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Dec 11, 2017

Front Burner: For Spoon Collectors and Design Enthusiasts
'Spoon' by Daniel Rozensztroch captures the humble utensil in myriad forms.

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Dec 11, 2017

Books of The Times: Adding Up a Prolific Poet's Charming Weather Reports
'The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons' showcases, in two very large volumes, the friendly and searching style of a writer who twice won the National Book Award.

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Dec 11, 2017

‘Cat Person' in The New Yorker: A Discussion With the Author
The short fiction piece made an enormous splash after it was published in The New Yorker, prompting discussions about dating, power and consent.

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Dec 11, 2017

Nonfiction: The Comic Strip's Heyday in ‘Cartoon County'
Cullen Murphy recounts his coming-of-age among the elites of American illustration.

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Dec 11, 2017

Nonfiction: The Hand of the Comic Artist
Manohla Dargis reviews two new books that examine the aesthetics and the business of comics, from Superman to R. Crumb.

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Dec 09, 2017

Newsbook: 3 Homages to Nature
In these books, Henry Thoreau, John Muir and Terry Tempest Williams relish in the beauty (and lament the destruction) of our national parks.

New York Times Books
Dec 08, 2017

Profile: Eluding Censors, a Magazine Covers Southeast Asia's Literary Scene
Mekong Review''s contributors include some of the best-known authors, journalists and academics who follow the region.

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Dec 08, 2017

The Book Review Podcast: ‘The Second Coming of the KKK'
Linda Gordon talks about 'The Second Coming of the KKK'; Scott Kelly discusses 'Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery'; and editors from the Book Review talk about our 10 Best Books of 2017.

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Dec 08, 2017

Books of The Times: A Polite Drive for Secession in ‘Radio Free Vermont'
The well-known environmentalist Bill McKibben turns his hand to satire in this novel about an old-school radio host who falls backward into the revolution business.

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Dec 08, 2017

Nonfiction: The Last Civic Remnant of Authentic Spirituality at Christmastime
Jonathan Keates''s 'Messiah: The Composition and Afterlife of Handel''s Masterpiece' seeks to save the oratorio from centuries of misinterpretatin.

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Dec 08, 2017

Books News: Jacqueline Woodson to Explore Belonging in Two Upcoming Books
A middle-grade novel and a picture book, to be published in 2018, explore what being American really means.

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Dec 08, 2017

Fiction: The Future Is Now, and Dark, in T. Coraghessan Boyle's Stories
The characters in Boyle''s new collection, 'The Relive Box,' battle modern problems badly.

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Dec 08, 2017

Inside the List: A Tom Clancy Fan Continues Tom Clancy's Series
The thriller writer Marc Cameron is the latest novelist invited to channel Clancy, who died in 2013.

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Dec 08, 2017

Fiction: ‘I Am the Kind of Woman I Would Run From'
The journalist heroine of Anthony Quinn''s novel 'Freya' is both headstrong and ambitious. Neither will be assets in post-World War II Britain.

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Dec 08, 2017

Nonfiction: She Breaks Rules While Expecting Students to Follow Them
In 'The Education of Eva Moskowitz,' the controversial founder of Success Academy Charter Schools sets out to defend her pedagogical approach and settle scores.

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Dec 08, 2017

Nonfiction: Anti-Fascism With a Human Face
In 'A Bold and Dangerous Family,' Caroline Moorehead continues her Resistance Quartet with the story of Amelia, Carlo and Nello Rosselli.

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Dec 08, 2017

Nonfiction: Franklin Roosevelt's Story Is Worth Telling Again and Again
Robert Dallek''s 'Franklin D. Roosevelt' examines both the public and the private man.

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Dec 08, 2017

Nonfiction: From Working for Jesse Helms to Writing ‘Tales of the City'
In 'Logical Family,' Armistead Maupin describes a conservative upbringing before he became a beloved author and L.G.B.T. activist.

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Dec 08, 2017

Nonfiction: Great Art, Repugnant Politics
'Growing Up With the Impressionists,' the childhood diary of Julie Manet, daughter of Berthe Morisot and Eugene Manet, reveals some unsavory views.

