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Why Liberalism Failed (Book)

Books of The Times: If Liberalism Is Dead, What Comes Next?

In “Why Liberalism Failed,” Patrick J. Deneen argues that mere tinkering will not address profound discontent with the political establishment.

Yates, Christopher J.

Books of The Times: In This Thriller, a Cold Case Turns Hot 26 Years Later

Christopher J. Yates’s “Grist Mill Road” opens with a shooting involving three teenagers, then revisits the crime and its consequences once they’re grown.


Citi profit tops estimates; books $22 billion tax charge

(Reuters) - Citigroup Inc on Tuesday reported quarterly profit that topped Wall Street expectations as consumer businesses made up for lower revenue from bond and currency trading.


Tennis: Kerber consigns 2017 to the history books

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Angelique Kerber has turned the page on a horror 2017 season and is focused firmly on making a fresh start to her career, the German said after sailing into the second round at Melbourne Park on Tuesday.

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden (Book)

Books of The Times: Catching Up With Denis Johnson’s Star-Crossed Drifters

“The Largesse of the Sea Maiden,” a posthumous story collection, is a sequel of sorts to Johnson’s influential and beloved “Jesus’ Son.”


Opinion: To Make Prisons ‘Safer,’ Some Are Banning . . . Books

Denying people the right to read, especially books that reflect their own lives, has a sordid history.


JPMorgan profit beats on higher interest rates; books tax charge

(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co , the biggest U.S. bank by assets, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as gains in net interest income offset a slowdown in trading revenue.


UPDATE 1-JPMorgan profit beats on higher interest rates; books tax charge

Jan 12 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co, the biggest U.S. bank by assets, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as gains in net interest income offset a slowdown in trading revenue.

Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic (Book)

Books of The Times: Will Democracy Survive President Trump? Two New Books Aren’t So Sure

David Frum’s “Trumpocracy” takes aim at the president and those who empower him, and “How Democracies Die,” by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, reads at times like a sly subtweet of the Republican Party.

Black No More (Book)

Books of The Times: Two Classic American Novels About the Madness and Beauty of Race

George S. Schuyler’s “Black No More” and Nella Larsen’s “Passing” have been reissued in time for Black History Month.

Winter (Book)

Books of The Times: Ali Smith’s Seasonal Cycle Turns to a Dreamy ‘Winter’

In the second novel of Smith’s projected quartet, four characters in a big rambling house in England have at each other.

'Fire and Fury' publisher is rushing to print more books

The Woman in the Window (Book)

Books of The Times: ‘The Woman in the Window’ Nods to Classics Old and New, From Hitchcock to ‘The Girl on the Train’

A. J. Finn’s psychological thriller is about a woman who believes she’s witnessed a crime in a neighboring building.

Bass, Fred

Fred Bass, Who Made Strand Bookstore a Mecca, Dies at 89

Building on what his father began, Mr. Bass ultimately oversaw a bustling emporium housing “18 miles of books” in Lower Manhattan, with outposts here and there.

Neon in Daylight (Book)

Books of The Times: ‘Neon in Daylight’ Lights Up Ambivalence With Shades of Didion and Others

Hermione Hoby’s first novel is about characters struggling to connect to their desires in the months before Hurricane Sandy hits New York.

Fire Sermon (Book)

Books of The Times: Sex and Faith Overheat in Jamie Quatro’s ‘Fire Sermon’

Quatro’s first novel, following an acclaimed collection of stories, is about

Weddings and Engagements

Vows: A Wedding Amid Strand’s Rare Books

Adam J. Kurtz and Mitchell Kuga were married in the rare books room at the Strand Bookstore in New York. Their wedding day, Dec. 1, was the five-year anniversary of their relationship. Glimpse their wedding in 360 video.

Book World Inc

Bookstore Chains, Long in Decline, Are Undergoing a Final Shakeout

Book World is closing its 45 stores amid the holiday shopping season, signaling the final gasps for large book sellers as e-commerce rises.

Midtown Area (Manhattan, NY)

Character Study: Running an Indie Bookstore, With Churchillian Resolve

By selling rare Churchill books to wealthy buyers, Barry Singer, 60, has kept his midtown shop open for 34 years.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: On the Lam With Timothy Leary

“The Most Dangerous Man in America,” by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis, recounts the LSD advocate’s globe-trotting attempt to outrun Richard Nixon and the American law.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: Two Books Consider Earthquakes and Their Human Tolls

In “The Great Quake,” Henry Fountain recounts what we learned from North America’s biggest temblor. In “Quakeland,” Kathryn Miles takes a fault-eye view of the continent.

Books and Literature

DealBook: In a Year of Nonstop News, a Batch of Business Books Worth Reading

Our DealBook columnist picks his favorite business books to dive into as 2017 comes to a close.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: Recipes for a Tidy and Tasty Death

“The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning” has wisdom about sorting through and disposing of many of your possessions, and “The Southern Sympathy Cookbook” offers “funeral food with a twist.”

Books and Literature

Books News: In an Era of Online Outrage, Do Sensitivity Readers Result in Better Books, or Censorship?

A new class of editors is quietly reshaping children’s literature, vetting books for cultural and racial stereotypes before they reach readers.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: Fifty Shades of Orange

Maybe Republicans like submitting to Trump.

Mean (Book)

Books of The Times: An Account of Surviving Assault Mixes Horror and Humor

Myriam Gurba’s “Mean” adds a necessary dimension to the discussion of the interplay of race, class and sexuality in sexual violence.

