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Books of The Times: Review: Michael Lewis on Two Well Matched (but Finally Mismatched) Men

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:57:59 GMT

Michael Lewis“The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds” looks at the groundbreaking collaboration between the psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky.


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By the Book: Anna Kendrick: By the Book

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:24:07 GMT

Anna KendrickThe actress, singer and author of “Scrappy Little Nobody” would love to be a bath reader, “but the Parisian charm wears off after five minutes, and then I just want to be dry.”


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100 Notable Books of 2016

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 22:41:26 GMT

The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.


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Newly Released: Books by Clare Beams, Hans Herbert Grimm, April Ayers Lawson and Kelly Luce

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:00:14 GMT

Magical realism infuses one story collection; sex and faith underpin another. And a debut novel grabs your attention.


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Roundup: Itineraries Await in the Season’s Best Travel Books

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:23:40 GMT

New travel books include “The Timbuktu School for Nomads” and “The Humorless Ladies of Border Control.”


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Books of The Times: ‘Born a Crime,’ Trevor Noah’s Raw Account of Life Under Apartheid

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:42:04 GMT

Trevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show,” in 2015. His memoir provides a harrowing look at life in South Africa under apartheid and then after that era.His memoir provides a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah’s family, at life in South Africa under apartheid, and the country’s entry into a postapartheid era.


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Books of The Times: Kathleen Collins’s ‘Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?’

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:33:01 GMT

This collection of newly discovered stories is part of a large body of work by this filmmaker, playwright and writer, who died young.


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10 New Books We Recommend This Week

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:27:58 GMT

Suggested reading by book critics and editors at The New York Times.


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Fiction: Robert Harris’s Thriller Goes Inside the Vatican

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:09:08 GMT

St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City.Robert Harris’s new thriller, “Conclave,” is a tightly woven tale about power machinations at the top of the Roman Catholic Church.


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Nonfiction: A Biography of Moses, the Man

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:35:42 GMT

Statue of Moses by Frantisek Bilek, 1905.Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg’s “Moses: A Human Life” shows a man facing the divine and the elusive meaning of life.


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Roundup: Great Outdoors: Landscapes, Both Natural and Created by Human Hands

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:18:38 GMT

New books include “Treasured Lands: A Photographic Odyssey Through America’s National Parks.”


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Nonfiction: What’s So Funny About Jewish Humor?

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:28:49 GMT

Lenny Bruce performing in the 1950s.Michael Krasny’s “Let There Be Laughter” is celebration of Jewish humor.


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Nonfiction: Islands in the Sun

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:23:02 GMT

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro’s “Island People,” about the Caribbean, is the product of more than a dozen years of extended visits to the region.



Nonfiction: Wordless Short Stories by Richard McGuire

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:14:50 GMT

Richard McGuire’s charming “Sequential Drawings” collects over a decade’s worth of spot illustrations for The New Yorker.


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Nonfiction: ‘The Women Who Made New York’: Icons, Trailblazers and Visionaries

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:08:08 GMT

Emily Warren RoeblingJulie Scelfo’s book positions itself as an antidote to the historiographical tradition of forgetting — and belatedly remembering — women.


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Nonfiction: When Fake News Was Funny

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:56:46 GMT

Jon StewartChris Smith’s oral history traces the 16-year sprint that turned “The Daily Show” from a second-rate cable presentation into a vital institution in American politics and the media.


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Nonfiction: The Private Life of Victorians

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:46:33 GMT

“The Reluctant Bride”Therese Oneill’s “Unmentionable” transports us back to the world of middle-class 19th-century women, emphasizing the messy details that costume dramas airbrush out.


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Children’s Books: Big Beautiful Books for Small People

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:04:01 GMT

Tiffany is carried away by one of the three robbers: From “A Treasury of 8 Books.”Revisit Tomi Ungerer’s surprising stories, pretend to cook and more in these large-format illustrated books.


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Nonfiction: Three Handsome Books on Country Living

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:07:43 GMT

A quiet moment at Foxhollow Farm in 1930.Glossy new books devoted to the lavish retreats of American “country house” living.


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Nonfiction/Fiction: Queen Victoria in Fiction and Nonfiction

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:57:26 GMT

A portrait of Victoria in 1859, at age 40, by Franz Xaver Winterhalter.Two new books arrive at the same conclusion: Queen Victoria wasn’t as Victorian as she’s been made out to be — especially behind the bedroom door.


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Roundup: A Spotlight on the Season’s Top Photography Books

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:37:05 GMT

From Daido Moriyama’s series “Tokyo Color.”New books showcase the photos of Daido Moriyama, Sally Mann and others.


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Roundup: Rock Lives: This Season’s Pop Music Biographies and Memoirs

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:00:17 GMT

New books look at the careers of Brian Wilson, Paul Simon and other music stars.


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Roundup: This Season’s Books on Sports: A Roundup

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:50:18 GMT

People who see sports as an escape from the real world might be surprised at just how often the two overlap.


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Web Extra: 20 More Cookbooks

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:43:37 GMT

“Classic German Baking,” “Dorie’s Cookies” and more.



Roundup: From Brooklyn to Kentucky to Iran: Cookbooks for Every Taste

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:42:36 GMT

New cookbooks include an elaborate approach to home cooking and recipes with strong regional identities.


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What in the World: On an Island Named for Ice, the Poets Are Just Getting Warmed Up

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:00:23 GMT

Poetician (2016), by Birgitta Jónsdóttir | In Iceland, people of all ages and every walk of life compose and publish verse. Cold, damp weather and long winter nights may be among the reasons.


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Bruce Mazlish, Who Fused Psychoanalysis and History in His Books, Dies at 93

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:51:07 GMT

Prof. Bruce Mazlish of M.I.T. in 1972, the year he published his best-known book, “In Search of Nixon: A Psychohistorical Inquiry.”Mr. Mazlish created controversy with psychoanalytic biographies of living world leaders, including one about Richard M. Nixon.


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What It Takes to Open a Bookstore

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:35:15 GMT

Marian Bagnulo, 4, observes as volunteers prepare the Greenlight Bookstore’s new location in Prospect Lefferts Garden.This may be the ultimate book nerd’s fantasy, but it’s also hard work. We talked to some Brooklyn experts.


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Letters to the Editor

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:04:45 GMT

Readers respond to Zadie Smith’s By the Book interview and more.



Open Book: The Bright Side of 2016

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:51:17 GMT

Boldface names and bold debuts are among those on this year’s list of 100 Notable Books.


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Nonfiction: Carrie Fisher Has More to Say About Her Life in ‘Star Wars’

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:33:57 GMT

Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford on the set of the 1978 “Star Wars Holiday” TV special.In “The Princess Diarist,” Carrie Fisher dishes about her life inside the “Star Wars” industrial complex. SPOILER ALERT!


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