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My Bookshelf, Myself: My 10 Favorite Books: Eleanor Friedberger

The singer shares the titles she’d most want with her on a desert island.

The Shortlist: Poetry

New books by Helen Macdonald, Ron Rash and Kevin Young.

‘Hardly War,’ by Don Mee Choi

An immigrant’s poems pose troubling questions of dislocation.

Freely Rhymed: ‘All the Poems of Stevie Smith’

Stevie Smith was so odd that even other poets, most of whom are fairly odd themselves, have never been sure what to do with her.

‘The Whole Harmonium: The Life of Wallace Stevens,’ by Paul Mariani

The poet Wallace Stevens often tinkered with drafts on his way to the insurance office.

‘The Houseguest,’ by Kim Brooks

In 1941, an actress fleeing Europe perturbs her host family.

Open Book: Early Flutters

In “Crush,” authors reflect on their first infatuations with celebrities.

Drink: Raise a Glass to Shakespeare

To honor the 400th anniversary of the writer’s death, some cocktails for saluting his eternal verse.

In Spain, Catching Up With Cervantes

State-sponsored events to honor the writer on the 400th anniversary of his death fall short, critics say.

Books of The Times: Review: Knausgaard Becomes a Writer in a Sick, Crooked World

The fifth novel in Karl Ove Knausgaard’s autobiographical “My Struggle” series closely tracks his literary apprenticeship.

Maria Popova Reviews Janna Levin’s ‘Black Hole Blues’

In “Black Hole Blues,” Janna Levin tells the story of science’s attempt to listen to the cosmos.

Letters to the Editor

Readers respond to a recent review of “Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble” and more.

By the Book: Andy Cohen: By the Book

The talk-show host, producer and author of “The Andy Cohen Diaries” is a “Fountainhead” fan: “I like to think of myself as a Howard Roark type, but then I realize I’m the ‘Housewives’ guy.”

‘Dodgers,’ by Bill Beverly

A drug lord in training heads to the Midwest to kill a witness.

Speed Hurts: Jeff Passan Talks About Baseball’s Arm Troubles

In his new book, “The Arm,” Mr. Passan examines the crisis of elbow injuries among pitchers, and how baseball is (and isn’t) dealing with the problem.

Jackie Carter, Who Pushed for Racial Diversity in Children’s Books, Dies at 62

A publishing executive and writer, she devoted her career to editing and releasing books that might captivate minority children and also reflect their lives.

Books of The Times: Review: How Streisand Became a Symbol, by Neal Gabler

Mr. Gabler, in a new book in Yale’s Jewish Lives series, explores how Barbra Streisand became one of modern culture’s defining women.

‘Walking Dead’ Digital Comic, ‘The Alien,’ Is Pay What You Wish

“The Walking Dead: The Alien” is by Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin of Panel Syndicate, not the usual team of Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard.

Children’s Books: ‘Bob the Artist,’ by Marion Deuchars

A beautifully produced picture book tells the story of a bird teased for his extra-long and extra-skinny legs.

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