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Dec 08, 2017

The Shortlist: International Thrillers Favor Trysts over Treason
Three fall novels take readers across the globe on missions in which the espionage takes a back seat to the characters'' personal lives and liaisons.

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Dec 08, 2017

Sketchbook | Graphic Review: Reading ‘Catcher in the Rye' Today
An illustrated review of J. D. Salinger's classic from a 21st-century perspective.

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Dec 08, 2017

Nonfiction: Yearning for an Earlier Era of American Diplomacy
Jeffrey A. Engel''s 'When the World Seemed New' recounts the last spasm of Republican internationalism.

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Dec 08, 2017

2 Times Reporters Will Write Book on Sexual Abuse Scandals
Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, whose exposé on Harvey Weinstein ignited a national conversation on sexual misconduct, have reached a deal with Penguin Press.

New York Times Books
Dec 07, 2017

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

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Dec 07, 2017

Children's Books: Your Kid Just Learned to Read. What Books Come Next?
These beautifully illustrated chapter books for brand new readers are very short — and very, very good.

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Dec 07, 2017

Out, Out and Away! Russell Tovey on Playing a Gay Superhero
The actor lends his voice to a superhero who fights Nazis in 'Freedom Fighters: The Ray,' a new CW Seed animated series.

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Dec 07, 2017

William H. Gass, Acclaimed Postmodern Author, Dies at 93
Mr. Gass never scored a best seller, but his ideas and his inventive use of language were influential.

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Dec 07, 2017

Texas Prisons Ban 10,000 Books. No ‘Charlie Brown Christmas' for Inmates.
Inmates are barred from reading titles from best-selling publications to the obscure because they run afoul of prison guidelines, like having graphic sexual content.

New York Times Books
Dec 07, 2017

Times Critics' Top Books of 2017
The Times''s critics give their choices of the best fiction and nonfiction works of the year.

New York Times Books
Dec 07, 2017

By the Book: Richard Lloyd Parry: By the Book
The journalist and author of 'People Who Eat Darkness' and, most recently, 'Ghosts of the Tsunami' avoids 'lad lit' even more assiduously than he avoids 'chick lit.'

New York Times Books
Dec 07, 2017

Nonfiction: A Memoir of a Year on the International Space Station
The NASA astronaut and naval pilot Scott Kelly put his 'Endurance' to the test, both on Earth and beyond.

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Dec 07, 2017

Nonfiction: Language Rules for the Digital Age
The BuzzFeed copy chief Emmy J. Favilla recounts her mission to set tone, grammar and style codes for a generation determined to break them.

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Dec 07, 2017

Memoirs of an Emperor: Hirohito's Account of World War II Sells for $275,000
The memoirs include the emperor''s account of the attack on Pearl Harbor and Japan''s surrender.

New York Times Books
Dec 06, 2017

Jean d'Ormesson, ‘Immortal' French Man of Letters, Dies at 92
Once the youngest of the Académie Française''s 40 'immortals,' he became a national figure through his writings and television appearances.

New York Times Books
Dec 06, 2017

Too Many Children in California Can't Read, Lawsuit Claims
Parents and teachers say the state failed to give students at low-performing schools the resources they need to learn to read and write.

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Dec 06, 2017

Paris Review Editor Resigns Amid Inquiry Into His Conduct with Women
Lorin Stein apologized in letters he sent the board Wednesday, saying his behavior had been hurtful and degrading.

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Dec 06, 2017

Books of The Times: In His Final Fiction, Sam Shepard Chases Familiar Themes
'Spy of the First Person,' about a dying man, is shot through with dread and decay but has parched humor as well.

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Dec 06, 2017

Sally Field to Publish Memoir in 2018
Grand Central Publishing has acquired the memoir, 'In Pieces,' by Ms. Field, the Academy Award-winning actress and star of films like 'Norma Rae.'

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Dec 06, 2017

Generation Grandparent: Where Are All the Grandparenting Books?
Here''s the good news: You can find scads of wonderful children''s books about grandparents, even if there aren''t a lot of great adult books for them.

