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Books of The Times: A Graphic Novelist’s Passionate Anatomy of New York Julia Wertz’s majestic portrait of the city is a collection of dramatic streetscapes and hidden histories.
Book News: George Saunders Wins the Man Booker Prize for ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ Mr. Saunders is the second consecutive American writer to win the Man Booker Prize.
Further Reading: Condoleezza Rice on the 10 Days Still Shaking the World On the centenary of the October Revolution, the former secretary of state writes about the books that best help us understand Russia.
Books of The Times: The Life of Oriana Fallaci, Guerrilla Journalist Fallaci, whose interviews got the better of famous figures from Henry Kissinger to Muammar el-Qaddafi, is the subject of a new biography.
Further Reading: Martin Amis on Lenin’s Deadly Revolution The Russian Revolution was imposed from above, but its tragedy was experienced from below. Amis provides a reading list for the decades that followed.
Profile: Amy Tan, the Reluctant Memoirist She probably wouldn’t have written a memoir, were it not for the gentle prodding of her editor, Daniel Halpern.
Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
The Book Review Podcast: Ron Chernow on ‘Grant’ Chernow talks about his new biography of Ulysses S. Grant, and Mike Wallace discusses “Greater Gotham: A History of New York City From 1898 to 1919.”
Nonfiction: Stalinist Crimes in Ukraine That Resonate Today In “Red Famine,” Anne Applebaum shines a light on clashing nationalisms in a richly detailed account of the 20th-century Soviet republic’s great famine.
Further Reading: Stalin, Hitler and the Temptations of Totalitarianism Strobe Talbott on Alan Bullock’s “Hitler and Stalin” and Timothy Snyder’s “On Tyranny,” which span the arc of the Russian Revolution to the present.
Marian Cannon Schlesinger, Author and Eyewitness to History, Dies at 105 A painter, memoirist and daughter of an early feminist, she wrote frankly of the Kennedy White House, where her husband, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., was an adviser.
Nonfiction: ‘Riot Days’: A Memoir of Punk Protest and Prison Activism Maria Alyokhina, a member of Pussy Riot, tells her story in her prison memoir.

New York Times Sunday book review

Further Reading: Condoleezza Rice on the 10 Days Still Shaking the World On the centenary of the October Revolution, the former secretary of state writes about the books that best help us understand Russia.
Match Book: Dear Match Book: Seeking Poems That Bridge Humankind’s Worlds Collections of verse, from the prizewinning to the more obscure, that explore themes of nature, science and psychology.
Nonfiction: ‘Riot Days’: A Memoir of Punk Protest and Prison Activism Maria Alyokhina, a member of Pussy Riot, tells her story in her prison memoir.
Further Reading: Martin Amis on Lenin’s Deadly Revolution The Russian Revolution was imposed from above, but its tragedy was experienced from below. Amis provides a reading list for the decades that followed.
Fiction: In Orhan Pamuk’s New Novel, a Youthful Obsession Yields a Haunted Life In “The Red-Haired Woman,” Pamuk traces the disastrous effects of a Turkish teenager’s brief encounter with a married actress.
Children’s Books: A Stunning Middle-Grade Debut Novel about Grief and Growing Up The young protagonist of David Barclay Moore’s “The Stars Beneath Our Feet” harnesses the power of community — and Legos — to rebuild his ravaged world.
The Book Review Podcast: Ron Chernow on ‘Grant’ Chernow talks about his new biography of Ulysses S. Grant, and Mike Wallace discusses “Greater Gotham: A History of New York City From 1898 to 1919.”
Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
Nonfiction: President Clinton Looks Back at President Grant Ron Chernow’s “Grant” gives us a Ulysses S. Grant for our times.
By the Book: Tom Hanks: By the Book Tom Hanks, the actor, producer, director and author of a new story collection, “Uncommon Type,” has no desire to read novels of murder and conspiracy.
Essay: The Ghost That Haunts Grant’s Memoirs T.J. Stiles discusses a new, completely annotated edition of Grant’s memoirs, edited by John F. Marszalek, with David S. Nolen and Louie Gallo.
Newsbook: Amid Weinstein Accusations, 3 Books on Workplace Sexual Harassment These three books deal with the issue of sexual misconduct in the office.
Crime: The Latest in Crime Novels: Bad Mothers, Bad Memories and Bad Sex Toys Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column shows what happens when a daughter turns in her murderer mother, a town confronts a killing and cold cases unfreeze.
Nonfiction: Stalinist Crimes in Ukraine That Resonate Today In “Red Famine,” Anne Applebaum shines a light on clashing nationalisms in a richly detailed account of the 20th-century Soviet republic’s great famine.
Further Reading: Stalin, Hitler and the Temptations of Totalitarianism Strobe Talbott on Alan Bullock’s “Hitler and Stalin” and Timothy Snyder’s “On Tyranny,” which span the arc of the Russian Revolution to the present.
Book News: George Saunders Wins the Man Booker Prize for ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ Mr. Saunders is the second consecutive American writer to win the Man Booker Prize.
Books of The Times: A Graphic Novelist’s Passionate Anatomy of New York Julia Wertz’s majestic portrait of the city is a collection of dramatic streetscapes and hidden histories.
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