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Nonfiction: Are the American West’s Wildfires Inevitable?

Michael Kodas’s “Megafire” and Edward Struzik’s “Firestorm” analyse the misguided history and dire results of America’s wildfire management policy.

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Nonfiction: Making Citizens’ Lives Better

David Goldfield’s “The Gifted Generation” explains the importance of government.

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Gabriel García Márquez’s Archive Freely Available Online

The Harry Ransom Center in Texas has digitized and made available roughly half of the novelist’s archive, including a draft of an unpublished memoir.

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Nonfiction: The Comic Strip’s Heyday in ‘Cartoon County’

Cullen Murphy recounts his coming-of-age among the elites of American illustration.

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Nonfiction: The Hand of the Comic Artist

Manohla Dargis reviews two new books that examine the aesthetics and the business of comics, from Superman to R. Crumb.

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Allison Janney puts her spin on ice-skating scandal in 'I, Tonya'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The stars aligned for Allison Janney when she dressed up in a cheap fur coat, perched a parakeet on her shoulder, and chain-smoked and swore through figure-skating movie "I, Tonya."

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Times Critics’ Top Books of 2017

The Times’s critics give their choices of the best fiction and nonfiction works of the year.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Liberals Need to Take Their Fingers Out of Their Ears

Many Democrats continue to have little understanding of their own role in creating the conditions that make conservatives willing to support Trump.

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Nonfiction: A Memoir of a Year on the International Space Station

The NASA astronaut and naval pilot Scott Kelly put his “Endurance” to the test, both on Earth and beyond.

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Nonfiction: Language Rules for the Digital Age

The BuzzFeed copy chief Emmy J. Favilla recounts her mission to set tone, grammar and style codes for a generation determined to break them.

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Paris Review Editor Resigns Amid Inquiry Into His Conduct with Women

Lorin Stein apologized in letters he sent the board Wednesday, saying his behavior had been hurtful and degrading.

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Books of The Times: In His Final Fiction, Sam Shepard Chases Familiar Themes

“Spy of the First Person,” about a dying man, is shot through with dread and decay but has parched humor as well.

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Singapore drone frees your fingers to take photos

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - As more people shoot pictures and videos from consumer drones, researchers in Singapore have found a way round the frustrating task of framing and taking photos while manually piloting the craft. 

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Nonfiction: What the People of Appalachia Want

Steven Stoll’s “Ramp Hollow” looks at the history of deprivation in the region.

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Fiction: A Version of Homer That Dares to Match Him Line for Line

Emily Wilson’s landmark translation of the “Odyssey” matches the original’s line count while drawing on a spare, simple and direct idiom.

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Nonfiction: The Ku Klux Klan’s Surprising History

Linda Gordon’s “The Second Coming of the KKK” recounts an ugly chapter of the American past.

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Nonfiction: A Last Glimpse Into the Mind of Oliver Sacks

Nicole Krauss reviews “The River of Consciousness,” a book of Sacks’s essays covering his favored topics, like the evolution of life and the workings of memory.

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Books News: Sex, Plagiarism and Spyware. This Is Not Your Average Copyright Complaint.

Dueling lawsuits by novelist Emma Cline and her ex-boyfriend involve high-profile lawyers in what has become a high-profile case.

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Nonfiction: A Renowned Travel Writer’s Letters From the Road

“Patrick Leigh Fermor: A Life in Letters,” edited by Adam Sisman, sparkles with the charm that made Fermor such a welcome guest and bedmate.

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Nonfiction: Why Are Jews Funny?

Jeremy Dauber’s “Jewish Comedy” looks at laughter across more than 2,000 years.

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Nonfiction: In a Bowie Oral History, a Glimpse of How Others Saw the Faker

Dylan Jones’s “David Bowie: A Life” captures its subject’s radically plastic persona, his capacity to accommodate any identity at will.

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Help Desk: Among the Vulgarians

New etiquette books offer advice on how to mind your manners during uncivil times, in the White House and beyond.

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The Enthusiast: In Praise of the ‘Career Romance’

Written to educate young women about various industries, the books are as historically interesting as they are entertaining — sociology lesson plus soap opera.

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Visuals: So, You’d Like to Buy Your Loved One a Book?

Follow the arrows to discover the best reading to give as a gift this season.

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Roundup: From Politics to Scandals, Sports Seem to Speak to Our Times

Half a dozen books on sports range from champion athletes to the fans who adore them.

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Nonfiction: In the World of Comedy, Improv May Now Be More Important Than Stand-Up

Sam Wasson’s “Improv Nation” examines one of the most important stories in American popular culture.

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Roundup: Travel Books Take You There and Back

It’s worth noting that some of this season’s most exciting travel narratives are by women.

