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‘The Dying Grass,’ by William T. Vollmann

4 hours 34 min ago
William T. Vollmann’s novel looks to the 1870s as westward expansion ignites the Nez Percé War.

Room for Debate: Beyond Green Eggs and Ham

6 hours 3 min ago
Dr. Seuss still gets a lot of attention but what other young children's books and authors deserve attention?

Jason Segel Makes a Career U-Turn as David Foster Wallace in ‘The End of the Tour’

July 28, 2015 - 8:02pm
Early on, the actor was widely derided for taking the role of the author of “Infinite Jest.” Then the film appeared, and the tide turned.

Ann Rule, Author of Books on Ted Bundy (a Friend) and Other Killers, Dies at 83

July 28, 2015 - 3:29pm
Ms. Rule’s first book, “The Stranger Beside Me,” the 1980 study of the serial killer Ted Bundy, became an instant top seller.

Bookends: Who Should Be Kicked Out of the Canon?

July 28, 2015 - 5:00am
James Parker and Francine Prose discuss which writers should be ejected from the literary canon.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘Let Me Tell You’ Collects Early Works by Shirley Jackson

July 28, 2015 - 2:00am
This book, put together by two of Ms. Jackson’s children, contains stories, many of them previously unpublished, as well as essays, reviews and light humor pieces.

‘The Conservative Heart,’ by Arthur C. Brooks

July 28, 2015 - 2:00am
Arthur C. Brooks says Republicans should revise their rhetoric and speak in moral terms.

‘Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War,’ by Susan Southard

July 28, 2015 - 2:00am
What happened in Nagasaki after the second atomic bomb.

Chenjerai Hove, Chronicler of Zimbabwean Struggles, Dies at 59

July 27, 2015 - 9:23pm
The plight of Mr. Hove’s home country comes through in his poems and novels.

T Magazine: The 10 Books Carrie Brownstein Couldn’t Live Without

July 27, 2015 - 2:37pm
The actress (and Sleater-Kinney guitarist) shares the books she’d want with her on a desert island: Capote, Woolf and a little Didion.

Books of The Times: Review: Kristen Green’s ‘Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County’

July 27, 2015 - 12:42pm
Ms. Green’s book is a history of the racial struggles in the 1950s and ’60s of one Virginia community, which closed its public schools rather than integrate them.

‘The Complete Stories,’ by Clarice Lispector

July 27, 2015 - 2:00am
Clarice Lispector’s “Complete Stories” is proof that she was one of the true originals of Latin American literature.

‘Let Me Tell You,’ by Shirley Jackson

July 27, 2015 - 2:00am
A new collection of work by Shirley Jackson includes short stories, humorous bits of family memoir, and essays and talks, many of them in print for the first time.

Books of The Times: Review: Jane Urquhart’s ‘The Night Stages,’ a Novel of Melancholy and Missed Chances

July 26, 2015 - 1:41pm
The latest novel by this Canadian writer consists of three narratives, linked by a single night that an Englishwoman named Tamara spends in a Canadian airport around 1960.