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Notable Children’s Books of 2015
The best in picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction, selected by the children’s books editor of The New York Times Book Review.

‘Of Beards and Men’ and ‘True Style’
A finely detailed, borderline obsessive history of facial hair, and a treatise on men’s style.

Roundup: Sports: ‘The Grind,’ ‘Billion-Dollar Ball’ and More
New books about sports include looks at baseball’s “endless season” and the lives of today’s greatest marathoners.

Roundup: Travel: ‘Dispatches From Pluto,’ ‘Driving Hungry’ and More
An English writer’s account of living in the Mississippi Delta, a filmmaker’s travels in South America and more.

Roundup: Humor: ‘The Comedians,’ ‘A Carlin Home Companion’ and More
The season’s books include Kliph Nesteroff’s history of comedy, stuffed with obscure trivia and arguments that challenge common wisdom.

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Lisa Randall’s ‘Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs’
Randall talks about her new book, and Louisa Lim discusses five memoirs about fleeing North Korea.

Inside the List
Richard Paul Evans, whose novel “The Mistletoe Inn” is No. 9 on the hardcover fiction list, once heard from his fourth-grade teacher: “Your parents lied to you. There is no Santa.”

100 Notable Books of 2015
The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

Editors’ Choice
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Paperback Row
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Author’s Note: Highly Unlikely
We’ve arrived at a point where not only is reality stranger than fiction, but we don’t allow our fiction to be even close to how strange real life is every day.

2015 Books Gift Guide
Art books, graphic novels, and fiction and nonfiction.

Mary Gaitskill’s ‘The Mare’
An emotionally electric triangle of a woman, a girl and a horse is mutually transformative.

John Irving’s ‘Avenue of Mysteries’
Irving’s latest novel chronicles the rise of a child genius from a trash heap in Mexico to literary stardom.

‘The Evolution of Everything,’ by Matt Ridley
Ridley argues that the emergence of big ideas has little to do with top-down direction.

‘India at War,’ by Yasmin Khan
India contributed a huge, though badly treated, army to the Allied cause in World War II.

Kevin Barry’s ‘Beatlebone’
A novel centered on an island actually owned by a Beatle is fashioned on what we know and think we know about him.

Margaret Atwood: By the Book
The author, most recently, of “The Heart Goes Last” met Günter Grass at a Cold War literary festival in Finland: “He thought I was either the secretary or the floozy, I’m not sure which.”

The Shortlist: Fleeing North Korea
Five new memoirs about escaping North Korea.

‘The Big Green Tent,’ by Ludmila Ulitskaya
Three friends drawn into the dissident movement use art and activism to oppose the Soviet regime.

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