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A husband’s past troubles the parents of twin girls in Shari Lapena’s “The End of Her,” which debuts on our latest combined print and e-book fiction best-seller list.

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. talks about the emotional rollercoaster that led to his bestseller, "Begin Again."

What degree of health constitutes a life worth living? And other unanswerable questions from Karolina Waclawiak's latest novel.

A new play by Peter Handke, the controversial winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature, premiered at the Salzburg Festival.

How do we build a fragile bark to carry these memories safely to the far shore, to the minds of the next generation? We appeal to the power of literature, writes the novelist Yoko Ogawa. 

She was there on the ground floor of what Simone de Beauvoir called “the beginning of the radical decolonization of women.” Diana Russell, feminist scholar and activist, dies at 81. Obit by @kseelye 

Which subject does Edmund White wish more authors would write about? "Evil gays."

Two new books recount experiences during World War II from unusual perspectives

There are years of your life whose every retelling sounds just a little bit absurd, as though your life has made a bad joke out of itself

"Through the language of literature, we can finally come to empathize with the suffering of nameless and unknown others."

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From our archives, 12/7/1938: Bette Davis's husband files for divorce, saying she reads too much

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Internet Archive is ending its program of offering free, unrestricted copies of e-books because of a lawsuit from publishers, which said lending out books without compensation for authors or publishing houses was “willful mass copyright infringement”

Ibram X. Kendi's antiracist reading list. As he writes: "Think of it as a stepladder to antiracism, each step addressing a different stage of the journey toward destroying racism’s insidious hold on all of us."

Breaking: Barnes and Noble has been acquired by the hedge fund Elliott Advisors for $638 million. It caps months of speculation over the future of the bookstore, which has been struggling to make a profit. Our story:

The singular "they" is older than the singular "you." Only in the 1600s did singular "you" start pushing out "thou" and "thee."

It's here! 57 of the latest thrillers, romance novels, cookbooks and more. We promise they'll entertain you, offer escape and stretch your horizons this season, no matter if you're on the beach or in your bedroom.

Ibram X. Kendi's antiracist reading list. As he puts it: "Think of it as a stepladder to antiracism, each step addressing a different stage of the journey toward destroying racism’s insidious hold on all of us."

George Steiner, the essayist, fiction writer, teacher, scholar and literary critic, has died at 90: 

Refugees who came to American often made major literary contributions. Here are 25 of them.

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