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Books of The Times: A Surgeon Not Afraid to Face His Mistakes, In and Out of the Operating Room

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This was a prominent theme in Marsh’s last book, and readers may have a sense of déjà vu while reading this one. Like “Do No Harm,” “Admissions” is wandering and ruminative, an overland trek through the doctor’s anxieties and private shames. Once again, he recounts his miscalculations and surgical catastrophes, citing the French doctor René Read More

Rupi Kaur Is Kicking Down the Doors of Publishing

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“Milk and Honey” has sold 2.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 25 languages. Over the last two years, it has spent 77 weeks on The New York Times Trade Paperback Best-Seller List. Her second book, “The Sun and Her Flowers,” was released this week and is No. 2 on Amazon’s best-seller list. Read More

Newsbook: 3 Books on Guns in America

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The mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday evening, which left 59 dead and hundreds injured, has reignited the debate over gun regulation in the United States. Below, one book delves into the conversation and offers some solutions, while two others explore the lives of those affected by these tragedies. Photo LIVING WITH GUNS A Read More

Robert Kirkman’s Next Adventure: Oblivion Song

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Photo The cover of Oblivion Song No. 1 by Robert Kirkman and Lorenzo De Felici. Credit Image/Skybound Robert Kirkman, the creative mastermind behind The Walking Dead comic book series that spawned the popular AMC TV show, has a new series coming out in March: Oblivion Song. He and Lorenzo De Felici, who is a co-creator Read More

Books of The Times: Fairy Tales About the Fears Within

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The eight fables in Machado’s book all depict women on the verge. A wife struggles to keep her husband from untying the mysterious ribbon she wears around her neck. The victim of a violent assault discovers she can hear the thoughts of the actors in porn films. Two women make a baby together — or Read More

Nonfiction: 1949: The Year That Set the Course of Chinese-American Relations

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Acheson fancied himself a pragmatist who, like his director of policy planning, George Kennan, viewed Mao’s victory as the result of “tremendous, deep-flowing indigenous forces which are beyond our power to control.” Because of wanton corruption, Chiang’s “house appeared to be falling down,” leading Acheson to call for “strategic restraint,” and for building “a great Read More

Fiction: In ‘Manhattan Beach,’ Jennifer Egan Sets a Crime Story on the Waterfront

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It is no coincidence that these subcultures are mostly professional in nature. While we do visit the Kerrigans’ small cluttered apartment and the Styleses’ grand home, Egan’s book is far less interested in domestic relationships than in those of the workplace. By the early 1940s, the stability of American urban domestic life had been under Read More

Nonfiction: In Masha Gessen’s ‘The Future Is History,’ Homo Sovieticus Rises

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The book provides a straightforward narrative of the events taking place in Russia since the 1980s: the unexpected liberalization under Gorbachev and the heady years from 1989 to 1991 when many former Soviet citizens found themselves living, literally, in a different country; and then the regression — from the attack on the Moscow White House Read More