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Dec 06, 2019

The Life of Mike Nichols
Ash Carter and Sam Kashner discuss their new oral history of the director, and Alexandra Jacobs talks about her biography of Elaine Stritch.

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Dec 06, 2019

A ‘Crisis' Brings Together Many DC Comics Heroes
A five-part crossover story, premiering Sunday on CW, will include some unexpected characters.

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Dec 06, 2019

‘I'm a Business, Man'
Michael Eric Dyson's book, "Jay-Z: Made in America" is new on the nonfiction list this week.

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Dec 06, 2019

Stevie Ray Vaughan Remembered by Those Who Knew Him Best
For "Texas Flood," their oral history of the legendary blues guitarist, Alan Paul and Andy Aledort talked to his family, bandmates and crew.

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Dec 06, 2019

John Mulaney's Comic Stew: Sondheim, ‘Drag Race' and Spalding Gray
The comedian, who has a special for kids coming to Netflix, talks about the theater, movies and writing that have shaped his work.

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Dec 06, 2019

Don't Forget to Bring a Book!
An artist reimagines the season's favorites.

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Dec 06, 2019

New in Paperback: ‘Presidents of War' and ‘Solitary'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Dec 06, 2019

Rereading Jean Rhys and Re-evaluating Margaret Thatcher
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

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Dec 05, 2019

Times Critics' Top Art Books of 2019
The Times's art critics select 26 of their favorite art books and books related to art of the year.

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Dec 05, 2019

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

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Dec 05, 2019

Howard Cruse Dies at 75; His Cartoons Explored Gay Life
He described his experiences as a gay man in a comic strip and an acclaimed semi-autobiographical graphic novel, influencing many other cartoonists.

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Dec 05, 2019

The Stories Behind American Heroes, Made Accessible to Kids
Picture book biographies of Thurgood Marshall, Katherine Johnson, Jimmy Carter and more introduce people who just kept going, until they changed the world.

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Dec 05, 2019

Times Critics' Top Books of 2019
The Times's staff critics give their choices of the best fiction and nonfiction works of the year.

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Dec 05, 2019

Poem: Mother Going Gone
In a rush of breath and syllables, someone lives and departs, is gone without being gone.

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Dec 05, 2019

The Best Crime Novels of the Year
Marilyn Stasio's 2019 top 10 list includes a gruesome Danish serial-killer thriller, a missing-persons caper and a murder mystery set in the video-gaming world.

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Dec 05, 2019

Edelweiss, Edelweiss? Julie Andrews Loves Reading About 18th-Century Plant Hunters
"I'm fascinated by stories of how the various plant specimens we take for granted today were originally discovered," says the actor, whose latest book is "Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years."

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Dec 05, 2019

‘The Man Without Qualities' Acquires a New Volume
Combining material from Robert Musil's great unfinished novel and from his archives, "Agathe, or the Forgotten Sister" focuses on the twinlike siblings at the book's heart.

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Dec 05, 2019

Times Critics Discuss Their Year in Books, From New Talents to Old Favorites
The Times's staff critics talk with each other about the reading they did in 2019, on and off the job.

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Dec 04, 2019

Howard Cruse, Whose Cartoons Explored Gay Life, Dies at 75
He described his experiences as a gay man in a comic strip and an acclaimed semi-autobiographical graphic novel, influencing many other cartoonists.

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Dec 04, 2019

‘The Crying Book' Follows the Many Tracks of Our Tears
Heather Christle's peculiar and indelible book bounces between observations about the causes and uses of the tears we shed.

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Dec 04, 2019

Once Upon a Time in Ireland
Niall Williams's novel "This Is Happiness" takes readers to a remote rural village, a "forgotten elsewhere" that's on the brink of great change.

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Dec 03, 2019

How Chinese Sci-Fi Conquered America
The translator Ken Liu has done more than anyone to bridge the gap between Chinese science fiction and American readers.

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Dec 03, 2019

‘The Dolphin Letters' Shine Light on a Famous Marital and Literary Scandal
This collection, edited by Saskia Hamilton, collects correspondence from the writers Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell and their friends after Lowell had suddenly left Hardwick and the couple's teenage daughter.

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Dec 03, 2019

An Argument That Lyndon Johnson's Great Society Wasn't So Great
Amity Shlaes's "Great Society: A New History" claims that liberals hurt the very people they are trying to help.

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Dec 03, 2019

The Pioneering Bella Abzug
Leandra Ruth Zarnow's "Battling Bella" presents an outspoken Bella Abzug who has something to say for our own time.

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Dec 03, 2019

These Are the Best Baking Cookbooks of 2019
A mix of sophisticated flavors and exacting techniques sets these six dessert-focused books apart.

