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Jul 05, 2022

‘Growing Up Getty' Shakes the Dust Off a Family's Aristocratic Name
James Reginato's new book about the oil baron J. Paul Getty and his many descendants argues that the family isn't especially dysfunctional — by the standards of the very rich.

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Jul 05, 2022

Book Review: "Human Blues" by Elisa Albert
In "Human Blues," Elisa Albert explores the lengths one woman will go to for a baby.

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Jul 05, 2022

Review: ‘The Displacements,' by Bruce Holsinger
In Bruce Holsinger's latest novel, "The Displacements," the world's first Category 6 hurricane prompts a reckoning.

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Jul 05, 2022

Review: ‘The Earthspinner,' by Anuradha Roy
In Anuradha Roy's latest novel, several lives are shattered after the creation of a ceramic sculpture in 1970s India.

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Jul 04, 2022

In This Debut Novel, Family Ties Bind, Even From Afar
Taymour Soomro's "Other Names for Love" is about a Pakistani teenager sent abroad to be educated who does not want to come back, even when sorely needed.

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Jul 04, 2022

Book Review: "Joan" by Katherine J. Chen
In her new novel, Katherine Chen puts a fresh spin on the oft-examined life of the girl who saved France.

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Jul 03, 2022

Richard Taruskin Was Classical Music's Towering Intellectual
Richard Taruskin, who died on Friday, is remembered by his former editor at The New York Times and elsewhere.

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Jul 03, 2022

Review: ‘The Mermaid of Black Conch,' by Monique Roffey
Equal parts fairy tale, ghost story and history, Monique Roffey's new novel explores the legacy of colonialism and enslavement on a Caribbean island.

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Jul 03, 2022

Review: ‘Fellowship Point,' by Alice Elliott Dark
Alice Elliott Dark's ambitious new novel, "Fellowship Point," explores a lifetime of lessons about friendship, loyalty and land.

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Jul 03, 2022

Review: "George Michael: A Life," by James Gavin
James Gavin's engrossing biography of the singer takes the measure of a gifted, tragic and infuriating man.

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Jul 02, 2022

Seeing Norma: The Conflicted Life of the Woman at the Center of Roe v. Wade
Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff in the case that made abortion legal, struggled with her role. Her personal papers offer insight into her life, her thinking — and her continued relevance.

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Jul 01, 2022

Review: ‘Take No Names,' by Daniel Nieh
Daniel Nieh's "Take No Names," filled with international intrigue and cross-border conflicts, is a noir novel for the modern age.

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Jul 01, 2022

New in Paperback: Susan Orlean and Brandon Taylor
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Jul 01, 2022

A Novel About Brilliant Young Game Designers
Gabrielle Zevin talks about "Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow," and Morgan Talty discusses "Night of the Living Rez."

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Jul 01, 2022

‘Honey and Spice,' by Bolu Babalola
In her debut romance novel, "Honey and Spice," Bolu Babalola plays with familiar literary romance tropes to explore questions about gender, sexuality and modern dating.

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Jul 01, 2022

Richard Taruskin, Vigorously Polemical Musicologist, Dies at 77
Author, critic, teacher and public intellectual, he was an unabashed flamethrower who challenged conventional thinking about classical music.

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Jul 01, 2022

A Chameleon Flies From ‘The Blacklist' to ‘The Kite Runner'
After nine seasons on the NBC series, Amir Arison is making his Broadway debut in the stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's popular 2003 novel.

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Jul 01, 2022

How TikTok Became a Best Seller Machine
#BookTok, where enthusiastic readers share reading recommendations, has gone from being a novelty to becoming an anchor in the publishing industry and a dominant driver of fiction sales.

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Jul 01, 2022

New Novels That Weave Past and Present
Whether through reinvention or homage, these books find endless possibilities in events and figures from other times.

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Jul 01, 2022

Review: ‘Night of the Living Rez,' by Morgan Talty
In a brash, irreverent story collection, "Night of the Living Rez," Morgan Talty illuminates life and death on the Penobscot Indian Nation reservation.

