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Sep 15, 2019

A Big New Biography of Susan Sontag Digs to Find the Person Beneath the Icon
Benjamin Moser's "Sontag" explores the life and work of the vaunted writer and public intellectual, including her long-term relationship with the photographer Annie Leibovitz.

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Sep 14, 2019

Gyorgy Konrad, Writer and Dissident in Communist Hungary, Dies at 86
Mr. Konrad, known internationally for books like his novel "The Case Worker," advocated individual liberty and played a prominent role after Communist rule ended.

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Sep 14, 2019

‘The Education of Brett Kavanaugh' Takes a Hard Look at the Supreme Court Justice and His Accusers
A new account by the New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly reinvestigates the allegations of sexual misconduct against the justice.

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Sep 13, 2019

Anne Rivers Siddons, Novelist Whose Muse Was the New South, Dies at 83
Ms. Siddons found inspiration for her writing in her Georgia upbringing and in her observations of Atlanta as it became a major postwar city.

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Sep 13, 2019

Yes, They Found It in a Box
Twenty-one years ago, Dr. Seuss' widow discovered some unpublished manuscripts, including one that has become "Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum," illustrated by Andrew Joyner.

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Sep 13, 2019

Jean Edward Smith, Biographer of the Underrated, Dies at 86
His books helped restore the reputations of Grant and Eisenhower and return John Marshall to the forefront of the American story.

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Sep 13, 2019

Bringing Down Harvey Weinstein
Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey talk about their new book, "She Said," and Ian Urbina discusses "The Outlaw Ocean."

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Sep 13, 2019

She's So Unusual. Is She Magical?
In Laurel Snyder's "My Jasper June," the truth is complicated, but the lifesaving power of friendship never flickers.

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Sep 13, 2019

What Happens When an African-American Girl From Oregon Discovers Harlem?
In Renée Watson's "Some Places More Than Others," the historic black neighborhood is home to family secrets, cultural riches — and culture shock.

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Sep 13, 2019

‘Not Bad for a Woman': The Indignities of Life for Yale's First Female Students
The college admitted its first class of women 50 years ago. "Yale Needs Women," by the historian Anne Gardiner Perkins, uncovers the formidable challenges those students faced.

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Sep 13, 2019

Revisiting Edwidge Danticat and Immigration
Danticat's 2007 memoir, "Brother, I'm Dying," traces her family's journey from Haiti to the United States.

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Sep 13, 2019

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

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Sep 13, 2019

A German Finally Picks Up ‘Mein Kampf'
A graphic novelist gives in to her curiosity and draws her impressions of Hitler's infamous book.

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Sep 13, 2019

New in Paperback: ‘One Person, No Vote' and ‘Where the Dead Sit Talking'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Sep 13, 2019

Gone Missing: A Little Boy, a Favorite Uncle, an Old Lady's Mind
The crime novels in Marilyn Stasio's column take readers from East Texas to West Africa, with stops in Ireland and the memory care unit of a nursing home.

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Sep 13, 2019

In Edward Snowden's New Memoir, the Disclosures This Time Are Personal
With "Permanent Record," the former intelligence contractor who leaked documents about the United States government's surveillance programs gives an account of his life.

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Sep 12, 2019

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

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Sep 12, 2019

Big Fashion Books of Fall
You may not get a front-row seat at the shows, but these glossy tomes could be the next best thing.

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Sep 12, 2019

When a Private British Corporation Ruled India
William Dalrymple's "The Anarchy" describes the transformation of a corporation with a security force into a mighty army with a trading division.

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Sep 12, 2019

An Interview With Caroline Calloway's Ghostwriter, Natalie Beach
"There's many layers of fictionalization within this true story."

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Sep 12, 2019

Demi Moore Lets Her Guard Down
After years of scrutiny for her career, relationships and setbacks, the movie star hopes the public sees another side in her memoir, "Inside Out."

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Sep 12, 2019

Why Imani Perry Doesn't Like Jane Austen's Novels
The scholar and author, whose new book is "Breathe: A Letter to My Sons," is "not engaged by books which I think of as ‘parlor people' literature."