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Dec 03, 2019

Why Is Chinese Sci-Fi Everywhere Now? Ken Liu Knows
The Massachusetts-based translator has done more than anyone to bridge the gap between Chinese science fiction and American readers.

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Dec 03, 2019

‘Annihilation' Author Jeff VanderMeer Delivers Fresh Horrors
His new novel, "Dead Astronauts," is a phantasmagoric pastiche set in a post-climate-change future.

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Dec 03, 2019

On Loony Island, a Malignant Priest Strips Mental Patients of Free Will
A.R. Moxon's debut novel, "The Revisionaries," reimagines the prison-industrial complex as a corrupt theocracy.

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Dec 03, 2019

New & Noteworthy Audiobooks, From Bob Dylan to Greta Thunberg
A selection of recent audiobooks of note; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

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Dec 03, 2019

A Not-So-Cold Case in Not-So-Frigid Iceland
In Olaf Olafsson's novel "The Sacrament," a nun's investigation of abuse allegations rekindles troubling memories from her own past.

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Dec 03, 2019

Brian Doyle Noticed the Little Things. His Book Reminds Us We Should Too.
"One Long River of Song" celebrates nature, family, music and life.

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Dec 03, 2019

The Arbiter of Aristocracy: And No, It's Not Downton's Dowager
Laura Thompson's "Life in a Cold Climate" documents the upper-class fiction and fixations of Nancy Mitford, known for her pronouncements on what was de rigueur.

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Dec 03, 2019

Let Us Now Praise Mike Nichols
John Simon reviews "Life Isn't Everything: Mike Nichols, as Remembered by 150 of His Closest Friends," an oral history by Ash Carter and Sam Kashner.

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Dec 03, 2019

If Nietzsche Were in High School
Lars Iyer's new novel, "Nietzsche and the Burbs," imagines the German philosopher as a contemporary British adolescent.

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Dec 02, 2019

The 25 Best Children's Books of 2019
The most notable picture books, middle grade and young adult books of the year, selected by The Times's children's books editor.

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Dec 02, 2019

Clive James Dies at 80; Literary Critic Took His Wit to TV
A transplanted Australian, he had a zest for the knockout punch as he sparred with all things cultural, creating a pungent comic persona on British television.

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Dec 02, 2019

Robert K. Massie, Narrator of Russian History, Is Dead at 90
Mr. Massie wrote readable and respected biographies of Russian royals, including "Nicholas and Alexandra," which became a movie.

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Dec 02, 2019

Ralph Ellison's Letters Offer the Pleasures of Big Ideas and Everyday Life
"The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison" brood on identity, alienation and the political responsibilities of the artist, but are also full of vital everyday experience.

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Dec 02, 2019

Dissecting Brett Kavanaugh's ‘Supreme Ambition'
In her impressively reported new account, Ruth Marcus unpacks the political maneuvering behind the justice's ascent to the Supreme Court.

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Dec 02, 2019

6 Takeaways From Melania Trump's Unauthorized Biography
"Free, Melania" gets into the first lady's relationship with Ivanka, "Be Best" and that "I really don't care" jacket.

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Dec 02, 2019

Map Quests
Stunning new atlases take you back to the worlds of 19th-century explorers, early aviators and turn-of-the-century London, and into a future of rising seas.

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Dec 02, 2019

‘Free, Melania': 6 Takeaways
A new unauthorized biography of Melania Trump gets into the first lady's relationship with Ivanka, "Be Best" and that "I really don't care" jacket.

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Nov 30, 2019

Latin Dictionary's Journey: A to Zythum in 125 Years (and Counting)
Researchers in Germany have been working on the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae since the 1890s. They hope to finish in 2050, but that might be optimistic.

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Nov 29, 2019

Not Lost in Translation: Provocative Foreign Fiction
Writers cast light on other countries' shadows: from a sinister factory in Japan to a secret-filled Yugoslav town to a prisonlike kitchen in the south of India.

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Nov 28, 2019

Diablo Cody's Week: ‘I'm a Phone Addict'
The Oscar-winning screenwriter and first-time Broadway librettist shares what she watched, read and listened to in a week.

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Nov 28, 2019

Donald Trump Jr., Debut Author, Sees Sales Bolstered by G.O.P. Allies
Orders from the Republican Party and other conservative groups helped push Mr. Trump's best-selling book, records show.

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Nov 27, 2019

Welcome to Story Times
Need recommendations for children's books? You've come to the right place.

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Nov 27, 2019

Marilyn Yalom, Feminist Author and Historian, Is Dead at 87
In books about the history of wives, the history of the breast and other subjects, she examined how cultural forces led over time to feminist thinking.

