New York Times Sunday Book Review

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‘$2.00 a Day,’ by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 3:30am
A look at the rise of extreme poverty and how families survive in its grip.

‘The Silo Effect,’ by Gillian Tett

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 3:30am
A journalist takes an anthropological approach to the structure of organizations.

ArtsBeat: Five Poets Receive Lucrative Fellowships

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 1:25pm
The Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine announced the winners on Tuesday.

Bookends: Is Everyone Qualified to Be a Critic?

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 11:41am
Adam Kirsch and Charles McGrath discuss what it takes to pass judgment on the arts.

ArtsBeat: Carrie Brownstein’s Book Tour to Kick Off in Brooklyn

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 11:27am
Carrie Brownstein will be traveling to 11 cities across the United States this fall to promote her memoir, “Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl,” due in October.

‘The End of Tsarist Russia,’ by Dominic Lieven

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 10:16am
A scholar approaches World War I from the standpoint of Russian foreign policy.

‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ by David Lagercrantz

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:30am
The novel features artificial intelligence and code breaking and suitably icy bad guys.

‘Did You Ever Have a Family’ by Bill Clegg

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:00am
In the wake of a tragedy, the affected reckon with complicated pasts.

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.

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.