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Books of The Times: Review: ‘Pacific’ Is Simon Winchester’s Latest Big-Picture Book

Mr. Winchester spells out how the world’s largest body of water has been a player in subjects as varied as war and pop culture.

Patrick Modiano, an Author of Paris Mysteries, Keeps His Own

Long regarded as one of France’s most important novelists, Mr. Modiano is gaining a new audience with English translations after winning the Nobel Prize last year.

Stephen King, Not Just the Guy Who Makes Monsters

A Q. and A. with the best-selling novelist, who talks about what scares him and why he wants to be known for more than horror stories.

Bookshelf: Recalling John Lindsay, and Brooklyn’s ‘Bums’

In the latest roundup of New York City books, John Lindsay and the Brooklyn Dodgers are remembered, and the city is reduced to its 13 essential dishes.

Crime: Michael Connelly’s ‘The Crossing,’ and More

In Connelly’s new novel, Harry Bosch takes on a private investigation for his half brother, Mickey Haller.

‘After the Parade,’ by Lori Ostlund

In a debut novel, a man leaves his much older partner to strike out on his own.

‘London Fog: The Biography,’ by Christine L. Corton

London’s fabled fog was stoked by economic opportunism and political neglect.

‘The Other Paris,’ by Luc Sante

Luc Sante celebrates the outcast, criminal and bohemian in Paris.

‘Wilkie Collins,’ by Peter Ackroyd

Wilkie Collins made his name with dark, crime-tinged tales.

Inside the List

Marie Lu, whose novel “The Rose Society” is No. 4 on the young adult hardcover list, thought as a child that “books were just spat out of factories somewhere.”

Open Book: Scary Stuff

Several editors at the Book Review name their favorite scary book.

The Shortlist: Killer Recipes

New books include “Cocktail Noir: From Gangsters and Gin Joints to Gumshoes and Gimlets” and “A Is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie.”

Letters: There and Here

Readers respond to recent reviews of Richard McGuire’s “Here,” Ted Merwin’s “Pastrami on Rye” and more.

Books of The Times: Review: Charlie Savage’s ‘Power Wars’ Dissects Obama’s Evolution on National Security

Rather than upend President George W. Bush’s counterterror tactics, Mr. Savage writes, the Obama administration has managed mostly to find new legal underpinnings for them.

Books of the Dead

Halloween brings with it a host of volumes on the macabre, some of them rich collections of horror.

Sloane Crosley Unclasps Cloak of Secrecy About Authorship

Ms. Crosley, a writer with a following, invented a secret alter ego when she had two quite different books coming out in quick succession.

Home and Work: Inside the Studio (and Mind) of an Imaginative Illustrator

This month, Dasha Tolstikova releases “A Year Without Mom,” about her childhood in Russia. T visits her in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Children’s Books: Capping It Off

A late-arriving sequel to the classic “Caps for Sale” reunites a peddler and some mischievous monkeys.

Gloria Steinem: By the Book

The author, most recently, of the memoir “My Life on the Road” says poetry has replaced novels in her reading. “If you poured water on a great poem, you would get a novel.”

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