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Sep 11, 2019

Kiran Nagarkar, Novelist Who Chronicled Mumbai Life, Dies at 77
His writing was bawdy, irreverent and joyous but also held up a mirror to uncomfortable truths.

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Sep 11, 2019

Francis Bacon Read Just as He Painted: Deep, Dark and Bleak
A new exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris looks at how literary figures like Eliot, Conrad and Aeschylus shaped the painter's work.

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Sep 11, 2019

Is College Merely Helping Those Who Need Help Least?
Higher education was meant to be a great equalizer. Paul Tough's "The Years That Matter Most" suggests that colleges and universities are exacerbating inequality, not reducing it.

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Sep 11, 2019

Rachel Cusk's Essays, as Sharp and Glittering as Her Fiction
"Coventry" collects pieces by the author of the Outline trilogy covering subjects that include literature, parenthood and manners.

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Sep 10, 2019

Jan Ruff-O'Herne, Who Told of Wartime Rape by the Japanese, Dies at 96
As many as 200,000 "comfort women" were treated as the Imperial Army's sex slaves. She was the first European to speak up about it — 50 years later.

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Sep 10, 2019

‘I Think You Need to Rewrite It': Ruth Reichl on What Makes an Editor Great
The Gourmet editor remembers Susan Kamil, who died this week.

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Sep 10, 2019

When an Ancient Slander Against Jews Came to America
Edward Berenson's "The Accusation" recounts how rumors that Jews were killing children for their blood spread in a small New York town.

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Sep 10, 2019

Susan Kamil, a Top Book Editor and Publisher, Dies at 69
Salman Rushdie, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Lena Dunham, Elizabeth Strout, Gary Shteyngart and Prince were among the authors she nurtured.

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Sep 10, 2019

Immanuel Wallerstein, Sociologist With Global View, Dies at 88
His doctrine of the world-system, an influential theory in the field, went beyond tribes, nations and ethnic groups.

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Sep 10, 2019

The Forces That Are Killing the American Dream
Nicholas Lemann's "Transaction Man" traces the national deterioration from a more equitable country to a more unjust one.

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Sep 10, 2019

Robert Frank Dies; Pivotal Documentary Photographer Was 94
Mr. Frank, who was best known for his groundbreaking book, "The Americans," had a visually raw and personally expressive style that made him one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century.

New York Times Books
Sep 10, 2019

The Handmaid's Thriller: In ‘The Testaments,' There's a Spy in Gilead
In her new novel, Margaret Atwood explores the intertwined fates of Offred, her daughters and Aunt Lydia.

New York Times Books
Sep 10, 2019

Robert Frank, Pivotal Figure in Documentary Photography, Is Dead at 94
Mr. Frank's visually raw and personally expressive style made him one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century.

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Sep 10, 2019

The Secret to Success Academy's Top-Notch Test Scores
Robert Pondiscio spent a year embedded in one of the charter network's controversial, high-performing schools. "How the Other Half Learns" is his account of what he learned.

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Sep 10, 2019

What Samantha Power Learned on the Job
"The Education of an Idealist," by Samantha Power, describes how her years with the Obama administration forced her to alter her thinking on foreign policy.

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Sep 10, 2019

Is Meritocracy to Blame for Our Yawning Class Divide?
"The Meritocracy Trap," by the Yale Law School professor Daniel Markovits, argues that far from being fair or merit-based, our social system perpetuates inequality.

New York Times Books
Sep 10, 2019

Dr. Livingstone, We Presume?
Petina Gappah's novel "Out of Darkness, Shining Light" is narrated by the Africans who carried the explorer's corpse to the coast, a journey of 1,500 miles.

New York Times Books
Sep 10, 2019

Contemporary American Angst, in a Single, Thousand-Page Sentence
Lucy Ellmann's "Ducks, Newburyport" is the only American novel longlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize.

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Sep 10, 2019

Malcolm Gladwell's Advice When ‘Talking to Strangers': Be Careful
His latest book looks at society's long history of getting it wrong when it comes to judging people.

