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Bookends: Is There Anything You Did as a Writer Starting Out That You Now Regret?

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:00am
Anna Holmes and Leslie Jamison discuss mistakes they made when starting out.

Inside the List

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 12:13pm
Jordan Ellenberg, whose “How Not to Be Wrong” is No. 15 on the hardcover nonfiction list, recently said about math: “We know nothing. Right now we are standing in a tiny circle of light around our feet.”

Cristina Henríquez’s ‘Book of Unknown Americans’

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:37am
A group of Latino immigrants faces the challenges of assimilation in Cristina Henríquez’s novel.

A. J. Baime’s ‘Arsenal of Democracy’

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:37am
Gearing up for World War II at Ford.

‘A Most Imperfect Union,’ by Ilan Stavans

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:37am
America’s true story lies with “its most overlooked and marginalized peoples,” this book argues.

Crime: Tom Bouman’s ‘Dry Bones in the Valley,’ and More

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:36am
In Tom Bouman’s “Dry Bones in the Valley,” an elderly recluse finds a stranger dead on his property in northeastern Pennsylvania.

‘American Crucifixion,’ by Alex Beam

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:35am
The life, and death by lynch mob, of Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism.

Edan Lepucki’s ‘California’

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:35am
In an apocalyptic future, a couple seek a stable community as they prepare for the birth of their baby.

‘Whistler,’ by Daniel E. Sutherland

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:32am
A portrait of the complex, quarrelsome, distinctive artist James McNeill Whistler.

Smith Henderson’s ‘Fourth of July Creek’

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:31am
An overburdened social worker becomes involved with a nearly feral boy and his survivalist father in 1980 Montana.

‘Fridays at Enrico’s,’ by Don Carpenter

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:31am
Don Carpenter’s posthumous novel follows four aspiring writers during the early, heady days of the Beat scene.

‘Big Money,’ by Kenneth P. Vogel

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:31am
With no cap on campaign contributions, political organizations target elite donors seeking insider access.

Editors’ Choice

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:06am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Paperback Row

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:06am
Paperback books of particular interest.

Open Book: The State of the Union’s Books

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:04am
Prominent political figures who have assumed the critic’s role for the Book Review include Henry Kissinger and Bill Clinton.

The Shortlist: Peter Eichstaedt’s ‘The Dangerous Divide,’ and More

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:03am
New books by Peter Eichstaedt, Aviva Chomsky, and Lou Dobbs and James O. Born.

Letters: ‘The Letters of Robert Frost’

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:12am
Readers respond to recent reviews of “The Letters of Robert Frost,” Aharon Appelfeld’s “Suddenly, Love” and more.

‘Uncertain Justice’ and ‘Scalia’

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 8:49am
The judicial philosophy of originalism, pioneered by Antonin Scalia, has become a hallmark of the Roberts court.

‘Our Declaration,’ by Danielle Allen

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 8:31am
A political theorist scrutinizes the Declaration of Independence, and see it as a clarion call for equality.

Lynne Cheney: By the Book

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 8:30am
The author of “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered” says the last book to make her cry was Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree”: “I have to steel myself before I read it to my grandchildren.”