The Archive

  • The best books of the week

    The New Girl Harriet Walker (fiction, Ballantine) Margot Jones is the fashion editor at a glossy magazine, pregnant with her first child. Freelancer Maggie is Margot’s maternity cover, and she...
  • The best books of the week

    Whatever It Took: An American Paratrooper’s Extraordinary Memoir of Escape, Survival, and Heroism in the Last Days of World War II Henry Langrehr and Jim DeFelice (memoir, William Morrow) Timed...
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    The best books of the week

    Tiny Imperfections Alli Frank and Asha Youmans (fiction, GP Putnam’s Sons) Josie Bordelon is the director of admissions at one of San Francisco’s most prestigious private schools. She’s got a...
  • Ebook downloads are up 10 percent from this time last year according to the NYPL.

    The top 10 books New Yorkers are devouring in quarantine

    While the lions outside the Fifth Avenue branch of the New York Public Library haven’t greeted incoming visitors for more than a month, they’re still a powerful reminder of city...
  • The best books of the week

    The best books of the week

    Have You Seen Me? Kate White (fiction, HarperCollins) One morning Ally Linden arrives at her office and can’t get in. That’s because she hasn’t worked there in years — and...
  • Winston Churchill became prime minister in May 1940, just months before Germany began raids on Britain — a nearly yearlong period of fear and uncertainty.

    These words from Winston Churchill are giving hope during the pandemic

    I’ve been thinking a lot about the Blitz lately. It’s not the same as the global pandemic, obviously; our enemy is not visible to the naked eye, and while the...
  • Lindsay Powers (here with her two children) says parents worry way too much about whether they’ll mess up their kids, especially during this pandemic — let them watch a little “Paw Patrol!”

    How to parent during the coronavirus pandemic — without the stress

    When Lindsay Powers first came up with the idea for her new and excellent book, “You Can’t F*ck Up Your Kids: A Judgment-Free Guide to Stress-Free Parenting,” (Atria Books), out...
  • The best books of the week

    Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family Robert Kolker (nonfiction, Doubleday) The Galvins were a midcentury American family, seemingly living the American dream: 12 kids, hard work,...
  • Overcoming Dyslexia

    This 2003 book on dyslexia is more relevant than ever

    As far as learning disabilities go, dyslexia is the most common -- one out of 5 people are thought to have it, regardless of age or gender.
  • The best books of the week

    Killing Eve: Die For Me Luke Jennings (fiction, Hachette) The latest installment in the addictive “Killing Eve” series, which was brought to life on the screen with the BBC series...