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Books of The Times: The Life of Oriana Fallaci, Guerrilla Journalist

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:54:33 GMT

Fallaci, whose interviews got the better of famous figures from Henry Kissinger to Muammar el-Qaddafi, is the subject of a new biography.


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Further Reading: Martin Amis on Lenin’s Deadly Revolution

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:00:26 GMT

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn off Norway’s coast in 1974. His three-volume “Gulag Archipelago” was translated between 1973 and 1975.The Russian Revolution was imposed from above, but its tragedy was experienced from below. Amis provides a reading list for the decades that followed.


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Profile: Amy Tan, the Reluctant Memoirist

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:51:52 GMT

Amy Tan and her editor, Daniel Halpern.She probably wouldn’t have written a memoir, were it not for the gentle prodding of her editor, Daniel Halpern.


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Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: A Shakespeare Scholar Turned Nazi Hunter

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 16:56:27 GMT

Jason Fagone talks about “The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies.”


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Nonfiction: President Clinton Looks Back at President Grant

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:30:15 GMT

Ron Chernow’s “Grant” gives us a Ulysses S. Grant for our times.


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By the Book: Tom Hanks: By the Book

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:03:36 GMT

Tom HanksTom Hanks, the actor, producer, director and author of a new story collection, “Uncommon Type,” has no desire to read novels of murder and conspiracy.


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Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:53:03 GMT

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


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The Book Review Podcast: Ron Chernow on ‘Grant’

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:58:13 GMT

Chernow talks about his new biography of Ulysses S. Grant, and Mike Wallace discusses “Greater Gotham: A History of New York City From 1898 to 1919.”


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Profile: Recovery, Russell Brand Style

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:22:19 GMT

The comedian Russell Brand, in New York this month, has a point to make about addiction.The comedian on narcissism, fame, his new book on the 12 steps and life after addiction.


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‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Removed From School in Mississippi

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:53:57 GMT

“To Kill a Mockingbird” has long been a popular and controversial book.“There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable,” the vice president of the Biloxi School Board said.


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Children’s Books: A Stunning Middle-Grade Debut Novel about Grief and Growing Up

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:22:45 GMT

The young protagonist of David Barclay Moore’s “The Stars Beneath Our Feet” harnesses the power of community — and Legos — to rebuild his ravaged world.


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Book News: Is Trump Imitating Fiction? Or Is Fiction Imitating Trump?

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:24:51 GMT

Jonathan Freedland wrote “To Kill the President” under his nom de plume, Sam Bourne.A new thriller, “To Kill the President,” has readers calling the author Nostradamus.


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The Checkup: Literacy Builds Life Skills as Well as Language Skills

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:00:01 GMT

It’s wrong to think about literacy as just one restricted developmental zone. Reading is about so much more than decoding print.


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Fiction: In Orhan Pamuk’s New Novel, a Youthful Obsession Yields a Haunted Life

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:00:25 GMT

In “The Red-Haired Woman,” Pamuk traces the disastrous effects of a Turkish teenager’s brief encounter with a married actress.


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Richard Wilbur, Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Winner, Dies at 96

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:40:43 GMT

Richard Wilbur in 2006 in his home at the time in Cummington, Mass.Mr. Wilbur’s poems were praised for their beauty but were criticized for their “mildness.” He was named the nation’s second poet laureate.


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Open Book: Boom Time in Nollywood

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:26:16 GMT

For her new book, Emily Witt went to Nigeria to capture the scene of the country’s burgeoning film industry.


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Inside the List: A Biographer of Martin Luther Promotes Faith in the Face of Evil

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:21:05 GMT

Eric MetaxasEric Metaxas, whose “Martin Luther” is a best seller, responded to the Las Vegas shooting by reiterating his own belief in God.


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What to Read Before You Go to Mississippi

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:05:31 GMT

A travelogue, a novel and a meditation on the aftershocks of Hurricane Katrina.


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Sketchbook | Graphic Review: An Author and a Zoologist Team Up to Rescue the World’s Endangered Species from Extinction

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:00:24 GMT

Sonny Liew creates an illustrated homage to Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine, the authors and conservationists who set out to reverse the dire effects of climate change on the earth’s wildlife.


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Paperback Row

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:00:20 GMT

Six new paperbacks to check out this week.


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Crime: The Latest in Crime Novels: Bad Mothers, Bad Memories and Bad Sex Toys

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:00:17 GMT

Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column shows what happens when a daughter turns in her murderer mother, a town confronts a killing and cold cases unfreeze.


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Nonfiction: A Lamentation for a Life Cut Short

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:00:17 GMT

Danielle Allen and her cousin Michael, at her wedding.In “Cuz,” Danielle Allen remembers a cousin who went to prison as a teenager and spent almost his entire adult life behind bars.


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Fiction: The Latest, Troubling Chapter in Feminist Dystopian Fiction

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:00:16 GMT

“Gather the Daughters,” a debut novel by Jennie Melamed, imagines a world of repression and submission.


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Essay: The Ghost That Haunts Grant’s Memoirs

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:00:15 GMT

President Grant with family members and two unidentified men in Long Branch, N.J., in 1870.T.J. Stiles discusses a new, completely annotated edition of Grant’s memoirs, edited by John F. Marszalek, with David S. Nolen and Louie Gallo.


