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“Peony,” by C. L. O’Dell 2019-06-17 05:00:00Poetry by C. L. O’Dell: “I am ready for the next / thing.”

Where Are All the Books About Menopause?  2019-06-17 05:00:00For women, aging is framed as a series of losses—of fertility, of sexuality, of beauty. But it can also be a liberation, Sarah Manguso writes.&n

“Because,” by Ellen Bass 2019-06-17 05:00:00Poetry by Ellen Bass: “Because there’d been too many people / and then there was no one.”

Mary Grimm on the Rituals and Stories of 2019-06-17 05:00:00Deborah Treisman interviews Mary Grimm about “Back Then,” her short story from the June 24, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.

Liu Cixin’s War of the Worlds 2019-06-17 05:00:00A leading sci-fi writer takes stock of China’s global rise, Jiayang Fan writes.

“Back Then,” by Mary Grimm 2019-06-17 05:00:00Fiction by Mary Grimm: “I was thirteen, as I said, and something was going on with me, in my head or outside it.”

My Father’s Things, and My Own 2019-06-16 05:00:00Jane Brox writes on her father’s death, and the significance of the material things we leave behind.

The Strange Story of a Secret Literary Fellowship 2019-06-16 05:00:00Daniel A. Gross writes about what happened after he was offered ten thousand dollars as part of a new—and secretive—award for young writer

Sunday Reading: The Electrifying Critical Mind of Pauline 2019-06-16 05:00:00From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces by Pauline Kael on cinematic masterpieces: Martin Scorsese's "Taxi Driver" and "GoodFellas," Arthur P

The Invention of the “Beach Read” 2019-06-14 11:08:00Katy Waldman reviews “Books for Idle Hours,” a new history by the academic Donna Harrington-Lueker, which unpacks both the constructedness

“The Westing Game,” a Tribute to Labor That 2019-06-13 12:15:43Jia Tolentino writes about the children’s book “The Westing Game,” by Ellen Raskin.

What Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse-Five” Tells Us Now 2019-06-13 05:00:00Salman Rushdie on what the books “Slaughterhouse-Five,” by Kurt Vonnegut, “Catch-22,” by Joseph Heller, and others tell us abo

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‘The Parisian’ is a slow-burning treat to be 2019-06-10 08:08:31‘The Parisian’ is a slow-burning treat to be savored

How the (North)west was won 2019-06-10 08:08:31How the (North)west was won

Penguin Classics adds four books by Asian Americans 2019-06-10 08:08:31Penguin Classics adds four books by Asian Americans to the canon

‘Pride and Prejudice,’ eh? What if Jane Austen 2019-06-10 08:08:31‘Pride and Prejudice,’ eh? What if Jane Austen were Muslim Canadian?

It’s information overload with ‘The Ministry of Truth’ 2019-06-10 08:08:31It’s information overload with ‘The Ministry of Truth’

Telling stories that all can enjoy 2019-06-10 08:08:31Children’s books with Muslim characters can help open minds, and provide kids with role models that have stories like theirs.

Fancy a stroll? Great writers extol the pleasures 2019-06-10 08:08:31Classic and contemporary authors wax philosophic on the inspiration they find during a ramble.

Journeys: four audiobooks for summer road trips 2019-06-10 08:08:31Step into one-of-a-kind life journeys in Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ and ‘In the Land of Invisible Women’ by&n

Looking for ‘cozy’ mysteries, without graphic violence? We 2019-06-10 08:08:31 A reader writes: I’m looking for mystery books that do not include graphic violence. I’m a big fan of Louise Penny and Sue Grafton and wo

Unspoken but not forgotten 2019-06-10 08:08:31Unspoken but not forgotten

‘Stony the Road’ lays bare the failure of 2019-06-10 08:08:31Historian and television host Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the brief flowering of African American leadership after the Civil War.

Stories of D-Day heroism shape history 2019-06-10 08:08:31On the 75th anniversary of World War II’s great amphibious assault, a trio of books provides both broad context and individual voices.

