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Mar 22, 2019

Children's Books: Gorgeous Books to Expand the Youngest Minds
Dreamy marshmallows, rude animals, a portal to a mirror world and more fill the latest crop of picture books.

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Mar 22, 2019

New in Paperback: ‘Heavy,' ‘Do This for Me'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Mar 21, 2019

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

New York Times Books
Mar 21, 2019

Reconsiderations: From Dresden on the 50th Anniversary of ‘Slaughterhouse-Five'
When Kurt Vonnegut was at work on his hugely influential antiwar novel, "he was writing to save his own life," his daughter said.

New York Times Books
Mar 21, 2019

Fiction: Using Fiction to Show How Self-Control Becomes Self-Destructive
In their debut novels, Yara Zgheib and Anissa Gray explore the harrowing experience of female eating disorders.

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Mar 21, 2019

El Espace: How Will Netflix Do Justice to ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude'?
One Colombian writer reflects on what the adaptation of Gabriel García Márquez's masterpiece means for her culture and people.

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Mar 21, 2019

Fiction: Lawrence Ferlinghetti Celebrates His 100th Birthday With a Novel
"Little Boy" recounts his life story in a free association of flashes and arias, of high and low culture — the verbal riffs of a good talker.

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Mar 21, 2019

Nonfiction: To Nosh or Not to Nosh: An Immigrant's Dilemma
In Boris Fishman's memoir, "Savage Feast," mealtime is when all the rich and roiling contradictions of his Eastern European Jewish family come into play.

New York Times Books
Mar 21, 2019

By the Book: Laila Lalami: By the Book
The author, most recently, of the novel "The Other Americans" first read Zora Neale Hurston five years ago: "I was knocked out by her eye for detail."

New York Times Books
Mar 20, 2019

Books of The Times: A Poet Remembers Her Impulsive Trip Into a Civil War
In her new memoir, Carolyn Forché tells the story of how a stranger's suggestion that she visit El Salvador in the late 1970s changed the course of her art and her life.

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Mar 20, 2019

A Comic Book Publisher Creates Its Own Origin Story
A new publisher, AWA, will have a connected superhero universe as well as stand-alone comics.

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Mar 20, 2019

Fiction: An Arab-American Poet Asks What It Means to Belong to Two Cultures, or None
In her debut collection, "Invasive Species," the Egyptian immigrant Marwa Helal plumbs the complications of nationhood and inclusion.

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Mar 20, 2019

Nonfiction: A Memoir of Black Life in the ‘Other America'
In "Survival Math," Mitchell S. Jackson tells his family story of living in Oregon and reckons with the interplay of racism and patriarchy in his own life.

New York Times Books
Mar 20, 2019

At War: Why Tim O'Brien Agreed to Write for ‘This Is Us'
The acclaimed author of "The Things They Carried" talked to The Times about writing for Season 3 and how an all-volunteer military force changed the public's perception of war.

New York Times Books
Mar 19, 2019

Rachel Ingalls, 78, Rediscovered Author of ‘Mrs. Caliban,' Dies
Her 1982 tale of a lonely woman who falls in love with a sea creature had a revival, dovetailing with the release of the 2017 film "The Shape of Water."

New York Times Books
Mar 19, 2019

Rachel Ingalls, Rediscovered Author of ‘Mrs. Caliban,' Dies at 78
Her 1982 tale of a lonely woman who falls in love with a sea creature had a revival, dovetailing with the release of the 2017 film "The Shape of Water."

New York Times Books
Mar 19, 2019

Books of The Times: A Writer Gets Candid About Marriage and Humiliation in ‘The Trouble With Men'
David Shields describes his new book as "a short, intensive immersion into the perils, limits and possibilities of human intimacy."

New York Times Books
Mar 19, 2019

Fiction: A Cosmic Being Dies in Yoga Class. Then Things Get Really Weird.
Kathryn Davis's novel "The Silk Road" is full of provocative mysteries: Are its characters many or one? Where are they going? Have they witnessed a murder?

New York Times Books
Mar 19, 2019

What I Love: A Cliché Harlan Coben Couldn't Resist
For the best-selling author of thrillers, buying a spooky old Victorian seemed a little too on the nose. But he did it anyway.

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Mar 19, 2019

Nonfiction: The Complex Literary Friendship Between Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston
In "Zora and Langston," Yuval Taylor revisits the relationship that laid much of the groundwork for black American literature in the 20th century.

