Best New Books: Weeks of 11/23/21 & 11/30/21

Jodi Picoult, Diana Gabaldon, Ann Patchett, Mel Brooks, Patricia Cornwell, and more.

Best New Books: Week of 11/16/21

David Baldacci, Dave Eggers, Neal Stephenson, Alexander McCall Smith, Nikole Hannah-Jones, and more.

Best New Books: Week of 11/9/21

Michael Connelly, Will Smith, Ken Follett, Louise Erdrich, Lily King, Natasha Deón, Emily Ratajkowski, and more.

Best New Books: Week of 10/26/21

Lee Child & Andrew Child, Beatriz Williams, Tamron Hall, Alan Cumming, Paul Auster, Cherie Priest, Jenny Colgan, David Chang & Priya Krishna, and more.

Best New Books: Week of 10/19/21

John Grisham, Elizabeth Strout, Jamie Foxx, Anthony Horowitz, Billy Porter, Rebecca Solnit, Jane Goodall & Douglas Abrams, N.K. Jemisin & Jamal Campbell, and more.

Best New Books: Week of 10/12/21

Hillary Rodham Clinton & Louise Penny, John le Carré, Susan Orlean, Alice Hoffman, Ron & Clint Howard, Nick Offerman, and more.

Best New Books: Week of 10/5/21

Amor Towles, Jonathen Franzen, David Sedaris, Jo Nesbø, Stanley Tucci, Lisa Unger, Miriam Toews, and more.

Best New Books: Week of 9/28/21

Anthony Doerr, Joshua Ferris, Richard Osman, Catriona Ward, Steven Pinker, Anita Hill, Ellen Datlow, and more.

Best New Books: Week of 9/14/21

Liane Moriarty, Colson Whitehead, Mary Roach, Gabrielle Union, Gayl Jones, Joy Williams, T.C. Boyle, and more.

Book Review: Billy Summers by Stephen King

The title character of prolific author Stephen King’s latest book is a hitman who only takes jobs in which the target is a “bad” person. Having fallen into the profession after serving in Iraq, he has grown weary of it when he is contacted about a job that offers a large enough payout for him to retire.