Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
New books by Sarah Schulman, Piers Paul Read, Alfred Alcorn, Jaime Clarke and Howard Jacobson.
Curtis Sittenfeld, whose update of “Pride and Prejudice” is No. 5 on the hardcover fiction list, says the Darcy and Liz scenes “were definitely the most fun to write.”
Thomas Frank talks about “Listen, Liberal,” and Lydia Millet discusses her new novel, “Sweet Lamb of Heaven.”
Real-life gangsters appear in Dan Fesperman’s dynamic novel set in New York during World War II.
Detroit stages a comeback after years of corruption and financial crisis.
A novel explores the mysterious failure of a nearby ship to come to the Titanic’s aid.
The years between the end of World War II and the Korean War raised many questions.
The filmmaker Whit Stillman has a new movie and novel — both called “Love and Friendship” — based on Jane Austen’s “Lady Susan.”
Readers respond to recent reviews of “America’s War for the Greater Middle East,” “American Amnesia” and more.
A historian argues that 19th-century citizens wanted to help Indians and slaves by deporting them.
Maurice Isserman looks at the history of America through the lens of a sometimes misunderstood endeavor.
Parag Khanna offers a new theory of connected geopolitics.
Here are things even the most introverted authors can do to promote their work.
The story of the man who defied Al Qaeda to protect his nation’s cultural heritage.
The author of “The Round House” and, most recently, “LaRose” thinks President Obama “deserves a diverting literary read filled with witchy sex, brutal greed, dark gods and innocence.”