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Newsbook: 3 Books to Help You Understand Why Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Prompted Protests

The decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been well-documented in literature.

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Fiction: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Love Life, as Fodder for Fiction

The intimate relationship of Eleanor Roosevelt and the A.P. reporter Lorena Hickok is explored in new novels by Amy Bloom and Kelly O’Connor McNees.

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Your Tom Wolfe Reader

The novelist Tom Wolfe has died. Here is a sampling of his work.

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Adam Parfrey, Publisher of the Provocative, Dies at 61

His books drew conspiracists and cultists as well as the director Tim Burton, who adapted two of them into the films “Ed Wood” and “Big Eyes.”

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Nonfiction: The Paradoxes and the Glory of Apollo 8’s Journey Around the Moon

Fifty years after the spacecraft became the first to leave Earth’s orbit, Robert Kurson tells the story of the remarkable odyssey in “Rocket Men.”

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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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Nonfiction: A Comic Force of Nature: The Life — and Death — of Robin Williams

Dave Itzkoff’s exhaustive biography, “Robin,” explains why a great comedian “had admirers but no imitators.”

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Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Turning Routine Meetings Into Memorable Events

In “The Art of Gathering,” Priya Parker offers provocative and sometimes counterintuitive lessons on how to invigorate everything from weddings to high-pressure political negotiations.

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Books of The Times: A Strait-Laced Writer Explores Psychedelics, and Leaves the Door of Perception Ajar

In “How to Change Your Mind,” Michael Pollan writes about the history, science and lessons of LSD and other psychedelic substances.

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Profile: The Yoko Ono of Comics, on Her Own Terms

In “Love That Bunch,” a retrospective of Aline Kominsky-Crumb’s work, we see a more content woman emerge. Though she is still brutally honest.

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By the Book: Samantha Irby: By the Book

The comedian and blogger Samantha Irby, whose collection “Meaty” has just been reissued, would love to see celebrities’ grocery lists: “I’m so curious about other people’s daily needs. What’s in your bathroom cabinet right now?”

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Essay: Why ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Is the Book for Our Social Media Age

Ray Bradbury believed that serious thought was under threat from television and mass media. Ramin Bahrani, who adapted Bradbury’s novel for film, says it’s more relevant than ever.

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Fiction: Rachel Kushner’s ‘The Mars Room’ Offers a Blackly Comic Take on Prison Life

The author’s much-anticipated new novel, a page turner set in a women’s correctional facility, reveals an imagination Dickensian in its amplitude — and in its reformist zeal.

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Profile: Why Franchesca Ramsey Is Done Feeding the Trolls

The online phenom on her new memoir, “Well, That Escalated Quickly,” her accidental activism and why she’s taking a step back from the internet.

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Nonfiction: Former C.I.A. Head Michael Hayden Warns of an ‘Assault on Intelligence’

Hayden, who also ran the N.S.A., lashes out in his new book at what he calls President Trump’s reckless disregard for the intelligence community.

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Books of The Times: Once Viewed as a Savior of Children, Hans Asperger Is Now Called a Nazi Collaborator

In “Asperger’s Children,” Edith Sheffer tells the story of how a doctor once praised as an ally in the autism community has come to be judged for his complicity in the Third Reich.

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Books of The Times: With ‘Spring,’ Karl Ove Knausgaard’s Latest Project Comes Into Focus

In the third of four books addressed to his youngest daughter, Knausgaard returns to form, and to ruthlessness, writing to fight a familial legacy of alienation from the world.

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Dr. Joel Kovel, a Founder of Ecosocialism, Is Dead at 81

Dr. Kovel abandoned Freudian psychiatry to further a radical school of “green and red” thought that envisioned an unpolluted world without capitalism.

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Citing ‘Crisis of Confidence,’ Academy Calls Off Nobel Literature Prize

The decision to postpone the award for a year amid a sexual misconduct scandal marked an extraordinary public reckoning for the 232-year-old organization.

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The Book Review Podcast: There Is Nothin’ Like a Tune

Todd S. Purdum talks about “Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution,” and Fran Leadon discusses “Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles.”

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Crime: A Politician With Real Killer Instincts

A murderous senator is the prime villain in the Crime column, followed by a predatory teacher. Also on hand: a society murder and tasty French food.

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Books News: The Writer Zinzi Clemmons Accuses Junot Díaz of Forcibly Kissing Her

A comment by Ms. Clemmons sets off a tweet storm of further accusations of verbal abuse by the novelist.

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Nonfiction: America’s Most Famous Street

Fran Leadon’s “Broadway” tells the story of New York City through one thoroughfare.

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Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: An Escape From Impending War Into the Unknown

In “Miss Ex-Yugoslavia,” Sofija Stefanovic tells the story of her early childhood in a country that no longer exists and her ensuing years in Australia, where her family moved to get away from political tensions.

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Royal Reading for the Royal Wedding

Your fascination with William, Kate, Harry and Meghan is not superficial. Here’s how to take it even deeper.

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New Brooklyn Home of Center for Fiction to Open in 2019

The organization announced Friday that construction on its new building in Downtown Brooklyn is underway.

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Fiction: He’s a Lifer at Angola. He’s Black. Was He Falsely Convicted?

Zachary Lazar’s new novel, “Vengeance,” parses some hard truths about racial injustice and the country’s incarceration crisis.

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Nonfiction: How Big Data Is ‘Automating Inequality’

Virginia Eubanks examines the “digital poorhouse” — all the ways that technology is creating more obstacles for those needing help.

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Fiction: The Mysterious ‘Parking Lot Attendant’ at the Center of a Web of Intrigue

In Nafkote Tamirat’s incisive debut novel, a lonely young woman gets entangled in a man’s possibly sinister schemes.

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Fiction: Scandal Puts a Gay Father in Prison. What of His Gay Son, a Generation Later?

Alan Hollinghurst’s novel “The Sparsholt Affair” traces a legacy of shame and the passage into a new openness.

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