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May 25, 2024

Adele Faber, Who Helped to Change How Parents Talk to Children, Dies at 96
With her collaborator, Elaine Mazlish, she wrote "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk" and other books that have endured as parenting bibles.

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May 25, 2024

Read Like the Wind: Bill Cunningham's Photos and Gwendolyn Brooks's Life
A Gwendolyn Brooks biography; a Bill Cunningham photo collection.

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May 25, 2024

The Women of Greek Myths Are Finally Talking Back
Novels that take on the marginalized or vilified women in mythology are flooding bookstores and reigniting questions about who gets to tell these stories, and how.

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May 25, 2024

Book Review: ‘A Walk in the Park,' by Kevin Fedarko
In "A Walk in the Park," Kevin Fedarko recounts a trek-of-a-lifetime that becomes a nightmare in one of America's most stunning sites. At least he can laugh about it.

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May 25, 2024

Book Review: ‘The Safekeep,' by Yael van der Wouden
An unlikely romance blooms in Yael van der Wouden's tricky, remarkable novel, "The Safekeep."

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May 25, 2024

10 Artists on Living and Creating Through Grief
Jesmyn Ward, Bridget Everett, Sigrid Nunez and seven other writers, actors, musicians and filmmakers talk to us about grief — how they've experienced it and how it has changed them.

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May 25, 2024

Why Are Divorce Memoirs Still Stuck in the 1960s?
Recent best sellers have reached for a familiar feminist credo, one that renounces domestic life for career success.

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May 24, 2024

The Best Books of 2024 (So Far)
The nonfiction and novels we can't stop thinking about.

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May 24, 2024

Caleb Carr, Author of Dark Histories, Dies at 68
His own dark history prompted him to write about and investigate the roots of violence, notably in his best-selling novel "The Alienist."

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May 24, 2024

Book Review: ‘The Editor,' by Sara B. Franklin
In "The Editor," Sara B. Franklin argues that Judith Jones was a "publishing legend," transcending industry sexism to champion cookbooks — and Anne Frank.

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May 24, 2024

Best Audiobooks for Road Trips, Summer Vacation and More
Some books sprint; others take the scenic route. The heady, highly absorbing titles here earn their marathon run times.

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May 24, 2024

Commencement Speeches Are Supposed to Be Bad
At a time of extreme polarization on campus, the banality of the graduation ceremony is a tradition worth celebrating.

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May 24, 2024

Commencement Speeches Are Supposed to Be Forgettable
At a time of extreme polarization on campus, the banality of the graduation ceremony is a tradition worth celebrating.

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May 24, 2024

Audiobook Review: Very Long Books
Some books sprint; others take the scenic route. The heady, highly absorbing titles here earn their marathon run times.

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May 24, 2024

Book Review: ‘The Mango Tree,' by Edel Rodriguez, and ‘Simone,' by Viet Thanh Nguyen and Minnie Phan
Two new picture books dive into refugee childhoods.

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May 24, 2024

Book Review: ‘The Work of Art: How Something Comes From Nothing,' by Adam Moss
In "The Work of Art," famed creators from the worlds of film, fashion, theater and more explore the hidden alchemy of their craft.

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May 23, 2024

A Furious, Forgotten Slave Narrative Resurfaces After Nearly 170 Years
John S. Jacobs was a fugitive, an abolitionist — and the brother of the canonical author Harriet Jacobs. Now, his own fierce autobiography has re-emerged.

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May 23, 2024

The Bookseller Who Brought Hardcovers to America's Most Famous Bookstore
In "Reading the Room," Paul Yamazaki, the chief buyer for City Lights Booksellers, calls this "one of the richest and most rewarding times" to be a literature fan.

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May 23, 2024

100 Years After Kafka's Death, People and Nations Are Still Fighting Over His Legacy
A hundred years after Kafka's death, people and nations are still fighting over his legacy.

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May 22, 2024

Shirley Conran, Author Best Known for the Steamy ‘Lace,' Dies at 91
A divorced single mother, she started out to write a sex guide for schoolgirls and ended up with a tale of female autonomy that became a best-selling novel.

