Monday, January 26, 2015
The New York Times Book Update
By JILL LEOVY
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.
The author, most recently, of the novel "We Are Pirates" (and, as Lemony Snicket, numerous children's books) likes to read Miss Manners.
By NICHOLAS CARLSON
In 2012, Marissa Mayer was tasked with reversing the fortunes of a struggling Internet pioneer.
By MICHAEL CHRISTIE
A debut novel about family, phobias and the high-flying freedoms of skateboarding.
By BEN METCALF
Ben Metcalf's novel, set in Virginia, takes issue with the American idealization of the back-to-the-land life.
By MARIE MUTSUKI MOCKETT
Mourning her father's death, the author undertakes a pilgrimage to Japan's great Buddhist temples.
Tara Ison's essays and Patton Oswalt's memoir offer personal accounts of intense movie fandom.
By ESTHER FREUD
In Esther Freud's novel, an artistic boy befriends the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1914.
By JULIAN BELL
Julian Bell looks at van Gogh's brief, explosively creative life.