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In Praise of Wright Morris
Peter Orner, author of “Maggie Brown & Others,” on a writer who specializes in “American oddness.”
Audre Lorde’s Berlin
Following in the footsteps of the self-described “black feminist lesbian poet,” whose ideas caught fire in a city she cherished and criticized.
A Recipe for ‘Heartburn’
The cartoonist Will McPhail works through his feelings about Nora Ephron’s classic divorce book by baking a pie.
The Kids Are Not All Right
In these three summer thrillers — by Ruth Ware, Adrian McKinty and Alex North — children are in peril.
Why Do Women Love True Crime?
Men are more likely to be involved in violent crime — as perpetrators and victims — but women love to read about it. Kate Tuttle considers the gendered attractions of the genre.