New York Times Books

The Shindigger: ‘Fire and Fury’ Is Feted by the Media Elite Trump Excoriates

Thu 01-18-2018, 10:39 am
Yukking it up with Ann Coulter and Janice Min in the affluent heart of Manhattan for Michael Wolff.
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New & Noteworthy

Thu 01-18-2018, 9:10 am
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
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What Sat on Trump’s Nightstand This Year?

Thu 01-18-2018, 9:00 am
Here are books the president has tweeted about since taking office in 2017.
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Profile: When a Therapist Puts Buddhism Into Practice

Thu 01-18-2018, 7:05 am
Mark Epstein wrote a slew of popular books on the intersection of Western and Eastern thought, but kept his work with patients separate. Then came his father’s illness, and a new book: “Advice Not Given.”
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Bookshelf: ‘A Time to Stir’ Evokes the Zeal of Columbia’s 1968 Protests

Thu 01-18-2018, 6:20 am
A new collection of essays by people linked to the student protests at Columbia University offers a fresh view of the uprising, nearly 50 years later.
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Newsbook: On the Presidency’s Fraught Relationship With the Press

Thu 01-18-2018, 5:47 am
These books explores how administrations like Richard Nixon’s and Theodore Roosevelt’s worked with or fought against the news media.
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Books News: Lupita Nyong’o to Publish a Children’s Book

Thu 01-18-2018, 4:45 am
Drawing on her experience as a child who felt self-conscious about her dark skin, the actress hopes to help other kids reimagine what is beautiful.
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Nonfiction: When Rape Becomes a Weapon of War

Thu 01-18-2018, 12:00 am
Nadia Murad’s “The Last Girl” describes a Yazidi woman’s kidnapping by Islamist militants.
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Nonfiction: Knausgaard’s Seasonal Book Series Continues With a Wintry Mix

Thu 01-18-2018, 12:00 am
The essays in “Winter” have a characteristically Scandinavian focus on darkness, snow, quiet, emptiness and depression.
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By the Book: Simon Sebag Montefiore: By the Book

Thu 01-18-2018, 12:00 am
In childhood, the historian and novelist was a “voracious, excitable, starry-eyed” reader. He still is.
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Tech We’re Using: How Technology Is (and Isn’t) Changing Our Reading Habits

Wed 01-17-2018, 7:07 pm
Alexandra Alter, who covers books for The Times, discussed the limits to how tech has transformed the industry.
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‘Fire and Fury’ May Be Coming to a Screen Near You

Wed 01-17-2018, 11:45 am
Endeavor Content has acquired the rights to Michael Wolff’s No. 1 best-selling book. But no TV network or film studio is attached to the project.
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Books of The Times: If Liberalism Is Dead, What Comes Next?

Wed 01-17-2018, 9:16 am
In “Why Liberalism Failed,” Patrick J. Deneen argues that mere tinkering will not address profound discontent with the political establishment.
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Nonfiction: Gifted and Talented and Complicated

Wed 01-17-2018, 12:00 am
In “Off the Charts,” Ann Hulbert examines the lives of child prodigies, who often fail to sustain their accomplishments into adulthood.
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Fiction: A Novel of 1918 New Orleans, With Murder and All That Jazz

Wed 01-17-2018, 12:00 am
In Nathaniel Rich’s “King Zeno,” a great American city and a new kind of music take shape as the Spanish flu and a serial killer both run rampant.
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Keorapetse Kgositsile, 79, South African Poet and Activist, Dies

Tue 01-16-2018, 2:44 pm
He received acclaim while living in the United States; when he returned to South Africa after the fall of apartheid, he was welcomed as a hero.
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Fiction: An Unusual Jewish Novel, Full of Blood and Incense

Tue 01-16-2018, 9:51 am
Ruby Namdar’s “The Ruined House,” the winner of Israel’s prestigious Sapir Prize, now appears in English.
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Books of The Times: In This Thriller, a Cold Case Turns Hot 26 Years Later

Tue 01-16-2018, 9:12 am
Christopher J. Yates’s “Grist Mill Road” opens with a shooting involving three teenagers, then revisits the crime and its consequences once they’re grown.
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Interview: No Longer Writing, Philip Roth Still Has Plenty to Say

Tue 01-16-2018, 12:00 am
In an exclusive interview, the (former) novelist shares his thoughts on Trump, #MeToo and retirement.
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Match Book: Around the World in Books

Tue 01-16-2018, 12:00 am
Authors from across the globe unearth their national roots in both fiction and nonfiction.
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