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Books of The Times: Russian Women Speak Up About the Front Lines and the Home Front

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:19:13 GMT

Svetlana Alexievich’s “The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II” unearths a mostly buried aspect of Russian history.


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Books of The Times: Portrait of a Nigerian Marriage in a Heartbreaking Debut Novel

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:09:17 GMT

Ayobami Adebayo’s “Stay With Me,” like great works by Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, explores the pull between tradition and modernity in Nigeria.


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Fiction: Around the World in 50 Years

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:30:19 GMT

To mark a major birthday (and avoid an ex-lover’s wedding), the hero of Andrew Sean Greer’s novel “Less” embarks on a long journey.


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Nonfiction: What Happens When Liberty Fails to Deliver

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:00:02 GMT

Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s foreign affairs minister, speaking in Parliament, June 6, 2017.In “The Retreat of Western Liberalism,” Edward Luce argues that the tradition of liberty is under mortal threat.


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Essay: A Lot Like Prayer: Remembering Denis Johnson

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:00:02 GMT

“Welcome to the search”: Denis Johnson, 1976.Everywhere Denis Johnson went, he portrayed himself as an openhearted American bumbler not unlike his hapless characters.


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Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: ‘Affluence Without Abundance’

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:58:42 GMT

The author James Suzman.In his new book, James Suzman writes about the Bushmen hunter-gatherers and what they have taught him about how the modern world lives.


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Profile: Inside the World of Brad Thor

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:41:49 GMT

“The complaint I’m getting is I don’t write fast enough,” Brad Thor says of his fan base.To build a lasting fan base in the relentless world of espionage thrillers, Brad Thor has cranked out 17 books in 16 years, selling nearly 15 million copies.


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The Book Review Podcast: Steve Bannon’s Road to the White House

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:40:25 GMT

Joshua Green talks about “Devil’s Bargain”; Laura Dassow Walls discusses her new biography of Thoreau; and Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich on “The Fact of a Body.”


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Fiction: On Vacation in Greece, and Refusing to Feel Ancient

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:00:23 GMT

Lynn FreedPushing 70, the three women at the center of Lynn Freed’s novel “The Last Laugh” discover that passion and conflict remain powerful forces.


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Match Book: Dear Match Book: Seeking Poetry With That Certain Slant of Light

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:45:01 GMT

An admirer of Emily Dickinson and Anne Carson asks for poetry recommendations. Susan Howe, Charles Wright, Monica Youn, Maggie Nelson and more ensue.


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The Pour: The Delicious World of Bruno, Chief of Police

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:36:26 GMT

Mr. Walker with Pierrot Simonet, the police chief who was the model for Bruno.Martin Walker shares the wines and food of the Périgord region, which inspired the fictional world of Bruno Courrèges, his small-town French police chief.


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Books From the Frick to Offer Authors’ Views on Major Works

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:25:20 GMT

From left, Edmund de Waal, Hilary Mantel and James Ivory, who will contribute writing to Frick Diptychs, a series of books to be published by the Frick museum.The series, Frick Diptychs, is to feature the novelist Hilary Mantel, the filmmaker James Ivory and the artist and author Edmund de Waal.


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Front Burner: For the Chile Aficionado, a Good Book

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:18:00 GMT

A new book by the chef Maricel E. Presilla.The chef Maricel E. Presilla’s new book, “Peppers of the Americas,” is an encyclopedia of facts and recipes.


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Nonfiction: An Odyssey Through Self-Harm and Out the Other Side

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:00:21 GMT

Cree LeFavourIn the memoir “Lights On, Rats Out,” Cree LeFavour recalls the damaged young woman she once was.


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Clancy Sigal, Novelist Whose Life Was a Tale in Itself, Dies at 90

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 01:56:10 GMT

The authors Clancy Sigal and Doris Lessing in the late 1950s or early ’60s. They used their romantic relationship as source material for their novels.Jailed at 5, blacklisted in Hollywood, the author of “Going Away” fell in with R.D. Laing and Doris Lessing.


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When a Comic Book Hillbilly and Milton Collide

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:24:19 GMT

Gary Panter in his studio in Brooklyn.Gary Panter — known for his punk graphics, the sets of “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” and Jimbo — returns to graphic novels with a phantasmagoric take on “Paradise Regained.”


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The Shortlist: Hearty Helpings From Three Culinary Histories

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:19 GMT

Three explorations of American foodways delve into the cookbooks and culinary preoccupations of the past, with a special emphasis on Southern cuisine.


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Paperback Row

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:18 GMT

Six new paperbacks to check out this week.


