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Oct 18, 2019

Kate Braverman, Who Wrote of Women on the Margins, Dies at 70
Her novels, short stories and poetry were dense with lush and spellbinding imagery. As a teacher, one former student said, "She lived and died by the word."

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Oct 18, 2019

Samuel Hynes, Professor Whose Books Taught Lessons of War, Dies at 94
He wrote about Yeats and Auden, but as a former pilot in World War II, he was best known for exploring the reality of battle.

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Oct 18, 2019

It's Fall, So the Best-Seller Lists Are Brimming With New Books
One of them, Jason Reynolds's middle-grade novel "Look Both Ways," is a National Book Award finalist.

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Oct 18, 2019

What's in the Murder Book? Marilyn Stasio Wants to Know.
Her latest Crime column features a cold case for Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch and whodunits from Susan Isaacs, Charles Todd and Deborah Crombie.

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Oct 18, 2019

Thomas Chatterton Williams on ‘Unlearning Race'
Williams talks about his new memoir, "Self-Portrait in Black and White," and Stephen Kinzer discusses "Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control."

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Oct 18, 2019

Two Poets With Alert and Nimble Eyes on American Life
"Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman" showcases the poet's distinctive and subversive voice, and Reginald Dwayne Betts's sensitive third collection, "Felon," finds the writer in transition.

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Oct 18, 2019

When James Baldwin Squared Off Against William F. Buckley Jr.
"The Fire Is Upon Us," by Nicholas Buccola, is at once a biography of two leading American intellectuals and an in-depth look at their legendary 1965 debate over civil rights.

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Oct 18, 2019

Dark Books for Dark Times
Read these spine-tingling works of science fiction and fantasy at your own risk.

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Oct 18, 2019

Work in Progress
Ever wonder what other people are scribbling or typing feverishly? An artist takes a peek.

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Oct 18, 2019

J.D. Salinger, Unbound
A new exhibit at the New York Public Library offers an unprecedented glimpse into the novelist's creative process and private life.

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Oct 18, 2019

Superman Speaks His Truth
A change is right around the corner. What will it mean for the hero, his world and his fans? Brian Michael Bendis explains.

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Oct 18, 2019

New in Paperback: ‘Bowlaway' and ‘Heart'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Oct 18, 2019

Echoes of Borges in a Novel of War-Torn Venezuela
Karina Sainz Borgo's "It Would Be Night in Caracas" traces one woman's grief against a backdrop of political chaos.

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Oct 18, 2019

Looking Back at Amitav Ghosh's ‘The Circle of Reason'
Ghosh's 1986 debut tells the story of a young weaver accused of being a terrorist. Anthony Burgess, the author of "A Clockwork Orange," reviewed it for us.

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Oct 18, 2019

In Today's World, Is It Possible to Be an Idealist?
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

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Oct 17, 2019

Sara Danius, 57, Dies; First Woman to Head Nobel Literature Committee
She led the deliberations to grant Bob Dylan the Nobel, but she was ousted after a sex scandal in which she was not involved. Thousands rallied to her defense.

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Oct 17, 2019

Ginny NiCarthy, 92, Author of Guide for Battered Women, Dies
Her book became a standard reference for women suffering abuse in the home. "What did you do right today?" it asked, calling for a daily checklist.

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Oct 17, 2019

Suffering From Scrappy War Hero Fatigue? Get Over It
In "Return to the Reich," Eric Lichtblau introduces readers to Freddy Mayer, who escaped the Nazis — and then went back to fight them.

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Oct 17, 2019

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

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Oct 17, 2019

Review: ‘Watchmen' Is an Audacious Rorschach Test
Damon Lindelof's entertaining comic-book rethink takes on the Big Bad of white supremacy, explosively and sometimes unsteadily.

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Oct 17, 2019

Elton John's Bookshelves Are Meticulous. Just Ask Him.
"I'm a very organized bloke."