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Jul 01, 2022

Review: "Mordechai Anielewicz: No to Despair" by Rachel Hausfater
A new historical fiction series for young readers highlights "the importance of standing up for what you know is right."

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Jun 30, 2022

Alice Elliott Dark By the Book Interview
"I easily fall asleep and end up with a soggy bloated creature rather than a legible book," says the author, whose new novel is "Fellowship Point." "This works out well for the authors, as I always go buy another copy."

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Jun 30, 2022

Candace Bushnell, Hanya Yanagihara and More on Their Favorite New York City Novels
These writers, who have themselves set fiction in the city, weigh in on novels by others who have done the same.

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Jun 30, 2022

New Books to Read in July
Dive into a tender coming-of-age memoir by Isaac Fitzgerald, a biography of Vladimir V. Putin and novels from Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Bolu Babalola and Daniel Nieh.

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Jun 30, 2022

Leila Mottley Graduated From High School and Wrote a Novel
The 20-year-old author of "Nightcrawling" has the following work experience: babysitter, preschool teacher, best-selling author.

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Jun 30, 2022

Poem: Beyond Theity, Ity Idiom/Dear Faith
A representation of motion rather than meaning.

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Jun 29, 2022

Revisiting Justice Stephen Breyer's Curious (and Strangely Timed) Defense of the Court
In a book published last year, Breyer depicted the Supreme Court as an apolitical institution that sticks to its guiding principles.

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Jun 29, 2022

The Best Books to Take You Through Lisbon, Portugal
The award-winning Portuguese novelist Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida recommends books to help readers get to know Portugal's vibrant capital, and spots to read them if you go.

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Jun 29, 2022

Naked No More: A TV Rodent Teaches Families About Tolerance
A new adaptation of the Mo Willems book "Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed" uses animation and rock songs to tell a story about self-expression and acceptance.

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Jun 29, 2022

Poem: love & the memory of it
Jay Hopler died last week. Illness streaks across this poem from his final collection — but also love.

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Jun 29, 2022

‘Why We Did It' Is a Dark Ride on the ‘Republican Road to Hell'
The former political operative Tim Miller writes about why most of the Republican establishment learned to stop worrying and line up behind President Trump.

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Jun 29, 2022

Read Your Way Through Lisbon
The award-winning Portuguese novelist Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida recommends books to help readers get to know Portugal's vibrant capital, and spots to read them if you go.

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Jun 29, 2022

Newly Published, From Yan Lianke to Hurricane Maria
A selection of books published this week.

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Jun 28, 2022

Book Review: "The Measure" by Nikki Erlick
In Nikki Erlick's debut novel, "The Measure," all adults can find out how much time they have left.

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Jun 28, 2022

In ‘Thrust,' Talking Animals and Others Take Aim at Humanity's Cruelty
Lidia Yuknavitch's new novel follows a young Alice-like girl who moves through a series of weird mirror worlds.

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Jun 28, 2022

Review: ‘Elsewhere,' by Alexis Schaitkin
Like her first novel, "Saint X," Alexis Schaitkin's "Elsewhere" circles around the theme of female disappearance.

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Jun 28, 2022

BOOK REVIEW: Ways of Being by James Bridle
James Bridle's "Ways of Being" encourages readers to look for intelligence outside the brain box.

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Jun 28, 2022

The Books About Sex That Every Family Should Read
The author Cory Silverberg bucks decades of conventional wisdom on how to teach kids about intimacy.

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Jun 28, 2022

Book Review: "The Colony" by Sally Denton
In her ninth book, "The Colony," the veteran journalist Sally Denton takes readers across the border to a Mormon sect in Mexico.

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Jun 28, 2022

Book Review: ‘The Colony' by Sally Denton
In her ninth book, "The Colony," the veteran journalist Sally Denton takes readers across the border to a Mormon sect in Mexico.

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Jun 28, 2022

Review: "X," by Davey Davis
Davey Davis's new novel, "X," is a queer noir set in a near-future world full of inexplicable violence, "exported" undesirables and an encyclopedia's worth of sexual deviance.

