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Nov 14, 2019

Refugee and Author Detained by Australia Is Given Visa to Travel
Behrouz Boochani, who was held for years as part of Australia's offshore immigration detention program, arrived in New Zealand for a literary festival.

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Nov 14, 2019

Bread Loaf Ends ‘Wait Scholar' Program
The writers' conference is changing its aid offerings after attendees raised concerns ranging from sexual harassment to racism to the work cutting into the seminars they came for in the first place.

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Nov 14, 2019

Before ‘The Crown,' Revelations About the Actual Crown
A new book on Queen Elizabeth II spills some even more surprising style secrets.

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Nov 13, 2019

‘The Survivors' Unpacks a Family's Trauma
In his book, Adam Frankel, a former Obama speechwriter, reflects on his grandparents' lives in World War II and explores new revelations.

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Nov 13, 2019

‘Black Radical' Remembers a Bold Life and Reclaims It for Our Current Moment
Kerri K. Greenidge's tells the story of William Monroe Trotter, born in 1872, an outspoken and indefatigable figure who both inspired and antagonized his contemporaries.

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Nov 13, 2019

Jamaica: A Small Nation With an Outsize Global Influence
Orlando Patterson's "The Confounding Island" is a sociologist's analysis of his birthplace as well as a personal memoir of affection and failure.

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Nov 13, 2019

How to Beat the Market
Gregory Zuckerman's "The Man Who Solved the Market" tells the extraordinary story of an investor (not named Warren Buffett) who made a fortune on Wall Street.

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Nov 13, 2019

Rethinking Tiny Tim: Should a Disabled Actor Play the Role?
The Broadway production of "A Christmas Carol," following the lead from London, answers a strong yes. Other theaters may follow suit.

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Nov 13, 2019

Literary Nonprofit Buys Elizabeth Bishop's Key West Home
The poet lived on the Florida island for nearly a decade, and her former house will become the headquarters for Key West Literary Seminar.

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Nov 13, 2019

In a Chaotic World, Dungeons & Dragons Is Resurgent
The role-playing game has made a surprising return to mainstream culture.

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Nov 12, 2019

Hasan Minhaj's Week: From ‘The Lion King' to a Trim With Jay-Z
The host of "Patriot Act" shares what he watched, read and listened to this week.

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Nov 12, 2019

Beckett, Beauvoir and a Biographer's Bumpy Takeoff
In "Parisian Lives," the award-winning biographer Deirdre Bair recounts her early career and the obstacles she faced as an ambitious woman.

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Nov 12, 2019

Drama Book Shop Sets a Fresh Start in a New Locale
Lin-Manuel Miranda and several "Hamilton" colleagues aim for a European cafe vibe when the store reopens, a block south of its previous home, in the spring.

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Nov 12, 2019

New & Noteworthy, From Philosophy to New York Architecture
A selection of recent books of interest; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

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Nov 12, 2019

Patient Care Is Wrenching: A Psychiatrist, a Nurse and a Doctor Bare All
Three new books by medical professionals delve into the human emotions involved in tending to the gravely ill.

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Nov 12, 2019

A Nile Journey Guided by 19th-Century Women
In the late 1800s, women explorers sailed the Nile, sending back vivid accounts of Egypt's riches. A 21st-century writer travels in their wake.

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Nov 12, 2019

Taking It All In: Hasan Minhaj's Week
What the host of "Patriot Act" watched, read and listened to this week.

