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A new book, "How to Blow Up a Pipeline," suggests that when it comes to climate change activism there should be roo… https://t.co/1SwI1CGBCMCate Quinn’s debut mystery, “Black Widows,” investigates three sister-wives who all had good reasons to wish their… https://t.co/AY5MXEQRSaWhen the illustrator R.O. Blechman was growing up in 1940s Manhattan, he would hear every year, on Jan. 25, a lone… https://t.co/P0Gs8SG5Dv
1/24
2021
“The Scorpion’s Tail,” the latest by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, debuts on our hardcover fiction best-seller… https://t.co/fdekoT0FAF"You cannot expect us to furnish you with a stick to break our heads with," a medical school dean told Elizabeth Bl… https://t.co/z1mmE2E8ZQAs Simon Winchester shows in his latest book, land disputes have been a constant feature of human history and conti… https://t.co/bhsGZDYMcZCate Quinn’s debut mystery, “Black Widows,” investigates three sister-wives who all had good reasons to wish their… https://t.co/k3KN8jvRQJNew in Paperback: ‘Where Reasons End’ and ‘Why We Can’t Sleep’ https://t.co/uJcVXm1I7mThree books offer new ways to think about environmental disaster https://t.co/dgDcutI1ksExperimental literature that tests family bonds and routines https://t.co/pWnyspqphaGeorge Saunders gives lessons on the functions and importance of fiction in “A Swim in a Pond in the Rain,” which d… https://t.co/tp8nulEVWgAs a new book shows, the 300-year relationship between America and Iran has been dominated by misconceptions and mi… https://t.co/A1F42K2492The probing mind that animates Octavia Butler's novels, short stories and essays is obsessed with the viability of… https://t.co/IlZyGq8w7JToday's Saturday Sentence comes from George Saunders's "A Swim in a Pond in the Rain.” Read our review of the book… https://t.co/pp9MN67QzbJust before Robert Burns died, penniless and alone, he left behind a poem about a mouse whose nest was destroyed by… https://t.co/I2nchlipNe“Charles gave us that fictional hero that looked like us and existed in a world based on our origins” https://t.co/VyNMepa7iJAngie Thomas’s “Concrete Rose” is a No. 1 debut on our young adult hardcover best-seller list. https://t.co/yM4EdwD87YHelga Weyhe ran her bookstore in Germany until she died at 98. She was the third generation of her family to run th… https://t.co/pp8nAtz8ApFor those with "the rage for reading and rereading," Harold Bloom's final book is something of a feast. For others,… https://t.co/0U8KasXlEyAdoption used to be hush-hush. This book amplifies the human toll. https://t.co/oJ4IE0FwIQ10 new books we recommend this week https://t.co/Fbrx4sIQ4wBefore he became a best-selling novelist, Mateo Askaripour was making cold calls for a tech company. The experience… https://t.co/epUwHV3h6l
1/23
2021
“Untraceable” tells the tale of a scientist who discovers that the poison he was once responsible for developing is… https://t.co/NRXLBaURbZIndividual consciousness, lengthy biographies and other letters to the editor https://t.co/LK6Q2nOEpOSix new paperbacks to check out this week https://t.co/K0zPO3WOLdGabrielle Glaser's "American Baby" is a braided tale involving two families, one adopted son and the "massive exper… https://t.co/Mj1UnoE9gQAn artist whose comics tell us what it’s like to be depressed https://t.co/005frB0cuw https://t.co/Dbxe2LeILEAmerica has had a long connection to Iran but never really understood it. A new book explains. https://t.co/FvjYyNn2KB"We imagine an impossible / America and call one another / A fool for doing so.” Listen to Jericho Brown, winner of… https://t.co/jK2RS6C28AWhat makes a good thriller? "Without a doubt, characters," Brad Taylor says. "Setting, pace and trajectory are impo… https://t.co/3zWFJ2mHqoMotivated not by a caring instinct or a curious one, Elizabeth Blackwell became America's first woman doctor in ord… https://t.co/b5j4a5qAo0"The secrecy began in the 1920s and ’30s, mostly due to a social worker who worked out of Memphis who was a baby th… https://t.co/4GlHAiBwxZAnd you can read The New York Times obituary of Hank Aaron here https://t.co/xDETD0pxi9Hank Aaron, who faced down racism to become one of baseball’s greatest all-around players, has died at 86. In 2010,… https://t.co/wgMNIQh3p1In his books Charles Saunders reimagined the white worlds of Tarzan and Conan with Black heroes and African mytholo… https://t.co/t6QS3YVDpd10 new books recommended by critics and editors at The New York Times https://t.co/VaXJZnN9BqNew & noteworthy, from Western noir to humanitarian aid https://t.co/cGRNtLRpdx"I bring news of Tove Ditlevsen’s suite of memoirs with the kind of thrill and reluctance that tells me this must b… https://t.co/XkJlWFYFhB"She was a one-person reminder that if winter is here, then spring cannot be far behind." @DwightGarner on Amanda G… https://t.co/f40dMKqaiIGeorge Saunders conducts a cheery class on fiction’s possibilities https://t.co/OulQGKNuwDFans of "Pale Fire" and "Infinite Jest" will find much to appreciate in Gina Apostol's novel "The Revolution Accord… https://t.co/N54YWmeMzA