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Roundup: Rock ’n’ Roll, Between the Covers

From Lou Reed to Gucci Mane to Stevie Nicks, a look at the season’s music biographies.

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Crime: The Best Crime Novels of 2017

From Attica Locke to Jo Nesbo, Marilyn Stasio looks back at some of her favorite mysteries and thrillers from a year’s worth of crime columns.

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Nonfiction: The Sun Never Set on the British Empire, or Its Food

Lizzie Collingham’s “The Taste of Empire” and Erika Rappaport’s “A Thirst for Empire” explore the worldwide influence of Britain’s culinary heritage.

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Roundup: Lots of Healthy Options, but Don’t Forget Dessert!

New cookbooks to make you feel good, along with books of cakes and cookies to make you feel happy. And, for the brave, recipes for not-so-awful offal.

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Nonfiction: ‘Reckless Daughter’: A Protective Biography of Joni Mitchell

The music critic David Yaffe pays tribute to the singer-songwriter in his new book.

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Nonfiction: Muhammad Ali, Beginning to End for the First Time in a Book

Jonathan Eig’s “Ali: A Life” is the first major biography to include the fighter’s final years, Parkinson’s and all.

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Nonfiction: A New Biography of the Renaissance Genius

Walter Isaacson turns his attention to Leonardo da Vinci and all his mechanical and artistic achievements.

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Nonfiction: The Licentious Life and Times of Jann Wenner

In “Sticky Fingers,” the first biography of the Rolling Stone co-founder and editor, Joe Hagan holds nothing back.

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Children’s Books: Notable Children’s Books of 2017

The best in picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction, selected by the children’s books editor of The New York Times Book Review.

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Opinion: An Algorithm Isn’t Always the Answer

I didn’t even know I was looking for the things that now make me happiest.

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A Wave of New Fiction From Nigeria, as Young Writers Experiment With New Genres

Nigeria has become a major exporter of literary talent, and now one publisher, Cassava Republic, is expanding to the United States.

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Nonfiction: The Woman Who Smashed a Glass Ceiling in the 16th Century

Leslie Peirce’s “Empress of the East” tells the story of the slave girl who rose to become Queen of the Ottomans.

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100 Notable Books of 2017

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

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Nonfiction: Iconic Food Writers Toppled Off Their Pedestals

Justin Spring’s “The Gourmands’ Way” offers a critical group portrait of the Americans who introduced French food to post-World War II America.

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Nonfiction: The Cookbook Addict

Jane Kramer’s “The Reporter’s Kitchen” explains how she approaches life through food and food through life.

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Books of The Times: Not if the Seas Rise, but When and How High

Jeff Goodell’s “The Water Will Come” reports on climate change and contemplates the future fates of coastal cities.

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Editors’ Choice: 7 New Books We Recommend This Week

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

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Nonfiction: The Contradictions of Joseph Conrad

Maya Jasanoff’s book, “The Dawn Watch,” uses Conrad’s work to tell a story of globalization, imperialism and resistance.

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Nonfiction: ‘Little House on the Prairie’ and the Truth About the American West

A new biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder “refreshes and revitalizes” our understanding of westward expansion, pioneer life and the literature that mythologized it.

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Fiction: Whatever Happened to Isabel Archer? ‘Mrs. Osmond’ Picks Up Where Henry James Left Off

John Banville’s sequel to James’s “Portrait of a Lady” follows the heroine back to Rome and to the possible end of her marriage.

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Grace Notes: Studying Fake News About Voltaire, Spread by Voltaire Himself

A professor says that the 18th-century French satirist lied about his date of birth not to hide a scandal, but to create one.

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Profile: A Chinese Novelist Is Found in Translation

For Xue Yiwei, Canada was a safe haven in which to write, but now he’s finding an audience abroad that appreciates his subversive novel.

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Nonfiction: Kevin Young’s Enthralling, Essential History of the Hoax

Jonathan Lethem reviews Kevin Young’s “Bunk,” a new book that traces the American fondness for plagiarists, hoaxes and, yes, fake news.

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Fiction: After ‘Mad Men,’ Matthew Weiner Turns to a Novel of Madmen

A psychopathic construction worker, a violently overprotective father and an adolescent girl form a dangerous triangle in “Heather, the Totality.”

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In ‘Raising Trump’ and ‘The Kardashians,’ Two Portraits of Modern American Matriarchy

James Wolcott on two books about the larger-than-life dynasties shaping our cultural and political lives.

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Get Lost in a Giant Bamboo Labyrinth

The Labirinto della Masone, in Parma, Italy, is a dream come true of the Italian publisher Franco Maria Ricci, who set out to build the largest labyrinth in the world.

