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Jul 02, 2020

Descendants of Suffragists Reflect on the Fight for Women's Right to Vote
One hundred years after the 19th Amendment, suffragists' descendants consider how far we've come and how far we still have to go.

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Jul 02, 2020

Can Political Satire Outpace Reality? 3 Books Toss Their Hats in the Ring
Christopher Buckley's "Make Russia Great Again," Jessica Anthony's "Enter the Aardvark" and the anthology "The Faking of the President" all have fun with American politics.

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Jul 02, 2020

Poem: On Sullivan's Island
At this crucial time of reckoning in American racial justice, this poem asks "What work … besides witness?"

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Jul 02, 2020

Steve Inskeep Is Drawn to Books With Nuanced Female Characters
"Years ago I read everything by Hemingway and Raymond Carver. It's a different experience to read Elif Shafak and Lauren Groff."

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Jul 02, 2020

Meet Vashti Harrison, Belle of the Best-Seller Lists
This author and illustrator is a mainstay across multiple categories. She hopes her work broadens the horizons of young readers.

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Jul 01, 2020

Duchess Goldblatt Is a Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside a Twitter Account
"Becoming Duchess Goldblatt" is a memoir by the writer behind a beloved fictional character whose fans include Lyle Lovett and Celeste Ng.

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Jul 01, 2020

‘A Conflicted Cultural Force': What It's Like to Be Black in Publishing
An author, literary agent, marketer, publicist, editors and booksellers talk about how race affects their careers — and the books you read.

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Jul 01, 2020

The Baby-Sitters Club Taught Me Everything I Needed to Know About Literary Fiction
The wildly popular series was marketed to girls. But its nuanced depiction of friendship provided a 9-year-old boy with an education that "boy books" did not.

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Jul 01, 2020

The Day the White Working Class Turned Republican
David Paul Kuhn's "The Hardhat Riot" recounts a little-remembered event and traces its significance to the politics of the present day.

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Jun 30, 2020

‘Blue Ticket,' by Sophie Mackintosh: An Excerpt
An excerpt from "Blue Ticket," by Sophie Mackintosh

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Jun 30, 2020

‘Rigged,' by David Shimer: An Excerpt
An excerpt from "Rigged," by David Shimer

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Jun 30, 2020

A Search for U.F.O.s Leads to Utopian Dreams in This Debut Novel
In Brian Castleberry's "Nine Shiny Objects," a broad cast of characters seek a different way of life in 20th-century America.

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Jun 30, 2020

A Novel Asks: What if Women Were Forbidden From Doing It All?
Sophie Mackintosh's "Blue Ticket" imagines a dystopian world in which a girl's fate is chosen for her.

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Jun 30, 2020

New Audiobooks, From Thomas Cromwell to the World of Darkness
A selection of recent audiobooks of note; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

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Jun 30, 2020

How Generations of Russians Have Tried to Influence American Elections
David Shimer's "Rigged" provides the history and context behind Moscow's interference in the 2016 election.

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Jun 30, 2020

‘Begin Again' Calls on James Baldwin to Make Sense of Today
Eddie S. Glaude Jr.'s book, combining elements of biography, criticism and memoir, looks to Baldwin for instruction and guidance.

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Jun 29, 2020

The Story of the Lehman Brothers, from Bavaria to Alabama, and From the Heights to the Crash
Stefano Massini's "The Lehman Trilogy," a novel in verse related to his play of the same name, covers 160 years in the life of the Lehmans and their business.

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Jun 29, 2020

Sérgio Sant'Anna, Brazilian Master of the Short Story, Dies at 78
Mr. Sant'Anna wrote novels and poetry, but was most famous for stories that used a sardonic humor to skewer the fractures within Brazilian society. He died of the coronavirus.

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Jun 29, 2020

‘Every Work of American Literature Is About Race': Writers on How We Got Here
Amid the most profound social upheaval since the 1960s, these novelists, historians, poets, comedians and activists take a moment to look back to the literature.

