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Jun 12, 2021

Book Review: ‘Bath Haus,' by P.J. Vernon
In P.J. Vernon's new thriller, "Bath Haus," the protagonist's decision to cheat on his partner spirals into nerve-racking terror.

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Jun 11, 2021

A More Perfect Union
Sasha Issenberg talks about "The Engagement," and J. Hoberman discusses the story of Hollywood as told through 10 books.

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Jun 11, 2021

Pulitzer Prizes: A Guide to the Winning Books and Finalists
Louise Erdrich won the fiction prize for her novel "The Night Watchman." Here are the 2021 contenders for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, history and biography.

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Jun 11, 2021

Pulitzer Prizes: A Guide to the Winning Books
Louise Erdrich won the fiction prize for her novel "The Night Watchman." Here are the 2021 winners for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, history and biography.

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Jun 11, 2021

There Is More to Us Than Just Our Brains
In "The Extended Mind" Annie Murphy Paul explores all the ways our thinking is shaped by external forces, from physical sensations to the role of other people and their brains.

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Jun 11, 2021

Book Review: ‘The Bench,' by Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex
In "The Bench," the Duchess of Sussex takes on "the special relationship" of fathers and sons, and the daunting challenge of rhyming verse.

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Jun 11, 2021

‘Lupin' Took the World by Stealth. Part 2 Can't Be so Sneaky.
The French heist thriller was a huge global hit when it debuted on Netflix in January. Even the creator and cast were surprised.

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Jun 11, 2021

A History of the Hollywood Chronicle in 10 Books
Want to learn more about how the movies were made? These books are a good place to start.

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Jun 11, 2021

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young '90s Counterculturalist
In Jamika Ajalon's "Skye Papers," a young nomad falls in with a group of artists and bohemians. But not all is as it seems.

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Jun 11, 2021

Bang, Bang, You're Dead
Murders abound in new novels from James Ellroy, Joe R. Lansdale, Laura McHugh and Leonardo Padura.

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Jun 11, 2021

James Madison, Comic Books and Other Letters to the Editor
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

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Jun 11, 2021

New in Paperback: ‘Summer' and ‘The Dragons, the Giant, the Women'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Jun 10, 2021

The Story of a Famous Covid Widow
Amanda Kloots grieved in public when her husband Nick Cordero died. Now she is sharing the rest of her story in "Live Your Life."

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Jun 10, 2021

When the End of Life Seems Endless
A married couple makes a suicide pact in Lionel Shriver's new novel, "Should We Stay or Should We Go."

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Jun 10, 2021

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

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Jun 10, 2021

Bill Bratton Doesn't Root for the Bad Guys
A fan of crime novels, the former police commissioner loves Michael Connelly's hero Harry Bosch — but adds, "I don't have a favorite villain."

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Jun 10, 2021

Jeff Daniels to Return to Broadway in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird'
The production also has a new management team to replace Scott Rudin, who stepped aside after allegations of abusive behavior.

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Jun 10, 2021

In Covid's Early Days, Her Loss Resonated. She Hopes Her Hope Does, Too.
Amanda Kloots grieved in public when her husband Nick Cordero died. Now she is sharing the rest of her story in "Live Your Life."

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Jun 10, 2021

John Green is Not Writing in Code
The author of "The Fault in Our Stars" is back on the best seller list with his first book for adults. This time, he's telling readers who he is.

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Jun 09, 2021

You Can Emerge as Slowly as You Like
There's no need to rush.

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Jun 09, 2021

Was the Space Program Worth the Cost?
Jeff Shesol's "Mercury Rising" explores the careers of John Kennedy and John Glenn as a way to cut through the rhetoric of space exploration.

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Jun 09, 2021

You Won't Find the Hardcover of Dave Eggers's Next Novel on Amazon
"The Every," a follow-up to his hit book "The Circle," will be available in independent bookstores in October. The paperback will arrive just six weeks later, but the hardcover will remain exclusive to independent stores.

