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Books of The Times: Review: ‘The Moth Snowstorm,’ and Other Natural Bliss-Outs

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:55:37 GMT

Michael McCarthy’s book is both a paean to the earth’s beauty and an elegy for it.

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Books of The Times: In ‘Hitler,’ an Ascent From ‘Dunderhead’ to Demagogue

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:46:21 GMT

A new biography portrays Hitler as a clownish, deceitful narcissist who took control of a powerful nation thanks to slick propaganda and a dysfunctional elite that failed to block his rise.

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Nonfiction: Here Are 10 Practical Solutions to the World’s Big Problems

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:06:15 GMT

Complexo do Alemão, a cluster of favelas in the north of Rio de Janeiro.In “The Fix,” the journalist Jonathan Tepperman travels the world to find practical solutions to issues like inequality and corruption.

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By the Book: Tana French: By the Book

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:54:20 GMT

Tana FrenchThe author of “The Trespasser” likes crime writers who see “genre conventions as starting points rather than limitations, who refuse to recognize that supposed boundary between genre and literary.”

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Nonfiction: Games People Play: Three Books on What’s Behind the Fun

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:14:40 GMT

New books on games, their appeal, purpose and often addictive qualities.

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Nonfiction: Anthony Doerr Reviews a New Book on Time Travel

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:00:02 GMT

James Gleick’s “Time Travel: A History” is a fascinating mash-up of philosophy, literary criticism, physics and cultural observation.

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Books of The Times: Sharon Olds, Laureate of Sexuality, Scrutinizes the Body in ‘Odes’

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:49:57 GMT

The author Sharon Olds. Her latest poetry collection, “Odes,” covers sex, death and aging among other topics — like buttermilk and composting toilets.This Pulitzer Prize-winning poet’s latest collection continues to push boundaries, and includes some of the best and most ingenious poems of her career.

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‘The Girl on the Train’ Takes the Fast Track From Book to Screen

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:48:29 GMT

Paula Hawkins, who wrote the novel “The Girl on the Train,” which is scheduled to be released as a movie on Oct. 7.When Paula Hawkins’s novel became a meteoric best seller, its movie team suddenly had to catch up.

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Nonfiction: Disarming Iran: A Story of Cybersabotage and Sanctions

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:00:01 GMT

Aftermath: Clearing the stage after a photo session to mark the nuclear accord reached with Iran in July 2015.Jay Solomon’s “The Iran Wars” is an account of how the threat of a nuclear Iran grew, as did American efforts to curb it.

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Nonfiction: American Apartheid: A Georgia County Drove Out All Its Black Citizens in 1912

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:00:01 GMT

Segregationist protesters preparing to attack a civil rights march in Forsyth County, January 1987.Patrick Phillips’s “Blood at the Root” tells the story of how Forsyth County drove out its black residents and stayed white-only for 80 years.

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Cookbooks: Review: Two Books to Master Chinese Cuisines

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:44:21 GMT

Fuchsia Dunlop explores the cuisine of Jiangnan in “Land of Fish and Rice,” and Carolyn Phillips takes a broad approach to Chinese cooking in “All Under Heaven.”

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Cookbooks: Review: ‘The Red Rooster Cookbook’ Is a Homage to Modern Harlem

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:05:20 GMT

Short ribs like the ones that the chef Marcus Samuelsson served to the Obamas at Red Rooster Harlem in 2011.The chef Marcus Samuelsson’s restaurant draws on the neighborhood’s rich array of cultural influences.

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Cookbooks: Review: An Indian Twist on Southern Cuisine in ‘My Two Souths’

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:52:12 GMT

Weeknight fancy chicken and rice from the chef Asha Gomez’s debut cookbook.The chef Asha Gomez brings Indian spice to the South’s greatest recipe hits in her debut cookbook.

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Cookbooks: Review: The Sqirl Cookbook, ‘Everything I Want to Eat’

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:23:14 GMT

Shredded vegetable socca, by Jessica Koslow.Jessica Koslow’s cookbook, from her Los Angeles restaurant, Sqirl, combines health food, diner food and dazzling technique.

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Bookends: Can You Read a Book the Wrong Way?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:00:01 GMT

Adam KirschAdam Kirsch and Anna Holmes debate whether some methods of reading are more correct than others.

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Fiction: Stephen King Reviews Emma Donoghue’s Latest Novel

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:00:02 GMT

In 19th-century Ireland, a nurse is hired to watch a girl on a suspicious religious fast in Emma Donoghue’s “The Wonder.”

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Nonfiction: A Major New Book Takes on the Power Struggle at Ground Zero

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:00:01 GMT

One World Trade Center under construction, March 2010.Lynne B. Sagalyn’s “Power at Ground Zero” shows how rebuilding at the site was delayed by the need to placate scores of stakeholders.

