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Fiction: Tales of the Unhinged: A Poet’s Short-Story Collection

New York Times Book Reviews - 4 hours 1 min ago
The characters in Olivia Clare’s “Disasters in the First World” are often unstable, possibly even deranged.
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Fiction: A Darkly Comic Novel About Turning 30 Without Growing Up

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Ruth, the protagonist of Rachel Khong’s ‘Goodbye, Vitamin,’ most definitely does not have it all figured out.
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The Shortlist: In Three New Novels, Summer Escapes Prove Illusory

New York Times Book Reviews - 4 hours 1 min ago
Three novels show that summer escapes, whether to seaside cottages or the great cities of Europe, rarely avoid the turmoil their characters have fled.
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Inside the List: Two Poets Walk Into a Bookstore

New York Times Book Reviews - 4 hours 1 min ago
Collections of poetry are in short supply on the hardcover lists these days. But it wasn’t always thus, as Edna St. Vincent Millay once proved.
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Fiction: A Debut Novel Spirals Through Loss, Desire and Longing

New York Times Book Reviews - 4 hours 1 min ago
In “Pretend We Are Lovely,” Noley Reid’s first novel, a family tries to come to grips with a sudden death.
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Fiction: Help Wanted: Only Women Need Apply

New York Times Book Reviews - 4 hours 2 min ago
In Catherine Lacey’s “The Answers,” a famous actor tries to design the perfect partner piece by piece.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - 4 hours 2 min ago
Six new paperback titles to check out this week.
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Letters to the Editor

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Readers respond to the Jane Austen issue and more.
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Michiko Kakutani, Times’s Feared and Revered Book Critic, Is Stepping Down

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 20:05
Ms. Kakutani has reviewed books at The New York Times since 1983 and was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1998. The paper named Parul Sehgal one of its book critics.
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Literary World Reacts to Michiko Kakutani’s Departure

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 19:32
Did Michiko Kakutani — who stepped down after 38 years as The Times’s chief book critic — influence your literary tastes? We’d like to hear about it.
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Newsbook: 3 Books That Delve Into What Work Means to Us

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 16:20
The workplace is evolving, as is our relationship to it. These three novels explore how work interacts with our personal lives.
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Editors' Choice: 9 New Books We Recommend This Week

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 16:13
Suggested reading from editors and critics at The New York Times.
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Washington University grad makes Man Booker longlist

St. Louis Book Blog - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 14:00
Washington University graduate Emily Fridlund joins some more seasoned novelists on the longlist of this year's prestigious Man Booker Prize.
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Hillary Clinton calling new book 'What Happened'

USAToday Books - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 07:26

Hillary Clinton is calling her new book "What Happened" and promising unprecedented candor as she remembers her stunning defeat last year to Donald Trump.

        
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Nonfiction: England’s Poet of Melancholy, and Why He Never Went Out of Print

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 04:00
Peter Parker’s “Housman Country” describes a poet who evoked a timeless countryside when England was becoming increasingly urban.
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By the Book: Jane Green: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 04:00
The author of “The Sunshine Sisters” is drawn to books by their covers: “There is still nothing like browsing in a bookstore with all the time in the world, allowing myself to be drawn to whatever catches my eye.”
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Roving Eye: Remains of the Day

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 04:00
What can writers’ diaries tell us about our vexed relationship with time?
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Fiction: A Fictional Patricia Highsmith as Strange as the Real One

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 11:00
Jill Dawson’s novel “The Crime Writer” uses the life of Patricia Highsmith to explore the territory between reality and fantasy.
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Michael Connelly hits No. 1 with 'The Late Show'

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 10:16

'The Late Show,' Michael Connelly's new thriller featuring a female detective, lands in the top spot on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list.

        
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Nonfiction: Three New Books Discuss How to Confront and Reform Racist Policing

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/26/2017 - 04:00
Books by former Dallas police chief David O. Brown and the law professor Paul Butler, and a collection edited by Angela J. Davis, call for transformation of the system.
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