Ellis, perpetual bad boy and avatar of Generation X, delivers in his first nonfiction book, “White,” a series of rants against the politics of the young and woke.
The Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s “Minutes of Glory” tackles the absurdities, injustices and fortitude of people testing new ways against the old.
Adina Hoffman’s “Ben Hecht” and Julien Gorbach’s “The Notorious Ben Hecht” examine the man’s career as both a screenwriter and a political activist.
Lori Gottlieb’s “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed” is a treasure trove of stories and hard-earned advice.
In “Firefighting,” Ben S. Bernanke, Timothy F. Geithner and Henry M. Paulson Jr. explain their roles in averting a financial disaster.
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
Reichl discusses “Save Me the Plums,” and Emily Bazelon talks about “Charged.”
Caro’s “Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing” describes a lifetime of digging for facts.
At the heart of Takis Würger’s “The Club” — part thriller, part coming-of-age tale — is an elite but sinister invitation-only fraternity.
Bill McKibben’s new book, “Falter,” takes a mostly grim view of our willingness to avert environmental disaster. But he leaves open the possibility that we may yet avoid the worst.
“Charged,” by Emily Bazelon, argues that prosecutors have far too much power over the outcomes of criminal cases and lays out a path for urgent reform.
In his true-crime epic, “The Last Stone,” Mark Bowden follows detectives as they try to solve the 1975 disappearance of two Maryland sisters.
Jennifer duBois’s satirical novel “The Spectators” charts the past and present woes of a confrontational TV star who may have inspired a mass shooting.
The soccer star, whose new book is “Wolfpack,” began the sport because of a how-to guide from the library. “I scored 27 goals in my first three games. I guess I do owe it all to books.”
In “The Absent Hand,” Suzannah Lessard dissects a diverse swath of America, looking to understand the malls, green expanses and urban sprawl that surround us.
In her Prescribed Reading column, Abigail Zuger looks at books exploring the immune system and the tumultuous history of vaccination.
A selection of recent books of note; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
For the author and former New Yorker copy editor Mary Norris, furnishing an apartment is all about the books.
Like “Conversations With Friends,” “Normal People” also traces a young romance in Ireland.
E L James after “Fifty Shades,” Ruth Reichl’s delicious new memoir, Sally Rooney and more.
After her father died, Katie Arnold became a marathon runner. Her luminous memoir, “Running Home,” explores why.
Parker’s third collection provides its audience a space to celebrate black excellence and black joy as well as to commiserate about injustice.
Can you recognize the albums bearing the names of the Irish playwright’s works?
Lazy, rambunctious, downright weird: The cats and dogs in these stories are unique, lovable — and relatable.
In “The Parisian,” Isabella Hammad conjures up the Middle East between the two world wars, its tensions expressed in the coming-of-age of an Arab man.
On their websites, famous novelists talk frankly about how they became writers.
In 1999, the journalist Mark Bowden wrote “Black Hawk Down,” documenting the 1993 United States military raid in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
David Orr’s “Dangerous Household Items,” John Koethe’s “Walking Backwards” and Sarah Gambito’s “Loves You” celebrate daily moments in very different registers.
In David Wallace-Wells’s “The Uninhabitable Earth” and Nathaniel Rich’s “Losing Earth,” we have a picture of the increasingly dire problem of global warming.
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.
Andrew Ridker’s “The Altruists” charts how expectations clash when a widower’s two adult children return to the family home in St. Louis.