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1 ) Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:00:40 GMT
Books of The Times: In ‘The Threat,’ Andrew McCabe Issues the Latest Warning Call About Trump’s America
This memoir by the former deputy director of the F.B.I. joins a roster of recent and alarming books by high-ranking members of the United States’ justice and intelligence communities.

 

 

2 ) Sat, 16 Feb 2019 00:41:04 GMT
Betty Ballantine, Who Helped Introduce Paperbacks, Dies at 99
As a publishing team, she and her husband, Ian, set out in 1939 “to change the reading habits of America,” and to a large extent they did.

 

 

3 ) Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:37:15 GMT
Books of The Times: In ‘The Next to Die,’ a Serial Killer Targets Pairs of Best Friends
In Hannah’s new novel, the Culver Valley police force is searching for a killer who sends homemade books to prospective victims.

 

 

4 ) Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:47:20 GMT
Andrea Levy, Author Who Spoke for a Generation of Immigrants, Dies at 62
Her books were praised for their witty, honest portraits of the immigrant experience, especially of those who moved to Britain from the West Indies after World War II.

 

 

5 ) Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:00:16 GMT
Sketchbook: The Future of Publishing, as Imagined by R.O. Blechman
An illustrated prediction of the book world’s next big frontier.

 

 

6 ) Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:00:08 GMT
Ivory Tower: Is Blockchain Technology Overhyped?
Two books by legal scholars argue that the revolutionary promise of the new database tool has been exaggerated.

 

 

7 ) Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:00:07 GMT
Fiction: A Novel About the Life and Times of the Photographer Lee Miller
Whitney Scharer’s “The Age of Light” tells the story of the journalist and model who was often overshadowed by her lover and collaborator Man Ray.

 

 

8 ) Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:00:06 GMT
From Our Archives: Revisiting George W. Bush’s Memoir “A Charge to Keep”
Our reviewer called the 1999 book “a puzzling exercise.”

 

 

9 ) Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:00:04 GMT
Crime: Stalkers and Dead Wedding Guests: The Latest in Crime Novels
Marilyn Stasio’s column covers new books from established crime-writing giants, like Jonathan Kellerman, and a newcomer, Alex Michaelides.

 

 

10 ) Thu, 14 Feb 2019 20:15:32 GMT
Nonfiction: How Wild Was Wild Bill Hickok? A Biographer Separates Life From Legend
Tom Clavin’s “Wild Bill” details the life of a legendary gunfighter whose real name wasn’t even Bill.

 

 

11 ) Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:44:37 GMT
Arundhati Roy to Headline the 2019 PEN World Voices Festival
Dave Eggers, Joyce Carol Oates and others will also take part in the festival, whose theme is the narrowing gap between public and private life.

 

 

12 ) Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:19:46 GMT
The Enthusiast: In Praise of Maurice Sendak
“I’ve read the books many times to my own children, astonished at how much is in them for my grown-up self — about that growing-up process, and about the times I grew up in, too.”

 

 

13 ) Thu, 14 Feb 2019 16:23:22 GMT
Dancing to Jane Austen’s Beat
An annual celebration, this year attended by some 300 costumed revelers, is one of the regular events around the country that unite both the novelist’s hard-core fans and period dance enthusiasts.

 

 

14 ) Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:27:16 GMT
Sweden Investigates Its Ambassador to China After Report of Secret Talks to Free Publisher
The daughter of Gui Minhai, a Swedish bookseller detained in China, said the ambassador arranged a meeting with men who first offered to help, then cajoled and pressured her.

 

 

15 ) Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:00:04 GMT
Books News: Dan Mallory, 2 Starkly Similar Novels and the Puzzle of Plagiarism
Readers have noticed an overlap between “The Woman in the Window,” by A.J. Finn — a pen name for Dan Mallory — and Sarah A. Denzil’s “Saving April.”

 

 

16 ) Wed, 13 Feb 2019 21:41:27 GMT
Overlooked No More: Dudley Randall, Whose Broadside Press Gave a Voice to Black Poets
Randall, a poet and librarian, started the press out of his home, eventually publishing the work of about 200 writers amid Detroit’s flowering Black Arts Movement.

 

 

17 ) Wed, 13 Feb 2019 21:30:53 GMT
Nonfiction: How the Parkland Shooting Led to a Generation’s Political Awakening
In his book “Parkland,” Dave Cullen follows the survivors of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on their quest to change gun laws and heal themselves.

 

 

18 ) Wed, 13 Feb 2019 18:45:47 GMT
Books of The Times: ‘How to Hide an Empire’ Shines Light on America’s Expansionist Side
Daniel Immerwahr’s provocative and absorbing history draws attention to those islands and archipelagos too often sidelined in the national imagination.

 

 

19 ) Wed, 13 Feb 2019 17:49:26 GMT
Anne Firor Scott, Scholar of Women’s History, Dies at 97
Studying diaries, letters and more, she found that women, in the South and beyond, were not just passive observers of the vital events of their time.

 

 

20 ) Wed, 13 Feb 2019 15:15:05 GMT
Further reading: Books for Broken Hearts
Feeling like you’ve kissed too many frogs? Given up on love altogether? These books might provide some escape this Valentine’s Day.

 

 

21 ) Tue, 12 Feb 2019 21:06:38 GMT
Heidi Toffler, Unsung Force Behind Futurist Books, Dies at 89
With her husband, Alvin Toffler, she was half of a team that produced global best-sellers, including “Future Shock.” Recognition was belated.

 

 

22 ) Tue, 12 Feb 2019 18:01:22 GMT
Books of The Times: ‘Leading Men,’ a Novel About Tennessee Williams and His Lover, Casts a Spell From the Start
Christopher Castellani’s latest vividly reimagines the relationship between Williams and Frank Merlo, and offers intricate thoughts about the nature of fidelity, the artistic impulse and estrangement.

 

 

23 ) Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:24:57 GMT
A Call to Putin, and Russian TV Changed Its Story
The former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi describes the 2016 exchange with the Russian president in his new book.

 

 

24 ) Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:18:47 GMT
Tomi Ungerer, Brash Illustrator for Young and Older, Dies at 87
His children’s books brought a refreshing jolt to the genre, but his erotica made him an outcast in some circles.

 

 

25 ) Mon, 11 Feb 2019 23:33:37 GMT
C.Y. Lee, ‘Flower Drum Song’ Author, Is Dead at 102
His novel of generational and cultural conflict among Chinese immigrants became a hit Broadway musical and then a film that earned five Oscar nominations.

 

 

26 ) Mon, 11 Feb 2019 20:32:06 GMT
Books of The Times: Valeria Luiselli’s Latest Is a Mold-Breaking New Classic
In “Lost Children Archive,” an unhappily married couple set out on a road trip, with their two young children, to visit the ancestral homeland of the Apaches in Arizona.

 

 

27 ) Mon, 11 Feb 2019 15:10:20 GMT
Nancy B. Reich, Scholarly Champion of Clara Schumann, Dies at 94
Her research raised the profile of a composer too often overshadowed by her husband and established her as a major figure of German Romanticism.

 

 

28 ) Sun, 10 Feb 2019 16:00:00 GMT
Books of The Times: An Encyclopedic Novel Intent on Reliving the Baby Boomers’ Touchstone Moments. All of Them.
David Bowman’s posthumously published “Big Bang” travels from 1950 to 1963, and includes appearances by nearly every boldface name of the era.