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Jun 29, 2020

Jim Carrey, Unmasked
The actor's novel, "Memoirs and Misinformation," written with Dana Vachon, uses details from Carrey's life and career to tell a fictional tale of apocalypse and rebirth in Hollywood.

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Jun 28, 2020

When the Room With a View Is Kevin Kwan's, Things Might Get Wild
"Sex and Vanity," Kwan's new novel, updates E.M. Forster's classic with a multinational cast and a lot less restraint.

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Jun 28, 2020

Charles Webb, Elusive Author of ‘The Graduate,' Dies at 81
His novel was turned into an era-defining movie and made him a lot of money. But he was never comfortable with its success, and he chose to live in poverty.

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Jun 27, 2020

Brave Teenage Refugees Seek a Home of the Free
In Jenny Torres Sanchez' "We Are Not From Here," three Guatemalan teenagers embark on a harrowing journey through Mexico to the U.S. border.

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Jun 27, 2020

Preparing to Launch: Three Adolescents Count Down to Adulthood
Erin Entrada Kelly's "We Dream of Space" follows three siblings, adrift in a dysfunctional family, as they await the shuttle Challenger's liftoff.

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Jun 27, 2020

Assaulted at 15, a Writer Looks Back and Comes Forward
"I'm done with shame," says Lacy Crawford, the author of the memoir "Notes on a Silencing."

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Jun 26, 2020

A Short Guide to ‘The World'
Richard Haass talks about his new primer on global affairs, and Abhrajyoti Chakraborty discusses translated novels.

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Jun 26, 2020

Summer Reading Recommendations from The New York Times Book Review
Looking for something to read this summer? Here are suggestions to entertain you, offer escape and stretch your horizons this season.

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Jun 26, 2020

Kenneth Lewes, Who Challenged Views of Homosexuality, Dies at 76
In an influential book, he defied the idea that being gay, as he was, is an illness, and took on psychiatry's "history of homophobia." He died of the coronavirus.

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Jun 26, 2020

A Life in Football, From Glory to Pain
Katherine Hill's novel "A Short Move" follows a professional linebacker whose stardom on the field comes at a cost.

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Jun 26, 2020

Psychological Thrillers That Will Mess With Your Head
In these four deeply unsettling novels, nothing is as it seems.

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Jun 26, 2020

Overlooked No More: Valerie Solanas, Radical Feminist Who Shot Andy Warhol
She made daring arguments in "SCUM Manifesto," her case for a world without men. But her legacy as a writer and thinker was overshadowed by one violent act.

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Jun 26, 2020

When James Baldwin and Langston Hughes Reviewed Each Other
Authors aren't allowed mutual reviews in the Book Review anymore, but in the 1950s there was a moment of kismet.

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Jun 26, 2020

A Babysitter, Her Employer and $46 Hand Soap
"Friends and Strangers," a new novel by J. Courtney Sullivan, examines the complex dynamic between a young mother and the college student who cares for her new baby.

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Jun 26, 2020

Ahab's White Whale and Other Letters to the Editor
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

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Jun 26, 2020

New in Paperback: ‘The Nickel Boys' and ‘Confirmation Bias'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Jun 25, 2020

Zeev Sternhell, ‘Super Zionist' Wary of Extremism, Dies at 85
A scholar of European fascism (and a bomb attack target), he feared ultranationalism in Israel and saw West Bank settlements as "a cancer."

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Jun 25, 2020

Elsa Joubert, 97, Dies; Afrikaans Writer Explored Black Reality
Her novel "The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena," based on a real-life figure, chronicled a black woman's struggle under apartheid. Ms. Joubert had Covid-19.

New York Times Books
Jun 25, 2020

How We Got Here: Writers on Race and Racism in America
Amid the most profound social upheaval since the 1960s, these novelists, historians, poets, comedians and activists take a moment to look back to the literature.

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Jun 25, 2020

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

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Jun 25, 2020

Roddy Doyle Scored 8 Out of 10 on a Quiz About Roddy Doyle
"I was actually quite pleased."

