- From Anthony Veasna So, Glimpses of Cambodian Life in Californiaby Amil Niazi on August 5, 2021 at 6:49 pm
The author set many of the stories in his posthumously published debut, “Afterparties,” in and around his native Stockton.
- 11 New Books We Recommend This Weekon August 5, 2021 at 5:00 pm
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
- A ‘Quiet Zone’ Without Wi-Fi or Cellphones Should Be an Idyll. But Is It?by Nir Eyal on August 5, 2021 at 2:21 pm
In his new book, Stephen Kurczy ventures to a town in West Virginia that is ostensibly off the electronic grid and he finds a more complicated reality.
- Poem: A Cat Lover’s Guide to The Bell Curveby Brooks Haxton and Reginald Dwayne Betts on August 5, 2021 at 9:00 am
Brooks Haxton gives us poet as trickster.
- A Memoir of Pretending to Seeby Tommy Tomlinson on August 5, 2021 at 9:00 am
In “Blind Man’s Bluff,” James Tate Hill opens up about the measures he took to avoid admitting that he had lost his eyesight.
- If You Name Your Book ‘Not a Happy Family,’ People Will Buy Itby Elisabeth Egan on August 5, 2021 at 9:00 am
Shari Lapena’s latest thriller is on the hardcover fiction list, kids are in Halloween mode and other news from the world of best-sellerdom.
- The Instant Summer Blueprintby Melissa Kirsch on August 5, 2021 at 2:12 am
Tomatoes and “Meatballs.”
- Patricia Kennealy-Morrison, Rock Journalist, Dies at 75by Neil Genzlinger on August 4, 2021 at 10:08 pm
She took the music seriously at a time when not many writers did. Among her books was a memoir of her life with one of its biggest stars, Jim Morrison.
- A Toddler Detective, Pirate Parents and Other Witty Treats in Simon Rich’s ‘New Teeth’by Sarah Lyall on August 4, 2021 at 4:13 pm
Rich’s latest collection is again fueled by his antic imagination and skill at moving from absurdity to reality and back.
- Cecily Strong Is Starting a New Conversationby Dave Itzkoff on August 4, 2021 at 9:00 am
The “Saturday Night Live” star shares the story of her pandemic experience and a life touched by grief in “This Will All Be Over Soon.”
- Newly Published, From Octogenarian Marathoners to a Haunted Southern Plantation Weddingon August 4, 2021 at 9:00 am
A selection of recently published books.
- Reese Witherspoon to Sell Hello Sunshine to Wall Street-Backed Ventureby Lauren Hirsch on August 3, 2021 at 6:47 pm
With the planned sale of Hello Sunshine, the studio she started in 2016, the Oscar winner joins the ranks of Hollywood’s power brokers.
- The Two Economists Who Fought Over How Free the Free Market Should Beby Paul Krugman on August 3, 2021 at 6:04 pm
Nicholas Wapshott’s “Samuelson Friedman” looks at a feud that continues to define the economic direction of the United States.
- The Body Keeps Score. So Does This Memoir.by Jessica Bennett on August 3, 2021 at 3:44 pm
In “Ladyparts,” Deborah Copaken tells the story of her life through the lens of ailments, loss and struggle.
- Book Review: ‘The Husbands,’ by Chandler Bakerby Angela Lashbrook on August 3, 2021 at 2:48 pm
In her new novel, “The Husbands,” Chandler Baker turns the Stepford formula upside down.
- May the Family Secrets Always Be at Your Backby Liz Moore on August 3, 2021 at 1:34 pm
In “We Are the Brennans,” Tracey Lange tells a yarn about an Irish American clan with a lot to hide.
- A Fuller Picture of Osama bin Laden’s Lifeby Louise Richardson on August 3, 2021 at 9:00 am
With fresh material from bin Laden’s hide-out, Peter Bergen, in “The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden,” gives us a three-dimensional portrait.
- The Pressures and Privileges of Being a Parent in 2021by Lauren Smith Brody on August 3, 2021 at 9:00 am
Three new books delve into the choices faced by modern families.
- A Political Prisoner Restores His Mind by Talking to a Frogby Michael Greenberg on August 3, 2021 at 9:00 am
In “The President and the Frog,” by Carolina De Robertis, a thinly veiled version of a former Uruguayan leader reflects on a dark period in history.
- Stephen King Pays His Dues in a ‘One Last Job’ Novelby James Lasdun on August 3, 2021 at 9:00 am
In “Billy Summers,” a hired killer and aspiring writer is lured from the brink of retirement with a lucrative assignment.