1/22
2021
The author of the new best seller “Black Buck,” @AskMateo, was inspired by @StephenKing’s advice to “get characters… https://t.co/dybZaTXf4u
Retweeted by New York Times BooksBrad Taylor, By the Book: "What I steer clear of is any novel that has a political bent. I don’t care if it’s left… https://t.co/aReicPPmiNpublished in Oct and forever relevant: 👏🏽YOUNG 👏🏽 BLACK 👏🏽 POETS https://t.co/vBSXNkItuf https://t.co/vduE5Hed31
Retweeted by New York Times BooksBefore he became a best-selling novelist, Mateo Askaripour was making cold calls for a tech company. The experience… https://t.co/dtKii82QQ7With the future uncertain, four new books look at life after the pandemic and reach startlingly different conclusio… https://t.co/KuBUkqGQwqMy colleagues are on 🔥. "After four years during which language was debased — when it meant anything at all — Gorma… https://t.co/pum1m73oo6
Retweeted by New York Times BooksOur brains may be the master controls, and our hearts act as both our engines and our metaphorical centers, but the… https://t.co/9X0zIZWcZTWhat better arena than figure skating in which to present the contradictions of adolescence, when athletic middle-s… https://t.co/WeArjocW7q"The broad outlines of their lives could have made for a salutary tale about the formidable achievements of pioneer… https://t.co/ipT7RMSknRBrad Taylor, By the Book: "I was the kid that hid a flashlight and read in the dark after my parents told me to go… https://t.co/C4SRtsfqkfBrayden Harrington, 13, who spoke at the Democratic National Convention, will write a picture book, “Brayden Speaks… https://t.co/2Nvlq7vUD0"In her darkest moments, while writing her poem, Gorman must have felt she was trying to make a bisque from a carca… https://t.co/gze8GgGmqi
Retweeted by New York Times Books"She was a one-person reminder that if winter is here, then spring cannot be far behind." @DwightGarner on Amanda G… https://t.co/ph7y4KNMsLMateo Askaripour says his background in sales gave him "an almost abnormal amount of stamina to persevere" as an au… https://t.co/5VGPBJ4pLM“Untraceable” tells the tale of a scientist who discovers that the poison he was once responsible for developing is… https://t.co/AJtALO2X8n"The broad outlines of their lives could have made for a salutary tale about the formidable achievements of pioneer… https://t.co/xYp4d2K4ZjLike her other thrillers, Jane Harper's latest, "The Survivors," examines murder in a tiny, tightknit Australian co… https://t.co/vywlfhCP67New & noteworthy, from Western noir to humanitarian aid https://t.co/hge63OPLOz
1/21
2021
Here's Amanda Gorman's 🔥 performance: "The norms and notions of what just is, isn't always justice." https://t.co/yPzr06dwMy
Retweeted by New York Times BooksEmily Rapp Black asks the most difficult question in "Sanctuary," her new memoir: What mother can imagine a future… https://t.co/tKTjPCk44X"Nimura, by digging into their deeds and their lives, finds those discrepancies and idiosyncrasies that yield a mem… https://t.co/3kVoUbe1l8The devilish life and art of Lucian Freud, in full detail https://t.co/t6prXU1kZIUnder the frenetic surface of "Trio," which involves a dizzying number of subplots in 1968 England, William Boyd cr… https://t.co/EwJHDgMEijIn "Craft in the Real World," Matthew Salesses challenges universally acknowledged truths about writing and worksho… https://t.co/Hg2OmoU4TwWatch Amanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, recite her poem “The Hill We Climb” at President… https://t.co/48tiEuJQ0C
Retweeted by New York Times Books“The health of our lungs in the absence of disease rests not in a pill or an injection, but in ensuring above all a… https://t.co/mTgKw3Zc1jWhen President Biden took the oath of office on Wednesday, he placed his hand on a familial artifact that has follo… https://t.co/2MJYm3BHvRI'd heard so much about this one but was still somehow totally unprepared! Reviewed Tove Ditlevsen's memoirs, some… https://t.co/EWTN1SN3nS
