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Feb 23, 2018

Books News: So, You Say You Want to Do the Splits?
Thank you for your service, Marie Kondo. Meet Eiko. In her new book, a mega-seller in Japan, this yoga teacher says even the stiffest people can do the splits.

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Feb 22, 2018

Editors' Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

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Feb 22, 2018

Nonfiction: The Philosopher Who Believed That Art Was Key to Black Liberation
In "The New Negro," Jeffrey C. Stewart recounts the life of Alain Locke: scholar, critic and impresario of the Harlem Renaissance.

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Feb 22, 2018

By the Book: Brian Selznick: By the Book
As a boy, the author and illustrator Brian Selznick preferred consuming stories on screen: "I usually watched the movies of books I should have read."

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Feb 21, 2018

Profile: The Redemption of Chris Hughes
The Facebook co-founder's rise was meteoric. He argues that the same forces that helped him succeed have made it harder for others. In a new book, "Fair Shot," he proposes a bold solution.

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Feb 21, 2018

Books of The Times: American Blindness, Abroad and at Home
In "Political Tribes," Amy Chua argues that elite Americans underestimate the power of sectarianism, domestically and internationally.

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Feb 21, 2018

Programmed for Kids, This Film Festival Has Adults Lining Up, Too
The New York International Children's Film Festival, which runs through March 18, offers 15 features, nine shorts programs and virtual reality.

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Feb 21, 2018

How Much Magic Can ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Make on Broadway?
The theater that will house the play has been rebuilt in the hope that it will run for many, many years. So why is J.K. Rowling worried?

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Feb 21, 2018

Nonfiction: From Justin Bieber to Martin Buber, Zadie Smith's Essays Showcase Her Exuberance and Range
The novelist's latest collection is "Feel Free."

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Feb 21, 2018

How Much Magic Can ‘Harry Potter' Make?
The Broadway home for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" has been rebuilt in the hope that it will run for many, many years. So why is J.K. Rowling worried?

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Feb 21, 2018

Otherworldly: The Latest in Science Fiction and Fantasy
Monsters, golems and doppelgängers range through these sublime new collections of short fiction.

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Feb 20, 2018

‘Frankenstein' Manuscript Comes to Life in New Publication
A facsimile of the "Frankenstein" manuscript will be published in March by SP Books to mark the bicentennial of the novel's publication.

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Feb 20, 2018

Books of The Times: Marilynne Robinson's Essays Reflect an Eccentric, Exasperating, Profound and Generous Mind
The essays in "What Are We Doing Here?" take aim at orthodoxies on all sides of civic and theological debates.

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Feb 20, 2018

Front Burner: Book Highlights Queens in All of Its Deliciousness
The borough is the latest subject of the "111 Places" series of guidebooks.

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Feb 20, 2018

Nonfiction: Who Owns the Elgin Marbles?
In "The Real Life of the Parthenon," Patricia Vigderman visits classic sites of the ancient world, exploring their complex, contested heritage.

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Feb 20, 2018

Nonfiction: In a New Biography of the Bouvier Women, Jealousies Rule
"Jackie, Janet & Lee," by J. Randy Taraborrelli, reveals bonds as fierce as the scandals that threatened them.

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Feb 20, 2018

Match Book: Dear Match Book: Two Budding Bookworms — and Friends — Seeking Literary Realism
Novels for young readers that tackle the complexities of the human condition.

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Feb 20, 2018

Feature: The Elder Statesman of Latin American Literature — and a Writer of Our Moment
Mario Vargas Llosa isn't a household name among American readers. But at 81, he remains a literary and political colossus across the Spanish-speaking world, and his novels have never felt more relevant.

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Feb 19, 2018

Books of The Times: A Pulpy New Novel and Juiceless Old Essays From Mario Vargas Llosa
"The Neighborhood" finds an influential Peruvian industrialist caught in a tabloid scandal, and "Sabers and Utopias" is a collection of political essays from the past five decades.

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Feb 19, 2018

Nonfiction: An Irish Flâneur, Greeting the Past on His Present Wanderings
John Banville's "Time Pieces" takes the acclaimed novelist back to the Dublin of his youth, recalling people and places that still live in his memory.