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Nov 12, 2019

‘Busted in New York: And Other Essays' by Darryl Pinckney: An Excerpt
An excerpt from "Busted in New York: And Other Essays," by Darryl Pinckney

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Nov 12, 2019

‘Busted in New York: And Other Essays,' by Darryl Pinckney: An Excerpt
An excerpt from "Busted in New York: And Other Essays," by Darryl Pinckney

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Nov 12, 2019

‘Essays One' by Lydia Davis: An Excerpt
An excerpt from "Essays One," by Lydia Davis

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Nov 12, 2019

‘Essays One,' by Lydia Davis: An Excerpt
An excerpt from "Essays One," by Lydia Davis

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Nov 12, 2019

‘Parisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir and Me: A Memoir,' by Deirdre Bair: An Excerpt
An excerpt from "Parisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir and Me: A Memoir," by Deirdre Bair

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Nov 12, 2019

Garry Shandling's Riotous Scrapbook
"It's Garry Shandling's Book," edited by Judd Apatow, brims with photos, diary excerpts, reminiscences, newspaper clippings, script pages and more.

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Nov 12, 2019

Who's in the Kitchen: A Quartet of Culinary Narratives
Memoirs by a globe-trotting chef and a New York restaurant critic, a chorus of female food writers — and a history book to put them all in context.

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Nov 12, 2019

The Graphic Novel Versions of Literary Classics Used to Seem Lowbrow. No More.
A new crop of adaptations proves that comic book artists can be complex and effective in tackling other writers' work.

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Nov 12, 2019

For Lydia Davis, Language Is Character
"Essays One" collects occasional pieces by the author and translator known for her wry wit and exacting syntax.

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Nov 12, 2019

Seeing Margaret Thatcher Whole
"Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography — Herself Alone," the third volume of Charles Moore's massive biography, takes the story from her final years in power to her death in 2013.

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Nov 12, 2019

Testimonies From the Day the Towers Came Down
The audiobook of Garrett M. Graff's "The Only Plane in the Sky" offers vivid memories of people who were present at the 9/11 tragedy.

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Nov 12, 2019

Darryl Pinckney on Race, Class and Being ‘Busted in New York'
In his new collection of essays, the author reflects on growing up black and privileged, and the legacy of his parents' civil rights activism.

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Nov 11, 2019

Faith and Reasons: Two Authors Explore the Persistence of Religious Feeling
Jack Miles, in "Religion as We Know It," and Melvin Konner, in "Believers," both turn to history to understand the nature of belief.

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Nov 11, 2019

What Is the Meaning of Sacred Texts?
Karen Armstrong's new book argues that Scripture is meant to be interpreted by the spirit of the words, not by the letter of the law.

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Nov 11, 2019

Meryl Streep Wants to Tell You a Bedtime Story
Contemporary actors revivify E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web" and an unpublished work by Dr. Seuss.

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Nov 11, 2019

A Nile Journey Into the Past
In the 19th century, women explorers sailed the Nile, sending back vivid accounts of Egypt's riches. A 21st-century writer travels in their wake.

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Nov 10, 2019

Stephen Dixon, Prolific Writer of Experimental Fiction, Dies at 83
The author of 18 novels and hundreds of short stories, he never found fame or big sales. But his idiosyncratic storytelling drew praise.

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Nov 09, 2019

A Toronto Bookstore Amplifies Marginalized Voices
Another Story Bookshop is focused on social justice and diversity, continuing the mission its founder established over 30 years ago.

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Nov 08, 2019

Peter Collier, Author and Leading Conservative Voice, Dies at 80
He and David Horowitz wrote well-regarded biographies of prominent families. They also drew attention for their ideological shift from left to right.

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Nov 08, 2019

Among the Trolls
Andrew Marantz talks about "Antisocial," and Gail Collins discusses "No Stopping Us Now."

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Nov 08, 2019

The Monster Next Door
An artist read Ann Rule's "The Stranger Beside Me" during a pivotal time. Here's her look inside that memorable book.

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Nov 08, 2019

The Strange Things You Find on Authors' Websites
A quick survey of the writers on the fiction best-seller list turned up Spotify playlists, blogs "written" by their dogs, movie reviews and merchandise.

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Nov 08, 2019

From Nabokov and Lawrence, Giants of 20th-Century Fiction, New Volumes of Nonfiction
"Think, Write, Speak" collects Vladimir Nabokov's interviews and incidental prose. "The Bad Side of Books" collects D.H. Lawrence's most memorable essays.

