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Apr 02, 2020

Love ‘Tiger King'? You'll Love These Books, Too
Dip into a bizarre true-crime chronicle or a novel that evokes the campy, oddball world of the Netflix documentary series.

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Apr 02, 2020

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

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Apr 02, 2020

Missing the Theater? Trade Playbills for These Novels
Two theater critics suggest some of their favorite books about the theater, giving us portals to a world that is now forbidden.

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Apr 02, 2020

Women Dominate Booker International Prize Shortlist
Yoko Ogawa of Japan, Marieke Lucas Rijneveld of the Netherlands and Fernanda Melchor of Mexico are among the authors in the running for the prestigious translated literature award.

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Apr 02, 2020

36 Hours in … Wherever You Are
Our first reader-generated itinerary: a weekend of traveling you can do from home.

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Apr 02, 2020

Richard Prince: This Ain't No Retrospective, It's a Rodeo
A new book looks at the figure of the American cowboy through the outlaw lens of Mr. Prince, an artist known for his sly borrowings.

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Apr 02, 2020

Beverly Jenkins Really Needs to Buy More Bookcases
"Nothing in my life is organized, especially not my books."

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Apr 02, 2020

Dance This Mess Around: When Georgia Recreated Rock 'n' Roll
In "Cool Town," Grace Elizabeth Hale tells the story of R.E.M., the B-52's and the musical city of Athens.

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Apr 02, 2020

Oprah's Book Club dropped her novel. It still became a best seller.
Kate Elizabeth Russell's publication experience has been the best of times and the worst of times. Here's why.

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Apr 01, 2020

A Reader Looking for Remedies Thinks Back to Other Difficult Times
The current crisis is hard for readers even though, for many, it has come with the unexpected gift of free time and nowhere to be.

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Apr 01, 2020

The Mind of Conservatism
"American Conservatism," a collection of pieces edited by Andrew J. Bacevich, demonstrates the wide range of conservative thought in America.

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Apr 01, 2020

Looking for a Book to Read With Your Family?
"The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse" will spark lively conversation among people who have run out of things to say.

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Apr 01, 2020

The Wildly Funny Samantha Irby Is Back, Not a Moment Too Soon
Irby's new essay collection, "Wow, No Thank You," offers more of her deadpan, confiding voice, which ranges from high silliness to emotionally painful depths.

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Mar 31, 2020

‘August,' by Callan Wink: An Excerpt
An excerpt from "August," by Callan Wink

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Mar 31, 2020

Kathy Valentine of the Go-Go's Would Like to Talk to You About Memes
The musician's list of cultural must-haves includes her collection of kitsch, reruns of "The Office" and early punk and hip-hop photographs.

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Mar 31, 2020

‘Sharks in the Time of Saviors,' by Kawai Strong Washburn: An Excerpt
An excerpt from "Sharks in the Time of Saviors," by Kawai Strong Washburn

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Mar 31, 2020

Tomie dePaola, ‘Strega Nona' Author and Illustrator, Dies at 85
Mr. dePaola wrote or illustrated more than 270 books, including his classic story of a grandma witch and her helper, Big Anthony.

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Mar 31, 2020

What Wins in the Heartland, Machismo or Intellect?
Callan Wink's debut novel, "August," pits brains against brawn in an America far from the literary world.

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Mar 31, 2020

A Mexican Novel Conjures a Violent World Tinged With Beauty
"Hurricane Season," by Fernanda Melchor, imagines Mexico's scourge of violence against women in language that is fierce, profane and marvelously inventive.

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Mar 31, 2020

A Botanist's Desire Turns Toxic in This Novel of Romantic Obsession
In Rebecca Dinerstein Knight's "Hex," an expelled Ph.D. candidate offers a not-so-scientific confession to the mentor she idolizes.

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Mar 31, 2020

Martin, Malcolm and the Fight for Equality
Peniel E. Joseph's "The Sword and the Shield" shows that Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X had more in common than is generally believed.

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Mar 31, 2020

New & Noteworthy Poetry Books
Recent collections from Sidney Wade, Justin Phillip Reed and more; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

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Mar 30, 2020

‘Emergency' Online Library Draws Ire of Some Authors
Internet Archive has made 1.4 million books available free online, which some say hurts writers and advances a harmful "copyright ideology."

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Mar 30, 2020

Finding Comfort in the Classics
Editors and writers on the Books desk — along with colleagues from the newsroom — recommend some time-tested books that offer escape from the present moment.

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Mar 30, 2020

William Helmreich, Sociologist and a Walker in the City, Dies at 74
A scholar of Judaism as well, he walked every block in New York — totaling 6,163 miles — and wrote a book about his odyssey. He died of the coronavirus.

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Mar 30, 2020

Paul Theroux Recalls A Fear-Filled Lockdown
In 1966, the writer was in Uganda at a time of curfew and violence. It shaped his thinking about travel writing's imperative to bear witness.

