Book news

New & Noteworthy
maj 22, 2018

A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.


Stephen King’s Reign of Terror Continues in a New Novel
By VICTOR LAVALLE maj 22, 2018

“The Outsider” starts out as a routine police procedural but before long transforms into something much more sinister.


Road Trip Reads
By NICOLE LAMY maj 22, 2018

Whether you’re traveling across the country or just taking a staycation, stock up for summer with these books that are as varied as America itself.


Voices From the Bronx’s First Book Festival
By LOVIA GYARKYE maj 21, 2018

While it might be tempting to proclaim that the borough is back, last weekend’s literary celebration proved it never really left.


A Battle for the ‘Soul of America’? It’s as Old as America, One Historian Notes
By SEAN WILENTZ maj 21, 2018

In his new book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham argues that in bad times a liberal impulse has often prevailed over fear and division.


Money Can’t Buy Love, but It Can Buy Goods — and in These Stories, Lots of Trouble
By STEPHEN MCCAULEY maj 21, 2018

Lionel Shriver’s collection of short fiction, “Property,” is a wryly observant catalog of the ways an acquisitive urge can go astray.


With ‘Kudos,’ Rachel Cusk Completes an Exceptional Trilogy
By DWIGHT GARNER maj 21, 2018

Our critic calls this series of novels, which began with “Outline” and “Transit,” a “stark, modern, adamantine new skyscraper on the literary horizon.”


How One Company Scammed Silicon Valley. And How It Got Caught.
By ROGER LOWENSTEIN maj 21, 2018

In “Bad Blood,” John Carreyrou tells of the rise and incredible fall of Theranos, the biotech company that was going to revolutionize blood testing.


Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Making Good Time With the Pony Express
By JOHN WILLIAMS maj 20, 2018

Jim DeFelice talks about “West Like Lightning,” his new history of the short-lived but long-remembered company and how it changed the United States.


Finding the Backdrop of ‘Gatsby’ in Connecticut, Not Long Island
By JAMES BARRON maj 20, 2018

Where did F. Scott Fitzgerald find the landscape for “The Great Gatsby”? A book and a documentary challenge the long-held belief that Great Neck was the basis for West Egg.