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Jul 14, 2020

‘Too Much and Never Enough' Review: Mary Trump's Book on President Trump
In "Too Much and Never Enough," Mary L. Trump says her uncle is turning this country "into a macro version of my malignantly dysfunctional family."

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Jul 14, 2020

The Fight Over the Future of the Democratic Party
Thomas Frank's "The People, No" and Gene Sperling's "Economic Dignity" offer differing prescriptions for America's liberals.

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Jul 14, 2020

‘Filthy Beasts,' by Kirkland Hamill: An Excerpt
An excerpt from "Filthy Beasts," by Kirkland Hamill

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Jul 14, 2020

His Mother Was Neglectful, Drunk and Absolutely Riveting to Him
Kirkland Hamill's memoir, "Filthy Beasts," proves that the apple can indeed fall far from the tree.

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Jul 14, 2020

Young, in Love and Trying to Bring Down the Third Reich
"The Bohemians," by the German historian Norman Ohler, recounts the lives of Harro and Libertas Schulze-Boysen, an idealistic young couple, who helped lead the anti-Nazi resistance.

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Jul 14, 2020

When Miami Was Awash in Drugs, Crime and Social Unrest
"The Year of Dangerous Days," by Nicholas Griffin, delves into the refugee crisis, race riots and drug trade that dominated the city in 1980.

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Jul 14, 2020

Meet the Man Who Spun the Media, Scammed Followers and Named Himself King
Miles Harvey's "The King of Confidence" recounts the fascinating history of the 19th-century grifter who ruled over a breakaway religious colony.

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Jul 14, 2020

New & Noteworthy, From French Pancakes to a Bipartisan Road Trip
A selection of recent books of interest; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

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Jul 14, 2020

The Housing Boom and Bust, Seen From the Front Lines
In "Underwater," Ryan Dezember, a Wall Street Journal reporter, reckons with how the 2008 financial crisis changed American homeownership.

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Jul 13, 2020

‘Big Friendship,' by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman: An Excerpt
An excerpt from "Big Friendship," by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman

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Jul 13, 2020

‘Big Friendship,' by Aminatou Sow: An Excerpt
An excerpt from "Big Friendship," by Aminatou Sow

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Jul 13, 2020

How I Came Out About My Disability
Three writers share how they revealed their disability, to a family member, to a love interest on a dating app and to oneself.

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Jul 13, 2020

In ‘Pew,' a Mysterious Stranger Tests a Small Town's Tolerance
The genderless, racially ambiguous and seemingly mute narrator of Catherine Lacey's third novel makes the people of a Southern town nervous.

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Jul 12, 2020

‘Action Park' Looks Back in Amusement and Terror
In a new memoir, Andy Mulvihill tells the story of the notorious New Jersey adventure land founded by his father.

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Jul 11, 2020

Lucius Barker, Expert on Race in American Politics, Dies at 92
He was a passionate Jesse Jackson delegate at the 1984 Democratic National Convention and, later, a mentor to future politicians like Senator Cory Booker.

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Jul 11, 2020

3 Picture Books: How to Hike, Camp, Relax in the Great Outdoors
For families ready to roam free, these illustrated guides celebrate the physical joys of wide-open spaces.

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Jul 10, 2020

An Open Letter on Free Expression Draws a Counterblast
A few days after more than 150 cultural luminaries warned of a growing "intolerant climate," another group responded with a pointed letter of its own.

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Jul 10, 2020

Murder, Murder, Everywhere
In Marilyn Stasio's new column, the bodies pile up so fast it's hard to keep count.

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Jul 10, 2020

A Novel About 3 Generations of Cherokee Women (and No-Good Men)
"Crooked Hallelujah," by Kelli Jo Ford, spans decades and follows hardscrabble lives in Oklahoma.

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Jul 10, 2020

David Mitchell's Vast and Tangled Universe
Daniel Mendelsohn discusses Mitchell's career and new novel, "Utopia Avenue," and Maria Konnikova talks about "The Biggest Bluff."