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The Shortlist: New Y.A. Crossover Fiction From Nnedi Okorafor, Kristin Cashore and More

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:00:14 GMT

A female Mr. Ripley, a time-traveling artist, an abandoned teenager in a drug-addled town and an albino girl with mystical powers that just might save the world.


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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:00:01 GMT

Readers respond to the romance roundup and more.



Book News: Weinstein Books Is Shuttered by Hachette Book Group

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:34:50 GMT

Hachette Book Group announced it was shutting down the Weinstein Company’s publishing imprint, Weinstein Books.Following reports on the allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Harvey Weinstein, the Weinstein Company’s publishing imprint is shut down


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American Beauties: Riding Shotgun on Martha Gellhorn’s Brave and Comic Adventures

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:15:19 GMT

Martha Gellhorn, circa 1946.In “Travels With Myself and Another,” first published in 1978, Gellhorn recounted her “horror journeys,” some of them taken with Ernest Hemingway by her side.


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Fiction: Jeffrey Eugenides, Great American Novelist, Turns to the Story

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:00:26 GMT

In his debut collection, “Fresh Complaint,” Eugenides explores variations on the theme of failure: marital, creative and financial.


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Feature: Philip Pullman Returns to His Fantasy World

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:00:03 GMT

After 17 years, the author of the trilogy “His Dark Materials” carries on the story of one of literature’s most indelible heroines.


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Roz Chast Is New Yorkier Than You

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:54:26 GMT

Roz Chast in Bryant Park.The New Yorker cartoonist speaks for all the neurotic, phobic city dwellers. Even if she lives in the suburbs now.


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With...Tom Hanks: Hollywood’s Most Decent Fella on Weinstein, Trump and History

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:13:22 GMT

Tom Hanks in his office in Santa Monica, Calif., earlier this month.As accusations rain on a kingpin of his industry, the actor known for his American hero roles begins a tour for his wide-eyed book of short stories.


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Tom Hanks: Confirm or Deny

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:48:38 GMT

Tom Hanks in his Santa Monica office earlier this month.The actor is convinced that typewriters are making a comeback.


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Newsbook: Amid Weinstein Accusations, 3 Books on Workplace Sexual Harassment

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:46:04 GMT

These three books deal with the issue of sexual misconduct in the office.


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At Frankfurt Book Fair, Politics Loom Large

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:50:54 GMT

President Emmanuel Macron of France and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany at the Frankfurt Book Fair on Tuesday.“Books are the best weapons,” President Emmanuel Macron of France said at the opening of the fair, which is to be attended by Margaret Atwood, Dan Brown and Nicholas Sparks.


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Nonfiction: Is Globalization Drawing Us Together or Tearing Us Apart?

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:51:51 GMT

In “The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World,” Michael Ignatieff grapples with whether people are only capable of living side by side.


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Nonfiction: How a Villa on the Riviera Became the Year-Round Playground of the Superrich

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:00:25 GMT

The Château de l’Horizon, built for Maxine Elliott between Cannes and Antibes.Mary S. Lovell’s “The Riviera Set” eavesdrops on the glamorous entertainments staged by the various owners of a chateau in the south of France.


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Nonfiction: Three Wealthy Women and Their Venetian Mansion

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:00:26 GMT

Peggy Guggenheim on the roof of Ca’ Nonfinito, “the unfinished house,” overlooking the Grand Canal.Judith Mackrell’s “The Unfinished Palazzo” traces the lives of its 20th-century owners: Marchesa Luisa Casati, Lady Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim.


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Nonfiction: Biltmore House, America’s Original McMansion

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:00:26 GMT

The Biltmore House, circa 1900.Denise Kiernan unlocks the Gilded Age history of George Vanderbilt’s giant house and the aristocratic royalty that inhabited it.


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MacArthur Foundation Names 2017 ‘Genius’ Grant Winners

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:32:58 GMT

Rhiannon Giddens, performing in the auditorium at Sing Sing in February. She is among the 24 people chosen as 2017 fellows of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.Rhiannon Giddens, the playwright Annie Baker and the theater artist Taylor Mac are among the 24 recipients of fellowships for “exceptionally creative people.”


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Books of The Times: In Ron Chernow’s ‘Grant,’ an American Giant’s Makeover Continues

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 20:12:45 GMT

Chernow is out to find undiscovered nobility in Ulysses S. Grant’s story, and he succeeds.


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Celeste Ng Answers Your Questions About Race and Writing

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:31:30 GMT

Celeste NgThe best-selling author of “Little Fires Everywhere” joined The New York Times on Facebook Live on Wednesday.


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Books of The Times: Sylvia Plath’s Letters Reveal a Writer Split in Two

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 19:26:54 GMT

The massive first volume of Plath’s letters dispels the notion that Plath wasn’t aware of her contradictions or in (some) control of them.


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In Love With Romance Novels, but Not Their Lack of Diversity

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 19:48:37 GMT

From left, books by Courtney Milan, Sonali Dev and Beverly Jenkins.The owners of the Ripped Bodice bookstore gathered data about writers’ races, and the results confirmed what many authors and consumers already knew.


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Further Reading: 10 French Novels to Read Now

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 22:55:14 GMT

France is the “guest of honor” at the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany. Here are recent novels by some of the French writers who will be there.


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Profile: John Green Tells a Story of Emotional Pain and Crippling Anxiety. His Own.

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 19:58:17 GMT

John Green in Manhattan this month.In his new book, “Turtles All the Way Down,” the best-selling young adult novelist addresses a deeply personal subject: anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder.


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