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In her new memoir, Carolyn Forché tells the story of how a stranger's suggestion that she visit El Salvador in the late 1970s changed the... [Read More]
With the 2018 prize postponed by scandal, The Times's staff book critics discuss the award's history and influence — and whom they would give it... [Read More]
In "Dear America," Jose Antonio Vargas writes about the precarious life he has built in the United States as an undocumented immigrant. [Read More]
We know how all of this is going to end: with Donald J. Trump. [Read More]
In "One Person, No Vote," Carol Anderson argues that Republican legislatures and governors have systematically blocked minority voters at the polls. [Read More]
In the elegant, readable and sobering "These Truths," Lepore starts with Columbus's arrival and wends her way through the next five centuries. [Read More]
Merve Emre's book tells the story of the creators of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, which became a widespread tool for personnel management, self-help and more. [Read More]
Louis Hyman's history describes the corporate forces that during the 20th century led to a gig economy of expendable and precarious labor. [Read More]
In "She Begat This: 20 Years of 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,'" Joan Morgan makes a case for Hill's artistic and historical importance while also... [Read More]
Adam Tooze shows how the financial crisis radiated outward, shaping not only the new economic order but the ensuing political free-for-all. [Read More]
Fewer than 50 pages into Beth Macy's "Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America," one of the many opioid users she talks... [Read More]
Beth Macy's new book provides an on-the-ground look at how addiction to OxyContin and other painkillers became a national state of emergency. [Read More]
In this surprising and mesmerizing book, Allie Rowbottom, a descendant of the Jell-O fortune, weaves together memoir and the story of the classic American brand. [Read More]
Mr. Reeves plays a diamond merchant who falls for a cafe owner in this leaden thriller. [Read More]
In "The Fall of Wisconsin," Dan Kaufman shows how the Tea Party's philosophy has triumphed in a state long known for its progressive traditions. [Read More]
In "The Monarchy of Fear," the philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum writes against a tradition of philosophical and political thinking that minimizes emotions. [Read More]
"Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America," by Alissa Quart, is a timely book about the increasing number of people who feel profound economic vulnerability. [Read More]
Nell Painter's "Old in Art School" and Aruna D'Souza's "Whitewalling" bring new energy and insight to questions that have long preoccupied the art world. [Read More]
Eliza Griswold's "Amity and Prosperity" follows a single mother's fight against the impact of fracking in her Pennsylvania county. [Read More]
"Is the world's greatest democracy and economy broken?" Brill asks in a presumably reassuring passage. "Not compared to the Civil War years, or to the... [Read More]