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Jun 25, 2020

'Korean Art From 1953' Gives a Full View of Modern Art in South Korea
"Korean Art From 1953," a lavish new book, is the most significant English-language overview yet of modern and contemporary art on the peninsula.

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Jun 25, 2020

The Ending of This Louisa May Alcott Story May Disappoint You
"Aunt Nellie's Diary" was penned by the famous author when she was only 17. It has been published for the first time in The Strand Magazine.

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Jun 25, 2020

Books Are a Great Fit for Quarantine. The Book Business, Not So Much.
You can read or write a book from home just fine. Publishing one, however, remains a very social activity.

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Jun 25, 2020

Want to Be in Stacey Abrams's Book Club? Sorry, It's Family Only
The best-selling author and former minority leader for the Georgia House of Representatives has a lot going on, but she still makes time for fiction.

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Jun 25, 2020

Want to Be in Stacey Abrams's Book Club? Sorry, It's Family Only.
The best-selling author and former minority leader for the Georgia House of Representatives has a lot going on, but she still makes time for fiction.

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Jun 25, 2020

Leo Tolstoy vs. the Police
Why the great Russian novelist's critique of state-sponsored violence bears thinking about now.

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Jun 25, 2020

Poem: Surveillance
We're being collected somewhere on video and in memory — and maybe we want to be.

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Jun 24, 2020

A Poet Whose Calling Is Doubt Celebrates Language's Uncertainty
In "Muddy Matterhorn," Heather McHugh embraces puns, anagrams and other wordplay in the service of philosophical inquiry.

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Jun 24, 2020

Robert Richardson Jr., Biographer of Literary Giants, Dies at 86
His books about Thoreau, Emerson and William James won him national awards — and a fan letter from the celebrated author who would become his wife.

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Jun 24, 2020

'Game of Thrones' Book: George R. R. Martin Says He's Writing
This fantasy series clearly won't write itself.

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Jun 24, 2020

Misery and Megalomania: How David Adjmi Became a Playwright
His new memoir "Lot Six" traces the Syrian-Jewish enclave that spawned him, the instructor who unnerved him, and the biting comedy that made his name.

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Jun 24, 2020

Robert Laughlin, Preserver of a Mayan Language, Dies at 85
His monumental dictionary, after years of fieldwork, documented Tzotzil in southern Mexico. But that was just the start of his efforts to preserve the culture.

New York Times Books
Jun 24, 2020

16 Books to Watch For in July
A memoir from the poet Natasha Trethewey; "Hamnet," Maggie O'Farrell's novel about Shakespeare; and "Too Much and Never Enough," an exposé about President Trump by his niece.

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Jun 24, 2020

A Rebellious Victorian Woman Rescued From History's Shadows
Diane Johnson's "The True History of the First Mrs. Meredith" is a seething, stylish reclamation of Mary Ellen Peacock Meredith.

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Jun 23, 2020

Overwhelmed With Orders, Some Black-Owned Bookstores Ask for Patience
"We are running as fast as we can," a Boston shop told customers who are clamoring for antiracism books that are soaring in popularity but hard to keep in stock.

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Jun 23, 2020

Nine Black Artists and Cultural Leaders on Seeing and Being Seen
Amy Sherald, Michael R. Jackson and others discuss the challenges and opportunities of cultivating black audiences and dismantling historically white institutions.

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Jun 23, 2020

Virginie Despentes Makes France Angry, but Things Are Changing
With her strident, pro-sex views, Despentes upsets people on the left and right. After years of being ignored and derided, she is finally being welcomed by France's literary establishment.

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Jun 23, 2020

‘Love,' by Roddy Doyle: An Excerpt
An excerpt from "Love," by Roddy Doyle

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Jun 23, 2020

‘The Biggest Bluff,' Maria Konnikova: An Excerpt
An excerpt from "The Biggest Bluff," Maria Konnikova

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Jun 23, 2020

Naomi Alderman Was Writing a Pandemic Novel Before the Pandemic Hit
The author of "The Power" went back and forth on whether she could keep writing fiction that suddenly seemed too close to reality.

