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By the Book: Kelly Link: By the Book

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 09:00
The author, most recently, of “Get in Trouble” asks: “Why is the prospect of hosting a dinner party for much-admired living writers so much more terrifying than the idea of hosting the dead?”






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Bookends: Is Being a Writer a Job or a Calling?

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 09:00
Benjamin Moser and Dana Stevens discuss whether being a writer is just a job or a loftier ambition.






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ArtsBeat: Strong Sales for ‘Hedwig’ on Broadway

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 15:19
John Cameron Mitchell returned to the role he created in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” sparking strong sales. “Honeymoon in Vegas” saw modest sales after strong reviews.
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The New York Times Book Review: Back Issues

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:32
Complete contents of the Book Review since 1997.






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‘Modernity Britain: 1957-1962,’ by David Kynaston

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:06
David Kynaston’s multivolume history of postwar Britain continues in this tapestry of political, socioeconomic and cultural change.






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Open Book: Immersive History

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:06
David Kynaston’s method of recapturing Britain’s past includes quoting from the diaries and letters of average citizens.






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The Shortlist: ‘The Greatest Knight,’ by Thomas Asbridge, and More

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:05
New books about the Plantagenets and the Tudors, Thomas Cromwell and more.






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Esther Freud’s ‘Mr. Mac and Me’

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:05
In Esther Freud’s novel, an artistic boy befriends the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1914.






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Ben Metcalf’s ‘Against the Country’

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:04
Ben Metcalf’s novel, set in Virginia, takes issue with the American idealization of the back-to-the-land life.






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‘The Season of Migration,’ by Nellie Hermann

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:39
A novel of van Gogh’s anguished time in Belgium.






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‘Van Gogh,’ by Julian Bell

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:39
Julian Bell looks at van Gogh’s brief, explosively creative life.






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‘Offcomer,’ by Jo Baker

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:38
The protagonist of Jo Baker’s first novel is an Oxford graduate working at a Belfast pub.






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Casey Walker’s ‘Last Days in Shanghai’

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:37
In this first novel, a young congressional aide navigates a minefield of graft and corruption in present-day China.






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Critic's Take: Somebody’s Watching Us

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:37
Today, Richard Hofstadter, who wrote “The Paranoid Style in American Politics,” might target not just right-wing radio hosts but also the aggrieved left.






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‘When Books Went to War,’ by Molly Guptill Manning

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:33
In World War II, books helped lift the spirits of the troops.






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‘The Match Girl and the Heiress,’ by Seth Koven

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:33
A story of activists and unlikely soulmates in Victorian London.






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‘Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary,’ by Anita Anand

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:33
The life of a suffragist daughter of an exiled maharajah.






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‘There Was and There Was Not,’ by Meline Toumani

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:32
An Armenian-American moves to Turkey to investigate a history of tense relations.






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‘Once Upon a Time,’ by Marina Warner

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:32
Marina Warner explores the history and enduring power of fairy tales.






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‘Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye,’ by Marie Mutsuki Mockett

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:31
Mourning her father’s death, the author undertakes a pilgrimage to Japan’s great Buddhist temples.






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