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In “Gone,” the violinist Min Kym writes about dealing with expectations as a child prodigy, and about the theft of her rare Stradivarius.
Michael Finkel’s “The Stranger in the Woods” introduces readers to an unlikely young hermit who lived in the Maine woods for 27 years.
‘Chiltern Firehouse’ explains how André Balazs transformed a rundown building into a successful hotel and restaurant.
An unlikely new reference guide breaks down U.F.O. sightings county by county, shape by shape, month by month.
Duff McDonald’s “The Golden Passport” questions whether Harvard Business School is responsible for the global financial crash.
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.
How one reader came under the spell of Walcott’s poetry. And a suggested starter kit to his poems.
With new perspective after her husband’s unexpected death, the author of “Lean In” addresses issues that some readers found troubling about that book.
Because they’re blank.
These five poems exemplify how American poets are using their art to rage against the right.
Like virtually everything else in the Trump era, poetry has gotten sharply political these days.
The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Va., is holding a contest to create a “modern canon” of 38 companion pieces to Shakespeare’s plays.
Dominic Dromgoole talks about “Hamlet Globe to Globe”; and Judith Newman discusses new books about sex and relationships.
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.
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.
Fired from her job with the French fashion brand, Ms. Chiquet emerged with a new career plan and a new relationship.
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.
In “Letters to a Young Writer,” Colum McCann hopes to inspire people, and to “save them a little time and heartbreak.”
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.”
Readers respond to the criticism of authors, perpetuated myths and more.