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Jun 26, 2019

Behind the Scenes of Choosing the Best Memoirs
The Times's book critics discuss the process of selecting the 50 best memoirs published in the past 50 years.

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Jun 26, 2019

He Was a Famed Novelist of America's Underclass. What Happened?
"Never a Lovely So Real," a biography of Nelson Algren by Colin Asher, captures the human drama and literary achievement of a writer once considered among America's greatest.

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Jun 26, 2019

Golf Balls! Pencils! Whales! What Makes an Author's Obsession a Thrill, Not a Bore?
Mary Norris considers how fixation-prone writers manage to captivate (or lose) their readers.

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Jun 25, 2019

A Rich, Twisted, Gloriously Cacophonous Novel of Village Life
In Max Porter's "Lanny" — equal parts fairy tale, domestic drama and fable — a mischievous little boy goes missing.

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Jun 25, 2019

A Captivating Coming-of-Age Story Inspired by the Tudors
The young heroine of Dylan Meconis's graphic novel "Queen of the Sea" learns how suddenly, and ruthlessly, fortune can turn a queen into a pawn.

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Jun 25, 2019

Mark Haddon's Strange, Exciting New Novel Has Its Roots in Ancient Myth
"The Porpoise," with a nod to Shakespeare and the Greeks, updates the legend of Apollonius with a new focus on the story's women.

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Jun 25, 2019

A Venom-Spiked Cocktail of Marriage, Family and Murder
Sadie Jones's "The Snakes" is a modern morality tale, a creepy, scary novel about the corrosive effects of money and power.

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Jun 25, 2019

A Rich, Engrossing Family Saga, Spiked With Sisterly Malice
Claire Lombardo's debut, "The Most Fun We Ever Had," follows a family of four daughters through the decades.

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Jun 25, 2019

Twenty Years After a Brutal Massacre, It's Payback Time
Anita Anand's "The Patient Assassin" documents the life of a peripatetic Indian laborer who waited decades for a chance to kill an official of the Raj.

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Jun 25, 2019

On the Centennial of Iris Murdoch's Birth, Remembering a 20th-Century Giant
Murdoch was the rare kind of great, buoyant, confident writer who was in touch with both animal and intellectual instincts.

New York Times Books
Jun 25, 2019

New & Noteworthy, From R. Kelly to White House Corruption
A selection of recent books of note; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

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Jun 25, 2019

‘She's Not My Type': Accused Again of Sexual Assault, Trump Resorts to Old Insult
E. Jean Carroll, a columnist for Elle magazine, said in a CNN interview on Monday that she fought back when Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in a Bergdorf Goodman fitting room.

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Jun 24, 2019

Trump Calls Accuser a Liar: ‘She's Not My Type'
E. Jean Carroll, a columnist for Elle magazine, said in a CNN interview on Monday that she fought back when Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in a Bergdorf Goodman fitting room.

New York Times Books
Jun 24, 2019

‘I Was Banged Up Against the Wall,' E. Jean Carroll, Trump Accuser, Tells CNN
The longtime Elle magazine advice columnist said Monday that she tried to fight back against Donald Trump's advances in a fitting room of Bergdorf Goodman. The president has denied the accusation.

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Jun 24, 2019

Our Top Editor Revisits How We Handled E. Jean Carroll's Allegations Against Trump
Dean Baquet, our executive editor, says "we were overly cautious" in our handling of a prominent writer's allegations against the president.

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Jun 24, 2019

For an Immigrant Family, Sarajevo Still Casts Its Shadow
In a two-part memoir, "My Parents/This Does Not Belong to You," Aleksandar Hemon shows how Bosnia and its wartime strife have shaped a life of exile.

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Jun 24, 2019

The Holocaust Survivor Who Deciphered Nazi Doublespeak
The personal papers of one of World War II's earliest historians reveals an obsession with how Nazis distorted the German language.

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Jun 24, 2019

Marvel's Heroes Take Center Stage
Marvel Entertainment and Samuel French team up for a series of educational plays for teenagers.

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Jun 24, 2019

For Fans of Ottessa Moshfegh, a Debut Novel of Female Psychosis
Juliet Escoria's "Juliet the Maniac" sees the life of a bipolar teenager in gut-wrenching fragments.