Last-minute holiday gift guide: Our must-have cookbooks

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: A Political Scandal’s Trauma, Seen From the Inside

Nicholas Montemarano’s new novel, “The Senator’s Children,” is about a family weathering the fallout of a scandal like the one that derailed the presidential aspirations of John Edwards.

Books and Literature

The Best Art Books of 2017

The Times’s art critics select their favorite art books (and books about art) of the year.

Books and Literature

Books News: From Two Scholars, African-American Folk Tales for the Next Generation

In their new collection, Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Maria Tatar have reintroduced stories from the African diaspora.

Avedon, Richard

Books of The Times: Turning the Lens Around on Richard Avedon

In “Avedon: Something Personal,” by Norma Stevens and Steven M. L. Aronson, friends and colleagues remember the fashion photographer who revolutionized his field.

Boy reads 100 books in 1 day, parents stream it

CNN's Anderson Cooper reports on 4-year-old Caleb who read 100 books in one night and celebrated each set of ten with a dance .

The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons (Book)

Books of The Times: Adding Up a Prolific Poet’s Charming Weather Reports

“The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons” showcases, in two very large volumes, the friendly and searching style of a writer who twice won the National Book Award.

Books and Literature

Times Critics’ Top Books of 2017

The Times’s critics give their choices of the best fiction and nonfiction works of the year.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: In His Final Fiction, Sam Shepard Chases Familiar Themes

“Spy of the First Person,” about a dying man, is shot through with dread and decay but has parched humor as well.

Women & Power: A Manifesto (Book)

Books of The Times: From Ancient Myths to Modern Day, Women and the Struggle for Power

In “Women & Power: A Manifesto,” the Cambridge classicist Mary Beard describes the scale of the problem and suggests some exciting remedies.

Cooking and Cookbooks

Cookbooks: The Year’s Best Baking Cookbooks, for Novices and Pros

Melissa Clark says seven favorites from 2017 all help dispel the fear of baking.

Shepard, Sam

Books News: A Final Work by Sam Shepard Reveals His Struggle With Lou Gehrig’s Disease

The celebrated playwright spent the last months of his life working tirelessly on a final book, an intimate and philosophical look at his protagonist’s — and his own — health struggles.

Books and Literature

Books News: Sex, Plagiarism and Spyware. This Is Not Your Average Copyright Complaint.

Dueling lawsuits by novelist Emma Cline and her ex-boyfriend involve high-profile lawyers in what has become a high-profile case.


Icahn wants to probe SandRidge books, records

(Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn has asked to inspect certain books and records of SandRidge Energy Inc, according to a regulatory filing on Friday, a day after he called the company's bid for Bonanza Creek Energy Inc "value-destroying".


UPDATE 1-Icahn wants to probe SandRidge books, records

Dec 1 (Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn has asked to inspect certain books and records of SandRidge Energy Inc , according to a regulatory filing on Friday, a day after he called the company's bid for Bonanza Creek Energy Inc "value-destroying".

Champagne (Wine)

The Pour: Five Wine Books to Give This Holiday Season

The top choices of this year’s wine books include an essential Champagne guide, an argument to organize wine by soil type and a thin volume of advice.

The Butchering Art (Book)

Books of The Times: The Story of How Surgeons Cleaned Up Their Act

“The Butchering Art,” by the medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris, recounts how Joseph Lister and others introduced antiseptic practices to medicine.

Books and Literature

Roundup: Travel Books Take You There and Back

It’s worth noting that some of this season’s most exciting travel narratives are by women.


BRIEF-Bookrunner says books close at 8 PM UK time‍​ for Inmobiliaria Colonial deal


Elmet (Book)

Books of The Times: ‘Elmet’ Backs a Brawny Man Into a Dangerous Corner

Fiona Mozley’s debut novel, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, is about a radically self-sufficient family headed toward a reckoning with the society it has renounced.

Books and Literature

Children’s Books: Notable Children’s Books of 2017

The best in picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction, selected by the children’s books editor of The New York Times Book Review.

Stelter: This is how Trump shades the truth

CNN's Brian Stelter says much of what President Donald Trump says lies somewhere between fact and fiction and looks at how the president is able to blur that line to shade the truth.

Books and Literature

100 Notable Books of 2017

The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: Not if the Seas Rise, but When and How High

Jeff Goodell’s “The Water Will Come” reports on climate change and contemplates the future fates of coastal cities.

Books and Literature

Editors’ Choice: 7 New Books We Recommend This Week

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

Duras, Marguerite

Books of The Times: Marguerite Duras’s ‘The Lover,’ and Notebooks That Enrich It

Duras’s best-known novel has been reissued in an Everyman’s Library edition, alongside her “Wartime Notebooks” and “Practicalities,” a collection of essays.


Witness in U.S. FIFA trial describes off-books payments to soccer officials

NEW YORK, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A government witness in the U.S. corruption trial related to soccer's world-governing body FIFA testified on Monday about millions of dollars paid to former soccer officials in exchange for broadcasting and sponsorship rights for international tournaments, all logged in a secret spreadsheet.

Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia (Book)

Books of The Times: The Story of Appalachia, With Plenty of Villains

Steven Stoll’s “Ramp Hollow” is a powerful and outrage-making analysis of the forces, over centuries, that have shaped the region.