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May 22, 2024

Book Review: ‘The Silence of the Choir,' by Mohamed Mbougar Sarr
"The Silence of the Choir," a novel by Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, follows 72 African refugees who have arrived in a Sicilian village.

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May 22, 2024

The Best Romance Novels of 2024 (So Far)
Looking for an escapist love story? Here are 2024's sexiest, swooniest reads.

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May 22, 2024

Don DeLillo's Best Books: A Guide
His fascination with terrorism, cults and mass culture's weirder turns has given his work a prophetic air. Here's where to start.

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May 22, 2024

The Best Crime Novels of 2024 (So Far)
Looking for some murder and mayhem (fictional, of course)? Here are the best crime novels of 2024 so far.

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May 21, 2024

Jenny Erpenbeck's ‘Kairos' Wins the International Booker Prize
Translated by Michael Hofmann, it's the first novel originally written in German to win the major literary award.

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May 21, 2024

Book Review: ‘América del Norte,' by Nicolás Medina Mora
In a debut novel, history and family legacy — going back to the conquistadors — confound a man's search for identity.

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May 21, 2024

Book Review: ‘Butcher,' by Joyce Carol Oates
Through the lens of a 19th-century doctor, Joyce Carol Oates explores gothic medical horror.

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May 21, 2024

Sebastian Junger Is Reporting Live From the Brink of Death
In his new memoir, Junger, the veteran journalist, makes sense of — and an uneasy peace with — an experience few have survived.

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May 21, 2024

Book Review: ‘In Tongues,' by Thomas Grattan
Thomas Grattan's queer coming-of-age novel "In Tongues" unfurls in the Manhattan art world at the turn of the millennium.

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May 20, 2024

Penguin Random House Dismisses Two of Its Top Publishers
The departures of Reagan Arthur, of Alfred A. Knopf, and Lisa Lucas, of Pantheon and Schocken, in a restructuring came as a surprise to many in the company.

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May 20, 2024

Kevin Kwan, Author of ‘Crazy Rich Asians,' Talks About His New Novel
Kevin Kwan left Singapore's opulent, status-obsessed, upper crust when he was 11. He's still writing about it.

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May 20, 2024

Book Review: ‘The Second Coming,' by Garth Risk Hallberg
In Garth Risk Hallberg's new novel, a teenage rebel and her father reconnect amid a sea of their own troubles.

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May 20, 2024

Book Review: ‘Once Upon a Time: The Captivating Life of Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy,' by Elizabeth Beller
In "Once Upon a Time," Elizabeth Beller examines the life and death of the woman who was best known for marrying John F. Kennedy Jr.

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May 19, 2024

After a Wrenching Best Seller, an Author Takes Up Her Dream Project
An assault led to Chanel Miller's book, "Know My Name." But she had wanted to write children's books since she was a child. She's done that now with "Magnolia Wu Unfolds It All."

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May 19, 2024

Books With Lesson on Civil War
Three new books show us why the United States should do everything it can to nip the possibility in the bud.

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May 19, 2024

Book Review: ‘Exhibit,' by R.O. Kwon
R.O. Kwon's second novel, "Exhibit," sees two Korean American women finding pleasure in a bond that knits creative expression and sadomasochism.

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May 18, 2024

Defeat Is Agonizing. In These 2 Books, It's Also Thrilling.
If you love stories about beautiful losers, consider Brian Moore's novel about an alcoholic virgin or Benjamin Anastas's tale of an inferior twin.

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May 18, 2024

Queen of the Book Club
Sitting down for lunch with Reese Witherspoon, whose book picks have become a force in the publishing industry.

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May 18, 2024

Reese Witherspoon's Literary Empire
When her career hit a wall, the Oscar-winning actor built a ladder made of books — for herself, and for others.

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May 18, 2024

Book Review: ‘Mood Swings,' by Frankie Barnet
In Frankie Barnet's novel, "Mood Swings," two young women work to craft meaningful lives as society collapses around them.

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May 18, 2024

Book Review: ‘Wait,' by Gabriella Burnham
In "Wait," Gabriella Burnham examines island life from a fresh angle.

