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Now Pay Attention, Dear Reader. No, Not to That Article, to This One.
The subject of attention is everywhere in publishing these days, spanning disparate genres from self help to satire to fiction.
Nonfiction: A Meditation on Our Relationship to the Landscapes We Inhabit
In ?The Absent Hand,? Suzannah Lessard dissects a diverse swath of America, looking to understand the malls, green expanses and urban sprawl that surround us.
Fiction: In ?Optic Nerve,? a Woman Trains a Sharp Eye on Art and Her Life
The first book by Marķa Gainza, an Argentine art critic, to be translated into English is a consistently delightful mix of art history, personal reminiscence and aesthetic theory.
Books of The Times: Documenting Undocumented Lives in ?The Body Papers?
In her memoir-in-essays, Grace Talusan writes about her experience as an immigrant to the United States, her survival of childhood abuse and returning to visit the Philippines, her native country.
Nonfiction: Robert A. Caro, Private Eye
Caro?s ?Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing? describes a lifetime of digging for facts.
Nonfiction: Bret Easton Ellis Takes On ?Generation Wuss?
Ellis, perpetual bad boy and avatar of Generation X, delivers in his first nonfiction book, ?White,? a series of rants against the politics of the young and woke.
The Book Review Podcast: Ruth Reichl?s Delicious New Memoir
Reichl discusses ?Save Me the Plums,? and Emily Bazelon talks about ?Charged.?
From Our Archives: Revisiting Lyndon B. Johnson and the 1948 Senate Elections
Published in 1990, the second volume of Robert A. Caro?s biography of Johnson investigates the intensely contested 1948 senatorial election.
Inside the List: ?That?s When I Acknowledged What Had Been Simmering Inside M...
The U.S. soccer legend Abby Wambach wants to help other women overcome institutionalized discrimination ? and she?s written a book, ?Wolfpack,? about it.
Children?s Books: Books That Expand the Possibilities of Boyhood
What does it mean to be a boy now? New nonfiction books show the varied thoughts and experiences of boys facing peril ? or just figuring out how to be themselves.
New in Paperback: ?Warlight,? ?Air Traffic?
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
Crime: A Cannibal, a Dead Viscount and a Case of Stolen Sand
Marilyn Stasio?s Crime column features a new and gruesome Lucas Davenport novel and the latest appearance of Parnell Hall?s cantankerous murder-solving puzzle lady.
Nonfiction: His Children Called Him the Duke of Villanova. But Who Really Was...
Janny Scott?s memoir, ?The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father,? explores the consequences of generations of inherited Main Line wealth.
The Shortlist: A Serial Killer Clown, You Say? Now That?s Dark Comedy
New collections from Carianne Leung (?That Time I Loved You?), Amy Hempel (?Sing to It?) and Mark Mayer (?Aerialists?) balance anxiety with humor.
Nonfiction: A Queer, Biracial Coming-of-Age Memoir Is Equal Parts Pain and Pl...
T Kira Madden?s debut, ?Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls,? recalls a troubled childhood in chapters as fragmented as her family life was.



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