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    24 Works of Fiction to Read This Summer

    A sequel to Colson Whitehead’s “Harlem Shuffle,” new stories from Jamel Brinkley, a debut novel about a teenager who worked for Andy Warhol — and more.

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    14 Nonfiction Books to Read This Summer

    Biographies of Anna May Wong and Alice Marble, a deep-sea exploration, a history of the race to the North Pole: Here’s what to watch for this season.

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      By the Book

      Three Books That Make Tess Gunty Angry

      “So many come to mind,” says the author, whose novel “The Rabbit Hutch” won a National Book Award last year and will be out in paperback this month. “I guess I’m often furious?”

       

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      As John Vaillant explains, the conditions at Fort McMurray were particularly catastrophic. But far from an outlier, the conflagration was a harbinger.
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      In Canada’s Wilds, a Chilling Inferno Was Also an Omen

      In “Fire Weather,” the journalist John Vaillant makes the case that the catastrophic — and inevitable — 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire was a sign of things to come.

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    When ‘Regime Change’ Means Returning America to an Idealized Past

    The new book by the political scientist Patrick J. Deneen proposes to replace the country’s “invasive progressive tyranny” with conservative rule in the name of the “common good.”

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    In Richard Ford’s New Novel, One More Trip for Old Times’ Sake

    “Be Mine” is the fifth book featuring Ford’s keen observer of American life, Frank Bascombe.

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    Lecher Actress Victim Spy

    In “Lucky Dogs,” Helen Schulman spins a #MeToo case into an irreverent but surprisingly sympathetic look at two women on opposite sides of a sexual assault scandal.

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    In ‘Fancy Bear Goes Phishing,’ Tales of Harmful Hacks

    A new book by Scott J. Shapiro, a law and philosophy professor at Yale, examines breaches of cybersecurity and their implications for keeping information safe.

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    Flora Rheta Schreiber, right, was a magazine journalist whose book, “Sybil,” became a blockbuster.
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    Even After Debunking, ‘Sybil’ Hasn’t Gone Away

    The “true story” of a woman with multiple personalities was a 1973 sensation and is still in print 50 years later. Why do such lurid tales hold their grip?

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