In a year when the headlines were dominated by conflict around the things that make us different—race, class, gender, politics and all the other markers of identity—the best nonfiction books tore into those tensions and explored the humanity beneath. Some … Read more…
A variety of books aim to make sense of our obsession with these mystical beings. Arts & Entertainment BEST DEAL UPDATE:
Anyone who knows me will tell you that I love being the center of attention. But for my fifth book, Party of Two, I was compelled to write about a character who shies away from the spotlight. Yes, she’s a … Read more…
Many of the best nonfiction books of the decade tap into the lives of individuals to speak to universal human experiences — those of grief and recovery, hubris and failure, dreams and disappointments. Some, in their intimate specificity, open doors … Read more…
Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me Adrienne Brodeur (memoir, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, out Oct. 15) When Adrienne was 14, her mother woke her up one summer night with one sentence that would change the course of their lives: … Read more…
“Doing Justice,” Bharara’s new book, is not only a memoir but also a manual on how the justice system is a guide to life. NYT > Books BOOK SALE UPDATE!
In his memoir, “I.M.,” the designer recalls his climb from Brooklyn misfit to American design icon. NYT > Books BOOK SALE UPDATE!
Patrick Radden Keefe’s stunning new book uses the 1972 murder and abduction of a Belfast mother of 10 to tell the story of the Troubles. NYT > Books BOOK SALE UPDATE!
“Merchants of Truth,” by the former executive editor of The Times, offers a firsthand account of the news media’s crisis. NYT > Books BOOK SALE UPDATE!
“Bluff City,” by Preston Lauterbach, delves into the double life of Ernest Withers, one of the era’s great documentarians. NYT > Books BOOK SALE UPDATE!
Ari Folman and David Polonsky’s graphic novel adaptation of the famous diary brings out new and vibrant aspects of Anne’s voice. NYT > Books BOOK SALE UPDATE!
“The War Before the War,” by the literary critic Andrew Delbanco, is a forceful and eloquent case for the role of fugitives in fomenting a national crisis. NYT > Books BOOK SALE UPDATE!
In “Born to Be Posthumous,” Mark Dery probes the “eccentric life” and “mysterious genius” of the illustrator whose books have proved fiendishly irresistible. NYT > Books BOOK SALE UPDATE!
In “The Day That Went Missing,” Richard Beard, gutted by memories and grief, investigates his brother’s death on a Cornwall beach in 1978. NYT > Books BOOK SALE UPDATE!
The former first lady’s long-awaited new memoir recounts with insight, candor and wit her family’s trajectory from the Jim Crow South to Chicago’s South Side and her own improbable journey from there to the White House. NYT > Books BOOK … Read more…
In “Debussy: A Painter in Sound,” the Stravinsky biographer Stephen Walsh focuses on the music. NYT > Books BOOK SALE UPDATE!
Five new books touch on American Jewish identity and what will sustain it into the future. NYT > Books BOOK SALE UPDATE!
Susan Orlean’s “The Library Book” is an absorbing account of the 1986 fire that devastated the Los Angeles Central Library and a homage to libraries everywhere. NYT > Books BOOK SALE UPDATE!
“The Fifth Risk” examines the crucial, often life-or-death, work done by officials in three government agencies. NYT > Books BOOK SALE UPDATE!
To write “American Prison,” the prizewinning reporter Shane Bauer spent four months undercover at a privately run Louisiana prison. What he found was shocking. NYT > Books BOOK SALE UPDATE!