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Feb 19, 2018

Essay: The Iceman Cometh Out
One of Marvel's X-Men, Iceman, has finally accepted that he is gay in a comic book series that is breaking new ground for the genre.

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Feb 18, 2018

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Inside the Fevered Minds of Sports Fans
To write "Superfans," George Dohrmann spoke to everyday fans, academics and scientists about what it is that drives our vicarious competitive mania.

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Feb 17, 2018

Books News: A Prisoner Got a Book Deal. Now the State Wants Him to Pay for His Imprisonment.
Curtis Dawkins, a fiction writer who is serving a life sentence for murder in Michigan, says his children shouldn't have to pay for his sins.

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Feb 16, 2018

Lerone Bennett Jr., Historian of Black America, Dies at 89
Mr. Bennett, the author of "Before the Mayflower" and other books, was also a top editor at Ebony magazine for decades.

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Feb 16, 2018

The Book Review Podcast: Lisa Halliday on ‘Asymmetry'
Halliday discusses her debut novel, and Naomi Novik and Gerald Jonas remember the life and work of Ursula K. Le Guin.

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Feb 16, 2018

How Does a Political Reporter Write a Memoir? First, Read Books. A Lot of Books.
A reporter who spent a decade covering Hillary Clinton's presidential campaigns talks about her adjustment to book leave and finding the "foreign land where writers live."

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Feb 16, 2018

That Time the C.I.A. Tried to Recruit Me: Our National Security Reporter on Covering Spies
Spying is rich fodder for fiction and movies. But entertainment exaggerates, even when it's created by real spies.

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Feb 16, 2018

Fiction: Two Novels Trace Parallels Between Past and Present, or Create Them
"The Maze at Windermere," by Gregory Blake Smith, imagines Newport, R.I., from the 17th century to today. "Peculiar Ground," by Lucy Hughes-Hallett, does the same for a British estate.

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Feb 16, 2018

Inside the List: After Setting Her Hair on Fire, Lisa Gardner Decided to Become a Writer
It was the 1980s, she was waitressing, "and there was a lot of Aqua Net involved. I took the hint. No more food service. Lots more time at the keyboard."

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Feb 16, 2018

Fiction: What Would It Be Like to Be 400 Years Old?
In Matt Haig's new novel, "How to Stop Time," the narrator — born in 1581, and still alive today — seems to be having a midlife crisis.

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Feb 16, 2018

Children's Books: One Part Fantasy, One Part Reality Is a Child's Perfect Formula
In the Dory Fantasmagory books, Abby Hanlon finds the humor — and the coping strategies — in a young heroine's shifting line between imagination and reality.

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Feb 16, 2018

Children's Books: Great New Books for a Child Just Learning to Read
Clever, beautifully illustrated new books from Brian Selznick, Sara Varon and Bryan Collier that are easy to read — and to love.

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Feb 16, 2018

Ivory Tower: Science's Inference Problem: When Data Doesn't Mean What We Think It Does
Three new books on the challenge of drawing confident conclusions from an uncertain world.

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Feb 16, 2018

Modern Love: How ‘Lolita' Freed Me From My Own Humbert
A teenager in distress turns to a famous novel with the hope of normalizing her situation. Instead, it provides a road map of escape.

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Feb 15, 2018

Children's Book Industry Has Its #MeToo Moment
Allegations of mistreatment of women flooded the children's publishing industry over the past week and ensnared James Dashner, the author of the "Maze Runner" series.

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Feb 15, 2018

Books News: Hunting — and Haunted by — a Serial Killer
Michelle McNamara died before she completed her book about the Golden State Killer; her husband, Patton Oswalt didn't want her work to be in vain.

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Feb 15, 2018

Nonfiction: Arrested at 12, She's Now an Activist Fighting for Social Justice
Patrisse Khan-Cullors's memoir, "When They Call You a Terrorist," recounts the life of a Black Lives Matter co-founder.

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Feb 15, 2018

So You Know Nothing About ‘Harry Potter'? Let's Catch You Up
A primer of the books and films to get you ready for the Broadway opening of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two."

