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Books to Read and Reread

In excerpts from a new collection, the former Times critic explores some of her favorite books, now with reimagined covers.

Alison Lurie, Tart-Voiced Novelist of Manners, Dies at 95

Ms. Lurie wrote about academics and intellectuals, straying spouses, snobs and artists, in novels of close observation and sharp prose.

Miguel Algarín, Force Behind Nuyorican Cafe, Dies at 79

His Lower East Side performance space has been an incubator for poets, playwrights and other artists, many of them not initially embraced by the mainstream.

11 New Books We Recommend This Week

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The Times.

Dolly Parton Likes to Read by the Fire in Her Pajamas

“Especially on a rainy day off … sitting in a comfy chair.”

Coffee-Table Books to Give (and Get) This Season

Bridging the literary and aesthetic worlds, some of the year’s best large-scale, illustrated hardcovers offer immersion and escape — right from your living room.

Poem: The Body Electric

A poem with a breath that moves from the intimate to the vast, from solitude to community.

Meet Chloe Gong, One of the Year’s Youngest Best-Selling Authors

The 21-year-old University of Pennsylvania student got her start as an obsessive, book-a-day reader of young adult fiction.

One Whodunit Nests Inside Another in ‘Moonflower Murders’

Anthony Horowitz’s new meta-mystery features possible clues to a murder inside an Agatha Christie-like novel.

Stacey Abrams has written 8 romance novels. Now her fellow authors are raising money for Georgia Democrats.

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