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Mar 30, 2020

Penguin Classics and Others Work to Diversify Offerings From the Canon
Across the industry, publishers are releasing titles by authors who were previously marginalized or entirely lost to history.

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Mar 30, 2020

The Suffering and Scientific Legacy of a Large Family Consumed by Schizophrenia
Robert Kolker's "Hidden Valley Road" is a vividly told story of both a very unfortunate family and a long misunderstood affliction.

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Mar 30, 2020

A World Turned Upside-Down
In 1966, the writer Paul Theroux was in Uganda at a time of curfew and violence. It shaped his thinking about travel writing's imperative to bear witness.

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Mar 30, 2020

Ann Patchett on Why We Need Life-Changing Books Right Now
The novelist Ann Patchett doesn't have children and didn't read middle-grade books. Then she picked up one by Kate DiCamillo and couldn't stop until she'd read them all.

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Mar 30, 2020

The Hawaii of ‘Sharks in the Time of Saviors' Is Modern, Yet Mystical
Kawai Strong Washburn's debut novel envisions an archipelago of Indigenous peoples who refuse to be erased.

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Mar 28, 2020

A Box of Secrets Led to the Story of Her Father's Painful Wartime Past
Ariana Neumann's father had nightmares and an ID card in a different name. In her memoir, "When Time Stopped," she unspools the past he kept hidden for so long.

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Mar 28, 2020

No Fan of Sports, a Graphic Novelist Learns to Follow the Bouncing Ball
In "Dragon Hoops," Gene Luen Yang intercuts the thrilling wins and crushing losses of one high school team with basketball's own turbulent history.

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Mar 28, 2020

An Actual Virus Sobers the Goofy Age of ‘Going Viral'
How could we so heedlessly appropriate a medical term?

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Mar 28, 2020

How a College Final Became a Lesson in Survival
When Covid-19 struck, Stanford closed its classrooms. The novelist Daniel Mason turned his students' last assignment into an exercise for staying well.

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Mar 27, 2020

They Were Meant to Be the Season's Big Books. Then the Virus Struck.
With stores temporarily shut down and other industry disruptions, some of the most anticipated titles of the spring are being pushed back to later in the year.

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Mar 27, 2020

From the Archives: Colson Whitehead and Jeffrey Toobin
Whitehead discusses "The Underground Railroad," and Toobin talks about "American Heiress."

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Mar 27, 2020

A 12-Year-Old Gymnast Heals After a Coach's Sexual Abuse
Helped by a raft of strong women, the heroine of Kate Messner's "Chirp" reclaims the parts of her childhood she's not ready to leave behind.

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Mar 27, 2020

In This Moment of Solitude, Books Can Be Our Passports
Faced with the cancellation of her book tour, a writer turns to books that evoke a sense of place — and recommends 8 books that might take you somewhere, too.

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Mar 27, 2020

Curious George, the Wild Things, and Frog and Toad Get an Update
Seeing some of our childhood favorites in a brand-new, contemporary light.

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Mar 27, 2020

In Protest or Celebration, Four Poets Evoke a Sense of Endings
The end of relationships, the end of life, the end of civilization: Collections from Major Jackson, Carolyn Forché, Victoria Chang and Danez Smith imagine the worst.

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Mar 27, 2020

New in Paperback: ‘Savage Feast' and ‘The Bird King'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Mar 27, 2020

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

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Mar 27, 2020

Considering Kurt Vonnegut and Who Survives
This week, Lorrie Moore discusses her life as a reader in By the Book. In 1985, Moore wrote for the Book Review about "Galápagos," Kurt Vonnegut's novel about a group of survivors stranded on the Galápagos Islands because of an apocalypse.

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Mar 26, 2020

Woody Allen's New Memoir Is Sometimes Funny — and Tone Deaf and Banal
Allen's "Apropos of Nothing," recently released after being canceled by its original publisher, covers his childhood in Brooklyn, his career and the abuse allegations against him.

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Mar 26, 2020

Desperately Seeking Hope and Help for Your Nerves? Try Reading ‘Hope and Help for Your Nerves'
Claire Weekes, a pioneer in treating anxiety, offered simple and soothing advice that has come to influence much of our approach to panic.

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Mar 26, 2020

Don't Get What's So Great About Westerns? Start Here
The films of Budd Boetticher and Randolph Scott are short but complex and suspenseful. And the wide-open vistas are sure nice, right now.

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Mar 26, 2020

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

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Mar 26, 2020

18 Cookbooks for Comfort
In this uncertain time, here are the cookbooks Food reporters and editors turn to for reliably delicious results.

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Mar 26, 2020

When the World Stops, Traveling in John Keats's ‘Realms of Gold'
In 1820, the British poet spent 10 days quarantined in the Bay of Naples as typhus raged, an enforced stillness mirrored by our own.