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Nov 08, 2019

The Real Meaning of the Brexit Debate
Fintan O'Toole explains in "The Politics of Pain" that the Brexiteers are devout believers in English exceptionalism.

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Nov 08, 2019

Emma Thompson Can't Live Without Hannah Gadsby and Potato Scones
The star of "Last Christmas" shares the movies, books and baked goods that top her list of essentials.

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Nov 08, 2019

Revisiting Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely's ‘All American Boys'
In 2015, Kekla Magoon wrote for the Book Review about "All American Boys," a Y.A. novel written by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely about a black teenager and a white teenager grappling with an instance of police brutality.

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Nov 08, 2019

The Teenage Ghosts in Laura Ruby's National Book Award Finalist Never Sleep
"Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All" is set during World War II in a Chicago orphanage, where teenagers — some of them ghosts — seek answers.

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Nov 08, 2019

New in Paperback: ‘The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee' and ‘In Pieces'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Nov 08, 2019

Jonathan Van Ness, Ali Wong and John Hodgman Walk Into a Bar …
Three very funny celebrities narrate their (mostly) very funny autobiographical audiobooks themselves.

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Nov 08, 2019

There Was No Second Shooter on the Grassy Knoll
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

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Nov 08, 2019

Book Review: In ‘A Warning,' Anonymous Author Makes Case Against Re-election
The same writer who penned an Opinion essay in 2018 argues in a new book that the president's contract shouldn't be renewed.

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Nov 08, 2019

How a Tell-All Memoir Made It Into Print
"A Warning" is the latest and most unusual tell-all political memoir to emerge from President Trump's administration.

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Nov 07, 2019

In ‘A Warning,' Anonymous Author Makes Case Against Re-election
The same writer who penned an Opinion essay in 2018 argues in a new book that the president's contract shouldn't be renewed.

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Nov 07, 2019

Can an Advice Columnist Help This Middle Schooler?
The protagonist of Julie Murphy's endearing "Dear Sweet Pea" is used to dispensing the advice. Now her life is a mess, and she needs guidance fast.

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Nov 07, 2019

These Books Deliver Fables to Live By Today
In deeply satisfying picture books by Oliver Jeffers, Bernard Villiot and Antoine Guilloppé, and more, the greedy and the vain get their comeuppance.

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Nov 07, 2019

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

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Nov 07, 2019

She's Seeking Power, But She's Not Power-Seeking
A young protagonist is up against strange creatures and authoritarian rulers in Erin Entrada Kelly's "Lalani of the Distant Sea," a fantasy based on Filipino folklore.

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Nov 07, 2019

Secrets and Lies
"Spies," by Marc Favreau, introduces the danger, sacrifice and ingenuity of 20th-century espionage to a new generation of readers.

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Nov 07, 2019

A New Book From the Creator of ‘Wonder' Tells a Holocaust Story
In R.J. Palacio's graphic novel "White Bird," a grandmother finally shares her harrowing tale of survival under the Nazis.

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Nov 07, 2019

Asterix and the New Translated Editions
The French comic book series centered on the clever and brave Gaul warrior will be published in new Americanized versions by Papercutz.

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Nov 07, 2019

Whitney Houston's Confidante Robyn Crawford Breaks Her Silence
In "A Song for You," Crawford publicly acknowledges her turbulent, and at times romantic, relationship with the pop icon.

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Nov 07, 2019

Whitney Houston's Longtime Confidante Breaks Her Silence
In "A Song for You," Robyn Crawford publicly acknowledges her turbulent, and at times romantic, relationship with the pop icon.

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Nov 07, 2019

American Artists, Inspiring and Enchanting
New picture books about creators including Ruth Asawa, Maya Angelou and August Wilson let children get to know the real-life people behind great works.

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Nov 07, 2019

Saving Birds by Ruffling Some Feathers
In Celia C. Pérez's "Strange Birds," four girls are determined to stop a scout tradition involving real birds.

