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Books of The Times: A Personal, Breezy Tour of Classic Children’s Books

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:09:41 GMT

In “Wild Things,” Bruce Handy curates passages from his favorite books for kids, allowing readers both literary pleasure and a kind of time travel.

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Books of The Times: ‘New People’ Riffs on Race and Love, With a Twist

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:13:57 GMT

Danzy Senna’s new novel follows a woman’s love triangle (of sorts) with two men.

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Nonfiction: The Curious Conundrum of Freud’s Persistent Influence

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:29:15 GMT

“Freud,” a critical biography by Frederick Crews, asks why the creator of a scientifically delegitimized blueprint of the mind still carries so much sway.

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Books of The Times: An Artist’s Childhood, Etched in Trauma and Abandonment

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:53:42 GMT

Emma ReyesIn her epistolary memoir, “The Book of Emma Reyes,” the Colombian painter recounts her childhood in Bogotá, made vivid by the horrors of the workhouse.

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Nonfiction: A Family Memoir Makes the Case That Autism Is Different, Not Less

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:00:28 GMT

Judith Newman’s “To Siri With Love,” about life with an autistic son, is both riotous and moving.

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Nonfiction: An Intellectual Historian Argues His Case Against Identity Politics

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:00:17 GMT

Clinton supporters at New York City’s Jacob Javits Center on election night.In his slim polemic “The Once and Future Liberal,” Mark Lilla urges the left to overcome its differences.

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The Book Review Podcast: New Books About Parenting

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:13:35 GMT

Judith Newman discusses a recent crop of books about parenting, and Bill Goldstein talks about “The World Broke in Two.”

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Editors' Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:25:33 GMT

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

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Newsbook: 3 Books on North Korea and the Threat of Nuclear War

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:13:47 GMT

Two books offer readers insight into the Orwellian society, and another discusses policy solutions.

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Chinese Novelist Is Arrested in 4 Murders From 2 Decades Ago

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:47:57 GMT

Liu Yongbiao, author of “The Guilty Secret,” had planned a novel about a writer who got away with a series of killings.

To Hit a Passer and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’: An N.F.L. Star’s Two Sides

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:32:41 GMT

The Giants’ Devon Kennard after sacking the Redskins’ Kirk Cousins last season.The Giants’ linebacker Devon Kennard has created a vibrant book club on Instagram, drawing fans and fellow readers.

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Nonfiction: Ellen Ullman’s New Book Tackles Tech’s Woman Problem

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:00:14 GMT

Ellen UllmanThe pioneering programmer discusses her career and the dangers the internet poses to culture, privacy and civility in “Life in Code.”

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By the Book: Karl Ove Knausgaard: By the Book

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:00:14 GMT

Karl Ove KnausgaardThe author of the six-volume autobiographical novel “My Struggle” and, most recently, “Autumn” steers clear of crime fiction: “I only read crime novels when I’m depressed, so I try to avoid them.”

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Crime: Crime Fiction: Sue Grafton Nears the End of Her Alphabet Mysteries

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:00:02 GMT

Kinsey Millhone makes one of her last crime column appearances. Elsewhere, we meet rough limo drivers, inept Laotian athletes and a wry L.A. coroner.

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Sketchbook / Graphic Review: Jillian Tamaki on ‘The Sky Is Falling’

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:01:20 GMT

Jillian Tamaki revisits “The Sky Is Falling,” the children’s classic about British children evacuated to Canada during World War II.

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Fiction: A Postmodern Buddy-Cop Novel Sends Up the World of Semiotics

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:00:28 GMT

Laurent Binet’s “The Seventh Function of Language” turns the story of the death of Roland Barthes into a romp through the days when literary theory reigned.

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Harriet Beecher Stowe House Is for Sale Online

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:45:30 GMT

The house where Harriet Beecher Stowe was born is for sale. This 1998 photograph shows it being disassembled.The Litchfield, Conn., home where Stowe grew up has been listed on eBay for $400,000.

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Nonfiction: How the Radical Right Played the Long Game and Won

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:00:22 GMT

James McGill Buchanan, shortly after the announcement that he won the 1986 Nobel Prize in Economics.In “Democracy in Chains,” Nancy MacLean digs into the work of the economist James McGill Buchanan, who paved the way for our current political moment.

