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Feb 16, 2019

Books of The Times: In ‘The Threat,' Andrew McCabe Issues the Latest Warning Call About Trump's America
This memoir by the former deputy director of the F.B.I. joins a roster of recent and alarming books by high-ranking members of the United States' justice and intelligence communities.

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Feb 15, 2019

Betty Ballantine, Who Helped Introduce Paperbacks, Dies at 99
As a publishing team, she and her husband, Ian, set out in 1939 "to change the reading habits of America," and to a large extent they did.

New York Times Books
Feb 15, 2019

The Book Review Podcast: A Class in ‘Dreyer's English'
Benjamin Dreyer talks about his best-selling guide to writing, and Thomas Mallon discusses "Landfall," his new novel about the presidential administration of George W. Bush.

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Feb 15, 2019

Read Books by Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand and Other 2020 Presidential Candidates
Politicians' memoirs can give insight into their values.

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Feb 15, 2019

Books of The Times: In ‘The Next to Die,' a Serial Killer Targets Pairs of Best Friends
In Hannah's new novel, the Culver Valley police force is searching for a killer who sends homemade books to prospective victims.

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Feb 15, 2019

Inside the List: ‘The Unwinding of the Miracle' Is About How to Die — and Live
Julie Yip-Williams, diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer at 37, couldn't find a book that would help her prepare for death. So she decided to write one herself.

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Feb 15, 2019

New in Paperback: ‘Directorate S,' ‘The Friend'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Feb 15, 2019

Andrea Levy, Author Who Spoke for a Generation of Immigrants, Dies at 62
Her books were praised for their witty, honest portraits of the immigrant experience, especially of those who moved to Britain from the West Indies after World War II.

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Feb 15, 2019

Sketchbook: The Future of Publishing, as Imagined by R.O. Blechman
An illustrated prediction of the book world's next big frontier.

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Feb 15, 2019

Children's Books: New Fantasy Novels for Kids (and Adults) Ready to Go Beyond Harry Potter
A shape-shifting fox in space, a sentient island, an eerily perfect town and twins who use magic to stay together: There's abundant life in this speculative fiction.

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Feb 15, 2019

Ivory Tower: Is Blockchain Technology Overhyped?
Two books by legal scholars argue that the revolutionary promise of the new database tool has been exaggerated.

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Feb 15, 2019

Fiction: A Novel About the Life and Times of the Photographer Lee Miller
Whitney Scharer's "The Age of Light" tells the story of the journalist and model who was often overshadowed by her lover and collaborator Man Ray.

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Feb 15, 2019

From Our Archives: Revisiting George W. Bush's Memoir "A Charge to Keep"
Our reviewer called the 1999 book "a puzzling exercise."

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Feb 15, 2019

Nonfiction: Exploring Her Own Experience of Psychosis
In "The Collected Schizophrenias," Esmé Weijun Wang unravels a long history of coming to terms with mental illness.

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Feb 15, 2019

Crime: Stalkers and Dead Wedding Guests: The Latest in Crime Novels
Marilyn Stasio's column covers new books from established crime-writing giants, like Jonathan Kellerman, and a newcomer, Alex Michaelides.

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Feb 14, 2019

Nonfiction: How Wild Was Wild Bill Hickok? A Biographer Separates Life From Legend
Tom Clavin's "Wild Bill" details the life of a legendary gunfighter whose real name wasn't even Bill.

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Feb 14, 2019

52 Books for 52 Places
Explore the cities, countries, regions and states in Travel's "52 Places to Go in 2019" through these books.

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Feb 14, 2019

Arundhati Roy to Headline the 2019 PEN World Voices Festival
Dave Eggers, Joyce Carol Oates and others will also take part in the festival, whose theme is the narrowing gap between public and private life.

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Feb 14, 2019

The Enthusiast: In Praise of Maurice Sendak
"I've read the books many times to my own children, astonished at how much is in them for my grown-up self — about that growing-up process, and about the times I grew up in, too."

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Feb 14, 2019

By the Book: ‘Why Have a Large Library and Not Use It?' Janet Malcolm: By the Book
The journalist, whose new book is "Nobody's Looking at You: Essays," read indiscriminately in her youth: "Bookish children are not critics. They just like to read."

