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Open Book: Since Katrina

“The Katrina Decade: Images of an Altered City” collects photos by David G. Spielman.

Hugh Thomas’s ‘World Without End: Spain, Philip II, and the First Global Empire’

King Philip II extends and consolidates his empire in the final volume of a trilogy that began with Columbus.

Letters: The Rediscovered Manuscript

Readers respond to a recent review of Dr. Seuss’ “What Pet Should I Get?” and more.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘We Believe the Children,’ on Child Abuse Hysteria in the 1980s

Richard Beck examines the social and political climate that set the stage for the sensational child abuse cases and lurid investigations that gripped the United States in the 1980s.

Children’s Books: Making Every Vote Count

On the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, two picture books pull children in to an earlier generation’s struggle.

‘The Fifth Season,’ by N.K. ­Jemisin

In this novel, civilization faces destruction and the world itself is an enemy.

Ursula K. Le Guin: By the Book

The author, most recently, of the updated “Steering the Craft: A 21st-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story,” avoids “fiction about dysfunctional urban middle-class people written in the present tense.”

Books of The Times: Review: ‘Let’s Be Less Stupid,’ a Distracted Meditation on Absent-Mindedness

In her latest work, Patricia Marx sets out to uncover why her brain, clogged with too many bits of information, does not seem to work the way it once did.

Gary Rivlin’s ‘Katrina: After the Flood’

A former Times reporter examines how New Orleans and its residents have fared in the years since Katrina.

Robert Conquest, Historian Who Documented Soviet Horrors, Dies at 98

Mr. Conquest chronicled the Stalinist purges and the Ukrainian famine of the 1930s with original findings and gripping narratives.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘Street Poison,’ a Biography of Iceberg Slim, Writer and Pimp

Justin Gifford’s book situates its subject not only as an anti-establishment writer, but also as the literary godfather of gangsta rap.

The Marie Kondo Effect: A Closet’s Loss, a Consignor’s Gain

A blockbuster book about removing clutter causes a legion of followers to do the same in hopes of a fuller, more productive life.

‘The Beautiful Bureaucrat,’ by Helen Phillips

This debut novel explores existential questions through the experiences of an administrative worker.

Bookends: Can a Virtuous Character Be Interesting?

Thomas Mallon and Alice Gregory debate whether morally upstanding characters necessarily make for dull fiction.

Critic’s Take: Walker Percy’s Theory of Hurricanes

Percy believed that we feel good when we no longer feel uncertain about our role in the world; when everyone is focused, connected and engaged.

Books of The Times: Review: China Miéville’s ‘Three Moments of an Explosion’

The short stories in Mr. Miéville’s newest collection take place in a variety of strange worlds, including one in which icebergs fly.

T Magazine: The 10 Books Ta-Nehisi Coates Couldn’t Live Without

The author of “Between The World and Me” on the books he’d want on a desert island: Doctorow, Wharton, Fitzgerald and more.

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