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Nov 07, 2019

Poem ‘Ghazal: Back Home'
This ghazal, a traditional Middle Eastern/Persian/Indian poem, creates a spell that builds in power and circles around mystery.

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Nov 07, 2019

Fiction That Takes You Back in Time
These four fall novels are set long ago, from 17th-century Iceland to the Civil War to an 18th-century penal colony.

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Nov 07, 2019

Cult of the Literary Sad Woman
From Jean Rhys to Joan Didion, fiction is awash in female suffering. Leslie Jamison considers affliction's allure — and its more promising alternatives.

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Nov 07, 2019

Why Seth Meyers Loves Having Authors on His Show
"They are, by nature, storytellers. … Writing is magic, so to have people who can do the tricks talk it about makes for good conversation."

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Nov 06, 2019

It's the Year 2172: Time to Fight the Bloody Biafran War Again
Two sisters enter combat in Tochi Onyebuchi's "War Girls," a futuristic replay of the Nigerian conflict. Cue the flying robot warriors.

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Nov 06, 2019

Picture Books for the Wild at Heart
A shack in the forest. A good, long hike. A solstice celebration. Carson Ellis, Eliza Wheeler, Gary D. Schmidt and more remind us how to be at home in the wilderness.

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Nov 06, 2019

How a Harry Potter Illustrator Brings the Magical to Life
The artist Jim Kay, whose latest book is "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," surrounds himself with nature when he draws unnatural creatures like dragons, goblins and trolls.

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Nov 06, 2019

Édouard Louis Would Like to Talk About Theater Now
The French wunderkind's books have quickly become magnets for the stage. Adaptations of "History of Violence" and "The End of Eddy" will play New York simultaneously.

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Nov 06, 2019

New Israeli Fiction: A Reluctant Bride, a Brave Survivor and Fables for a Modern World
Originally written in Hebrew, these translations offer a look at humanity writ large.

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Nov 06, 2019

What if You Could Go Back in Time to Stop Terrorists Before They Strike?
Johannes Anyuru's new novel imagines a time traveler who alters the course of history.

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Nov 05, 2019

What's So Funny, Kid?
Some emotional predicaments we never grow out of. Hilarious new books by Bob Shea, Liz Climo and more mine them for cross-generational humor.

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Nov 05, 2019

Kids Love Multi-Volume Series About Big Families. No Wonder.
The latest of Karina Yan Glaser's Vanderbeekers books, featuring a large, biracial clan in Harlem, offers a case study in the pleasures of the familiar.

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Nov 05, 2019

Harry Potter's Sophomore Slump: ‘Cursed Child' Loses Steam on Broadway
Grosses have slipped in the show's second year, though lower ticket prices may benefit fans.

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Nov 05, 2019

Lydia Davis Loved Learning the Word ‘Look.' These Essays Show Why.
In "Essays One," compiling work from the 1970s forward, Davis proves herself a consummate observer of other writers and the world at large.

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Nov 05, 2019

A Pastry Chef's Book, and Life, Start Again
Claudia Fleming's cult, out-of-print cookbook, "The Last Course," is being reissued as she emerges from a dark decade.

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Nov 05, 2019

‘In the Dream House' by Carmen Maria Machado: An Excerpt
An excerpt from ‘In the Dream House' by Carmen Maria Machado

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Nov 05, 2019

‘The Witches Are Coming' by Lindy West: An Excerpt
An excerpt from "The Witches Are Coming," by Lindy West.

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Nov 05, 2019

A Book Full of Reasons to Love Paris
In "The Seine: The River That Made Paris," Elaine Sciolino traces the course of France's iconic waterway, from source to sea, from past to present.

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Nov 05, 2019

Battlefields: Recent Books in Military History
Thomas E. Ricks looks at accounts of an African-American fighter pilot, the European resistance, United States generals and more.

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Nov 05, 2019

New & Noteworthy, From Harold Bloom to the Women of Congress
A selection of recent books of interest; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

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Nov 05, 2019

Love, Sex and Atom Bombs in a Debut Novel of the American West
Shannon Pufahl's "On Swift Horses" weaves an entanglement of attractions in postwar California.

