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Slip these books into a person's stocking to give some Christmas cheer

From the wisdom of a Buddhist monk to a medic’s black humour, slip one of these books into a loved one’s stocking to give some real Christmas cheer Mark Mason picked out a selection of books to fill stockings this Christmas  Including Adam Kay’s Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas (Picador £9.99) As well as Nicholas Foulkes’s Time […]

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The New York Times Book Review: Back Issues

This Week’s Issue: Dec. 15, 2019 Back Issues: Dec. 8, 2019 (Holiday Books) Dec. 1, 2019 Nov. 24, 2019 Nov. 17, 2019 Nov. 10, 2019 Nov. 3, 2019 Oct. 27, 2019 Oct. 20, 2019 Oct. 13, 2019 Oct. 6, 2019 Sept. 29, 2019 Sept. 22, 2019 Sept. 15, 2019 Sept. 8, 2019 Sept. 1, 2019 […]

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2020 is the year of debut novels, so get your pre-orders in now

A new decade calls for new voices. Thankfully, there’s plenty of fresh talent to stock your shelves with, from the eagerly anticipated My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell, to Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud. It’s exciting when your favourite authors announce new books, but there’s a special kind of buzz around a hotly tipped […]

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The Explosive Y.A. Novels Fans Have Been Waiting For

CHILDREN OF VIRTUE AND VENGEANCE By Tomi Adeyemi 404 pp. Holt. $19.99. In this electrifying sequel to “Children of Blood and Bone,” magic has returned to Orïsha, but it comes at a heavy cost. The heroine, Zélie, has lost her father, and is afraid to use her magic. The ritual that returned magic to the […]

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The Turkish Novelist Elif Shafak Wants You to Read More Women

“Read women writers, women journalists, women poets, women academics,” says Shafak, whose novel “10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World” was a finalist for the 2019 Booker Prize. “And when I say women, I mean women of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds.” What books are on your nightstand? It varies all the time, but […]