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“The aim of this book is mainly diagnostic,” George Saunders writes in his latest work. “If a story drew us in, kept us reading, made us feel respected, how did it do that?” @parul_sehgal  reviews.

"The novel has become subject to all its own barbs; every one of Fitzgerald’s bitter observations is lobbed back at his book in turn." @parul_sehgal  on "The Great Gatsby."

Susan Minot on audiobooks: "Listening to books is a big change, one I avoided, thinking it a lesser experience of a book. Then I thought of how oral tradition is the original form of storytelling and now I 'read' twice as many books."

Some of us are overcome with aspiration when we go to an open house. Fredrik Backman was struck with inspiration for his new best-selling novel, "Anxious People."

Women are in potentially dangerous situations in new books by Danielle Steel, Anna North and Ashley Audrain on our latest hardcover fiction best-seller list.

"I know how my parents believed their love and the birth of their daughters to be a part of something important — a movement fueled by borderless love," Nadia Owusu writes. @jenszalai  reviews "Aftershocks."

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel about America and aspiration is now in the public domain, so new editions, as well as a graphic novel and a zombie adaptation, have gotten the green light

“The ABCs of Black History,” by Rio Cortez and Lauren Semmer, debuts our children’s picture book best-seller list.

With the future uncertain, four new books look at life after the pandemic and reach startlingly different conclusions


From our archives, 12/7/1938: Bette Davis's husband files for divorce, saying she reads too much

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Simon & Schuster said on Thursday that it would cancel the publication of an upcoming book by Senator Josh Hawley, one of several members of Congress who tried to overturn the results of the presidential election

Ibram X. Kendi's antiracist reading list. As he writes: "Think of it as a stepladder to antiracism, each step addressing a different stage of the journey toward destroying racism’s insidious hold on all of us."

Internet Archive is ending its program of offering free, unrestricted copies of e-books because of a lawsuit from publishers, which said lending out books without compensation for authors or publishing houses was “willful mass copyright infringement”

Breaking: Barnes and Noble has been acquired by the hedge fund Elliott Advisors for $638 million. It caps months of speculation over the future of the bookstore, which has been struggling to make a profit. Our story:

The singular "they" is older than the singular "you." Only in the 1600s did singular "you" start pushing out "thou" and "thee."

It's here! 57 of the latest thrillers, romance novels, cookbooks and more. We promise they'll entertain you, offer escape and stretch your horizons this season, no matter if you're on the beach or in your bedroom.

It’s here, our list of the 100 Notable Books of 2020, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review

George Steiner, the essayist, fiction writer, teacher, scholar and literary critic, has died at 90: