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Books of The Times: A Dive Into the Abyss in the Anonymous ‘Incest Diary’

| July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments




In a disturbing new memoir, an unidentified writer tells the story of being raped by her father, starting when she was 3.

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Joe Biden’s New Book to Be Released in November

| July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments




“Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose” will reflect on the challenges of governing while mourning.

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Joe Biden’s New Book to Be Released in November

Comey’s Writing a Book, and Publishers Are Eager to Pay Big Money for It

| July 15, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Spencer Johnson, ‘Who Moved My Cheese?’ Author, Dies at 78

| July 8, 2017 | 0 Comments




Mr. Johnson wrote pithy best-sellers, including one about the benefits of embracing change and another defining effective management.

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Summer Reading Books: The Ties That Bind Colleges

| July 3, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Jim Bouton, Author and Former Pitcher, Struggles With Brain Disease

| July 1, 2017 | 0 Comments




Bouton, who exposed baseball shenanigans in “Ball Four,” has a malady linked to dementia; five years ago, a stroke essentially wiped out his language skills.

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Books of The Times: In ‘The Changeling,’ the Dark Fears of Parents, Memorably Etched

| June 20, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Children’s Books: What Not to Tell the Kids When the Goldfish Dies, and Other Lessons From Pet…

| June 17, 2017 | 0 Comments





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‘A Horse Walks Into a Bar’ Wins Man Booker International Prize

| June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments




The novel by David Grossman, about a stand-up routine that goes off the rails, won the prize honoring a work written in a language other than English.

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Roxane Gay Promotes New Book and Calls Out Podcast for ‘Fat-Phobia’

| June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments




The feminist writer, whose memoir was released on Tuesday, criticized an Australian media outlet for using “cruel and humiliating” language. The outlet has apologized.

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Roxane Gay Promotes New Book and Calls Out Podcast for ‘Fat-Phobia’

Books of The Times: A Spirited Widow and a Monstrous Serpent Propel a Lush Novel

| June 7, 2017 | 0 Comments




Sarah Perry’s “The Essex Serpent” is part ghost story and part natural history lesson, part romance and part feminist parable.

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12 New Books We Recommend This Week

| May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments




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

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12 New Books We Recommend This Week

Harper Lee Lawyer Offers More Details on Discovery of New Book

| February 8, 2015




The plan to publish “Go Set a Watchman” has ignited fierce debate, but Ms. Lee’s lawyer, Tonja B. Carter, and other friends say the author is capable of making up her own mind.




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André Brink, South African Literary Figure, Dies at 79

| February 7, 2015




Mr. Brink’s work was often cited alongside that of Nadine Gordimer and J.M. Coetzee as an exemplar of South Africa’s ability to transform the experience of harsh racial politics into literature with a global reach.




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An Appraisal: In Robert Stone’s Books, Heroes, Hedonism and Old-Fashioned Moralism

| January 11, 2015




Robert Stone, who died on Saturday at 77, explored the underside of American life in books populated with pilgrims, agitators and crack-pots in search of something big, what he called “the numinous.”




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Robert Stone, Novelist Inspired by War, Dies at 77

| January 11, 2015




Mr. Stone won the National Book Award in 1975 for his second novel, “Dog Soldiers,” which was later adapted into a film starring Nick Nolte.

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Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own

| January 8, 2015




A study by Scholastic points to ways that parents can encourage kids to read for fun.




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Murty Classical Library Catalogs Indian Literature

| January 3, 2015




In a complex undertaking, Harvard University Press is publishing translations of important Indian texts in a series called the Murty Classical Library.




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Murty Classical Library Catalogs Indian Literature

Books of The Times: In ‘Driving the King,’ Ravi Howard Imagines Nat King Cole

| December 28, 2014




Ravi Howard uses Nat King Cole as a device for exploring the civil rights movement.

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Amazon Offers All-You-Can-Eat Books. Authors Turn Up Noses.

| December 27, 2014




Some self-published writers say their income has seen a large and rapid decrease under Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program, and argue that the system is unfair.

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Amazon Offers All-You-Can-Eat Books. Authors Turn Up Noses.

ArtsBeat: The Blame Game: Karen Armstrong Talks About ‘Fields of Blood’

| December 26, 2014




Ms. Armstrong discusses her new book, which examines the relationship between religion and violence throughout history.

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ArtsBeat: The Blame Game: Karen Armstrong Talks About ‘Fields of Blood’

Critic’s Notebook: Human Costs of the Forever Wars, Enough to Fill a Bookshelf

| December 26, 2014




Books that have grown out of America’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq illuminate the nature of those battles, the people who are fighting them and America itself.

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Critic’s Notebook: Human Costs of the Forever Wars, Enough to Fill a Bookshelf

Exhibition Review: ‘One Hundred Books Famous in Children’s Literature’ at Grolier

| December 25, 2014




“One Hundred Books Famous in Children’s Literature,” at the Grolier Club, features well-preserved old friends like “Little House on the Prairie” and “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”

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Exhibition Review: ‘One Hundred Books Famous in Children’s Literature’ at Grolier

Bits Blog: Jeff Bezos’ Lemonade Stand

| December 14, 2014




The expansion of Amazon Prime benefits, as well as the company’s many other projects, appears to be fueled in part by fattened margins on physical books.

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Pippi Longstocking’s Words to Be Modified for TV

| December 2, 2014




Pippi Longstocking’s language has become part of a growing and often uncomfortable debate about ethnicity in Sweden.

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An Art Form Rises: Audio Without the Book

| December 1, 2014




“The Starling Project,” a thriller by Jeffery Deaver, went straight to audiobook on Audible. In fact, Mr. Deaver’s story will not be appearing in print at all.

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Tales Told Out of School in Pyongyang Cause Stir

| November 29, 2014




A memoir by a Korean-American author about teaching English to adolescent boys at a private university in Pyongyang has angered the authorities and her former colleagues.




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Future Tense: Got a Best Seller? Chipotle May Come Calling.

| November 28, 2014




A number of companies are latching on to famous writers like Jonathan Safran Foer, who persuaded Chipotle to start an author series on bags and cups.

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Future Tense: Got a Best Seller? Chipotle May Come Calling.

Gabriel García Márquez’s Archive Goes to University of Texas

| November 24, 2014




Gabriel García Márquez’s archive has been acquired by the University of Texas and includes manuscripts, correspondence, photos and personal artifacts related to his important books.




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ArtsBeat: New Jonathan Franzen Novel, ‘Purity,’ Coming in September

| November 17, 2014




Mr. Franzen’s publisher described “Purity” as a multigenerational American epic, centered on a young woman named Purity Tyler.

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ArtsBeat: New Jonathan Franzen Novel, ‘Purity,’ Coming in September