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Dec 06, 2017

Nonfiction: What the People of Appalachia Want
Steven Stoll''s 'Ramp Hollow' looks at the history of deprivation in the region.

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Dec 05, 2017

We're Going to Need More Gabrielle Union
'I think the floodgates have opened for white women,' the actress and rape survivor said of the #MeToo movement, which coincided with her new memoir.

New York Times Books
Dec 05, 2017

Readers Recommend Their Favorite Books of 2017
When we published our list of the 10 Best Books of 2017, we asked you to name your favorite reads on our Facebook page. Hundreds of you responded.

New York Times Books
Dec 05, 2017

Match Book: Dear Match Book: Daddy's Little Girl
Books that traverse the vast terrain of father-daughter relationships, from the stormy to the sunny, in fiction and memoir.

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Dec 05, 2017

Books of The Times: From Ancient Myths to Modern Day, Women and the Struggle for Power
In 'Women & Power: A Manifesto,' the Cambridge classicist Mary Beard describes the scale of the problem and suggests some exciting remedies.

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Dec 05, 2017

Fiction: David Ferry Won the National Book Award in His 80s. In His 90s, He Has Translated Virgil.
Ferry''s 'Aeneid' sometimes prunes lines from the Latin original, turning his translation into more of a paraphrase.

New York Times Books
Dec 05, 2017

Fiction: A Version of Homer That Dares to Match Him Line for Line
Emily Wilson''s landmark translation of the 'Odyssey' matches the original''s line count while drawing on a spare, simple and direct idiom.

New York Times Books
Dec 04, 2017

Cookbooks: The Year's Best Baking Cookbooks, for Novices and Pros
Melissa Clark says seven favorites from 2017 all help dispel the fear of baking.

New York Times Books
Dec 04, 2017

Books News: A Final Work by Sam Shepard Reveals His Struggle With Lou Gehrig's Disease
The celebrated playwright spent the last months of his life working tirelessly on a final book, an intimate and philosophical look at his protagonist''s — and his own — health struggles.

New York Times Books
Dec 04, 2017

Nonfiction: A Last Glimpse Into the Mind of Oliver Sacks
Nicole Krauss reviews 'The River of Consciousness,' a book of Sacks''s essays covering his favored topics, like the evolution of life and the workings of memory.

New York Times Books
Dec 04, 2017

Nonfiction: The Ku Klux Klan's Surprising History
Linda Gordon''s 'The Second Coming of the KKK' recounts an ugly chapter of the American past.

New York Times Books
Dec 03, 2017

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Debating Pot in America
Emily Dufton discusses 'Grass Roots,' her look at the history of activism on both sides of the marijuana debate.

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Dec 02, 2017

Books News: Sex, Plagiarism and Spyware. This Is Not Your Average Copyright Complaint.
Dueling lawsuits by novelist Emma Cline and her ex-boyfriend involve high-profile lawyers in what has become a high-profile case.

New York Times Books
Dec 01, 2017

Newsbook: Should the Internet Be Regulated?
Three books tackle this question.

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Dec 01, 2017

The Book Review Podcast: The History of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone
Joe Hagan talks about 'Sticky Fingers,' and Simon Winchester discusses 'The Taste of Empire' and 'A Thirst for Empire.'

New York Times Books
Dec 01, 2017

Art Books: Capturing a Lost Generation in Photographs
'Generation Wealth,' a lavish new monograph by Lauren Greenfield, traces the moral decline of the rich and famous over the last two decades.

New York Times Books
Dec 01, 2017

Inside the List: Louise Erdrich on Pregnancy and Who Controls Women's Bodies
'When you''re pregnant,' Erdrich said recently, 'everybody puts their hands on you.' Her new novel, 'Future Home of the Living God,' hit the best-seller list last week.

New York Times Books
Dec 01, 2017

Children's Books: Bells Are Ringing! 5 New Holiday Books for Children
Seeing the Nutcracker, tweaking family traditions, spilling the beans about Santa and more in this season''s holiday books for children.

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Dec 01, 2017

Children's Books: Feasts for Young Readers' Eyes
These gift-worthy books offer kids puzzles to solve, pop-up marvels, surprising facts about pirates and more.

