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Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: A Missionary’s Daughter in Haiti
By JOHN WILLIAMS mar 18, 2018

In “The Gospel of Trees,” Apricot Irving recounts the formative years she spent in Haiti while her father was devoted to reforestation efforts there.

Emily Nasrallah, Lebanese Novelist and Activist, Dies at 86
By SAM ROBERTS mar 16, 2018

Ms. Nasrallah defied a civil war to remain in Beirut, where she campaigned for women’s rights and illuminated the vacuum left by immigration to other countries.

Kate Wilhelm, Prolific Science Fiction Writer, Dies at 89
By SAM ROBERTS mar 16, 2018

She wrote some 50 works of imaginative fiction, with plots one admirer called “haunting, hypnotic, incommensurable and strange.” She also wrote mysteries.

Wilson Harris, Guyanese Writer of Intricate Novels, Dies at 96
By NEIL GENZLINGER mar 16, 2018

Mr. Harris used his experience as a surveyor in unexplored areas of his native country to fashion dense stories full of history, metaphor and myth.

Paperback Row
By JOUMANA KHATIB mar 16, 2018

Six new paperbacks to check out this week.

Impeachment, Then and Now
mar 16, 2018

Cass R. Sunstein talks about “Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide” and “Can It Happen Here?”; and Kathryn Hughes discusses “Victorians Undone.”

Is Your Plane About to Crash? Write a Farewell Note and Eat It
By TINA JORDAN mar 16, 2018

The liquids in your stomach may help the note survive the crash, novelist Brad Meltzer says. That’s just one thing he learned while researching his new novel, “The Escape Artist.”

Notes From the Book Review Archives
mar 16, 2018

In which we consult the Book Review’s past to shed light on the books of the present. This week: impeachment.

Letters to the Editor
mar 16, 2018

Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

A Brutal Heritage Finally Revealed
By SHEILA KOHLER mar 16, 2018

Krystal Sital’s memoir, “Secrets We Kept,” recounts the violence and poverty endured by her mother and grandmother in rural Trinidad.