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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:59
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Daphne Merkin's 'The Fame Lunches' and Roxane Gay's 'Bad Feminist'

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:46
Essays and interrogations on personal pain and identity politics.
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Author's Note: Gender Genre

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:46
When he was 20, the author read only women for a period that lasted almost three years.
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'The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor,' by Joan Biskupic

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:41
A portrayal of Sonia Sotomayor as a justice who — for reasons of race, gender and ethnicity — disrupts the status quo.
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Laurie Penny's 'Unspeakable Things'

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:41
Laurie Penny’s polemic on gender and power in the 21st century.
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'The News Sorority,' by Sheila Weller

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:38
Sheila Weller chronicles the triumphs and setbacks of three powerful women in the male-dominated realm of network news.
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Sarah Ruhl's '100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write'

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:38
A playwright on how to write and create when life — and children — constantly intervene.
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Caitlin Moran's 'How to Build a Girl'

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:38
A plain, poor British teenager transforms herself into a music critic in Caitlin Moran’s “How to Build a Girl.”
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Open Book: Worthwhile Woolf

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:35
A look back at The Times’s coverage of Virginia Woolf.
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Inside the List

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:35
S. C. Gwynne, whose “Rebel Yell,” about Stonewall Jackson, is No. 10 on the hardcover nonfiction list, said he was interested in his subject’s transformation from eccentric college professor to Confederate leader.
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The Shortlist: Rebecca Makkai's 'Hundred-Year House,' and More

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:35
New books by Rebecca Makkai, Susan Coll and Margaret Bradham Thornton.
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ArtsBeat: A French Siren Returns

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:27
A new adaptation of “Barbarella” and a selection of comic book covers from Marvel.






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'The Underground Girls of Kabul,' by Jenny Nordberg

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:10
In Afghanistan, girls are disguised and raised as boys for safety, social status and greater freedom.
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Katha Pollitt's 'Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights'

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 13:47
Katha Pollitt argues that women should stop apologizing and reclaim abortion as a “positive social good.”
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Kirsten Gillibrand's 'Off the Sidelines'

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 13:41
Jennifer Senior reviews Kirsten Gillibrand’s memoir, which doubles as a campaign document.
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Lena Dunham's 'Not That Kind of Girl'

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 13:30
Lena Dunham’s memoir in the guise of an advice book combines essays, lists and emails.
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Jodi Picoult: By the Book

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 08:00
The author, most recently, of “Leaving Time” hates Russian lit. “You need genealogy charts to just figure out the characters, every novel is a thousand pages and pretty much everyone dies.”






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Gail Sheehy’s 'Daring: My Passages'

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 15:27
Gail Sheehy’s memoir recalls New York magazine and the New Journalism.






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Jonathan Eig's 'The Birth of the Pill'

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 15:22
We know it simply as “the pill,” but as Jonathan Eig’s cultural history shows, its genesis was anything but simple.






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ArtsBeat: Random House Makes a Big Bet on Emma Cline’s Debut Novel

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 13:01
Ms. Cline’s book, “The Girls,” which takes place in a hippie commune in 1969, set off a heated bidding war.






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