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A dead goldfish and a botched cover-up, an imaginary pet parakeet — pet-focused picture books help kids make sense of life and loss.
In Carol Weston’s perceptive, funny and moving “Speed of Life,” a 14-year-old heroine faces the loss of her mother and her dad’s new dating life.
In “The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship,” a battered vessel becomes unstuck in time after an experiment goes awry.
Come to T. Gertler’s 1984 novel, “Elbowing the Seducer,” for its sweat-drenched lunch-hour sex scenes. Stay for its social comedy and its surprising emotional heft.
Macabre anecdotes aside, Garrett M. Graff’s “Raven Rock” is at heart a history of the Cold War and its lasting effects on American politics.
As Rüdiger Safranski’s “Goethe: Life as a Work of Art” reveals, when the prolific writer wasn’t producing manuscripts, he was applying his talents to the municipal good.
Beneath its twisty plots, Fiona Maazel’s novel “A Little More Human” challenges our quest for physical and cognitive self-improvement.
Four first novels introduce readers to a Hollywood flack, a Tour de France cyclist, an about-to-be-unwed mother and an autistic teenager.
Our columnist examines new books that offer methods for dealing with death and dying — plus a poignant memoir that will show you how to live.
Readers respond to the summer reading issue with new facts, nostalgia and a plea for more poetry in the form of a poem.
Selected by Matthew Zapruder.
Encourage listeners to ask questions. Perform all the voices.
Mr. Fromkin was a lawyer as well as the founding director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University.
Colson Whitehead will receive the Best of Brooklyn Award.
Ms. Dunmore, an Englishwoman, found much success writing novels, poetry, short stories and children’s books.
The author of “Defectors” says that he likes to cook, but likes to read cookbooks even more. “And the best cookbooks have really distinctive voices. I never met Marcella Hazan, but I feel I have.”
She is being recognized as a co-writer of her husband’s 1971 song, the National Music Publishers Association announced.
Two new books on China, "Everything Under the Heavens” and “Destined for War,” urge us to be ready for a radically different world order.
George Orwell’s novel has led to adaptations and variations since its publication in 1949, including a coming Broadway version. Here’s an overview.
A police task force leader and his crew aren’t much better than the criminals they pursue in this gritty thriller, set in New York.