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- In Dolly Alderton’s witty new novel, a woman gets ghosted, but she’s haunted by much moreby By Karin Tanabe on August 5, 2021 at 3:44 pm
“Ghosts” considers the difficulty of finding Mr. Right while taking care of an ailing parent.
- Paula Caplan, psychologist who challenged sexism in her profession, dies at 74by By Emily Langer on August 4, 2021 at 4:11 pm
She assailed patriarchal assumptions, such as the tendency to blame mothers for their children’s problems, in her campaign to improve mental health care for women.
- Napoleon Bonaparte, gardener? Yes, says a new book, the dictator found solace in the natural worldby By Michael Dirda on August 4, 2021 at 2:00 pm
“Napoleon: A Life Told in Gardens and Shadows” and “Empire’s Eagles: The Fate of the Napoleonic Elite in America” show unexpected sides of the military upstart
- What does it mean to be a ‘horse girl’? It’s more than a silly kid who wants a pony.by By Tamra Mendelson on August 3, 2021 at 1:00 pm
In the new book “Horse Girls,” a diverse group of writers — including Jane Smiley and Carmen Maria Machado — explore the human-equine bond.
- Deborah Copaken never wanted to be ‘Shutterbabe.’ Her new memoir is on her terms.by By Meredith Maran on August 3, 2021 at 12:00 pm
“Ladyparts” is an incisive take on the impact of misogyny on health care, divorce, solo motherhood and more.
- Washington Post hardcover bestsellerson August 3, 2021 at 9:02 am
A snapshot of popular books.
- ‘Damnation Spring’ beautifully explores the human cost of environmental damageby By Ron Charles on August 2, 2021 at 4:47 pm
Ash Davidson’s debut novel delves into the complex relationship among people who love the trees that are also their livelihood.
- Roberto Calasso, Italian writer of dazzling erudition, dies 80by By Emily Langer on August 2, 2021 at 11:32 am
Known as one of his country’s foremost intellectuals, he also presided over the influential publishing house Adelphi Edizioni.
- The 3 best new audiobooks to listen to in Augustby By Katherine A. Powers on August 2, 2021 at 6:00 am
For your playlist: A Vietnam memoir, a well-paced mystery and a sweeping tale of Purdue Pharma’s misdeeds.
- Alexander Vindman on Trump’s Ukraine call — and the unexpected consequencesby By Julian Zelizer on August 2, 2021 at 5:46 am
The former staffer thought others would be outraged by what he’d heard. He was wrong.
- The 5 best new thrillers and mysteries to read in Augustby By Richard Lipez on July 27, 2021 at 4:02 pm
Shari Lapena and Karin Slaughter are among the authors delivering satisfying suspense.
- ‘What Strange Paradise’ is a visceral account of a refugee’s desperationby By Ron Charles on July 26, 2021 at 1:39 pm
Omar El Akkad’s novel about a Syrian boy’s panicked flight is a testament to the impossible predicament confronted by millions of people.
- Barack Obama’s summer reading pick ‘Intimacies’ is an unsettling novel about moral dilemmasby By Ron Charles on July 13, 2021 at 5:17 am
Katie Kitamura’s new novel follows an interpreter in The Hague who’s involved with a married man.
- Francine Prose’s ‘The Vixen’ turns Cold War paranoia into smart comedyby By Ron Charles on July 6, 2021 at 3:13 pm
‘The Vixen’ offers an illuminating reflection on the slippery nature of truth in America, then and now.
- Need a summer book recommendation? The Post’s book team fields your questions.by By Stephanie Merry, Ron Charles, Nora Krug and Becky Meloan on July 2, 2021 at 7:00 am
The staff of Book World will answer your questions and provide their recommendations on Friday, July 2, at 3 p.m. Eastern time.
- Oh, the places you’ll want to go! Two new books offer the most magical of escapesby By Michael Dirda on June 23, 2021 at 4:00 pm
“The Blind Accordionist” and “An Atlas of Extinct Countries” are waking dreams of adventure.
- The greatest prison escape ever? ‘The Confidence Men’ tells a sensational true story.by By Michael Dirda on June 16, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Margalit Fox’s new book is an enthralling tale about two British officers who broke out of a World War I POW camp with the help of a Ouija board.
- Robert E. Howard became famous for creating Conan. But that warrior was only the beginning.by By Michael Dirda on June 9, 2021 at 5:37 am
In his short life, Howard, the master of the sword-and-sorcery novel, produced hard-boiled mysteries, an occult thriller, a science fiction novel and more.
- Why America failed to control the pandemicby By Carlos Lozada on June 4, 2021 at 12:15 pm
- Is Poe the most influential American writer? A new book offers evidence.by By Michael Dirda on June 2, 2021 at 4:21 pm
John Tresch’s “The Reason for the Darkness of the Night” presents the multitalented author’s fascination with science.
- In grieving for her father, a novelist discovers the failure of wordsby By Carlos Lozada on May 6, 2021 at 3:00 pm
Review of “Notes on Grief” a reflection by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on the death of her father
- How Americans re-learned to think after World War IIby By Carlos Lozada on April 16, 2021 at 2:21 pm
Review of ‘The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War’ by Louis Menand
- Joe Biden won the presidency by making the most of his lucky breaksby By Carlos Lozada on February 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm
‘Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency’ by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes is an inside account of the 2020 campaign.