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They’ve Got Game: New Sports Books

The season’s latest releases take up the New England Patriots, the origin story of Giannis Antetokounmpo — and the role of discrimination, protests and money in the world of athletics. Send any friend a story As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share. By Oskar Garcia Sports fans can easily […]

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Magritte, Surrealism and the Pipe That Is Not a Pipe

When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. By Deborah Solomon MAGRITTE A LifeBy Alex Danchev with Sarah Whitfield Even people who do not recognize the name René Magritte are likely to recognize his bowler-hatted man, that solitary wanderer in a dark overcoat who haunts so many of his paintings. At times he […]

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The 10 Best Books of 2021

Editors at The Times Book Review choose the best fiction and nonfiction titles this year. Send any friend a story As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share. FICTION How Beautiful We Were By Imbolo Mbue Following her 2016 debut, “Behold the Dreamers,” Mbue’s sweeping and quietly devastating second novel […]

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Better Living Through Book Reading

Over its 125 year history, the advertisements in the Book Review occasionally held out the promise of self-improvement. Send any friend a story As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share. By Tina Jordan By the time this advertisement appeared in the Book Review on Aug. 14, 1927, the idea […]

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‘In the Eye of the Wild,’ a Haunting Memoir About Life After a Bear Attack

By Jennifer Szalai When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. “Attack” didn’t seem like the right word, and neither did “mauling.” In Nastassja Martin’s new book, “In the Eye of the Wild,” she calls it “combat” before eventually settling on “the encounter between the bear and me.” She suggests that what happened […]

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People Like Her Didn’t Exist in French Novels. Until She Wrote One.

Fatima Daas’s debut book explores the writer’s conflicted identities as a lesbian, Muslim woman with an immigrant background. In France, it was an unlikely literary hit. Send any friend a story As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share. By Julia Webster Ayuso PARIS — Fatima Daas was used to […]

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