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‘The Shadow Hero,’ by Gene Luen Yang 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:47:18 GMT 
    A tribute to an Asian superhero from the 1940s.


‘The Invention of Exile,’ by Vanessa Manko 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:47:00 GMT 
    A Russian immigrant, deported from the United States, attempts to reunite with his family.


Alessandro Baricco’s ‘Mr. Gwyn and Three Times at Dawn’ 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:46:49 GMT 
    A celebrated British author embarks on a strange new career in these linked novellas by Alessandro Baricco.


Richard Flanagan’s ‘Narrow Road to the Deep North’ 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:45:50 GMT 
    A frail humanity survives the unspeakable in Richard Flanagan’s novel of the Burma-Thailand Railway.


‘Home Leave,’ by Brittani Sonnenberg 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:45:31 GMT 
    A restless executive subjects his family to an itinerant existence on three continents.


‘Your Face in Mine,’ by Jess Row 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:45:20 GMT 
    A man undergoes a surgical procedure to transform from white to black.


The Shortlist: Naomi Wood’s ‘Mrs. Hemingway,’ and More 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:44:37 GMT 
    New books by Naomi Wood, Sally O’Reilly, Nina Siegal and Sheila Kohler.


‘The Animals: Love Letters Between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy’ 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:44:09 GMT 
    Letters between Christopher Isherwood and his partner, Don Bachardy, mock the world’s ridiculous spectacle.


Open Book: Priority Mail 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:43:05 GMT 
    A look at past reviews of the letters of Sylvia Plath, Flannery O’Connor and Saul Bellow.


‘Suspicious Minds,’ by Joel Gold and Ian Gold 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:19:43 GMT 
    A psychiatrist and his philosopher brother discuss how mental illness reflects culture.


‘The Bone Clocks,’ by David Mitchell 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:10:29 GMT 
    In David Mitchell’s “The Bone Clocks,” a 15-year-old girl runs away from home in 1984 and becomes entrapped in an otherworldly battle between good and evil that will follow her for 60 years.


Critic’s Notebook: ‘Football’ and Other Books of the Season 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:55:28 GMT 
    “Football: Great Writing About the National Sport” is among the new books on the game to greet the season.








Books of The Times: Gamache Is Back in Louise Penny’s ‘The Long Way Home’ 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:30:34 GMT 
    In Louise Penny’s “The Long Way Home,” a battered former detective retreats to an idyllic town, but gets drawn into the mystery of a neighbor’s missing husband.








Rick Perlstein: By the Book 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:00:01 GMT 
    The author, most recently, of “The Invisible Bridge,” would like Chekhov to write his life story. “Sometimes I think he knows me better than I know myself, even when he’s ostensibly writing about Russian ladies over a hundred years ago.”








Books of The Times: ‘What Stays in Vegas,’ by Adam Tanner 
  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:08:37 GMT 
    Adam Tanner’s “What Stays in Vegas” looks at online data mining, how companies collect personal information to remain competitive and where invasion of privacy begins.








Katy Simpson Smith’s ‘The Story of Land and Sea,’ and More 
  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:37:46 GMT 
    New books include novels by Katy Simpson Smith, Stephan Eirik Clark, Tania Malik, Vanessa Manko, Bilal Tanweer and Carys Bray.






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