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Cultural Studies: During a Social Media Break, Kim Kardashian West Offers ‘More Me’

An expanded version of the selfie-filled book “Selfish” follows the robbery in Paris.

Author’s Note: Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire

All children lie. But when they do so in the service of a good story, aren’t they just budding writers?

Thom Jones, Janitor Turned Acclaimed Author, Dies at 71

Mr. Jones was working as a school janitor when he mailed an unsolicited, fictionalized war story to The New Yorker. In short time he became a literary sensation.

Fiction: The Chosen Ones in This Novel’s Title Were Selected for Death

Steve Sem-Sandberg’s “The Chosen Ones” tells the story of a hospital in Nazi Vienna where 800 children were murdered.

David Antin Dies at 84; Poet Created a New Performance Style

At 16, Mr. Antin made a career decision and bought a rhyming dictionary, a thesaurus and a portable typewriter.

In François Mitterrand Letters, an Intimate Portrait of the Other Woman

France is enthralled by the publication of letters that President Mitterrand, who died in 1996, sent to Anne Pingeot, the love of his life.

Books of The Times: Review: In ‘More,’ Dispatches From Hell by a Human Trafficker

This novel by Hakan Gunday is a vivid tour of the nightmares endured by refugees headed to Europe, told by a young smuggler who learns to exploit them.

Sinosphere: On the Role of Chinese Religion in Environmental Protection

In an interview, Prasenjit Duara, an Indian-born historian of China, discusses how traditional values can be a force motivating people to action.

Fiction: High Praise for a Novel About an Awful Children’s Musical

Francine Prose’s new novel, “Mister Monkey,” is about a group of characters involved in an off-off-off-off Broadway production.

Fiction: Bridget Jones’s Latest Movie, Now a Novel

In Helen Fielding’s “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” Jones is pregnant but isn’t sure of the father.

Books of The Times: Review: An Account of Black Albino Brothers in Beth Macy’s ‘Truevine’

Ms. Macy’s second book explores the true story of George and Willie Muse, black men in the Jim Crow South who were paraded in circuses.

Celebrating 35 Years of Carolina Herrera

Priyanka Chopra, Karlie Kloss and more gathered downtown to honor a new book about the designer.

Bookshelf: Stool Pigeons and Shlom Jobs: Revisiting the Days of Murder, Inc.

A new book explores the cinematic, sociological and political implications of contract killings, during an era of ethnic succession when Jewish gangs and Italian organized crime were dominant.

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: The Rise of Hitler

Adam Kirsch discusses Volker Ullrich’s new biography of Hitler; Billy Collins talks about his latest collection of poems; and iO Tillett Wright on his new memoir, “Darling Days.”

Pooh and His New Friend Penguin Pal Around in ‘Winter’

Penguin shows up in a story by Brian Sibley in “The Best Bear in All the World”; the book will be released in the United States on Oct. 25.

Nonfiction: ‘Messy’ Proposes a Flexible Approach to Life

In “Messy,” Tim Harford writes about the power of ignoring rules and being flexible even when you don’t want to.

Crime: The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction

“His Bloody Project,” a finalist for this year’s Man Booker Prize, makes masterly use of the narrative form to tell a horrifying tale.

The Shortlist: Female Protagonists

New books by Louise Miller, Caroline Angell, Jane L. Rosen and Sally Thorne.

The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose anthology “My Own Words” is No. 12 in hardcover nonfiction, has something in common with Notorious B.I.G.

Open Book: Waiting for the Mail

“Dear Mr. Beckett” collects letters from Barney Rosset, the publisher of Grove Press, to Samuel Beckett.

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