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Nonfiction: Survival of the Prettiest

| September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Table for Three: Hillary Clinton and America Ferrera on Pain and Progress (and Hiking)

| September 16, 2017 | 0 Comments




The former presidential candidate and the politically active actress discuss the hurt of the 2016 election and how they are both moving on.

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Books of The Times: In ‘Liner Notes,’ Loudon Wainwright Looks Squarely at His Flaws and His…

| September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments




The folk singer — ex-husband of Kate McGarrigle and father of Rufus Wainwright, among his other connections — does not go easy on himself in this memoir.

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Man Booker Shortlist Is Half American

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Man Booker Shortlist Is Half American

Books of The Times: Hillary Clinton Opens Up About ‘What Happened,’ With Candor, Defiance and…

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Kate Millett, Influential Feminist Writer, Is Dead at 82

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David Litt, an Obama Speechwriter Who Wants No Credit

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David Litt’s book about his time in the Obama White House is different than most books by political operatives: He writes about his lack of influence.

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Books of The Times: George Smiley and Other Old Friends Return in John le Carré’s ‘A Legacy of…

| August 28, 2017 | 0 Comments




In le Carré’s new novel, the children of some of his best-known characters have grown up and demand justice.

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

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Feature: Who’s Afraid of Claire Messud?

| August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments




The novelist’s characters have been called “difficult women.” She would say they are simply women with desires.

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At Home With: Jeannette Walls Settles Down Far From the Noise of New York

| August 5, 2017 | 0 Comments




The author of “The Glass Castle” spent years covering celebrities. When her book became a huge hit, she “skedaddled” to Virginia and didn’t look back.

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At Home With: Jeannette Walls Settles Down Far From the Noise of New York

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

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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

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

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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…

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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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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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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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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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