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Jul 10, 2020

David Mitchell Brings His Novelistic High Jinks to the Swinging '60s
"Utopia Avenue," by the British master of intricate literary puzzles, features a band on the make, lots of inside jokes and references to the author's previous works.

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Jul 10, 2020

Gina Prince-Bythewood Made a Summer Blockbuster. It's About Time.
With "The Old Guard" on Netflix, the director of "Love & Basketball" becomes the first Black woman to make a comic-book film: "We don't get the assumption we can do it, so we have to prove we can."

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Jul 10, 2020

Modern Mothers and Daughters, in Three Novels
From long-lost friends, to a woman caring for her aging mom, to a biologist struggling with her maternal identity, these protagonists reveal facets of contemporary womanhood.

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Jul 10, 2020

New in Paperback: ‘How We Fight for Our Lives' and ‘Exhalation'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Jul 10, 2020

Letters to the Editor
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

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Jul 10, 2020

Keep Your Friends Close, and Keep Holding Them Closer
In their new book, "Big Friendship," Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman make the case that platonic relationships deserve as much effort and tending as romantic ones.

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Jul 10, 2020

Behind the Legend of Butch Cassidy
Charles Leerhsen's biography gives readers the real man and not the Hollywood icon.

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Jul 10, 2020

What Is the Hardest Part of Writing?
A cartoonist gets down to the crux of what makes putting pen to paper so difficult.

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Jul 09, 2020

With Stores Closed, Barnes & Noble Does Some Redecorating
Retail locations shuttered during lockdowns, so the company spruced up hundreds of its stores as the first step in a bigger plan.

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Jul 09, 2020

How Does Anything Go Viral?
In "The Rules of Contagion" the scientist Adam Kucharski turns to the nonbiological to understand the common features of a virus, whether physical or virtual.

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Jul 09, 2020

9 New Books We Recommend This Week
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

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Jul 09, 2020

A Day-by-Day Re-creation of Truman's Decision to Use Nuclear Weapons
Chris Wallace's "Countdown 1945" recounts in gripping detail the rush to develop the atomic bomb and the debate over whether to use it.

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Jul 09, 2020

The Very Sweet Way Sarah Broom's Mother Showed Her Love With Books
"My mother used to buy me any and every book with the word ‘Sarah' in the title."

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Jul 09, 2020

A Zombie Novel for Our Virus-Stricken Times
Paul Tremblay's "Survivor Song" follows a pregnant woman navigating an anarchic Massachusetts in the midst of an epidemic.

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Jul 09, 2020

Elin Hilderbrand Will See You Now, From a Safe Distance
Coronavirus can't keep this prolific author from her fans.

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Jul 08, 2020

All in the Family Dynamics: Donald Trump's Niece on the President's Clan
In "Too Much and Never Enough," Mary L. Trump says her uncle is turning this country "into a macro version of my malignantly dysfunctional family."

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Jul 08, 2020

7 Takeaways From Mary Trump's Book About Her Uncle Donald
Growing up Trump wasn't easy. There were feuds, grudges and spanking with a wooden spoon. Now, there's the burden of the name.

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Jul 08, 2020

‘The Far Side' Cartoonist Gary Larson Shares First New Work in 25 Years
In a note on his website, Mr. Larson thanked a clogged pen for pushing him to create digital cartoons on a tablet. "I'm just exploring, experimenting, and trying stuff," he said. "New Stuff."

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Jul 08, 2020

‘Far Side' Cartoonist Gary Larson Shares First New Work in 25 Years
In a note on his website, Mr. Larson thanked a clogged pen for pushing him to create digital cartoons on a tablet. "I'm just exploring, experimenting, and trying stuff," he said. "New Stuff."

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Jul 08, 2020

In Charlie Kaufman's Novel, a Comic Hero Is Haunted by a Lost Film
"Antkind," Kaufman's hallucinogenic debut novel, features the madcap effort to reconstruct a masterpiece of outsider cinema.

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Jul 08, 2020

Colin Jost Knows What He Has: ‘A Very Punchable Face'
In a new memoir, the "Saturday Night Live" star and Weekend Update anchor contemplates a life and career that are still in flux.

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Jul 07, 2020

Artists and Writers Warn of an ‘Intolerant Climate.' Reaction Is Swift.
An open letter published by Harper's, signed by luminaries including Margaret Atwood and Wynton Marsalis, argued for openness to "opposing views." The debate began immediately.

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Jul 07, 2020

Harper's Letter: Artists and Writers Warn of an 'Intolerant Climate.'
An open letter published by Harper's, signed by luminaries including Margaret Atwood and Wynton Marsalis, argued for openness to "opposing views." The debate began immediately.

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Jul 07, 2020

Henry Martin, Wry New Yorker Cartoonist, Is Dead at 94
He defined his artistic mission as finding humor in the mundane and everyday — and he found it for 35 years.

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Jul 07, 2020

What Is Your True ‘Character'? And Who's to Judge It?
Marjorie Garber's new book prods at the cloud of confusion surrounding the word — its philosophical roots, literary history, political uses and inadvertent comedy.

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Jul 07, 2020

MacDowell Colony Drops the Word ‘Colony,' Citing ‘Oppressive Overtones'
The artists' retreat, founded in 1907, has hosted the likes of James Baldwin, Leonard Bernstein and Audre Lorde, among others.

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Jul 07, 2020

Mary Trump's Book Accuses the President of Embracing ‘Cheating as a Way of Life'
The president's niece, Mary L. Trump, is the first to break ranks with the family and release a tell-all memoir.

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Jul 07, 2020

16 Books to Watch For in July
A memoir from the poet Natasha Trethewey; "Hamnet," Maggie O'Farrell's novel about Shakespeare; and "Too Much and Never Enough," an exposé about President Trump by his niece.

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Jul 07, 2020

Ellie Goulding Likes Her '90s Rock Political and Her Social Media Inspiring
The British pop star, who's releasing her first album in five years, "Brightest Blue," also has Kate Bush and an Almodóvar film on her list of cultural must-haves.

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Jul 07, 2020

New & Noteworthy, From Craigslist Confessions to Toxic Outrage
A selection of recent books of note; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

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Jul 07, 2020

‘Want,' by Lynn Steger Strong: An Excerpt
An excerpt from "Want," by Lynn Steger Strong

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Jul 07, 2020

‘Notes on a Silencing,' by Lacy Crawford: An Excerpt
An excerpt from "Notes on a Silencing," by Lacy Crawford

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Jul 07, 2020

‘Burning Down the House,' by Julian E. Zelizer: An Excerpt
An excerpt from "Burning Down the House," by Julian E. Zelizer

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Jul 07, 2020

"The Beauty in Breaking," by Michele Harper: An Excerpt
An excerpt from "The Beauty in Breaking," by Michele Harper

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Jul 07, 2020

A Survivor of Sexual Assault Speaks Out
Lacy Crawford told her story when she was a student at St. Paul's School. Few people listened. Now she's telling it again.

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Jul 07, 2020

Book Review: ‘Notes on a Silencing,' by Lacy Crawford
Lacy Crawford told her story when she was a student at St. Paul's School. Few people listened. Now she's telling it again.

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Jul 07, 2020

Cavorting in Hot Springs, Ark., During Its Sin-Soaked Heyday
"The Vapors," by David Hill, brings the mobsters, gamblers, drinkers and crooked politicians to life in an exuberant history of a now-forgotten capital of sleaze.

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Jul 07, 2020

A Lakeside Family Vacation Goes Awry in This Debut Novel
David James Poissant's "Lake Life" tests the limits of a family's capacity for love and forgiveness.

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Jul 07, 2020

After a Copycat Murder, Reopening an Old Case and Old Wounds
Take bored boys. Add lucid dreaming. Shake vigorously. Welcome to Alex North's dark thriller, "The Shadows."

