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With a Friend Like Him, They Didn’t Need Enemies
By PARUL SEHGAL sep 26, 2017

In “Difficult Women,” David Plante writes about his friendships with the novelist Jean Rhys, the feminist writer Germaine Greer and Sonia Orwell, George’s widow.

A Roundup of the Season’s Romance Novels
By ROBERT GOTTLIEB sep 26, 2017

Robert Gottlieb on what the genre has to offer nowadays, and what it always had to offer.

The 21st-Century Fantasy Trilogy That Changed the Game
By ANDREW O’HEHIR sep 26, 2017

The first two novels in N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy both won Hugo awards. In the final volume, “The Stone Sky,” the fate of the world is at stake.

Dear Match Book: I’m Seeking Satirical, Semifantastical and Stand-Out Literary Fiction
By NICOLE LAMY sep 26, 2017

High-minded novels and stories that favor fairy tales, unsolved crimes and dystopian drama over the ubiquitous run-of-the-mill plots in today’s fiction.

Stephen King and Son Team Up for a Novel About Women Whose Sleep Should Not Be Disturbed
By JANET MASLIN sep 25, 2017

In “Sleeping Beauties,” by Stephen King and his son Owen, women who fall asleep don’t wake up, and grow tendrils that are best left alone.

In a Quiet Ohio Town, Who Started the Fire, and Why?

Celeste Ng’s “Little Fires Everywhere” witnesses the mysteries of arson, kinship and community in late-’90s suburban America.

Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Maria Sharapova on ‘Unstoppable’
By JOHN WILLIAMS sep 25, 2017

The tennis star discusses why she wrote her new memoir, the struggles her father faced during her childhood and more.

Jesmyn Ward on ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’
sep 23, 2017

Ward discusses her new novel; David Dobbs on five new books about Darwin; and Kristin Cashore talks about “Jane, Unlimited.”

Of God and War
By JOHN WILLIAMS sep 22, 2017

Sarah Sentilles’s “Draw Your Weapons” ranges widely through issues of photographic representation, theology, empathy, activism and pacifism.

Thanks, Trump! Katy Tur Sees a Renaissance in Journalism
By GREGORY COWLES sep 22, 2017

The NBC reporter, who has a best-selling campaign book with “Unbelievable,” says that the president’s scorn has “revitalized the fourth estate.”