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Fiction: An Art World Mystery Wrapped in the Story of a Young Woman Coming Unglued

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:00:20 GMT

Lucy IvesLucy Ives’s “Impossible Views of the World” is a fictional work about a disappearance in the art community.

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What to Read Before You Head to Pittsburgh

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:18:45 GMT

Writers like August Wilson, John Edgar Wideman and Michael Chabon have used the city as a backdrop for their stories.

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Match Book: Desperately Seeking Love Stories With a Temporal Twist

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:45:01 GMT

A reader desires romance — dazzling, literary, unsettled by time. Our columnist responds with titles by John Fowles, Italo Calvino, A. S. Byatt and others.

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Charlottesville

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:20:01 GMT

In light of the deadly violence during a white supremacist rally in Virginia this weekend, here are books to help you discuss racism and anti-Semitism at home.

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Fiction: In Delhi or America, the Men in These Stories Behave Badly

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:00:21 GMT

Akhil Sharma’s story collection, “A Life of Adventure and Delight,” is a cultural exposé and a lacerating critique of a certain type of male ego.

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Nonfiction: How the Lincoln-Douglas Rivalry Defined a Nation

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:00:20 GMT

Abraham LincolnIn “Wrestling With His Angel,” the second volume of his biography of Abraham Lincoln, Sidney Blumenthal tells of Lincoln’s circuitous journey to Republican embrace.

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Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: ‘Eat Only When You’re Hungry’

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 21:32:36 GMT

The writer Lindsay Hunter.Lindsay Hunter discusses her new novel about a man’s road trip as he searches for his drug-addicted son.

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Books News: A Wealthy Family’s Battle With Drugs Laid Bare, but to What End?

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 22:29:51 GMT

Eva Rausing and Hans Kristian Rausing in Sweden in 1991.Sigrid Rausing’s coming book raises questions of whether the lines between memoir and voyeurism, family catharsis and score-settling, have been blurred.

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Open Book: Desperate Times Call for Old Measures

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:54:06 GMT

In his new book, Jeff Flake says he was inspired by Barry Goldwater’s “The Conscience of a Conservative.” But are Goldwater’s truths all that timeless — or even useful?

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Paperback Row

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:40:42 GMT

Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Inside the List: Attacked on All Sides, an Anti-Trump Manifesto Prevails on the Best-Seller List

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:34:49 GMT

Jeff FlakeJeff Flake’s “Conscience of a Conservative” pays homage to Barry Goldwater, whose 1960 book of the same title was a best seller for 31 weeks.

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Letters to the Editor

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:22:05 GMT

Readers respond to unmentioned influences, democracy in peril and more.

Poetry: Marianne Moore’s Poetry, the Way She Intended It

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:00:26 GMT

Marianne Moore in 1953.Moore’s “New Collected Poems,” edited by Heather Cass White, does justice to one of the 20th century’s most singular poets.

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Fiction: A Novel of Desperate New Yorkers and Those Who Evict Them

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:00:25 GMT

The Israeli immigrants in Joshua Cohen’s “Moving Kings” spend their days displacing delinquent tenants.

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Fiction: A Mystery Wrapped in Race, Class and Silence

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:00:25 GMT

Deborah E. KennedyIn interlocking stories, “Tornado Weather,” by Deborah E. Kennedy, examines the fissures of race and class that divide a small town.

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Nonfiction: If You Want to Know What It’s Like to Die, Ask Writers

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:00:25 GMT

Edwidge DanticatIn “The Art of Death,” Edwidge Danticat surveys an unknowable subject in its many guises.

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The Shortlist: Fiction From Japan, for the Old World and the New

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:00:26 GMT

Recently translated novels by Shion Miura, Hiromi Kawakami and Kobo Abe explore romantic entanglements and revisit historical trauma.

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Help Desk: How to Ignore Your Kids’ Bad Behavior and Yet Be Fully Present for Them

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:00:02 GMT

New books on how to mete out gentle discipline, ignore tantrums and still pay maximum attention to your kids (as well as talk to them about Trump).

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Fiction: ‘Bed-Stuy Is Burning’ Takes On Gentrification in Brooklyn

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:00:15 GMT

In Brian Platzer’s debut novel, a white couple live in a historically black neighborhood roiled by protest after a police shooting.

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