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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:55:37 GMTMichael McCarthy’s book is both a paean to the earth’s beauty and an elegy for it.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:46:21 GMTA 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.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:06:15 GMTComplexo 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.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:54:20 GMTTana 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.”
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:14:40 GMTNew books on games, their appeal, purpose and often addictive qualities.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:00:02 GMTJames Gleick’s “Time Travel: A History” is a fascinating mash-up of philosophy, literary criticism, physics and cultural observation.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:49:57 GMTThe 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.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:48:29 GMTPaula 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.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:00:01 GMTAftermath: 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.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:00:01 GMTSegregationist 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.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:44:21 GMTFuchsia 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.”
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:05:20 GMTShort 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.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:52:12 GMTWeeknight 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.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:23:14 GMTShredded vegetable socca, by Jessica Koslow.Jessica Koslow’s cookbook, from her Los Angeles restaurant, Sqirl, combines health food, diner food and dazzling technique.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:00:01 GMTAdam KirschAdam Kirsch and Anna Holmes debate whether some methods of reading are more correct than others.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:00:02 GMTIn 19th-century Ireland, a nurse is hired to watch a girl on a suspicious religious fast in Emma Donoghue’s “The Wonder.”
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:00:01 GMTOne 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.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:12:20 GMTAlton 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.
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.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:40:02 GMTDavid 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.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:12:04 GMTOne 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.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:56:02 GMTKarl 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.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:23:24 GMTRead the The author of ‘Rules of Civility’ and ‘A Gentleman in Moscow,’ lives in a gracious townhouse near Gramercy Park.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:03:07 GMTSimon Schama talks about “The Face of Britain,” and Robert Gottlieb discusses “Avid Reader.”
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:02:20 GMTRobert 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.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:47:05 GMTThe 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.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:46:55 GMTNew books about a powerful hurricane, disaster preparedness, water management and the eruption of Mount St. Helens.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:46:45 GMTRobert 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.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:45:26 GMTAnuradha RoyAn orphan heads to a temple town to confront her history of abuse in Anuradha Roy’s Booker-longlisted novel “Sleeping on Jupiter.”
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:45:17 GMTAn aristocrat under house arrest witnesses the rise of the Soviet empire in Amor Towles’s “A Gentleman in Moscow.”
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:44:51 GMTKea Wilson“We Eat Our Own,” Kea Wilson’s debut novel about a jungle film shoot, draws inspiration from the notorious “Cannibal Holocaust.”
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:44:44 GMTAlexandra KleemanKleeman’s stories in “Intimations” span styles and moods.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:44:36 GMTMichelle TeaTea’s “Black Wave” combines a run-up to apocalypse with dark humor.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:44:11 GMTThe stories in Christine Sneed’s “The Virginity of Famous Men” inhabit the lives of the indecisive.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:43:55 GMTA middle-class boy becomes obsessed with a rich girl, and increasingly unstable, in Teddy Wayne’s “Loner.”
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:43:48 GMTRobert Olen ButlerIn “Perfume River,” Butler traces the lasting effects of the Vietnam conflict on a New Orleans family.