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Alton Brown, Showman of Food TV, Pulls Back the Curtain

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:12:20 GMT

Alton Brown’s new book, “EveryDayCook: This Time It’s Personal,” is his eighth, but the first in which he offers at least a small peek into the ways he cooks and eats at home.As he releases a new cookbook, “EveryDayCook: This Time It’s Personal,” the very private host reflects on a difficult time in his life.

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Nonfiction: Why Do We Love to Curse So Much?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:00:02 GMT

“What the F” and “In Praise of Profanity” examine the linguistics, neurology, sociology — and just plain fun — of cursing.

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A Play Timed to Trump’s Candidacy Asks What If

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:40:02 GMT

David Kelly, center, and other cast members of Berkeley Repertory Theater’s “It Can’t Happen Here” rehearsing earlier this month.Mirroring similar theatrical efforts, Berkeley Rep stages an adaptation of a Sinclair Lewis novel about a vain nominee inveighing against a religious minority.

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Newly Released: Books by Melanie Finn, Alexandra Kleeman, Robert Seethaler and Margot Livesey

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:12:04 GMT

One novel follows a grieving woman in Africa and Switzerland; another offers alienation in experimental tales; a third covers a life; and a fourth dissects a marriage.

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Karl Dietrich Bracher, German Historian of Nazi Era, Dies at 94

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:56:02 GMT

Karl Dietrich Bracher, author of “The German Dictatorship,” in 1988.Professor Bracher, who was born in 1922, refused to absolve his own generation of complicity in the horrors of Nazism.

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What I Love: Amor Towles, a Gentleman in Gramercy Park

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:23:24 GMT

Read the The author of ‘Rules of Civility’ and ‘A Gentleman in Moscow,’ lives in a gracious townhouse near Gramercy Park.

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Robert Gottlieb: Avid Reader, Reluctant Writer

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:02:20 GMT

Robert Gottlieb in his Midtown Manhattan townhouse. He has mainly spent his career as an editor but has just published a memoir about his life in the world of books.Mr. Gottlieb has been the editorial midwife to works by writers like Toni Morrison, Joseph Heller and Robert Caro. In his new memoir, he writes about the editing life.

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Ivory Tower: The Truth Is Out There

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:47:05 GMT

The notion that life, including intelligent life, exists beyond Earth seems more persuasive than ever. Four new books take a look at the search, and the searchers.

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The Shortlist: Natural Disaster

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:46:55 GMT

New books about a powerful hurricane, disaster preparedness, water management and the eruption of Mount St. Helens.

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Nonfiction: Robert Gottlieb’s ‘Avid Reader’: A Publishing Giant’s Memoir

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:46:45 GMT

Robert Gottlieb with Toni Morrison and her son Slade, photographed by Jill Krementz on Jan. 19, 1978, at the National Book Awards; all rights reserved.In “Avid Reader,” the editor Robert Gottlieb chronicles a lifelong affair with books.

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Fiction: In a New Novel, an Indian Woman Tracks Her Abuser

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:45:26 GMT

Anuradha RoyAn orphan heads to a temple town to confront her history of abuse in Anuradha Roy’s Booker-longlisted novel “Sleeping on Jupiter.”

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Fiction: A Count Becomes a Waiter in a Novel of Soviet Supremacy

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:45:17 GMT

An aristocrat under house arrest witnesses the rise of the Soviet empire in Amor Towles’s “A Gentleman in Moscow.”

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Fiction: Schlock and Awe: A Novel Follows a Director’s Horrific Shoot

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:44:51 GMT

Kea Wilson“We Eat Our Own,” Kea Wilson’s debut novel about a jungle film shoot, draws inspiration from the notorious “Cannibal Holocaust.”

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Fiction: Alexandra Kleeman Writes Like an Alien on an Anthropological Mission to Earth

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:44:44 GMT

Alexandra KleemanKleeman’s stories in “Intimations” span styles and moods.

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Fiction: In Michelle Tea’s New Novel, Bohemians Meet the Apocalypse

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:44:36 GMT

Michelle TeaTea’s “Black Wave” combines a run-up to apocalypse with dark humor.

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Fiction: ‘The Virginity of Famous Men’ Has Characters on Edge

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:44:11 GMT

The stories in Christine Sneed’s “The Virginity of Famous Men” inhabit the lives of the indecisive.

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Fiction: In a Novel Set at Harvard, Class Divisions and a Creepy Crush

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:43:55 GMT

A middle-class boy becomes obsessed with a rich girl, and increasingly unstable, in Teddy Wayne’s “Loner.”

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Fiction: The Vietnam War Still Has a Hold on the Fiction of Robert Olen Butler

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:43:48 GMT

Robert Olen ButlerIn “Perfume River,” Butler traces the lasting effects of the Vietnam conflict on a New Orleans family.

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