Bridgerton books: Does Duke of Hastings return in the book series?

Bridgerton: Anthony opens up about 'difficulty' of love When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. In Bridgerton, the story of […]

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A Rage-Fueled Memoir of a Marriage-Ending Affair

BLOW YOUR HOUSE DOWNA Story of Family, Feminism and TreasonBy Gina Frangello Pity the poor memoirist. The urge to excavate memory does not tend to come from a place of contentment. Add to this that readers may approach the genre with skepticism or a whiff of schadenfreude. I can’t tell you how many times I have been told some version […]

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New & Noteworthy, From Nancy Reagan to the God Equation

Recent titles of interest: LADY JOKER, VOL. 1, by Kaoru Takamura. Translated by Allison Markin Powell and Marie Iida. (Soho Crime, $28.95.) Hinging on a kidnapping plot, Takamura’s prismatic heist novel (published in Japan in 1997) offers a broad indictment of capitalist society. THE GOD EQUATION: The Quest for a Theory of Everything, by Michio Kaku. (Doubleday, $22.) Kaku, a […]

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Cynthia Ozick Calls the New Philip Roth Biography a ‘Narrative Masterwork’

PHILIP ROTHThe BiographyBy Blake Bailey The 19th-century novel lives on. Its name today is Biography; its nature is that of Dostoyevskian magnitude. And Blake Bailey’s comprehensive life of Philip Roth — to tell it outright — is a narrative masterwork both of wholeness and particularity, of crises wedded to character, of character erupting into insight, insight into desire, and desire […]

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48 new paperbacks to take to the park this spring

The best new thrillers, staycation reads and memoirs for lazing in the sun.  Spring is here! With blossom on the trees and rays of sun lifting our hearts (plus the news that social dawdling in the park is now acceptable), now’s the time to think about your new season reading list for spring summer 2021.  Last year’s big hitters (prize […]

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Would the Pandemic Stop Paul Theroux From Traveling?

For five days, Paul Theroux, the famous American travel writer, dined on hard-boiled eggs, microwaved dal and wine. He had set out cross-country in a rented Jeep Compass on the day before Thanksgiving, driving from Cape Cod, where he has a house, to Los Angeles, where he delivered boxes of his papers to his archives at Huntington Library, and then […]

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