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The Shortlist: Lynn Darling’s ‘Out of the Woods,’ and More

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:02
New books by Lynn Darling, Suzanne McMinn, Bryce Andrews and Evelyn I. Funda.
    





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ArtsBeat: A Strange, Familiar Place in ‘Planetary Omnibus’

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 17:37
“The Planetary Omnibus” reprints all 27 issues of the comic book by Warren Ellis and John Cassaday.
    





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‘Russians’ and ‘Words Will Break Cement’

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 15:24
From the collapse of the Soviet Union to Pussy Riot, two journalists examine the paradoxes of modern Russia.
    





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‘HRC,’ by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 15:22
An admiring account of Hillary Clinton’s years at the State Department.
    





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Lorrie Moore’s ‘Bark’

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 15:21
In Lorrie Moore’s first collection of stories in 16 years, her characters still use humor to deal with dread.
    





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Letters: ‘Inside a Pearl,’ and More

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 15:08
Readers respond to a recent review of Edmund White’s “Inside a Pearl,” the love-themed issue of the Book Review and more.
    





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Alice Hoffman: By the Book

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:15
The author of “The Museum of Extraordinary Things” found a copy of “The Catcher in the Rye” on her mother’s bookshelf. “I hadn’t known that a book could speak so directly to a reader.”
    





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ArtsBeat: Two Authors Ask Indian Publisher to Pulp Their Books

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 15:43
Two Indian writers wrote to the publishing house Penguin India to say its decision to pulp a history of Hinduism had undermined their faith in the publisher.
    
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ArtsBeat: Harper Lee Settles Lawsuit With Museum

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 14:35
Ms. Lee has reached an agreement with the Monroe County Heritage Museum, according to court documents.
    
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Bookends: What’s Become of the So-Called Literary Bad Boy?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 12:39
William S. Burroughs was born 100 years ago this month. James Parker and Rivka Galchen discuss where literary bad boys live today.
    





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Children’s Books: ‘Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy,’ by Karen Foxlee

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 22:06
In Karen Foxlee’s novel, set in a strange, wintry city, an unlikely heroine discovers an imprisoned boy who asks for her help.
    





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The Shortlist: ‘Annihilation,’ by Jeff VanderMeer, and More

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 22:06
New books by Jeff VanderMeer, Adam Sternbergh and Paulette Jiles.
    





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Children's Books: ‘Grasshopper Jungle,’ by Andrew Smith

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:13
In Andrew Smith’s novel, a sexually confused 16-year-old chronicles the world’s demise brought on by praying mantises.
    





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Children’s Books: Sharon Robinson’s ‘Under the Same Sun,’ and More

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:12
How to teach children about the violent past or the pain of abandonment? Three picture books offer some tools.
    





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Children’s Books: ‘Zane and the Hurricane,’ by Rodman Philbrick

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:12
Trapped in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, this novel’s young hero teams up with an aging musician and a feisty girl.
    





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‘Abraham Joshua Heschel,’ by Shai Held

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:11
Shai Held examines the theology of Abraham Joshua Heschel against the background of contemporary thinkers.
    





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‘Our Mathematical Universe,’ by Max Tegmark

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:11
An M.I.T. physicist takes a speculative look at space, time and the possibility of parallel universes.
    





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‘A Dreadful Deceit,’ by Jacqueline Jones

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:11
A historian argues that America’s supposed racial problems are in fact caused by economic exploitation.
    





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Crime: ‘Love Story, With Murders,’ by Harry Bingham, and More

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:10
In Harry Bingham’s “Love Story, With Murders,” Fiona Griffiths is still spending quality time in the morgue.
    





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‘The Answer to the Riddle Is Me’ and ‘I Forgot to Remember’

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:09
Two “memoirs of amnesia” discuss their writers’ sense of separation from themselves.
    





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