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Books of The Times: ?The Bettencourt Affair,? a Buffet for Scandal Aficionados
Tom Sancton?s book recounts the implications and intrigue that surrounded the L?Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt?s relationship with a younger man.
Books of The Times: In ?Autumn,? Karl Ove Knausgaard Shows His Sweet Side
Knausgaard?s latest book, the first in a planned quartet, closely describes the material world for his daughter.
Nonfiction: An Educator Makes the Case That Higher Learning Needs to Grow Up
In ?The New Education,? Cathy N. Davidson argues that colleges must do more to adjust to social and economic realities.
Books of The Times: ?The Burning Girl,? About Intense Pre-Teenage Friendship,...
In her new novel, Claire Messud writes about ?secret sisters,? ?umbilically linked and inseparable,? and about how their bond dissolves.
Fiction: ?Motherest? Wrestles With the Contradictions of Parental Love
The narrator of Kristen Iskandrian?s novel, ?Motherest,? hoped college would be an escape from an unhappy home. Now she must make a home for her baby.
Nonfiction: Don?t Panic, Liberal Arts Majors. The Tech World Wants You.
George Anders?s ?You Can Do Anything? and Randall Stross?s ?A Practical Education? argue for the value of a liberal education in today?s economy.
Q. and A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Patricia Williams Goes From Crim...
In her new memoir, ?Rabbit,? the standup comedian tells how she overcame a young life of poverty and drug dealing to become a performer.
The Book Review Podcast: Analyzing Freud
George Prochnik discusses Frederick Crews?s ?Freud,? and Nancy MacLean talks about ?Democracy in Chains.?
Bookshelf: How?s de Blasio Doin??
Two books look at Mayor Bill de Blasio?s strengths, weaknesses, successes and failures as his term comes to a close and he prepares for the election.
Summer Firsts: Joyce Maynard: On Love, Motorcycles and the Art of Being a Pas...
One summer, the novelist and the man who would become her husband embarked on an unlikely journey through the heart of New England.
The Long View: A Racist World, Described by Those Who Knew It
Rereading Maya Angelou, Richard Wright and other mid-20th-century writers is to see anew that Appomattox was as much a beginning as an end.
Nonfiction: A Pioneering Neuroscientist Reports From ?the Border of Life and ...
In ?Into the Gray Zone,? the neuroscientist Adrian Owen describes finding signs of consciousness in the brains of vegetative patients.
Fiction: Inside Lizzie Borden?s House of Horror
In her novel, ?See What I Have Done,? Sarah Schmidt turns the story of Lizzie Borden and the Fall River murders into a grisly exploration of madness.
Nonfiction: In ?Campus Confidential,? a Professor Laments That Teaching Is No...
Jacques Berlinerblau, a professor at Georgetown, explains that at colleges and universities, you don?t get what you pay for.
What to Read Before You Head to Botswana
Three books on the land, people and culture of the region.



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