New York Times Books
Mar 18, 2019

Front Burner: Savory, Sweet and Everything In-Between
A new book gives an alphabetical rundown, with recipes, of the foods most beloved by Jewish-Americans.

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Mar 18, 2019

Books of The Times: ‘Lot' Offers a Fictional Look at a Vibrant, Polyglot American City
Bryan Washington's first collection of stories revolve around characters in Houston, particularly one teenage boy discovering his sexuality.

New York Times Books
Mar 18, 2019

Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes: What to Read, Watch and Listen To
Alex Gibney's new HBO documentary "The Inventor" is only the latest retelling of the Silicon Valley fraud that captivated the public imagination.

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Mar 18, 2019

Fiction: A Road-Paving Job Takes On a Sinister Allure in Dave Eggers's New Novel
The author's eighth novel, "The Parade," is a parable-like story featuring two unnamed men on assignment in an unnamed country in the wake of a civil war.

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Mar 18, 2019

The Best Cookbooks for Kids
Books that will inspire children to get into the kitchen and cook.

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Mar 18, 2019

Nonfiction: The ‘Enigma' Who Is the Chief Justice of the United States
Joan Biskupic's "The Chief" examines John Roberts's life and his career on the Supreme Court.

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Mar 18, 2019

Carefully Smash the Patriarchy
Carol Gilligan, author of the feminist classic "A Different Voice," reminds us that we're all humans.

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Mar 18, 2019

Nonfiction: An Intimate Portrait of Sandra Day O'Connor, First Woman on the Supreme Court
"First: Sandra Day O'Connor," by Evan Thomas, is a richly detailed life of the pathbreaking justice.

New York Times Books
Mar 17, 2019

At a Rare Book Fair, the Prices Are Steep but the Lore Is Free
A tour of the recent annual installment of the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair.

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Mar 16, 2019

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, 90, ‘Nate the Great' Author, Dies
Her detective hero, who loved pancakes and his dog, Sludge, helped children learn how to read — and how to sleuth.

New York Times Books
Mar 15, 2019

Edith Iglauer, Journalist and Bard of Canada, Dies at 101
Ms. Iglauer, an American, came to Canada to portray it for the rest of the world. But she made it her home and wrote with an insider's perspective.

New York Times Books
Mar 15, 2019

W.S. Merwin, Poet of Life's Damnable Evanescence, Dies at 91
Mr. Merwin, one of the world's most decorated poets, sang of silence and nature with an oracular voice. Later in life he became an ardent conservationist.

New York Times Books
Mar 15, 2019

W.S. Merwin, Poet of Life's Evanescence, Dies at 91
Mr. Merwin, one of the world's most decorated poets, sang of silence and nature with an oracular voice. Later in life he became an ardent conservationist.

New York Times Books
Mar 15, 2019

Al Silverman, Writer Behind ‘Brian's Song,' Is Dead at 92
Mr. Silverman collaborated with Gale Sayers on his memoir, a chapter of which was later adapted into one of the most popular TV movies of all time.

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Mar 15, 2019

The Book Review Podcast: Isaac Mizrahi on His New Memoir
The fashion designer discusses "I.M.," and David McCraw talks about "Truth in Our Times."

New York Times Books
Mar 15, 2019

Getting In: 7 Books That Expose College Admissions Mania
If the recent cheating scandal makes you want to read more about the college application process, here's a place to start.

New York Times Books
Mar 15, 2019

From Our Archives: Revisiting the Shaker Community in Michael Downing's "Perfect Agreement"
In his 1997 book "Perfect Agreement," Downing mixes the academic world with the people and values of the last Shaker families in America.

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Mar 15, 2019

Nonfiction: The Bizarre Lives of Rome's Emperors
Barry Strauss's "Ten Caesars" is a quick romp through the strange lives of several Roman rulers.

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Mar 15, 2019

Nonfiction: When America's Love of the Open Frontier Hit a Wall
In "The End of the Myth" Greg Grandin explores our love of the boundless West as it evolved over the 19th century and into the 20th — and why it was a mirage.

New York Times Books
Mar 15, 2019

Fiction: In Two New Novels, the Trouble Is Academic — and All Too Real
"Still in Love" and "Such Good Work" revisit the lessons and trials of the classroom.