- Tao Lin and the Grueling Art of Self-Healingby Christine Smallwood on August 3, 2021 at 9:00 am
In “Leave Society,” Lin’s new novel, a writer abandons speed, despair and his belief in Western medicine. But he still wants a fix, to fix himself.
- From Towering Redwoods to Tiny Creatures, This Novel Has It Allon August 3, 2021 at 9:00 am
Ash Davidson’s debut, ‘Damnation Spring,’ gets at a logging community’s deep roots.
- A Story Collection Steeped in Colombia’s Troubled Historyby Justin Taylor on August 3, 2021 at 9:00 am
“Songs for the Flames,” by Juan Gabriel Vasquez, is a book about the power of secrets, held by characters touched by war and trauma.
- A Key Player in Trump’s First Impeachment Tells His Insider’s Storyby Risa Brooks on August 3, 2021 at 9:00 am
Alexander Vindman’s memoir, “Here, Right Matters,” is not only a backstage account of the first impeachment proceeding but also a plea to Americans to do the right thing.
- How a Well-Intentioned Program Has Trapped Millions in Debtby Robin Kaiser-Schatzlein on August 3, 2021 at 9:00 am
Josh Mitchell’s “The Debt Trap” traces the history of the student loan program, and where it went wrong.
- This Novel Is a Record of Its Own Failure. Somehow It Succeeds.by Adam Thirlwell on August 3, 2021 at 9:00 am
“The Luminous Novel,” by Mario Levrero, is a diary of a doomed project, one that leads the reader to surprisingly optimistic conclusions.
- For Asian Women Raised in Sweatshop Conditions, Queens Posed Obstacles to Assimilationby Chanel Miller on August 3, 2021 at 9:00 am
Two memoirs, Anna Qu’s “Made in China” and Ly Tran’s “House of Sticks,” recount memories of abuse and family loyalty.
- Four Nuns and a Halfway House for Recovering Addictsby Domenica Ruta on August 3, 2021 at 9:00 am
In “Agatha of Little Neon,” Claire Luchette’s winning debut novel, religious life collides with the pungent reality of the secular world.
- Book Review: ‘Something New Under the Sun,’ by Alexandra Kleemanby Matthew Schneier on August 3, 2021 at 9:00 am
What constitutes an emergency? That is one of the questions posed by Alexandra Kleeman’s latest novel, “Something New Under the Sun.”
- Adrift in a Ghostly Paris, With a Void in His Soulby Dave Kim on August 3, 2021 at 9:00 am
In David Hoon Kim’s debut novel, “Paris Is a Party, Paris Is a Ghost,” a grieving expatriate looks for fulfillment in a city of longings and letdowns.
- Joyce Carol Oates Explores the Cruel Course of Griefby Joshua Henkin on August 3, 2021 at 9:00 am
In “Breathe,” Oates’s new novel, a woman navigates the shock and painful journey of a loved one’s terminal illness.
- Human and Animal Predators Together in the Scottish Highlandsby Harriet Lane on August 3, 2021 at 9:00 am
“Once There Were Wolves,” a new novel by Charlotte McConaghy, features a preternaturally sensitive wolf biologist, her traumatized twin sister, 14 gray wolves and a skeptical rural community.
- A Remarkable Work of Family History Vividly Recreates the Anti-Nazi Resistance in Germanyby Jennifer Szalai on August 3, 2021 at 9:00 am
In “All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days,” Rebecca Donner writes about her great-great-aunt Mildred Harnack, an American woman who was sentenced to death by the Nazi regime.
- Lynn C. Franklin, Literary Agent and Memoirist on Adoption, Dies at 74by Katharine Q. Seelye on August 2, 2021 at 10:55 pm
She represented Desmond Tutu and Deepak Chopra, but the book closest to her was the one she wrote about giving up her baby and then reuniting with him.
- No, Cormac McCarthy Isn’t on Twitter. Don’t Be Fooled by the Check Mark.by Neil Vigdor on August 2, 2021 at 9:48 pm
An account posing as the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Road,” “No Country for Old Men” and “All the Pretty Horses” was mistakenly verified by Twitter.
- Three Sharply Observed Books Showcase the Enduring Appeal of Memoirs About Dealing With Diseaseby Dwight Garner on August 2, 2021 at 7:01 pm
Three new books about affliction — Fred D’Aguiar’s “Year of Plagues,” Jan Grue’s “I Live a Life Like Yours” and James Tate Hill’s “Blind Man’s Bluff” — have a lot to say about desire, pain, depression and many other topics.
- A Brief History of Summer Readingby Jennifer Harlan on August 2, 2021 at 4:58 pm
We rarely talk about spring books or winter reading. What is it about summer that inspired a whole genre of its own?