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Africa’s Lost Kingdoms 2019-06-09 07:00:46It may remain a little-known fact, but Africa has never lacked civilizations, nor has it ever been as cut off from world events as it has been routine

‘Souvenirs or Landmarks’: The Photographs of Susan Meiselas 2019-06-08 03:00:24Those of us who have experienced war—survivors, soldiers, reporters, aid workers—are haunted by what we cannot unsee. The images recur in

Fighting for Her Life 2019-06-07 08:30:33Andrea Dworkin did not love pornography. I don’t mean this as comic understatement of her well-publicized, steadfast opposition to it and of her

Sierra Leone, 2000: A Case History in Successful 2019-06-07 02:00:26Sierra Leone was a rare case of the “Blair Doctrine” bearing fruit: an overseas military operation not for strategic or commercial interes

Reckless in Riyadh 2019-06-06 07:45:37The recklessness of the Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman has been abetted by the Trump administration, which has boasted of its special relation

‘No Property in Man’: An Exchange 2019-06-06 07:30:41To the Editors: Nicholas Guyatt’s review of my No Property in Man charges that the book isn’t really a work of history at all but, at bott

Another Forgotten Atrocity 2019-06-06 07:30:41To the Editors: In his review of Enrico Deaglio’s A True and Terrible Affair Between Sicily and America, Frank Viviano writes that the 1890 lync

Percy’s Debt to Pepys 2019-06-06 07:30:33To the Editors: Jenny Uglow’s “Big Talkers” describes Thomas Percy as the “first collector of English Ballads.” However,

Query 2019-06-06 07:30:30To the Editors: For a biography of the late American poet Amy Clampitt (1920–1994), I would be grateful to receive reminiscences, anecdotes, or

The Value of a Cell 2019-06-06 07:30:17To the Editors: I am not sure how your reviewer Gavin Francis took away from my book, The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics and the Human Costs of Defea

One Man’s Quest for a Memorial to Sugar 2019-06-04 12:03:57Life in Sugar Land is sweet, particularly for the immigrants who flock to it in search of a fresh start and prosperity. Like much of the Houston metro

How Proslavery Was the Constitution? 2019-06-02 08:00:13Were the Founding Fathers responsible for American slavery? William Lloyd Garrison, the celebrated abolitionist, certainly thought so. In an uncomprom

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For June, 3 Romances To Heat Up Your 2019-06-17 07:00:30This month, we've got love stories about teenage girls who pull patriarchy-smashing pranks, a realistic discussion of female biology and a story abou

'Patron Saints Of Nothing' Is A Book For 2019-06-17 05:02:00Young adult author Randy Ribay says it's tough having "a dual identity" in a world "where people want you to be one thing." His new novel explore

A Muslim In Rural, White Minnesota On How 2019-06-16 17:03:00After Donald Trump's election, Dr. Ayaz Virji started giving talks to mostly white, Christian audiences in rural Minnesota to try to dispel misconcep

'The Shanghai Free Taxi' Delves Deep Into China's 2019-06-16 10:10:00NPR's Frank Langfitt wanted to get to know the real China, so he started a free taxi service in an effort to have conversations with a variety of peo

The Charleston Church Massacre And 'Grace Will Lead 2019-06-16 08:03:00NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Jennifer Berry Hawes about her new book, Grace Will Lead Us Home, which chronicles the aftermath of the 2015 Cha

'Angola Janga' Tells The Story Of Brazil's Runaway 2019-06-16 07:00:28Marcelo D'Salete's powerful graphic novel chronicles the mocambos, communities of runaway slaves that flourished in the jungles of 17th century Braz

The Food Business Incubator That Helps Immigrant Women 2019-06-16 07:00:00Since 2005, San Francisco's La Cocina has helped low-income entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Some went on to recognition from the prestigious Jam

'Fleishman Is In Trouble': A Debut About Divorce, 2019-06-15 07:57:00One day, Toby Fleishman's ex-wife drops off the kids and disappears. Author Taffy Brodesser-Akner says too many people are "locked into" marriage;

New York City And The Strand Bookstore Are 2019-06-15 07:57:00Nancy Bass Wyden, the Strand's owner, is protesting New York City's decision to preserve the bookstore as a historic city landmark. She thinks the m

Leon Klinghoffer And The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict In 'An 2019-06-15 07:57:00NPR's Scott Simon talks to author Julie Salamon about her new book, An Innocent Bystander. It's about the murder of Leon Klinghoffer.

In 'Tell Me How You Really Feel,' A 2019-06-15 07:00:18Aminah Mae Safi's new young adult novel is rooted in a famous plot arc from the television show Gilmore Girls — but you don't have to be a fan

As The 50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11 Nears, 2019-06-14 14:48:00These works make apparent how singular an achievement America's moon landing was — and show that half a century later we're still grappling to

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