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Mar 15, 2019

At War: When It Comes to Bowe Bergdahl, ‘We All Really Failed'
Matt Farwell, an Army veteran and author of "American Cipher," has a lot to say about the war in Afghanistan and the way the country treated Bergdahl.

New York Times Books
Mar 15, 2019

Children's Books: Picture Book Biographies of Women Who Made History
For Women's History Month — and all year long — these chronicles of the lives of Pura Belpré, Wilma Mankiller, Leonora Carrington and Anna Atkins are needed reminders of women's achievements.

New York Times Books
Mar 15, 2019

Sunday Routine: How Andrew Rannells, Actor, Spends His Sundays
If/when he manages to separate from his group of friends, Mr. Rannells will take a Swiffer to his floors, attempt to work out, or listen to a podcast.

New York Times Books
Mar 15, 2019

New in Paperback: ‘See What Can Be Done,' ‘The Gunners'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Mar 15, 2019

The Shortlist: Group Biographies Give Trailblazing Historical Women Their Due
From George Eliot and Mary Shelley to Joan of Arc and Coco Chanel, female icons from centuries past take the spotlight in three new books.

New York Times Books
Mar 15, 2019

Crime: Going Rogue With Marilyn Stasio
This week's Crime column features novels about bad-boy cops and suburban serial killers, then offers an escape to scenic Provence.

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Mar 15, 2019

Fiction: A 1970s Japanese Novel Leading the Way to Ferrante
Written four decades ago, Yuko Tsushima's novel "Territory of Light" tells of a woman in Tokyo coping with the dissolution of her marriage.

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Mar 15, 2019

Inside the List: The Toughest Part About Writing a Rock Novel? The Lyrics
Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of "Daisy Jones & The Six" — about the breakup of an iconic 1970s band — admits that she struggled with songwriting.

New York Times Books
Mar 15, 2019

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

New York Times Books
Mar 14, 2019

BOOKS ETC.: Roz Chast and Patricia Marx Mine the Mother Lode
The longtime friends on their new book, the pleasures — and perils — of childhood, and the remarkable success of their indie uke band.

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Mar 14, 2019

Editors' Choice: 7 New Books We Recommend This Week
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

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Mar 14, 2019

Rites of Passage: Call Me Cozy
As I struggle with chronic pain, cozy for me is less hygge and more my ex-boyfriend's mother, nurses with juice and weird, sandy doughnuts.

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Mar 14, 2019

Essay: What Do the Make-Believe Bureaucracies of Sci-Fi Novels Say About Us?
Writers of speculative fiction routinely invent rules and regulations as part of their novels' worlds. These laws tell us more about our own politics than you might think.

New York Times Books
Mar 14, 2019

Getting In: 8 Books That Expose College Admissions Mania
If the recent cheating scandal makes you want to read more about the college application process, here's a place to start.

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Mar 14, 2019

The Bittersweet Afterlife of ‘Be More Chill'
Thanks to a viral musical that just opened on Broadway, Ned Vizzini's 2004 novel is reaching a big new audience, five years after he killed himself.

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Mar 14, 2019

What Do Womxn Want?
Maybe not to have the word "man" in their word anymore!

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Mar 14, 2019

Fiction: Greece's Fear and Yearning Crystallized in Fiction
"Good Will Come From the Sea," a story collection by Christos Ikonomou, captures the desperation of his country's citizens in the wake of economic devastation.

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Mar 14, 2019

By the Book: By the Book: Laurie Halse Anderson
The author, most recently, of the memoir "Shout" doesn't shun any genres: "That's like avoiding colors or parts of the flavor spectrum. I want all kinds of stories on my plate."

New York Times Books
Mar 14, 2019

Paul Gilroy, Scholar of the Black Atlantic, Wins Holberg Prize
The prize committee called Mr. Gilroy, 63, "one of the most challenging and inventive figures in contemporary scholarship."

New York Times Books
Mar 13, 2019

Getting In: Books That Expose College Admissions Mania
If the recent cheating scandal makes you want to read more about the college application process, here's a place to start.

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Mar 13, 2019

Books of The Times: An Enthralling New Look at the Mystery of Lizzie Borden
Cara Robertson's "The Trial of Lizzie Borden" is a fresh telling of the Gilded Age murder case that captured worldwide attention and continues to exert a dark fascination.

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Mar 13, 2019

Nonfiction: Isaac Mizrahi Found Freedom Through Fashion
In his memoir, "I.M.," the designer recalls his climb from Brooklyn misfit to American design icon.

