A selection of recent titles of note; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
James Lapine’s book shows how he and Stephen Sondheim invested two years of work to burnish their musical from an avant-garde near-disaster to a mainstream classic.
Buzzy new novels from Alexandra Kleeman, Leila Slimani and Stephen King, Billie Jean King’s memoir and plenty more.
In “Afterparties,” Anthony Veasna So, who died at 28 last year, reimagines California’s Central Valley through the lives of its Cambodian immigrants.
In a travelogue, Lisa Wells searches for communities and individuals committed to healing the damage of climate change.
In her new memoir, the “American Beauty” and “American Pie” actor opens up about years of sexual abuse and drug addiction, as well as an “eerie” moment with Kevin Spacey.
People were dying all around me. So why was I escaping into tales of murder?
Jin’s new novel follows a Beijing opera singer who flees to the United States after he gets in trouble with the Chinese state.
Killens’s posthumously released novel, “The Minister Primarily,” is a searing and satirical look at race in America.
Rachel Cusk’s “Second Place,” Richard Powers’s “Bewilderment” and Kazuo Ishiguro’s “Klara and the Sun” are among the 13 novels nominated for one of the world’s most prestigious literary awards.
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