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By the Book: By the Book: Reese Witherspoon

The actor and author of the new book “Whiskey in a Teacup” wishes she had five days in a cabin just to read, with “no emails, no text messages and no obligations or deadlines.”

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Nonfiction: Behind the Kidnapping Case That Inspired ‘Lolita’

Two new books, Sarah Weinman’s “The Real Lolita” and T. Greenwood’s “Rust and Stardust,” revisit the story of Sally Horner’s 1948 abduction.

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Fiction: Escaping Slavery in a Hot-Air Balloon

In Esi Edugyan’s daringly imagined new novel, “Washington Black,” an enslaved boy and his master’s brother flee a plantation in a flying contraption and forge an unlikely bond.

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Round Table: The Nobel Prize in Literature Takes This Year Off. Our Critics Don’t.

With the 2018 prize postponed by scandal, The Times’s staff book critics discuss the award’s history and influence — and whom they would give it to this year if they could.

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New York Review of Books Editor Is Out Amid Uproar Over #MeToo Essay

The editor, Ian Buruma, left after a backlash regarding an essay by a Canadian radio personality who lost his job after sexual misconduct allegations.

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Books of The Times: Living the American Dream — in Hiding

In “Dear America,” Jose Antonio Vargas writes about the precarious life he has built in the United States as an undocumented immigrant.

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Books of The Times: A Witty and Original Writer Shares His Love for the Essay

In “Essayism,” Brian Dillon rhapsodizes over his favorite practitioners of the form, including Susan Sontag, Joan Didion and Montaigne.

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Q. & A.: J.K. Rowling’s Friend Robert Galbraith Has Something to Say

The author of the Cormoran Strike mystery series has a new book out this month, “Lethal White.”

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Books of The Times: Blackmail, Murder and Other Bad Behavior Abounds in Robert Galbraith’s ‘Lethal White’

In the fourth book by Galbraith (also known as J.K. Rowling) featuring the detective Cormoran Strike, the mystery revolves around a well-connected, once-rich, greedy and backstabbing family.

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Books of The Times: At the Close of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s ‘My Struggle,’ a Magician Loses His Touch

Vital writing and interesting ideas are buried in this endurance test of a novel, which includes a 400-page section about Hitler in addition to Knausgaard’s usual autobiographical musings.

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Books of The Times: In ‘Transcription,’ Kate Atkinson Delivers a Story of Wartime Espionage

Set in 1940 and 1950, Atkinson’s latest novel is about a young typist plucked from virtually nowhere and taken into the world of spies.

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Profile: Jill Lepore on Writing the Story of America (in 1,000 Pages or Less)

After writing a shelf of books mining forgotten incidents and obscure lives, the Harvard scholar and New Yorker writer offers history on a grand scale.

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Q. & A.: J.K. Rowling’s Friend Robert Galbraith Has Something to Say

The author of the Cormoran Strike mystery series has a new book out this month, “Lethal White.”

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Essay: Three Blockbuster Novels From the 1950s, and Their Remarkable Afterlife

Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged,” Boris Pasternak’s “Doctor Zhivago” and Vladimir Nabokov’s “Lolita” continue to be controversial even today.

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By the Book: Bob Woodward: By the Book

The journalist, whose new book is “Fear: Trump in the White House,” remembers reading “The Swiss Family Robinson” as a child: “It was, I believe, the first time I dropped out of my own world into another for a sustained period of time.”

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Nonfiction: The American Past: A History of Contradictions

Jill Lepore’s “These Truths” shows both the successes and failures that have made the country what it is today.

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Reconsiderations: ‘Little Women’ Marches On: Fans Celebrate the Novel’s 150th Anniversary

Alcott’s book was that unusual thing, a classic that is also an instant hit. It was also revolutionary then — and even now.

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Books of The Times: Whose Votes Really Count?

In “One Person, No Vote,” Carol Anderson argues that Republican legislatures and governors have systematically blocked minority voters at the polls.

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Nonfiction: Why the Right to Vote Is Not a Right

Allan J. Lichtman’s “The Embattled Vote in America” looks at how some Americans have tried to restrict the vote of other Americans.

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Essay: Three Blockbuster Novels From the 1950s, and Their Remarkable Afterlife

Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged,” Boris Pasternak’s “Doctor Zhivago” and Vladimir Nabokov’s “Lolita” continue to be controversial even today.

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Books of The Times: As the News Cycle Lurches, Jill Lepore Offers a Long, Steady View of American History

In the elegant, readable and sobering “These Truths,” Lepore starts with Columbus’s arrival and wends her way through the next five centuries.

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Profile: Sally Field Talks About Her Life ‘In Pieces’

In a new memoir, the actress reveals a personal history, darkened by abuse and illuminated by grace, that she has never shared before.

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Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: The Benefits and Moral Quandaries of a World Run by Code

In “Hello World,” the mathematician Hannah Fry writes about the algorithms increasingly used in medicine, criminal justice and other important and sensitive areas.

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Books of The Times: ‘Essential Essays’ Show Adrienne Rich’s Vulnerable, Conflicted Sides

This collection brings together a sampling of the poet’s influential criticism, personal accounts and public statements.

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Nonfiction: She Grew Up Poor on a Kansas Farm. Her Memoir Is an Attempt to Understand Why.

In “Heartland,” Sarah Smarsh offers a cleareyed account of hardscrabble life on the Great Plains — a pattern that in her family goes back generations.

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Essay: Renouncing Hate: What Happens When a White Nationalist Repents

Wes Enzinna considers “Rising Out of Hatred,” by Eli Saslow, in the context of other recent narratives about extremists who changed their minds.

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By the Book: Kate Atkinson: By the Book

The author of the forthcoming novel “Transcription” recoils at the idea of a literary dinner party: “I would never invite writers. They’re so competitive.”

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Fiction: Lee Child Reviews a Debut Novel That’s Vintage Texas Noir

Randy Kennedy’s “Presidio” follows the flight to the Mexican border of a car thief turned accidental kidnapper.

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Nonfiction: What Are the Biggest Problems Facing Us in the 21st Century?

In “21 Lessons for the 21st Century,” Yuval Noah Harari’s latest book, the historian takes on everything from terrorism to inequality.

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Self-Helped: May I Have My Attention, Please?

I tried leaving my phone on my desk when I went for lunch, but my mind still did mental cartwheels. I needed to read Chris Bailey’s “Hyperfocus.”

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