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Sep 10, 2019

Is Global Warming the 21st Century's Black Death?
In his novel "Gun Island," Amitav Ghosh challenges readers to deploy all their powers, rational and magical, to confront the demons of climate change.

New York Times Books
Sep 10, 2019

Contemporary American Angst, in a Single, Thousand-Word Sentence
Lucy Ellmann's "Ducks, Newburyport" is the only American novel longlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize.

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Sep 10, 2019

‘The Institute' Might Be Stephen King's Scariest Novel Yet
The terror doesn't come from ghosts or fiends or clowns — it's ordinary people, folks just like you and me, who are the evil ones.

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Sep 10, 2019

Inside the Minds of the Women Who Joined ISIS
Azadeh Moaveni's "Guest House for Young Widows" tries to understand why middle-class girls and women would join a jihadist movement.

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Sep 10, 2019

From the Author of ‘Room,' Another Bittersweet Family Novel
In Emma Donoghue's "Akin," a cranky retired professor unexpectedly becomes the guardian of an 11-year-old great-nephew he's never met.

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Sep 10, 2019

The Great Art Stolen by Hitler
Mary M. Lane's "Hitler's Last Hostages" reports on an art collection, including work by Picasso, Matisse and Degas, that the Nazis had seized from their victims.

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Sep 10, 2019

The Persistence of the Oldest Hatred
In "How to Fight Anti-Semitism," Bari Weiss examines the various abuses Jews have suffered simply for being Jews, including a recent flaring on the left.

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Sep 10, 2019

Was Michael Bloomberg New York City's Greatest Mayor?
Eleanor Randolph's "The Many Lives of Michael Bloomberg" offers a careful assessment of Bloomberg's life and times.

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Sep 10, 2019

While You're Waiting for the Next Hilary Mantel, Try Andrew Miller
Miller's latest historical novel, "Now We Shall Be Entirely Free," plunges readers deep into the 18th-century England of the Peninsular War.

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Sep 10, 2019

The Obsession That Inspired Great Poetry, if Not Great Romance
Martin Walser's novel "A Man in Love" depicts the elderly Goethe's infatuation with a young woman, which led him to compose the "Marienbad Elegy."

New York Times Books
Sep 10, 2019

‘The Undying,' an Extraordinary and Furious New Memoir About Cancer
Anne Boyer's book is partly about her own illness, and partly about the possibility — and necessity — of finding common cause in individual suffering.

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Sep 10, 2019

New & Noteworthy, From Immigrant Writing to a New ‘Darkness at Noon'
A selection of recent books of interest; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

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Sep 10, 2019

When the C.I.A. Was Into Mind Control
Stephen Kinzer's "Poisoner in Chief" describes the C.I.A. in the Cold War years, when it was testing LSD and other drugs on citizens, often without their knowledge.

New York Times Books
Sep 09, 2019

It's Super Tuesday (for Books)!
Five of this year's most anticipated titles come out Sept. 10. Here's a rundown.

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Sep 09, 2019

A New Collection Upends Conventional Wisdom About Migration
"The Penguin Book of Migration Literature," edited by Dohra Ahmad, is designed to tell a more sophisticated version of the subject than the linear narrative of departure, arrival and assimilation.

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Sep 09, 2019

The Korean-American Kids in These Books Bust Stereotypes
David Yoon's "Frankly in Love," Mary H.K. Choi's "Permanent Record" and Maurene Goo's "Somewhere Only We Know" capture the complexity of K.A. teenagers.

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Sep 09, 2019

‘It Chapter Two' Is Out. Let's Talk About Where That Clown Came From.
Spoilers ahead: The director Andy Muschietti discusses making a big-budget horror film and some of the movie's more surprising plot points.

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Sep 09, 2019

When George Takei Was Imprisoned in an American Internment Camp
In his Graphic Content column, Ed Park looks at Takei's graphic novel, "They Called Us Enemy," as well as Keum Suk Gendry-Kim's "Grass."

