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Nov. 7 2014 9:27 AMThose Happy Golden YearsMore than 80 years later, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s true story is published.
Nov. 6 2014 3:27 PMThe Lady VanishedA new biography introduces us to the real Penelope Fitzgerald.
Nov. 6 2014 8:53 AMThe Tragic Story of Everyday LifeLudmilla Petrushevskaya is the Tolstoy of the communal kitchen.
Nov. 5 2014 1:19 PMPretending to Be MeA new biography of Philip Larkin can’t face his flaws.
Nov. 4 2014 9:34 AMDown and OutDenis Johnson returns to Africa, this time in fiction.
Nov. 3 2014 10:08 AMHow the Right Was WonFinally, a book that tells the real story of the marriage equality movement.
Oct. 10 2014 10:18 AMBecause It Is Bitter, and Because It Is Not TartA cookbook devoted to an unexpected flavor.
Oct. 9 2014 11:44 AMBlackness VisibleClaudia Rankine’s poems explore how to write about yourself when your language pretends you don’t exist.
Oct. 8 2014 1:49 PMMonkey BusinessPolitical journalism got personal long before Gary Hart had an affair.
Oct. 7 2014 10:30 AMBibliodromeDavid Cronenberg’s 21st-century noir novel Consumed.
Oct. 6 2014 2:50 PMA Likeness of WingsMarilynne Robinson flies higher and goes deeper into issues of faith and redemption in Lila.
Sept. 28 2014 8:45 PM“No Child Has Ever Been Harmed by Music”John Darnielle’s novel digs into an artist’s unspoken fears and doubts about his fans.
Sept. 12 2014 2:45 PMThe Character Loses Battles, but the Writer’s Won the War Caitlin Moran is all grown up. Can her autobiographical novel about an unformed girl overcome that?
Sept. 11 2014 4:18 PMAll That GlittersDaphne Merkin writes seductively about the brilliant surface of our surface-infatuated age.
Sept. 11 2014 1:50 PMLost Souls Wandering to Their DoomThe gorgeous ghost stories of Emily Carroll.
Nov. 6 2014 3:49 PMRather HopelessAnthony Powell’s bleak first book is the funniest novel you’ve never read.
Nov. 6 2014 9:41 AMRabbit EarsAn all-ages cartoon memoir about a deaf girl and her search for a best friend.
Nov. 5 2014 3:12 PMThe Old NormalWhere should readers draw the line between Richard Ford and his famous protagonist Frank Bascombe?
Nov. 5 2014 12:27 PMLook at Me, I’m Peggy LeeA new biography makes the “Fever” singer seem glamorous and pathetic all at once.
Nov. 3 2014 1:20 PMInvisible Airplane, Meet Glass CeilingWilliam Moulton Marston, his two wives, and the feminist origins of Wonder Woman.
Oct. 31 2014 3:30 AMThe Monkey’s PawA special Slate edition of the classic 1902 story of the macabre.
Oct. 10 2014 7:25 AMThe Plath CureMeg Wolitzer’s new young adult novel examines The Bell Jar through fresh eyes.
Oct. 9 2014 7:43 AMVaccine as MetaphorOn Immunity is a brilliant book-length essay about very old fears.
Oct. 8 2014 10:47 AMA Man, a Dog, and a MonsterAlec Longstreth’s delightful all-ages fable Basewood.
Oct. 7 2014 9:56 AMSafe as HousesTana French’s extraordinary Dublin mysteries portray a city where everyone’s looking for a home.
Oct. 5 2014 11:15 PMMartin Amis’ Zones of InterestCritics want him to stop writing about the horrors of history. But his new novel suggests vicious satire might be an honest way to treat the deaths of millions.
Sept. 23 2014 7:14 AMFighting the Sophomore Slump, Five Novels at a TimeAnnouncing the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List.
Sept. 12 2014 7:43 AMRelax, ParentsYour teenager probably doesn’t even know what a sex bracelet is.
Sept. 11 2014 3:40 PMIn Search of TransparencyThe Irish author Eimear McBride’s breathtaking debut novel A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing.
Sept. 11 2014 12:44 PMYou Had to Be ThereWhat we can learn from things that used to be funny.

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