Future Home of the Living God (Book)

Books of The Times: Shades of Atwood and Vonnegut in Louise Erdrich’s Dystopian Novel

“Future Home of the Living God,” in the form of a 26-year-old woman’s diary, depicts a future when glitches in evolution are joined by widespread social deterioration.


BRIEF-Indigo Books And Music says ‍Trilogy buys further shares of company

* Says ‍Trilogy Retail has purchased abt 0.04% of total outstanding common shares at average price of $18.50​

Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose (Book)

Books of The Times: In Joe Biden’s Memoir, Private Grief and Its Effect on a Public Life

People who have lost someone will take comfort from what Biden has to say about losing his son Beau to brain cancer in “Promise Me, Dad.”

The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983-1992 (Book)

Books of The Times: Tina Brown’s ‘Vanity Fair Diaries’ Recall a Glossier Time

Brown’s new book is an edited version of the diaries she kept while presiding over the high-powered magazine at a time when editors still had time and money to burn.

Jones, Radhika

Radhika Jones, a Times Books Editor, Said to Be Next Vanity Fair Editor

Ms. Jones would replace Graydon Carter, who has been in place 25 years. She will be the first woman to edit the magazine since Tina Brown.

Books and Literature

Children’s Books: Bookshelf: Picture Books for Animal-Loving Children

An octopus who escapes from an aquarium, a feather searching for its bird, a cardinal trapped in a Christmas tree and more in this season’s best animal books.


Boeing books order for two new Air Force One jets

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Thursday it had formally booked an order for two 747 jumbo jets that will become aircraft for the U.S. president.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: World War II Seen by a Classicist, and Other New Books About Conflict

Thomas E. Ricks surveys 12 new books of military history.

Books and Literature

Children’s Books: A Mark Twain Tale, Brought Back From the Dead

“The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine,” completed and illustrated by Erin and Philip Stead, unites old-fashioned storytelling virtues with a playful modern sensibility.

Books and Literature

Children’s Books: These Kids Never, Never, Never Give Up

In new picture books from Mo Willems, Dan Santat, Lemony Snicket and others, young heroes and heroines get into — and out of — every kind of scrape

Writing and Writers

Op-Ed Columnist: The Magic and Moral of Joan Didion

You glitter the way she does only if there’s gold at the core.

Books and Literature

Children’s Books: Masters of Illustration Bring Breathtaking Art to These Seafaring Stories

Tales of sailing the high seas, rescuing a whale, and emulating Robinson Crusoe from Mordecai Gerstein, Peter Sis, the Fan brothers, and more

Books and Literature

Children’s Books: Love and Other Ties That Bind in This Fall’s Y.A. Novels

A pregnant 16-year-old finds her own birth family, a high school senior is roughed up by the police, a brother and sister fall for the same girl, and more.

Books and Literature

Editors’ Choice: 11 New Books We Recommend This Week

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

Books and Literature

Children’s Books: The Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2017

Here are the winners of The New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books Awards for 2017.


BRIEF-Renault books ended multiple times oversubscribed, allocations to be out tomorrow - bookrunner

* Block trade- Renault Sa - bookrunner says books ended multiple times oversubscribed; allocations will be out tomorrow at 7am‍​ Further company coverage:

da Vinci, Leonardo

Books of The Times: Walter Isaacson’s ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ Is the Portrait of a Real Renaissance Man

Isaacson’s latest biography of a celebrated visionary captures the perfectionist, misser of deadlines and remarkably prescient genius.

Poet in Spain (Book)

Books of The Times: ‘Poet in Spain’ Offers New Translations of Lorca’s Soulful Work

The translator Sarah Arvio bypasses Federico García Lorca’s New York poems, focusing instead on what she calls his “moonlit earthbound Spanish poems.”


UPDATE 2-Brazil's GPA books profit as Assai division offsets weak supermarkets

SAO PAULO, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Brazilian retailer GPA SA swung to profit on Thursday as its Assai "cash-and-carry" division continued a successful expansion, offsetting losses in the group's traditional formats.


'Bloodhound' car kicks off bid to speed into record books

NEWQUAY, England (Reuters) - The Bloodhound Supersonic Car, effectively a fighter jet on wheels, on Thursday kicked off a bid to roar into the record books by eventually reaching 1,000 mph (1,610...

Books and Literature

Editors’ Choice: 12 New Books We Recommend This Week

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: John Grisham Prosecutes For-Profit Law Schools in ‘The Rooster Bar’

Grisham’s new novel translates the ethical and economic issues raised by student-entrapping practices into the high drama of a swift legal thriller.

The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity (Book)

Books of The Times: ‘The State of Affairs’ Examines Our Cheating Hearts

The sex and relationship guru Esther Perel’s new book is about the variety of reasons that people stray, and about the paradox of reconciling the erotic and the domestic.

Documentary Films and Programs

Their Love Letter to Aunt Joan (Didion)

Joan Didion turned down several requests to make a documentary about her life. Then her nephew Griffin Dunne and grandniece Annabelle Dunne asked.

Kindle app still won't let you buy books on iPhone

People are still reading plenty of books, but how and where they dig into a novel or a bit of historical non-fiction is changing.


