Readers respond to Bernard-Henri Lévy’s By the Book interview and more.
Three recently published books offer past, present and possible future views of the country.
Suggested reading from editors of the Book Review and The Times’s book critics.
Scammers demanded ransom Thursday.
The author, most recently, of “A Really Good Day” maybe isn’t a fan of the “nurse romance” genre. But “come to think of it, ‘Atonement,’ by Ian McEwan, is one of my favorite contemporary novels, and what is that if not a nurse romance?”
“The Way of the Strangers,” by Graeme Wood, asks where the militants of ISIS get their values.
Nonfiction: A Novelist Scours the Honduran Jungle for Pre-Columbian Ruins. The Jungle Scours Him Back.
Douglas Preston goes in search of a forgotten pre-Columbian city in the jungles of Honduras in “The Lost City of the Monkey God.”
In “Audacity,” Jonathan Chait says Barack Obama’s achievements will not be easy to dismantle.
Some fiction from our chaotic past repays attention as we seek our bearings now.
The protagonist of Sinclair Lewis’s 1935 novel “It Can’t Happen Here” sees something dark brewing in American politics.
Comedian and actor Larry Wilmore will be the featured speaker next month for the St. Louis Public Library.
The heroine of Lucinda Rosenfeld’s stiletto-sharp novel tries to do the right thing about race, class, nutrition, poverty, parenthood and plastics.