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Chip and Charge Things are looking down for Chips Channon in the second volume of his diaries, but the outspoken socialite is as unfiltered—and unhinged—as ever

September 15, 2021

Not So Normal People The characters in Sally Rooney’s latest novel are worlds apart from the Deuxmoi-obsessed millennials to whom it’s catered. We’ll all read it anyway

A Tall Order Photographs by Joe Woolhead chronicle the demise of the World Trade Center and the building of the new one

Working Girls A former U.S. Army major general brings the untold stories of the women who changed the course of World War II to light

September 8, 2021

Short List What to read this week, from a history of British musical theater to an account of the World Trade Center’s rebuilding and an inside look at the deep sea

September 8, 2021

The Wonderful Wizard of Dyson Eight questions with the inventor James Dyson, who has a new memoir, on electric cars and the thinking behind the $399 hair dryer

The Way of the Jackal Before Edward Fox made the Jackal a household character, Frederick Forsyth wrote the book. Fifty years on, The Day of the Jackal still thrills

Inside Afghanistan At the core of the current Afghanistan disaster is the West’s misunderstanding of a country and its people. These books offer a good place to start

September 1, 2021

Family Feuds The story of famed U.K. department store John Lewis rivals that of the Murdoch clan in its similarities with Succession

September 1, 2021

The Art of Subtlety To attract readers but stump libel lawyers, 20th-century magazine writers alluded to sordid gossip instead of printing it

September 1, 2021

Family Business To write his second novel, Atticus Lish asked himself, “What hurts?”

A Hello to Arms Ernest Hemingway: renowned novelist, bullfighting aficionado, and … Spanish guerrilla fighter?

Lost in Translation The moment Japan opened its doors to the West, in the late 1800s, was the moment many of its traditions disappeared. A new volume brings them back

Short List What to read this week, from a history of a secret Nixon meeting to an exploration of French colonialism in Congo and a look back at Bernini’s Rome

August 25, 2021