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Light the grill, slather on the sunblock — and grab a book.
The auctioned copy of D.H. Lawrence’s novel was used in perhaps the most famous British obscenity trial of the past century and has been designated a cultural treasure.
The award-winning poet makes his fiction debut with “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous.”
“Gropius,” a new biography by Fiona MacCarthy, aims to rehabilitate one of modernism’s most influential but underappreciated architects.
During a BBC Radio interview, the host pointed out that Ms. Wolf misunderstood an important legal term in her book “Outrages.”
Rick Atkinson talks about “The British Are Coming,” and Brenda Wineapple discusses “The Impeachers.”
“Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light,” a new collection by Peter Schjeldahl, includes 100 reviews from the past 30 years, capturing his talent for distilling the essence of an artist’s work in a single line.
From waking up to snacks to filling the void to actually writing, Grant Snider tells the story of a typical day in the life of someone who lives by the pen.
Patrick McGilligan’s “Funny Man” is a comprehensive biography of Mel Brooks and also a portrait of a recent era in American show business.
“Out East,” a debut book by John Glynn, chronicles a Montauk summer share and coming to terms with being gay.
“L.E.L.: The Lost Life and Scandalous Death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, the Celebrated ‘Female Byron,’” by Lucasta Miller, analyzes the work and career of the now obscure poet.
Readers comment on our review of George Packer’s biography of the prominent American diplomat.
Virginia Hall finally gets her due in Sonia Purnell’s “A Woman of No Importance.”
Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
Thomas E. Ricks looks at new books on the Civil War, World War II and the Cold War.
Mike Chase’s “How to Become a Federal Criminal” is, as its subtitle promises, “an illustrated handbook for the aspiring offender.” It’s also very funny.
A show at the Metropolitan Museum is as sumptuous and seductive as the Japanese novel that begot it.
What are some of the season’s most anticipated beach reads? We went right to the source.
In its first week on sale, “Howard Stern Comes Again,” a collection of interviews, vaults to the top spot on the charts.
The author of “The Tiger Who Came to Tea” delighted children with fanciful tales of tigers, rabbits and a cat named Mog.

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