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Mar 26, 2020

Yes, You Can Channel Your Stress Into Creativity. Here's How.
An art critic shares his best advice for transforming that uncomfortable feeling into a thing of beauty.

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Mar 26, 2020

Attention, Working Writers: Lorrie Moore Admires What You Do
"I also admire the ones who are taking a break and not working."

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Mar 26, 2020

You Are Your Safest Sex Partner. Betty Dodson Wants to Help.
The nonagenarian masturbation icon is not slowing down.

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Mar 25, 2020

Richard Reeves, Columnist and Author on Presidents, Dies at 83
His books on Kennedy, Nixon, Clinton and others could be as unsparing as his syndicated column. He was also a familiar face on PBS public-affairs programs.

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Mar 25, 2020

Richard Marek, Editor of Hemingway, Baldwin and Ludlum, Dies at 86
He shepherded more than 300 books into print, including James Baldwin's "If Beale Street Could Talk" and Robert Ludlum's "The Bourne Identity."

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Mar 25, 2020

‘Threshold' Resurrects the Angry, Ambitious Young Man
In Rob Doyle's novel, a character of the same name drifts, from Paris to Thailand, Croatia and Sicily, doing drugs, mourning his heroes and avoiding writing.

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Mar 25, 2020

7 New Books to Watch for in April
Julia Alvarez's first new novel in 14 years, an overview of conservative thought, "Notes From an Apocalypse" and more.

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Mar 24, 2020

With Kids Learning From Home, Children's Publishers See a Spike
As schools close during the coronavirus crisis, sales of reading and writing workbooks, flash cards and activity books have skyrocketed.

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Mar 24, 2020

Michael Broadbent, Who Put Wine on the Auction Block, Dies at 92
At Christie's in London, he essentially created the notion that wine could be auctioned like furniture or art. He was also an influential wine writer.

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Mar 24, 2020

When a Sinister Enemy Attacks New York, the City Fights Back
N.K. Jemisin's "The City We Became" is a love letter to the city and its residents, but explicitly welcomes foreignness and plurality.

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Mar 24, 2020

Great Leadership in a Time of Crisis
Books from the past show us how John Kennedy, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill confronted the crises they faced.

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Mar 24, 2020

‘The City We Became,' by N.K. Jemisin: An Excerpt
An excerpt from "The City We Became," by N.K. Jemisin

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Mar 24, 2020

This Is the Face of an Undocumented Immigrant. Don't Look Away.
Karla Cornejo Villavicencio's new book combines memoir and reporting to tell the stories behind the headlines.

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Mar 24, 2020

In a Time of Crisis, Her Voice Was the One That Galvanized Alaska
Genie Chance felt the earth move under her feet, and then she got to work. Jon Mooallem tells her story in "This Is Chance!"

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Mar 24, 2020

Should More Defendants Be Claiming Insanity?
Susan Nordin Vinocour's "Nobody's Child" uses one case as a prism for examining the history and future of the insanity defense in American courtrooms.

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Mar 24, 2020

Wresting Insight, and Poetry, From Pain
"Pain Studies," by Lisa Olstein, and "Constellations," by Sinead Gleeson, plumb the authors' experiences with suffering to creative effect.

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Mar 24, 2020

New York Is Alive (Literally) in N.K. Jemisin's New Novel
"The City We Became" is a love letter to the city and its residents, but explicitly welcomes foreignness and plurality.

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Mar 24, 2020

The Sometimes Amusing, Sometimes Appalling Life of a Lady in Waiting
In her new memoir, Anne Glenconner reflects on her nearly three decades of service to Princess Margaret.

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Mar 24, 2020

New & Noteworthy Visual Books, From Los Angeles Graffiti to Korean Art
A selection of recent visual books of note; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

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Mar 24, 2020

‘Unworthy Republic' Takes an Unflinching Look at Indian Removal in the 1830s
Claudio Saunt's new book reckons with the history and legacy of the expulsion of 80,000 Native Americans from their homes.

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Mar 24, 2020

Set in a Notorious Prison, a Novel Probes Iran's Torturers and Their Victims
"Then the Fish Swallowed Him," the first novel in English by the Iranian-born Amir Ahmadi Arian, makes for unnerving reading.

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Mar 23, 2020

‘The Glass Hotel,' by Emily St. John Mandel: An Excerpt
An excerpt from "The Glass Hotel," by Emily St. John Mandel

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Mar 23, 2020

Woody Allen's Memoir Is Published
Arcade Publishing released "Apropos of Nothing" on Monday. The book had ignited a backlash earlier this month, after its original publisher, Hachette, canceled its plans to release the book.

