Sam Tanenhaus talks about the season’s new political books; and Calvin Trillin discusses “Jackson, 1964,” a collection of his writing.
Susan Faludi discusses her new memoir, and James Lee McDonough talks about his new biography of William Tecumseh Sherman.
The New York Times Book Review's 'By the Book' Q & A this weekend features A.B.Yehoshua, who proves himself to be almost comically conservative in his reading habits -- there's nary a present-day author in sight here, at least until the very end, when he -- warily ? -- claims his next bookstore purchase will be... Show More Summary
There’s a review in the New York Times of a new book about the radical times of 1969-70 that devotes a lot of space to recollections of the Weather Underground. The usual suspects are interviewed, Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Mark Rudd. Show More Summary
Joshua Kendall talks about “First Dads,” and Judith Warner discusses“The End of American Childhood.”
This review first appeared in the New York Journal of Books. "The Smartest Places on Earth" by Antoine van Agtamael and Fred Bakker is a smart book. It is also smartly timed. And the smartest thing it does is land right at the intersection...Show More Summary
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Noah Hawley talks about “Before the Fall”; Andrew Solomon discusses “Far and Away”; and Marjorie Ingall on the season’s new Y.A. novels.
Adam Hochschild talks about Svetlana Alexievich’s “Secondhand Time”; Stephanie Danler discusses her debut novel, “Sweetbitter”; and Jojo Moyes on the film adaptation of her novel “Me Before You.”
Simon Sebag Montefiore discusses his new history of the Romanovs, and Laura Miller talks about new audiobooks of childhood favorites.
Stephanie Danler’s first novel is about a young woman who falls deeply into her work in New York City’s restaurant world.
New York Times reviewer, Judith Shulevitz, concludes a negative review of Angela Duckworth's new book with this: You can’t blame Duckworth for how people apply her ideas, but she’s not shy about reducing them to nostrums that may trickle down in problematic ways. Show More Summary
Siddhartha Mukherjee talks about “The Gene,” and Jennifer Szalai discusses two books about taste.
Matti Friedman discusses “Pumpkinflowers,” Judith Shulevitz talks about Angela Duckworth’s “Grit” and Sherman Alexie and Yuyi Morales discuss “Thunder Boy Jr.”
Book Description: Set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Seven Realms series, a generation later, this is a breathtaking story of dark magic, chilling threats, and two unforgettable characters walking a knife-sharp line between life and death. Show More Summary
On this special episode of the podcast, Pamela Paul, Sam Tanenhaus, Dwight Garner and Gary Shteyngart discuss the history of the show, which started in 2006.
Richard Russo talked to Morning Edition about his new novel Everybody's Fool. The New York Times reviewed the book. Stream a new Haley Bonar song. May is Largehearted Boy's first fundraising month. All donations will go toward creating new features,...
“As if being 1984 weren’t enough.” Thomas Pynchon, writing in The New York Times Book Review, marked the unnerving year with an honest question about seemingly dystopian technology: “Is It OK to Be a Luddite?” The Association of American Publishers records that by 1984, between 40 and 50 percent of American authors were using word processors. Show More Summary
Thomas Frank talks about “Listen, Liberal,” and Lydia Millet discusses her new novel, “Sweet Lamb of Heaven.”
Don DeLillo’s futuristic new novel, Zero K, won’t be released until next month, but it’s already been picked up by FX for a possible TV adaptation. Add that to the book’s glowing review in the New York Times, which compared it to 2001: A Space Odyssey, and the future is looking pretty good for Zero K. Read more...