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Fiction: Three Lives, and the Tenuous Ties That Bind Them
In ?Asymmetry,? Lisa Halliday weaves the tale of a May-December love affair into the account of an Iraqi-American economist detained at Heathrow.
Books News: A Prisoner Got a Book Deal. Now the State Wants Him to Pay for Hi...
Curtis Dawkins, a fiction writer who is serving a life sentence for murder in Michigan, says his children shouldn?t have to pay for his sins.
Nonfiction: How We Got From Twinkies to Tofu
In ?Hippie Food,? Jonathan Kauffman tracks the emergence of the organic, politicized diet so many Americans love today.
Nonfiction: The War That Will Not End
In ?Directorate S,? Steve Coll recounts America?s seemingly futile search for victory in Afghanistan.
Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Inside the Fevered Minds of Sports...
To write ?Superfans,? George Dohrmann spoke to everyday fans, academics and scientists about what it is that drives our vicarious competitive mania.
Nonfiction: Arrested at 12, She?s Now an Activist Fighting for Social Justice
Patrisse Khan-Cullors?s memoir, ?When They Call You a Terrorist,? recounts the life of a Black Lives Matter co-founder.
The Book Review Podcast: Lisa Halliday on ?Asymmetry?
Halliday discusses her debut novel, and Naomi Novik and Gerald Jonas remember the life and work of Ursula K. Le Guin.
Lerone Bennett Jr., Historian of Black America, Dies at 89
Mr. Bennett, the author of ?Before the Mayflower? and other books, was also a top editor at Ebony magazine for decades.
How Does a Political Reporter Write a Memoir? First, Read Books. A Lot of Books.
A reporter who spent a decade covering Hillary Clinton?s presidential campaigns talks about her adjustment to book leave and finding the ?foreign land where writers live.?
Fiction: Two Novels Trace Parallels Between Past and Present, or Create Them
?The Maze at Windermere,? by Gregory Blake Smith, imagines Newport, R.I., from the 17th century to today. ?Peculiar Ground,? by Lucy Hughes-Hallett, does the same for a British estate.
Inside the List: After Setting Her Hair on Fire, Lisa Gardner Decided to Beco...
It was the 1980s, she was waitressing, ?and there was a lot of Aqua Net involved. I took the hint. No more food service. Lots more time at the keyboard.?
Fiction: What Would It Be Like to Be 400 Years Old?
In Matt Haig?s new novel, ?How to Stop Time,? the narrator ? born in 1581, and still alive today ? seems to be having a midlife crisis.
Children?s Books: One Part Fantasy, One Part Reality Is a Child?s Perfect For...
In the Dory Fantasmagory books, Abby Hanlon finds the humor ? and the coping strategies ? in a young heroine?s shifting line between imagination and reality.
Paperback Row
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
Children?s Books: Great New Books for a Child Just Learning to Read
Clever, beautifully illustrated new books from Brian Selznick, Sara Varon and Bryan Collier that are easy to read ? and to love.



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