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2007-03-18 19:14:57

9 new books recommended by critics and editors at The New York Times https://nyti.ms/3fefyf9

"Becoming Duchess Goldblatt" is an anonymously written memoir of a Twitter personality known as — you guessed it —  @Duchess Goldblatt https://nyti.ms/3fiLYFf

Who among us hasn't mourned in adulthood the severing of a childhood bond? https://nyti.ms/2OqALqt

“Antkind” is an exceptionally strange book. It is also an exceptionally good one. https://nyti.ms/3gJhX1F

"Books speak to us differently at different times." https://nyti.ms/2ZT3YiW

"A Peculiar Peril” is equal parts “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” “Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell,” “Futurama,” “Mary Poppins,” “Curse of Chucky” and David Lynch’s hallucinatory adaptation of “Dune” https://nyti.ms/3fhtapX

Barnes & Noble used lockdowns around the country as a chance to refresh more than 350 of its 614 stores, moving furniture around, painting walls and bringing in new books https://nyti.ms/326eMgc

Ernestine has much to discover on her first camping trip, in Jennifer K. Mann's new picture book: Lake swimming might include live fish. Hiking is not the same thing as walking. But there are wonderful things as well

Ernestine has much to discover on her first camping trip, in Jennifer K. Mann's new picture book: Lake swimming might include live fish. Hiking is not the same thing as walking. But there are wonderful things as well https://nyti.ms/3eg0H2d

The ingredients for an escape from the city are scattered around a child’s bedroom on the opening pages of "Hike," Pete Oswald’s solo picture book debut. Observant readers may guess what’s in store just by ticking off the items, but surprises await https://nyti.ms/3el2kvB

"I knew I wanted to rip these stores apart and put them back together in a different way," James Daunt said. "And then suddenly: ‘Oh my goodness, they’re all shut. Let’s get to work.'" https://nyti.ms/2ZY1gbQ

In male versions of the road-trip crime novel, the guys manage to have a lot of fun between the car chases, highway shootouts and other daredevil conventions. For women, the open road looks a whole lot scarier — and much too scary to joke about. https://nyti.ms/321InHP

9 new books recommended by critics and editors at The New York Times https://nyti.ms/3iMbxRi

3 picture books offer the physical joys of the great outdoors to families ready to roam free https://nyti.ms/2Oh27yZ

When the only thing standing between you and the blank page is. https://nyti.ms/3274ZH0

In their new book, "Big Friendship," Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman argue that platonic relationships deserve as much attention and tending as romantic ones https://nyti.ms/3egXwYh

Recently revamping many stores was part of a broader plan to revive Barnes & Noble, a difficult task to begin with that has become a lot more formidable under the weight of the pandemic https://nyti.ms/300nQAy

When it comes down it, what's the one thing that makes writing so hard? https://nyti.ms/2OdCuPv

6 new paperbacks to check out this week https://nyti.ms/3flwzny

Justine imagines them going to a drive-in movie, and by the time she notices a blanket folded in his back seat, she has started down a path toward teenage motherhood and a series of bad choices https://nyti.ms/2CjUuoO

There's nothing Marilyn Stasio likes more than a good road-trip crime novel https://nyti.ms/3efLiPx

As a new biography shows, the real Butch Cassidy could not live up to his legend or his Hollywood image https://nyti.ms/2O9zC6b

Lynn Steger Strong reviews three new novels exploring the trials and triumphs of modern womanhood https://nyti.ms/38J1F69

"Just a friend." What does this even mean? In their new book, "Big Friendship," Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman explain why platonic relationships deserve our respect. https://nyti.ms/2OdOlwY

Everyone's image of Butch Cassidy comes from the famous movie "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," but the real Cassidy had very little in common with Paul Newman https://nyti.ms/2ZeX1tt

In Arlene Heyman's "Artifact," Ari Braverman's "The Ballad of Big Feeling" and Emily Adrian's "Everything Here Is Under Control," the protagonists provide three new archetypes for modern womanhood https://nyti.ms/2ZYxkwr

Bobby Finger reviews two new story collections about toxic masculinity: Benjamin Nugent's "Fraternity" and Michael Nye's "Until We Have Faces" https://nyti.ms/3gK5N8H

Unfortunately, this fine-grained if wide-eyed celebration of the ’60s and its ethos too often curdles into swoony set pieces https://nyti.ms/2AKAtr0

The family scrapes by on powdered commodity eggs, while the mother doubles down on the stifling dogma of her Holiness church, which keeps women in ankle-length skirts and condemns teenagers for attending rock concerts https://nyti.ms/2DyeqVL

Murder, Murder, Everywhere https://nyti.ms/3gS3wZj

Recently revamping many stores was part of a broader plan to revive Barnes & Noble, a difficult task to begin with that has become a lot more formidable under the weight of the pandemic https://nyti.ms/2ZTga3d

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