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Jun 24, 2019

A Presidential Candidate Assesses the Nation's Political Ills
Michael Bennet's "The Land of Flickering Lights" is a call to end the partisan stalemate in Washington.

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Jun 23, 2019

A Year in Paris That Transformed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
As a college student, Jacqueline Bouvier spent her junior year in Paris, and the city became one of the greatest influences in her life.

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Jun 23, 2019

Judith Krantz, Whose Tales of Sex and Shopping Sold Millions, Dies at 91
She published her first novel at 50, and her heroines were invariably rich, thin, savvy, ambitious and preternaturally beautiful.

New York Times Books
Jun 23, 2019

What Happens After Amazon's Domination Is Complete? Its Bookstore Offers Clues
Popular novels, technical tomes and self-published books are pirated and sold on Amazon. That may actually be helping the company extend its grip on the book business.

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Jun 23, 2019

Bookstores Find Growth as ‘Anchors of Authenticity'
Big chains once posed a threat, but independents are thriving by hosting events, adding nonbook merchandise and becoming community hubs.

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Jun 23, 2019

The Week in Books
Revisiting the moon landing ahead of its anniversary, the return of Jackson Brodie and more.

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Jun 23, 2019

Who Gets to Sit on the Supreme Court?
Carl Hulse's "Confirmation Bias" recounts the recent battles to fill Antonin Scalia's seat.

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Jun 23, 2019

How Supreme Court Nominations Became So Partisan
Carl Hulse's "Confirmation Bias" recounts the recent battles to fill Antonin Scalia's seat.

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Jun 22, 2019

Trump Emphatically Denies Sexual Assault Allegation by E. Jean Carroll
President Trump said he had "no idea" who Ms. Carroll was in comments to reporters outside the White House on Saturday.

New York Times Books
Jun 21, 2019

E. Jean Carroll Accuses Trump of Sexual Assault in Her Memoir
In her forthcoming book "What Do We Need Men For?," the Elle advice columnist says the president assaulted her in the 1990s.

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Jun 21, 2019

Trump Accused of Sexual Assault in E. Jean Carroll's Memoir
In her forthcoming book "What Do We Need Men For?," the Elle advice columnist says the president raped her in the 1990s.

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Jun 21, 2019

Jill Lepore on the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
Lepore discusses several new books about the Apollo 11 mission, and Julie Satow talks about the history of the Plaza Hotel.

New York Times Books
Jun 21, 2019

Letters to the Editor
Readers respond to recent reviews in the Sunday Book Review about domestic violence, the state of conservatism in America and more.

New York Times Books
Jun 21, 2019

‘Be More Chill' to End Broadway Run in August
The musical, fueled by social media love, opened in March — a tough time of year for a show with a largely student fan base.

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Jun 21, 2019

Five Places to Visit in Barcelona
The author Carlos Ruiz Zafón offers a travel guide to his hometown with a darker spin on some familiar spots.

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Jun 21, 2019

How to Make a Relationship Last? Make It Open, Christopher Isherwood Said
A museum show explores the British writer and the painter Don Bachardy's partnership, which lasted through uncertainties and ecstasies for 33 years.

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Jun 21, 2019

A Literal Rendering of Poems That Read Like Puzzles
The illustrator Tamara Shopsin offers her take on lines from the poetry of David Berman.

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Jun 21, 2019

‘I Just Had to Do My Emotional Homework': How a 30-Year-Old Wrote a Family Saga
Claire Lombardo, whose debut novel "The Most Fun We Ever Had" follows a family shaken by secrets, talks about shifting from social work to fiction and how she wrote about what she doesn't know.

New York Times Books
Jun 21, 2019

Great New Picture Books That Teach, Without Preaching
Sometimes kids need stories about the stuff they know already: how — and why — to hold hands. How — and why — to read books. How to be a good friend.

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Jun 21, 2019

How to Be Good
Can moral philosophy teach us the best way to live?

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Jun 21, 2019

Saving Girls From Sexual Slavery in San Francisco's Chinatown
"The White Devil's Daughters," by Julia Flynn Siler, recounts the story of the crusading women (and a few men) who helped rescue thousands of young Chinese slaves between the 1870s and the 1930s.