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Jul 07, 2020

Who Saves an Emergency Room Doctor? Her Patients
Michele Harper's memoir could not be more timely. Also, if think your job is stressful, take a walk in this author's white coat.

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Jul 07, 2020

What's Wrong With Men in America?
Two new story collections reveal the toxicities of (mostly white) masculinity, from the frat house to the Midwestern farm.

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Jul 07, 2020

What Happens When Your Baby Isn't Who You Expected?
In "Raising a Rare Girl," Heather Lanier writes about a daughter who has Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome.

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Jul 07, 2020

A Novel of Sexual Obsession Has Something to Say About How We Tell Stories
"22 Minutes of Unconditional Love," by Daphne Merkin, muses on the process of making up stories while recounting a young woman's torrid affair with an older man.

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Jul 07, 2020

How Do You Tell Your Child He Is Undocumented?
In Lysley Tenorio's debut novel, "The Son of Good Fortune," the Filipino-American journey is over before the story even begins.

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Jul 07, 2020

In ‘The Golden Cage,' a Kept Woman Grabs the Keys to the Kingdom
Camilla Lackberg shows how stifled ambition never really goes away. It just bides its time.

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Jul 07, 2020

In ‘Want,' a Lost Friendship and the Anxieties of the Modern Family
Lynn Steger Strong's new novel follows a Brooklyn wife and mother through professional failure, bankruptcy and the legacy of her past traumas.

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Jul 07, 2020

A Sudden Tragedy Leads to Unsinkable Family Secrets
Set in Atlantic City in the 1930s, Rachel Beanland's debut novel wades through heartbreak.

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Jul 07, 2020

What if You Didn't Know Who You Were? What if No One Did?
In Robin Wasserman's new novel, "Mother Daughter Widow Wife," a young woman found on a city bus has no identification, no memory, and no one looking for her.

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Jul 07, 2020

The Moral of These Stories? ‘You Are Not as Special as You Think'
In "Cool for America," Andrew Martin's characters are caught in a lingering post-adolescence, stretching for a certainty that eludes them.

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Jul 07, 2020

When Bonnie Met Clyde
Christina Schwarz's fifth novel tells the life story of half of the famous duo, showing the loneliness of life on the lam.

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Jul 07, 2020

Who Is Duchess Goldblatt?
A memoir from a Twitter celebrity doesn't name names, but it does provide an entertaining back story.

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Jul 07, 2020

Jeff VanderMeer's Young Adult Novel Is a Madcap Magical Mash-Up
Fans of his Borne trilogy, whether young or old, will find much to enjoy in "A Peculiar Peril."

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Jul 07, 2020

On the Path to Recovery, One Step at a Time Is Easier Said Than Done
Erica C. Barnett's memoir, "Quitter," chronicles her long and winding road to an alcohol-free life.

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Jul 07, 2020

Ben Ehrenreich's Dispatches From the Beginning and End of the World
In "Desert Notebooks," a study of arid America reveals the roots of our present calamities.

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Jul 07, 2020

When American Politics Turned Toxic
Julian E. Zelizer's "Burning Down the House" sees Newt Gingrich's rise in Congress as a turning point in political history.

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Jul 06, 2020

Cherokee Women Aim for a Better Life in ‘Crooked Hallelujah'
In her debut novel, Kelli Jo Ford summons the details of minimum-wage existence in the last quarter of the 20th century.

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Jul 06, 2020

Simon & Schuster Names Dana Canedy New Publisher
Ms. Canedy, a former journalist at The New York Times and the administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, will run the namesake imprint at one of the country's largest book publishers.

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Jul 06, 2020

These Radical Black Thrillers Fantasized About Dismantling the Police
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, a series of novels by Black authors married revolutionary politics with pulp fiction. Their plotlines remain distressingly relevant.

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Jul 04, 2020

Marc Fumaroli, Defender of French Culture, Is Dead at 88
A leading historian, he wrote and taught in defense of the French language and its heritage and against "globish English."