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Crime: Grifters, Swindlers and Chumps Headline the Latest in Crime

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:18 GMT

From contemporary Los Angeles to medieval Venice, bad guys romp in new mysteries from Richard Lange, Ace Atkins, S.D. Sykes and Michael Connelly.


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Inside the List: A Crime Writer Finds the ‘Perfect Setting’ in Amish Country

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:19 GMT

Linda Castillo“Down a Dark Road” is the ninth book in Linda Castillo’s series. “I love the juxtaposition of such a bucolic setting and the introduction of evil,” she says.


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Fiction: Alexandra Fuller’s Novel of Lakota Culture May Stir the Appropriation Debate

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:12 GMT

“Quiet Until the Thaw” follows two reservation boys whose lives become fatefully intertwined.


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Nonfiction: At a Law Firm that Defended a Child Murderer, an Intern Recalls Her Own Childhood Abuse

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:12 GMT

Alexandria Marzano-LesnevichIn “The Fact of a Body,” Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich recounts how her memories resurfaced when her law firm took on the case of a pedophile.


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Egos: New in Memoir: Lessons in Falling in Love, and 2 Accounts of Its Horrors

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:02 GMT

Three books trace the highs and the (very) lows of love and marriage, says our memoir columnist, Meghan Daum.


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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:01 GMT

A reader responds to a misstated metaphor, an author defends his work and more.



Review: ‘The Pulitzer at 100’ Celebrates Awards More Than Winners

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:21:50 GMT

The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith, in “The Pulitzer at 100.”A film about a prize for excellence in journalism and the arts shares some winners’ insights, but not enough.


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Editors' Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:19:02 GMT

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.


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Alan Moore Is Preparing a Six-Part Finale for Extraordinary Gentlemen

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:23:30 GMT

“The Tempest,” coming out next June, is the concluding part of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comic book series by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill.The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comic book series, by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill, will wrap things up with “The Tempest” in June.


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Books News: Is Everyone in Politics Writing a Tell-All? Yes

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:15:04 GMT

From Hillary Clinton to a White House stenographer, readers will hear almost everyone’s point of view in coming books.


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Harry Potter Nerds Rejoice: 2 New ‘History of Magic’ Books Coming This Fall

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:08:28 GMT

Piles of the latest Harry Potter script book, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” were on display at a London bookstore last year.The books will appear on Oct. 20 as part of a 20th anniversary celebration and exhibition at the British Library. But they aren’t new novels or even plays.


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A Spy Novel Whose Clues Are Found on New York Landmarks

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:00:17 GMT

David Wise, the author of “The Atlas Pursuit,” a digital novel that is part hard-boiled caper, part Pokémon Go.A new digital book about Patricia Neal and Roald Dahl sends readers across the city to solve its riddles.


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Nonfiction: A New Biography Looks at Sarah Vaughan, the Singer Known as Sassy

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:00:23 GMT

Sarah Vaughan, circa 1945.In Elaine M. Hayes’s “Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan,” a classic jazz singer turns husbands into managers and listeners into fans.


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Fiction: An Oliver Twist of the Congo, With a Bitter Twist of Fate

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:00:22 GMT

Alain MabanckouThe orphan narrator of Alain Mabanckou’s “Black Moses” is among the novelist’s most heartbreaking and darkly humorous creations.


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Nonfiction: How Inequality Erodes the Foundation of Modern Societies

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:00:22 GMT

Two new books argue that inequality destroys openness to new ideas and opportunities as well as the conviction that all citizens are morally equal.


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By the Book: Calvin Trillin: By the Book

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:00:02 GMT

The humorist, memoirist and journalist likes the way H.L. Mencken expressed himself, for instance in his definition of Puritanism: “The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.”


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Sam Glanzman, Comic-Book Artist Inspired by His War Service, Dies at 92

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 22:27:51 GMT

Sam Glanzman in his studio in 2010.A writer and artist whose richly detailed work recreated the battles, camaraderie and down times of war in the Pacific.


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92nd Street Y Draws Alec Baldwin, Matthew Weiner and Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:26:46 GMT

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court will discuss her career in an appearance with Charlie Rose at the 92nd Street Y on Sept. 26.The 92nd Street Y’s 2017-18 season includes appearances by novelists, musicians, chefs and two American presidents (sort of).


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Books of The Times: Hunted at the Zoo in ‘Fierce Kingdom’

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:50:45 GMT

When a mundane setting turns lethal, a mother and her 4-year-old son find themselves becoming prey in Gin Phillips’s new thriller.


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