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Open Book: Transcending War

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 09:41
Elliot Ackerman’s debut novel, “Green on Blue,” was partly inspired by his experience training Afghan soldiers.






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‘The American Lover,’ by Rose Tremain

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 09:41
Rose Tremain’s stories of transgressive love, unfulfilled desires and souls laid bare.






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ArtsBeat: Shakespeare’s First Folio to Get 50-State Tour

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 16:43
A book tour of sorts for Shakespeare to mark the 400th anniversary of his death.






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ArtsBeat: Hey, the Hulk’s in Central Park! Marvel Comics Covers Highlight New York

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:32
Marvel is celebrating the New York roots of its heroes in May with New York-themed covers on 15 series.






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By the Book: Kim Gordon: By the Book

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:00
The musician and author of the memoir “Girl in a Band” is a fan of Joan Didion: “How cool is it that Céline chose her for their new ad campaign? I want those sunglasses.”






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Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘The Buried Giant’

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:23
Neil Gaiman reviews Kazuo Ishiguro’s “The Buried Giant,” a quest narrative set in a mythical time of ogres, sprites and dragons.






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Children’s Books: ‘Winnie’ by Sally M. Walker

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:00
A picture book tells the story of the real bear who inspired A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘H Is for Hawk’

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 10:37
Vicki Constantine Croke discusses Helen Macdonald’s “H Is for Hawk,” and John Williams talks about Nick Hornby’s “Funny Girl.”






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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:21
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:16
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Inside the List

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:09
The protagonist of David Duchovny’s debut novel is a talking cow who sets out for India.
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‘Lies, First Person,’ by Gail Hareven

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:43
For Gail Hareven’s heroine, an abusive relative’s return to Jerusalem stokes a desire for retribution.
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Essay: The Case of Georges Simenon

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:43
In Simenon’s non-Maigret “thrillers,” the central character is lured from the cocoon of himself into a wider world of sexual and philosophical peril.
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Jonathan Lethem’s ‘Lucky Alan’

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:42
In the stories in Jonathan Lethem’s third collection, the everyday conceals the absurd.
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Tom McCarthy’s ‘Satin Island’

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:41
In Tom McCarthy’s novel, a ‘corporate anthropologist’ takes on the habits of homogenized global consumers.
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‘Street of Thieves,’ by Mathias Énard

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:41
Mathias Énard’s novel follows an anguished young Moroccan coming of age during the Arab uprisings of 2011.
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‘Thieves of State,’ by Sarah Chayes

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:41
A former journalist and adviser in Afghanistan says corruption is undermining American foreign policy and breeding insurgency.
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Open Book: Creature Lit

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:39
A look at memoirs that explore the complicated relationships between humans and animals.
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The Shortlist: Mark Doten’s ‘The Infernal,’ and More

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:37
New books by Sarah Gerard, Norman Manea, Joe Amato and Mark Doten.
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‘Fatherland,’ by Nina Bunjevac

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:36
How the actions of the author’s father, a violent Serbian nationalist, shaped her family’s life.
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