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I Interviewed Joe Biden. A Sob Took Me by Surprise.

After all my persistence and preparation for an interview with former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., I would go down as the one who bawled.

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‘“We the People” Are Out of Hibernation’

Our top 10 comments of the week: Readers discussed Democratic election gains, more sexual assault revelations and a screaming toddler.

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Children’s Books: Bookshelf: Picture Books for Animal-Loving Children

An octopus who escapes from an aquarium, a feather searching for its bird, a cardinal trapped in a Christmas tree and more in this season’s best animal books.

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Nonfiction: World War II Seen by a Classicist, and Other New Books About Conflict

Thomas E. Ricks surveys 12 new books of military history.

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Children’s Books: A Mark Twain Tale, Brought Back From the Dead

“The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine,” completed and illustrated by Erin and Philip Stead, unites old-fashioned storytelling virtues with a playful modern sensibility.

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Nonfiction: Amid African Extremism, a Writer Finds an ‘Ordinary and Rare Kind of Bravery’

Alexis Okeowo’s book “A Moonless, Starless Sky” profiles regular people living in defiance of extremist movements across the African continent.

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Fiction: The Concealed Weapons of ‘Kiss Me Someone’

Karen Shepard’s short story collection “Kiss Me Someone” vividly demonstrates that a woman can be another woman’s worst enemy.

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Children’s Books: These Kids Never, Never, Never Give Up

In new picture books from Mo Willems, Dan Santat, Lemony Snicket and others, young heroes and heroines get into — and out of — every kind of scrape

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Children’s Books: Masters of Illustration Bring Breathtaking Art to These Seafaring Stories

Tales of sailing the high seas, rescuing a whale, and emulating Robinson Crusoe from Mordecai Gerstein, Peter Sis, the Fan brothers, and more

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Joe Biden Talks About His New Memoir, ‘Promise Me, Dad’

The former vice president writes about facing the death of his son Beau, deciding not to pursue a presidential run and dealing with foreign crises.

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Nonfiction: An Acclaimed Biographer Takes On Her Grandfather, the Atomic Scientist James B. Conant

Jennet Conant’s “Man of the Hour” explores the life of James B. Conant, Cold Warrior scientist and administrator of the Manhattan Project.

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Profile: A Novelist Confronts the Complex Relationship Between Japan and Korea

Min Jin Lee, the author of “Pachinko,” discusses her book and the remnants of discrimination against Koreans by the Japanese.

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Children’s Books: Love and Other Ties That Bind in This Fall’s Y.A. Novels

A pregnant 16-year-old finds her own birth family, a high school senior is roughed up by the police, a brother and sister fall for the same girl, and more.

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Nonfiction: The Women Who Helped America Crack Axis Codes

Liza Mundy’s “Code Girls” goes behind the scenes of America’s national security apparatus in World War II, and finds it was heavily populated by women.

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Fiction: A Novel of the French Revolution, Enacted in British Parlors

Helen Dunmore’s “Birdcage Walk” imagines the turbulent life of an 18th-century British woman whose political writings have vanished from history.

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Nonfiction: Between the Presidency and Him

The poet Kevin Young on Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “We Were Eight Years in Power.”

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Editors’ Choice: 11 New Books We Recommend This Week

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

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Children’s Books: The Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2017

Here are the winners of The New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books Awards for 2017.

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American Beauties: A Chronicle of Homelessness Is Also an Offbeat Hymn to Life

In “Travels With Lizbeth,” Lars Eighner recounts the time he spent living on the streets with his dog starting in the late 1980s.

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Essay: Why Arthur Schlesinger’s ‘Disuniting of America’ Lives On

“The Disuniting of America” reminds us that social polarization is about more than the controversy over Confederate statues.

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Nonfiction: ‘I Hear She’s a Real Bitch’: A Swaggering, Feminist Restaurant Memoir

The Canadian restaurateur Jen Agg shows she’s eager to curse and digress like the most macho of them.

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Nonfiction: James Madison’s Zigzag Path

Noah Feldman’s new biography of the fourth president paints a picture of a man of great political flexibility.

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Fiction: A Stranger From the Past Confronts Roddy Doyle’s Latest Hero

“Smile,” the author’s 11th novel, is the closest thing he’s written to a psychological thriller.

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Nonfiction: In ‘Friends Divided,’ John Adams and Thomas Jefferson Beg to Differ

The historian Gordon Wood traces the very long, very complicated relationship between two extraordinary men.

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Nonfiction: Antonin Scalia’s Speeches, Collected for Argument’s Sake

The words of the late Supreme Court justice and originalist as reviewed by his old sparring partner, Alan Dershowitz.

