NY Times Books

Review: ‘Lucky Alan,’ Jonathan Lethem’s Dreamlike Tales of Seclusion

4 hours 19 min ago
The people in this collection of stories tend to live in their own fortresses of solitude, cut off by fate, choice or temperament.






‘Why Not Say What Happened,’ by Morris Dickstein

8 hours 10 min ago
A memoir mixes biography and intellectual history.






Irvine Welsh’s ‘The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins’

8 hours 10 min ago
Irvine Welsh’s tale of abduction and mutual obsession.






‘The Age of Dignity,’ by Ai-jen Poo With Ariane Conrad

8 hours 10 min ago
Changing how society deals with caregiving.






Laura van den Berg’s ‘Find Me’

8 hours 10 min ago
Laura van den Berg’s heroine picks her way across an American wasteland, searching for the mother who abandoned her.






Bookends: James Baldwin Denounced Richard Wright’s ‘Native Son’ As a ‘Protest Novel.’ Was He Right?

8 hours 10 min ago
Ayana Mathis and Pankaj Mishra discuss Baldwin’s indictment of “Native Son,” which was published 75 years ago.






ArtsBeat: Marina Abramovic to Publish a Memoir in 2016

9 hours 32 min ago
The book, to be published by Crown Archetype, will coincide with the artist’s 70th birthday.






‘Please Stop Helping Us’ and ‘Shame’

14 hours 42 min ago
Two black conservatives argue that a sense of victimhood, not social forces, creates problems for African-Americans.






Books of The Times: Review: In Olen Steinhauer’s ‘All the Old Knives,’ Exes Recall Love and Blood

March 1, 2015 - 1:55pm
In this thriller, former lovers and colleagues in espionage meet at a California restaurant to recall a tryst and resurrect memories of a hostage crisis.






Yasar Kemal, Master Turkish Novelist and Strident Political Critic, Is Dead

February 28, 2015 - 3:09pm
Mr. Kemal repeatedly clashed with the Turkish state while emerging as his country’s first novelist of global stature.