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Behind the Couture Curtain A writer reveals the sketchy details of an incident Coco Chanel went to great lengths to hide

AIR MAIL’s 10 Best Books of 2021 Hustlers, hippies, artists, transcendentalists: holiday reading for every type

December 16, 2021

AIR MAIL’s Eight Best Mystery Books of 2021 Anthony Horowitz, Sarah Moss, Val McDermid, and more …

December 16, 2021

The Call of the Wild A mountaineer spent his life scaling the world’s great heights. Then he lost a friend in an avalanche, and everything—well, most everything—changed

Object Lesson A new book traces India’s history and future through 100 objects

Tough Luck Revisiting Lucky Jim, which Kingsley Amis wrote in collaboration with Philip Larkin before the friends fell out, a writer uncovers equal parts humor and spite

December 8, 2021

Boeing’s Double Game Why was a sole Boeing employee criminally charged in the 737 MAX debacle that cost 346 lives and at least $21 billion?

Crown of Thorns A new book reveals the identity of the royal whom Meghan and Harry called out in their Oprah interview. Hint: he’s next in line to the throne

Nanny Diaries A new book tells the story of Vivian Maier, the 20th-century nanny who led a secret life as a street photographer

Guitar Hero B. B. King has been called “the world’s greatest blues singer.” A new book argues that his guitar riffs are just as influential

December 1, 2021

Suspect Protection Program History’s largest-ever counterterrorism investigation enlisted efforts from the U.S., the U.K., and Pakistan. Why was its main suspect allowed to run free?

The Gang’s All Here The first collection of Bruce Weber’s golden-retriever shots celebrates the dogs who never leave the photographer’s side, otherwise known as “the gang”

Flora Collins The Brooklyn-based writer whose debut novel combines Freud, Jordan Peele’s Us, and her own upbringing

Cloud Atlas A new book explores the 10 regions, from Australia to Ethiopia to outer space, that tell us where the world is headed next

November 22, 2021