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Jun 21, 2019

Debut Novels Transport Readers From Paris to Singapore
A quartet of first fiction offers a range of experiences: urban rambles, immigrant strife, wartime drama and the unraveling of a mysterious crime.

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Jun 21, 2019

Kate Atkinson's Quirky Detective, Jackson Brodie, Makes His Return
Her latest novel, "Big Sky," leads off Marilyn Stasio's Crime column. Rounding out the group: a Japanese puzzle mystery and Gothic and summer resort thrillers.

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Jun 21, 2019

The Daughters of the Confederacy Who Turned Their Heritage to Political Ends
"Sisters and Rebels" by Jacquelyn Dowd Hall delivers a nuanced portrait of the Lumpkin sisters, who responded to their Southern family history in powerful and public ways.

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Jun 21, 2019

A Novel That Explores the Silencing of Palestinian Trauma
In his latest book, "Children of the Ghetto," Elias Khoury explores the ways an original trauma of dislocation and death has shaped Palestinian identity.

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Jun 20, 2019

Trailblazing Editor Elaine Welteroth Has Written a Book — and It's a Hit
"More Than Enough," a memoir from the "Project Runway" judge and former Teen Vogue editor in chief, debuts on the nonfiction list this week at No. 11.

New York Times Books
Jun 20, 2019

Seeking the Elixir of Life Through High School Science Class
In "The History of Living Forever," by Jake Wolff, a teenager's first love affair becomes entangled with a quest for immortality.

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Jun 20, 2019

J.J. Abrams and Son to Write Spider-Man Comic
The two discuss their collaboration, which introduces a new villain, Cadaverous, and how the project came to be.

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Jun 20, 2019

The Legacy of Slavery in Two Novels of the American South
"In West Mills," by De'Shawn Charles Winslow, and "The Gone Dead," by Chanelle Benz, serve up timeless Southern stories.

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Jun 20, 2019

New in Paperback: ‘Cherry,' ‘My Year of Rest and Relaxation'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Jun 20, 2019

By the Book: Denise Mina
The Scottish crime writer, whose new book is "Conviction," is drawn to "flawed characters asking big questions and taking action. … That said, I will read, literally, anything."

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Jun 19, 2019

Brooklyn Book Festival Names Mo Willems ‘Best of Brooklyn'
The annual literary festival, which takes place in September, announced its initial roster of participating writers.

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Jun 19, 2019

Aleksandar Hemon Fits Two Memoirs Into One New Volume
"My Parents: An Introduction" and "This Does Not Belong to You" are two memoirs in one volume, covering Hemon's youth in Yugoslavia and his parents' immigration to Canada.

New York Times Books
Jun 19, 2019

William Loverd, Who Promoted Literary Giants, Dies at 78
He chaperoned the works of dozens of writers at Alfred A. Knopf for almost 40 years. "Bill and Knopf," a colleague said, "were entirely synonymous."

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Jun 19, 2019

Joy Harjo Is Named U.S. Poet Laureate
The Oklahoma-born writer, a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, is the first Native American to hold the post.

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Jun 18, 2019

Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theorist Loses to Father of 6-Year-Old Victim Over Hoax
A Wisconsin judge ruled that it was defamatory to publish a book that said Leonard Pozner faked his son's death certificate.

New York Times Books
Jun 18, 2019

Reintroducing Natalia Ginzburg, One of the Great Italian Writers of the 20th Century
"The Dry Heart" presents a troubled marriage and a murder, and "Happiness, as Such" is about a man who flees home, leaving chaos in his wake.

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Jun 18, 2019

A Writer's Surprisingly Healthful Breakfast Cookies
Mona Awad, whose novel "Bunny" is out this month, shares her more interesting alternative to oatmeal.

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Jun 18, 2019

A Dark Comedy About Life at the Heart of the European Union
"The Capital," by the Austrian novelist Robert Menasse, depicts an E.U. bureaucracy rived by conflict and infighting and ripe for satire.

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Jun 18, 2019

The Queer Coffee Table: 10 L.G.B.T.Q. Books to Usher In World Pride
Visual monographs commemorating a culture of resistance and resilience on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion.

