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11 New Books We Recommend This Week

11 days ago   |   By NY Times

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Azócar Catrón: "It's Not the Scale of the Project, But Rather the Scale of...

Azócar Catrón: "It's Not the Scale of the Project, But Rather the Scale of the Landscape"

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Paul Theroux's New Novel Takes On Life's Crashing Waves

“Under the Wave at Waimea” follows a former surfer through a reflective and ultimately transformative period. Read more ...

Voyages of Hope and Anguish: New Science Fiction and Fantasy

“The Memory Theater,” “On Fragile Waves” and “Victories Greater Than Death” take readers tumbling through realms and ever stranger stories. Read more ...

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“Empire of Pain,” by the New Yorker staff writer, is a deeply reported chronicle of the Sackler family and the highly addictive painkiller it marketed - at great profit and... Read more ...

Katherine Heiny Shows Readers How to Pay Attention to the Little Things

“Early Morning Riser” is a small-town story with meaningful ramifications. Read more ...

The Women of NPR, When NPR Was a Start-Up

Lisa Napoli's “Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie” follows four reporters who helped make the scrappy nonprofit into an American institution. Read more ...

When Someone Says ‘Everything Is Fine,' It Usually Isn't

In this dark family memoir, Vince Granata recalls the afternoon his brother killed his mother. Read more ...

Missing Girls and a Bit of Mysticism, in Paula McLain's Debut Thriller

In “When the Stars Go Dark,” the author of “The Paris Wife” tries her hand at a new genre. Read more ...

An Old Man's Youthful Fascinations Animate Cynthia Ozick's New Novel

The protagonist of the author's latest work, “Antiquities,” recounts his obsession with Egyptian artifacts and his boyhood friendship with an unusual classmate. Read more ...