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Fri, 12/11/2015 - 10:42
Desmond Tutu, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his opposition to South African apartheid, has a best seller with “The Book of Forgiving,” written with his daughter Mpho Tutu.









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‘A Field Philosopher’s Guide to Fracking,’ by Adam Briggle

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 10:06
A philosophy professor is pulled into the debate over fracking in North Texas.









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Letters: Truth and Fiction

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 12:55
Readers respond to a recent essay by Vendela Vida and more.









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Simon Winchester: By the Book

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 07:00
The author, most recently, of “Pacific” says there’s at least one kind of narrative he avoids: “Sensible people tell me I should like stories with zombies, but try as I might, I don’t.”









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‘The White Road,’ by Edmund de Waal

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 04:36
A ceramist looks to porcelain, its history in the West and its influence on his work.









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‘The Mark and the Void,’ by Paul Murray

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 04:33
This satirical novel about Ireland’s financial crisis casts an investment banker as an Everyman.









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Children’s Books: A Different World

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 10:34
In a graphic memoir for YA readers, a childhood and adolescence in Turkey is made both harrowing and funny.









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Antony Beevor’s ‘Ardennes 1944’

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 04:30
A new account of the Battle of the Bulge forces a reassessment of familiar military leaders.









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‘The Japanese Lover,’ by Isabel Allende

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 04:30
Allende’s latest centers on a secret interracial romance.









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‘Hubris: The Tragedy of War in the Twentieth Century,’ by Alistair Horne

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 04:30
Nations are most vulnerable to dangerous arrogance at the time of their greatest triumph, a military historian argues.









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ArtsBeat: Margaret Atwood Writing a Series of Graphic Novels

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 10:24
“Angel Catbird,” written by Margaret Atwood and drawn by Johnnie Christmas, is due out next fall.









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‘Sinatra: The Chairman’ and ‘Sinatra’s Century’

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 09:24
Two books about Frank Sinatra, one a picaresque biography and the other selective, idiosyncratic and short.









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‘The Catskills: Its History and How It Changed America’

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 09:22
The handsomely illustrated “The Catskills” aims to be a general-purpose popular history of the region.









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Roundup: Cooking: ‘Asian-American,’ ‘Women Chefs of New York’ and More

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 09:19
Today, the best recipes communicate a rebellious spirit and a back story.









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‘The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606,’ by James Shapiro

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 04:30
Tumultuous events in early-17th-century England helped shape some of Shakespeare’s best-known plays.









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‘Twain and Stanley Enter Paradise,’ by Oscar Hijuelos

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 04:30
A novel springs from the long friendship of Mark Twain and the explorer Henry Morton Stanley, before and after fame arrived.









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‘The Uncollected David Rakoff’

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 17:27
Rakoff’s subjects ranged from being Canadian to the overratedness of childhood.









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Marilynne Robinson’s ‘The Givenness of Things’

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 12:21
Marilynne Robinson looks at America’s Christian beliefs in the Age of Information.









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‘The Occupation Trilogy’ and More, by Patrick Modiano

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 12:15
The Nobel Prize winner Modiano’s novels often return to occupied France.









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Bookends: What’s the Best Book, New or Old, You Read This Year?

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 10:54
All 16 Bookends columnists share their favorite reading experiences of 2015.









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