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NY1 teams with contributors from The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Slate.com and Essence Magazine to review the latest books and book-related trends.

The Book Reader: 'Deep Down Dark'

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Parul Sehgal of The New York Times reports on newly released book titles and the world of publishing in "The Book Reader."

This week, Hector Tobar’s “Deep Down Dark,” his riveting and exclusive story about the 2010 Chilean mine collapse, and how the 33 men buried alive survived for 69 days until their miraculous rescue.

The world watched rapt as the news emerged that the men had been immured in the mountain, sealed behind some 770,000 tons of rock.

Tobar describes the crises of faith that attended the men, and their relatives gathered in a makeshift encampment at the mouth of the mine known as Camp Hope.

Meanwhile, the men recognized that their story was "their most precious possession." Even as tensions flared, they never wavered in their commitment to share the proceeds of their story.

“Deep Down Dark” will be reviewed this weekend in the New York Times Book Review by the journalist Mac McClelland, who praises the book’s visceral and suspenseful prose and for how it draws attention to the risks miners routinely face around the world.

Find more reviews of new books in the New York Times Book Review at nytimes.com/books

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