

The Shortlist: Marcus Sedgwick’s ‘She Is Not Invisible,’ and More

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:40am
New books by Marcus Sedgwick, Marie Rutkoski, Anne Blankman, Melvin Burgess and Sally Green.

Open Book: A Century of Verse

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:11am
Will the work of today’s bards age as well as the last century’s best?

Letters: The Confederate Dead

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 3:26pm
Readers respond to recent reviews of Michael Korda’s “Clouds of Glory,” Hillary Rodham Clinton’s “Hard Choices” and more.

On Poetry: James Franco, Poet

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:34pm
For all his inclination to wander among callings, James Franco’s interest in poetry is genuine.

‘Price of Fame,’ by Sylvia Jukes Morris

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:07pm
A second volume of the life of Clare Boothe Luce: playwright, screenwriter, editor, ­congresswoman, ambassador and presidential adviser.