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Feb 15, 2018

Editors' Choice: 11 New Books We Recommend This Week
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

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Feb 15, 2018

Fiction: Was It the Perfect Crime or a Paranoid Fantasy?
Junichiro Tanizaki's early novel "In Black and White" uses nested murder plots to explore the guilt and responsibilities of the writing life.

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Feb 15, 2018

By the Book: Kristin Hannah: By the Book
The novelist Kristin Hannah would like to discuss women's history with Margaret Atwood, Hillary Clinton and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. "Let's face it, the Notorious R.B.G. is just plain cool."

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Feb 14, 2018

PEN World Voices to Focus on Resistance in America
The literary festival will feature conversations with Roxane Gay, Colson Whitehead and Jhumpa Lahiri, among others.

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Feb 14, 2018

That Time the C.I.A. Tried to Recruit Me: Our Reporter on Covering Spies
Why do people love spy stories? Scott Shane, our national security reporter, talks tomorrow night with Jennifer Lawrence, star of the new spy thriller "Red Sparrow."

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Feb 14, 2018

Up Next: All Media All Star
Tommy Pico's first novel, "IRL," won accolades. Now he's working on his fourth book, his first screenplay and a podcast on Grindr.

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Feb 14, 2018

Books of The Times: ‘Scarlet A' Wants Less Shouting About Abortion and More Talking
Katie Watson says that with so much focus on "extraordinary" cases, there is something "unreal" about the American conversation about abortion.

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Feb 14, 2018

That Time the CIA Tried to Recruit Me: Our Reporter on Covering Spies
Why do people love spy stories? Scott Shane, our national security reporter, talks tomorrow night with Jennifer Lawrence, star of the new spy thriller "Red Sparrow."

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Feb 14, 2018

Newsbook: With the Pyeongchang Olympics Underway, 3 Books on the Games
These books delve into the history of the sporting event and the characters (and controversies) involved.

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Feb 14, 2018

Are Spies Like Us? A National Security Reporter Says Yes, and No
Reporters and spooks have an unlikely professional kinship. But the differences between us are far more profound.

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Feb 14, 2018

The Shortlist: 3 Books to Help You Understand Millennials and Beyond
Whether it's the modern labor market, a selfie obsession or loneliness brought on by cellphone addiction, here's what's wrong with young people.

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Feb 14, 2018

Feature: A Literary Road Trip Into the Heart of Russia
In the land of Tolstoy, Turgenev and now Putin, what are the stories Russians are telling themselves?

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Feb 14, 2018

Nonfiction: How We Got From Twinkies to Tofu
In "Hippie Food," Jonathan Kauffman tracks the emergence of the organic, politicized diet so many Americans love today.

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Feb 13, 2018

The Enthusiast: In Praise of Alistair MacLean and the Male Romance
"Years later, I understood that these were in fact romance novels for boys, which means very little romance and lots of danger and battle-forged camaraderie."

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Feb 13, 2018

Books of The Times: First Comes Love, Then Comes What Exactly?
Two new books, Roseann Lake's "Leftover in China" and Elizabeth Flock's "The Heart Is a Shifting Sea," examine how marriage has withstood breakneck economic growth and social change in China and India.

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Feb 13, 2018

Match Book: Dear Match Book: Authors I Can Binge-Read
Seeking authors with a spate of books I can consume one after another without coming up for air.

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Feb 13, 2018

Nonfiction: Why Did Christianity Prevail?
Bart D. Ehrman's "The Triumph of Christianity" looks at how a new religion conquered the Roman Empire.

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Feb 13, 2018

Crime: Fans of Easy Rawlins and Leonid McGill, Meet Joe King Oliver
Walter Mosley leads off the Crime column, followed by a first novel set in rural Cornwall and series prequels from Charles Finch and Trudy Nan Boyce.

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Feb 13, 2018

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 13, 2018

Poetry: For Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Nearly 100, the Beat Goes On
A retrospective collection from the poet and publisher, "Ferlinghetti's Greatest Poems," gets at his rebellious appeal.

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Feb 12, 2018

Books News: Top Awards Given Out for Young Adult and Children's Literature
"Hello, Universe," "Wolf in the Snow," "We Are Okay," and "Piecing Me Together" are among the medal winners.