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Jun 09, 2021

In One Modest Cotton Sack, a Remarkable Story of Slavery, Suffering, Love and Survival
"All That She Carried," by the historian Tiya Miles, digs deep into a singular object given by an enslaved woman to her daughter in the mid-19th century.

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Jun 08, 2021

Rivka Galchen's Historical Novel Satirizes Moral Panic
"Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch" sets a literal witch hunt in 17th-century Germany.

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Jun 08, 2021

Book Review: ‘The President's Daughter,' by Bill Clinton and James Patterson
"The President's Daughter" is set in motion with a kidnapping, and then a paramilitary operation is put together in response.

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Jun 08, 2021

Robert Hollander, Who Led Readers Into ‘The Inferno,' Dies at 87
He and his wife wrote an admired translation of Dante's "Divine Comedy," and he began an innovative project to digitize centuries of scholarly commentary.

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Jun 08, 2021

Two Books on the Bizarreness of Texas
"Forget the Alamo," by Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson and Jason Stanford, and "A Single Star and Bloody Knuckles," by Bill Minutaglio, have many strange stories to tell about the Lone Star State.

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Jun 08, 2021

New Audiobooks From Seth Rogen, Danielle Henderson and Elon Green
From a grisly '90s true-crime story to slapstick comedy to family heartbreak, these narrators know how to keep your attention.

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Jun 08, 2021

A Jamaican-British Gay Man Makes His Own Way, With Musical Accompaniment
Paul Mendez's debut novel, "Rainbow Milk," traces the legacy of one family's decision to leave the Caribbean.

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Jun 08, 2021

Legacy Russell Is Named Next Leader of the Kitchen
Currently the associate curator of exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem, she takes over in September from Tim Griffin as executive director and chief curator.

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Jun 08, 2021

‘Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir,' by Akwaeke Emezi: An Excerpt
An excerpt from "Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir," by Akwaeke Emezi

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Jun 08, 2021

‘Animal,' by Lisa Taddeo: An Excerpt
An excerpt from "Animal," by Lisa Taddeo

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Jun 08, 2021

‘Barcelona Dreaming' Offers a Nostalgic Trip to Pre-Crisis Europe
Three cross-cultural narratives in Rupert Thomson's new novel paint a picture of Barcelona during the early 2000s.

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Jun 08, 2021

Why ‘Unwell Women' Have Gone Misdiagnosed for Centuries
The British scholar Elinor Cleghorn's new history traces medicine's sexism from Hippocrates to today.

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Jun 08, 2021

The Grindr Advice Column That Became a Memoir of Modern Queer Life
In "Hola Papi," the writer John Paul Brammer mines his own experiences and traumas to deliver wisdom for queer readers.

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Jun 08, 2021

Bill Bratton Explains His Ideas of Good Policing
In "The Profession," Bratton, with his co-author, Peter Knobler, offers an engaging account of his half-century in law enforcement.

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Jun 08, 2021

Meet the Pandemic's Newest Doctors, Who Quickly Became Pros
In "Life on the Line," Emma Goldberg takes readers behind the hospital curtains in New York City at the peak of the pandemic.

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Jun 08, 2021

In Quantum Physics, Everything Is Relative
Carlo Rovelli's "Helgoland" explores the world of the smallest particles and asks what makes them unique.

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Jun 08, 2021

Alex DiFrancesco Captures the Fraught Magic of the In-Between
The story collection "Transmutation" follows protagonists across the gender spectrum filling their days with TV, Twitter and revenge.

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Jun 08, 2021

How Ethel Rosenberg Offered Her Own Life as a Sacrifice
Anne Sebba's new biography tells the story of a fanatical Communist and loving mother who went to her death proclaiming her innocence.

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Jun 08, 2021

New & Noteworthy Visual Books, From Queer Love to the Soul of a Nation
A selection of recent visual books of interest; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

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Jun 08, 2021

The Cat Came Back — All the Way From 16th-Century Rome
A time-traveling feline helps solve a Renaissance art mystery in "Da Vinci's Cat," by Catherine Gilbert Murdock.