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Jun 23, 2020

New & Noteworthy, From Kevin Kwan to a Call for Integration
A selection of recent titles of interest; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

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Jun 23, 2020

In Ottessa Moshfegh's New Novel, Nothing Is Certain. Not Even Death.
In "Death in Her Hands," the latest book by the much admired author, a woman who may or may not be mad tries to solve a murder that may not have occurred.

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Jun 23, 2020

How a Writer With a Ph.D. in Psychology Became a Poker Champ
In "The Biggest Bluff," Maria Konnikova uses her own experience learning to beat the odds at poker to examine how much of life is chance and how much self-determined.

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Jun 23, 2020

She Ate and Ate, and Never Felt Satisfied
Susan Burton's memoir, "Empty," plumbs the depths of her adolescent anorexia and bingeing.

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Jun 23, 2020

Paid to Seduce Another Man's Wife, He Fell Violently in Love With Her
"What's Left of Me Is Yours," a debut novel by Stephanie Scott, is inspired by the events surrounding an unlikely murder that occurred in Japan.

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Jun 23, 2020

Four Social Novels in Translation Consider the World's Ills
Works by Yu Miri, Carlos Manuel Álvarez, Adania Shibli and Nathacha Appanah examine inequality and political upheaval.

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Jun 22, 2020

Endless Grief: The Spectacle of ‘Black Bodies in Pain'
Elizabeth Alexander reflects on her seminal Rodney King essay, the George Floyd killing and how the videos of police brutality exacerbate black grief.

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Jun 22, 2020

Jean Raspail, Whose Immigration Novel Drew the Far Right, Dies at 94
White supremacists saw his 1973 novel, "The Camp of the Saints," about a dark-skinned "invasion," as portending the end of Western civilization.

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Jun 22, 2020

The Language of Friendship, as Heard in a Dublin Pub
In Roddy Doyle's novel "Love," a pair of lifelong drinking buddies reconnect to discuss life's amusements and regrets.

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Jun 21, 2020

Sally Banes, Distinguished Dance Critic and Historian, Dies at 69
Her writing paired a vivid and inquisitive approach with a lack of agenda and a belief that dance was a crucial part of cultural history.

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Jun 20, 2020

Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Author of ‘The Shadow of the Wind,' Dies at 55
A story within a story that begins in a mysterious place known as the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, it is one of the most successful Spanish novels ever published.

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Jun 20, 2020

‘I'm Here,' Outside Says. ‘I Miss You.'
For children who have been indoors for a long time, these five picture books about the wonders of the natural world will be a breath of fresh air.

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Jun 20, 2020

6 Books to Help You Grasp How We Got to This Moment
The current protests are unprecedented in their number, scope and impact, but their newness is built on a long past, one that scholars have grappled with for decades.

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Jun 20, 2020

David Sedaris, Dressed Up With Nowhere to Go
With two books in the works but all plans on hold, the writer is pacing New York City and destroying his Fitbit friends.

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Jun 19, 2020

Michael Drosnin, Who Found Clues in the Bible, Is Dead at 74
His best-selling "Bible Code" books claimed that historical and future events were encoded in the Old Testament, although he couldn't explain how or why.

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Jun 19, 2020

Elizabeth Alexander on the Spectacle of ‘Black Bodies in Pain'
The writer reflects on her seminal Rodney King essay, the George Floyd killing and how the videos of police brutality exacerbate black grief.

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Jun 19, 2020

Ottessa Moshfegh's Latest Is a Murder Mystery, but Where's the Body?
In "Death in Her Hands," a 72-year-old widow finds a menacing note in the woods and tries to piece together what might have happened to a woman named Magda.

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Jun 18, 2020

Who Says Crime Doesn't Pay? In These Novels, It Does
Marilyn Stasio investigates summer's newest mysteries.

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Jun 18, 2020

Is Donald Trump a Danger to Democracy?
Two new books, Masha Gessen's "Surviving Autocracy" and Eric A. Posner's "The Demagogue's Handbook," assess what we do — and don't — know about the president.

