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  1. Books of The Times

    An Enthralling New Look at the Mystery of Lizzie Borden

    Cara Robertson’s “The Trial of Lizzie Borden” is a fresh telling of the Gilded Age murder case that captured worldwide attention and continues to exert a dark fascination.

    By PARUL SEHGAL

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  2. Nonfiction

    Isaac Mizrahi Found Freedom Through Fashion

    In his memoir, “I.M.,” the designer recalls his climb from Brooklyn misfit to American design icon.

    By THESSALY LA FORCE

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  3. Nonfiction

    Maria Popova Weaves Together Stories of Human Ingenuity

    In “Figuring,” Popova roams over 400 years of science and poetry, highlighting women who have added to the history of creativity and invention.

    By CHRISTINE KENNEALLY

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  4. Nonfiction

    Remembering a Woman Who Was a Leader of the French Resistance

    Lynne Olson’s “Madame Fourcade’s Secret War” tells of a woman who led the fight against the Nazis while combating sexism among her colleagues.

    By KATI MARTON

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  5. Books of The Times

    Andrea Dworkin, a Startling and Ruthless Feminist Whose Work Is Back in the Spotlight

    “Last Days at Hot Slit,” edited by Johanna Fateman and Amy Scholder, collects work by the radical feminist who said her writing had to be “bolder and stronger than woman-hating itself.”

    By JENNIFER SZALAI

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  6. The Ethicist

    Is It O.K. for a Chinese Restaurant to Favor Chinese Patrons?

    The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on whether preferring one group over another is always discriminatory and more.

    By KWAME ANTHONY APPIAH

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  7. The No-Nonsense Gospel of Rachel Hollis

    The best-selling author of “Girl, Wash Your Face” already has millions of followers, but she’s not done spreading the word.

    By ALLIE JONES

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  8. New & Noteworthy

    A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

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  9. Essay

    When Science Fiction Comes True

    Sci-fi writers gave us satellite communication, army tanks, tablets, CCTV and the internet — before these things existed in real life. What explains their powers of foresight?

    By NAMWALI SERPELL

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  10. Fiction

    Stories of the Muslim Immigrant Experience, From a Sudanese Writer Now Living in Scotland

    Leila Aboulela’s collection “Elsewhere, Home” gathers perspectives from Aberdeen to Cairo in a much-needed nod to the universality of the human condition.

    By POROCHISTA KHAKPOUR

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    An Operatic Italian Classic Gets a Fresh Translation

    Elsa Morante’s “Arturo’s Island,” about a boy’s coming-of-age in the years before World War II, has been newly translated by Ann Goldstein, who brought Elena Ferrante’s novels into English.

    By DWIGHT GARNER

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  2. Front Burner

    Plan a Trip to the Distilleries and Pubs of Ireland

    The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog has a new guidebook that will walk you through the best drinking spots on the Emerald Isle.

    By FLORENCE FABRICANT

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  3. Notes on the Culture

    From Claude Monet to Banksy, Why Do Artists Destroy Their Own Work?

    Whether as a disavowal of one’s early output or because of simple frustration, some creative souls have relegated important pieces to history’s dustbin.

    By M.H. MILLER

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  4. Books News

    Scholar of the Marshall Plan Wins American History Book Prize

    Benn Steil’s “The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War” has won the New-York Historical Society’s prize for the best work of American history.

    By JENNIFER SCHUESSLER

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  5. Footsteps

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s Enduring San Francisco

    The writer and bookstore founder’s upcoming 100th birthday is the perfect reason to take a tour of old-school San Francisco, with an emphasis on the Beats’ legacy.

    By DWIGHT GARNER

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  6. Nonfiction

    The Truth Is Hard. But for a New York Times Lawyer, Defending It Is Fun.

    In his review, Preet Bharara calls David McCraw’s “Truth in Our Times” a behind-the-scenes look at the newspaper’s legal battles with the Trump administration and others.

    By PREET BHARARA

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  7. Russia Dispatch

    Turgenev Dissed Russia but Is Still Lionized as Literary Star by Touchy Kremlin

    The Russian government celebrates the writer Ivan Turgenev even though it scorns many of his negative views of his homeland and his embrace of Western, liberal values.

    By ANDREW HIGGINS

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  8. Fiction

    A Writer Who Finds Grace Beneath the Violence in His Stories

    David Means’s latest collection, “Instructions for a Funeral,” is filled with adulterers and criminals, railroad bums and wharf rats and other castaways.

    By JUSTIN TAYLOR

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  9. Nonfiction

    A Pakistani-Indian Journalist Attempts to Rediscover His Roots

    In “The Twice-Born: Life and Death on the Ganges,” Aatish Taseer mourns the politicization of traditional Hindu values and the rise of religious bigotry.

    By WENDY DONIGER

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  10. The Industrial Revolution of Shame

    Outrage is strange bait: It can feel wrong not to take it.

    By SALVATORE SCIBONA

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