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Nonfiction: Do Americans Need a Prime Minister?

In “The Impossible Presidency,” the historian Jeremi Suri argues that the job has become overwhelmingly complex, more than a single person can handle.

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Nonfiction: The War of Independence, Seen Through Six Sets of Eyes

Russell Shorto’s “Revolution Song” recounts the stories of individual lives that intersected with our nation’s battle against enemies at home and abroad.

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Nonfiction: A Quarter of a Century Behind Bars, for a Crime He Didn’t Commit

Alex Kotlowitz reviews Benjamin Rachlin’s “Ghost of the Innocent Man,” which tells the story of Willie J. Grimes, wrongfully convicted of sexual assault.

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TABLE-Leonardo da Vinci biography tops U.S. nonfiction bestsellers

Oct 26 (Reuters) - Walter Isaacson's biography of Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci debuted at the top of the U.S. nonfiction bestsellers chart on Thursday, while Dan Brown's "Origin" held off John Sandford's latest novel and a book of short stories by actor Tom Hanks on the fiction bestsellers list. Data released by independent, online and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors across the United States was used to compile the list. Hardcover Fiction

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Profile: Tattoos, Bieber, Black Lives Matter and Jesus

Carl Lentz, lead pastor of Hillsong NYC, sidles up to the idea of Christian self-help with his book, “Own the Moment,” then aims for something different.

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Editors’ Choice: 12 New Books We Recommend This Week

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

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Nonfiction: Stranger Than Fiction: The Best True-Crime Stories

From Hollywood’s Black Dahlia case to killing sprees in 1950s London and 19th-century Paris, new books probe the grisly worst of human nature.

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Nonfiction: In ‘After the Eclipse,’ a Daughter Mourns Her Murdered Mother

In parallel tracks of elegy and mystery, Sarah Perry recalls the life and death of her young mother, who was murdered when the author was 12.

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Books of The Times: John Grisham Prosecutes For-Profit Law Schools in ‘The Rooster Bar’

Grisham’s new novel translates the ethical and economic issues raised by student-entrapping practices into the high drama of a swift legal thriller.

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Fiction: Our Villains, Ourselves: A Thriller Roundup

Six spooky fall thrillers, whose plots range from a campus crime to an international spy hunt to a young girl’s mystical self-murdering, all unsettle the neat distinctions between “hero,” “villain,” and even the reader.

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Fiction: King Lear Is Reborn as a 21st-Century Media Mogul

In Edward St. Aubyn’s novel “Dunbar,” Shakespeare’s tragedy is recast as a struggle for control over an irascible father’s corporate empire.

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Fiction: A Novelist Asks, What if Women’s Bodies Became Deadly Weapons?

In “The Power,” by Naomi Alderman, women gain the ability to harness a dangerous electricity and the world starts to change in their favor.

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New & Noteworthy

A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

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Match Book: Dear Match Book: I (Seek Those Who) See Dead People

Novels from the frolicking to the infernal that fuse the natural world with supernatural phenomena.

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Fiction: A Roundup of New Horror, All Indebted to an Early Master

Richard Matheson’s legacy is felt in stories of mysterious figures and horrible, dawning realities.

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Nonfiction: The Man Who Photographed Ghosts

Peter Manseau’s “The Apparitionists” reveals the art and trial of William H. Mumler, who stood at the intersection of 19th-century art, science and spiritualism.

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Review: It’s Law vs. Order in ‘Jesus Hopped the “A” Train’

A riveting revival of Stephen Adly Guirgis’s prison drama may be more timely today than at its premiere in 2000.

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Books of The Times: ‘Sticky Fingers’ Captures Rolling Stone’s Jann Wenner and the Culture He Helped Create

The biographer Joe Hagan understands why a rock magazine editor matters to the history of the 20th century.

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profile: Is Anna Faris Unqualified?

Her new memoir, which blends relationship advice with reflections on her romantic follies, comes at an awkward time.

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Fiction: A Set of Brilliant Miniatures by the Author of ‘The Good Lord Bird’

With “Five-Carat Soul,” his debut story collection, James McBride explores race, masculinity, music and history.

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Nonfiction: The Pop-Culture Evolution of Frankenstein’s Monster

In “Frankenstein: The First Two Hundred Years,” Christopher Frayling resurrects Mary Shelley’s classic through the countless visual adaptations of its monster.

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Nonfiction: What Trump Can Learn From a Gold Star Family

In his new memoir “An American Family,” Khzir Khan, who spoke so movingly at the 2016 Democratic convention, writes about patriotism and his love of America.