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Mar 23, 2020

Woody Allen's Autobiography Finds a Home at Arcade and Is Published Today
"Apropos of Nothing" had ignited a backlash earlier this month, after which its original publisher, Hachette, canceled its plans to release the book.

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Mar 23, 2020

‘Mitch, Please!' Tours Kentucky and Roasts a Senator
Matt Jones drove through each of his state's 120 counties to understand why Mitch McConnell polls so poorly there yet is serving his sixth full term in the Senate.

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Mar 22, 2020

Emily St. John Mandel Is Back, With a Ponzi Scheme Instead of a Pandemic
In her new novel, the author revisits some of the techniques she used in "Station Eleven."

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Mar 20, 2020

James Hatch, Archivist of Black Theater, Dies at 91
A scholar and historian, he amassed an invaluable trove of interviews and other material with his wife, the filmmaker Camille Billops.

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Mar 20, 2020

Home With Your Kids? Writers Want to Help
Mo Willems, Gene Luen Yang, Amie Kaufman and other authors for young readers are reading their work online and offering drawing tutorials, to help fill our strange new hours.

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Mar 20, 2020

How Marie Kondo Declutters During a Pandemic
With promotional events for her new book canceled, the organizational expert finds solace in cooking, shredding documents and — of course — tidying her Los Angeles home.

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Mar 20, 2020

Headless Bodies, Faceless Corpses
Marilyn Stasio finds the latest crime novels filled with gristle, gore and guts.

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Mar 20, 2020

Picture Books That Show the World Through a Child's Eyes
Playing, dreaming, speaking up, absolutely not going to sleep: New books from Colin Meloy, Jillian Tamaki and more open vistas for little readers.

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Mar 20, 2020

From the Archives: Robert Caro on How He Does It
The acclaimed biographer of Lyndon Johnson and Robert Moses talks about "Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing."

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Mar 20, 2020

Recipe for a Sleepover: Video Games, Junk Food … and an Audiobook?
An artist remembers a cozy moment from his youth.

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Mar 20, 2020

As Economy Is Upended, Marie Kondo Drops a Workplace Book
Ways for white-collar workers to tidy their professional habits, even from a hastily constructed home office.

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Mar 20, 2020

A Coke-Snorting Oligarch, a Gangrenous Finger and Other Noir Delights
New fiction from Argentina, France and China shows writers exploring the dark side of their imaginations.

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Mar 20, 2020

How Hitler Transformed a Democracy Into a Tyranny
Peter Fritzsche's "Hitler's First Hundred Days" reveals the enormous changes Hitler was able to make in a very short period of time.

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Mar 20, 2020

New in Paperback: ‘On Desperate Ground' and ‘The Paper Wasp'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Mar 20, 2020

New in Paperback:
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Mar 20, 2020

Need a Distraction? These Thrillers Will Have You on the Edge of Your Seat
From Mary Kubica's latest to Graham Moore's jury room drama and a haunted film set, some of the creepiest suspense stories so far this decade.

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Mar 19, 2020

Molly Brodak, Poet and Memoirist of Her Father's Crimes, Dies at 39
Her father, Joseph Brodak, robbed 11 banks in and around Detroit when she was a teenager. But his crimes were just the jumping off point for her unsparing memoir.

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Mar 19, 2020

An Illustrated Guide to Spring's Essential Reads
What happens on page 76 in three of this season's books, as envisioned by the artist Marcus Jahmal.

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Mar 19, 2020

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

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Mar 19, 2020

A Terrific New Thriller About a Mysterious Man and Rats. Lots of Rats.
In "The Red Lotus," Chris Bohjalian strikes a fine balance between disclosure and secrecy.

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Mar 19, 2020

Emily St. John Mandel Will Read Anything, if She Likes It
"Life's too short to spend time with books that you don't love."

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Mar 19, 2020

A Scientist Puts Things in Perspective
You don't have to be Einstein to appreciate the scope of ‘Until the End of Time.'

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Mar 18, 2020

Without Places to Gather, Debut Novelists Reimagine Book Promotion
First-time novelists with books out or coming soon talk about their changes of plans and how they're spending these unusual days.

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Mar 18, 2020

Bancroft Prize Goes to Books on Emancipation and Urban Renewal
The scholars Lizabeth Cohen and Joseph P. Reidy have won the prize, one of the most prestigious honors in the field of American history.

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Mar 18, 2020

Celeste Ng, Ann Patchett, Min Jin Lee and Others on the Books That Bring Them Comfort
Looking for a respite from the news? You might find solace in reading.

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Mar 18, 2020

True Crime Favorites From New York Times Critics and Staff
Staying in? Here's what to binge watch, read and listen.

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Mar 17, 2020

Curbside Pickup. Bicycle Deliveries. Virtual Book Discussions. Amid Virus, Bookstores Get Creative.
"We're going to operate like a pizza takeout place," one independent bookstore owner said.

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