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Jun 08, 2021

Erin Entrada Kelly Draws (Literally) From Her Life in a New Illustrated Middle Grade Series
A Filipino American girl who's afraid of falling tackles the tree in her new backyard in "Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey."

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Jun 07, 2021

Richard Robinson Dies at 84; Turned Scholastic Into an Empire
With help from Harry Potter, the Magic School Bus and the Baby-Sitters Club, he created the largest publisher and distributor of children's books.

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Jun 07, 2021

In Her New Memoir, Ursula M. Burns Recounts Blazing a Trail to the Top of Xerox
Burns, the first Black female C.E.O. of a Fortune 500 company, tells her story in "Where You Are Is Not Who You Are."

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Jun 07, 2021

Book Review: ‘Dear Senthuran,' by Akwaeke Emezi
"Dear Senthuran" is an epistolary memoir of gender identity, diaspora and the solitude of success.

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Jun 07, 2021

Book Review: ‘The Plague Year,' by Lawrence Wright
In "The Plague Year," Lawrence Wright tells the story of the pandemic that upended all of our lives — both the failures to combat it, and the science that saved us.

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Jun 07, 2021

Look Inside Philip Roth's Personal Library
The author of "Goodbye, Columbus" and "The Human Stain" left several thousand books, many of them with notes or letters, to the Newark Public Library. The collection will soon open to the public.

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Jun 06, 2021

How Lin-Manuel Miranda and Friends Made an Old Bookstore New
The century-old Drama Book Shop in Manhattan struggled for years. Then "Hamilton" happened.

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Jun 06, 2021

How Did a Gay Scientist of Jewish Descent Thrive Under the Nazis?
In "Ravenous," Sam Apple tells the story of a researcher who was able to carry out his groundbreaking work on cancer cells even in the middle of World War II.

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Jun 05, 2021

Richard Rubenstein, 97, Dies; Theologian Challenged Ideas of God
A rabbi, educator and author of a landmark book, he asked, "How can Jews believe in an omnipotent, beneficent God after Auschwitz."

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Jun 04, 2021

Friederike Mayröcker, Grande Dame in German Literature, Dies at 96
An Austrian, she was among the most decorated German-language poets of the postwar period, producing a large body of daring work.

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Jun 04, 2021

Reimagining the Aftermath of a Wartime Attack
Francis Spufford talks about "Light Perpetual," and Egill Bjarnason discusses "How Iceland Changed the World."

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Jun 04, 2021

What to Do This Weekend
Swimming pools and summer TV.

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Jun 04, 2021

Battle of the Sexes? For This Voracious Heroine, It's All-Out War.
Lisa Taddeo's first novel, "Animal," tells a relentlessly bleak story of a woman warped by psychic wounds who pursues a life of emotional carnage.

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Jun 04, 2021

Reimagining the Aftermath of a Bomb
Francis Spufford talks about "Light Perpetual," and Egill Bjarnason discusses "How Iceland Changed the World."

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Jun 04, 2021

How to Quiet Your Inner Critic
Grant Snider offers a visual guide to telling that voice inside your head to shut it.

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Jun 04, 2021

Ellen Oh's New Middle Grade Novel Is Not a Fantasy
In "Finding Junie Kim," a third-generation Korean-American girl gathers strength from her grandmother's wartime tales to deal with anti-Asian racism.

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Jun 04, 2021

In ‘Little Birds,' Anaïs Nin Erotica Gets a Revolutionary New Context
Created by the artist Sophia Al-Maria, the new series resituates Nin's erotic short story collection in 1955 Morocco, a year before the country threw off its colonialist yoke.

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Jun 04, 2021

What Happens to Philip Roth's Legacy Now?
His single authorized biography is mired in controversy. Scholars say it shouldn't be the last word, but they are struggling for access to his vast and in some cases inaccessible private archives.

