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By the Book: Rebecca Solnit: By the Book
The author, most recently, of the essay collection “Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises” keeps an eye on the “daily eruptions of the internet”: “Like a lot of us, I’m hypervigilant about the crazy stuff going on.”
The Enthusiast: In Praise of Karel Capek
“This is the power of ‘War With the Newts’: It leaves us staring with bewilderment at the ways that we — with our tiny acts of greed and insensitivity and willful blindness — did all this.”
The Shortlist: Eats of Eden
Sink your teeth into three tasty new food memoirs — Rick Bragg’s “The Best Cook in the World,” Edward Lee’s “Buttermilk Graffiti” and Lidia Bastianich’s “My American Dream.”
New & Noteworthy
A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.