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Nonfiction: American Jews Face a Choice: Create Meaning or Fade Away
Five new books touch on American Jewish identity and what will sustain it into the future.
Audiobooks: Elaine Stritch Gives New Voice to Dorothy Parker?s Tales of Socia...
The late actor delivers the 20th-century author?s prose like you?ve never heard it before.
By the Book: John Sandford: By the Book
The author, most recently, of the Virgil Flowers novel ?Holy Ghost? devotes specific spots to reading: ?I like a good light, a good chair and a good book more than anything I can think of, except my wife.?
Books News: Sigrid Nunez Wins National Book Award for ?The Friend?
The judges called the novel an ?exquisitely written and deeply humane exploration of grief.? This year also saw the addition of a new category, for translated literature.
Crime: Puzzles and Paradoxes: Marilyn Stasio?s Latest Crime Column
From a meticulous Japanese sleuth to a rough-edged Irish P.I. to a batch of quintessentially British cops, there?s a crime solver here for everyone.
Fiction: Take a Very Dark Trip Through the California Desert With ?The Feral ...
In Jonathan Lethem?s new novel, a young woman unmoored by the 2016 election goes on an adventure involving rival desert gangs, a missing teenager and a private eye with Brillo sideburns.
Nonfiction: Is This the Best One-Volume Biography of Churchill Yet Written?
Andrew Roberts?s ?Churchill: Walking With Destiny? tells the full story of an extraordinary life.
The Book Review Podcast: The Past, Present and Future of Jews in America
Gal Beckerman discusses several new books that touch on American Jewish identity, and Kiese Laymon talks about his new memoir, ?Heavy.?
Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: A Journalist Recalls the Terror (a...
In ?The Desert and the Sea,? Michael Scott Moore recounts his ordeal being held captive by Somali pirates for more than two years.
Junot Díaz Remains on Pulitzer Board After Review of Misconduct Allegations
The Pulitzer Prize board said it ?did not find evidence warranting removal? of Mr. Díaz after a five-month inquiry into sexual misconduct accusations.
Zhores Medvedev, 93, Dissident Scientist Who Felt Moscow?s Boot, Is Dead
A biologist and writer who dared to challenge Soviet pseudoscience, he was declared insane, confined to an institution and stripped of his citizenship.
William Goldman: What to Read by (and About) the Legendary Screenwriter
Goldman?s legacy would have been assured had he only written screenplays. But he was much more, not least a sharp-witted critic of the industries he knew best.
Visuals: A ?Lyricist of the Metal Nib?: Nicholson Baker considers the intrica...
In this excerpt from the introduction to a new edition of Saul Steinberg?s 1960 book, ?The Labyrinth,? the novelist celebrates the artist as a ?twirler of nonverbal non sequiturs.?
Children?s Books: Beyond Battles, Boogers and Pranks
Now that my son can read, I want him to seek out books about more than just winning things and getting easy laughs. Why does that seem hard?
The Shortlist: What Is America?s Role in the World? Three Authors Offer Very ...
In new books, Jeffrey Sachs looks beyond exceptionalism, Michael Beckley describes unrivaled power and Robert Kagan favors pragmatic leadership.



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