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Jun 18, 2019

A Library Thrives, Quietly, in One of Pakistan's Gun Markets
The Darra Adam Khel Library, less than a year old and with more than 2,500 books, offers residents a respite from the arms bazaar that dominates local life.

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Jun 18, 2019

New & Noteworthy Poetry From Tina Chang, Natalie Scenters-Zapico and More
A selection of recent poetry books; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

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Jun 18, 2019

Terrorism on the High Seas
Julie Salamon's "An Innocent Bystander: The Killing of Leon Klinghoffer" recounts an episode that introduced Americans to terrorism long before 9/11.

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Jun 17, 2019

Molly O'Neill, Writer Who Explored and Celebrated Food, Is Dead at 66
She was a keen observer of what she called the "essential tension in the American appetite," a reflection of the country's cultural conflicts.

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Jun 17, 2019

Nicholas Sparks Apologizes for Anti-Gay Comments in 2013 Emails
Mr. Sparks apologized for comments he made in emails released as part of a lawsuit that claims he spread a rumor an ex-employee had Alzheimer's.

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Jun 17, 2019

Charles Reich, Who Saw ‘The Greening of America,' Dies at 91
He was a Yale Law School professor when he embraced the counterculture in a 1970 book that became a best seller and brought him rock-star-level fame.

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Jun 17, 2019

The Art of Food
"A Feast for the Eyes" gives readers a glimpse of how artists have used food as a medium.

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Jun 17, 2019

In ‘A Sand Book,' Ariana Reines Finds Ecstasy in Chaos
The writing in Reines's new collection is queer and raunchy, raw and occult and vulnerable as she moves between worlds in search of the divine and the self.

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Jun 17, 2019

Comics That Capture the City in All Its Human and Physical Messiness
In her Graphic Content column, Hillary Chute looks at new works from Mark Alan Stamaty and Jaime Hernandez that each grapple with urban existence.

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Jun 17, 2019

A Literary Detective Returns to Find Trouble in the Country Club Set
Human trafficking lies somewhere beneath the polite socializing in Kate Atkinson's latest Jackson Brodie mystery, "Big Sky."

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Jun 17, 2019

When Gloria Vanderbilt Reviewed ‘Harriet the Spy'
For a brief period in the mid-1960s, the author, artist and fashion designer was a children's book critic for The Times.

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Jun 17, 2019

‘The Hunger Games' Prequel Is in the Works
Suzanne Collins's dystopian trilogy about children fighting to the death, later adapted as a series of blockbuster movies, is getting a prequel.

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Jun 17, 2019

Alan Brinkley, Leading Historian of 20th-Century America, Dies at 70
Professor Brinkley, a National Book Award winner, explored the seminal political events of the last century, including the Depression and World War II.

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Jun 17, 2019

In the Hudson Valley, a Drive Back in Time
One of the most beautiful parts of New York state was once the spine of the Dutch colony, and remnants of its history are everywhere, hiding in plain sight.

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Jun 15, 2019

Susannah Hunnewell, Publisher of The Paris Review, Dies at 52
She had been a member of its literary circles since joining it as an intern under its editor George Plimpton.

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Jun 15, 2019

After Losing His Parents, an Author Wonders: Who and What Is Real?
In "Picnic Comma Lightning," Laurence Scott combines a memoir about grief with an investigation into the ways technologies blur the line between public and private.

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Jun 15, 2019

Democracy in Crisis
Larry Diamond's "Ill Winds" warns that American freedom is threatened from both inside and out.

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Jun 14, 2019

The Speed Freak Who Transformed Running
"Running to the Edge," by Matthew Futterman, recounts the story of the legendary coach Bob Larsen and his record-breaking runners.

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Jun 14, 2019

Keith Botsford, Man of Letters and Saul Bellow Associate, Dies at 90
He was an uncontainable writer (novelist, essayist, biographer and more), started magazines with Bellow and died almost a year ago, to little public notice.

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Jun 14, 2019

The World's Far Corners and Deepest Depths
Robert Macfarlane talks about "Underland: A Deep Time Journey," and Julia Phillips discusses "Disappearing Earth."

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Jun 14, 2019

Neal Stephenson's New Novel — Part Tech, Part Fantasy — Dazzles
"Fall; or, Dodge in Hell" is a staggering feat of imagination, intelligence and stamina.

