NY Times Books

Children's Books: ‘Isabel’s War,’ by Lila Perl

December 19, 2014 - 9:02am
This novel’s 12-year-old heroine, growing up in 1940s New York, finds World War II a nuisance, until she meets a refugee.

ArtsBeat: Cuba: A Reading List

December 18, 2014 - 11:43am
Recommended books for learning more about Cuba’s history and its relationship to the United States.






Dick Cavett: By the Book

December 18, 2014 - 7:00am
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

December 18, 2014 - 5:58am
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

December 18, 2014 - 5:03am
The book critics Janet Maslin, Dwight Garner and Michiko Kakutani list their favorites of 2014.






Your Home on a Coffee Table

December 17, 2014 - 3:46pm
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

December 17, 2014 - 1:31pm
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

December 17, 2014 - 9:06am
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

December 16, 2014 - 9:00pm
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

December 16, 2014 - 5:27pm
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.