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‘Words Without Music,’ by Philip Glass

Philip Glass recalls his Baltimore childhood and the friends and teachers who influenced him.

James Rebanks, Man of Sheep, Man of Letters

James Rebanks, whose family has farmed in the Lake District of England for about 600 years, has a best seller to add to his credentials as Unesco adviser and sheepherder.

Editorial Notebook: A Good Stamp Is Hard to Find

A new Flannery O’Connor stamp doesn’t really convey the writer’s strange and majestic vision. And what happened to her signature glasses?

Books of The Times: Review: William Styron’s ‘My Generation,’ Musings of a Pacing Lion

The book, a collection of Styron’s reminiscences, reviews, reportage, speeches and essays, prompts reflection on his outsize life and how his prose has weathered the years.

‘Mislaid,’ by Nell Zink

Nell Zink’s novel about the making and unmaking of an American family lays bare our assumptions about race and sexuality.

Stephen King: By the Book

The author, most recently, of “Finders Keepers” has never read Jane Austen. “I do not say this with either pride or shame (or prejudice, for that matter). It’s just a fact.”

Books of The Times: Review: ‘Primates of Park Avenue,’ Making Fun of the Rich

Wednesday Martin’s anthropologically themed memoir examines the women of the Upper East Side of Manhattan — their snootiness, their Birkin bags and their derrières in gymwear.

Dany Laferrière, a Guardian of French, Joins the Académie Française

The writer Dany Laferrière, born in Haiti, is one of the few non-French citizens to become a member of this elite club, a protector of the French language.

‘The Wonder Garden,’ by Lauren Acampora

These linked stories provide a group portrait of a WASPy town.

Books of The Times: Review: Mark Vanhoenacker’s ‘Skyfaring: A Journey With a Pilot’ on Joy of Flight

Mr. Vanhoenacker’s first book is an unusual entry into the air travel genre. For one, he is a commercial pilot. For another, he doesn’t speak of flying disasters.

‘Girl at War,’ by Sara Novic

This first novel explores how the experience of war can be conveyed to those who don’t know it.

‘The Making of Zombie Wars,’ by Aleksandar Hemon

Aleksandar Hemon’s comic novel about alienation and the undead.

Bookends: Does the Size of a Book Suggest Significance?

Mohsin Hamid and James Parker debate whether more is necessarily more.

Tanith Lee, Fantasy and Horror Novelist, Dies at 67

Ms. Lee became the first woman to win the British Fantasy Award for best novel with “Death’s Master” in 1980.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘The Shepherd’s Life,’ by James Rebanks, an English Sheep Farmer

This book about the author’s small sheep farm in England explores a way of life essentially unchanged for centuries in an era full of change and flux.

What Judy Blume’s Books Meant

As Ms. Blume prepares to promote her new novel, “In the Unlikely Event,” Lena Dunham, Samantha Bee and others discuss how her work influenced them.

‘Reagan: The Life,’ by H. W. Brands

A new biography tries to understand our elusive 40th president.

‘Loving Day,’ by Mat Johnson

Mat Johnson’s new novel tells a semi-autobiographical story about race and mixed-race in America.

Touring the Bronx With Lloyd Ultan, a Borough Institution

Sharing his love and knowledge of the Bronx, Mr. Ultan, the borough historian, points out major tourist attractions and lesser-known gems in his latest book about his home.

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