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Feb 14, 2019

Dancing to Jane Austen's Beat
An annual celebration, this year attended by some 300 costumed revelers, is one of the regular events around the country that unite both the novelist's hard-core fans and period dance enthusiasts.

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Feb 14, 2019

Tolkien's World: An Exhibition Transports Us to Middle-earth
J.R.R. Tolkien — the artist, the writer, the scholar — is the subject of an exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum. The show is a comprehensive view of his alternate reality.

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Feb 14, 2019

Nonfiction: The First Lady Who Begat Phyllis Schlafly, Nancy Reagan and Ivanka Trump?
In Amy Greenberg's "Lady First," Sarah Polk — the wife of President James K. Polk — emerges as a powerful strategist who wielded her status with a velvet vengeance.

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Feb 14, 2019

Sweden Investigates Its Ambassador to China After Report of Secret Talks to Free Publisher
The daughter of Gui Minhai, a Swedish bookseller detained in China, said the ambassador arranged a meeting with men who first offered to help, then cajoled and pressured her.

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Feb 14, 2019

Books News: Dan Mallory, 2 Starkly Similar Novels and the Puzzle of Plagiarism
Readers have noticed an overlap between "The Woman in the Window," by A.J. Finn — a pen name for Dan Mallory — and Sarah A. Denzil's "Saving April."

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Feb 13, 2019

Now Read This: Discussion Questions for ‘The Wife'
Meg Wolitzer's novel is our February pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, "Now Read This."

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Feb 13, 2019

Overlooked No More: Dudley Randall, Whose Broadside Press Gave a Voice to Black Poets
Randall, a poet and librarian, started the press out of his home, eventually publishing the work of about 200 writers amid Detroit's flowering Black Arts Movement.

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Feb 13, 2019

Nonfiction: How the Parkland Shooting Led to a Generation's Political Awakening
In his book "Parkland," Dave Cullen follows the survivors of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on their quest to change gun laws and heal themselves.

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Feb 13, 2019

Nonfiction: Run-DMC, Aerosmith and the Song That Changed Everything
In "Walk This Way," the reporter Geoff Edgers tells the story of a crucial moment in the history of pop music.

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Feb 13, 2019

Books of The Times: ‘How to Hide an Empire' Shines Light on America's Expansionist Side
Daniel Immerwahr's provocative and absorbing history draws attention to those islands and archipelagos too often sidelined in the national imagination.

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Feb 13, 2019

Anne Firor Scott, Scholar of Women's History, Dies at 97
Studying diaries, letters and more, she found that women, in the South and beyond, were not just passive observers of the vital events of their time.

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Feb 13, 2019

Books News: A First Look at the Cover of Ta-Nehisi Coates's Forthcoming Novel
"The Water Dancer," out in September, is about an enslaved man whose life is altered by a near-death experience.

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Feb 13, 2019

Further reading: Books for Broken Hearts
Feeling like you've kissed too many frogs? Given up on love altogether? These books might provide some escape this Valentine's Day.

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Feb 13, 2019

Fiction: In This Ingenious Satire, a Father Goes to Extremes to Protect His Son From Racism
"We Cast a Shadow," a first novel by Maurice Carlos Ruffin, is a hilarious and profound meditation on racial bias, and how it warps our capacity for love.

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Feb 12, 2019

Heidi Toffler, Unsung Force Behind Futurist Books, Dies at 89
With her husband, Alvin Toffler, she was half of a team that produced global best-sellers, including "Future Shock." Recognition was belated.

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Feb 12, 2019

Fiction: A Dark Fairy Tale of American Oddballs and Candlepin Bowling
"Bowlaway," Elizabeth McCracken's first novel in 18 years, is a family saga, a burlesque chronicle of eccentrics and a fractured, fanciful fable.

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Feb 12, 2019

Books of The Times: ‘Leading Men,' a Novel About Tennessee Williams and His Lover, Casts a Spell From the Start
Christopher Castellani's latest vividly reimagines the relationship between Williams and Frank Merlo, and offers intricate thoughts about the nature of fidelity, the artistic impulse and estrangement.