Retweeted by New York Times BooksSpeaking now is Amanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, reading her poem “The Hill We Climb.” W… https://t.co/ksF5azU21wIs it time to rethink the writing workshop? In his new book, Matthew Salesses argues for new, more inclusive ways t… https://t.co/0eGKgLS7XZToday, Joe Biden was sworn into office as the 46th president of the United States. In December, we asked 22 writers… https://t.co/wY2AEcJx0oHere’s a selection of recent titles of interest; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading https://t.co/RF5vKwcU7wInaugural poet Amanda Gorman captures the moment in “The Hill We Climb” https://t.co/9BhypMWxesAn arresting nine-word description of mortal descent arrives as an aside in Kevin Barry's new story collection: "He… https://t.co/fY7mMwxoCG"These books — so vaunted for their bravery, their abjection — are also, indisputably, an account of getting one’s… https://t.co/Bv27LTmEocFans of "Pale Fire" and "Infinite Jest" will find much to appreciate in Gina Apostol's novel "The Revolution Accord… https://t.co/IK754P3wQoChristine Hume's richly meditative "Saturation Project" converges an intimate personal history with classical mytho… https://t.co/0DJsHXiJbU"Ditlevsen confesses and confesses, but it is what she does not say, what she shows us and does not acknowledge — t… https://t.co/3FIjbViRqDLoedel dedicates the novel to his half sister, Isabel Maiztegui, a Montonera who was murdered by the dictatorship i… https://t.co/HDWq8Z8jPT“I’m not going to in any way gloss over what we’ve seen over the past few weeks and, dare I say, the past few years… https://t.co/HDsBfeT4Bk
1/20
2021
On this week's Book Review podcast, @parul_sehgal, @jenszalai and I debate whether "The Great Gatsby" is a great n… https://t.co/LdsowGHUyh
Retweeted by New York Times BooksWith the future uncertain, four new books look at life after the pandemic and reach startlingly different conclusio… https://t.co/uMUpbQHXfp“Whenever a skilled person makes something with their hands, that’s craft,” the scholar Glenn Adamson argues in his… https://t.co/KGf6REOrklOur brains may be the master controls, and our hearts act as both our engines and our metaphorical centers, but the… https://t.co/zfdIA28Sa5"I bring news of Tove Ditlevsen’s suite of memoirs with the kind of thrill and reluctance that tells me this must b… https://t.co/CC4U1HefUeWhat is home? In "Aftershocks," by Nadia Owusu, the answer is anything but simple. https://t.co/TileFwPsTz"I’m not going to in any way gloss over what we’ve seen over the past few weeks and, dare I say, the past few years… https://t.co/cSLnEQIicg
Retweeted by New York Times BooksThese are just a few of Octavia Butler’s works. To learn more, see our full guide to Octavia Butler here: https://t.co/9gTqf4LtjfIf you want a deep cut, read: “Unexpected Stories” “Unexpected Stories” features two stories that went unpublished… https://t.co/fCVyDokuRJIf you are looking for dystopian fiction, read: “Parable of the Talents” “Parable of the Talents” is the sequel to… https://t.co/Vt37t0ZUkoIf you want to go on an epic adventure, read: “Wild Seed” Spanning continents and centuries, “Wild Seed” details a… https://t.co/wy9aQ6sqd5If you want a sampler of Octavia Butler’s immaculate prose, read: “Bloodchild” Butler didn’t write many short stor… https://t.co/umHXdTFziKIf you don’t read much speculative fiction, read: “Kindred” The book is a marvel of imagination, empathy and detai… https://t.co/USUsyNhS2KIn her writing, Octavia Butler created vivid worlds to reveal truths about our own. Want to take a dive into Butler… https://t.co/7E0ghKd1WIIn her new memoir, "Sanctuary," Emily Rapp Black ponders the imponderable: How does a parent go on after the loss o… https://t.co/kUUx49rNda“It’s getting smaller, isn’t it,” Greta Ehrlich asks her friend. “All the places we can go to find solace.” https://t.co/BzzZMRWJ1S“There is space for grief and horror and hope and unity,” Amanda Gorman said of “The Hill We Climb,” which she will… https://t.co/A72n0xjX44Regnery Publishing picks up Senator Hawley’s book after it was dropped by Simon & Schuster https://t.co/R3lAgjrlJ5A spoken-word karaoke bar. Criminal gangs that distinguish themselves by their colognes. An ethnography written on… https://t.co/MA6XvI5xif
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