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100 Notable Books of 2017
The year?s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
Books of The Times: Marguerite Duras?s ?The Lover,? and Notebooks That Enrich It
Duras?s best-known novel has been reissued in an Everyman?s Library edition, alongside her ?Wartime Notebooks? and ?Practicalities,? a collection of essays.
Nonfiction: ?Little House on the Prairie? and the Truth About the American West
A new biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder ?refreshes and revitalizes? our understanding of westward expansion, pioneer life and the literature that mythologized it.
Books of The Times: The Story of Appalachia, With Plenty of Villains
Steven Stoll?s ?Ramp Hollow? is a powerful and outrage-making analysis of the forces, over centuries, that have shaped the region.
Fiction: Whatever Happened to Isabel Archer? ?Mrs. Osmond? Picks Up Where Hen...
John Banville?s sequel to James?s ?Portrait of a Lady? follows the heroine back to Rome and to the possible end of her marriage.
Nonfiction: In ?Raising Trump? and ?The Kardashians,? Two Portraits of Modern...
James Wolcott on two books about the larger-than-life dynasties shaping our cultural and political lives.
The Book Review Podcast: Mother Knows Best?
James Wolcott talks about ?Raising Trump? and ?The Kardashians,? and Tina Brown discusses ?The Vanity Fair Diaries.?
Editors? Choice: 11 New Books We Recommend This Week
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
A Wave of New Fiction From Nigeria, as Young Writers Experiment With New Genres
Nigeria has become a major exporter of literary talent, and now one publisher, Cassava Republic, is expanding to the United States.
Newsbook: Books on Navigating Family Dynamics This Thanksgiving
These three titles discuss fostering intimacy, what birth order really means and what brings families together.
Inside the List: Your Favorite Authors Recommend Their Favorite Books
Four books to read now, as suggested by Jacqueline Woodson, Celeste Ng, Kurt Andersen and Neil de Grasse Tyson.
Nonfiction: An Essayist Searching for Alternate Worlds
In his first essay collection, ?True Stories,? the English writer Francis Spufford weighs in on Antarctica, science fiction and those annoying atheists.
Nonfiction: An Ecstatic, Troubled Poet Comes to Life in a New Biography
In ?James Wright: A Life in Poetry,? Jonathan Blunk traces the great writer?s inspirations, obsessions and friendships.
The Shortlist: First Novels Tackle Sexism and Prejudice, Past and Present
Four debut novelists take readers from 19th-century China to the present-day Middle East and Australia, with stops in Rio and the American Midwest.
Open Shelves: Making ?Manhattan Beach?
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan gives a tour of the private book stacks from which she drew inspiration for her latest novel.



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