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Feb 12, 2019

Books News: Get a First Look at the Cover of Ta-Nehisi Coates's Forthcoming Novel
"The Water Dancer," out in September, is about an enslaved man whose life is altered by a near-death experience.

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Feb 12, 2019

A Call to Putin, and Russian TV Changed Its Story
The former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi describes the 2016 exchange with the Russian president in his new book.

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Feb 12, 2019

Cover stories: How a Book Gets to the Perfect Cover
Here's how designers get a concept from good to must-pick-up.

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Feb 12, 2019

The Shortlist: Five Essay Collections by Women of Color
Urgent new reading on the subjects of race and gender disparities in America.

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Feb 11, 2019

Newsbook: Curious About the Missing Princess? 3 Books Detail the Lives of Middle Eastern Women
These writers describe a region where women can encounter great privilege and fierce repression at the same time.

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Feb 11, 2019

Tomi Ungerer, Brash Illustrator for Young and Older, Dies at 87
His children's books brought a refreshing jolt to the genre, but his erotica made him an outcast in some circles.

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Feb 11, 2019

C.Y. Lee, ‘Flower Drum Song' Author, Is Dead at 102
His novel of generational and cultural conflict among Chinese immigrants became a hit Broadway musical and then a film that earned five Oscar nominations.

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Feb 11, 2019

Books of The Times: Valeria Luiselli's Latest Is a Mold-Breaking New Classic
In "Lost Children Archive," an unhappily married couple set out on a road trip, with their two young children, to visit the ancestral homeland of the Apaches in Arizona.

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Feb 11, 2019

Books of The Times: Valeria Luiselli's Latest Novel Is a Mold-Breaking New Classic
In "Lost Children Archive," an unhappily married couple set out on a road trip, with their two young children, to visit the ancestral homeland of the Apaches in Arizona.

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Feb 11, 2019

Nonfiction: A Grieving Woman's Eloquent Homage to Virginia Woolf
In "All the Lives We Ever Lived," Katharine Smyth revisits "To the Lighthouse" for comfort and insight after the death of her father.

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Feb 11, 2019

Nancy B. Reich, Scholarly Champion of Clara Schumann, Dies at 94
Her research raised the profile of a composer too often overshadowed by her husband and established her as a major figure of German Romanticism.

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Feb 11, 2019

Fiction: A Comic Novel About the George W. Bush No One Knows
Thomas Mallon's "Landfall" imagines the goings-on inside the Bush White House.

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Feb 10, 2019

Books of The Times: An Encyclopedic Novel Intent on Reliving the Baby Boomers' Touchstone Moments. All of Them.
David Bowman's posthumously published "Big Bang" travels from 1950 to 1963, and includes appearances by nearly every boldface name of the era.

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Feb 09, 2019

ART OF THE Book: Mapping Oliver Jeffers's World
In his studio in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, he brings together his work as a fine artist and as an illustrator.

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Feb 09, 2019

ART OF THE Book: Mapping Oliver Jeffers' World
In his studio in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, he brings together his work as a fine artist and as an illustrator.

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Feb 08, 2019

Jan Wahl, Children's Writer Who Attracted Top Artists, Dies at 87
Mr. Wahl published more than 100 lucidly written books, some illustrated by the likes of Maurice Sendak, Norman Rockwell and Edward Gorey.

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Feb 08, 2019

Inside the List: Is Everyone in Washington Writing a Political Tell-All?
Two more books by former members of President Trump's administration hit the best-seller list this week.

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Feb 08, 2019

The Book Review Podcast: Marlon James Talks About His Epic New Trilogy
James discusses "Black Leopard, Red Wolf," and Stephanie Land talks about "Maid."

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Feb 08, 2019

Book Territory: Where Books Meet Black Mecca
A bookstore in Atlanta where half of the books aren't for sale?

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Feb 08, 2019

Sketchbook | Graphic Review: Liana Finck's Illustrated Tribute to Isak Dinesen
"Seven Gothic Tales," like the biography of the Danish author herself, provides the perfect anti-romance for this Valentine's Day.

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Feb 08, 2019

Children's Books: Picture Books That Bring Black Heroes to Life
The life of a legendary cowboy, a tribute to the poet Gwendolyn Brooks, a shout-out to hip-hop and more.

