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New & Noteworthy A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
New York Times | 12 hours, 53 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Nonfiction: The Contradictions of Joseph Conrad Maya Jasanoff's book, “The Dawn Watch,” uses Conrad's work to tell a story of globalization, imperialism and resistance.
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Match Book: Dear Match Book: Books to Fuel, Not Fix, My Sadness Harrowing tragedy abounds in these selections of fierce, female-centered fiction.
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Fiction: A Timely Novel of Anti-Progress by Louise Erdrich In “Future Home of the Living God,” Erdrich's futuristic novel, evolution runs backward, reproduction is threatened and the climate has changed, irrevocably.
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Winter by Karl Ove Knausgaard review from cotton buds to sex as cannibalism The second volume of the bestselling authors seasonal musings meander between the laughable and the sublimeIn Autumn, Karl Ove Knausgaard mused on whatever came to mind during his (now ex) wifes pregnancy with their fourth chid, Anne. Winter, the second i
The Guardian | 13 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Bantam by Jackie Kay review home truths from a goddess of small things Jackie Kay depicts a world of grief, joy, love and humour in the sparest termsThis collection is a pick-me-up fresh, upbeat and sympathetic. The tone is partly a matter of temperament. Jackie Kay writes about the past with uncommon spirit. She makes you r
The Guardian | 15 hours, 22 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Leading writers donate work to crowdfunded charity book Ben Okri, Carol Ann Duffy and Frank Cottrell Boyce are among the contributors to Alt-Write, an anthology of creative reactions to uncertain timesBen Okri, Carol Ann Duffy and Frank Cottrell Boyce are among the contributors to Alt-Write, a new collection o
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Charles Manson's pop-culture influence: From co-opting a Beatles hit to 'South Park' The mass killer, who died Sunday at age 83, co-opted a Beatles hit and inspired a shock-rocker's name ... and a 'South Park' holiday episode.
USA Today | Nov 20, 2017 8:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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4 ways Charles Manson's legacy lived within pop-culture Cult leader and mastermind of the horrific murders in 1969, Charles Manson's fame lingered for decades within popular culture.
USA Today | Nov 20, 2017 8:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Books of The Times: The Story of Appalachia, With Plenty of Villains Steven Stoll's “Ramp Hollow” is a powerful and outrage-making analysis of the forces, over centuries, that have shaped the region.
New York Times | Nov 20, 2017 7:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend