Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Notable: Books on Trump, one year in

Notable

One year in

With the first anniversary of Donald Trumpís inauguration approaching, here are new books about him.

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House (Henry Holt) by Michael Wolff is the incendiary look at the administration that provoked legal threats from Trump; based on 200 interviews with Steve Bannon and other insiders. More than 1 million copies have been ordered.

It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (Touchstone) is an anthology of 30 short stories plus art in defense of literary liberty by authors and artists like Roz Chast, Lee Child, Mary Higgins Clark, Neil Gaiman, Walter Mosley and Richard Russo.

Itís Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America (Simon & Schuster) by David Cay Johnston is an analysis of how Trump is remaking government, by a Pulitzer-winning investigative journalist who has covered him for 30 years.

Colette Bancroft, Times book editor

 
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Jeff Klinkenberg is reading Lauren Groff, Tara Westover and Gary Shteyngart

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