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Critic’s Notebook: With a Little Help From Their Friends (and Agents and Librarians and Fact-Checkers …)

Within the rote exercise of authors’ acknowledgments, truths about family, struggle, pride and... [MORE]

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Books of The Times: Turning the Lens Around on Richard Avedon

In “Avedon: Something Personal,” by Norma Stevens and Steven M. L. Aronson, friends and... [MORE]

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Books of The Times: Adding Up a Prolific Poet’s Charming Weather Reports

“The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons” showcases, in two very large volumes, the friendly and... [MORE]

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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.Powered by... [MORE]

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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... [MORE]

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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... [MORE]

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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... [MORE]

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Books of The Times: From Ancient Myths to Modern Day, Women and the Struggle for Power

In “Women & Power: A Manifesto,” the Cambridge classicist Mary Beard describes the scale of the... [MORE]

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Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Debating Pot in America

Emily Dufton discusses “Grass Roots,” her look at the history of activism on both sides of the... [MORE]

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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... [MORE]

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Books News: A Final Work by Sam Shepard Reveals His Struggle With Lou Gehrig’s Disease

The celebrated playwright spent the last months of his life working tirelessly on a final book, an... [MORE]

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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... [MORE]

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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... [MORE]

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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... [MORE]

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Editors’ Choice: 12 New Books We Recommend This Week

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.Powered by... [MORE]

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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”... [MORE]

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By the Book: John Hodgman: By the Book

The author of, most recently, “Vacationland,” doesn’t like to talk about writing with other... [MORE]

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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... [MORE]

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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... [MORE]

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Newsbook: Should the Internet Be Regulated?

Three books tackle this question.Powered by... [MORE]

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The Book Review Podcast: The History of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone

Joe Hagan talks about “Sticky Fingers,” and Simon Winchester discusses “The Taste of... [MORE]

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Art Books: Capturing a Lost Generation in Photographs

“Generation Wealth,” a lavish new monograph by Lauren Greenfield, traces the moral decline of... [MORE]

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Inside the List: Louise Erdrich on Pregnancy and Who Controls Women’s Bodies

“When you’re pregnant,” Erdrich said recently, “everybody puts their hands on you.” Her... [MORE]

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Children’s Books: Bells Are Ringing! 5 New Holiday Books for Children

Seeing the Nutcracker, tweaking family traditions, spilling the beans about Santa and more in this... [MORE]

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Paperback Row

Six new paperbacks to check out this week.Powered by... [MORE]

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Children’s Books: Feasts for Young Readers’ Eyes

These gift-worthy books offer kids puzzles to solve, pop-up marvels, surprising facts about pirates... [MORE]

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Nonfiction: Creating a Lost World, From the Fossils Out

In “Paleoart,” the art critic Zoë Lescaze tracks the evolving representations of dinosaurs in... [MORE]

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Nonfiction: In ‘It’s All Relative,’ A.J. Jacobs Shakes the Family Tree

In Jacobs’s new book, he tries to organize the largest family reunion ever, all while exploring... [MORE]

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Nonfiction: A Picture Is Worth … How Many Words?

For “Alive in Shape and Color,” the crime novelist Lawrence Block enlisted writers to create... [MORE]

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Remembering President Obama

Peter Baker’s “Obama: The Call of History” is a tribute to a man and an office.Powered by... [MORE]

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