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May 17, 2024

Why Did the First Space Shuttle Disaster Happen?
Adam Higginbotham discusses his new book, "Challenger: A True Story of Heroism and Disaster on the Edge of Space."

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May 17, 2024

What Book Should You Read Next?
Finding a book you'll love can be daunting. Let us help.

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May 17, 2024

Alta, Irreverent Feminist Poet and Small-Press Pioneer, Dies at 81
She wrote lusty work about her life. She also started what may have been America's first feminist press, Shameless Hussy, in her garage.

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May 17, 2024

Book Review: ‘Night Stories: Folktales From Latin America,' by Liniers, and ‘Plain Jane and the Mermaid,' by Vera Brosgol
A comics collection's sibling narrators and a graphic novel's hapless heroine change their stories as they go along.

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May 17, 2024

PEN America's Literary Gala Goes Forward After a Season of Protest
The free-expression group has been engulfed by debate over its response to the Gaza war that forced the cancellation of its literary awards and annual festival.

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May 16, 2024

Overlooked No More: Bill Hosokawa, Journalist Who Chronicled Japanese American History
He fought prejudice and incarceration during World War II to lead a successful career, becoming one of the first editors of color at a metropolitan newspaper.

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May 16, 2024

In the Corporate World, Woke Is the Rage but Greed Is Still King
Three new books chronicle businesses where executive self-enrichment at the expense of workers — and sometimes the law — prevails.

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May 16, 2024

Interview: Kara Walker on Her Collaboration With Jamaica Kincaid
Audiobooks have let the artist "stay invested in stories while working with my hands." Her new project: illustrating Jamaica Kincaid's "An Encyclopedia of Gardening for Colored Children."

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May 15, 2024

A Leading Free Expression Group Is Roiled by Dissent Over Gaza
As it cancels events amid criticism of its response to the Israel-Hamas war, PEN America faces questions about when an organization devoted to free speech for all should take sides.

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May 15, 2024

Book Review: ‘Massacre in the Clouds,' by Kim A. Wagner
In a new book, the historian Kim A. Wagner investigates the slaughter by U.S. troops of nearly 1,000 people in the Philippines in 1906 — an atrocity long overlooked in this country.

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May 15, 2024

Book Review: ‘Henry Henry,' by Allen Bratton
Allen Bratton's novel transforms the rise of Henry V into a contemporary story about a brash gay man grappling with abuse and guilt.

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May 15, 2024

Book Review: ‘Our Kindred Creatures,' by Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy
"Our Kindred Creatures" details the rise, and contradictions, of the animal welfare movement.

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May 14, 2024

Alice Munro, Nobel Laureate and Master of the Short Story, Dies at 92
Her stories were widely considered to be without equal, a mixture of ordinary people and extraordinary themes.

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May 14, 2024

Alice Munro, a Literary Alchemist Who Made Great Fiction From Humble Lives
The Nobel Prize-winning author specialized in exacting short stories that were novelistic in scope, spanning decades with intimacy and precision.

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May 14, 2024

Book Review: ‘The Race to the Future,' by Kassia St. Clair
In "The Race to the Future," Kassia St. Clair chronicles the 8,000-mile caper that helped change the landscape forever.

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May 14, 2024

Finding Beauty in the Chaos, and God in Cherry Blossoms
Tracing his path from homelessness to proud parenthood, the writer Carvell Wallace recounts a lifetime of joy and pain in his intimate memoir.

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May 14, 2024

Book Review: ‘Chasing Hope,' by Nicholas D. Kristof
In "Chasing Hope," the veteran Times journalist remembers the highs and lows of his storied career.

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May 14, 2024

Book Review: ‘Morning After the Revolution,' by Nellie Bowles
In "Morning After the Revolution," an attack on progressive activism, the journalist Nellie Bowles relies more on sarcasm than argument or ideas.

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May 14, 2024

Book Review: ‘Skies of Thunder,' by Caroline Alexander
In the riveting "Skies of Thunder," Caroline Alexander considers what it took to get supplies to Allied ground troops in China.

