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Inside the List

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 10:24
Marie Lu, whose novel “The Rose Society” is No. 4 on the young adult hardcover list, thought as a child that “books were just spat out of factories somewhere.”









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Paperback Row

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 10:24
Paperback books of particular interest.









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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 10:24
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Open Book: Scary Stuff

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 10:24
Several editors at the Book Review name their favorite scary book.









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The Shortlist: Killer Recipes

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 10:24
New books include “Cocktail Noir: From Gangsters and Gin Joints to Gumshoes and Gimlets” and “A Is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie.”









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Letters: There and Here

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 15:06
Readers respond to recent reviews of Richard McGuire’s “Here,” Ted Merwin’s “Pastrami on Rye” and more.









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Children’s Books: Capping It Off

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 12:38
A late-arriving sequel to the classic “Caps for Sale” reunites a peddler and some mischievous monkeys.









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Gloria Steinem: By the Book

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 07:00
The author, most recently, of the memoir “My Life on the Road” says poetry has replaced novels in her reading. “If you poured water on a great poem, you would get a novel.”









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Horror: Stephen King’s ‘The Bazaar of Bad Dreams’ and More

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 04:30
To a surprising extent, King tries to play it straight in his new collection.









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‘Career of Evil,’ by J.K. Rowling Writing as Robert Galbraith

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 04:30
J.K. Rowling brings the heroine of her murder-mystery series into sharper focus.









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Gregory Maguire’s ‘After Alice’

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 03:30
In the Oxford that Alice left behind, nonsense is right at home.









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‘A Wild Swan,’ by Michael Cunningham

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 03:30
Reworked fairy tales offer back stories and physical imperfection.









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‘Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s and 1950s’

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 03:30
An eight-novel collection reveals the influence of women on midcentury noir.









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ArtsBeat: American Writers Museum Finds a Nice Address in Chicago

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 12:57
The American Writers Museum, scheduled to open in 2017, says it will lease a site on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago.









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Bookends: Does Fiction Based on Fact Have a Responsibility to the Truth?

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 06:00
Thomas Mallon and Ayana Mathis discuss whether writers of historical fiction need to keep the facts in mind.









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‘Witches of America,’ by Alex Mar

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 03:30
Traveling in the world of witchcraft, a documentary filmmaker strives to define it.









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‘The Witches: Salem, 1692,’ by Stacy Schiff

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 03:30
An acclaimed biographer sets out to make Salem intelligible to the contemporary reader.









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ArtsBeat: A Dylan Thomas Poem Resurfaces, 73 Years Later

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 13:59
“A Dream of Winter,” a poem by Dylan Thomas published in 1942, will be read in London on Friday.









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‘Great Is the Truth’ Looks at Horace Mann Scandal

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 09:01
Things went badly for a lot of Horace Mann students, both after class and in legal proceedings years later.









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‘John le Carré: The Biography,’ and Frederick Forsyth’s ‘The Outsider’

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 08:56
A biography of John le Carré and a memoir by Frederick Forsyth explore their shared history in intelligence.









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