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Kissinger's "World Order" "puts the problems of today's world ... into useful - and often illuminating - context." nyti.ms/1qARGVN
Michiko Kakutani says Henry Kissinger's new book, "World Order," "could not be more timely." nyti.ms/1lRCGD5
The latest New York Times best-seller lists: nyti.ms/1rROiZ5
New books by Louise Penny, Lee Child, Tana French and William Kent Krueger in this week's Crime column: nyti.ms/1uExtOk
Dennis Lehane on the career of James Ellroy and his latest novel, "Perfidia": nyti.ms/1rn9jEE
Joseph O'Neill's novel "The Dog," about a New York lawyer working in Dubai, has a "consummate elegance." nyti.ms/1nDg7Nr
"Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay" is the third novel in a "bold, gorgeous, relentless" series by Elena Ferrante. nyti.ms/1BjGL65
The protagonist of Dylan Landis's "Rainey Royal" is a girl "both achingly vulnerable and cruelly intimidating." nyti.ms/1rn8USO
New Shortlist includes the "captivating and often unsettling" cases in "Working Stiff," about forensic pathology. nyti.ms/1qwSQ4n
In René Steinke's "uneven" new novel, "Friendswood," a small town falters after an industrial disaster. nyti.ms/1qwU6oa
Hari Kunzru says Ben Lerner's second novel, "10:04," "belongs to an emerging genre, the novel after Sebald." nyti.ms/1qwUSlf
In "Big Little Man," Alex Tizon examines Asian-American manhood and the stereotypes that shaped his coming-of-age. nyti.ms/1lIZ94D
Laila Lalami's "The Moor's Account" is "told in a controlled voice that feels at once historical and contemporary." nyti.ms/1rRPc7G
In Deirdre Madden's "Time Present and Time Past," a series of challenges unsettles a family's comfortable existence. nyti.ms/1lIYwrT
"Reading a novel about people taking drugs is like being at a party where everyone else is stoned." Ken Follett: nyti.ms/1w3678p
David Kamp says Stephan Eirik Clark's "Sweetness #9" bears the influence of Kurt Vonnegut, for better or worse: nyti.ms/1wd0h1v
In "The Human Age," her "most ambitious" book, Diane Ackerman surveys our human-dominated epoch. nyti.ms/1qwVlDU
In "Fractured Times," Eric Hobsbawm bids "farewell to a culture that has vanished over the course of his lifetime." nyti.ms/1Al9GEu
With Ebola back in the news, readers are returning to Richard Preston's "The Hot Zone." Inside the List: nyti.ms/1qwT7EE
William Giraldi's "fierce" new novel, "Hold the Dark," is "an unnerving and intimate portrayal of nature gone awry." nyti.ms/1lOGViu
Adam Kirsch says literature, in one sense, "is a tool that is always broken," in Bookends about literature's utility: nyti.ms/1rROsQ9
Bettina Stangneth's "Eichmann Before Jerusalem" is in "critical - albeit respectful - dialogue" with Hannah Arendt. nyti.ms/1uEy7Lv
Matthew Thomas's novel, about 3 generations of an Irish-American family, is "one of the best you'll read this year" nyti.ms/1lIXOLp
"You don't want to run up against your limitations in craft, intelligence or heart." Matthew Thomas in Open Book: nyti.ms/1qwSpXU
The latest New York Times best-seller lists: nyti.ms/1lIXUCy
Joseph O'Neill, Elena Ferrante, Dennis Lehane on James Ellroy, Diane Ackerman, Crime column & more in new Book Review nyti.ms/1rkt1ks
Louise Penny's "The Long Way Home," about the dark side of an artist's sensibility, and more in new Crime column: nyti.ms/1lHzWrt
Dennis Lehane on James Ellroy's "Perfidia," calling its style and the world it depicts "jumpy, feverish and anarchic" nyti.ms/1lNQy0Z
Literature is "as useless as a spun-sugar snowflake and as practical as a Swiss Army knife." Dana Stevens in Bookends nyti.ms/1qvU6on
In his new novel, "The Dog," Joseph O'Neill grasps the Arab intuition of Western desire "with nightmarish subtlety." nyti.ms/1lNQoH0
Bettina Stangneth's "Eichmann Before Jerusalem" is in "critical - albeit respectful - dialogue" with Hannah Arendt. nyti.ms/1lHz5H5
New Shortlist includes the "lyrical and soul-wrenching" stories in Terrence Holt's "Internal Medicine." nyti.ms/1wcDEtS
William Giraldi's "fierce" new novel, "Hold the Dark," is "an unnerving and intimate portrayal of nature gone awry." nyti.ms/1BiDJiB
René Steinke's new novel, "Friendswood," asks "what we owe one another after a disaster, or indeed in everyday life." nyti.ms/1w1fpl2
"Sweetness #9" is "not the cleverly formulated how-we-eat-now novel it initially promises to be." nyti.ms/1lGFPVN
"Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self" is Alex Tizon's "unflinchingly honest...often discomforting" memoir. nyti.ms/1tc11Sb
"Fractured Times" is a collection of reviews and lectures by Eric Hobsbawm mourning the end of European high culture. nyti.ms/1qDgY45
Joseph O'Neill, Elena Ferrante, Dennis Lehane on James Ellroy, Diane Ackerman, Crime column & more in new Book Review nyti.ms/1rRkdsp
With Ebola back in the news, readers are returning to Richard Preston's "The Hot Zone." Inside the List: nyti.ms/1lHzd9G
In Deirdre Madden's "Time Present and Time Past," a series of challenges unsettles a family's comfortable existence. nyti.ms/1u8tprg
Maggie Scarf says Matthew Thomas's debut, "We Are Not Ourselves," is "one of the best novels you'll read this year." nyti.ms/1pzJEY1
Matthew Thomas says the writing workshop environment "serves its purpose and then you have to move on." Open Book: nyti.ms/1rQSSXl
Laila Lalami's "The Moor's Account" is "told in a controlled voice that feels at once historical and contemporary." nyti.ms/1tbZ20c
"I just can't read whimsical fantasy. I've never got through a Tolkien . . . I hate elves." Ken Follett, By the Book: nyti.ms/1lGECO6
"Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay" is the third novel in a "bold, gorgeous, relentless" series by Elena Ferrante. nyti.ms/1vZxtw5
Hari Kunzru says Ben Lerner's second novel, "10:04," "belongs to an emerging genre, the novel after Sebald." nyti.ms/1lGE235
The protagonist of Dylan Landis's "Rainey Royal" is a girl "both achingly vulnerable and cruelly intimidating." nyti.ms/1tbYCHe
"The Human Age" is Diane Ackerman's "most ambitious book" and "teems with ­unexpected insights." nyti.ms/1AhuWel
The latest New York Times best-seller lists: nyti.ms/1xo2awu
The film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's "Gone Girl" is out next month. Its star Ben Affleck talks about the project: nyti.ms/1vYvbgF