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Nov 27, 2019

Tommy Pico's ‘Feed': A Book-Length Meditation on Modern Appetites
Pico's latest volume concludes what he has described as a four-book project about pretty much everything, mixing verse and prose, diary, comedy and accusation.

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Nov 27, 2019

Clive James Dies at 80; Literary Critic Took His Wit to TV
A transplanted Australian, he had a zest for the knockout punch as he sparred with all things cultural, creating a pungent comic persona on British television.

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Nov 27, 2019

Brain Trust
A writer and illustrator remembers a kind doctor who influenced her career.

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Nov 27, 2019

Tomi Adeyemi Hates Assigned Reading
"The vast majority of American classics were ruined for me because schools made me read them too young," says the Y.A. fantasy novelist, whose new book is "Children of Virtue and Vengeance."

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Nov 27, 2019

Clive James, a Tireless Polymath Who Led With His Wit
James, who died on Sunday at 80, was an endlessly quotable poet, memoirist, novelist and critic — among other things.

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Nov 27, 2019

Beethoven Was the Johnny Rotten of His Day
In "Music: A Subversive History," the jazz critic and author Ted Gioia tells the story of music as one of radical nonconformists overturning convention.

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Nov 27, 2019

‘A Warning,' by Anonymous, Cracks the Best-Seller List
The White House memoir, written by someone identified only as "a senior Trump administration official," vaults to the No. 1 spot, moving "Triggered" to No. 2.

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Nov 27, 2019

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

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Nov 27, 2019

8 Great (and Short) Books for Brand-New Readers
Once children start reading independently, the right short books will help them practice reading while keeping them entertained.

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Nov 27, 2019

7 Great Books for (and About) Babies
Babies love books — like these — that show them their own world.

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Nov 27, 2019

9 Great Bedtime Books for Preschoolers
These choices are outstanding read-alouds any time of day, but they will seem especially magical as you're winding down at night.

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Nov 27, 2019

9 Books to Watch For in December
A dive into Brett Kavanaugh's ascent to the Supreme Court, Jeff VanderMeer's new eco-horror novel, Ralph Ellison's letters and more.

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Nov 27, 2019

New in Paperback: ‘The Parisian' and ‘Black Moses'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Nov 27, 2019

Is There a Double Standard for Survivors of Boko Haram?
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

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Nov 27, 2019

7 Great Fantasy Novels for Teenagers
Sometimes teenage life is all too real. These books will lift your favorite teenager — or you — into a spellbinding new realm.

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Nov 27, 2019

7 Great Shorter Stories for the Elementary School Years
When you need a book that's high in quality but low in page count, try these standouts.

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Nov 27, 2019

The Best Wine Books Are Not Always About Wine
The top picks from 2019 include volumes on cider that have a lot to teach wine lovers, along with stories about sommeliers and essential new texts.

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Nov 27, 2019

8 Great Bedtime Books for Babies and Toddlers
My top picks have knockout art and stories that will help your little one settle in for the night.

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Nov 27, 2019

Enticing Books for Every Kid This Holiday Season
Mind-boggling pop-ups, a "Tintin" collection, a deluxe "Alice in Wonderland" and more gift-worthy children's books that pack a visual punch.

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Nov 27, 2019

Investigating a Famous Study About the Line Between Sanity and Madness
In "The Great Pretender," Susannah Cahalan finds a mystery when she revisits an influential 1973 paper that upended the field of psychiatry.

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Nov 26, 2019

Dorothy Seymour Mills, Uncredited Baseball Historian, Dies at 91
She collaborated with her first husband on an acclaimed three-volume history of the game. But it took 50 years for her contribution to be fully acknowledged.

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Nov 26, 2019

Jean Stafford's Novels Frankly Survey the Kingdom of Childhood
The Library of America has reissued Stafford's three novels, which offer a richly written and unblinking look at the darker aspects of being young, in one volume.

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Nov 26, 2019

Talking About the 10 Best Books of 2019
On a special episode of the podcast, taped live, editors from The New York Times Book Review discuss this year's outstanding fiction and nonfiction.

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Nov 26, 2019

‘Tiny Love: The Complete Stories,' by Larry Brown: An Excerpt
An excerpt from "Tiny Love: The Complete Stories," by Larry Brown

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Nov 26, 2019

‘The Cartiers: The Untold Story Behind the Jewelry Empire,' by Francesca Cartier Brickell: An Excerpt
An excerpt from "The Cartiers: The Untold Story Behind the Jewelry Empire," by Francesca Cartier Brickell

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Nov 26, 2019

Southern Scamps and Scoundrels in the Fiction of Larry Brown
"Tiny Love: The Complete Stories of Larry Brown" collects tales of hardscrabble lives, as captured by the Mississippi writer who died in 2004, at the age of 53.