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Books of The Times: In ‘Righteous,’ a Stand-Up Sleuth Investigates His Brother’s Murder

Joe Ide’s follow-up to his award-winning debut novel, “IQ,” begins in the exact spot that story left off: in a junkyard with a car full of evidence.

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Books of The Times: With ‘La Belle Sauvage,’ Philip Pullman Begins a New Trilogy

The author of the “His Dark Materials” trilogy returns, with answers to the questions what happened first and what happens next.

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Jann Wenner and His Biographer Have a Falling Out

The Rolling Stone founder seemed to enjoy opening up his life to Joe Hagan. Now that the book is about to come out, they are no longer speaking.

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Nonfiction: Stalinist Crimes in Ukraine That Resonate Today

In “Red Famine,” Anne Applebaum shines a light on clashing nationalisms in a richly detailed account of the 20th-century Soviet republic’s great famine.

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Further Reading: Stalin, Hitler and the Temptations of Totalitarianism

Strobe Talbott on Alan Bullock’s “Hitler and Stalin” and Timothy Snyder’s “On Tyranny,” which span the arc of the Russian Revolution to the present.

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Books of The Times: A Graphic Novelist’s Passionate Anatomy of New York

Julia Wertz’s majestic portrait of the city is a collection of dramatic streetscapes and hidden histories.

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A Diabetes Monitor That Spares the Fingers

The device helps me control my glucose without pricking my fingers to test drops of blood. I buy it overseas, but it’s coming to America.

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Nonfiction: ‘Riot Days’: A Memoir of Punk Protest and Prison Activism

Maria Alyokhina, a member of Pussy Riot, tells her story in her prison memoir.

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Further Reading: Condoleezza Rice on the 10 Days Still Shaking the World

On the centenary of the October Revolution, the former secretary of state writes about the books that best help us understand Russia.

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Fiction: In Orhan Pamuk’s New Novel, a Youthful Obsession Yields a Haunted Life

In “The Red-Haired Woman,” Pamuk traces the disastrous effects of a Turkish teenager’s brief encounter with a married actress.

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Further Reading: Martin Amis on Lenin’s Deadly Revolution

The Russian Revolution was imposed from above, but its tragedy was experienced from below. Amis provides a reading list for the decades that followed.

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Why Frankenstein’s Monster Haunts Queer Art

As the 200th birthday of Mary Shelley’s monstrous allegory approaches, an exploration of its resonance with artists.

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Crime: The Latest in Crime Novels: Bad Mothers, Bad Memories and Bad Sex Toys

Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column shows what happens when a daughter turns in her murderer mother, a town confronts a killing and cold cases unfreeze.

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Nonfiction: A Lamentation for a Life Cut Short

In “Cuz,” Danielle Allen remembers a cousin who went to prison as a teenager and spent almost his entire adult life behind bars.

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Essay: The Ghost That Haunts Grant’s Memoirs

T.J. Stiles discusses a new, completely annotated edition of Grant’s memoirs, edited by John F. Marszalek, with David S. Nolen and Louie Gallo.

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Nonfiction: President Clinton Looks Back at President Grant

Ron Chernow’s “Grant” gives us a Ulysses S. Grant for our times.

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Fiction: Jeffrey Eugenides, Great American Novelist, Turns to the Story

In his debut collection, “Fresh Complaint,” Eugenides explores variations on the theme of failure: marital, creative and financial.

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Opinion: Publishing’s Unfair Gray Market

How can third-party sellers offer “new” books at prices below even the Amazon discount?

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Nonfiction: Three Wealthy Women and Their Venetian Mansion

Judith Mackrell’s “The Unfinished Palazzo” traces the lives of its 20th-century owners: Marchesa Luisa Casati, Lady Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim.

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Nonfiction: Is Globalization Drawing Us Together or Tearing Us Apart?

In “The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World,” Michael Ignatieff grapples with whether people are only capable of living side by side.

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Nonfiction: Biltmore House, America’s Original McMansion

Denise Kiernan unlocks the Gilded Age history of George Vanderbilt’s giant house and the aristocratic royalty that inhabited it.

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Nonfiction: How a Villa on the Riviera Became the Year-Round Playground of the Superrich

Mary S. Lovell’s “The Riviera Set” eavesdrops on the glamorous entertainments staged by the various owners of a chateau in the south of France.

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In Love With Romance Novels, but Not Their Lack of Diversity

The owners of the Ripped Bodice bookstore gathered data about writers’ races, and the results confirmed what many authors and consumers already knew.

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Nonfiction: Exploring the Necessity and Virtue of Sleep

Two books look at why getting a good night’s rest is essential.

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Nonfiction: The Truth and Fiction of Adam and Eve

In a new cultural history of the origins and readings of the Genesis story, Stephen Greenblatt traces a long arc.

