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What Children Remember From the War
Svetlana Alexievich’s newly translated oral history, “Last Witnesses,” presents the recollections of Russians who experienced World War II as children.
The Life Cycle of a Beach Read
The cover is clean and brand-new, the pages are crisp — and then your vacation begins. Jessica Olien illustrates the path to the dog-eared and waterlogged.
Text on the Beach: Great Summer Reads
Beach books are the cool aunts of the literary world: They drive with the top down and take you to new places. They’re memorable, challenging, warm and wise.
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.