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Editors’ Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week

5 hours 54 min ago
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Fiction: Two Novels Trace Parallels Between Past and Present, or Create Them

6 hours 54 min ago
“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.
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Profile: The Redemption of Chris Hughes

8 hours 13 min ago
The Facebook co-founder’s rise was meteoric. He argues that the same forces that helped him succeed have made it harder for others. In a new book, “Fair Shot,” he proposes a bold solution.
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Our Back Pages: Notes From the Book Review Archives

8 hours 26 min ago
In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: John Banville on Dublin and “Ulysses.”
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Essay: The Iceman Cometh Out

8 hours 39 min ago
One of Marvel’s X-Men, Iceman, has finally accepted that he is gay in a comic book series that is breaking new ground for the genre.
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Nonfiction: The Philosopher Who Believed That Art Was Key to Black Liberation

18 hours 26 min ago
In “The New Negro,” Jeffrey C. Stewart recounts the life of Alain Locke: scholar, critic and impresario of the Harlem Renaissance.
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By the Book: Brian Selznick: By the Book

18 hours 26 min ago
As a boy, the author and illustrator Brian Selznick preferred consuming stories on screen: “I usually watched the movies of books I should have read.”
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How Much Magic Can ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Make on Broadway?

Wed 02-21-2018, 11:40 am
The theater that will house the play has been rebuilt in the hope that it will run for many, many years. So why is J.K. Rowling worried?
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Books of The Times: American Blindness, Abroad and at Home

Wed 02-21-2018, 9:39 am
In “Political Tribes,” Amy Chua argues that elite Americans underestimate the power of sectarianism, domestically and internationally.
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Programmed for Kids, This Film Festival Has Adults Lining Up, Too

Wed 02-21-2018, 7:00 am
The New York International Children’s Film Festival, which runs through March 18, offers 15 features, nine shorts programs and virtual reality.
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Nonfiction: From Justin Bieber to Martin Buber, Zadie Smith’s Essays Showcase Her Exuberance and Range

Wed 02-21-2018, 12:01 am
The novelist’s latest collection is “Feel Free.”
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Otherworldly: The Latest in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Wed 02-21-2018, 12:00 am
Monsters, golems and doppelgängers range through these sublime new collections of short fiction.
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‘Frankenstein’ Manuscript Comes to Life in New Publication

Tue 02-20-2018, 10:56 am
A facsimile of the “Frankenstein” manuscript will be published in March by SP Books to mark the bicentennial of the novel’s publication.
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Books of The Times: Marilynne Robinson’s Essays Reflect an Eccentric, Exasperating, Profound and Generous Mind

Tue 02-20-2018, 9:19 am
The essays in “What Are We Doing Here?” take aim at orthodoxies on all sides of civic and theological debates.
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Front Burner: Book Highlights Queens in All of Its Deliciousness

Tue 02-20-2018, 9:02 am
The borough is the latest subject of the “111 Places” series of guidebooks.
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New & Noteworthy

Tue 02-20-2018, 7:48 am
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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Nonfiction: In a New Biography of the Bouvier Women, Jealousies Rule

Tue 02-20-2018, 12:00 am
“Jackie, Janet & Lee,” by J. Randy Taraborrelli, reveals bonds as fierce as the scandals that threatened them.
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Nonfiction: Who Owns the Elgin Marbles?

Tue 02-20-2018, 12:00 am
In “The Real Life of the Parthenon,” Patricia Vigderman visits classic sites of the ancient world, exploring their complex, contested heritage.
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Feature: The Elder Statesman of Latin American Literature — and a Writer of Our Moment

Tue 02-20-2018, 12:00 am
Mario Vargas Llosa isn’t a household name among American readers. But at 81, he remains a literary and political colossus across the Spanish-speaking world, and his novels have never felt more relevant.
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Match Book: Dear Match Book: Two Budding Bookworms — and Friends — Seeking Literary Realism

Tue 02-20-2018, 12:00 am
Novels for young readers that tackle the complexities of the human condition.
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