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Jun 28, 2022

Book Review: "Dele Weds Destiny," by Tomi Obaro
Tomi Obaro's debut novel, "Dele Weds Destiny," follows the intersecting lives of three very different women from college to middle age.

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Jun 27, 2022

Review: ‘Life Ceremony,' by Sayaka Murata
Sayaka Murata's "Life Ceremony" explores the grotesque and the intersections of extremes.

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Jun 26, 2022

Blitz Bazawule Is Building Bridges Between Worlds
The artist and filmmaker, who is directing a new version of "The Color Purple," publishes his first novel, "The Scent of Burnt Flowers."

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Jun 26, 2022

Review: "Girls They Write Songs About," by Carlene Bauer
The stylish, reckless heroines of Carlene Bauer's "Girls They Write Songs About" bond over their similarities, until one decides to settle down.

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Jun 26, 2022

Review: ‘In the Houses of Their Dead,' by Terry Alford
Did Abraham Lincoln, like John Wilkes Booth, ever find solace in spiritualism?

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Jun 26, 2022

Three New Romance Novels to Read
Our romance novel columnist, Olivia Waite, has some summer reading recommendations.

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Jun 25, 2022

Review: ‘Angel of Rome: And Other Stories,' by Jess Walter
The author's ninth work of fiction, "The Angel of Rome," collects stories of lonely characters caught in their own versions of Sisyphean hell.

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Jun 24, 2022

Sensing the World Anew Through Other Species
Ed Yong talks about "An Immense World," and Terry Alford discusses "In the Houses of Their Dead."

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Jun 24, 2022

Review: ‘Little Rabbit,' by Alyssa Songsiridej; ‘One's Company,' by Ashley Hutson; ‘Last Summer on State Street,' by Toya Wolfe
Debut novels of women seeking solace in sex, in sitcoms, in the innocence they are denied.

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Jun 24, 2022

Baxter Black, Who Elevated Cowboy Poetry to Folk Art, Dies at 77
His wide-ranging work, including books, speeches and regular appearances on NPR, celebrated cowpokes, feed lots and life on the range.

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Jun 24, 2022

New Crime Fiction
In "Vera Kelly Lost and Found," the final volume of Rosalie Knecht's 1960s-era private detective trilogy, Vera searches for her missing girlfriend.

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Jun 24, 2022

10 Books on Abortion to Understand the Roe v. Wade Ruling
Nearly 50 years ago, the Supreme Court legalized abortion. The decision has since divided the country. Now that the court has overturned Roe v. Wade, here are 10 books that outline the history and the terms of the debate.

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Jun 24, 2022

10 Books on Abortion to Understand the Roe v. Wade Debate
Nearly 50 years ago, the Supreme Court legalized abortion. The decision has since divided the country. Now that the court has overturned Roe v. Wade, here are 10 books that outline the history and the terms of the debate.

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Jun 24, 2022

Review: ‘Flint Is Family in Three Acts,' by LaToya Ruby Frazier
The photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier traveled to Michigan in 2016 to document the ongoing crisis that sent one family back to the fresh springs of Mississippi.

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Jun 24, 2022

Review: ‘Droll Tales,' by Iris Smyles; ‘A Blind Corner,' by Caitlin Macy; ‘Sleeping Alone,' by Ru Freeman; ‘Fruiting Bodies,' by Kathryn Harlan
From Acapulco to Red Lobster, mushrooms to Middle Eastern Studies, new short fiction puts the tensions of modern life on full display.

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Jun 24, 2022

New in Paperback: ‘Let the Record Show' and ‘Hell of a Book'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Jun 24, 2022

"Two Dogs" by Ian Falconer
What happens when some of our favorite creatures are left to their own devices.

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Jun 23, 2022

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

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Jun 23, 2022

‘Lessons in Survival: 1971' Review: The Past Echoes in the Present
The writer James Baldwin and the poet Nikki Giovanni are at the center of a crackling work of verbatim theater at the Vineyard Theater.