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Oct 16, 2019

A Liberal Uneasy in the World of #MeToo Feminism
In "The Problem With Everything," the essayist Meghan Daum scrutinizes the resurgent women's movement, uncovering a nexus of social justice activism, marketing and empty rhetoric.

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Oct 16, 2019

A Novel of Jamaica Brimming With Magic, Passion and History
In "A Tall History of Sugar," Curdella Forbes uses skin as a prism to examine color, race, colonialism, heritage and — most important — love.

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Oct 16, 2019

In Letters to the World, a New Wave of Memoirs Draws on the Intimate
From Ta-Nehisi Coates to Terese Marie Mailhot to Imani Perry, writers are letting their audiences eavesdrop on private conversations. Parul Sehgal asks what it means.

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Oct 16, 2019

Cat Marnell Is Back From the Brink
In her new audiobook "Self-Tanner for the Soul," the quasi-reformed party girl tells listeners that you can, in fact, run away from your problems.

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Oct 16, 2019

Australian Booksellers Block Sales of Ronan Farrow's Book
"Catch and Kill" was pulled from two of Australia's biggest online book retailers amid legal threats from the former National Enquirer editor who features prominently in the book.

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Oct 16, 2019

Flannery O'Connor Documentary Wins New Award From Library of Congress
The filmmakers Elizabeth Coffman and Mark Bosco will be awarded the first Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, which comes with a $200,000 finishing grant.

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Oct 16, 2019

‘Watchmen' Is Coming. (Actually, It Never Left.)
A new adaptation of the graphic novel "Watchmen" is coming to HBO. The original changed superhero tales — and pop culture at large — forever.

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Oct 15, 2019

Harold Bloom, a Prolific Giant and Perhaps the Last of a Kind
With his prodigious memory and ardor for literature, the uncompromising highbrow sought to hoist his readers up to the level of what he saw as the greatest books.

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Oct 15, 2019

Your Body Is a Wonderland
No really, it is. In his new book, "The Body," Bill Bryson explains why — and how we can take better care of the skin we're in.

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Oct 15, 2019

How Close Are Barack Obama and Joe Biden?
Steven Levingston's "Barack and Joe" looks at a relationship that continues to influence American politics.

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Oct 15, 2019

The Return of Olive Kitteridge, the Tart, Crotchety, Beloved Curmudgeon
Elizabeth Strout, who won the Pulitzer Prize for "Olive Kitteridge," has written a sequel, "Olive, Again."

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Oct 15, 2019

Writing From Real Life, in All Its Excruciating Detail
"Reality fiction" is a publishing sensation in Norway. But some have accused the country's most high-profile writers of revealing intimate secrets under the guise of fiction.

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Oct 15, 2019

A Poet and Ex-Con Writes About Life After Prison
In "Felon," his third collection, Reginald Dwayne Betts leads readers through the underworld of incarceration.

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Oct 15, 2019

An Oncologist Asks When It's Time to Say ‘Enough'
Azra Raza's "The First Cell" poses hard questions about cancer treatment and end-of-life care.

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Oct 15, 2019

A Mother's Secrets, a Daughter's Lies
In her memoir, "Wild Game," Adrienne Brodeur breaks free from her beautiful, charismatic mother, a textbook narcissist.

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Oct 15, 2019

What if the Thief Who Steals Your Identity Is Your Mom?
This was the case for Axton Betz-Hamilton, who grew up to become an identity theft expert and tells the bizarre story of her mother's crimes in her new memoir, "The Less People Know About Us."

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Oct 15, 2019

Women of a Certain Age, Gail Collins Has Your Back
In "No Stopping Us Now," the Times columnist takes a jaunty look at the place of older women throughout America's history.

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Oct 15, 2019

New Short Fiction, Including a National Book Foundation Honoree
Ashley Wurzbacher's debut, "Happy Like This," is among this fall's standout story collections.

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Oct 15, 2019

She Escaped From Boko Haram, but Her Troubles Only Continued
The narrator of Edna O'Brien's novel "Girl" is kidnapped by jihadi fighters in northeastern Nigeria. She returns home bearing a jihadi's child.

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Oct 15, 2019

New & Noteworthy Poetry, From Yale to Nick Flynn and More
A selection of recent poetry books; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

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Oct 15, 2019

Crossing Abbey Road: It's More Dangerous Than You Might Think
Deborah Levy's latest novel, "The Man Who Saw Everything," experiments with time travel, history and the endless complications of love.

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Oct 14, 2019

3 Books to Read by Indigenous Writers
Tommy Orange, the award-winning author of "There, There," recommends his favorite books by Native writers.

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Oct 14, 2019

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo Share Booker Prize
The judges rebelled against the literary prize's rules and awarded it to "The Testaments" and "Girl, Woman, Other."

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Oct 14, 2019

It All Started in Omaha
In "Rusty Brown," Chris Ware spans lives, generations and even universes. But somehow all roads lead back to Nebraska, where he grew up.

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Oct 14, 2019

Harold Bloom, Critic Who Championed Western Canon, Dies at 89
Called the most notorious literary critic in America, Professor Bloom argued for the superiority of giants like Shakespeare, Chaucer and Kafka.

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Oct 14, 2019

For ‘Erin Brockovich' Fans, a David vs. Goliath Tale With a Twist
Robert Bilott was a corporate defense lawyer when a stranger shared a theory about why his cows were dying. "Exposure" is his story of what happened next.

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Oct 14, 2019

One Environmentalist's Warning: Think Globally, Act Accordingly
In "Erosion," Terry Tempest Williams delivers a clarion call for decency, humanity and preservation.

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Oct 14, 2019

Hey, Look! Nonna and Her Pasta Are on YouTube
A filmmaker is trying to preserve the art of handmade pasta by turning Italy's Pasta Grannies into video stars.

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Oct 14, 2019

Is Rihanna's ‘Visual Autobiography' a Triumph or a Tease?
A fashion critic and a music critic debate.

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Oct 14, 2019

Vashti Harrison Lets the Light In
The best-selling author and illustrator shows us around her Brooklyn studio.

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Oct 14, 2019

Jane Smiley on What St. Louis Tells Us About America
The author finds her hometown perhaps the most enlightening spot in America for exploring what America really is.

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Oct 14, 2019

How Moving to France and Having Children Led a Black American to Rethink Race
"Self-Portrait in Black and White," by Thomas Chatterton Williams, is the author's searching account about what it means to embrace a racial identity — and then to cast it off.

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Oct 13, 2019

Richard Jackson, Who Had an Ear for Children's Books, Dies at 84
As an editor he championed writers, like Judy Blume, who changed the landscape of literature for young people. He later became a writer himself.

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Oct 13, 2019

The Week in Books
Ronan Farrow's "Catch and Kill," the Nobel Prize for Literature and more.

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Oct 12, 2019

Tinker, Tailor, Writer, Spy
John le Carré takes aim at Brexit and Boris Johnson in his new novel, "Agent Running in the Field."

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Oct 12, 2019

Great Draft, Dad. I Have Some Notes.
Should an author's family have a say in what the author chooses to write about them?

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Oct 11, 2019

Are Cheap Clothes Ruining the Planet?
Dana Thomas discusses "Fashionopolis," and Steven Greenhouse talks about "Beaten Down, Worked Up."

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Oct 11, 2019

Mastering Middle School Friendship Drama
In new graphic novels (one by Kristen Gudsnuk, the other by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham), the key to middle school relationships is being true to yourself. If that fails, try magic.

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Oct 11, 2019

It's Party Time: Picture Books About Dancing, Drumming and Mischief-Making
In new books from Elisha Cooper, Oge Mora, Joo Hee Yoon and more, kids, adults and creatures blow off steam and let it all hang out.

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Oct 11, 2019

Florida Women Are No Joke. I Should Know.
What is it really like to love, work and struggle in the Sunshine State? The characters in a new wave of books and TV shows have not just survived — they've thrived.

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Oct 11, 2019

Drawing 101
An expert shares the tricks of her trade.

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Oct 11, 2019

In ‘Catch and Kill,' Ronan Farrow Recounts Chasing Harvey Weinstein Story
Farrow writes that NBC tried to shut down his reporting about sexual assault and harassment allegations against the Hollywood producer.

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Oct 11, 2019

In ‘Catch and Kill,' Ronan Farrow Recounts the Opposition He Faced Chasing the Harvey Weinstein Story
Farrow writes that NBC tried to shut down his reporting about sexual assault and harassment allegations against the Hollywood producer.

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Oct 11, 2019

This C.I.A. Officer Wants to Give Peace a Chance
Amaryllis Fox opens up about espionage, government-issued sex and coming of age in her memoir, "Life Undercover."

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Oct 11, 2019

A Writer's Favorite Spots in Nairobi
The author Zukiswa Wanner understands why the Kenyan capital is a magnet. She shares her favorite places in her adopted city.

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Oct 11, 2019

New in Paperback: ‘These Truths' and ‘There Will Be No Miracles Here'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Oct 11, 2019

The Man Who Rebuilt New Haven, Boston and Beyond
Lizabeth Cohen's "Saving America's Cities" recounts the career of the grandly ambitious urban planner Edward J. Logue.

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Oct 11, 2019

Jonathan Van Ness's ‘Gorgeous' Memoir is a Best Seller
In the fourth book by a "Queer Eye" star this year, the show's grooming expert comes out as H.I.V. positive.

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Oct 11, 2019

Can American Jews Be Both Liberal and Pro-Israel?
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

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Oct 10, 2019

This C.I.A. Agent Wants to Give Peace a Chance
Amaryllis Fox opens up about espionage, government-issued sex and coming of age in her memoir, "Life Undercover."

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Oct 10, 2019

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

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Oct 10, 2019

Sarah Ruhl, the Celebrated Playwright, Will Publish a Memoir
Ms. Ruhl, who learned she had Bell's palsy in 2010, will explore her struggle with the condition in a book.

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Oct 10, 2019

The Trolls Are Everywhere. Now What Are We Supposed to Do?
In "Antisocial," Andrew Marantz traces the disheartening evolution of social media from the land of the free to the home of the depraved.

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Oct 10, 2019

Elton John Puts Down in Words How Wonderful (and Weird) Life Has Been
The rock star's memoir, "Me," traces his path from suburban homebody to superstardom and beyond.

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Oct 10, 2019

Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke Awarded Nobel Prizes in Literature
The 2018 and 2019 laureates were named at the same time because last year's prize was postponed over a scandal involving a husband of an academy member.

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Oct 10, 2019

Nobel Prizes in Literature Awarded to Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke
The 2018 and 2019 laureates were named at the same time because last year's prize was postponed over a scandal involving a husband of an academy member.

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Oct 10, 2019

Susan Rice Recounts Making Policy at the Highest Levels
Rice's memoir, "Tough Love," relates the many battles she fought inside the Clinton and Obama administrations.

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Oct 10, 2019

Why John Green Likes Writing for Teenagers
The Y.A. author, whose novel "Looking for Alaska" has just been adapted for a Hulu series, says "young people are thinking about so many important questions, about love and meaning and justice."

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Oct 09, 2019

In Deborah Levy's Latest, a Student of History Learns to Confront His Own
"The Man Who Saw Everything," which was longlisted for the Booker Prize, looks at masculinity through the perspective of a young historian who sneers at "authoritarian old men."

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Oct 09, 2019

Ciaran Carson, Versatile Belfast Poet, Is Dead at 70
In his poetry, as well as in his prose, he conveyed the complexities of his city and his country.

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Oct 09, 2019

In a Suspenseful New Novel From Ruta Sepetys, Franco-Era Spain Is as Repressive as Gilead
A teenage chambermaid living under the rule of Francisco Franco fights for justice, and finds love, in "The Fountains of Silence."

