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The pioneering female doctor in Sarah Moss’s novel “Signs for Lost Children” attends to the women in an asylum, not her long-distance marriage.
Wendy Lesser’s “You Say to Brick” details how Louis Kahn’s designs helped lift the architectural profession out of its functionalist, modernist rut.
After a divorce, two sons are happy to live with their father in Daniel Magariel’s “One of the Boys.” Then they learn about his crack addiction.
In “My Cat Yugoslavia,” a strange and haunting debut by Pajtim Statovci, an exiled mother and son refuse to surrender their dreams.
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
Omar El Akkad’s “American War” is a disturbingly plausible tale of a future America torn asunder by its own political and tribal affiliations.
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
Steven Hatch recounts his experience as an American doctor at an Ebola treatment unit in rural Liberia in the new memoir “Inferno.”
The film director and author of “Make Trouble” says that when a publisher asked him for a blurb for “Transit,” he sent back, “Rachel Cusk is too smart for her own good.”
Amy Goldstein chronicles in vivid, sophisticated detail the evisceration of life in a Wisconsin town after the loss of its major employer.
Three short books on tyranny, the First Amendment and Wall Street approach substantial topics in slim volumes.
With books on orgasm equality, sexual freedom and C.E.O.-style marriage prioritizing, loveologists offer new takes on hooking up and settling down.
In “This Fight Is Our Fight,” Elizabeth Warren offers a manifesto for the Democratic resistance to President Trump.
In a complex world, people fail to realize just how ignorant they are. In “The Knowledge Illusion,” Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach tell them.
In this installment of Match Book, a woman seeks a work of fiction that will unite her “disparate group of avid readers,” also known as her children.
In Julie Buntin’s first novel, “Marlena,” the past and present overlap in a portrait of an electric friendship cut short.
The work in George W. Bush’s “Portraits of Courage” reveals a surprisingly adept artist who has dramatically improved his technique while also doing penance for a great disaster of American history.
James Forman Jr.’s “Locking Up Our Own” and Chris Hayes’s “A Colony in a Nation” compel readers to wrestle with very tough questions about racism, inequality and punishment.
Chris Hayes talks about “A Colony in a Nation,” and Jason Zinoman discusses “Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night.”
In “Never Out of Season,” Robert Dunn looks at how modern societies make themselves vulnerable to crop devastation.