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Feb 08, 2019

From Our Archives: Revisiting Marlon James's Debut Novel, ‘John Crow's Devil'
Before you read Michiko Kakutani's review of "Black Leopard, Red Wolf," check out our 2005 review of Marlon James's first book.

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Feb 08, 2019

New in Paperback: ‘Force of Nature,' ‘Feel Free'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Feb 08, 2019

Fiction: In This Novel, God Is Annoyed and in Love
Giacomo Sartori's "I Am God" imagines a deity who winks and nudges, rants and complains.

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Feb 08, 2019

From Our Archives: Revisiting Marlon James's Debut Novel, "John Crow's Devil"
Before you read Michiko Kakutani's review of "Black Leopard, Red Wolf," check out our 2005 review of Marlon James's first book.

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Feb 08, 2019

Letters to the Editor
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

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Feb 07, 2019

Rosamunde Pilcher, Author of ‘The Shell Seekers,' Dies at 94
After the success of what her publisher called "the quintessential word-of-mouth book," many of her novels were made into TV movies or mini-series.

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Feb 07, 2019

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

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Feb 07, 2019

Lili Wronker, Calligrapher and Illustrator, Is Dead at 94
A German refugee, she brought her expertise in lettering to Hebrew calligraphy. She also illustrated hundreds of books, many of them for children.

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Feb 07, 2019

Profile: Valeria Luiselli, At Home in Two Worlds
The Mexican writer has made a name for herself with experimental books and essays. Her latest, "Lost Children Archive," is a road trip novel that shows off her intellectual sensibilities.

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Feb 07, 2019

George Orwell Gets an Apology for a Rejection Letter (but Not for His Marmalade Recipe)
A British cultural exchange body said it had been wrong to turn down the writer's effort 73 years ago but stood by the criticism of his marmalade: "Bad recipe!"

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Feb 07, 2019

An Apology for Rejecting a George Orwell Essay (but Not for His Marmalade Recipe)
A British cultural exchange body said it had been wrong to turn down the writer's effort 73 years ago but stood by the criticism of his marmalade: "Bad recipe!"

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Feb 07, 2019

Nonfiction: The Black Sergeant and the White Judge Who Changed Civil Rights History
"Unexampled Courage," by Richard Gergel, is a riveting account of the 1946 legal case that spurred the federal government to act in defense of racial equality.

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Feb 07, 2019

By the Book: Maria Popova: By the Book
The author of "Figuring" (and the brain behind the Brain Pickings website) likes how children's books speak "a language of absolute sincerity, so deliciously countercultural in our age of cynicism."

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Feb 06, 2019

Match Book: So You've Read ‘The House of Mirth.' Now What?
Edith Wharton's 1905 classic offers endless fodder for comparison with the empathetic social novels that succeeded it.

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Feb 06, 2019

When Social Media Goes After Your Book, What's the Right Response?
Two authors weigh in.

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Feb 06, 2019

New & Noteworthy
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

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Feb 06, 2019

How a Book Gets to the Perfect Cover
Here's how designers get a concept from good to must-pick-up.

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Feb 06, 2019

Fiction: An Ominous Sleeping Sickness Paralyzes a Small California Town in ‘The Dreamers'
In Karen Thompson Walker's second novel, people stop waking up in the morning. They're not dead, just trapped in a dream-filled netherworld.

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Feb 06, 2019

Books of The Times: An Enthralling and Terrifying History of the Nuclear Meltdown at Chernobyl
In "Midnight in Chernobyl," the journalist Adam Higginbotham reconstructs the disaster from the ground up, recounting the prelude to it as well as its aftermath.

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Feb 06, 2019

Cover Stories
Here's how book designers get a concept from good to must-pick-up.

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Feb 06, 2019

Nonfiction: A Dying Young Woman Reminds Us How to Live
Julie Yip-Williams's memoir, "The Unwinding of the Miracle," written before her death at 42 last year, is an exquisitely moving exhortation to the living.

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Feb 05, 2019

Newsbook: Ahead of the State of the Union, Read About the People Behind the Words
Three books about presidential speeches and speechwriters.

