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Newsbook: 3 Homages to Nature

In these books, Henry Thoreau, John Muir and Terry Tempest Williams relish in the beauty (and lament the destruction) of our national parks.

Books of The Times: A Polite Drive for Secession in ‘Radio Free Vermont’

The well-known environmentalist Bill McKibben turns his hand to satire in this novel about an old-school radio host who falls backward into the revolution business.

The Book Review Podcast: ‘The Second Coming of the KKK’

Linda Gordon talks about “The Second Coming of the KKK”; Scott Kelly discusses “Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery”; and editors from the Book Review talk about our 10 Best Books of 2017.

Profile: Eluding Censors, a Magazine Covers Southeast Asia’s Literary Scene

Mekong Review’s contributors include some of the best-known authors, journalists and academics who follow the region.

Nonfiction: The Last Civic Remnant of Authentic Spirituality at Christmastime

Jonathan Keates’s “Messiah: The Composition and Afterlife of Handel’s Masterpiece” seeks to save the oratorio from centuries of misinterpretatin.

Books News: Jacqueline Woodson to Explore Belonging in Two Upcoming Books

A middle-grade novel and a picture book, to be published in 2018, explore what being American really means.

Nonfiction: Great Art, Repugnant Politics

“Growing Up With the Impressionists,” the childhood diary of Julie Manet, daughter of Berthe Morisot and Eugene Manet, reveals some unsavory views.

Fiction: ‘I Am the Kind of Woman I Would Run From’

The journalist heroine of Anthony Quinn’s novel “Freya” is both headstrong and ambitious. Neither will be assets in post-World War II Britain.

Nonfiction: From Working for Jesse Helms to Writing ‘Tales of the City’

In “Logical Family,” Armistead Maupin describes a conservative upbringing before he became a beloved author and L.G.B.T. activist.

Nonfiction: Yearning for an Earlier Era of American Diplomacy

Jeffrey A. Engel’s “When the World Seemed New” recounts the last spasm of Republican internationalism.

The Shortlist: International Thrillers Favor Trysts over Treason

Three fall novels take readers across the globe on missions in which the espionage takes a back seat to the characters’ personal lives and liaisons.

Sketchbook | Graphic Review: Reading ‘Catcher in the Rye’ Today

An illustrated review of J. D. Salinger's classic from a 21st-century perspective.

Nonfiction: Anti-Fascism With a Human Face

In “A Bold and Dangerous Family,” Caroline Moorehead continues her Resistance Quartet with the story of Amelia, Carlo and Nello Rosselli.

Nonfiction: Franklin Roosevelt’s Story Is Worth Telling Again and Again

Robert Dallek’s “Franklin D. Roosevelt” examines both the public and the private man.

Nonfiction: She Breaks Rules While Expecting Students to Follow Them

In “The Education of Eva Moskowitz,” the controversial founder of Success Academy Charter Schools sets out to defend her pedagogical approach and settle scores.

Fiction: The Future Is Now, and Dark, in T. Coraghessan Boyle’s Stories

The characters in Boyle’s new collection, “The Relive Box,” battle modern problems badly.

Letters to the Editor

Readers respond to recent reviews by connecting new literature to old.

Inside the List: A Tom Clancy Fan Continues Tom Clancy’s Series

The thriller writer Marc Cameron is the latest novelist invited to channel Clancy, who died in 2013.

2 Times Reporters Will Write Book on Sexual Abuse Scandals

Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, whose exposé on Harvey Weinstein ignited a national conversation on sexual misconduct, have reached a deal with Penguin Press.

Children’s Books: Your Kid Just Learned to Read. What Books Come Next?

These beautifully illustrated chapter books for brand new readers are very short — and very, very good.

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