NY Times Books

Carolyn Chute’s ‘Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves’

November 21, 2014 - 8:06am
Some residents of Egypt, Maine, fear a communal settlement and its enigmatic leader; others are irresistibly attracted.

Paperback Row

November 21, 2014 - 8:02am
Paperback books of particular interest.

Editors’ Choice

November 21, 2014 - 7:57am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Inside the List

November 21, 2014 - 7:52am
Richard Ford, whose latest Frank Bascombe book is on the extended hardcover fiction list, had originally named his character Frank Slocum.

ArtsBeat: The New Republic’s Party Includes Bill Clinton, Toasts and Whispers of Unease

November 21, 2014 - 7:50am
Chris Hughes, the owner, gives a speech about looking toward the future and embracing experimentation. The editors talk about protecting the past.






‘Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love,’ by James Booth

November 20, 2014 - 4:07pm
James Booth’s new biography of Philip Larkin demonstrates why the poet’s work is great.

ArtsBeat: Phil Klay’s Literary Salon on the F Train

November 20, 2014 - 3:00pm
The morning after winning the National Book Award, Mr. Klay spotted a commuter reading a book by another National Book Award winner — his mentor, Colum McCann.






Books of The Times: ‘Something Rich and Strange,’ a Ron Rash Anthology

November 20, 2014 - 1:35pm
“Something Rich and Strange,” an anthology of stories by Ron Rash, explores the bleak pull of Appalachia for those who have left or seemingly cannot leave.






Books of The Times: A Memoir by Viv Albertine, Punk Rocker

November 20, 2014 - 9:43am
In “Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys,” Viv Albertine, the former guitarist and songwriter with the Slits, recalls being a groundbreaking woman in the world of punk rock.






Gabrielle Hamilton: By the Book

November 20, 2014 - 7:00am
The chef and author of “Prune” and “Blood, Bones and Butter”: “The perfectness of reading is when a book hits you and you hit it and . . . you are completed in a way you have never been before.”






National Book Award Goes to Phil Klay for His Short Story Collection

November 19, 2014 - 8:50pm
Mr. Klay won the fiction award for his debut collection, “Redeployment,” which draws on his experience as a Marine who served in Iraq.






R.A. Montgomery, 78, Dies; Published Choose Your Own Adventure Series

November 19, 2014 - 8:18pm
Mr. Montgomery recognized the potential of a book that let the reader choose between two actions and endings.