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Feb 05, 2019

Books of The Times: Janet Malcolm, a Withering Critic, in a Nostalgic Key
"Nobody's Looking at You" collects pieces about the fashion designer Eileen Fisher, the concert pianist Yuja Wang, the writer Joseph Mitchell and other subjects.

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Feb 05, 2019

Fiction: A First Novel Exposes the Hollow Core of the Global Big Ideas Industry
In "Same Same," the renowned graphic designer Peter Mendelsund presents a metafictional sendup of artists' retreats and tech-industry think tanks.

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Feb 05, 2019

Children's Books: In Angie Thomas's ‘On the Come Up,' a Young Rapper Finds Her Way
The follow-up to "The Hate U Give" introduces a heroine whose late father was a local hip-hop legend. She has a struggling mom, a venal manager and a ton of talent.

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Feb 05, 2019

The Shortlist: From Black Holes to Breakfast, Three Books Show How Einstein's Legacy Lives On
The revolutionary advances in physics pioneered by Einstein are at the heart of new books that cover phenomena both celestial and mundane.

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Feb 05, 2019

Nonfiction: A Sensible Climate Change Solution, Borrowed From Sweden
In "A Bright Future," Joshua S. Goldstein and Staffan A. Qvist look to Europe for examples of how nuclear energy can help solve the global warming crisis.

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Feb 04, 2019

Julia Cameron Wants You to Do Your Morning Pages
With "The Artist's Way," Julia Cameron invented the way people renovate the creative soul.

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Feb 04, 2019

Theodore Rabb, Resourceful Renaissance Historian, Dies at 81
Based at Princeton, Professor Rabb brought a fresh eye to analyzing historical records in producing books, articles and a PBS series.

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Feb 04, 2019

Essay: The Trouble With Autism in Novels
The disorder is poorly understood. Should novelists be able to make it mean whatever they want?

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Feb 04, 2019

Essay: What Happens When Autism Becomes a Literary Device?
The disorder is poorly understood. Should novelists be able to make it mean whatever they want?

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Feb 04, 2019

Books of The Times: Elizabeth McCracken's First Novel in 18 Years Has Whimsy to Spare
"Bowlaway" revolves around a large cast of characters and a candlepin bowling alley in New England.

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Feb 04, 2019

A Writer Describes Palestinian Cuisine, and the World Around It
Yasmin Khan's new cookbook, "Zaitoun," documents her travels in the West Bank and Gaza, and the beauty of the food she encountered there.

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Feb 04, 2019

Nonfiction: A Personal Fight for the Dignity of L.G.B.T. People in India
In "An Indefinite Sentence," Siddharth Dube recounts his personal struggle to destigmatize homosexuality and AIDS in his home country.

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Feb 02, 2019

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Feb 01, 2019

The Book Review Podcast: Assessing the Facebook Problem
Roger McNamee talks about "Zucked," and Charles Finch discusses the season's best thrillers.

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Feb 01, 2019

Inside the List: 70 and Female Is the New Cool
Mary Pipher's "Women Rowing North" celebrates the unacknowledged talents and wisdom of older women — a demographic increasingly in the limelight.

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Feb 01, 2019

New in Paperback: ‘An American Marriage,' ‘How Democracies Die'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Feb 01, 2019

Fiction: A Grieving Mother Converses With Her Dead Son in Yiyun Li's New Novel
In "Where Reasons End," an unnamed narrator plumbs the nature of suffering — and the limits of language — in a dialogue with the child she mourns.

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Feb 01, 2019

Children's Books: Picture Books That Let Imaginations Soar
In the latest from Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld, Shaun Tan and others, a boy and his dog head to the moon, a crab bakes cakes and a cat foils a bakery break-in.

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Feb 01, 2019

Profile: Meet the Guardian of Grammar Who Wants to Help You Be a Better Writer
Benjamin Dreyer sees language the way an epicure sees food. And there are cretins everywhere he looks.

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Feb 01, 2019

Profile: Jane Harper Started as a Business Reporter. Now She Writes Novels About Murder.
Her mysteries set in Australia have international appeal. Her latest, "The Lost Man," hits American bookstores in February.

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