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Jun 14, 2019

Anthony Price, Author of Cold War Spy Thrillers, Dies at 90
His 19-book series featuring an intelligence analyst named David Audley drew comparisons to John le Carré.

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Jun 14, 2019

Fifty Years Ago We Landed on the Moon. Why Should We Care Now?
Jill Lepore explores the many new accounts of the Apollo 11 mission on its 50th anniversary, including Douglas Brinkley's "American Moonshot."

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Jun 14, 2019

Why Did the Moon Landing Matter? A Slew of New Books Offer Answers
Jill Lepore explores the many new accounts of the Apollo 11 mission on its 50th anniversary, including Douglas Brinkley's "American Moonshot."

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Jun 14, 2019

In Brazil, a New Rendering of a Literary Giant Makes Waves
Machado de Assis Real, developed by a Brazilian university and an ad agency, shows the 19th-century writer in color, challenging some long-held ideas about him in the process.

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Jun 14, 2019

A Glimpse of Virginia Woolf's Original Manuscript for ‘Mrs. Dalloway'
Before Woolf settled on the unique perspective for her modernist masterpiece, she had a more expansive, though traditional, book in mind — "The Hours."

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Jun 14, 2019

What's a Pandemic? And What's With James Ellroy?
Readers respond to the June 9 issue of the Sunday Book Review.

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Jun 14, 2019

Have Women Writers Really Been Boxed Out of the Thriller World?
Sara Paretsky takes issue with a roundup in our Summer Reading issue. And other features provoke responses from various correspondents.

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Jun 14, 2019

New in Paperback: ‘Small Fry,' ‘The Hellfire Club'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Jun 14, 2019

Moving to a New Place Is Hard for Kids. These Books Show How It Gets Better.
Ali Benjamin's new novel and a sparkling debut from Laura Tucker are among four books about relocation and the promise of new beginnings.

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Jun 14, 2019

A Man of Faith Wonders at How Evangelicals Can Support Trump
In "The Death of Politics," Peter Wehner explores what politics has done to Christian witness and despairs about the allegiances of the Trump era.

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Jun 13, 2019

Naomi Wolf's Publisher Delays Release of Her Book
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt said that "new questions have arisen" about the author's forthcoming book "Outrages" and that it would delay publication.

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Jun 13, 2019

9 New Books We Recommend This Week
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

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Jun 13, 2019

Bully or the Bullied? Kathleen Hale Is Both
In "Kathleen Hale Is a Crazy Stalker," the essayist casts herself as equal parts victim of online cancel culture, and predator.

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Jun 13, 2019

When You've Seen ‘When They See Us,' Here's What to Read
These books include ones focused on the Central Park Five and others exploring issues of racism and criminal justice that Netflix's mini-series raises.

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Jun 13, 2019

Sarah Dessen's ‘The Rest of the Story' Lands at No. 2
"I've had a lot of young women tell me my books were a friend in high school when they didn't have many," Dessen says. "Man, I know that feeling."

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Jun 13, 2019

By the Book: Elliot Ackerman
The novelist and journalist, whose most recent book is the memoir "Places and Names," thinks Vronsky gets a bad rap in "Anna Karenina": "I believe that he loved Anna, in his strange broken way."

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Jun 12, 2019

California and Water: Half Environmental Nightmare, Half Remarkable Success Story
In "The Dreamt Land," Mark Arax chronicles California's attempt to control its greatest natural resource, often to detrimental effect.

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Jun 12, 2019

‘Patsy' Upends the Stereotypes of Immigrant and Gay Fiction
Nicole Dennis-Benn's second novel "Patsy" follows a Jamaican woman as she begins a new life in Brooklyn, leaving her child behind.

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Jun 12, 2019

‘Reckoning' Follows a 50-Year Road to #MeToo
Linda Hirshman's new history traces a line from sexual harassment lawsuits in the 1970s to the arraignment of Harvey Weinstein.

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Jun 12, 2019

The Highs and Lows of LSD Literature
Psychedelics are back, now in the language of health and wellness. Michael Pollan, Ayelet Waldman, and T.C. Boyle weigh in.

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