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Books of The Times: A Newly Published Story for the New Way We Read Sylvia Plath
?Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom? is a brief allegorical tale of a train journey into hell.
Help Desk: Dealing With Anxiety, Mental Illness and Grief
In her latest Help Desk column, Judith Newman consults three books that offer guidance to readers navigating through tense times.
Books of The Times: The Real-Life Story of ?The Last Whalers? Reads Like a Fi...
Doug Bock Clark?s first book is an immersive, densely reported look at a tribe of 1,500 hunter-gatherers who live on a remote Indonesian island.
Nonfiction: Dani Shapiro?s New Memoir Uncovers a Life-Changing Family Secret
?Inheritance? explores the way we construct our identities, and how much our belief in a blood connection to our parents shapes how we view ourselves.
Nonfiction: Jason Rezaian Recounts His 544 Days of Captivity in Iran
In ?Prisoner,? the former Tehran bureau chief for The Washington Post shows that the most innocent activities in Iran could get you accused of spying.
Nonfiction: Hacker for Hire
In ?Breaking and Entering,? Jeremy Smith tells the story of a brilliant, larger-than-life computer scientist who runs her own boutique cybersecurity firm.
Fiction: A Sudden Death Shakes Loose Four Intertwined Lives
In Tessa Hadley?s novel ?Late in the Day,? the bonds of love and loyalty are frayed when a widow and her married friends confront the loss of her husband.
The Book Review Podcast: How Curses Function in Literature
Julian Lucas talks about the role of curses in contemporary African literature, and Abby Ellin discusses ?Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married.?
Essay: Reading Proust in the Gulag
What books do we turn to as we prepare to die?
M. Night Shyamalan?s Biggest Twist? Coming Full Circle
The director said his new film, ?Glass,? was the toughest he has ever made. Yet the man once called ?the Next Spielberg? says he is back where he wants to be.
Newsbook: As Los Angeles Teachers Strike, 3 Books Chronicle Educators? Years-...
Their claims and demands are not new.
No Regrets: A Boozy Wake for Bygone Magazine Editors
Retail moguls toast their own struggling industry at separate gala.
Mellon Foundation Grants $2.2 Million to Academy of American Poets
Two grants will help start a new fellowship program and support the work of the Poetry Coalition.
New & Noteworthy
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
Francine du Plessix Gray, Searching Novelist and Journalist, Is Dead at 88
She explored the obstacles confronting women seeking their place in the world as well as her own privileged but unsettled life under the sway of daunting parents.



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