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Michelle Obama’s Big Book Rollout: ‘It’s Like You’re Looking at a Madonna Tour’
By JACOB BERNSTEIN sep 21, 2018

In advance of the publication of Mrs. Obama’s memoir, “Becoming,” Live Nation, Ticketmaster and Hearst are helping with the former first lady’s rock-star-style return to the public sphere.

Esi Edugyan on ‘Washington Black’
sep 21, 2018

“It’s paramount for me to always be changing gears and shifting and trying something new,” says Ms. Edugyan.

Ursula Nordstrom’s Treasure Trove of Letters
By JOANA AVILLEZ sep 21, 2018

Joana Avillez illustrates an homage to the legendary children’s book editor and her personal correspondence.

‘Still Life With Monkey’: A Mischievous, Gluttonous Primate
By LUCY SCHOLES sep 21, 2018

In her latest novel, Katharine Weber depicts the relationship between a quadriplegic architect and his monkey helper.

The Writing Dead
By TINA JORDAN sep 21, 2018

After Robert B. Parker died, Reed Coleman took over writing his Jesse Stone mystery series, bringing his vivid, distinctive style but staying true to Parker’s characters.

New in Paperback: ‘Sticky Fingers,’ ‘Lea’
By JOUMANA KHATIB sep 21, 2018

Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

In Essays About Bodily Ailments and Other Conditions, Clues to Writing — and Life
By ALICE BOLIN sep 21, 2018

Ashleigh Young’s debut collection, “Can You Tolerate This?,” uses allegories of womanhood and writing as a window onto the human condition.

New Fiction Traces the Anguish of Lost Young Men
By PATRICK ABATIELL sep 21, 2018

Three books, including Michael Bible’s “Empire of Light,” feature directionless male youths attempting to find a way forward.

New Novels From Three of Today’s Most Beloved Children’s Authors
By MELISSA WALKER sep 21, 2018

Jacqueline Woodson, Kate DiCamillo and Meg Medina tell empowering stories about vulnerable kids.

Haunted by a Victorian Novelist
By KATHRYN HUGHES sep 21, 2018

Nell Stevens’s “The Victorian and the Romantic” tells of her obsession with Elizabeth Gaskell.