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Jun 23, 2022

Patrick Radden Keefe Has One Big Rule for His Reading Time
"My iPhone must be dead, or secured in a lockbox of some sort," says the journalist and author, whose latest book is the true-crime collection "Rogues."

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Jun 23, 2022

Lidia Yuknavitch Writes to Break With the ‘Tyranny' of the Past
Her latest novel, "Thrust," relies on time travel and characters from society's margins to explore the idea that "it might be possible to change the stories we tell ourselves about who we are."

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Jun 23, 2022

At 10, ‘Dragons Love Tacos' is Still Flying Off Shelves
Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri teamed up on a picture book about imaginary creatures and hot salsa. It took on a life of its own.

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Jun 23, 2022

Poem: ‘love & the memory of it'
Jay Hopler died last week. Illness streaks across this poem from his final collection — but also love.

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Jun 22, 2022

Book Review: "The Brain in Search of Itself," by Benjamin Ehrlich
Benjamin Ehrlich's "The Brain in Search of Itself" is a lovingly crafted biography of the Spanish scientist (and artist, and hypnotist) who showed us what our brains are made of.

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Jun 22, 2022

Review: Ed Yong's ‘An Immense World' Is a Thrilling Tour of Nonhuman Perception
Ed Yong's book urges readers to break outside their "sensory bubble" to consider the unique ways that dogs, dolphins, mice and other animals experience their surroundings.

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Jun 22, 2022

The 25 Most Significant New York City Novels From the Last 100 Years
Four writers and one bookseller gathered over Zoom to make a list devoted to fiction in which the city is more than mere setting.

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Jun 22, 2022

Inside the Push to Diversify the Book Business
For generations, America's major publishers focused almost entirely on white readers. Now a new cadre of executives like Lisa Lucas is trying to open up the industry.

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Jun 22, 2022

Review: "Resistance: The Underground War Against Hitler, 1939-1945," by Halik Kochanski
Halik Kochanski's "Resistance" traces the underground opposition to the Nazis across the continent of Europe.

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Jun 22, 2022

Read Your Way Through Stockholm
Lars Kepler, the pen name of a husband-and-wife crime fiction-writing team, is Sweden's best-selling author. Here, they recommend books that take readers beyond fictitious murders to the soul of the city.

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Jun 22, 2022

The Poet Who Taught Me to Be in Love With the World
Frank O'Hara's greatest legacy might be his secular faith — in other people, and in everything around us.

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Jun 22, 2022

‘An Immense World' Is a Thrilling Tour of Nonhuman Perception
Ed Yong's book urges readers to break outside their "sensory bubble" to consider the unique ways that dogs, dolphins, mice and other animals experience the world.

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Jun 22, 2022

Newly Published, From Cookie Stores to Jean Rhys
A selection of books published this week.

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Jun 21, 2022

Book Review: "The Long Answer," by Anna Hogeland
Anna Hogeland's debut novel, "The Long Answer," grapples with the many forms motherhood takes, and doesn't take.

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Jun 21, 2022

‘The Last Resort' Interrogates the Beach While Enjoying It
In her new book, Sarah Stodola tours seaside resorts and catalogs some of the damage they can do.

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Jun 21, 2022

Boston Revisits ‘Common Ground' and Busing, Onstage
The Huntington Theater Company is staging a play based on the seminal J. Anthony Lukas book, reconsidering the legacy of the busing crisis.

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Jun 21, 2022

Book Review: "Learning to Talk," by Hilary Mantel
In the world of Hilary Mantel's "Learning to Talk," childhood can be a dangerous place.

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Jun 21, 2022

Book Review: "Daddy Issues: Love and Hate in the Time of Patriarchy," by Katherine Angel
Katherine Angel's essay collection "Daddy Issues" examines our often prurient fascination with the dynamic, and that fascination's inherent misogyny.

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Jun 21, 2022

Review: ‘Even the Darkest Night,' by Javier Cercas
In Javier Cercas's novel "Even the Darkest Night," a classic whodunit gives way to an origin story.

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Jun 21, 2022

Review: ‘Alindarka's Children,' by Alhierd Bacharevic
How did the translators of "Alindarka's Children," by Alhierd Bacharevic, preserve the power dynamics between the book's original languages?