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Oct 09, 2019

Scandalized by Ali Wong's Stand-Up? Brace Yourself for Her Book
The star of two uproarious Netflix comedy specials is nervous about how people will react to her essay collection. "I hope my siblings don't get pissed at me," she says.

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Oct 09, 2019

Escaping the Nazis by Way of Iran
Mikhal Dekel's "Tehran Children" tells the story of the extraordinarily hazardous journey made by hundreds of Jews from Poland to Iran to Palestine.

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Oct 09, 2019

Liz Phair Still Doesn't Care What We Think
In her bracing new memoir, "Horror Stories," the rock star focuses on small, intense, un-rock-star moments.

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Oct 09, 2019

In New Memoirs, Two Whistle-Blowers Offer Details From Inside Cambridge Analytica
Christopher Wylie's "Mind____" and Brittany Kaiser's "Targeted" tell of how the company harvested data from millions of Facebook users and attempted to influence voter behavior.

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Oct 08, 2019

Leigh Bardugo Brews a Witchy Tale of Ghosts, Dark Magic and Murder
"Ninth House," her first adult novel, is set at Yale, where something has gone wrong — very wrong — with the university's secret societies.

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Oct 08, 2019

In Jason Reynolds's Powerful New Book, Stories Stitch Together a Neighborhood
The kids in "Look Both Ways," a National Book Award finalist, share hustles, jokes, video games, board tricks, secret messages and private dreams.

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Oct 08, 2019

National Book Awards Names 2019 Finalists
Books by Marlon James, Sarah M. Broom, Yoko Ogawa and Jason Reynolds are among this year's finalists.

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Oct 08, 2019

If You Use Tea Bags, You'll Be in Hot Water With This Connoisseur
"Infused: Adventures in Tea" follows Henrietta Lovell around the globe in search of quality leaves and people who know that good tea is as fine as good wine.

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Oct 08, 2019

Not Quite French, Not Quite Syrian: ‘Aliens Without Knowing Why'
Mahir Guven's novel, "Older Brother," traces the colliding fates of two young men, the sons of an immigrant taxi driver in Paris.

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Oct 08, 2019

Zadie Smith Experiments With Short Fiction
In her first story collection, "Grand Union," the British novelist moves beyond traditional narrative into the surreal, the essayistic, the pointillist.

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Oct 08, 2019

The Pioneering British Socialist Who Revolutionized Children's Literature
"The Life and Loves of E. Nesbit," a new biography by Eleanor Fitzsimons, is an admiring portrait of the author of "The Railway Children" and dozens of other books.

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Oct 08, 2019

The Pioneering British Socialist Who Revolutionized Victorian Children's Literature
"The Life and Loves of E. Nesbit," a new biography by Eleanor Fitzsimons, is an admiring portrait of the author of "The Railway Children" and dozens of other books.

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Oct 08, 2019

The Power and Hurt of Growing Up Black and Gay
In "How We Fight for Our Lives," the poet Saeed Jones recalls a coming-of-age marked by sexual violence and bigotry as well as tenderness.

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Oct 08, 2019

The Power and Hurt of Growing Up Young, Black and Gay
In "How We Fight for Our Lives," the poet Saeed Jones recalls a coming-of-age marked by sexual violence and bigotry as well as tenderness.

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Oct 08, 2019

How Donald Trump's Obsession With Immigrants Has Shaped His Presidency
"Border Wars," by Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael D. Shear, details the administration's draconian immigration policies.

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Oct 08, 2019

A Critic Considers the ‘Ecstasy and Terror' of Today With the Help of a Few Ancients
Daniel Mendelsohn's essays examine subjects across the millenniums, from Sappho and Euripides to "Game of Thrones."

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Oct 08, 2019

Donald Trump and Immigration
"Border Wars," by Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael D. Shear, details the administration's draconian immigration policies.

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Oct 08, 2019

Taking Dickens to the Dark Side
Jon Clinch's new novel, "Marley," is a noirish prequel to "A Christmas Carol," revealing just how Scrooge became, well, Scrooge.

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