New York Times Books
Sep 09, 2019

Do Men and Women Have Different Brains?
Gina Rippon's "Gender and Our Brains" analyzes the history of brain science and the attempt to understand if gender marks our gray matter.

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Sep 09, 2019

‘This Is a Possibility': Akwaeke Emezi Writes a Trans Story Where Nobody Gets Hurt
The "Freshwater" novelist forays into Y.A. and attempts to find balance amid multiple book and TV projects.

New York Times Books
Sep 08, 2019

‘She Said' Recounts How Two Times Reporters Broke the Harvey Weinstein Story
The new book, by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, revisits their landmark sexual-assault investigation and exposes the powerful people who protected Weinstein for years.

New York Times Books
Sep 08, 2019

The Week in Books
Margaret Atwood fans welcome "The Testaments," new information about Harvey Weinstein and more.

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Sep 08, 2019

Previously Unknown Sources Come Forward in a New Book About Harvey Weinstein
"She Said," by The New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, names some of the people who turned against the influential producer, as well as ones who helped cover up his alleged predation.

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Sep 08, 2019

Stephen King Visits an ‘Institute,' Where the Kids Who Enter Can't Escape
In his latest, King tells the story of an institution where children with special powers are cultivated — but that's just where the nightmare begins.

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Sep 07, 2019

When Climate Change Is Stranger Than Fiction
Amitav Ghosh, whose book "Gun Island" is set in an ecologically unstable world, wants literature to explore the environment as much as it does other crises.

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Sep 06, 2019

Habits of Highly Effective Writers
Some always outline; others never do. Some write in cafes; others don't leave the house. Here's a peek at the writing routines of authors on this week's best-seller lists.

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Sep 06, 2019

Amazon Accidentally Released Margaret Atwood's Top-Secret ‘Handmaid's' Sequel
The company says a "technical error" is responsible for a "small number" of copies of "The Testaments" going out early. Independent booksellers are angry.

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Sep 06, 2019

Trump, TV and America
James Poniewozik discusses "Audience of One," and Bina Venkataraman talks about "The Optimist's Telescope."

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Sep 06, 2019

Mike Isaac's Uber Book Has Arrived
In "Super Pumped," Mike Isaac describes the incredible rise and fall of Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of the world's most infamous ride-sharing app.

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Sep 06, 2019

Tim Ferriss, the Man Who Put His Money Behind Psychedelic Medicine
The author of "The 4-Hour Workweek" is behind a surge in funding for clinical research into psychedelic drugs.

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Sep 06, 2019

The Man Who Put His Money Behind Psychedelic Medicine
Tim Ferriss, the author of "The 4-Hour Workweek," is behind a surge in funding for clinical research into psychedelic drugs.

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Sep 06, 2019

What Thumbelina Meant to a Young Girl
The artist Celeste Mountjoy, also known as filthyratbag, retells the story of the very tiny lady, and how sympathies can shift as one grows older.

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Sep 06, 2019

How Tim Ferriss Tuned Into (and Turned On) Psychedelic Medicine
The author of "The 4-Hour Workweek" is behind a surge in funding for clinical research into psychedelic drugs.

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Sep 06, 2019

New in Paperback: ‘Crudo' and ‘How Long 'til Black Future Month?'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Sep 06, 2019

Which Came First, Trump or TV?
Gary Shteyngart reviews James Poniewozik's "Audience of One," which traces the simultaneous histories of two 20th-century creations.

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Sep 06, 2019

Who Owns the American West? And Who Should Profit From It?
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

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Sep 05, 2019

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

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Sep 05, 2019

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Praised by Trump as ‘a Warrior,' Is Writing a Book
The former White House press secretary will chronicle her time in the Trump administration in a memoir expected to come out next year.

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Sep 05, 2019

Black Beauty: Photography Between Art and Fashion
Around the world, young image makers are offering a broader view of black lives, in all their diversity.

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Sep 05, 2019

James Atlas, an Ambassador for Biographies, Dies at 70
His own books on Saul Bellow and Delmore Schwartz were acclaimed, as was the series of biographies by other authors that he edited.