China frees Swedish bookseller held for books on party chiefs: Sweden foreign office

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - China has informed Sweden that it has freed a bookseller detained for publishing books on the personal lives of President Xi Jinping and other Communist Party leaders, the Swedish foreign office said on Tuesday.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: ‘Sticky Fingers’ Captures Rolling Stone’s Jann Wenner and the Culture He Helped Create

The biographer Joe Hagan understands why a rock magazine editor matters to the history of the 20th century.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: In ‘Righteous,’ a Stand-Up Sleuth Investigates His Brother’s Murder

Joe Ide’s follow-up to his award-winning debut novel, “IQ,” begins in the exact spot that story left off: in a junkyard with a car full of evidence.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: With ‘La Belle Sauvage,’ Philip Pullman Begins a New Trilogy

The author of the “His Dark Materials” trilogy returns, with answers to the questions what happened first and what happens next.


Q&A: Jewel learned her life lessons from nature, books and pain

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jewel's rise in the music world from the Alaska frontier to first-name-only star is almost unbelievable: Girl endures an abusive environment, becomes homeless - and then not only...

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: A Graphic Novelist’s Passionate Anatomy of New York

Julia Wertz’s majestic portrait of the city is a collection of dramatic streetscapes and hidden histories.

Fallaci, Oriana

Books of The Times: The Life of Oriana Fallaci, Guerrilla Journalist

Fallaci, whose interviews got the better of famous figures from Henry Kissinger to Muammar el-Qaddafi, is the subject of a new biography.

Rouhani to Trump: Re-read history books

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reacts to the decertification of the Iranian deal by telling President Trump to re-read his history books.


Hachette Book says has terminated the Weinstein books imprint

PARIS (Reuters) - Hachette Book, the U.S. publishing house of French group Lagardere, has terminated the Weinstein Books imprint, the latest entity to distance itself from Harvey Weinstein after allegations of sexual harassment against the movie producer.


BAWAG PSK books already covered in Austria's biggest IPO

ZURICH/VIENNA, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Books are already covered for the listing of BAWAG PSK, the Austrian bank majority owned by U.S. private equity group Cerberus Capital Management, one of the bookrunners said on Thursday.

Grant (Book)

Books of The Times: In Ron Chernow’s ‘Grant,’ an American Giant’s Makeover Continues

Chernow is out to find undiscovered nobility in Ulysses S. Grant’s story, and he succeeds.

The Letters of Sylvia Plath. Volume 1: 1940-1956 (Book)

Books of The Times: Sylvia Plath’s Letters Reveal a Writer Split in Two

The massive first volume of Plath’s letters dispels the notion that Plath wasn’t aware of her contradictions or in (some) control of them.

Turtles All the Way Down (Book)

Books of The Times: In John Green’s ‘Turtles All the Way Down,’ a Teenager’s Mind Is at War With Itself

Green’s follow-up to “The Fault in Our Stars” involves a small cast of tenderhearted, manically articulate teenagers and the mystery of a missing billionaire.

The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick (Book)

Books of The Times: ‘The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick’ Gives Off a Bright Light

Hardwick scrutinized the work of American writers ranging from Melville and Wharton to Capote and Didion, as well as topics like the civil rights movement and feminism.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: A Surgeon Not Afraid to Face His Mistakes, In and Out of the Operating Room

The brain surgeon Henry Marsh’s second memoir, “Admissions,” is a wandering and ruminative trek through the doctor’s anxieties and private shames.

Books and Literature

Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

Her Body and Other Parties (Book)

Books of The Times: Fairy Tales About the Fears Within

The eight fables in Carmen Maria Machado’s “Her Body and Other Parties,” a finalist for the National Book Award, all depict women on the verge.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: In Dan Brown’s ‘Origin,’ Robert Langdon Returns, With an A.I. Friend in Tow

Brown’s latest novel features a brilliant futurist and a plot that revolves around the tensions between creationism and science.

Books and Literature

Match Book: Illustrated Books to Help Children Embrace Their Differences

Ferdinand the peaceful bull, a blue crayon named Red and other misunderstood heroes who teach kids it’s ok to be themselves.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: Through the Lens of the Obama Years, Ta-Nehisi Coates Reckons With Race, Identity and Trump

“We Were Eight Years in Power” is a selection of Coates’s most influential pieces from The Atlantic, with new material about what he was thinking and feeling when he wrote them.

Books and Literature

Editors' Choice: 11 New Books We Recommend This Week

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: Stephen King and Son Team Up for a Novel About Women Whose Sleep Should Not Be Disturbed

In “Sleeping Beauties,” by Stephen King and his son Owen, women who fall asleep don’t wake up, and grow tendrils that are best left alone.

Inside New York's oldest bookstore

Founded in 1925, Argosy Books continues the quaint tradition of selling actual printed books, even when their six-story building is worth millions. "The Wonder List" returns Oct 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life (Book)

Books of The Times: ‘The Far Away Brothers’ Breathes Vivid Life Into Immigration Issues

Lauren Markham’s impeccably timed and intimately reported book follows twin teenage brothers on their journey from El Salvador to California.


Pirelli's IPO books covered on base deal size - bank memo

MILAN, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Demand for the initial public offering of Italian tyremaker Pirelli has reached an amount sufficient to cover the base size of the offer on the third day of the share sale, a memo sent by banks to investors said on Wednesday.

Nomadland (Book)

Books of The Times: On the Road With the Casualties of the Great Recession

To write “Nomadland,” Jessica Bruder spent three years traveling and working alongside grandparents and others living in school buses and vans seeking seasonal work.

