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Dick Cavett: By the Book 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:00:01 GMT 
    The author of “Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks” is a great fan of rereading. “We’d all have been better off to have read half as many books. Twice.”

The Unbreakable Laura Hillenbrand 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:58:01 GMT 
    Racked for years by a mysterious illness, the author of “Seabiscuit” and “Unbroken” has defied the odds to write indelible works of history.

Michiko Kakutani, Janet Maslin and Dwight Garner’s Favorite Books of 2014 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:03:01 GMT 
    The book critics Janet Maslin, Dwight Garner and Michiko Kakutani list their favorites of 2014.

Your Home on a Coffee Table 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:46:12 GMT 
    A recent venture publishes elegant books about private houses as gifts for family and friends.

Books of The Times: ‘The David Foster Wallace Reader,’ a Compilation 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:31:31 GMT 
    In “The David Foster Wallace Reader,” a blend of fiction, magazine articles, essays and guides for his students, logorrhea emerges as a stealth virtue.

Children’s Books: Dave Eggers Illustrates Stories by Elementary Schoolers 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:06:14 GMT 
    Dave Eggers illustrates a collection of stories written by members of a Detroit charter school’s writing club.

Gil Marks, Historian of Jewish Food and Culture, Dies at 62 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:00:03 GMT 
    Mr. Marks wrote five books that chronicled kosher menus through the centuries and examined the role of food in the establishment and growth of cultural traditions.

Norman Bridwell, Creator of ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ Books, Dies at 86 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:27:46 GMT 
    Mr. Bridwell’s “Clifford” books, about a dog as big as a house, became an international favorite for parents to read aloud to their children.

Books of The Times: ‘El Sistema: Orchestrating Venezuela’s Youth,’ by Geoffrey Baker 
  Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:11:02 GMT 
    For Geoffrey Baker, author of “El Sistema: Orchestrating Venezuela’s Youth,” the program that produced the conductor Gustavo Dudamel operates in a “climate of fear.”

Bookends: Should Writers Respond to Their Critics? 
  Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:00:02 GMT 
    James Parker and Zoë Heller discuss the pitfalls for writers who directly respond to their critics.

Books of The Times: 'The Great Reformer': Austen Ivereigh on Pope Francis 
  Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:42:38 GMT 
    “The Great Reformer” examines the roots of Pope Francis’s commitment to the poor, even in the face of government opposition during Argentina’s military dictatorship.

Best Selling Science Books 
  Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:02:51 GMT 
    Titles, fundamentally based on the sciences, as selected by the science editors from all adult nonfiction books reported to The New York Times for the month.

ArtsBeat: Nobel Gives French Novelist U.S. Boost 
  Sun, 14 Dec 2014 23:02:17 GMT 
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has acquired Patrick Modiano’s latest novel, “So You Don’t Get Lost in the Neighborhood,” to be published in late 2015.

Books of The Times: ‘Teresa, My Love,’ Julia Kristeva’s Latest Novel 
  Sun, 14 Dec 2014 22:01:45 GMT 
    Julia Kristeva, through an alter ego in “Teresa, My Love,” imagines the life of Teresa of Ávila.

Bookshelf: From Whitman to Kazin, Writers Who Found Inspiration on New York’s Streets 
  Sat, 13 Dec 2014 01:05:03 GMT 
    Capsule reviews of books about writers’ street-level view of the city, the free black community of Weeksville that flourished in Brooklyn in the mid-19th century and how racial demographics are remaking New York and America.

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