Patrick Phillips talks about “Blood at the Root”; Ethan Gilsdorf discusses three new books about gaming; and Melissa Clark on the season’s best new cookbooks.
Noah Hawley talks about “Before the Fall”; Andrew Solomon discusses “Far and Away”; and Marjorie Ingall on the season’s new Y.A. novels.
Joshua Kendall talks about “First Dads,” and Judith Warner discusses“The End of American Childhood.”
Sam Tanenhaus talks about the season’s new political books; and Calvin Trillin discusses “Jackson, 1964,” a collection of his writing.
Mark Thompson discusses “Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong With the Language of Politics?”; and Kati Marton talks about “True Believer: Stalin’s Last American Spy.”