An Odyssey: A Father, a Son and an Epic (Book)

Books of The Times: A Father and Son Sail Through Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ Together

Daniel Mendelsohn’s “An Odyssey” recounts what happened when the author’s 81-year-old father enrolled in one of his son’s classes at Bard College.

Books and Literature

Books News: Looking for Buddhist Wisdom in ‘The Princess Bride’

In a new book, Ethan Nichtern divines lessons about love, family and Buddhism from the cult classic. Just don’t expect Inigo Montoya to find enlightenment.

Wainwright, Loudon III

Books of The Times: In ‘Liner Notes,’ Loudon Wainwright Looks Squarely at His Flaws and His Musical Family Tree

The folk singer — ex-husband of Kate McGarrigle and father of Rufus Wainwright, among his other connections — does not go easy on himself in this memoir.

What Happened (Book)

Books of The Times: Hillary Clinton Opens Up About ‘What Happened,’ With Candor, Defiance and Dark Humor

Clinton’s account of the 2016 election is part post-mortem, part feminist manifesto and part score-settling jubilee.

Buruma, Ian

Books News: Ian Buruma on a New Era at The New York Review of Books

Buruma has officially begun his tenure at the intellectual magazine, taking over from Robert Silvers, who died in March after having edited it since 1963.


Shades of Noir: My Hunt for an Eclipse Glasses Villain

As the first reports of eclipse eye damage emerge, a reporter attempts to get to the bottom of the shady shades fiasco.

Sing, Unburied, Sing (Book)

Books of The Times: Faulkner and Other Ghosts Sing Through Jesmyn Ward’s New Novel

Ward’s third novel, “Sing, Unburied, Sing,” follows a tender teenager and his drug-addicted mother on a road trip.

Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A. (Book)

Books of The Times: ‘Cuz’ Mourns a Loss and Denounces a System

Danielle Allen’s new book is about her cousin’s troubled life and death, and his experience in and out of the California criminal justice system.

My Absolute Darling (Book)

Books of The Times: A Heroine in the Mold of Huck and Scout

In Gabriel Tallent’s debut novel, a remarkably self-sufficient 14-year-old girl must try to survive her survivalist father.

Le Carre, John

Books of The Times: George Smiley and Other Old Friends Return in John le Carré’s ‘A Legacy of Spies’

In le Carré’s new novel, the children of some of his best-known characters have grown up and demand justice.


Blasphemy laws on the books in one-third of nations: study

GENEVA (Reuters) - Laws prohibiting blasphemy are "astonishingly widespread" worldwide, with many laying down disproportionate punishments ranging from prison sentences to lashings or the death penalty, the lead author of a report on blasphemy said.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: ‘The Bettencourt Affair,’ a Buffet for Scandal Aficionados

Tom Sancton’s book recounts the implications and intrigue that surrounded the L’Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt’s relationship with a younger man.

Meehan, Thomas

Thomas Meehan, Who Wrote the Books for Broadway Hits, Dies at 88

“Annie,” “Hairspray” and “The Producers” were among Mr. Meehan’s Tony Award-winning credits.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: ‘The Burning Girl,’ About Intense Pre-Teenage Friendship, Never Catches Fire

In her new novel, Claire Messud writes about “secret sisters,” “umbilically linked and inseparable,” and about how their bond dissolves.


Your Money: Hard-Won Advice in Books on Aging and Elder Care

Readers told our columnist what they had read and found useful, and he reports back on family conversations, division of labor, Medicaid and more.


Profile: Why George Guidall Is the Undisputed King of Audiobooks

His rich baritone has been called the voice of choice for more than 1,300 pieces of literature, including “Crime and Punishment,” “The Corrections” and plenty of Stephen King.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: A Personal, Breezy Tour of Classic Children’s Books

In “Wild Things,” Bruce Handy curates passages from his favorite books for kids, allowing readers both literary pleasure and a kind of time travel.

Mayhem: A Memoir (Book)

Books News: A Wealthy Family’s Battle With Drugs Laid Bare, but to What End?

Sigrid Rausing’s coming book raises questions of whether the lines between memoir and voyeurism, family catharsis and score-settling, have been blurred.

Books and Literature

Reader's Notebook: Books and the ‘Boredom Boom’

Quietly asserting itself in a spate of recent books, the subject of boredom is experiencing a literary moment. Why? One reader explores the world of boredom studies for answers.

Refuge (Book)

Books of The Times: Dina Nayeri’s ‘Refuge’ Follows the Reinvention of an Exile

In this novel, a woman who left Iran as a child strains to remake her life and hold on to a connection with her father.

Home Fire (Book)

Books of The Times: In ‘Home Fire,’ Lives Touched by Immigration, Jihad and Family Love

Three British siblings of Pakistani descent are at the center of Kamila Shamsie’s ingenious new novel, which builds to a stunning conclusion.

Emma in the Night (Book)

Books of The Times: ‘Emma in the Night,’ a Thriller That Keeps Readers Guessing

Wendy Walker’s latest novel revolves around the mysterious disappearance of two teenage sisters.

Education (K-12)

Britain Turns to Chinese Textbooks to Improve Its Math Scores

The project is part of a government-backed plan to remake some English classrooms in the image of the East.


