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ArtsBeat: Among Friends: Linda Rosenkrantz on ‘Talk’

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:51
Ms. Rosenkrantz discusses her recently reissued 1968 book, which is made up of candid conversations about psychoanalysis, sex and art.









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ArtsBeat: Biography of Jimmy Carter Is in the Works

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 18:13
Kai Bird, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will write a biography of former President Jimmy Carter for Crown Publishing Group.









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Ann Beattie: By the Book

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 14:46
The author, most recently, of “The State We’re In” reads more novels and stories than anything else — “except, maybe, cookbooks. I avoid mysteries, since I never understand what happens.”









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Critic’s Take: Closing the Book

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 14:45
A writer struggles to read while grieving for her parents.









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‘Paradise of the Pacific,’ by Susanna Moore

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 04:00
The novelist Susanna Moore explores the history and culture of Hawaii.









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‘The Story of the Lost Child,’ by Elena Ferrante

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 04:00
In the fourth and final installment of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan series, we have arrived at the 21st century and Elena, its narrator, is growing old.









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Bookends: Do We Mistake Inaccessibility for Brilliance?

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 07:00
Zoë Heller and Leslie Jamison discuss whether we overvalue difficulty in literature.









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Eli Gottlieb’s ‘Best Boy’

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 04:00
An autistic man hatches a plan to escape his confinement in a care facility.









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‘Give Us the Ballot,’ by Ari Berman

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 04:00
A narrative history of the continuing efforts to weaken the Voting Rights Act of 1965.









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ArtsBeat: ‘Puppies’ Unrewarded at Sci-Fi Book Awards

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 18:21
This year’s Hugo Awards had turned into a test of the genre’s politics.









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Letters: New Orleans, 10 Years Later

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 16:51
Readers respond to a recent essay by Walter Isaacson and more.









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‘We Believe the Children,’ by Richard Beck

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 16:42
The fantasy of Satanic abuse at preschools in the 1980s.









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‘Speak,’ by Louisa Hall

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 04:00
A poet’s novel is a meditation on robots, artificial intelligence, fairy tales and the human spirit.









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‘The Incarnations,’ by Susan Barker

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 04:00
A hard-luck Beijing driver comes across a series of letters describing his past lives.









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Mario Vargas Llosa’s ‘Notes on the Death of Culture’

Sun, 08/23/2015 - 14:43
A Nobel laureate weighs in on the diffusion of culture and the loss of common referents.









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ArtsBeat: Inside The New York Times Book Review: The History of Autism

Sun, 08/23/2015 - 10:03
Steve Silberman talks about “NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity,” and Elisabeth Egan discusses her debut novel, “A Window Opens.”









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Maggie Thrash’s ‘Honor Girl’

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:34
At a camp for girls, a teenager finds herself infatuated with an older counselor.









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Kevin Henkes’s ‘Waiting,’ and More

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:21
In three picture books, toys choose to explore their surroundings or view the world from a windowsill.









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‘Mama’s Nightingale,’ by Edwidge Danticat, and More

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:07
Four picture books show how immigrant children settle into a changed environment.









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‘What This Story Needs Is a Pig in a Wig,’ and More

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:07
New early readers feature an antic dancer, wiggy pigs and a girl whose dog hits it big.









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