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Sep 05, 2019

‘I'm Too Old to Be Scared by Much': Margaret Atwood on Her ‘Handmaid's Tale' Sequel
The writer talks about her new book, effective yelling and the character who's too good to kill.

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Sep 05, 2019

New Dystopian Novels That Thrill and Horrify
Jesse Ball, Rob Hart and Bob Proehl have all delivered tales that tweak our present-day fears and worries.

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Sep 05, 2019

French Author Accused of Anti-Semitism Is Snubbed for a Top Literary Prize
Yann Moix's autobiography of childhood abuse was released this fall to positive reviews. But after a controversy blew up, the Goncourt Prize's judges excluded him from the race for the award.

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Sep 05, 2019

‘Giovanni's Room' Revisited
James Baldwin's 1956 novel is a layered exploration of queer desire — and of the writer's own sense of self.

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Sep 05, 2019

25 Years Later, It Turns Out Phoebe Was the Best Friend
Phoebe Buffay may have appeared to be the quirky sidekick on "Friends," but she was the most grounded member of the sixsome all along.

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Sep 05, 2019

How Susan Sontag Influenced Patti Smith's Reading Life
"She advised me to read more German authors," says the writer and singer, whose latest memoir is "Year of the Monkey."

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Sep 04, 2019

Who's Lying to Us and Who's Telling the Truth? Malcolm Gladwell Has Some Ideas
In his newest book, "Talking to Strangers," Gladwell looks at the challenge of figuring out whom we should trust — and whom we shouldn't.

New York Times Books
Sep 04, 2019

The Homes in Dorian's Path Are in a High-Risk Area. Why Do They Cost So Much?
In "The Geography of Risk," Gilbert Gaul explores the strange paradox that the value of coastal real estate has risen even as climate change presents new dangers.

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Sep 04, 2019

Judging Margaret Atwood's Top Secret New Novel
The committee that will award the Booker Prize had to take special precautions to make sure no details of "The Testaments" leaked out.

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Sep 04, 2019

You Know Emily Doe's Story. Now Learn Her Name.
After her Stanford University sexual assault case prompted public outrage, Chanel Miller, who remained anonymous throughout the proceedings, is ready to introduce herself.

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Sep 04, 2019

Harry Potter Brought Him to Broadway. Now His Work is Everywhere.
Eccentric and prodigious, the writer Jack Thorne won a Tony for "Cursed Child." Up next: "Sunday" at the Atlantic Theater Company, and "His Dark Materials" on HBO.

New York Times Books
Sep 03, 2019

Praise Be! ‘The Testaments,' the Sequel to ‘The Handmaid's Tale,' Is Here
In her new novel, Margaret Atwood explores the intertwined fates of Offred, her daughters and Aunt Lydia.

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Sep 03, 2019

A Thousand-Page Novel — Made Up of Mostly One Sentence — Captures How We Think Now
Lucy Ellmann's "Ducks, Newburyport," follows the thoughts of an Ohio woman as they range from politics to laundry to environmental disaster to lost earrings.

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Sep 03, 2019

Are You a Dog Person or a Cat Person? Or Hamster, or Turtle, or ...
The authors of these sublime picture books know that for kids, choosing a pet can be a near-existential quandary, one that can reverberate through life.

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Sep 03, 2019

Cautionary Tales for Insects When Encountering a Reader
An illustrator draws the many experiences she's had using a book to handle the creepy and crawly.

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Sep 03, 2019

Unpacking Berlin's Mysterious, Ubiquitous Tote Bag
A design with no known author has wound its way through the German capital.

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Sep 03, 2019

New & Noteworthy, From Abraham Lincoln to Dogs and Their People
A selection of recent books of interest; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

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Sep 03, 2019

Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie on Booker Prize Shortlist
Novels by six authors will compete for one of the world's most important fiction prizes.

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Sep 03, 2019

Life Is Imitating Stephen King's Art, and That Scares Him
In his 61st novel, ‘The Institute,' children with supernatural abilities are taken from their parents and incarcerated. Sound familiar?

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