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September 1
Yaa Gyasi photo by Peter Hurley/Vilcek Foundation

Author Yaa Gyasi cancels appearance in Talking Volumes series

A fourth writer will be added to the series soon.
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August 31
Amy Stanley

Review: 'Stranger in the Shogun's City,' by Amy Stanley

NONFICTION: A vivid, enthralling biography of a fascinating, headstrong 19th-century Japanese woman.
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August 28
James McBride’s “Deacon King Kong” is out on audiobook.

Audiobooks: Three great audiobooks for your daily walk

“Amnesty,” by Aravind Adiga. (Simon & Schuster Audio, unabridged, 8½ hours.) Aravind Adiga’s fifth novel tells the story of Danny, who was born in…
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August 28
Becky Mandelbaum

Review: 'The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals,' by Becky Mandelbaum

FICTION: In a nuanced first novel, a fractured family is drawn together after a bigot attacks their animal shelter.
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August 28
Kerri Arsenault

Review: 'Mill Town: Reckoning With What Remains,' by Kerri Arsenault

NONFICTION: A disturbing look at the fragile existence of small-town Maine weaves personal history and environmental alarm.
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August 28
Michael Gorra

Review: 'The Saddest Words: William Faulkner's Civil War,' by Michael Gorra

NONFICTION: An elegant biography of William Faulkner explores his books' connection to the Civil War and to racism.
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August 28
Peace Adzo Medie

Review: 'His Only Wife,' by Peace Adzo Medie

FICTION: In this fierce and funny debut novel, a young Ghanaian woman builds a life after tragedy.
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August 28
Detail of Elena Ferrante’s“The Lying Life of Adults.”

Review: 'The Lying Life of Adults,' by Elena Ferrante, translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein

FICTION: An Italian teenager's life is upended when she meets an aunt she never knew.
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August 28
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Review: 'Paris Never Leaves You,' by Ellen Feldman

Paris Never Leaves You By Ellen Feldman. (St. Martin’s Griffin, 368 pages, $16.99.)   Charlotte Foret is “one tough cookie,” they say. But a softer…
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August 25

New York Times bestsellers

FICTION 1. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens. (Putnam) In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman…
August 24
Alex Trebek

Review: 'The Answer Is ...' by Alex Trebek

NONFICTION: Alex Trebek's memoir "The Answer Is …" is everything a "Jeopardy!" fan could want.
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August 24
Curtis Sittenfeld

In a new novel, Minneapolis writer imagines Hillary Clinton's life if she hadn't married Bill

Her new novel--her second about a prominent political woman--names names and reimagines a life.
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August 23

McKnight honoree wants to use award to 'encourage other Native artists'

Marcie Rendon, the new McKnight Distinguished Artist, wants Native readers to see themselves on her pages.
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August 21

Review: 'When Death Becomes Life,' by Joshua D. Mezrich

When Death Becomes Life: Notes From a Transplant Surgeon By Dr. Joshua D. Mezrich. (Harper Perennial, 384 pages, $18 paperback.)   In a book that’s…
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August 21
President Donald Trump has no great love for the press, but his bark is worse than his bite. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Review: 'The Presidents vs. the Press,' by Harold Holzer

NONFICTION: An immensely informative account of the perennial struggle between presidents and the fourth estate.
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August 21
David Heska Wanbli Weiden

Review: 'Winter Counts,' by David Heska Wanbli Weiden

FICTION: A tale of drugs and violence on the Rosebud Reservation is also a celebration of reviving Lakota traditions.
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August 21

Quarantine read: Readers recommend 'The Accidental President'

A.J. Baime’s “The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World” Harry S. Truman was an ordinary man without…
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August 21
Fatima Bhutto photo by Pankaj Mishra

Review: 'The Runaways,' by Fatima Bhutto

FICTION: Three teenagers experiment with extremism in a quest for liberation.
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August 21
Ali Smith.

Review: 'Summer,' by Ali Smith

FICTION: With "Summer," Ali Smith brings her seasonal quartet to a stunning crescendo.
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August 21
Helen Macdonald photo by Bill Johnston Jr

Review: 'Vesper Flights,' by Helen Macdonald

NONFICTION: An insightful collection of essays about our relationship with the natural world.