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6 paperbacks worth taking on vacation

There's still time to fit in some summer reading, and these should travel well.

6 paperbacks worth taking on vacation

There's still time to fit in some summer reading, and these should travel well.

What does your therapist really think of you? One doc bares it all in a new book. | Book review

A Beverly Hills shrink offers glimpses into her practice, and into sessions with her own therapist.

What does your therapist really think of you? One doc bares it all in a new book. | Book review

A Beverly Hills shrink offers glimpses into her practice, and into sessions with her own therapist.

Jia Tolentino’s smart takes on this absurd modern life | Book review

Essays by a New Yorker writer feature her repeatedly catching herself doing things she's too smart and too feminist for.

Jia Tolentino’s smart takes on this absurd modern life | Book review

Essays by a New Yorker writer feature her repeatedly catching herself doing things she's too smart and too feminist for.
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Don’t let a bad reader ruin your audiobook experience. Here are recordings to savor — and to avoid.

Any devoted audiobook listener can attest: Spending nine hours (or more) in the company of a terrible reader is an experience that can truly ruin a book.

Novel reimagines U.S.-Soviet space race | Book review

Novel looks at earth-bound dangers as Soviet cosmonauts shoot for the stars in the Cold War race with U.S.

Tracing the footsteps of Algeria’s estranged son, Albert Camus

Tipaza is also a monument to the beloved French writer Albert Camus, who was first and foremost a son of Algeria, a place that shaped his thinking but whose tumultuous 20th-century trajectory toward independence he never quite comprehended.

Opinion

‘A sense of spiritual stillness’: Philly writers reflect on Toni Morrison’s profound impact | Perspective

Local Philly writers reflect on Morrison's impact on their writing and their lives.

‘Last Witnesses’ offers children’s memories of WWII | Book review

Book review: Engrossing "Last Witnesses" tells of horrors of war from eyes of Soviet children who survived Hitler's invasion.

Decades after ‘Sex and the City,’ Candace Bushnell returns to her old stomping grounds | Book review

The writer's voice is as sharp as ever, but she misses some opportunities to go deeper.

Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize winning novelist, dies at 88

Publisher Alfred A. Knopf confirmed that celebrated author Toni Morrison passed away at the age of 88 after a brief illness.

Review

‘Elvis in Vegas’ is a gem of pop culture history | Book review

'Elvis in Vegas' tells fascinating tale of how America's adult playground helped the King of Rock 'n' Roll get his groove back

Review

Laura Lippman’s love letter to Baltimore and its people, ‘Lady in the Lake’ | Book review

Lippman dedicates what she calls her “weird love letter to Baltimore newspapers of the 60s” to the journalists murdered in the Capital-Gazette shooting. Her book is that and more.

Review

‘Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light’: Essays on art by a poet with a keen eye

Witty, engaging, without the hauteur assumed by so many art critics, this collection of essays on everyone from Bronzino to Picasso, as well as several modern and postmodern female artists, is an engaging, wondrous read, with attentive, sometimes thrilling accounts of what the artworks actually do.

Review

‘Late Migrations’ by Margaret Renkl: Nature, family, praise, in a book made of summer

In this lovely little book, the author interlaces brief, vivid celebrations of the natural world with stories of her family and upbringing in Alabama. She finds the whole world holy and is moved to praise at every turn.

Review

‘Joan of Arc in the English Imagination’: Girl, warrior, witch, myth, and more

The author, a Maryland professor and expert on the young French warrior, uncovers four centuries of opinions on Joan, a messy collage of misogyny, nationalism, guilt, justification, inquisition, and awe surrounding her still-amazing legacy.

Review

‘Soulless’ by Jim DeRogatis: R. Kelly’s ‘problem’ — and injustice to black women

The longtime pop critic of the Chicago Sun-Times tells the story of a star with a reported predilection for underage females. The story is persuasive and angering -- especially the racially insensitive failure of the system to punish crimes against black women.

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