NY Times Books

Critic’s Notebook: ‘Football’ and Other Books of the Season

August 28, 2014 - 1:55pm
“Football: Great Writing About the National Sport” is among the new books on the game to greet the season.






Books of The Times: Gamache Is Back in Louise Penny’s ‘The Long Way Home’

August 28, 2014 - 1:30pm
In Louise Penny’s “The Long Way Home,” a battered former detective retreats to an idyllic town, but gets drawn into the mystery of a neighbor’s missing husband.






Rick Perlstein: By the Book

August 28, 2014 - 7:00am
The author, most recently, of “The Invisible Bridge,” would like Chekhov to write his life story. “Sometimes I think he knows me better than I know myself, even when he’s ostensibly writing about Russian ladies over a hundred years ago.”






Books of The Times: ‘What Stays in Vegas,’ by Adam Tanner

August 27, 2014 - 2:08pm
Adam Tanner’s “What Stays in Vegas” looks at online data mining, how companies collect personal information to remain competitive and where invasion of privacy begins.






Katy Simpson Smith’s ‘The Story of Land and Sea,’ and More

August 27, 2014 - 11:37am
New books include novels by Katy Simpson Smith, Stephan Eirik Clark, Tania Malik, Vanessa Manko, Bilal Tanweer and Carys Bray.






Children’s Books: ‘Viva Frida’ and ‘Frida & Diego’

August 27, 2014 - 8:20am
Two new books present the artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in striking ways.