NY Times Books

Arts, Briefly: Want More Wonka? A Lost Chapter Is Found

August 31, 2014 - 2:27pm
A lost chapter of an earlier version of the 1964 book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” was recently published for the first time in The Guardian.






Books of The Times: ‘No Man’s Land,’ Unfamiliar Writing About World War I

August 31, 2014 - 2:16pm
“No Man’s Land: Fiction From a World at War 1914-1918” and “The Burning of the World” bring diverse voices to World War I literature.






Françoise Mouly’s Toon Graphics Takes Comics to Classrooms

August 29, 2014 - 2:09pm
Toon Graphics is producing comic books it hopes will be studied as serious textbooks in the fourth grade and beyond.






ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Culture and Madness

August 29, 2014 - 1:09pm
Gary Greenberg discusses “Suspicious Minds,” David Carr talks about “Hack Attack” and more.






ArtsBeat: A Book for Children, and Others, by Bruce Springsteen

August 29, 2014 - 7:56am
“Outlaw Pete,” based on a song of the same name, is for “for anybody who loves a good Western,” said his publisher.






Inside the List

August 29, 2014 - 7:50am
Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican whose first book, “The Way Forward,” is No. 5 on the hardcover nonfiction list, has opened up about his father’s alcoholism and early death.

Editors’ Choice

August 29, 2014 - 7:49am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Paperback Row

August 29, 2014 - 7:49am
Paperback books of particular interest.

‘The City Under the Skin’ by Geoff Nicholson

August 29, 2014 - 7:48am
In a nameless city, women are abducted, tattooed with crude maps and released.

Robert Timberg’s ‘Blue-Eyed Boy’

August 29, 2014 - 7:48am
Robert Timberg traces his personal journey from disfigured Vietnam veteran to author and journalist.

‘The Birth of Korean Cool,’ by Euny Hong

August 29, 2014 - 7:48am
Cultural influence has kept pace with South Korea’s growth.

‘The Shadow Hero,’ by Gene Luen Yang

August 29, 2014 - 7:47am
A tribute to an Asian superhero from the 1940s.

‘The Invention of Exile,’ by Vanessa Manko

August 29, 2014 - 7:47am
A Russian immigrant, deported from the United States, attempts to reunite with his family.

Alessandro Baricco’s ‘Mr. Gwyn and Three Times at Dawn’

August 29, 2014 - 7:46am
A celebrated British author embarks on a strange new career in these linked novellas by Alessandro Baricco.

Richard Flanagan’s ‘Narrow Road to the Deep North’

August 29, 2014 - 7:45am
A frail humanity survives the unspeakable in Richard Flanagan’s novel of the Burma-Thailand Railway.

‘Home Leave,’ by Brittani Sonnenberg

August 29, 2014 - 7:45am
A restless executive subjects his family to an itinerant existence on three continents.

‘Your Face in Mine,’ by Jess Row

August 29, 2014 - 7:45am
A man undergoes a surgical procedure to transform from white to black.

The Shortlist: Naomi Wood’s ‘Mrs. Hemingway,’ and More

August 29, 2014 - 7:44am
New books by Naomi Wood, Sally O’Reilly, Nina Siegal and Sheila Kohler.

‘The Animals: Love Letters Between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy’

August 29, 2014 - 7:44am
Letters between Christopher Isherwood and his partner, Don Bachardy, mock the world’s ridiculous spectacle.

Open Book: Priority Mail

August 29, 2014 - 7:43am
A look at past reviews of the letters of Sylvia Plath, Flannery O’Connor and Saul Bellow.