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Inside the List

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 09:21
Holly Madison, the former Playboy Playmate whose tell-all memoir is No. 2 on the hardcover nonfiction list, has said, “I don’t want negative, toxic people in my life anymore.”









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Editors’ Choice

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 09:19
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Paperback Row

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 09:15
Paperback books of particular interest.









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The Shortlist: Americana

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:59
New books about a master swindler, a murder in 1889 Chicago and more.









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Crime: The Sleuth Next Door

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:45
In Leah Stewart’s “The New Neighbor,” two women are guarding secrets and can’t afford to make friends.









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‘Independence Lost,’ by Kathleen DuVal

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:44
The American Revolution was also fought on the Gulf Coast.









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‘Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham,’ by Emily Bingham

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:44
The Jazz Age figure Henrietta Bingham charmed the British.









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Etgar Keret’s ‘The Seven Good Years: A Memoir’

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:43
An Israeli writer describes a parent’s daily life in a combat zone.









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Joseph Luzzi’s ‘In a Dark Wood’

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:43
Joseph Luzzi turned to Dante to come to terms with grief after his wife’s death.









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‘The Body Where I Was Born,’ by Guadalupe Nettel

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:43
A woman’s harrowing girlhood, as told to her analyst.









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‘A Lady of Good Family,’ by Jeanne Mackin

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:43
A novel follows the Grand Tour of a landscape-design pioneer.









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Nathaniel Popper’s ‘Digital Gold’ Looks at Bitcoin

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:42
A journalist profiles the developers and devotees who have aided the rise of cybercurrency.









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‘Life #6,’ by Diana Wagman

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:42
Facing cancer, this novel’s heroine considers life, death and a long-ago nearly fatal voyage.









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‘Valley Fever,’ by Katherine Taylor

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:41
A young woman reluctantly returns to her parents’ California farm to nurse a case of heartache.









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Open Book: Search Results

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:41
Douglas Coupland’s “Search” compiles the most common search queries on Google for a thousand words and phrases.









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‘Joan of Arc: A History,’ by Helen Castor

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:22
Helen Castor frames Joan of Arc’s story within the political and religious turmoil of 15th-century France.









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‘Book of Numbers,’ by Joshua Cohen

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:22
A failed novelist is tasked with producing a tech mogul’s memoirs.









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‘The Truth and Other Lies,’ by Sascha Arango

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:22
A best-selling author schemes to conceal his role in murder and literary fraud.









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Anthony Doerr: By the Book

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 07:00
The author of “All the Light We Cannot See” read “The Sheltering Sky” when he was 11 or 12. “I was incredibly blessed, because neither my mother nor the local librarians ever said: ‘This is outside your age range, Tony. You can’t handle this.’”









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ArtsBeat: ‘Absolute Transmetropolitan’ and ‘Melody': A Squalid City and a Stripper Memoir

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:13
Two new reprint collections, “Absolute Transmetropolitan: Volume 1” and “Melody: Story of a Nude Dancer,” take on social injustice.









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