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Fiction: Jo Nesbo Sculpts ?Macbeth? Into Shadowy Crime Noir
The Norwegian crime writer turns Shakespeare?s tragedy into a fast-paced thriller about murder and corruption in 1970s Glasgow.
Books of The Times: Jake Tapper?s ?Hellfire Club? Takes Us Back to McCarthy-E...
The first novel by the CNN anchor is about a new congressman with secrets, and it includes a parade of high-profile political cameos.
By the Book: James B. Comey: By the Book
When James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director and author of ?A Higher Loyalty,? reads fiction, it?s ?almost always something my kids are reading, so I can ? pretend to be cool.?
Essay: Jay Gatsby: A Dreamer Doomed to Be Excluded. The Novelist Jesmyn Ward ...
In this adaptation of her introduction to a new edition of ?The Great Gatsby,? Ward reads Fitzgerald?s novel, uncovering an impossible yearning to belong.
Nonfiction: Can It Happen Here? Madeleine Albright Examines Fascism Then and Now
In her new book, ?Fascism: A Warning,? the former secretary of state finds the seeds of authoritarian rule in social, political and economic chaos.
Nonfiction: Can Sobriety Be as Interesting as Addiction? A Writer Wonders
In ?The Recovering,? the novelist and essayist Leslie Jamison explores her own alcoholism and the struggle to make art out of giving up drinking.
Nonfiction: The Essays Are Personal. The Truths Are Universal.
Sloane Crosley?s third collection, ?Look Alive Out There,? blends deep pathos with the author?s signature humor.
The Book Review Podcast: Jo Nesbo Reimagines ?Macbeth?
James Shapiro discusses Nesbo?s new novel, and Leila Slimani talks about ?The Perfect Nanny.?
material culture: Who Bought Sylvia Plath?s Stuff?
A tartan kilt, fishing rod and dragon pendant were among items auctioned recently by the poet?s daughter, Frieda Hughes.
Open Thread: Let?s Talk About History
News in style books, answering a reader?s questions about trends and remembering the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh.
Newsbook: Read These 3 Books on Government Corruption
A look at how Citizens United and a network of plutocrats have shaped the country?s politics.
Inside the List: This Best-Selling Author Lives With 4 Dogs, 17 Chickens, 3 H...
She may care for a veritable menagerie, but Lisa Scottoline still writes three books a year, including the just-published thriller ?After Anna.?
Nonfiction: A Brand-New Version of Our Origin Story
The Harvard geneticist David Reich details his groundbreaking research into ancient DNA in ?Who We Are and How We Got Here.?
Fiction: In This Novel, a Grieving Widow Becomes the Detective Hero
?The Bible of Dirty Jokes,? by Eileen Pollack, tracks a middle-aged woman?s quest to find her lost brother and her own independence.
The Shortlist: Four Books Explore Various Aspects of Cities Past and Present
Ecology, eccentricity, celebrity, policy: Urban living brings it all together.



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