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‘Paradise of the Pacific,’ by Susanna Moore

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:00am
The novelist Susanna Moore explores the history and culture of Hawaii.

‘The Story of the Lost Child,’ by Elena Ferrante

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:00am
In the fourth and final installment of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan series, we have arrived at the 21st century and Elena, its narrator, is growing old.

ArtsBeat: Among Friends: Linda Rosenkrantz on ‘Talk’

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 5:28pm
Ms. Rosenkrantz discusses her recently reissued 1968 book, which is made up of candid conversations about psychoanalysis, sex and art.

Bookends: Do We Mistake Inaccessibility for Brilliance?

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 6:00am
Zoë Heller and Leslie Jamison discuss whether we overvalue difficulty in literature.

Eli Gottlieb’s ‘Best Boy’

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 3:00am
An autistic man hatches a plan to escape his confinement in a care facility.

‘Give Us the Ballot,’ by Ari Berman

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 3:00am
A narrative history of the continuing efforts to weaken the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

ArtsBeat: ‘Puppies’ Unrewarded at Sci-Fi Book Awards

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 5:21pm
This year’s Hugo Awards had turned into a test of the genre’s politics.

Letters: New Orleans, 10 Years Later

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 3:51pm
Readers respond to a recent essay by Walter Isaacson and more.

‘We Believe the Children,’ by Richard Beck

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 3:42pm
The fantasy of Satanic abuse at preschools in the 1980s.

‘Speak,’ by Louisa Hall

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 3:00am
A poet’s novel is a meditation on robots, artificial intelligence, fairy tales and the human spirit.

‘The Incarnations,’ by Susan Barker

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 3:00am
A hard-luck Beijing driver comes across a series of letters describing his past lives.

Mario Vargas Llosa’s ‘Notes on the Death of Culture’

Sun, 08/23/2015 - 1:43pm
A Nobel laureate weighs in on the diffusion of culture and the loss of common referents.

ArtsBeat: Inside The New York Times Book Review: The History of Autism

Sun, 08/23/2015 - 9:03am
Steve Silberman talks about “NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity,” and Elisabeth Egan discusses her debut novel, “A Window Opens.”

Maggie Thrash’s ‘Honor Girl’

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 9:34am
At a camp for girls, a teenager finds herself infatuated with an older counselor.

Kevin Henkes’s ‘Waiting,’ and More

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 9:21am
In three picture books, toys choose to explore their surroundings or view the world from a windowsill.

‘Mama’s Nightingale,’ by Edwidge Danticat, and More

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 9:07am
Four picture books show how immigrant children settle into a changed environment.

‘What This Story Needs Is a Pig in a Wig,’ and More

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 9:07am
New early readers feature an antic dancer, wiggy pigs and a girl whose dog hits it big.

‘Hit Count,’ by Chris Lynch

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 9:06am
A story about a fanatical high school football player meshes with current attention on the sport’s culture and risks.

Inside the List

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:50am
Judd Apatow recently returned to performing standup comedy: “I don’t really care if anything succeeds anymore; I just like to be in the process of trying.”

Author’s Note: Whose Side Are You On?

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:41am
If you don’t have kids, you tend to identify with the children in any story.