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Books of The Times: A Surgeon Not Afraid to Face His Mistakes, In and Out of the Operating Room

The brain surgeon Henry Marsh’s second memoir, “Admissions,” is a wandering and ruminative trek through the doctor’s anxieties and private shames.

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Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

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

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Light Reading: Bob Dylan’s Year of Living Laureatishly

Last year the Nobel committee shocked folks around the world with its selection for the literature prize — most notably the awardee himself.

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Nonfiction: 1949: The Year That Set the Course of Chinese-American Relations

Kevin Peraino’s “A Force So Swift” recounts a turning point that continues to haunt Washington and Beijing.

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Poetry: Five Decades of Frank Bidart’s Verse, From Masks to Self-Mythology

The collected poems in “Half-Light,” long-listed for the National Book Award, let readers trace the evolution of a sophisticated modern master.

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Nonfiction: Learning About Women’s Lives Through the Food They Consumed

In “What She Ate,” Laura Shapiro offers biographical portraits of six notable women and their diets, including Helen Gurley Brown and Eva Braun.

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Books of The Times: In Dan Brown’s ‘Origin,’ Robert Langdon Returns, With an A.I. Friend in Tow

Brown’s latest novel features a brilliant futurist and a plot that revolves around the tensions between creationism and science.

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Fiction: In ‘Manhattan Beach,’ Jennifer Egan Sets a Crime Story on the Waterfront

A missing father, an underworld boss and a female diver at the Brooklyn Naval Yards anchor the Pulitzer winner’s first novel since “A Visit From the Goon Squad.”

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Nonfiction: When the Empress of India Met Her Muslim Teacher

Shrabani Basu’s “Victoria & Abdul,” now also a film starring Judi Dench, portrays the bond between the British queen and her Indian teacher.

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Fiction: A Second Wife Haunted by the Shadow of Her Husband’s First

Lily Tuck’s new novel, steeped in references to literary forebears, exposes the psychological obsession of women who’ve wed the same man.

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Nonfiction: In Masha Gessen’s ‘The Future Is History,’ Homo Sovieticus Rises

In her new book, Gessen, a journalist and longtime critic of Vladimir Putin, recounts the experiences of seven people living in post-Communist Russia.

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Match Book: Illustrated Books to Help Children Embrace Their Differences

Ferdinand the peaceful bull, a blue crayon named Red and other misunderstood heroes who teach kids it’s ok to be themselves.

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Nonfiction: A Trust Buster for the New ‘Knowledge Monopoly’

Franklin Foer argues that Silicon Valley is an “existential threat” to the individual and society.

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Fiction: In Alice McDermott’s Novel, A Cloistered Life Blows Open

In “The Ninth Hour,” the cause of a young Irish widow and her daughter is taken up by the nuns of a Brooklyn convent.

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Books of The Times: Through the Lens of the Obama Years, Ta-Nehisi Coates Reckons With Race, Identity and Trump

“We Were Eight Years in Power” is a selection of Coates’s most influential pieces from The Atlantic, with new material about what he was thinking and feeling when he wrote them.

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Profile: The World According to Dan Brown

A visit with Dan Brown, whose new novel — as with all of his works — doesn’t shy away from the big questions, but rushes pell-mell into them. In “Origin,” the question is: Can science make religion obsolete?

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Profile: Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Making of a Public Intellectual

“Between the World and Me,” Coates’s treatise on black male life in America, catapulted him to prominence. Coates spoke to The Times about his new book, “We Were Eight Years in Power,” his year in Paris and what he’s up to next.

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New Book About Woody Allen Alleges Abusive Parenting by Mia Farrow

In the book, Moses Farrow asserts that Ms. Farrow coached her daughter, Dylan Farrow, in accusing Mr. Allen of sexual abuse.

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Man of ‘Gotham’ Returns

“Gotham” — a 1,400-page radical history of New York — was an unlikely hit. Now, 20 years later, Mike Wallace has finished Volume II. And he’s still not done.

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Feature: The Mind of John McPhee

A deeply private writer reveals his obsessive process.

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Editors' Choice: 11 New Books We Recommend This Week

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

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Nonfiction: Tracking the Hyper-Gentrification of New York, One Lost Knish Place at a Time

In “Vanishing New York,” Jeremiah Moss laments the transformation of a city into a place that no longer accommodates failure.

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Fiction: A Roundup of the Season’s Romance Novels

Robert Gottlieb on what the genre has to offer nowadays, and what it always had to offer.

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Fiction: The 21st-Century Fantasy Trilogy That Changed the Game

The first two novels in N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy both won Hugo awards. In the final volume, “The Stone Sky,” the fate of the world is at stake.

