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Review: ‘Angel of Rome: And Other Stories,’ by Jess Walter

THE ANGEL OF ROME: And Other Stories, by Jess WalterJohn Cheever, in his essay “Why I Write Short Stories,” said, “I like to...

Review: ‘Droll Tales,’ by Iris Smyles; ‘A Blind Corner,’ by Caitlin Macy; ‘Sleeping Alone,’ by Ru Freeman; ‘Fruiting Bodies,’ by Kathryn Harlan

Dream sequences. References to Heidegger and Red Lobster. Special appearances by a dog named Freud and a metaphysics-spouting dragon. A woman posing as...

Book Review: “The Long Answer,” by Anna Hogeland

THE LONG ANSWER, by Anna HogelandThe question keeping many women awake at night right now is whether our government will revoke or uphold...

Inside the Push to Diversify the Book Business

Some editors, like Lucas, are trying to figure out how to do the same for the vast swaths of America that big publishers...

Book Review: “Learning to Talk,” by Hilary Mantel

LEARNING TO TALK: Stories, by Hilary MantelHilary Mantel’s short story collection “Learning to Talk” was first published in Britain in 2003, before long-overdue...

‘Legends of Drag: Queens of a Certain Age’ Features Drag Elders

The idea came to Harry James Hanson and Devin Antheus while both were attending “church” — their word to describe a drag show.This...

Nutcrackers, Sadism and Accounting – The New York Times

Hello, readers.The institution of the Nutcracker has been widely covered. Not the ballet or the walnut-busting implement, but the portable cocktail of that...

Book Review: “The Catch” by Alison Fairbrother

THE CATCH, by Alison FairbrotherWriters have forever used objects as a tool by which to tell their stories — Hawthorne’s letter, Maupassant’s necklace,...

New in Paperback: Dana Spiotta and Juan Gonzalez

WAYWARD, by Dana Spiotta. (Vintage, 336 pp., $17.) Spiotta’s fifth novel, about female aging in contemporary America, follows a woman who reckons with...

8 Audiobooks to Listen to Now

Whether you have 38 minutes to spare or 14 hours, these audiobooks will immerse, enlighten and possibly terrify you.🎧Blood Orange Night: My Journey...

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