New York Times Books

Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: A Prodigy Loses Her ‘Soul Mate’ — a Rare Violin

2 hours 34 min ago
In “Gone,” the violinist Min Kym writes about dealing with expectations as a child prodigy, and about the theft of her rare Stradivarius.
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Nonfiction: The Hermit-Burglar and the Optimistic Journalist

3 hours 25 min ago
Michael Finkel’s “The Stranger in the Woods” introduces readers to an unlikely young hermit who lived in the Maine woods for 27 years.
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Front Burner: Cookbook Offers a Taste of London’s Famed Firehouse

4 hours 28 min ago
‘Chiltern Firehouse’ explains how André Balazs transformed a rundown building into a successful hotel and restaurant.
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People Are Seeing U.F.O.s Everywhere, and This Book Proves It

4 hours 32 min ago
An unlikely new reference guide breaks down U.F.O. sightings county by county, shape by shape, month by month.
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Nonfiction: How Harvard Business School Has Reshaped American Capitalism

Sun 04-23-2017, 11:00 pm
Duff McDonald’s “The Golden Passport” questions whether Harvard Business School is responsible for the global financial crash.
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Kuki Gallmann, ‘I Dreamed of Africa’ Author, Is Shot in Kenya

Sun 04-23-2017, 12:51 pm
Kuki Gallmann was wounded in an attack that may be part of a wider problem in which farmers have been terrorized by herders who want more land to graze their animals.
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The Enthusiast: In Praise of Derek Walcott’s Epic of the Americas

Sun 04-23-2017, 11:45 am
How one reader came under the spell of Walcott’s poetry. And a suggested starter kit to his poems.
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Nonfiction: Sheryl Sandberg Finds Comfort for Herself and Offers It to Others

Sun 04-23-2017, 5:24 am
With new perspective after her husband’s unexpected death, the author of “Lean In” addresses issues that some readers found troubling about that book.
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Loose Ends: Your Whole Family Will Love These Political Books

Sat 04-22-2017, 8:58 am
Because they’re blank.
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Poems of Resistance: A Primer

Fri 04-21-2017, 1:30 pm
These five poems exemplify how American poets are using their art to rage against the right.
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American Poets, Refusing to Go Gentle, Rage Against the Right

Fri 04-21-2017, 1:27 pm
Like virtually everything else in the Trump era, poetry has gotten sharply political these days.
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Theater to Commission 38 Modern Riffs on Shakespeare

Fri 04-21-2017, 9:38 am
The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Va., is holding a contest to create a “modern canon” of 38 companion pieces to Shakespeare’s plays.
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The Book Review Podcast: ‘Hamlet Globe to Globe’

Fri 04-21-2017, 8:35 am
Dominic Dromgoole talks about “Hamlet Globe to Globe”; and Judith Newman discusses new books about sex and relationships.
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Fair Game: Elizabeth Warren on Big Banks and Their (Cozy Bedmate) Regulators

Fri 04-21-2017, 7:20 am
In a new book, the Democratic senator from Massachusetts takes Wells Fargo to task, along with the system that let it get away with account fraud.
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A Daughter Continues Her Father’s Legacy, and His Series

Fri 04-21-2017, 5:46 am
Since Tony Hillerman’s death in 2008, his daughter Anne has written three new novels starring his characters. “Song of the Lion” is the latest.
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Maureen Chiquet’s Move From Chanel to Self-Empowerment

Fri 04-21-2017, 5:35 am
Fired from her job with the French fashion brand, Ms. Chiquet emerged with a new career plan and a new relationship.
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Nonfiction: Keep Calm and Kiss the Cat Goodbye: Mass Pet Euthanization Before the Blitz

Fri 04-21-2017, 5:28 am
Hilda Kean’s “The Great Cat and Dog Massacre” looks at the fate of hundreds of thousands of England’s pets during World War II.
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Open Book: Spin Class

Fri 04-21-2017, 4:51 am
In “Letters to a Young Writer,” Colum McCann hopes to inspire people, and to “save them a little time and heartbreak.”
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Nonfiction: Their Hours Upon the Stage: Performing ‘Hamlet’ Around the World

Fri 04-21-2017, 2:00 am
To celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, London’s Globe Theater performed “Hamlet” in 190 countries. Dominic Dromgoole looks back on the run in “Hamlet Globe to Globe.”
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Letters to the Editor

Fri 04-21-2017, 2:00 am
Readers respond to the criticism of authors, perpetuated myths and more.
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