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Open Book: A ‘No Wing’ Author

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:08
Carolyn Chute is as unclassifiable and unruly in her books as she is in person.
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Carolyn Chute’s ‘Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves’

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:06
Some residents of Egypt, Maine, fear a communal settlement and its enigmatic leader; others are irresistibly attracted.
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Letters: ‘This Changes Everything’

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:02
Readers respond to recent reviews of Naomi Klein’s “This Changes Everything,” Denis Johnson’s “The Laughing Monsters” and more.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:02
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 09:57
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Inside the List

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 09:52
Richard Ford, whose latest Frank Bascombe book is on the extended hardcover fiction list, had originally named his character Frank Slocum.
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ArtsBeat: The New Republic’s Party Includes Bill Clinton, Toasts and Whispers of Unease

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 09:50
Chris Hughes, the owner, gives a speech about looking toward the future and embracing experimentation. The editors talk about protecting the past.






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ArtsBeat: The New Republic’s Party Includes Bill Clinton, Toasts and Whispers of Unease

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 09:50
Chris Hughes, the owner, gives a speech about looking toward the future and embracing experimentation. The editors talk about protecting the past.






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‘Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love,’ by James Booth

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 18:07
James Booth’s new biography of Philip Larkin demonstrates why the poet’s work is great.
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ArtsBeat: Phil Klay’s Literary Salon on the F Train

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 17:00
The morning after winning the National Book Award, Mr. Klay spotted a commuter reading a book by another National Book Award winner — his mentor, Colum McCann.






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Gabrielle Hamilton: By the Book

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:00
The chef and author of “Prune” and “Blood, Bones and Butter”: “The perfectness of reading is when a book hits you and you hit it and . . . you are completed in a way you have never been before.”






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George W. Bush’s ‘41: A Portrait of My Father’

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:39
George W. Bush’s “41,” an affectionate biography of his father, takes readers through the touchstones of an extraordinary life.






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Andrew M. Cuomo’s ‘All Things Possible’

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:47
From New York to Washington and back, Andrew M. Cuomo reflects on his life’s defining moments.






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Bookends: How Has the Social Role of Poetry Changed Since Shelley?

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 09:00
Adam Kirsch and Leslie Jamison discuss how the role of poetry has changed since Shelley called poets the “unacknowledged legislators of the world.”






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ArtsBeat: New Jonathan Franzen Novel, ‘Purity,’ Coming in September

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 13:55
Mr. Franzen’s publisher described “Purity” as a multigenerational American epic, centered on a young woman named Purity Tyler.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Napoleon: A Life’

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 13:12
Andrew Roberts talks about his new biography of Napoleon, and Yochi Dreazen discusses “The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War.”






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ArtsBeat: Gillian Flynn’s Comic-Book Story

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 09:08
“Masks,” by Gillian Flynn, will be published by Dark Horse Comics in February.






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ArtsBeat: Dreamy Collections of Little Nemo and Moomin

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 11:34
“The Complete Little Nemo” and “Moomin: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition” are vast and enchanting collections of vintage comic strips.






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ArtsBeat: New York Public Library Names New Chairman

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:12
Evan R. Chesler, the chairman of the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore, will take over as the library chairman from Neil L. Rudenstine.






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Crime: Patricia Cornwell’s ‘Flesh and Blood,’ and More

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:09
In Cornwell’s new thriller, Kay Scarpetta’s expertise is needed with a murder victim, a man once accused of being a terrorist.
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