NY Times Books

‘If I Fall, if I Die,’ by Michael Christie

January 23, 2015 - 9:00am
A debut novel about family, phobias and the high-flying freedoms of skateboarding.

Books of The Times: Jill Leovy’s ‘Ghettoside,’ a South Los Angeles Murder Case

January 22, 2015 - 12:15pm
The Los Angeles Times reporter Jill Leovy’s “Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America” follows the case of a gang-related killing.






By the Book: Daniel Handler: By the Book

January 22, 2015 - 7:40am
The author, most recently, of the novel “We Are Pirates” (and, as Lemony Snicket, numerous children’s books) likes to read Miss Manners.






John Bayley, Oxford Don Who Wrote of His Wife, Iris Murdoch, Dies at 89

January 21, 2015 - 8:12pm
Mr. Bayley was an Oxford don and literary critic who found an international readership with his memoir “Elegy for Iris,” a moving account of his life with the novelist Iris Murdoch, his wife.






Q&A: Andrea Chapin’s Novel, ‘The Tutor,’ Imagines Shakespeare’s Beginnings

January 21, 2015 - 3:40pm
Andrea Chapin, an actress turned book editor, spent more than a decade helping writers publish their fiction before she embarked on a novel of her own.






Books of The Times: ‘Amnesia,’ Peter Carey’s New Novel

January 21, 2015 - 2:27pm
While Peter Carey’s “Amnesia” may be about a hacker, the novel has much less to do with computers than with Australian-American tensions during the 1942 Battle of Brisbane.






Jill Leovy’s ‘Ghettoside’

January 21, 2015 - 9:17am
In “Ghettoside,” Jill Leovy describes a homicide case in South Los Angeles to examine the epidemic of unsolved murders of African-American men in America.






Children’s Books: Cari Best’s ‘My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay’

January 21, 2015 - 7:00am
In this picture book, a cheerful first grader — who happens to be blind — navigates through her day with her friends at her side.






Robert Stone, Novelist of the Vietnam Era and Beyond, Dies at 77

January 20, 2015 - 6:25pm
Mr. Stone’s novels grappled with the spiritual as well as with modern history and mores.