UPDATE 1-Fannie books higher quarterly profit, to send $3.1 bln to U.S. Treasury

Aug 3 (Reuters) - Fannie Mae, the largest U.S. mortgage guarantor, said on Thursday its net income edged up to $3.2 billion in the second quarter from the previous quarter's $2.8 billion due to higher credit-related income and investment gains.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: Review: ‘The Dark Dark,’ Beguiling Tales of Women in Metamorphosis

In this short-story collection by Samantha Hunt, dreamlike images operate in service to feminist themes and earthbound ideas.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: Boom, Bust and a Berkshires Interloper in ‘The Locals’

Jonathan Dee’s novel follows a family from post-9/11 Manhattan to small-town Massachusetts. Class antagonism follows.

Why adult coloring books are good for you

Coloring books are no longer just for the kids. In fact, adult coloring books are all the rage right now. And while researchers and art therapists alike have touted the calming benefits for over a decade, it's childhood favorite Crayola that's gotten adult coloring books some serious grown-up attention. The famous crayon makers just launched a set of markers, colored pencils and a collection of adult coloring books, Coloring Escapes, last month.

Comic Books and Strips

Comic Books, in Black and White

“Black,” a comic series about a world in which only black people have superpowers, is an ambitious project that has stood out for, among other reasons, some incredible covers.

Flake, Jeffrey L

Books of The Times: Senator Flake, a Republican, Explains Why He Didn’t Vote for Trump

In “Conscience of a Conservative,” Jeff Flake of Arizona crosses a rhetorical Rubicon to excoriate the president — and the lawmakers who support him.

Writing and Writers

Critics for The New York Times on Sam Shepard’s Plays, Books and Movies

Excerpts from reviews of theater, book and film works by Mr. Shepard, who is dead at age 73.

Kakutani, Michiko

38 Years on Books: The Essential Michiko Kakutani Reader

“Beloved.” “Infinite Jest.” “White Teeth.” “Team of Rivals.” Four decades of signature reviews and essays by The Times’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic.


South Korea's LG Electronics books second quarter profit held back by mobiles

SEOUL (Reuters) - LG Electronics Inc on Thursday said continued losses in its mobile unit limited growth in second-quarter profit to 13.6 percent, as the firm prepares to release a handset in the third quarter that it hopes will turn the tide.

Dying: A Memoir (Book)

Books of The Times: ‘Dying: A Memoir’ Is a Bracing Illumination of Terminal Illness

This lucid, graceful book by Cory Taylor addresses her struggles with cancer after a diagnosis of melanoma. She died in July 2016 at 61.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: Three New Books Discuss How to Confront and Reform Racist Policing

Books by former Dallas police chief David O. Brown and the law professor Paul Butler, and a collection edited by Angela J. Davis, call for transformation of the system.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: Russian Women Speak Up About the Front Lines and the Home Front

Svetlana Alexievich’s “The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II” unearths a mostly buried aspect of Russian history.

Luggage and Packing

No, Comic Books Are ‘Not a Security Threat,’ T.S.A. Says

United Airlines had mistakenly told travelers returning home from Comic-Con International in San Diego to remove comic books from their checked bags.

Stay With Me (Book)

Books of The Times: Portrait of a Nigerian Marriage in a Heartbreaking Debut Novel

Ayobami Adebayo’s “Stay With Me,” like great works by Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, explores the pull between tradition and modernity in Nigeria.


'Game of Thrones' author teases two possible new books in 2018

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Author George R.R. Martin has hinted at the possibility of not one but two new "Game of Thrones" books in 2018, whetting the appetites of fans who have been waiting for the next installment of the epic saga since 2011.


Alternate history of Singapore scoops comic books awards in U.S.

SAN DIEGO, Calif (Reuters) - Singaporean graphic novelist Sonny Liew dominated the comic industry's equivalent of the Oscars, scooping three Eisner Awards for "The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye" - a...

Books and Literature

Books News: Is Everyone in Politics Writing a Tell-all? Yes

From Hillary Clinton to a White House stenographer, readers will hear almost everyone’s point of view in upcoming books.

Books and Literature

Harry Potter Nerds Rejoice: 2 New ‘History of Magic’ Books Coming This Fall

The books will appear on Oct. 20 as part of a 20th anniversary celebration and exhibition at the British Library. But they aren’t new novels or even plays.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: Hunted at the Zoo in ‘Fierce Kingdom’

When a mundane setting turns lethal, a mother and her 4-year-old son find themselves becoming prey in Gin Phillips’s new thriller.


Two new Harry Potter books to be released in October

(Reuters) - The Hogwarts universe is set to expand by an additional two new Harry Potter books, published in conjunction with a British Library event, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the magical series.

The Incest Diary (Book)

Books of The Times: A Dive Into the Abyss in the Anonymous ‘Incest Diary’

In a disturbing new memoir, an unidentified writer tells the story of being raped by her father, starting when she was 3.

American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land (Book)

Books of The Times: An Arsonist and His Femme Fatale Fiancée in ‘American Fire’

Monica Hesse’s new book, about a string of fires in Virginia, has all the elements of a lively crime procedural.

The Late Show (Book)

Books of The Times: Michael Connelly’s New Detective Makes Harry Bosch Look Like a Slouch

“The Late Show” is a breathlessly-paced novel that introduces Renée Ballard, a tireless detective who has been banished to the night shift.


CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Australia's Vocus opens books for KKR to conduct due diligence

July 5 (Reuters) - Vocus Group Ltd said on Wednesday it would allow KKR & Co LP to conduct due diligence on a non-exclusive basis, a month after the private equity firm made a $1.66 billion takeover offer for the Australian internet company.


