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Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

12 hours 25 min ago
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Books of The Times: In ‘Righteous,’ a Stand-Up Sleuth Investigates His Brother’s Murder

13 hours 55 min ago
Joe Ide’s follow-up to his award-winning debut novel, “IQ,” begins in the exact spot that story left off: in a junkyard with a car full of evidence.
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Book News: Australia’s Amazon Book Battle

14 hours 10 min ago
The online retailer is moving in. Booksellers are nervous. But disrupting Australians’ reading habits might not be so easy to do.
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Books of The Times: A Graphic Novelist’s Passionate Anatomy of New York

16 hours 22 min ago
Julia Wertz’s majestic portrait of the city is a collection of dramatic streetscapes and hidden histories.
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Books of Style: Inside the Estate that Inspired ‘The Philadelphia Story’

17 hours 5 min ago
A lavish new book examines the history of Ardrossan and the old-money world of Philadelphia’s Main Line.
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Nonfiction: A Portrait of Stalin in All His Murderous Contradictions

Wed 10-18-2017, 11:00 pm
The second volume of Stephen Kotkin’s biography “Stalin” reveals the ideologue and the opportunist.
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Nonfiction: The First Totalitarian

Wed 10-18-2017, 11:00 pm
Victor Sebestyen’s “Lenin” describes the inventor of a secular religion.
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By the Book: Simon Schama: By the Book

Wed 10-18-2017, 11:00 pm
The author of the two-volume “Belonging: The Story of the Jews 1492-1900” didn’t finish reading Elena Ferrante’s “Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay”: “I left.”
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Books of The Times: With ‘La Belle Sauvage,’ Philip Pullman Begins a New Trilogy

Wed 10-18-2017, 4:13 pm
The author of the “His Dark Materials” trilogy returns, with answers to the questions what happened first and what happens next.
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Bookshelf: An Unexpected President, and Expressions of Subway Therapy

Wed 10-18-2017, 12:53 pm
There are two new books about New Yorkers who rose to fame due to unforeseen political events: one became president and one led a movement based on public self-expression.
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Jann Wenner and His Biographer Have a Falling Out

Wed 10-18-2017, 11:24 am
The Rolling Stone founder seemed to enjoy opening up his life to Joe Hagan. Now that the book is about to come out, they are no longer speaking.
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Richard Wilbur, Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Winner, Dies at 96

Wed 10-18-2017, 9:12 am
Mr. Wilbur’s poems were praised for their beauty but were criticized for their “mildness.” He was named the nation’s second poet laureate.
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Tom Hanks Talks

Wed 10-18-2017, 9:07 am
The nicest guy in Hollywood discusses his love of typewriters and his new collection of short stories, “Uncommon Type.”
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How the Harvey Weinstein Story Has Unfolded

Wed 10-18-2017, 8:58 am
A look back at the major elements of the continuing story, which has spilled well beyond Hollywood.
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Marian Cannon Schlesinger, Author and Eyewitness to History, Dies at 105

Wed 10-18-2017, 6:20 am
A painter, memoirist and daughter of an early feminist, she wrote frankly of the Kennedy White House, where her husband, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., was an adviser.
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Book News: A New Novel From the Late Sam Shepard to Be Published in December

Wed 10-18-2017, 5:30 am
Knopf will publish “Spy of the First Person,” which the actor and playwright wrote in the final months of his life.
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Profile: Recovery, Russell Brand Style

Wed 10-18-2017, 4:40 am
The comedian on narcissism, fame, his new book on the 12 steps and life after addiction.
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Nonfiction: Stalinist Crimes in Ukraine That Resonate Today

Tue 10-17-2017, 11:00 pm
In “Red Famine,” Anne Applebaum shines a light on clashing nationalisms in a richly detailed account of the 20th-century Soviet republic’s great famine.
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Further Reading: Stalin, Hitler and the Temptations of Totalitarianism

Tue 10-17-2017, 11:00 pm
Strobe Talbott on Alan Bullock’s “Hitler and Stalin” and Timothy Snyder’s “On Tyranny,” which span the arc of the Russian Revolution to the present.
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Book News: George Saunders Wins the Man Booker Prize for ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’

Tue 10-17-2017, 1:34 pm
Mr. Saunders is the second consecutive American writer to win the Man Booker Prize.
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