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Nov 26, 2019

The Real Janis Joplin
Holly George-Warren's "Janis: Her Life and Music" shows us the person behind the pop idol.

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Nov 26, 2019

Who's More Qualified to Write About Death Than a Funeral Director Poet?
Thomas Lynch's new essay collection, "The Depositions," should be required reading for anyone who is going to die someday.

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Nov 26, 2019

Can't Afford a Shopping Spree At Cartier? This Book Is the Next Best Thing
Francesca Cartier Brickell gives jewelry enthusiasts a peek into her family's diamond-encrusted past.

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Nov 26, 2019

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

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Nov 26, 2019

N.Y. Public Library Selects 10 Best Books for Children en Español
The list includes a mix of books written originally in Spanish and in translation.

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Nov 26, 2019

Poem: Self-Portrait of Librarian With T.S. Eliot's Papers
This poem that sees libraries as evocative troves of imagery: histories, card catalogs, classifications.

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Nov 25, 2019

In ‘Labyrinth,' a Musician With Amnesia Loses Life's Rhythm
Burhan Sonmez's new novel asks big questions about individuals and societies: What makes us who we are? And if we can't remember our past, does it still belong to us?

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Nov 25, 2019

Dreaming Up Disneyland
In "Disney's Land," Richard Snow explains how Walt Disney turned 240 acres of orange groves into the iconic California theme park.

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Nov 25, 2019

Dreading Thanksgiving? Pack One of These Books for Moral Support
Sometimes we read for escape. Sometimes we read to be reminded of the obvious: Things could be worse.

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Nov 25, 2019

From the Highest Heights to the Lowest Depths, in Photographs
François Lebeau's "Climbing Rock" and Christian Vizl's "Silent Kingdom" reveal the sublime edges of the earth.

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Nov 24, 2019

Women Writers Give Voice to Their Rage
A raft of books, both fiction and nonfiction, examined women's anger from personal and political angles — and suggested that the fire is just getting started.

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Nov 23, 2019

In the Jersey Suburbs, a Bookstore Whose Vibe Is Pure Narnia
Montclair Book Center is 9,000 square feet of nooks, alcoves, labyrinths and warrens. "It's like a time machine," one customer says.

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Nov 23, 2019

Can Fan Fiction Bridge the Partisan Divide?
Literary revisions may help us empathize with political figures across party lines.

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Nov 22, 2019

The Authorized Life of the Iron Lady
Charles Moore discusses the final volume of his biography of Margaret Thatcher, and Adrienne Brodeur talks about her memoir, "Wild Game."

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Nov 22, 2019

Kids Have Questions. These Picture Books Have Answers.
New books from Isabelle Arsenault, Grant Snider and more speak to children's curiosity about everything from the color of nighttime to difficult stuff in the news.

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Nov 22, 2019

The Martians Are Coming!
‘The War of the Worlds' has been a novel and a radio broadcast. Now, an artist reimagines H.G. Wells's extraterrestrial tale in graphic form.

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Nov 22, 2019

Eight Audiobook Classics Written, and Narrated, by Women
Contemporary recordings breathe new life into such books as "To the Lighthouse," "Jane Eyre" and "The Handmaid's Tale."

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Nov 22, 2019

The 10 Best Books of 2019
The editors of The Times Book Review choose the best fiction and nonfiction titles this year.

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Nov 22, 2019

Charlotte Brontë and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Before the World Knew Them
New graphic biographies of the novelist and the Supreme Court justice show the determined paths they followed, from quietly rebellious girlhoods to full-on iconhood.

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Nov 22, 2019

A Racist Book's Malign and Lingering Influence
"The Camp of the Saints," published in 1973, has been a must-read within white supremacist circles for decades. Stephen Miller, Marine Le Pen and Steve King have touted it in recent years.

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Nov 22, 2019

Colette's Burgundy
A painstaking renovation of the writer's childhood home provides a compelling centerpiece for an exploration of the corner of France she loved.

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Nov 22, 2019

New in Paperback: ‘The War Before the War' and ‘Evening in Paradise'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Nov 22, 2019

Does Race Matter? Who Gets to Ask That Question?
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

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Nov 21, 2019

‘She Saved Us': Mourners Pay Tribute to Toni Morrison
The Nobel laureate, who died in August, was honored at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York. Speakers included Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis and Fran Lebowitz.

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Nov 21, 2019

R.N.C. Spent Nearly $100,000 on Copies of Donald Trump Jr.'s Book
"Triggered," published Nov. 5, topped the best-seller list thanks in part to a big order from the Republican National Committee.

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