Australia's Vocus opens books for KKR to conduct due diligence

(Reuters) - Vocus Group Ltd said on Wednesday it would allow KKR & Co LP to conduct due diligence on a non-exclusive basis, after the private equity giant made a $1.66 billion takeover offer for the Australian internet company in June.

The Great Nadar: The Man Behind the Camera (Book)

Books of The Times: The Wild of Nadar, an Early Photographer Who Knew How to Give a Party

Adam Begley’s “The Great Nadar” describes the 19th-century photographer and pioneering balloonist who lived large in Paris.

You Should Have Left (Book)

Books of The Times: A Brief but Potent Scare in ‘You Should Have Left’

Daniel Kehlmann’s new novella concerns a screenwriter whose working vacation with his family turns into a nightmare.

Colleges and Universities

Summer Reading Books: The Ties That Bind Colleges

The Times collected information on dozens of college summer reading programs and examined an annual survey of hundreds of universities. A few trends emerged.

Basu, Diksha

Books of The Times: Keeping Up With New Delhi’s 1 Percent in ‘The Windfall’

In Diksha Basu’s debut novel, set in a wealthy enclave of New Delhi, characters with old and new money feel status anxiety.

Golden Hill (Book)

Books of The Times: Review: Francis Spufford’s First Novel Is a Swashbuckling Tale

“Golden Hill” follows the misadventures of a handsome young stranger who arrives in New York from London, hoping to cash in on a fortune.

Memorys Last Breath: Field Notes on My Dementia (Book)

Books of The Times: In ‘Memory’s Last Breath,’ Remembering Life, Before It’s Too Late

Gerda Saunders tries to analyze her dementia as dispassionately as possible in her new book.

The Changeling (Book)

Books of The Times: In ‘The Changeling,’ the Dark Fears of Parents, Memorably Etched

Victor LaValle’s latest hybrid of the supernatural and the literary is rooted in the anxiety families feel over the safety of their children.

New York Times

‘I Have Stopped Taking My Notebooks and Pens to Meetings’

Our Top 10 Comments of the Week: Readers debate being interrupted at work, the shooting of a politician and the fate of American “Dreamers.”

Books and Literature

Children’s Books: What Not to Tell the Kids When the Goldfish Dies, and Other Lessons From Pet Picture Books

A dead goldfish and a botched cover-up, an imaginary pet parakeet — pet-focused picture books help kids make sense of life and loss.

Books and Literature

Children’s Books: In Philip Pullman’s First Graphic Novel, a Ghost Ship Travels Through Time

In “The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship,” a battered vessel becomes unstuck in time after an experiment goes awry.

Books and Literature

Help Desk: I’m Dying Up Here: Books on How to Grieve and How to Die

Our columnist examines new books that offer methods for dealing with death and dying — plus a poignant memoir that will show you how to live.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: Review: A Corrupt Cop Is Up Against the Wall in Don Winslow’s ‘The Force’

A police task force leader and his crew aren’t much better than the criminals they pursue in this gritty thriller, set in New York.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: Sherman Alexie’s Complicated Grief for His Mother

In his memoir, “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,” Alexie explores grief, poverty and his childhood on the Spokane Indian Reservation.

Check out 'United Shades' Sundays at 10p

'United Shades of America' follows comedian and political provocateur W. Kamau Bell as he explores communities across America to understand the unique challenges they face.

Texting suicide trial reveals legal shades of gray

Michelle Carter, 20, is on trial on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of her boyfriend Conrad Roy III, who committed suicide after Carter sent numerous text messages encouraging him to kill himself. In this case, the digital records of Carter's statements alone establish her intent to cause Conrad's death and her awareness of her culpability afterward.


From Parthenon of banned books to pipe homes of refugees - documenta 14 kicks off

KASSEL, Germany (Reuters) - A life-sized model of the Greek Parthenon - covered in forbidden books donated from around the world - stands in central Kassel right where Nazis once burned banned books.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: A Spirited Widow and a Monstrous Serpent Propel a Lush Novel

Sarah Perry’s “The Essex Serpent” is part ghost story and part natural history lesson, part romance and part feminist parable.

School's yearbooks had N-word on cover

Some middle schoolers are learning that history isn't always meant to be celebrated after the N-word was inadvertently printed on the front cover of their yearbooks.

Do Not Become Alarmed (Book)

Books of The Times: Soft Children Confront a Hard World in Maile Meloy’s New Novel

In “Do Not Become Alarmed,” six children vanish while on vacation with their parents in Central America.


Marrakech's historic booksellers once again face eviction

MARRAKECH, Morocco (Reuters) - Lined up against shopkeepers hawking everything from fresh parsley to colorful socks, Marrakech's historic booksellers face an uncertain future as authorities plan an urban makeover in one of Morocco's tourist hubs.


Singapore police investigate blindfolded activists with books on a train

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore police said on Monday they were investigating a protest by several blindfolded activists who held up books on a subway train in a call for justice for 22 people detained in 1987 under a tough internal security law.

Roy, Arundhati

Books of The Times: Arundhati Roy’s Long-Awaited Novel Is an Ambitious Look at Turmoil in India

“The Ministry of Utmost Happiness” comes 20 years after Roy’s celebrated debut novel, “The God of Small Things.”

A new library of Congress: Slew of senators pen books

If you are a politician and you don't write a book, are you even a true politician?

