Books of The Times: Hunted at the Zoo in ‘Fierce Kingdom’ Books of The Times: Hunted at the Zoo in ‘Fierce Kingdom’

When a mundane setting turns lethal, a mother and her 4-year-old son find themselves becoming prey in Gin Phillips’s new thriller.

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Open Book: Going After Big Prey Open Book: Going After Big Prey

“Shark Drunk” is about two friends in search of a Greenland shark, which can grow up to 24 feet long and weigh up to 2,500 pounds.

yesterday, 23:18
Sam Glanzman, Comic-Book Artist Inspired by His War Service, Dies at 92 Sam Glanzman, Comic-Book Artist Inspired by His War Service, Dies at 92

A writer and artist whose richly detailed work recreated the battles, camaraderie and down times of war in the Pacific.

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92nd Street Y Draws Alec Baldwin, Matthew Weiner and Ruth Bader Ginsburg 92nd Street Y Draws Alec Baldwin, Matthew Weiner and Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The 92nd Street Y’s 2017-18 season includes appearances by novelists, musicians, chefs and two American presidents (sort of).

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Nonfiction: How Inequality Erodes the Foundation of Modern Societies Nonfiction: How Inequality Erodes the Foundation of Modern Societies

Two new books argue that inequality destroys openness to new ideas and opportunities as well as the conviction that all citizens are morally equal.

today, 11:00
Nonfiction: A New Biography Looks at Sarah Vaughan, the Singer Known as Sassy Nonfiction: A New Biography Looks at Sarah Vaughan, the Singer Known as Sassy

In Elaine M. Hayes’s “Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan,” a classic jazz singer turns husbands into managers and listeners into fans.

today, 11:00
Fiction: An Oliver Twist of the Congo, With a Bitter Twist of Fate Fiction: An Oliver Twist of the Congo, With a Bitter Twist of Fate

The orphan narrator of Alain Mabanckou’s “Black Moses” is among the novelist’s most heartbreaking and darkly humorous creations.

today, 11:00
By the Book: Calvin Trillin: By the Book By the Book: Calvin Trillin: By the Book

The humorist, memoirist and journalist likes the way H.L. Mencken expressed himself, for instance in his definition of Puritanism: “The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.”

today, 11:00
Harry Potter Nerds Rejoice: 2 New ‘History of Magic’ Books Coming This Fall Harry Potter Nerds Rejoice: 2 New ‘History of Magic’ Books Coming This Fall

The books will appear on Oct. 20 as part of a 20th anniversary celebration and exhibition at the British Library. But they aren’t new novels or even plays.

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