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In “The Gardener and the Carpenter,” Alison Gopnik says children are naturals at learning and have a better chance to develop if parents lighten up.
A show at the Pompidou Center in Paris, “Beat Generation: New York, San Francisco, Paris,” is the first major retrospective on the Beats since the 1990s.
A historian’s hunt for details about the cover-ups surrounding the bloody 1971 prison uprising at Attica Correctional Institution in New York.
This compendium of the critic and composer’s writings points up his self-importance and apparent ease at wearing two hats.
The novelist describes how she reacts to unsparing reviews and has come to take criticism less personally: “Sometimes fate smiles on you and sometimes it doesn’t.”
The award-winning children’s writer portrayed complexities seldom seen in books created for young readers.
“ADHD Nation,” by Alan Schwarz, is important, humane and compellingly written.
In “Mamaleh Knows Best,” Marjorie Ingall says the values of Jewish mothers produce good children.
Manet and Degas, Matisse and Picasso, Pollock and de Kooning, Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon: fraught friendships as catapults for artistic breakthroughs.
Readers respond to recent reviews of Andrew Scott Cooper’s “The Fall of Heaven,” Maggie O’Farrell’s “This Must Be the Place” and more.
Vernon Benjamin’s anecdotal travelogue has a rich cast of characters, including Tawana Brawley, the Rosenbergs, the Gish sisters and Grandma Moses.
New books by Luke Mogelson, Harry Parker, Whitney Terrell and Odie Lindsey.
With little more than two months until Election Day, three of the top five spots on the hardcover nonfiction list are occupied by anti-Clinton books.
In Michael Koryta’s latest nightmare, a self-anointed messiah is preparing to shut down the electrical grid supplying energy to half the country.
Ed Yong talks about “I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life”; and Meghan Daum discusses Egos, her new column about memoirs.
Emma Rathbone’s “Losing It” is about carnal pleasure (the idea of it, anyway), dating and a discriminating young woman.
In “Look,” Solmaz Sharif finds words with a dual capacity for violence and tenderness.
In Michael Honig’s “The Senility of Vladimir P.,” Putin has retired after “he had been five times president and twice prime minister.”
Anna Pavord writes about Britain’s iconic landscapes in “Landskipping.”
Marc Raboy’s “Marconi” considers its subject’s many facets: family man, Fascist, communications pioneer.