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Mar 13, 2019

Celebrate Women's History Month With the Book Review
Joan Didion. Rebecca Traister. Toni Morrison. And more. Throughout March, we'll be sharing new essays and reviews, and resurfacing classics from some of our favorite writers.

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Mar 13, 2019

Nonfiction: Maria Popova Weaves Together Stories of Human Ingenuity
In "Figuring," Popova roams over 400 years of science and poetry, highlighting women who have added to the history of creativity and invention.

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Mar 12, 2019

Comic Book With Jesus as a Character Finds a New Publisher
The satirical Second Coming series will be published by AHOY Comics. It was canceled last month by DC Comics after critics called it blasphemous.

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Mar 12, 2019

Comic Book With Jesus as a Character Finds aNew Publisher
The satirical Second Coming series will be published by AHOY Comics. It was canceled last month by DC Comics after critics called it blasphemous.

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Mar 12, 2019

Nonfiction: Remembering a Woman Who Was a Leader of the French Resistance
Lynne Olson's "Madame Fourcade's Secret War" tells of a woman who led the fight against the Nazis while combating sexism among her colleagues.

New York Times Books
Mar 12, 2019

Comic Book With Jesus as a Character Finds New Publisher
The satirical Second Coming series will be published by AHOY Comics. It was canceled last month by DC Comics after critics called it blasphemous.

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Mar 12, 2019

John Richardson, Art Historian and Picasso Biographer, Is Dead at 95
A protean citizen of the art world — artist, curator, dealer, collector and more — he wrote a monumental four-volume life of a 20th-century giant.

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Mar 12, 2019

Books of The Times: Andrea Dworkin, a Startling and Ruthless Feminist Whose Work Is Back in the Spotlight
"Last Days at Hot Slit," edited by Johanna Fateman and Amy Scholder, collects work by the radical feminist who said her writing had to be "bolder and stronger than woman-hating itself."

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Mar 12, 2019

The No-Nonsense Gospel of Rachel Hollis
The best-selling author of "Girl, Wash Your Face" already has millions of followers, but she's not done spreading the word.

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Mar 12, 2019

New & Noteworthy
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

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Mar 12, 2019

Essay: When Science Fiction Comes True
Sci-fi writers gave us satellite communication, army tanks, tablets, CCTV and the internet — before these things existed in real life. What explains their powers of foresight?

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Mar 11, 2019

Fiction: Stories of the Muslim Immigrant Experience, From a Sudanese Writer Now Living in Scotland
Leila Aboulela's collection "Elsewhere, Home" gathers perspectives from Aberdeen to Cairo in a much-needed nod to the universality of the human condition.

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Mar 11, 2019

Fiction: Leila Aboulela's American Debut Collects Stories of the Muslim Immigrant Experience
"Elsewhere, Home" gathers perspectives from Aberdeen to Cairo in a much-needed nod to the universality of the human condition.

New York Times Books
Mar 11, 2019

Books of The Times: An Operatic Italian Classic Gets a Fresh Translation
Elsa Morante's "Arturo's Island," about a boy's coming-of-age in the years before World War II, has been newly translated by Ann Goldstein, who brought Elena Ferrante's novels into English.

New York Times Books
Mar 11, 2019

Paper chase: Oops! Famously Scathing Reviews of Classic Books From The Times's Archive
We called "Sister Carrie" a book "one can get along very well without reading," dismissed "Lolita" as "dull, dull, dull," and had nothing nice to say about "Howards End."

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Mar 11, 2019

Front Burner: Plan a Trip to the Distilleries and Pubs of Ireland
The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog has a new guidebook that will walk you through the best drinking spots on the Emerald Isle.

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Mar 11, 2019

Neil Lane Doesn't Watch ‘The Bachelor'
Maybe that's why he believes in love.

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Mar 11, 2019

Nonfiction: The Truth Is Hard. But for a New York Times Lawyer, Defending It Is Fun.
In his review, Preet Bharara calls David McCraw's "Truth in Our Times" a behind-the-scenes look at the newspaper's legal battles with the Trump administration and others.

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Mar 11, 2019

Listen to T.S. Eliot Reflect on Poetry
The 92nd Street Y has released a 1950 recording in which the poet talks about live vs. recorded readings and how to pace a public performance.