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Jun 18, 2020

Denny O'Neil, Writer Who Left His Mark on Batman, Dies at 81
In a long career with both DC and Marvel, Mr. O'Neil became best known for writing superhero comics that addressed social issues.

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Jun 18, 2020

Remembering Wallace and Stegner and Other Letters to the Editor
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

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Jun 18, 2020

Remembering Wallace Stegner and Other Letters to the Editor
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

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Jun 18, 2020

New in Paperback: ‘Patsy' and ‘Information Wars'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Jun 18, 2020

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

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Jun 18, 2020

André Leon Talley on ‘The Chiffon Trenches'
Talley talks about his new memoir; Claudia Rankine and Jericho Brown read new poems; and Megha Majumdar discusses her debut novel, "A Burning."

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Jun 18, 2020

Jean Kennedy Smith Dies at 92; Helped Forge Peace in Northern Ireland
The last surviving sibling in a family that wrote itself into U.S. history, she was the first Kennedy woman of her generation to take on a serious political role.

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Jun 18, 2020

Jean Kennedy Smith Dies at 92; Sister in Clan Helped Forge Peace in Northern Ireland
The last surviving sibling in a family that wrote itself into U.S. history, she was the first Kennedy woman of her generation to take on a serious political role.

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Jun 18, 2020

In This Pandemic, Personal Echoes of the AIDS Crisis
The author and activist Alexander Chee asks: Are the parallels in the nature of the viruses, or just an old story about America that had never changed?

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Jun 18, 2020

A Robert Kirkman Surprise: A New Walking Dead Story
The comic book's creators will return for a one-issue story focusing on Negan, one of the villains of the series, in hopes of aiding comic book retailers.

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Jun 18, 2020

Robert Kirkman Surprises With a New Walking Dead Comic
The comic book's creators will return for a one-issue story focusing on Negan, one of the villains of the series, in hopes of aiding comic book retailers.

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Jun 18, 2020

‘Billion Dollar Burger,' by Chase Purdy: An Excerpt
An excerpt from "Billion Dollar Burger," by Chase Purdy

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Jun 18, 2020

Jean Kennedy Smith Dies at 92; Sister of Famed Clan Helped Forge Peace in Northern Ireland
Ms. Smith, the last surviving sibling in a family that wrote itself into U.S. history, was the first Kennedy woman of her generation to take on a serious political role.

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Jun 18, 2020

Poem: Black Snow
A poem that stares straight into grief's paralysis and the continual climbing out — simply to do whatever small things follow.

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Jun 18, 2020

‘Odd, Unpopular and Reticent': The Books That Sing to Wayne Koestenbaum
"When I was younger, I craved novels. … Now, I read more poetry and nonfiction."

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Jun 18, 2020

Debut Novels Reveal the Fragility of Female Bonds
From Paris to São Paulo to a Buddhist camp for teenagers, the relationships among girls and women in these stories are passionate, and painful.

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Jun 18, 2020

A 23-Year-Old Book About Race Landed on the Best-Seller List Because It's Still Relevant
In "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria," Beverly Daniel Tatum asks hard — and timeless — questions.

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Jun 17, 2020

In the Race for Trump Tell-Alls, Simon & Schuster Is Leading
The publisher, which is up for sale with a brand-new chief executive, is behind John Bolton's and Mary L. Trump's books as well as a new one about Melania Trump.

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Jun 17, 2020

How Can the U.S. Fix Its Foreign Policy?
In "Exercise of Power," Robert M. Gates draws on his years of experience to examine America's role in the world, and outlines a plausible way to repair the damage.

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Jun 17, 2020

Book Review: John Bolton's ‘The Room Where It Happened'
In his memoir, the former national security adviser writes about Donald Trump's White House, including the president's attempts to ingratiate himself with Turkish and Chinese leaders.

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Jun 17, 2020

As London Bookstores Reopen, Eager Readers Return
Charming neighborhood shops and slick chain outlets welcomed back customers, who snatched up titles as eclectic as the city itself.

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