New York Times Best Sellers

George W. Bush’s ‘41: A Portrait of My Father’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 9:39am
George W. Bush’s “41,” an affectionate biography of his father, takes readers through the touchstones of an extraordinary life.






Andrew M. Cuomo’s ‘All Things Possible’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 9:47am
From New York to Washington and back, Andrew M. Cuomo reflects on his life’s defining moments.






Bookends: How Has the Social Role of Poetry Changed Since Shelley?

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 8:00am
Adam Kirsch and Leslie Jamison discuss how the role of poetry has changed since Shelley called poets the “unacknowledged legislators of the world.”






ArtsBeat: New Jonathan Franzen Novel, ‘Purity,’ Coming in September

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:55pm
Mr. Franzen’s publisher described “Purity” as a multigenerational American epic, centered on a young woman named Purity Tyler.






ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Napoleon: A Life’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:12pm
Andrew Roberts talks about his new biography of Napoleon, and Yochi Dreazen discusses “The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War.”






ArtsBeat: Gillian Flynn’s Comic-Book Story

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 8:08am
“Masks,” by Gillian Flynn, will be published by Dark Horse Comics in February.






ArtsBeat: Dreamy Collections of Little Nemo and Moomin

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 10:34am
“The Complete Little Nemo” and “Moomin: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition” are vast and enchanting collections of vintage comic strips.






ArtsBeat: New York Public Library Names New Chairman

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:12am
Evan R. Chesler, the chairman of the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore, will take over as the library chairman from Neil L. Rudenstine.






Crime: Patricia Cornwell’s ‘Flesh and Blood,’ and More

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:09am
In Cornwell’s new thriller, Kay Scarpetta’s expertise is needed with a murder victim, a man once accused of being a terrorist.

‘The Deluge,’ by Adam Tooze

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:08am
Between the Great War and the Depression, the world was remade by American economic and military power.

‘Man Alive,’ by Thomas Page McBee

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:06am
A transgender writer’s memoir of forgiveness and discovery.

‘Tennessee Williams,’ by John Lahr

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:05am
Tennessee Williams spun unhappiness into dramatic gold, John Lahr’s study shows.

‘Thrown,’ by Kerry Howley

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:04am
A writer finds sublime poetry in the world of mixed martial arts.

‘William Wells Brown,’ by Ezra Greenspan

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:04am
Born into slavery, William Wells Brown escaped to freedom and reinvented himself as an author, lecturer and doctor.

‘On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller,’ by Richard Norton Smith

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:03am
Nelson Rockefeller, the subject of a new biography, was a big-government, big-spending liberal — and a Republican.

‘More Awesome Than Money,’ by Jim Dwyer

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:03am
Four university students tried to create a nonprofit, privacy-protected alternative to Facebook.

The Shortlist: Ian Leslie's 'Curious,' and More

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:02am
New books by Ian Leslie, Daniel J. Levitin, Judy Wajcman and Michael Harris.

Letters: ‘Uncommon Woman’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:02am
Readers respond to recent reviews of Brian Morton’s “Florence Gordon,” Matt Bai’s “All the Truth Is Out” and more.

Claire Prentice’s ‘Lost Tribe of Coney Island’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:01am
In the early 1900s, an American huckster brought despair to a group of Filipino tribespeople.

Daniel Bolger’s ‘Why We Lost’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:01am
In “Why We Lost,” Daniel Bolger says abysmal generalship doomed American efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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