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Nov 05, 2019

Here Comes Lindy West, and She's Holding a Broom
"Fine, if you insist," West tells men in "The Witches Are Coming," her new essay collection. "This is a witch hunt. We're witches, and we're hunting you."

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Nov 05, 2019

How Two Black Women a Century Apart Experience Racism
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton's new novel, "The Revisioners," is told from the perspectives of a freed slave and her present-day descendant.

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Nov 05, 2019

ISIS Lost Mosul in 2017, but the Story Began Thousands of Years Ago
James Verini's "They Will Have to Die Now" describes the battle for Mosul and the region's long history.

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Nov 05, 2019

Carmen Maria Machado Opens Up About Her Domestic Abuse
Her debut memoir, "In the Dream House," connects her adult traumas with her deepest childhood fears.

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Nov 05, 2019

South American Literature's Master of Malaise
Listlessness was Juan Carlos Onetti's great theme. He ushered Spanish-language fiction into modernity and influenced writers from Julio Cortázar to Mario Vargas Llosa.

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Nov 04, 2019

How to Get the Most Out of National Novel Writing Month
Embrace your messy first draft and commit to NaNoWriMo's boot-camp vibe.

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Nov 04, 2019

A Poet Maps the Landscapes of Memory
Charles Wright, who has gathered five decades of work in the hefty new volume "Oblivion Banjo," is obsessed with his own past and the nature of time.

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Nov 04, 2019

Jean-Paul Dubois Wins Goncourt Prize With Melancholy Prison Novel
The writer beat out the favorite, Amélie Nothomb, to take France's top literary honor.

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Nov 04, 2019

‘Girl, Woman, Other,' a Big, Busy Novel About New Ways of Living
Bernardine Evaristo's novel, one of this year's two Booker Prize winners, drifts back and forth in time to tell the interconnected stories of 12 women.

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Nov 04, 2019

Grandparents Are Heroes, and Also Totally Normal People
New picture books celebrate the special bond between young people and their elders.

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Nov 04, 2019

The Dionne Quints Were Premature and Tiny. But Fame Was the Real Problem.
Sarah Miller's "The Miracle and Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets" captures the sad situation of five little girls who became a Depression-era spectacle.

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Nov 04, 2019

The Story of the Great Japanese-American Novel
John Okada's "No-No Boy" captures the injustice of incarcerating Japanese-Americans during World War II — and serves as a warning today for our own fractured society.

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Nov 04, 2019

Mark Morris: Loves Dance, Hates Brussels
In his memoir, "Out Loud," the founder of the Mark Morris Dance Group is frank about drugs and his sex life and the sex lives of others.

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Nov 02, 2019

Her Illness Was Misdiagnosed as Madness. Now Susannah Cahalan Takes On Madness in Medicine.
"The Great Pretender," the new book by the author of "Brain on Fire," is another medical detective story, but this time the person at the heart of the mystery is a doctor, not a patient.

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Nov 02, 2019

Race/Related: Are Extremists Hijacking the Internet?
An interview with Andrew Marantz, the author of "Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation."

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Nov 02, 2019

After Her Illness Was Misdiagnosed as Madness, Susannah Cahalan Tackles Madness in Medicine
"The Great Pretender," the new book by the author of "Brain on Fire," is another medical detective story, but this time the person at the heart of the mystery is a doctor, not a patient.

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Nov 01, 2019

Victoria Braithwaite, Researcher Who Said Fish Feel Pain, Dies at 52
In two papers and a book, Dr. Braithwaite made the case that fish react to unpleasant stimuli and argued that they be treated humanely.

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Nov 01, 2019

Victoria Braithwaite, Who Said Fish Feel Pain, Dies at 52
In two research papers and a book, Dr. Braithwaite made the case that fish react to unpleasant stimuli and argued that they be treated humanely.

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