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Mar 11, 2019

Books News: Scholar of the Marshall Plan Wins American History Book Prize
Benn Steil's "The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War" has won the New-York Historical Society's prize for the best work of American history.

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Mar 11, 2019

She Invented a Board Game With Scientific Integrity. It's Taking Off.
How Elizabeth Hargrave turned a passion for ornithology and spreadsheets into a popular game about birds.

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Mar 11, 2019

Footsteps: Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Enduring San Francisco
The writer and bookstore founder's upcoming 100th birthday is the perfect reason to take a tour of old-school San Francisco, with an emphasis on the Beats' legacy.

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Mar 11, 2019

Nonfiction: A New York Times Lawyer Looks Back at His Most Memorable Cases
David McCraw's "Truth in Our Times" is a behind-the-scenes report on one newspaper's legal battles with the Trump administration and others.

New York Times Books
Mar 11, 2019

Russia Dispatch: Turgenev Dissed Russia but Is Still Lionized as Literary Star by Touchy Kremlin
The Russian government celebrates the writer Ivan Turgenev even though it scorns many of his negative views of his homeland and his embrace of Western, liberal values.

New York Times Books
Mar 10, 2019

David Rogers, 88, Took on New York's School Board
His condemnation of the educational bureaucracy, in a book published during a dispute over decentralization in 1968, fueled the movement that led to mayoral control.

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Mar 10, 2019

Fiction: A Writer Who Finds Grace Beneath the Violence in His Stories
David Means's latest collection, "Instructions for a Funeral," is filled with adulterers and criminals, railroad bums and wharf rats and other castaways.

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Mar 10, 2019

The Week in Books
African-American lives in the city, a fictional 1970s rock band, an exhibition of tiny books, a memoir of solitary confinement and more.

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Mar 09, 2019

Nonfiction: A Pakistani-Indian Journalist Attempts to Rediscover His Roots
In "The Twice-Born: Life and Death on the Ganges," Aatish Taseer mourns the politicization of traditional Hindu values and the rise of religious bigotry.

New York Times Books
Mar 09, 2019

Oops! Famously Scathing Reviews of Classic Books From The Times's Archive
We called "Sister Carrie" a book "one can get along very well without reading," dismissed "Lolita" as "dull, dull, dull," and had nothing nice to say about "Howards End."

New York Times Books
Mar 08, 2019

Gillian Freeman, ‘Groundbreaking' Novelist on a Gay Theme, Dies at 89
She drew notice for a story of a gay attraction that threatens a marriage and a fictional diary of a woman in Nazi Germany that some took to be true.

New York Times Books
Mar 08, 2019

Gillian Freeman, Groundbreaking Novelist on a Gay Theme, Dies at 89
She drew notice for a story of a gay attraction that threatens a marriage and a fictional diary of a woman in Nazi Germany that some took to be true.

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Mar 08, 2019

David Rogers, Who Took on New York's School Board, Dies at 88
His condemnation of the educational bureaucracy, in a book published during a dispute over decentralization in 1968, fueled the movement that led to mayoral control.

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Mar 08, 2019

Fiction: A First Novel Explores Zimbabwe's Troubled History
Novuyo Rosa Tshuma's "House of Stone" uses a young man's search for his personal ancestry as a way of unearthing hidden aspects of his country's violent past.

New York Times Books
Mar 08, 2019

The Book Review Podcast: A Violent Summer in Chicago
Alex Kotlowitz discusses "An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago," and John Lanchester talks about his new novel, "The Wall."

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Mar 08, 2019

George Stade, Scholar-Novelist Partial to the Popular, Dies at 85
While teaching Joyce and Faulkner (and also Stephen King and Dashiell Hammett), he published "Confessions of a Lady-Killer," drawing feminist scorn.

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Mar 08, 2019

‘Mockingbird' Play Publisher Demands $500,000 From Harper Lee Estate
A filing seeking arbitration says the estate allowed eight theaters around the United States to stage "To Kill a Mockingbird," then flip-flopped at the last minute.

New York Times Books
Mar 08, 2019

Essay: Is Satire Possible in the Age of Trump?
Parodies of the president proliferate in books and on TV. But how do you ridicule a man who seems to have mastered the strategies of those who would hold him to account through humor?

New York Times Books
Mar 08, 2019

Sketchbook | Graphic Review: The Enduring Power of ‘Tuck Everlasting'
The artist Tillie Walden pays graphic homage to the classic children's book.

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