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Inside the List

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:07
Robin Cook’s “Cell,” No. 11 on the hardcover fiction list, may be the first thriller to open with an entire paragraph about insulin molecules.
    





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A Reader’s Hunting Guide

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:06
Madonna’s “Sex” tops a list of the most sought-after books currently out of print.
    





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Bookshelf: Just Hatched

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 16:11
New picture books about young creatures include Jorey Hurley’s “Nest.”
    





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‘Mad as Hell,’ by Dave Itzkoff

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 13:56
Dave Itzkoff analyzes the making of Paddy Chayefsky’s classic film “Network.”
    





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Letters: ‘The Burglary’ and More

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 13:42
Readers respond to recent reviews of Betty Medsger’s “The Burglary” and “The Letters of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.”
    





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Laura Lippman: By the Book

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 10:30
The author, most recently, of “After I’m Gone” likes books steeped in the quotidian. “You can learn how to run a chicken-and-waffle restaurant by reading ‘Mildred Pierce.’ ”
    





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ArtsBeat: Online Exhibit Tracks Books Saved by the Real-Life Monuments Men

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 16:34
The exhibit aims to help identify some of the markings from the millions of books seized by the Nazis.
    
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ArtsBeat: A. A. Gill Honored for Top Hatchet Job

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 12:59
Mr. Gill’s review of Morrissey’s “Autobiography” took home an annual prize for the best negative book review.
    
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‘Arik: The Life of Ariel Sharon,’ by David Landau

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 11:54
An Israeli journalist assesses Ariel Sharon’s complicated views.
    





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Bookends: Do We Really Need Negative Book Reviews?

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:07
Francine Prose and Zoë Heller discuss whether bad books should be written about or ignored.
    





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‘The Sixth Extinction,’ by Elizabeth Kolbert

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 13:47
In “The Sixth Extinction,” Elizabeth Kolbert combines scientific analysis and personal narratives to convey the history of earth’s previous mass extinctions and to consider what may come next.
    





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The Shortlist: ‘The Luckiest Lady in London,’ by Sherry Thomas, and More

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:08
New books by Sherry Thomas, Kristan Higgins, Tracy Anne Warren and Karen Rose.
    





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Paperback Row

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:00
Paperback books of particular interest.
    





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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:00
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
    





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Inside the List

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:00
Robert Harris’s novel “An Officer and a Spy,” at No. 8 on the hardcover fiction list, finds contemporary resonance in the details of the Dreyfus Affair.
    





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‘Alena,’ by Rachel Pastan

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:59
A young curator is haunted by the phantom of her predecessor in this novel inspired by “Rebecca.”
    





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‘Last Train to Paris,’ by Michele Zackheim

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:59
Michele Zackheim’s elderly protagonist finds reminders of her life and loves in pre-World War II Europe.
    





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‘That Part Was True,’ by Deborah McKinlay

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:59
A trans-Atlantic relationship between a reader and a writer grows from their emails.
    





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‘Wondrous Beauty,’ by Carol Berkin

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:49
An American teenager’s fleeting romance with Napoleon’s sibling.
    





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‘Inside a Pearl,’ by Edmund White

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:49
Edmund White describes learning to live and love in Paris.
    





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