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May 13, 2024

Book Review: ‘Late Admissions,' by Glenn C. Loury
The professor and social commentator Glenn Loury opens up about his vices in a candid new memoir.

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May 13, 2024

Are Plants Intelligent? If So, What Does That Mean for Your Salad?
A new book, "The Light Eaters," looks at how plants sense the world and the agency they have in their own lives.

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May 13, 2024

Book Review: ‘Challenger,' by Adam Higginbotham
As recounted in Adam Higginbotham's "Challenger," the 1986 tragedy that riveted a nation was a preventable lesson in hubris and human error.

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May 13, 2024

Book Review: ‘Fat Leonard,' by Craig Whitlock
In "Fat Leonard," Craig Whitlock investigates one of the worst corruption scandals in U.S. military history.

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May 12, 2024

Book Review: ‘Chop Fry Watch Learn,' by Michelle T. King
As Michelle T. King demonstrates in this moving and ambitious biography, Fu Pei-mei was far more than "the Julia Child of Chinese cooking."

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May 12, 2024

Book Review: ‘All Fours,' by Miranda July
An anxious artist's road trip stops short for a torrid affair at a tired motel. In "All Fours," the desire for change is familiar. How to satisfy it isn't.

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May 12, 2024

Book Review: ‘We Were the Universe,' by Kimberly King Parsons
In Kimberly King Parsons's witty, profane novel, "We Were the Universe," a young mother seeks to salve a profound loss.

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May 12, 2024

Book Review: ‘Rebel Girl,' by Kathleen Hanna
In her intimate memoir, "Rebel Girl," the punk-rock heroine Kathleen Hanna recalls a life of trauma, triumph and riot grrrl rebellion.

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May 11, 2024

On Mother's Day, Here Are 2 Novels That Get Babies Right
Barbara Kingsolver's debut, and a bad seed's beginnings.

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May 11, 2024

Book Review: ‘The Infernal Machine,' by Steven Johnson
An entertaining new history by Steven Johnson explores an explosive moment when terror and nascent surveillance collided.

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May 11, 2024

Book Review: ‘Last House,' by Jessica Shattuck
Jessica Shattuck's "Last House" dips into the cultural intrigues of 20th-century America, but keeps its nose surprisingly clean.

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May 11, 2024

Book Review: ‘This Strange Eventful History,' by Claire Messud
Inspired by her own family's past, Claire Messud's "This Strange Eventful History" unfolds over seven decades and two wars.

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May 10, 2024

David Shapiro, Who Gained Fame in Poetry and Protest, Dies at 77
A renowned member of the New York School of poets, he also found accidental notoriety when he was photographed during the 1968 uprising at Columbia University.

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May 10, 2024

Talking to Leigh Bardugo, Fantasy Superstar
The best-selling author of dark fantasy novels for Y.A. and adult audiences discusses her career and her stand-alone new historical fantasy, "The Familiar."

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May 10, 2024

Book Club: ‘James,' by Percival Everett
For The Book Review Podcast's May book club, we'll talk about "James," Percival Everett's radical reimagining of "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."

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May 10, 2024

Book Bans Are Surging in Florida. So Lauren Groff Opened a Bookstore.
It's called The Lynx, after the wildcat native to the state. "We wanted something a little fierce," she said.

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May 10, 2024

Book Review: ‘Corky Lee's Asian America'
A new book from the legendary lensman Corky Lee captures both struggle and celebration across several decades of Asian American life.

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May 10, 2024

How a Novelist Became a Pop Star
In fiction, Ali Sethi wrote about being queer in Pakistan. Now he's singing his story.

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May 10, 2024

Why Ali Sethi Turned to Pop Music
In fiction, Ali Sethi wrote about being queer in Pakistan. Now he's singing his story.

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May 10, 2024

Book Review: ‘The Wildcat Behind Glass,' by Alki Zei. Translated by Karen Emmerich.
Alki Zei's Greek classic, set in the birthplace of democracy in the mid-1930s, feels eerily relevant in today's America.

