Do you believe in ghosts? Our writer spends an hour on her own in the poet’s room at the Emily Dickinson Museum.
A Shortlist that looks at major figures from our time and before.
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
By JOUMANA KHATIB apr 27, 2017
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
Five decades ago, Simone de Beauvoir wrote “Les Belles Images.” The 1967 novel explains modern womanhood in a nutshell.
Two new books — “Mercies in Disguise” by Gina Kolata and “The Family Gene” by Joselin Linder — look at how individuals cope with devastating genetic diseases.
The author of “The Lost City of Z” and “Killers of the Flower Moon” thinks the president should read “The Road,” by Cormac McCarthy, because “it gives a sense of the fragility of the world.”
“A Grace Paley Reader” contains some of her acclaimed stories, a selection of poems and several essays that show a different side of the writer.
In “Anything Is Possible,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Olive Kitteridge” writes with a frank, unapologetic emphasis on forbidden desire.
In the 1970s, the 19-year-old Mike Mandel shot 75 rolls of film for a project he called “People in Cars.” Now, it becomes a book — and part of an exhibition at SFMOMA.