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Match Book: Dear Match Book: I’m Seeking Satirical, Semifantastical and Stand-Out Literary Fiction

High-minded novels and stories that favor fairy tales, unsolved crimes and dystopian drama over the ubiquitous run-of-the-mill plots in today’s fiction.

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Books of The Times: Stephen King and Son Team Up for a Novel About Women Whose Sleep Should Not Be Disturbed

In “Sleeping Beauties,” by Stephen King and his son Owen, women who fall asleep don’t wake up, and grow tendrils that are best left alone.

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Fiction: In a Quiet Ohio Town, Who Started the Fire, and Why?

Celeste Ng’s “Little Fires Everywhere” witnesses the mysteries of arson, kinship and community in late-’90s suburban America.

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Shorting volatility: Rising risks mean itchier trigger fingers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A long stretch of low volatility for U.S. stocks has made betting on continued calm a popular and lucrative trade, but traders and strategists warn that risks to the trade have mounted, while the potential for profits has shrunk.

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Wall St Week Ahead-Shorting volatility: Rising risks mean itchier trigger fingers

NEW YORK, Sept 22 (Reuters) - A long stretch of low volatility for U.S. stocks has made betting on continued calm a popular and lucrative trade, but traders and strategists warn that risks to the trade have mounted, while the potential for profits has shrunk.

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BRIEF-Financial Institutions inc provides update on “at-the-market” offering of common stock

* Financial Institutions Inc provides update on “at-the-market” offering of common stock

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Fiction: In ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing,’ a Haunted Road Trip to Prison

Jesmyn Ward’s follow-up to “Salvage the Bones” tells the story of a woman intent on making her fractured family whole again.

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Nonfiction: Alice Waters Retraces the Path That Led Her to Chez Panisse

According to a new autobiography, “Coming to My Senses,” it all began with a year in Paris and a taste for the food she discovered there.

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Nonfiction: When Corruption and Venality Were the Lifeblood of America

“The Republic for Which It Stands,” Richard White’s broad-ranging history, describes a country lashed by greed and brutality.

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Nonfiction: The Education of Ellen Pao

In “Reset,” the Silicon Valley executive and former venture capitalist explains how she came to question the culture of the tech industry.

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Nonfiction: Survival of the Prettiest

Darwin’s theory of aesthetics may be the sexiest, most dangerous idea in evolution.

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UPDATE 1-Wenner Media explores sale of Rolling Stone magazine

Sept 17 (Reuters) - Wenner Media said it is exploring strategic options for its majority interest in the Rolling Stone magazine, as the New York-based publisher continues to shift from its print media business amid falling ad revenues.

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Wenner Media explores strategic options for Rolling Stone magazine

Sept 17 (Reuters) - Wenner Media said it is exploring strategic options for its majority interest in the Rolling Stone magazine.

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BRIEF-Wenner Media to explore strategic options for Rolling Stone

* Wenner Media to explore strategic options for Rolling Stone

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Fiction: A Debut Novel Imagines Political Intrigue at the 1939 World’s Fair

In Brendan Mathews’s “The World of Tomorrow,” two brothers fleeing Ireland for New York get embroiled in a wild assassination plot.

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Books News: Looking for Buddhist Wisdom in ‘The Princess Bride’

In a new book, Ethan Nichtern divines lessons about love, family and Buddhism from the cult classic. Just don’t expect Inigo Montoya to find enlightenment.

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Man Booker Shortlist Is Half American

Novels by Paul Auster, Emily Fridlund, Mohsin Hamid, Fiona Mozley, George Saunders and Ali Smith made the list. The prize will be announced Oct. 17.

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Fiction: In ‘Forest Dark,’ Nicole Krauss Plays With Divided Selves

Two New Yorkers — an aging lawyer and a young writer — make their way, separately, to Tel Aviv.

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Nonfiction: A Memoir by Donald Trump’s Favorite Target

“Unbelievable,” by the NBC News correspondent Katy Tur, describes what it was like to be on the front lines during the Trump presidential campaign.

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Encounters: Graham Norton’s World of Wonder

On tour to promote his new mystery novel, the BBC host pauses to shop for some bedding at a favorite furniture store.

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Nonfiction: In Praise of the Black Men and Women Who Built Detroit

In “Black Detroit,” Herb Boyd celebrates the city’s rich history through its unsung heroes.

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Reader's Notebook: Change Is in the Air at the E. B. White Farm

Discovering the author’s home in Maine, where he wrote “Charlotte’s Web” and heard those darn crickets.

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John le Carré’s ‘A Legacy of Spies’: An Excerpt

George Smiley returns in this coda to le Carré’s classic, “The Spy Who Came In From the Cold.”