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Jun 04, 2021

Can Travel Be Fun Again?
For many people, after more than a year of the pandemic, travel feels like something to dread. But it can still mean liberation, the author and psychologist argues.

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Jun 04, 2021

Battle of the Sexes? For This Voracious Heroine, It's All-Out War
Lisa Taddeo's first novel, "Animal," tells a relentlessly bleak story of a woman warped by psychic wounds who pursues a life of emotional carnage.

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Jun 04, 2021

Liz Hauck Promised a Warm Meal Every Week. Then She Delivered.
In "Home Made," a writer looks back on the many dinners she cooked and ate with residents of a Boston home for adolescents.

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Jun 04, 2021

New in Paperback: ‘Luster' and ‘Sex and Vanity'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Jun 04, 2021

Was Daniel Patrick Moynihan Right About America? And Other Letters to the Editor
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

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Jun 03, 2021

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

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Jun 03, 2021

Stephen King on Why ‘Lisey's Story' Was One He Had to Adapt Himself
"I've held onto it the way you hold on to something you love," King said about the novel, which has been reimagined as an eight-part series starring Julianne Moore and Clive Owen.

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Jun 03, 2021

Poem: the listening
I do not know anyone who lost a home or feared death as fires blazed in California or Australia. There is not really a name for that ignorance. This poem, though, erases a bit of it.

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Jun 03, 2021

‘Food Is Culture': Alice Waters on the Cookbook That Changed Her Life
"All I wanted to do was live like the French."

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Jun 03, 2021

This Is Your Brain on Edward St. Aubyn
St. Aubyn's new novel, "Double Blind," examines a wide range of scientific thought, with detours into sex, drugs and venture capital.

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Jun 03, 2021

Want the Scoop on Writing and Publishing? Ask Emily Henry.
The best-selling author of "Beach Read" and "People We Meet on Vacation" is generous with her wisdom on Instagram.

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Jun 03, 2021

The Life and Death of Your Jeans
A new book enters that category known as "fashion horror stories." Something to consider before you shop.

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Jun 02, 2021

Opening Up
Welcome, again.

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Jun 02, 2021

Dan Frank, Adventurous Book Editor, Is Dead at 67
As head of Pantheon, he nurtured prize winners and best sellers, rescued Joseph Mitchell from obscurity and helped establish graphic novels as a literary genre.

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Jun 02, 2021

In This Debut Novel, a Chinese American Assassin Roams the West
"The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu," by Tom Lin, is a vengeance quest in an unforgiving landscape during the building of the Transcontinental Railroad.

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Jun 02, 2021

'At Night All Blood Is Black' Wins International Booker Prize
"At Night All Blood Is Black," a novel written by David Diop and translated by Anna Moschovakis, had already received rave reviews.

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Jun 02, 2021

This Coming-of-Age Novel Features a Girl on the Cusp of Manhood
Kyle Lukoff's "Too Bright to See" relates a first-person story of transgender identity.

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Jun 02, 2021

In This Debut Novel, a Chinese-American Assassin Roams the West
"The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu," by Tom Lin, is a vengeance quest in an unforgiving landscape during the building of the Transcontinental Railroad.

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Jun 02, 2021

A New Biography of Kurt Gödel, Whose Brilliant Life Intersected With the Upheavals of the 20th Century
"Journey to the Edge of Reason," by Stephen Budiansky, is an illuminating new biography of the groundbreaking mathematician.

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Jun 01, 2021

Where Oscar Wilde Once Slept (in Prison Garb)
Activists are trying to preserve the prison he was sent to after his conviction for "indecency," saying his life is an important part of Britain's history.

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Jun 01, 2021

A Lucid, Literary Illustration of the Complex, Beautiful Work of Memory
In "A Sense of Self," the psychiatrist Veronica O'Keane flashes narrative skill in exploring the science and mystery of memory.

