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Times Critics? Top Books of 2018
The Times?s staff critics give their choices of the best fiction and nonfiction works of the year.
The 10 Best Books of 2018
The editors of The Times Book Review choose the best fiction and nonfiction titles this year.
Nonfiction: Isabel Wilkerson on Michelle Obama?s ?Becoming? and the Great Mig...
The former first lady?s long-awaited new memoir recounts with insight, candor and wit her family?s trajectory from the Jim Crow South to Chicago?s South Side and her own improbable journey from there to the White House.
Times Critics Discuss the Year in Books, From Triumphs to Disappointments
The Times?s staff critics talk with each other about the wide variety of reading they did in 2018.
By the Book: Michelle Obama: By the Book
The former first lady, whose new memoir is ?Becoming,? admires Zadie Smith?s novel ?White Teeth? for its complexity and humor: ?Even if a book takes on serious topics, I think it should still be fun to read.?
?The Witch Elm,? ?Dopesick? and More: Janet Maslin?s Favorite Books of 2018
The former staff critic and frequent contributor to The Times writes about her best reading experiences of the year.
The Book Review Podcast: Immaturity in American Politics
Alan Wolfe discusses ?The Politics of Petulance,? and Nadja Spiegelman talks about two books by Lucia Berlin.
Essay: ?Change Your Life,? the Poet Says, and a Rural Idyll Offers a Tantaliz...
A Brooklyn novelist?s annual trip to the Chilean countryside fuels daydreams of permanently moving. But peace and quiet can be so, well, exasperating.
Times Insider: What Goes Into Our End-of-Year Books Lists
By the end of a typical year, hundreds of thousands of books in various styles, genres and subject areas are published. These three lists are meant to help you make sense of it all.
Books News: A New Book About Mussolini Is Provoking a Debate Over His Legacy
Antonio Scurati, the author of ?M,? sees his book as an anti-fascist history lesson disguised as a novel. Others disagree.
Books News: Crown Publisher and Editor of Michelle Obama?s Memoir Is Leaving
Molly Stern will be replaced by David Drake. Gillian Blake will leave Henry Holt for Crown. The changes reflect a cyclical shift in the industry.
After Dispute, ?Mockingbird? Blends Novel?s Spirit and Sorkin?s Voice Onstage
Harper Lee?s estate objected to elements of Aaron Sorkin?s early stage adaptation. Now it arrives on Broadway with concessions from both sides.
Nonfiction: The Real-Life Heroine Who Inspired a Character on ?Boardwalk Empire?
With ?Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America?s Most Powerful Mobster,? Stephen L. Carter celebrates his extraordinary grandmother.
Nonfiction: A Fresh Look at How Poets Evolve Over the Course of a Career
In ?We Begin in Gladness,? the poet and critic Craig Morgan Teicher considers poets from W.S. Merwin to francine j. harris, in light of changes in their language and their influence on one another.
Nonfiction: Colm Toibin on the Fathers of Geniuses
?Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know? recounts the lives of the fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce ? and the chaos they created.



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