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‘The Sympathizer,’ by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s tragicomic debut novel compels us to look at the Vietnam War and its aftermath in a new light.

Books of The Times: Review: Dennis Lehane’s ‘World Gone By’ Completes a Loose Trio of Novels

The author’s third book to feature members of the Coughlin family is suspenseful, devious, well-constructed and as filled with ethical questions as it is with gangsters.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s ‘Heretic’

Ayaan Hirsi Ali believes that extremist violence is rooted in Islam’s fundamental texts.

Mary Norris Muses on a Lifetime of Literary Vigilance in ‘Between You & Me’

A copy editor at The New Yorker looks back at her unusual career in a new book that reflects on the subtle mysteries of hyphens, commas, spelling, and many other topics, even profanity in print.

Bookends: When It Comes to Reading, Is Pleasure Suspect?

Anna Holmes and Benjamin Moser debate whether pleasure in reading is trivial or vital.

‘Becoming Steve Jobs,’ by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli

A portrait of a volatile boy wonder and his path to technological vanguard.

‘The Contender,’ a Biography of Andrew Cuomo

A biography of Andrew Cuomo shows how he has often defined himself in opposition to the record of his father, Mario.

Books of The Times: Review: Charles Simic Displays a Poet’s Voice and His Passions

Two new books by this Pulitzer winner, “The Lunatic,” a book of poems, and an essay collection, “The Life of Images,” are intense and intensely charming.

‘All the Old Knives,’ by Olen Steinhauer

Olen Steinhauer’s thriller takes place, almost entirely, across a restaurant table.

Hanya Yanagihara’s ‘A Little Life’

In Hanya Yanagihara’s novel, four friends from college grapple with adulthood in New York.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘The Brothers’ and the Boston Marathon Bombing

The Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen explains how the American dream went so wrong for Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the brothers linked to the Boston Marathon bombing.

T Magazine: Alex Garland’s Sci-Fi Faves

Here, the screenwriter of “28 Days Later,” “Never Let Me Go” and “Dredd” on his five favorite genre offerings.

Arts, Briefly: Globally Minded Books Win Bancroft Prize

Books on the international cotton trade and on the shipboard slave revolt that inspired Herman Melville’s short story “Benito Cereno” have won this year’s prize.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed’ Delves Into Infamy in the Age of Social Media

Jon Ronson examines public missteps and the revenge they attracted, trying to grasp some sense of proportion between the two, or at least figure out the rules of the game.

Tomas Transtromer, Nobel-Winning Poet, Dies at 83

Mr. Transtromer was known for his spare yet evocative imagery and his explorations of identity.

‘My Documents,’ by Alejandro Zambra

Alejandro Zambra’s stories draw from the age of computers and the legacy of Pinochet.

The Shortlist: Kate Alcott’s ‘A Touch of Stardust,’ and More

New books by Kate Alcott, Michael Callahan, Angelina Mirabella and Christopher Noxon.

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