Yang Jisheng’s effort to “recover the history” of the Cultural Revolution has become part of the struggle over China’s Communist past, which has widened under President Xi Jinping.
“Bill Clinton,” by Michael Tomasky, is a brief biography of the 42nd president.
Lucinda Rosenfeld’s “Class” is the story of an overbearing mother in a gentrifying neighborhood.
John McWhorter puts down his thoughts about what he calls Black English in “Talking Back, Talking Black.”
Jonathan Chait talks about “Audacity,” and Randall Fuller discusses “The Book That Changed America.”
A fanciful bedtime story that he told his daughters will finally be finished and released, more than a century after he wrote it.
Readers respond to Bernard-Henri Lévy’s By the Book interview and more.
Jon Else, the series producer and cinematographer for that civil rights documentary, writes about Henry Hampton, the larger-than-life director with the vision for it.
The collection, compiled Jack V. Lunzer, is known as the Valmadonna Trust Library and is considered the greatest private library of Jewish manuscripts.
Pearson plans to sell its 47 percent stake in the publisher, which is home to John Grisham, “The Girl on the Train” and the “Game of Thrones” books.
New short story collections by Josh Barkan, Mary Miller and Josip Novakovich.
Robert Coover’s latest novel, “Huck Out West,” continues the adventures of Mark Twain’s greatest character.
“The Afterlife of Stars” is Joseph Kertes’s novel about a Jewish family’s flight from Hungary after the failed revolution.
Randall Fuller’s “The Book That Changed America” looks at the impact of Darwin’s ideas on American society.
A medical mystery, a diabolical architect, some very desperate Pennsylvanians and a treacherous British boarding school.
Suggested reading from editors of the Book Review and The Times’s book critics.
Two publishers and the estates of Arthur C. Clarke, Jack Kerouac, Truman Capote and Ernest Hemingway accused Fredrik Colting of copyright infringement.
“The Way of the Strangers,” by Graeme Wood, asks where the militants of ISIS get their values.
Lisa Wade, a sociologist at Occidental College, has written a study depicting students’ sex lives as a mix of carnality and pervasive disappointment.
In “Audacity,” Jonathan Chait says Barack Obama’s achievements will not be easy to dismantle.
Married parents, one transgender, have created a series, “Changers,” popular with teenagers who feel they were born in the wrong bodies. (Really, Mom!)
In the wide-ranging stories in “Homesick for Another World,” Ottessa Moshfegh draws a map of national character.
André Aciman explores shades of desire through the protagonist of his new novel, “Enigma Variations.”
“Rumi’s Secret,” by Brad Gooch, traces the life of the Persian mystic whose rebranded love poems are best sellers today.
It’s not common for macroeconomists to hit the list, but with “The Great Equalizer” (new at No. 8 in hardcover nonfiction), David M. Smick pulls it off.
Three recently published books offer past, present and possible future views of the country.
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
The author, most recently, of “A Really Good Day” maybe isn’t a fan of the “nurse romance” genre. But “come to think of it, ‘Atonement,’ by Ian McEwan, is one of my favorite contemporary novels, and what is that if not a nurse romance?”
Writers and books that Mr. Obama mentioned in his interview about literature with the Times’s chief book critic, Michiko Kakutani.
Douglas Preston goes in search of a forgotten pre-Columbian city in the jungles of Honduras in “The Lost City of the Monkey God.”