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May 09, 2024

Bernard Pivot, Host of Influential French TV Show on Books, Dies at 89
For 15 years, French viewers watched Mr. Pivot on his weekly show, "Apostrophes," to decide what to read next.

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May 09, 2024

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

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May 09, 2024

By the Book Interview With Judi Dench
"They're snapshots of the past: first-night gifts, holidays abroad, memories of lost friends and loved ones," the award-winning actress says. Her latest, written with Brendan O'Hea, is "Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays the Rent."

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May 09, 2024

Cass Elliot's Death Spawned a Horrible Myth. She Deserves Better.
The Mamas & the Papas singer was known for her wit, her voice and her skill as a connector. For 50 years, a rumor has overshadowed her legacy.

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May 09, 2024

He Sang ‘What a Fool Believes.' But Michael McDonald Is in on the Joke.
The singer and songwriter with a silky-smooth voice has written a memoir with Paul Reiser that recounts his story of pain and redemption with dashes of humor.

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May 08, 2024

On Poetry: What Do We Mean by 'the Speaker'?
Critics and readers love the term, but it can be awfully slippery to pin down. That's what makes it so fun to try.

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May 08, 2024

Book Review: ‘Free and Equal,' by Daniel Chandler
The economist and philosopher Daniel Chandler thinks so. In "Free and Equal," he makes a vigorous case for adopting the liberal political framework laid out by John Rawls in the 1970s.

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May 08, 2024

Uncovering What Audubon Missed, and What He Made Up
In "The Birds That Audubon Missed," Kenn Kaufman delves into the fierce, at times unethical, competition among early American ornithologists.

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May 08, 2024

New Science Fiction and Fantasy
New books by H.A. Clarke, Robert Jackson Bennett and Micaiah Johnson.

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May 07, 2024

Lesley Hazleton, Writer Who Tackled Religion and Fast Cars, Dies at 78
Born in England and raised Jewish, she became agnostic, writing books about her own lack of faith, the prophet Muhammad and her time as a car columnist.

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May 07, 2024

Robert Downey Jr. to Make Broadway Debut in Ayad Akhtar Play
The Oscar-winning actor will star as an A.I.-curious author in "McNeal," starting performances in September at Lincoln Center Theater.

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May 07, 2024

Book Review: ‘Coming Home,' by Brittney Griner with Michelle Burford
News stories have chronicled the basketball star's detention in a Russian prison. Here's her version.

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May 07, 2024

Book Review: ‘Long Island,' by Colm Tóibín
Now a suburban married mother, Eilis Lacey finds herself in a quandary in "Long Island," Colm Tóibín's sequel to his much-admired novel.

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May 07, 2024

Book Review: ‘Daughters of Shandong,' by Eve J. Chung
Inspired by her grandmother, Eve J. Chung's lively novel, "Daughters of Shandong," traces a harrowing journey across 1950s Communist China.

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May 07, 2024

In Neil Gaiman's ‘Silver Age,' Miracleman Is a Hero Out of Time
In an era of endlessly safe comic universes, "Miracleman: The Silver Age" goes another way with the return of a godlike hero from a world more like ours.

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May 06, 2024

Jerome Rothenberg, Who Heard Poetry Beyond the West, Dies at 92
His anthology "Technicians of the Sacred" included a range of non-Western work and was beloved by, among others, rock stars like Jim Morrison and Nick Cave.

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May 06, 2024

Pulitzer Prizes 2024: A Guide to the Winning Books and Finalists
Jayne Anne Phillips won the fiction award for "Night Watch," while Jonathan Eig and Ilyon Woo shared the biography prize.

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May 06, 2024

Why Kristi Noem Is in the Doghouse
Americans like their politicians to be dog people. Gov. Noem broke the mold.

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May 06, 2024

Book Review: ‘The Mother of All Things,' by Alexis Landau
In Alexis Landau's ambitious new novel, "The Mother of All Things," the frustrations of modern parenting echo through the ages.

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May 06, 2024

Read Your Way Through Montreal
Montreal is a city as appealing for its beauty as for its shadows. Here, the novelist Mona Awad recommends books that are "both dreamy and uncompromising."

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