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'Modern Color' shows how Fred Herzog captured an era in living color
'Modern Color' shows how Fred Herzog captured an era in living color(image)



'La Belle Sauvage' will be like coming home for Philip Pullman fans
'La Belle Sauvage' will be like coming home for Philip Pullman fans(image)



'Nomadland' chronicles Americans on the move with heaps of reportorial detail, narrative flair
'Nomadland' chronicles Americans on the move with heaps of reportorial detail, narrative flair(image)



9 sports books for holiday reading and giving

If you like variety, these 2017 releases offer an abundance of that, from a football book by an NFL commissioner’s son to the story of a small-college, women’s basketball team that achieved championship stature during the Depression. 

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'Balancing Acts' author Nicholas Hytner looks back at a successful career at London’s National Theatre
'Balancing Acts' author Nicholas Hytner looks back at a successful career at London’s National Theatre(image)



5 great book picks for gift-giving this holiday season
5 great book picks for gift-giving this holiday season(image)



'Afghanistan' is a collection of the best of Steve McCurry's images of this rugged, beautiful, tragic land
'Afghanistan' is a collection of the best of Steve McCurry's images of this rugged, beautiful, tragic land(image)



4 cozy and (mildly) scary audiobooks

Any of these would make a good companion on your next holiday trip.

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3 engaging books for middle-grade readers

Looking for a good holiday gift book for a middle-grader reader? We've got some suggestions.

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30 best books of 2017
30 best books of 2017(image)



How Queen Victoria conducted diplomacy through love

Deborah Cadbury, author of 'Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe,' talks about the queen's wide-ranging impact – for better and for worse – on European history.

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'I Can’t Breathe' is clear-eyed, hard-hitting account of Eric Garner's death
'I Can’t Breathe' is clear-eyed, hard-hitting account of Eric Garner's death(image)



Elena Ferrante is back, with a new piece in the works

It's good news for the Neapolitan novelist's fans, some of whom feared they would never hear from her again.

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Now we’re really cooking: New standout cookbooks include 'America: The Cookbook' and 'Milk Street'
Now we’re really cooking: New standout cookbooks include 'America: The Cookbook' and 'Milk Street'(image)



Children's literature: How well do you know these classics?

It may be many years since you read these books. But do they still live in your imagination? Take our quiz and find out.

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'We Were Eight Years in Power' discusses race with intelligent sobriety
'We Were Eight Years in Power' discusses race with intelligent sobriety(image)



'Radio Free Vermont' touts the power of local government and grassroots efforts
'Radio Free Vermont' touts the power of local government and grassroots efforts(image)



'Calder' clearly establishes its subject as a giant of the 20th century
'Calder' clearly establishes its subject as a giant of the 20th century(image)



This Thanksgiving I'm feeling grateful for my very first book

My library grows by the year, but it all started with Gumby.

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'Gold Dust Woman' tells the story of rock icon Stevie Nicks
'Gold Dust Woman' tells the story of rock icon Stevie Nicks(image)