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Nonfiction: Facing Britain: Simon Schama Takes a Gallery Tour

Schama views his nation’s history through portraits in “The Face of Britain.”

MacArthur Foundation Announces 2016 ‘Genius’ Grant Winners

The 23 winners of this year’s fellowships, awarded for “originality, insight and potential,” include writers, visual artists, scientists and lawyers.

Author’s Note: Remainders of the Day

Not only would no one buy my book, but libraries in various countries were disposing of them because people wouldn’t take them for free.

Books of The Times: Bruce Springsteen’s Memoir: Riding Shotgun With the Boss

This big, loose, rangy and intensely satisfying autobiography is like one of Mr. Springsteen’s shows — ecstatic, exhausting, part séance and part keg party.

Comic Book Artists Create Publication to Honor Orlando Victims

The comic book’s creators include Damon Lindelof and Patton Oswalt, and proceeds will benefit Equality Florida.

Nonfiction: What We Can Learn From Women Who Break the Rules

In “Trainwreck,” Sady Doyle writes about the women “we love to hate, mock and fear.”

Nonfiction: Did F.D.R. Know He Was Dying? Did Anyone?

Joseph Lelyveld’s “His Final Battle” explores the challenges of Franklin Roosevelt’s final months in office, including his declining health.

D. Keith Mano, Author Whose Focus Was Christianity, Dies at 74

Mr. Mano wrote a stack of books, a column and plays in his career and had an interest in human sexuality.

Books of The Times: Memories Distilled by 2 Radically Different Poets

Two new collections, W.S. Merwin’s elegiac “Garden Time” and Adam Fitzgerald’s pop-inflected “George Washington,” have essential things to say about what we remember and why.

By the Book: Richard Plepler: By the Book

The chief executive of HBO treasures his volume of John Cheever’s collected stories: “There’s a lot in there about what Kant called ‘the crooked timber of humanity.’ It’s a masterpiece.”

Front Burner: Two Cookbooks Offer Fresh Approaches for Rosh Hashana

“The Gefilte Manifesto” and “Le Marais” go well beyond the usual brisket or roast chicken.

Nonfiction: Why Do People Who Need Help From the Government Hate It So Much?

In “Strangers in Their Own Land,” Arlie Russell Hochschild tries to understand the worldview of Louisiana Tea Party supporters.

Fiction: In Carl Hiaasen’s New Novel, Crazy Things Keep Happening

Hiaasen’s elaborate farce “Razor Girl,” set in South Florida, presents a parade of comic characters.

Review: In ‘The Wonder,’ the Morality of Letting a Child Fast

This novel by Emma Donoghue, author of the best-seller “Room,” follows a nurse sent to confirm that an 11-year-old has survived on water for four months.

William P. Kinsella, Author of ‘Shoeless Joe,’ Dies at 81

Mr. Kinsella’s award-winning novel was the inspiration for the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams,” starring Ray Liotta, James Earl Jones and Kevin Costner.

Want to Find Fulfillment at Last? Think Like a Designer

Two Silicon Valley veterans have been helping Stanford students navigate the future through their popular courses. Now they want to help you.

After 30 Years, Pete Hamill Returns to Brooklyn

Mr. Hamill’s journey as a writer is leading him from Manhattan back to the borough where he learned his craft.

Bookshelf: Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Long Path to Development

Two books, both by interested parties, examine a 1.3-mile restoration along the East River.

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Maureen Dowd on Clinton and Trump

Maureen Dowd talks about “The Year of Voting Dangerously,” and Lauren Collins discusses “When in French.”

Crime: The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction

New books by Thomas Mullen, Lotte and Soren Hammer, Julia Keller, and E.S. Thomson.

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