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Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon
The complex, tragically brief political career of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. provides biographer Larry Tye an opportunity to look at an era of radical change. Review by Barbara Spindel.
Hear Them Roar
The women at the center of these six essential titles are united in their attempts to navigate a host of fresh-off-your-Twitter-feed issues.
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My Mother Would Have Written It Differently
The author of "My Father Before Me" on the sacrifices a memoirist asks his family to make.
An Abbreviated Life
Ariel Leve's memoir of her fraught relationship with her mother mirrors the chaos of her story with a fragmented style. Review by Tom LeClair.
Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer
Arthur Lubow's new biography attempts to unravel the enigma of a photographer who specialized in human mystery. Review by Michelle Dean.
The novelist Thomas Mann's son Klaus chose to follow in his father's footsteps -- a path that proved torturous. Review by Adam Kirsch.
Paul McCartney: The Life
Philip Norman's big new life of Sir Paul makes the case for a rebellious spirit masked by a showman's charm. Review by Tom Carson.
With Her Still: Tom Hart Remembers His Daughter in “Rosalie Lightning”
"I saw our story everywhere." Cartoonist Tom Hart talks about the creation of his heartbreaking graphic memoir "Rosalie Lightning."
The Legend One Seat Over
David Abrams on a missed connection with a literary hero.
The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End
Katie Roiphe looks at the work of geniuses in the shadow of death, and what they can teach us about our own mortality. Review by Peter Lewis.
Harper Lee, 1926-2016
Beloved American author Harper Lee has died at the age of 89, in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, leaving behind a literary legacy of two novels — To Kill a Mockingbird and the...