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Retracing Hemingway's Road Trip Through Northern Italy

At work on a book on Ernest Hemingway’s late years in Italy, Andrea Di Robilant was given a photo of the writer’s royal blue Buick convertible....

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Ballet of the Beast: The Bolshoi

A new book examines the Russian ballet company's history of violence.

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A Life in Laughter: A New Biography of Joan Rivers

Last Girl Before Freeway traces Rivers's turbulent path to megabuck success in showbiz and fashion.

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Puttin’ On “Puttin’ On the Ritz": Remembering Gene Wilder

The director of Young Frankenstein pays tribute to cocreator Wilder—who died in August—and remembers their one big fight.

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Gift Guide: Holiday Book List

13 stylish new titles to add to the coffee table collection this season.

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The Mystery of the Japanese Mystery

If, as they say, crime novels unveil a nation’s deepest fears—think Stieg Larsson and James Ellroy—what do Japan’s thrillers tell us?

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Finding Murakami

The former editor of The New Yorker on discovering Japan’s most distinguished novelist

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Richard Beard Invents a New Genre: Call it “Gospel Noir”

The writer debuts a new kind of fiction with his latest novel, The Apostle Killer, now available in the U.S.

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Everyday Africa: The Next Phase

A new book from the acclaimed social media project asks readers to confront their misperceptions about life on the continent.

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The Essential Japanese Reading List

Headed to Japan? Our short list of the best books to read offers the ultimate primer before you go.