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By the Book: Samantha Hunt: By the Book

The author Samantha Hunt, whose novel “The Seas” will be reissued in July, has started an apocalypse library: “I enjoy all these books. I just hope I’ll never need them to survive.”

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Nonfiction: Lots of People Love ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’ Roxane Gay Isn’t One of Them.

Tom Santopietro’s “Why ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Matters” is painstakingly researched, if substantively and structurally flawed, Roxane Gay writes.

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Nonfiction: Harper Lee and Her Father, the Real Atticus Finch

Joseph Crespino’s “biography” of the virtuous lawyer in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and the real man he was modeled after, brings to life the inconsistencies of the South.

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The Enthusiast: In Praise of Julia Alvarez

“By the time I found ‘How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents,’ I’d already resigned myself to using books as windows rather than mirrors.”

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Books of The Times: Seeing the Art World Through Personal and Political Lenses

Nell Painter’s “Old in Art School” and Aruna D’Souza’s “Whitewalling” bring new energy and insight to questions that have long preoccupied the art world.

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Books of The Times: Sonnets That Reckon With Donald Trump’s America

In “American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin,” Terrance Hayes expresses ambivalence and grief for his country.

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Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Drafting a Eulogy for Classic Rock

In “Twilight of the Gods,” Steven Hyden writes about what a generation of music gave to the culture — and whether any of it can last.

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Nonfiction: Harper Lee and Her Father, the Real Atticus Finch

Joseph Crespino’s “biography” of the virtuous lawyer in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and the real man he was modeled after, brings to life the inconsistencies of the South.

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Nonfiction: An Exhaustive Analysis of Harper Lee’s Enduring Legacy in America

Tom Santopietro’s “Why ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Matters” is painstakingly researched, if substantively and structurally flawed.

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Books of The Times: Pedaling Uphill, on a Bike and in a Marriage

In Joe Mungo Reed’s debut novel, “We Begin Our Ascent,” a cyclist competing in the Tour de France gets wrapped up in the complicated costs of possible victory.

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Nonfiction: Misty Copeland Pirouettes Through Two Books on Dance

Henry Alford’s “And Then We Danced” and Laura Jacobs’s “Celestial Bodies” explore the cultural and personal resonances of the art of movement.

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Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Drafting a Eulogy for Classic Rock

In “Twilight of the Gods,” Steven Hyden writes about what a generation of music gave to the culture — and whether any of it can last.

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Essay: What a Father Learns by Reading With His Special-Needs Son

Reading to a child with cerebral palsy, the poet Craig Morgan Teicher discovers the many-layered pleasures of sharing an experience that is inherently private.

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Nonfiction: Is Our Obsession With Wellness Doing Us In?

In “Natural Causes,” Barbara Ehrenreich argues that our quest for perfect health is fundamentally misguided.

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Books of The Times: A Community Cracked Open by Fracking

Eliza Griswold’s “Amity and Prosperity” follows a single mother’s fight against the impact of fracking in her Pennsylvania county.

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Nonfiction: Misty Copeland Pirouettes Through Two Books on Dance

Henry Alford’s “And Then We Danced” and Laura Jacobs’s “Celestial Bodies” explore the cultural and personal resonances of the art of movement.

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Books of The Times: ‘Unbound’ Shows Transgender Men Ripping Up Old Scripts

In her new book, the sociologist Arlene Stein follows four subjects connected by their experiences at a Florida clinic for gender affirmation surgery.

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Books of The Times: Far From the Shore, a Happy Couple Takes a Turn for the Worse

“Something in the Water” is a chilly thriller by Catherine Steadman, who played Mabel Lane Fox on “Downton Abbey.”

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Nonfiction: Misty Copeland Pirouettes Through Two Books on Dance

Henry Alford’s “And Then We Danced” and Laura Jacobs’s “Celestial Bodies” explore the cultural and personal resonances of the art of movement.

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Fiction: Bill Clinton and James Patterson Have Written a Thriller. It’s Good.

The former president and the best-selling novelist have packed “The President Is Missing” with inside-the-Beltway intrigue and secret White House details.

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Nonfiction: Deep Inside the Obama White House

“The World as It Is,” a memoir by the White House aide Ben Rhodes, recounts some of the toughest decisions Barack Obama made during his presidency.

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Meet Yrsa Daley-Ward, the Bard of Instagram

The British poet on her new lyrical memoir, “The Terrible,” and why she thinks Instagram poets are doing the genre a service.

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By the Book: Lydia Millet: By the Book

The novelist Lydia Millet, whose new story collection is “Fight No More,” was impressed as a teenager by the Marquis de Sade. “Now he’s more boring, but we all fall prey to nostalgia.”

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Nonfiction: A Warning to Women of a Certain Age: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Nightdress

Pamela Druckerman — horrified when waiters began calling her “madame,” not “mademoiselle” — has written a book about women and middle age, “There Are No Grown-Ups.”

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Nonfiction: Michael Pollan Drops Acid — and Comes Back From His Trip Convinced

In his new book, “How to Change Your Mind,” Pollan turns to psychedelics, their history and their promise.

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Understanding The Times: Behind the New York Times Best-Seller (‘Not Best-Reviewed’) Lists

Part data scientists, part investigative journalists, our best-seller list editors apply rigorous standards of inclusion to sales reports from tens of thousands of stores across the United States.

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The Best of Anthony Bourdain

What to read, what to watch and what to listen to by and about the chef, TV host and author who died on Friday.

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Jerry Hopkins, Biographer of Jim Morrison, Is Dead at 82

A music writer for Rolling Stone, he had a best seller with “No One Here Gets Out Alive,” which inspired Oliver Stone’s film “The Doors.”

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Fiction: A Debut Novel Where Nostalgia Softens Taboo Sex

The blurred lines and degrading sexual encounters in Eliza Robertson’s “Demi-Gods” tell a candid coming-of-age story.

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