Books and Literature

We Read Them So You Don’t Have To: New Books by Senators Al Franken, Elizabeth Warren and Ben Sasse

We look at new works from Senators Elizabeth Warren, Ben Sasse and Al Franken, each rumored to be a future White House contender.

The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road (Book)

Books of The Times: ‘The Long Haul’ Is a Trucker’s Slangy Tour of the Road

Finn Murphy opines about the transcendent pointlessness of material possessions, among other topics, in this memoir.

The Answers (Book)

Books of The Times: ‘The Answers’ Runs Down the Rabbit Hole of Love

Catherine Lacey’s second novel is a meditation on fame and art as well as affection.

Books and Literature

Summer Reading: Hot Tracks: Summer’s Big Books on Rock, Pop, Soul and Jazz

From the Beatles and Wilson Pickett to Michael Nesmith and the Sex Pistols.

Books and Literature

Summer Reading: Destinations Await in the Summer’s Best Travel Books

Biking Eastern Europe and hiking the Alps are just two adventures in this season’s travel books. They’ll also visit Cuba, Gascony and the South Pole.

Fashion and Apparel

Critic's Notebook: Melania Trump on Display, Dressed in Ambivalence and Armor

Nine days, five countries, and more than a dozen outfits: the first lady makes a statement abroad.

Books and Literature

Summer Pages: Summer Reading Recommendations, From 6 Novelists Who Own Bookstores

Here’s what Emma Straub, Ann Patchett, Jonathan Lethem, Louise Erdrich, Judy Blume and Jeff Kinney are reading and recommending to bookstore customers.

Books and Literature

12 New Books We Recommend This Week

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

Books and Literature

Summer Pages: Books to Breeze Through This Summer

Janet Maslin’s roundup of 16 books to read this summer includes a stunner of a cop novel, a satire of the wealthy, sidesplitting essays and a classical mystery for fans of Agatha Christie.

Inside Amazon's first NYC bookstore

It was "day one" at Amazon Books, the tech giant's first brick-and-mortar store in New York City.

Grief Cottage (Book)

Books of The Times: In ‘Grief Cottage,’ a Ghost and Other Things That Haunt Us

Gail Godwin’s latest novel follows a young boy sent to live with a great-aunt after his mother’s death.

Education (K-12)

It Was Hard This Year to Keep Politics Out of High School Yearbooks

A look at how students in the Kansas City region commemorated the campaign in keepsakes meant to be enjoyed by all classmates, no matter their leanings.

Deaths (Obituaries)

Jean Fritz, Who Wrote History Books for Children, Dies at 101

Her works were full of human narratives and quirks, backed by engaging prose and deep archival research.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: ‘The End of Eddy’ Captures a Savage Childhood and a Global Movement

Édouard Louis’s deeply autobiographical novel recounts growing up gay among the white underclass in rural France.


New French president's government is palette of political shades

PARIS (Reuters) - France's centrist President Emmanuel Macron gave ministerial jobs to conservatives, socialists and newcomers to politics on Wednesday, appointing an unprecedented all-stripes cabinet to bridge traditional divides and broaden his support.


UPDATE 2-France's Macron mixes political shades in ministerial appointments

PARIS, May 17 (Reuters) - France's centrist President Emmanuel Macron named his government on Wednesday, appointing a mix of political hues to the top jobs as part of his promise to bridge the right-left divide.


France's Macron mixes political shades in ministerial appointments

PARIS (Reuters) - Newly inaugurated centrist French president Emmanuel Macron chose his government on Wednesday, appointing a mix of political hues to the top jobs as part of his promise to bridge the right-left divide.

Why Comey's testimony will be 'one for the history books'

Few reporters know deposed FBI Director James Comey as well -- or have been covering him as long -- as CNN's Eric Lichtblau. Lichtblau, a new CNN'er after spending 15 years at The New York Times, has been reporting on Comey for more than a decade -- all the way back to the infamous 2004 hospital confrontation between Comey and then Bush chief of staff Andy Card and White House counsel Alberto Gonzales.

Shake It Up: Great American Writing on Rock and Pop from Elvis to Jay Z (Book)

Books of The Times: ‘Shake It Up’ Aims to Put Rock Writing in the Pantheon

This collection of rock criticism includes thoughts on hazing, lyrics, death and so much more.

Books and Literature

Books of The Times: Digging to the Roots of Maurice Sendak’s Vision

In “There’s a Mystery There,” Jonathan Cott — with help from the playwright Tony Kushner, psychoanalysts and art historians — examines the influences and ideas in Sendak’s children’s books.


CORRECTED-BRIEF-Cairn Homes books are expected to close at short notice- Bookrunner

* Cairn Homes-bookrunner says syndicate has conducted limited market sounding exercise and received support for transaction


UK ambivalence over new EU military command center irks allies: diplomats

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Conflicting signals from Britain over a planned military command center the European Union wants to set up to run its foreign training missions have annoyed France and Germany in the countdown to the start of Brexit negotiations in June.

Books and Literature

Newsbook: 3 Revelatory Books About the F.B.I.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is shrouded in secrecy. Here are three books that offer insider knowledge.

Spier, Peter (1927- )

Peter Spier, Illustrator of Children’s Books, Dies at 89

His “Noah’s Ark,” which won the Caldecott Medal, showed Noah’s toils, like pulling a donkey onto the ark and trying to snatch two bees out of a swarm.