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Feb 12, 2018

Front Burner: Produce Comes to Life in ‘Edible Ensembles'
A new book from the illustrator Gretchen Röehrs puts fruits and vegetables on fashion parade.

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Feb 12, 2018

Books of The Times: Experiments Succeed — and Fail — Spectacularly in Robert Coover's Lab
"Going for a Beer" collects short fictions by Coover, a pioneering postmodernist who finds a kind of glee in human mess and degradation.

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Feb 12, 2018

New James Bond Novel Is a Prequel to Fleming's First
"Forever and a Day," a new James Bond novel by Anthony Horowitz, who wrote his first Bond in 2015, is due in Britain on May 31.

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Feb 12, 2018

Critic's Notebook: Tennessee Williams, Restless and Revising
A Morgan Library & Museum exhibition of the playwright's letters and manuscripts showcases the hungers that drove and derailed him.

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Feb 12, 2018

Fiction: Three Lives, and the Tenuous Ties That Bind Them
In "Asymmetry," Lisa Halliday weaves the tale of a May-December love affair into the account of an Iraqi-American economist detained at Heathrow.

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Feb 12, 2018

Nonfiction: Risking Everything for Democracy
Marci Shore's "The Ukrainian Night" describes the protesters of a still-unfinished revolution.

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Feb 11, 2018

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: A Texas Oil Boom Fuels a Family Saga
In "The Kings of Big Spring," Bryan Mealer writes about four generations of his family, and how their fortunes rose and fell with geysers of oil.

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Feb 09, 2018

The Book Review Podcast: Laura Lippman on ‘Sunburn'
Lippman talks about her new novel, and Tina Jordan discusses new romance novels.

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Feb 09, 2018

Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives
In which we consult the Book Review's past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: Margaret Mead on John McPartland's history of sex in the U.S.

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Feb 09, 2018

Paperback Row
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Feb 09, 2018

Inside the List: A Debut Novelist Takes On Islamophobia
Samira Ahmed — whose Y.A. novel, "Love, Hate & Other Filters," stars a Muslim Indian-American teenager — describes how her own experiences shaped her story.

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Feb 09, 2018

The Political Scientist Giving the Art World Something to Think About
The word "art" is not mentioned in the index of Patrick J. Deneen's "Why Liberalism Failed." But the book has many lessons for those in the business.

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Feb 09, 2018

Time Capsule: Under the Covers
From Ovid and Baudelaire to Nabokov, Roth and E. L. James, some of the most seminal texts in literary history are also among the most erotic. Herewith, a selection of 50 book jackets (arranged in order of original publication) that have become as iconic as the risqué work within.

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Feb 09, 2018

The Shortlist: Troubled Marriages, Old and New
Four authors explore the various ways that wedded life can go awry.

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Feb 09, 2018

Fiction: Tempting Fate With a Season of Romance, Sex, Art and Destiny
Madame Nielsen's "The Endless Summer" — a novel combining nostalgia, reverie and tragedy — is about a family who decides to live it up.

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Feb 09, 2018

Fiction: A Story of Two Doctors, and a Secret Between Them
In her debut novel, "The Queen of Hearts," the physician Kimmery Martin writes about lifelong friendship and the deceptions that can tear at it.

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Feb 09, 2018

Fiction: Fissures Splinter a Family's Suburban Facade
In this dark, seething debut, 13-year-old Colin struggles to come to terms with his father's suicide and his own sexuality.

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Feb 09, 2018

Children's Books: In Y.A., Where Has All the Good Sex Gone?
In the 1970s, books like Judy Blume's "Forever" showed teenagers that sex was natural and pleasurable. Now it's more often a danger zone. What happened?

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Feb 08, 2018

Michel Foucault's Unfinished Book Published in France
The French philosopher said he did not want the fourth volume of his "History of Sexuality" to be published.

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Feb 08, 2018

Self-Helped: How One Book Changed My Relationship With Money
The nine-step money-management system in "Your Money or Your Life" allowed both its writers to retire early.