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Nonfiction: Fake News: It’s as American as George Washington’s Cherry Tree

Kurt Andersen’s “Fantasyland” argues that alternative facts are baked into the American character.

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David Litt, an Obama Speechwriter Who Wants No Credit

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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Non-Fiction: Affairs to Remember: Nora Ephron’s Classic Rom-Coms

In “I’ll Have What She’s Having,” Erin Carlson argues that Ephron took a Hollywood genre and made it her own.

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Fiction: Illicit Lovers, Reunited in Adulthood

Sylvia Brownrigg’s sequel to “Pages for You” revives a secret lesbian affair between a college freshman and her teaching assistant, 20 years on.

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Fiction: The Real-Life Reality Show That Jumped the Shark

In Alissa Nutting’s tragicomic near-future novel “Made for Love,” we’re all in a surveillance state of our own making.

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Nonfiction: A Journalist Abroad Grapples With American Power

In “Notes on a Foreign Country,” Suzy Hansen argues that “Americans were in active denial of their empire even as they laid its foundations.”

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Essay: Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson and the Ways We Talk About Our Past

Why the words we use to describe Sally Hemings matter.

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Books of The Times: ‘The Bettencourt Affair,’ a Buffet for Scandal Aficionados

Tom Sancton’s book recounts the implications and intrigue that surrounded the L’Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt’s relationship with a younger man.

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The Long View: A Racist World, Described by Those Who Knew It

Rereading Maya Angelou, Richard Wright and other mid-20th-century writers is to see anew that Appomattox was as much a beginning as an end.

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Books of The Times: ‘The Burning Girl,’ About Intense Pre-Teenage Friendship, Never Catches Fire

In her new novel, Claire Messud writes about “secret sisters,” “umbilically linked and inseparable,” and about how their bond dissolves.

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Nonfiction: Don’t Panic, Liberal Arts Majors. The Tech World Wants You.

George Anders’s “You Can Do Anything” and Randall Stross’s “A Practical Education” argue for the value of a liberal education in today’s economy.

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Fiction: Three Deadly Days: One Town’s Experience of the Holocaust

Rachel Seiffert’s novel “A Boy in Winter” probes the bonds and betrayals in a Ukrainian town as it succumbs to Hitler’s armies.

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Cultural Studies: 20 Years After Diana’s Death, a Happier Ending Imagined

In an age of alternative facts, “fan fiction” about celebrities (living and dead) has become more popular.

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Books of The Times: A Personal, Breezy Tour of Classic Children’s Books

In “Wild Things,” Bruce Handy curates passages from his favorite books for kids, allowing readers both literary pleasure and a kind of time travel.

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Reader's Notebook: Books and the ‘Boredom Boom’

Quietly asserting itself in a spate of recent books, the subject of boredom is experiencing a literary moment. Why? One reader explores the world of boredom studies for answers.

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Nonfiction: 1922: The Year That Transformed English Literature

Bill Goldstein’s “The World Broke in Two” looks at four British writers — Woolf, Eliot, Forster and Lawrence — at a turning point in history.

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BRIEF-Warner Bros. Pictures says “Wonder Woman” worldwide box office total over $794 mln to date‍​

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Fiction: This Story of Love and Gaming Pits the Real Against the Virtual

In Allegra Goodman’s novel “The Chalk Artist,” the world of online gaming threatens to destroy the lives of two young men.

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“Going Nomad” to Avoid Summer Rent Spikes

Because New York rents are higher during the summer, some people find ways to avoid signing a lease until the weather and rents cool.

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Where Jane Austen Danced, Dined or Dallied

On the 200th anniversary of her death, a group of spirited fans takes an Austen-themed tour of England.

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Nonfiction: A Fascinating Deep Dive Into John Ashbery’s Early Years

Karin Roffman’s “The Songs We Know Best” is the biography of a shy boy who overcame a hostile culture to become one of the great poets of his age.

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By the Book: Carla Hayden: By the Book

The librarian of Congress, who wrote the foreword to “The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures,” likes to read about the nature of things, most recently, books on mahogany and the history of redheads.

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Books of The Times: Review: ‘The Dark Dark,’ Beguiling Tales of Women in Metamorphosis

In this short-story collection by Samantha Hunt, dreamlike images operate in service to feminist themes and earthbound ideas.

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Books of The Times: Boom, Bust and a Berkshires Interloper in ‘The Locals’

Jonathan Dee’s novel follows a family from post-9/11 Manhattan to small-town Massachusetts. Class antagonism follows.

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Man Booker Longlist Features Arundhati Roy and Colson Whitehead

Four Americans made this year’s longlist of 13 works — which will be pared down to a list of six in September.