Bill Clinton and James Patterson are back in action — and still ridiculous

(David Burnett/Little, Brown/Knopf/Russell James)
(David Burnett/Little, Brown/Knopf/Russell James)
“The President’s Daughter” is the follow-up to the duo’s 2018 bestseller “The President Is Missing.”
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  • Perspective

Female-centered historical novels are dogged by questions of accuracy. Hence the author’s note.

Resistance to books that cast heroines with agency and hidden talents has declined, but only after a hard-fought battle.
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  • Review

‘The Silent Patient’ was a huge hit. Next we have ‘The Maidens.’ Don’t believe the hype.

Alex Michaelides’s new thriller strains credulity. Also, the dialogue!
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The search for balance among four Americas

George Packer tackles the splintering of America in pursuit of a pathway to healing.
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A three-pronged examination into what happens to America next

A former Obama speech writer travels the world to uncover how we’re seen, and whether it matters
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What’s driving the pilots that will fly paying customers into space?

The stereotype of military and machismo is still prevalent if not exclusive, but the stories are complicated
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There was a cultural shift in 1974, and Los Angeles played a starring role

Shifts in movies, music and television reflected those in politics
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  • Review

With ‘Double Blind,’ Edward St. Aubyn tasks himself with a formidable challenge

The author of the Patrick Melrose series tries his hand at a novel of ideas.
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Chris Matthews’ new book catalogues his front-row seat to history

The former ‘Hardball’ host has proven insight into politics, but this volume doesn’t dig deep
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What death row looks like when you’re on it

We’ve heard stories about how people earned death sentences. Now here are stories about how they came to that moment.
  • Review

‘B-Side Books’ adds to your must-read stack with the best books you’ve never heard of

Launched in 2017, the essay series celebrates literature of “unsung, under-recognized genius.”
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