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Jun 21, 2022

Finding Traces of Harriet Tubman on Maryland's Eastern Shore
A historian marks the 200th birthday of a fearless conductor of the Underground Railroad with a visit to her birthplace, only to learn how climate change is washing away memories of "the ultimate outdoors woman."

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Jun 21, 2022

Review: ‘A Year to the Day,' by Robin Benway
Robin Benway's new book, "A Year to the Day," explores death and loss, but in reverse.

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Jun 21, 2022

Book Review: "Tree Thieves," by Lyndsie Bourgon
Lyndsie Bourgon's "Tree Thieves" casts the American environmental movement in all its complexity.

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Jun 21, 2022

Book Review: ‘Lapvona,' by Ottessa Moshfegh
Ottessa Moshfegh's fifth novel, "Lapvona," is set in a corrupt fiefdom plagued by drought, famine and, well, plague.

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Jun 21, 2022

Building Back Better — One Community at a Time
Michelle Wilde Anderson's "The Fight to Save the Town" highlights four places where citizens have come together to combat urban decline.

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Jun 20, 2022

The Life of Jean Rhys, a Uniquely Brilliant and Thorny Writer
Miranda Seymour's "I Used to Live Here Once" is a biography of the author of "Wide Sargasso Sea," who had a talent for facing hard truths.

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Jun 20, 2022

‘Legends of Drag: Queens of a Certain Age' Features Drag Elders
"Legends of Drag: Queens of a Certain Age," a book out this month, spotlights drag elders.

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Jun 20, 2022

Review: "Daughters of the Flower Fragrant Garden," Zhuqing Li
Zhuqing Li's "Daughters of the Flower Fragrant Garden" tells the story of a family ripped apart by the Communist victory in China.

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Jun 19, 2022

Nutcrackers, Sadism and Accounting
Our critic recommends old and new books.

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Jun 19, 2022

Review: "The Desperate Hours," Marie Brenner
Marie Brenner's "The Desperate Hours" looks at how health care workers dealt with the perils of Covid.

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Jun 18, 2022

Book Review: "The Catch" by Alison Fairbrother
In Alison Fairbrother's debut novel, "The Catch," a grieving daughter is determined to get to the bottom of a baffling inheritance.

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Jun 17, 2022

Tim Sale, Comic Book Artist Who Reimagined Batman, Dies at 66
Series like "Batman: The Long Halloween" influenced big-screen images of the hero, while "Superman for All Seasons" was another fan favorite.

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Jun 17, 2022

George Lamming, Who Chronicled the End of Colonialism, Dies at 94
Born in Barbados, he was among the last of a generation of writers who traced the Caribbean's transition to independence.

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Jun 17, 2022

Joel Whitburn, Tireless Researcher of Music Charts, Dies at 82
His numerous books delved deeply into the Billboard charts, developing what an admirer called "the de facto history of recorded music."

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Jun 17, 2022

Jackie, Before Marrying Jack
Elisabeth Egan talks about Louis Bayard's "Jackie & Me," and Matthew Schneier discusses Paula Byrne's biography of Barbara Pym.

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Jun 17, 2022

"Golden Ticket" by Kate Egan
A quiz bowl winner and students at an elite music camp struggle to figure out who they really are in novels by Kate Egan and Mariama J. Lockington.

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Jun 17, 2022

New in Paperback: Dana Spiotta and Juan Gonzalez
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Jun 16, 2022

Dorothy E. Smith, Groundbreaker in Feminist Sociology, Dies at 95
Starting in the 1960s, she sought to re-center her discipline on the experiences of women, people of color and other marginalized groups.

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Jun 16, 2022

Navigating Fatherhood as a Black Man
The editor of a new book of essays shares how Black men can attend to their mental health while growing their families.

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Jun 16, 2022

A Book Has Women in Africa Talking About Sex
"The Sex Lives of African Women" explores women's experiences, in their own words, helping foster "a sexual revolution that's happening across our continent."

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