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Feb 08, 2018

Editors' Choice: 12 New Books We Recommend This Week
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

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Feb 08, 2018

Tech Tip: Cleaning Out the Kindle Library
Even if you delete a finished book right from the iPad's Kindle collection, you still have a backup copy in Amazon's cloud.

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Feb 08, 2018

Rewind: Revived and Still Luxurious: Raúl Ruiz's Search for Proust
A very good movie from Marcel Proust's very great novel will be screened in a new digital restoration by Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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Feb 08, 2018

Fiction: Strangers in the Night, Exchanging Genre Conventions
Laura Lippman's new novel, "Sunburn," draws its inspiration from 1940s noir like "Double Indemnity."

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Feb 08, 2018

Nonfiction: Writers Pay Lip Service to a Universal Gesture of Love
In "The Kiss," Brian Turner collects musings on all aspects of the act, from the romantic to the familial to the tragic.

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Feb 08, 2018

Essay: Good Paperback Vibrations
What one reader learned about sex from the best-selling novels of his childhood.

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Feb 07, 2018

Books News: Plagiarism Software Unveils a New Source for 11 of Shakespeare's Plays
What do the noble mastiff, the lowly cur and the trundle-tail have in common besides being terms for dogs?

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Feb 07, 2018

Now Read This: Discussion Questions for ‘Killers of the Flower Moon'
David Grann's true crime tale is our February pick for the new PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, "Now Read This."

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Feb 07, 2018

Books of The Times: In ‘Brotopia,' Silicon Valley Disrupts Everything but the Boys' Club
Emily Chang's book looks at the way male cliques in the tech world use their newfound wealth and power to get whatever it is they had previously been denied — mainly stuff, status and sex.

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Feb 07, 2018

Nonfiction: A Recovering Sex and Porn Addict Tells All
Erica Garza's debut memoir, "Getting Off," reveals a path to rehabilitation that is equal parts sordid and inspiring.

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Feb 07, 2018

Nonfiction: A Young Wife Toys With Adultery
In Molly McCloskey's novel "Straying," a feckless American marries into an Irish family, then looks for love elsewhere.

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Feb 07, 2018

Fiction: A Young Wife Toys With Adultery
In Molly McCloskey's novel "Straying," a feckless American marries into an Irish family, then looks for love elsewhere.

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Feb 06, 2018

Fiction: A Marriage Upended, a Life Destroyed
In Tayari Jones's new novel, "An American Marriage," a newlywed black attorney is wrongly convicted of rape.

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Feb 06, 2018

Claribel Alegría, 93, Poet for Central America's Voiceless, Dies
With roots in both Nicaragua and El Salvador, she wrote eloquently of sorrow and struggle.

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Feb 06, 2018

Books of The Times: Two Stories Harmonize in Lisa Halliday's Deft Debut Novel
"Asymmetry" juxtaposes the story of a May-December romance (in which the man closely resembles Philip Roth) with the tragedy of an Iraqi-American family.

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Feb 06, 2018

By the Book: Tayari Jones: By the Book
The novelist Tayari Jones keeps a Bible even though she was raised without religion: "I've come to understand that, as a black Southerner, I am a Christian, whether I am observant or not."

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Feb 06, 2018

Fiction: Jamie Quatro's First Novel Centers on Religious and Sexual Passion
In "Fire Sermon," the author of the story collection "I Want to Show You More" describes a married woman's love affair.

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Feb 06, 2018

Nonfiction: The Sex Toy Shops That Switched On a Feminist Revolution
Peggy Orenstein reviews "Buzz" and "Vibrator Nation," two new books about the history and significance of sex toys.

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Feb 06, 2018

Match Book: Dear Match Book: Poems for Young Readers
Verses that will forge bonds between you and your little ones through the power of language.

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Feb 05, 2018

Books of The Times: Mourning With the Help of a Great Dane
In Sigrid Nunez's charming new novel, "The Friend," a woman in a small Manhattan apartment inherits a large dog from a man who committed suicide.

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Feb 05, 2018

How Silicon Valley Came to Be a Land of ‘Bros'
Why is the tech industry populated with so many aggressive dudes and so few women? Emily Chang examined the issue in her book, "Brotopia," and shared her findings with us.

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