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Books of The Times: A King Lear Set in India, Wild and Tragic as Ever
Preti Taneja?s ?We That Are Young? layers Shakespeare?s story over a modern-day conflict between a billionaire from Dehli and his three daughters.
Books News: A New, Flourishing Literary Scene in the Real Shangri-La
The Kingdom of Bhutan, tucked away in the Himalayas, just got TV. Now it?s home to ambitious young authors who are telling their country?s stories for the first time, usually in English.
Further Reading: If You Could Add One Book to the High School Curriculum, Wha...
We posed the question to a range of writers. Their answers may surprise you.
Nonfiction: Titles and Troubles: American Heiresses Abroad
?The Husband Hunters? is Anne de Courcy?s glittering account of the Gilded Age wave of young women whose fortunes saved the British aristocracy.
Books News: A James Baldwin Book, Forgotten and Overlooked for Four Decades, ...
The novelist?s only children?s book is coming back into print, and it couldn?t be more timely.
Books of The Times: Bill Cunningham, Style Maven, Leaves Behind a Memoir and ...
In his posthumous book, ?Fashion Climbing,? the Times?s onetime fashion and society photographer recalls his younger days as a hat maker and man about town.
Editors? Choice: 10 New Books We Recommend This Week
Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
The Book Review: Rethinking the ?Tangled Tree? of Life
?We are composites of various creatures,? David Quammen says. ?We are mosaics.?
Hanna Mina, Syrian Novelist Who Chronicled the Poor, Dies at 94
Mr. Mina wrote dozens of books that portrayed the oppressed in a career that spanned half a century, although only two have been translated into English.
Rip Van Winkle, Newly Awake, Meets His Neighbors Onstage
An outdoor production that draws from the Hudson Valley community aims to unearth the strangeness in Washington Irving?s classic story.
Nonfiction: Oklahoma City, the Ultimate ?Boom Town,? Rendered Vivid and Surreal
In Sam Anderson?s new history of ?the great minor city of America,? he tells a story that extends from the famous 1889 land rush to the saga of the Thunder.
What I Love: Gary Shteyngart?s Year-Round Dacha
The upstate house offers an escape from a New York City that no longer exists ? and a place where he can write three times as fast.
Nonfiction: Mad, Bad and Difficult to Know: The Life of a Rebel Aristocrat
In ?Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret,? Craig Brown dishes out gossipy tales of Queen Elizabeth?s younger sister.
New & Noteworthy
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.
Nonfiction: Meet the ?Change Agents? Who Are Enabling Inequality
In ?Winners Take All,? Anand Giridharadas explores a global elite that bemoans the state of the world while refusing to seek real, structural change.



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