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Dec 01, 2017

Nonfiction: Creating a Lost World, From the Fossils Out
In 'Paleoart,' the art critic Zoë Lescaze tracks the evolving representations of dinosaurs in both fine art and popular culture.

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Dec 01, 2017

Nonfiction: In ‘It's All Relative,' A.J. Jacobs Shakes the Family Tree
In Jacobs''s new book, he tries to organize the largest family reunion ever, all while exploring the territory of genealogy and kinship.

New York Times Books
Dec 01, 2017

Nonfiction: A Picture Is Worth … How Many Words?
For 'Alive in Shape and Color,' the crime novelist Lawrence Block enlisted writers to create stories based on famous artworks.

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Dec 01, 2017

Remembering President Obama
Peter Baker''s 'Obama: The Call of History' is a tribute to a man and an office.

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Dec 01, 2017

Nonfiction: A Love Affair With Bookstores
In 'Bookshops,' Jorge Carrión celebrates the intellectual and social history of bookstores around the world.

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Dec 01, 2017

Nonfiction: How Giorgio Vasari Invented Art History as We Know It
'The Collector of Lives,' by Ingrid Rowland and Noah Charney, traces the life and work of the eminent Renaissance biographer.

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Dec 01, 2017

Nonfiction: The Good Kind of Schmaltz
Eddy Portnoy''s 'Bad Rabbi' explores the vengeful lovers, demented blackmailers and unscrupulous abortionists of the Yiddish tabloid press.

New York Times Books
Dec 01, 2017

Nonfiction: Weird Christmas
In 'Christmas: A Biography,' Judith Flanders has unearthed a strange and varied history that includes taxes, demons and goat skeletons.

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Dec 01, 2017

Nonfiction: A New Bible for Obsessive Fans of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer'
In 'Slayers & Vampires,' Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman revisit the gory days of 'Buffy' and 'Angel.'

New York Times Books
Dec 01, 2017

Nonfiction: Troubled Jewel in the Crown
William Dalrymple and Anita Anand''s book about the history of the Koh-i-Noor, which lies in the Tower of London, highlights a sordid past.

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Dec 01, 2017

Nonfiction: A Renowned Travel Writer's Letters From the Road
'Patrick Leigh Fermor: A Life in Letters,' edited by Adam Sisman, sparkles with the charm that made Fermor such a welcome guest and bedmate.

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Dec 01, 2017

Nonfiction: Alan Bennett's Latest Nonfiction
David Ives reviews 'Keeping On Keeping On,' a collection of journalism, diary entries and play prefaces.

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Dec 01, 2017

Nonfiction: Dramatic Reading: A Memoir by the Director of ‘The History Boys'
In 'Balancing Acts,' Nicholas Hytner remembers his time at the National Theatre in London.

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Dec 01, 2017

Nonfiction: In a Bowie Oral History, a Glimpse of How Others Saw the Faker
Dylan Jones''s 'David Bowie: A Life' captures its subject''s radically plastic persona, his capacity to accommodate any identity at will.

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Dec 01, 2017

Nonfiction: The Biography of Alexander Calder, Part I
'Calder: The Conquest of Time,' by Jed Perl, traces the sculptor''s early evolution from amateur toymaker to modernist icon.

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Dec 01, 2017

Nonfiction: Rolling Merrily Along With Hal Prince
In his new memoir, 'Sense of Occasion,' Hal Prince reports on his many hits, and also his failures.

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Dec 01, 2017

Art Books: Julia Child, Seen Through Her Husband's Lens
'France Is a Feast' collects 225 photographs taken by Paul Child in the years after World War II, as he and his wife explored their adopted country.

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Dec 01, 2017

Art Books: What Could Have Been Iconic
'Unseen,' by Darcy Eveleigh, Dana Canedy, Damien Cave and Rachel L. Swarns, collects images from black history that were never published by The Times.

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Dec 01, 2017

Art Books: A Decade in Book Design
'Chip Kidd: Book Two' revisits the graphic artist''s influence on the literary canon of late, both inside and out.

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Dec 01, 2017

Art Books: A Decade of Power, in Photographs
'Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016' collects images of influence from all corners of contemporary culture.

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Dec 01, 2017

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

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Dec 01, 2017

Help Desk: Among the Vulgarians
New etiquette books offer advice on how to mind your manners during uncivil times, in the White House and beyond.

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Dec 01, 2017

Fiction: Psychedelic Comics Like Beautiful Tattoos
'The Green Hand,' a collection of Nicole Claveloux''s work, shows off her darkly humorous, existential and erotic style.

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Dec 01, 2017

Fiction: A Rich Novel That Reveals Itself Through Linked Lives
Kamila Shamsie reviews 'Improvement,' by Joan Silber, a novel depicting a world that is small and capacious at once.

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Dec 01, 2017

Nonfiction: Why Are Jews Funny?
Jeremy Dauber''s 'Jewish Comedy' looks at laughter across more than 2,000 years.

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Dec 01, 2017

Nonfiction: Yellowstone's Most Famous Wolf Gets Her Own Book
In 'American Wolf,' Nate Blakeslee chronicles the survival of O-Six and her home''s complex ecosystem.

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Dec 01, 2017

On Poetry: When Did Poetry Speak to Us? When We Were Very Young
Children, unlike their parents, tend to embrace verse with fierce and unembarrassed joy.

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Dec 01, 2017

The Shortlist: Hollywood's Biggest Stars Seen Inside and Out
Four books capture the royalty of the silver screen.

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Nov 30, 2017

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

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Nov 30, 2017

Jerry A. Fodor, Philosopher Who Plumbed the Mind's Depths, Dies at 82
Dr. Fodor brought the workings of 20th-century computer technology to bear on ancient questions about the structure of human cognition.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2017

The Enthusiast: In Praise of the ‘Career Romance'
Written to educate young women about various industries, the books are as historically interesting as they are entertaining — sociology lesson plus soap opera.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2017

The Pour: Five Wine Books to Give This Holiday Season
The top choices of this year''s wine books include an essential Champagne guide, an argument to organize wine by soil type and a thin volume of advice.

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Nov 30, 2017

Visuals: So, You'd Like to Buy Your Loved One a Book?
Follow the arrows to discover the best reading to give as a gift this season.

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Nov 30, 2017

Nonfiction: What Can Fashion Tell Us About Art?
In 'Clothing Art: The Visual Culture of Fashion, 1600-1914,' Aileen Ribeiro shows how much the depiction of fashion reveals about an artist''s world.

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Nov 30, 2017

Roundup: From Politics to Scandals, Sports Seem to Speak to Our Times
Half a dozen books on sports range from champion athletes to the fans who adore them.

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Nov 30, 2017

Roundup: The Great Outdoors: From Your Backyard to a Garden in Japan
A range of new books offering advice to gardeners, hikers and amateur naturalists, with detours back to colonial America and even Middle-earth.

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Nov 30, 2017

Roundup: The Latest in Graphic Novels
This season''s graphic novels run the gamut, from an emotional coming-out story to a fantastical journey into a world of strange peach people.

New York Times Books
Nov 30, 2017

Nonfiction: In the World of Comedy, Improv May Now Be More Important Than Stand-Up
Sam Wasson''s 'Improv Nation' examines one of the most important stories in American popular culture.

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Nov 30, 2017

Fiction: A Fan Letter to Charles Dickens
In 'Mr. Dickens and His Carol,' Samantha Silva imagines the circumstances around the writer''s beloved holiday book.

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Nov 30, 2017

By the Book: John Hodgman: By the Book
The author of, most recently, 'Vacationland,' doesn''t like to talk about writing with other writers. 'We mostly talk about TV.'

New York Times Books
Nov 29, 2017

Rewind: Erotic Energy Restored: ‘Women in Love,' With Sex in Their Heads
D.H. Lawrence''s novel challenged Victorian sex notions; Ken Russell''s movie version, newly restored, defied Hollywood''s.

New York Times Books
Nov 29, 2017

Books of The Times: The Story of How Surgeons Cleaned Up Their Act
'The Butchering Art,' by the medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris, recounts how Joseph Lister and others introduced antiseptic practices to medicine.

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