NY Times Books
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Why do paper clips bend? What makes elastic stretchy? A scientist examines the ubiquitous substances we take for granted.
Marja Mills, whose “Mockingbird Next Door” is No. 4 on the hardcover nonfiction list, spent ample time observing Harper Lee going about her ordinary daily life.
New books by Lee Upton, Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski, David James Poissant and Adam Wilson.
Ben Macintyre says Kim Philby’s writings are “completely unreliable, which makes sifting fact from fiction a real challenge, but a hugely enjoyable one.”
Amy Rowland’s solitary heroine is unhinged by a harrowing stream of disembodied words.
A biography of the “strangely hidden” man who, since boyhood, wanted to be “the greatest actor in the world.”
A biographer of Marlon Brando delves into the archives and tries to demystify her complex subject.