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Jun 01, 2021

Where Wilde Once Slept (in Prison Garb)
Activists are trying to preserve the prison he was sent to after his conviction for "indecency," saying his life is an important part of Britain's history.

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Jun 01, 2021

Book Review: ‘The Engagement,' by Sasha Issenberg
A detailed history of the fight for same-sex marriage, Sasha Issenberg's "The Engagement" casts fresh light on the role of conservative churches in compelling gay rights activists to embrace the issue as a cause.

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Jun 01, 2021

Book Review: ‘How the Word Is Passed,' by Clint Smith
In "How the Word Is Passed," the poet and journalist Clint Smith visits nine places to assess how we are reckoning with our racial history and its legacy.

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Jun 01, 2021

Book Review: ‘Malibu Rising,' by Taylor Jenkins Reid
In "Malibu Rising," Taylor Jenkins Reid surfs a wave of fame, dysfunction and sibling forbearance.

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Jun 01, 2021

Book Review: ‘Somebody's Daughter,' by Ashley C. Ford
In "Somebody's Daughter," the author learns the father she's barely known is finally coming home, after 25 years in prison.

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Jun 01, 2021

A Book About Absorbing What We Love Until It Transforms Us
"A Ghost in the Throat," by Doireann Ni Ghriofa, is part memoir, part literary investigation of a 250-year-old poem.

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Jun 01, 2021

Three New Memoirs Reveal the ‘Vertigo' of Life in the Diaspora
Reflections on the languages of migration, from Claudio Lomnitz, Michelle Zauner and Quiara Alegría Hudes.

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Jun 01, 2021

New & Noteworthy, From Hidden Treasure to a Relic of Slavery
A selection of recent titles of interest; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

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Jun 01, 2021

8 Comic Books in Honor of Pride
Romance, self-discovery and a celebration of identity: Magic is in the air in these comic books and graphic novels, out now through September.

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Jun 01, 2021

How America Remembers— and Distorts — Its Slavery Past
In "How the Word Is Passed," the poet and journalist Clint Smith visits nine places to assess how we are reckoning with our racial history and its legacy.

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Jun 01, 2021

Pulling Back the Curtain on the Lincolns' Marriage
In "An American Marriage," Michael Burlingame portrays Abraham and Mary as being constantly at each other's throat.

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Jun 01, 2021

Master the Art of the Toast
A new book gives readers a look at how people raise their glasses around the world.

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Jun 01, 2021

In César Aira's World, Life Is a Series of Chance Encounters
"The Divorce," Aira's newly translated novel, presents as many riddles as answers.

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Jun 01, 2021

Kristen Arnett's Latest Subjects Are the Lesbian Parents of an Autistic-Coded Son
In "With Teeth," two moms struggle to keep their marriage — and their neuroatypical child — alive.

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Jun 01, 2021

Michelle Orange Tackles a Writerly Taboo: Her Mother
Few subjects may be as resistant to successful literary examination. But in "Pure Flame" the author, assisted by a literature on feminism and motherhood, brings a cleareyed approach to her relationship with her mother, an ambitious businesswoman.

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Jun 01, 2021

Nicola Yoon's New Book Is a Romance About a Teenager Who Doesn't Believe in Love
In Nicola Yoon's book "Instructions for Dancing," a teenager who doesn't believe in love rediscovers romance through dance classes.

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Jun 01, 2021

Drew Pearson, the Muckraking Journalist With the Bully Pulpit
Donald A. Ritchie's "The Columnist" describes the 37-year career of a journalist who was, in his time, one of the most powerful men in Washington.

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Jun 01, 2021

Book Review: ‘With Teeth,' by Kristen Arnett
In "With Teeth," two moms struggle to keep their marriage — and their neuroatypical child — alive.

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Jun 01, 2021

Breaking Out of Prison With a Ouija Board and Some Clever Tricks
"The Confidence Men," by Margalit Fox, recounts the elaborate true-life saga of two British officers who escaped from an Ottoman prison camp during World War I by brainwashing and manipulating their captors.

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