Letters to the Editor – The New York Times

Spies Like Us To the Editor: Kevin Peraino’s review of “The Quiet Americans,” by Scott Anderson (Oct. 4), notes that the C.I.A. operative Michael Burke quit in frustration to manage…

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Just Like You, Claire Messud Never Read ‘A Brief History of Time’

Do you have any comfort reads, or guilty pleasures? I always enjoy popular science books — “Mama’s Last Hug,” by Frans de Waal, or “The Song of the Dodo,” by…

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Marie Lu’s Audience Is the Wind Beneath Her Best-Selling Wings

DOYENNE OF DYSTOPIA Marie Lu may be the only writer in recent memory who has been inspired by a political convention. In 2016, watching the Democratic National Convention, the young…

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Your Local Bookstore Wants You to Know That It’s Struggling

“If someone told me this time last year I would be spending $20,000 on postage and shipping materials and P.P.E. and extra cleaning for the stores,” said Jamie Fiocco, an…

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Against the White Picket Fence

BRAVE NEW HOMEOur Future in Smarter, Simpler, Happier HousingBy Diana Lind Diana Lind’s “Brave New Home” is one of those invaluable books that offer a new, revelatory window on familiar…

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‘The Adventures of China Iron,’ by Gabriela Cabezón Cámara: An Excerpt

Who knows what storms Elizabeth had weathered. Maybe loneliness. She had two missions in life: to rescue her gringo husband and take charge of the estancia that they were to…

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