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Christopher Plummer, it turns out, can write almost as well as he acts, and his finely observed memoir is a dishy treat for anyone who loves the theater — or the vanished New York of the 1950s and ’60s.
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This novel, about an Ohio girl’s disappearance and its effect on her community, acknowledges the depth of loss and the limits of healing.
In Forrest Gander’s first novel, passion and betrayal lead to a poet’s untimely end.
Learned, playful poems that glory in the sound of the language.
A novel about love — parental, romantic and sexual.
Two novels, newly translated, provide glimpses into the state of the German psyche in times of change.
Kathleen Norris describes a soul-weariness that is similar to but distinct from depression.
Laura Miller examines how “The Chronicles of Narnia” shaped her imagination.
A history — and analysis — of psychotherapy from Freud’s couch to the present.
The life and ideas of Giordano Bruno, a futuristic thinker burned at the stake for heresy in 1600.
Gustav Niebuhr reports on the state of interreligious efforts in America.
In Bruce Jay Friedman’s stories, aging characters shrug off the tragedy — mostly.
In the first of 20 of Tomi Ungerer’s dark, absurd picture books to be reissued by Phaidon Press, three robbers liberate a little girl from her evil aunt.
Old Bear goes into hibernation, dreams of the seasons of his youth and emerges in spring.
A memoir about growing up with five brothers — and getting into trouble — in the Flint, Mich., of the 1950s.
More children’s books reviewed.