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‘Whistler,’ by Daniel E. Sutherland

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:32
A portrait of the complex, quarrelsome, distinctive artist James McNeill Whistler.






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Smith Henderson’s ‘Fourth of July Creek’

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:31
An overburdened social worker becomes involved with a nearly feral boy and his survivalist father in 1980 Montana.






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‘Fridays at Enrico’s,’ by Don Carpenter

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:31
Don Carpenter’s posthumous novel follows four aspiring writers during the early, heady days of the Beat scene.






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‘Big Money,’ by Kenneth P. Vogel

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:31
With no cap on campaign contributions, political organizations target elite donors seeking insider access.






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Editors’ Choice

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:06
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Paperback Row

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:06
Paperback books of particular interest.






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Open Book: The State of the Union’s Books

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:04
Prominent political figures who have assumed the critic’s role for the Book Review include Henry Kissinger and Bill Clinton.






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The Shortlist: Peter Eichstaedt’s ‘The Dangerous Divide,’ and More

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:03
New books by Peter Eichstaedt, Aviva Chomsky, and Lou Dobbs and James O. Born.






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Letters: ‘The Letters of Robert Frost’

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:12
Readers respond to recent reviews of “The Letters of Robert Frost,” Aharon Appelfeld’s “Suddenly, Love” and more.






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‘Uncertain Justice’ and ‘Scalia’

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 09:49
The judicial philosophy of originalism, pioneered by Antonin Scalia, has become a hallmark of the Roberts court.






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‘Our Declaration,’ by Danielle Allen

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 09:31
A political theorist scrutinizes the Declaration of Independence, and see it as a clarion call for equality.






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Lynne Cheney: By the Book

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 09:30
The author of “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered” says the last book to make her cry was Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree”: “I have to steel myself before I read it to my grandchildren.”






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ArtsBeat: Orwell Birthplace in India to Become a Museum

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 16:00
The bungalo where George Orwell was born, in what is now Motihari, India, is being restored.






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Bookends: Are Categories Like Immigrant Fiction and ‘New American’ Fiction Valid or Worthwhile?

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 09:00
Pankaj Mishra and Francine Prose discuss whether categories like immigrant fiction are useful or meaningful labels.






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ArtsBeat: France Gives Cold Shoulder to Amazon

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 14:17
The French Senate has passed legislation, nicknamed the anti-Amazon law, designed to protect local bookstores.
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‘The Devil’s Snake Curve,’ by Josh Ostergaard

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 10:37
A nonlinear look at 150 years of baseball history, with an eye to the social, cultural and political forces behind the game.






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Meryl Gordon’s ‘Phantom of Fifth Avenue’

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 14:11
Meryl Gordon recounts the life of Huguette Clark, who went from Jazz Age socialite to hospital-bound recluse.






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George F. Will’s ‘A Nice Little Place on the North Side’

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:20
With Wrigley Field celebrating its centennial, George F. Will takes a deeply personal look at his hapless Chicago Cubs.






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Inside the List

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:17
J. K. Rowling, whose “Silkworm” (written as Robert Galbraith) is No. 2 on the hardcover fiction list, has found herself caught up in a couple of recent controversies.






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‘The Arsonist,’ by Sue Miller

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:14
A series of fires in a New England town exposes tensions between summer and year-round residents.






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