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2007-03-18 19:14:57

"“The Lehman Trilogy' lives on the page because of its human moments: the wooing of spouses; the scandals and feuds; the perilous attempts to climb the class ladder."  @Dwight Garner https://nyti.ms/31wJ63v

Lacy Crawford has had nearly 30 years to grapple with the sexual assault she suffered when she was 15. Her memoir, “Notes on a Silencing,” focuses on what followed. https://nyti.ms/2BsYinB

"The only really painful thing about racism in publishing is the books that are not around, the books that didn’t get to be published," says Tracy Sherrod, editorial director of Amistad https://nyti.ms/2ZuzHqo

"Sometimes, when I’m not really paying attention, I’ll just randomly go to my phone and, out of habit, click open Twitter and just be Duchess for a minute." https://nyti.ms/3ilTot6

Back in the 1980s, to be a boy reading "The Baby-Sitters Club" felt like a crime. What did the series offer that "boy books" did not? https://nyti.ms/2YNfUUa

One can find elements of Donald Trump's victory in 2016 as far back as 1970, when white workers rioted against antiwar protesters https://nyti.ms/2BwlqBJ

A new memoir tells the story behind the creator of Duchess Goldblatt's Twitter feed, "one of the few places on the internet devoted to spreading unadulterated joy" https://nyti.ms/3eTgk0W

The subject of a new book, the "hardhat riot" of 1970 was a precursor of the divisions that roil America today https://nyti.ms/2BgR1Y5

"You can’t publish with cynicism," says the literary agent Cherise Fisher. "The process of working on a book is nine months not only of editing, but telling everybody how important it is." https://nyti.ms/2BRvEfV

Stoneybrook may have had a Pleasantville vibe, but the Baby-Sitters Club girls were flawed https://nyti.ms/3geqhWN

"I think a lot of Black publishing professionals are becoming exhausted from being heard only when it benefits the company’s bottom line," Ebony LaDelle, an associate director of marketing at HarperCollins, says https://nyti.ms/2VB4XTE

One can find elements of Donald Trump's victory in 2016 as far back as 1970, when white workers rioted against antiwar protesters https://nyti.ms/3ilUN2K

What is it like to be Black in publishing? An author, literary agent, marketer, publicist, editors and booksellers talk about how race affects their careers — and the books you read. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/01/books/book-publishing-black.html

"That’s kind of the joke to me, that Duchess is famous as a fictional person, but I’m not. In any way." https://nyti.ms/3gdfDjd

Back in the 1980s, to be a boy reading "The Baby-Sitters Club" felt like a crime. What did the series offer that "boy books" did not? https://nyti.ms/2VxpRTK

An author, literary agent, marketer, publicist, editors and booksellers talk about how being Black affects their careers, and the books you read https://nyti.ms/2BWzzry

“How could you ever separate the random from the intentional?" https://nyti.ms/2Alg5g2

"Glaude finds energy and even solace in the later nonfiction that charted Baldwin’s disillusionment."  @Jennifer Szalai reviews "Begin Again." https://nyti.ms/2VzIYwq

Whether attempting to levitate or engaging in illicit affairs, the women in these debut novels need one another, in urgent and sometimes dangerous ways https://nyti.ms/3gg2Ah1

Can a deep understanding of the human mind win out over mathematics and statistical skill at the poker table? One complete novice tried to find out. https://nyti.ms/2BVh2vH

In separate books, Masha Gessen and Eric A. Posner examine the meaning of Donald Trump and come away warning about the dangers https://nyti.ms/3dHdYR7

Sam takes us along for an intriguing ride, showing what it's like to inhabit someone else's space and care for someone else's child, to be pulled by the siren song of other people's lives — their trappings https://nyti.ms/2AhxlTf

As a new book shows, Russian attempts to interfere with American elections go back generations https://nyti.ms/3imp4ij

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