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Jul 04, 2020

8 Picture Books That Let Young Minds Wonder and Wander on Their Own
These journeys of the imagination explore what it means to be human.

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Jul 04, 2020

Newt Gingrich and the Dawn of a Toxic Political Era
In "Burning Down the House," Julian Zelizer shows how Gingrich was able to exploit the profound developments since Watergate to his lasting advantage.

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Jul 03, 2020

Lonnie Wheeler, 68, Dies; Helped Ballplayers Tell Their Stories
A longtime sportswriter, he collaborated with Hank Aaron, Bob Gibson and Mike Piazza on their autobiographies. "I was there," he once said, "to make the subject more literary."

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Jul 03, 2020

Rudolfo Anaya, a Father of Chicano Literature, Dies at 82
His coming-of-age novel "Bless Me, Ultima" reframed the way many in New Mexico viewed their own history, even as school districts tried to ban it.

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Jul 03, 2020

Jules Feiffer on His Long, Varied Career
Feiffer talks about his new picture book and more, and Steve Inskeep discusses "Imperfect Union."

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Jul 02, 2020

How Do We See Each Other in a ‘Market Society'?
A graphic review of Karl Polanyi's seminal work "The Great Transformation," which charted the social effects of capitalism.

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Jul 02, 2020

Considering the American Voice
Irving Howe wrote for the Book Review about American literature — "moving from visions to problems, from ecstasy to trouble, from self to society" — on July 4, 1976. "Land of the free? Yes, but also home of the exploited."

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Jul 02, 2020

New in Paperback: ‘The Yellow House' and ‘Night Boat to Tangier'
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

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Jul 02, 2020

Feminists, Poetic Pretensions and Other Letters to the Editor
Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

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Jul 02, 2020

What Keeps America Divided?
"Let Them Eat Tweets," by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson, examines the ways in which the wealthy control the Republican Party.

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Jul 02, 2020

What Is the Status of Trump's ‘Big, Beautiful Wall'?
In "14 Miles," his exploration of life on the border, DW Gibson reveals the reality and fantasy of the president's desired wall.

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Jul 02, 2020

10 New Books We Recommend This Week
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

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Jul 02, 2020

‘The Baby-Sitters Club' Defies and Exceeds Expectations
With a fresh voice and a winning cast, this Netflix update of the popular book series is the throwback that 2020 needs.

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Jul 02, 2020

Descendants of Suffragists Reflect on the Fight for Women's Right to Vote
One hundred years after the 19th Amendment, suffragists' descendants consider how far we've come and how far we still have to go.

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Jul 02, 2020

This Profile of Charlie Kaufman Has Changed
How do you write about Hollywood's most self-referential screenwriter at a destabilizing moment in history? It takes more than one draft.

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Jul 02, 2020

Poem: On Sullivan's Island
At this crucial time of reckoning in American racial justice, this poem asks "What work … besides witness?"

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Jul 02, 2020

Can Political Satire Outpace Reality? 3 Books Toss Their Hats in the Ring
Christopher Buckley's "Make Russia Great Again," Jessica Anthony's "Enter the Aardvark" and the anthology "The Faking of the President" all have fun with American politics.

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Jul 02, 2020

Meet Vashti Harrison, Belle of the Best-Seller Lists
This author and illustrator is a mainstay across multiple categories. She hopes her work broadens the horizons of young readers.

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Jul 02, 2020

Steve Inskeep Is Drawn to Books With Nuanced Female Characters
"Years ago I read everything by Hemingway and Raymond Carver. It's a different experience to read Elif Shafak and Lauren Groff."

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Jul 01, 2020

Duchess Goldblatt Is a Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside a Twitter Account
"Becoming Duchess Goldblatt" is a memoir by the writer behind a beloved fictional character whose fans include Lyle Lovett and Celeste Ng.

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Jul 01, 2020

‘A Conflicted Cultural Force': What It's Like to Be Black in Publishing
An author, literary agent, marketer, publicist, editors and booksellers talk about how race affects their careers — and the books you read.

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