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‘American Warlord,’ by Johnny Dwyer

An American teenager killed for sport during Liberia’s civil war.

Crime: Arnaldur Indridason’s ‘Reykjavik Nights,’ and More

Indridason’s latest novel illustrates the qualities that make his books so deeply pleasurable.

Celebrating the Fast-Moving, Bug-Eyed, Wily World of Hip-Hop Mixtape Covers

The book “Damn Son Where Did You Find This?” presents the overlooked and whimsical hip-hop daydreams that adorn mixtapes, and the artists who create them.

Freeman Dyson: By the Book

The physicist, mathematician and author, most recently, of “Dreams of Earth and Sky” says the best books he knows about mathematics and physics are nearly a hundred years old.

Books of The Times: Review: In Toni Morrison’s ‘God Help the Child,’ Adults Are Hobbled by the Pain of the Past

In the author’s new novel, a high-flying cosmetics executive and the man she loves share childhood wounds that threaten to misshape their adult lives.

‘Operation Nemesis,’ by Eric Bogosian

Eric Bogosian uncovers an organization that aimed to assassinate the perpetrators of the Armenian genocide.

‘The Fall of the Ottomans,’ by Eugene Rogan

Taking on Britain and Russia led to the collapse of Ottoman rule, and its consequences.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘The Children’s Crusade,’ by Ann Packer

In this novel, largely set in Northern California, four children grow up with a loving father and a mother preoccupied with her own needs.

Children’s Books: Frank Viva’s ‘Outstanding in the Rain’

Frank Viva’s ingenious new picture book fashions a charming story out of sound-alike phrases.

‘The Shadow of the Crescent Moon,’ by Fatima Bhutto

Pakistani siblings in the border region near Afghanistan confront unending violence.

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Is a Stage Hit at Home in Monroeville, Ala.

Each spring visitors flock to a local production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” in author Harper Lee’s hometown.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘James Merrill: Life and Art,’ a Literary Biography

Langdon Hammer provides the first biography of this important and complicated American poet who was born to high privilege.

‘The Fishermen,’ by Chigozie Obioma

Guilt and suspicion infect the lives of four carefree brothers in this debut novel.

‘The World Before Us,’ by Aislinn Hunter

Penelope Lively reviews Aislinn Hunter’s novel, about an archivist who explores a disappearance in Victorian Yorkshire.

Bookends: Are Grand Historical Events Better Fodder for Fiction Than Everyday Life?

Thomas Mallon and Francine Prose discuss Wilfrid Sheed’s statement that “A weekend is a much bigger character than Watergate.”

Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan Voice of Anti-Capitalism, Is Dead at 74

Mr. Galean was a Uruguayan writer who blended literature, journalism and political satire in reflecting on the vagaries, injustices and small victories of history.

For a Biography of John Wilkes Booth, Terry Alford Turns to Amateur Researchers

For “Fortune’s Fool,” Mr. Alford immersed himself in the world of the Boothies, as the amateur buffs who doggedly research the assassination proudly call themselves.

Stanford Literary Lab Maps ‘Emotions in Victorian London’

This online project is part of a growing movement in the humanities to harness digital technology for cultural analysis — like treating books as data to create “literary geography.”

Books of The Times: Review: ‘Man at the Helm,’ Nina Stibbe’s Comic First Novel

Though peppered with very funny lines and insights, this book has an undercurrent of serious emotion.

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