Nate Blakeslee, author of our October pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club Now Read This, joins Jeffrey Brown to answer questions from readers, plus Jeff announces November’s book.
By Jeffrey Brown
In his new book “Them: Why We Hate Each Other--and How to Heal,” Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb, reflects on a growing “rootlessness” in America as local communities erode and our dependence on isolating technology grows. Judy Woodruff sits down with…
Philip Roth died Tuesday at age 85. His 1969 novel "Portnoy's Complaint" rocketed him to fame for its raunchy tour of a teenage boy's lustful urges and ensuing guilt. He later focused more deeply on Jewish life, mortality and American…
Marley Dias, a 13-year-old girl who has collected more than 11,000 books that showcase black female lead characters, can now add her own book to her list.
By Alison Thoet
By Larisa Epatko
Memoirs that make you think about judgment and injustice, a funny -- but unexpectedly dark -- novel, and a guide to a happy marriage. These are the books that authors Daniel Pink and Ann Patchett chose as their top picks…
By Elizabeth Flock
Amy Tan often explores the fraught relationship between mothers and daughters in her writing, including in her new memoir. Here are 5 other memoirs about family that she recommends.
By Michael Boulter
Regnery Publishing said this week that it will stop using the Times’ weekly rankings to to market its books, and its authors will no longer receive special bonuses for making the list.
Suburbia, sex and a touch of the supernatural are familiar themes for novelist Tom Perrotta, author of “Election,” “The Leftovers” and “Little Children.” In his new book “Mrs. Fletcher,” Perrotta offers a story about an empty-nester who adopts a new…
By PBS NewsHour
As a longtime writer for The New Yorker, Calvin Trillin was less interested in directly explaining why what he was writing was important than in just telling a good story. Trillin offers his Brief but Spectacular take on some of…
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