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Leah Hager Cohen: By the Book

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 10:03
The author of “No Book but the World” says the last book that made her furious was “The Da Vinci Code” — “At the end of every chapter, I’d glance up and announce in increasingly disgusted tones: ‘What schlock!’ ”






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Bookends: What’s the Best ‘Bad’ Book You’ve Ever Read?

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 09:00
Leslie Jamison and James Parker discuss supposedly terrible books that left a lasting impression.






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‘The Frangipani Hotel,’ by Violet Kupersmith

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:44
Vietnamese folklore shapes a collection of otherworldly tales.
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Inside the List

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:43
Jeffery Deaver, whose thriller “The Skin Collector” is No. 8 on the hardcover fiction list, breeds show dogs and once passed up dinner with Angelina Jolie to tend to a dog’s matted coat.
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‘My Accidental Jihad,’ by Krista Bremer

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:43
What happens when a young American journalist falls in love with a Libyan émigré.
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‘The People’s Republic of Amnesia’ and ‘Age of Ambition’

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:43
Two books on China examine a rapidly transforming society and its relationship to an often censored history.
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‘Cambridge,’ by Susanna Kaysen

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:41
A “novel-from-life” by the author of “Girl, Interrupted.”
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‘Off Course,’ by Michelle Huneven

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:41
A student moves to her parents’ cabin to finish a dissertation.
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Book 3 of ‘My Struggle,’ by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:37
The third installment of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s six-volume autobiographical novel.
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‘The Bees,’ by Laline Paull

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:36
In this novel, a curious and courageous bee makes her way in an authoritarian world.
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‘Chop Chop,’ by Simon Wroe

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:36
Behind the scenes at a fictional restaurant with a sadistic chef.
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‘Sons of Wichita,’ by Daniel Schulman

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:34
A journalist looks at the business, social and political ambitions of one of America’s most powerful dynasties.
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Author's Note: Please Turn to the Chapter on Obscurity . . .

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:28
Some humiliations experienced by writers are more in-your-face than others.
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‘Lost for Words,’ by Edward St. Aubyn

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:27
In a change of pace, Edward St. Aubyn’s novel satirizes the awarding of a British literary prize.
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‘Wonderland,’ by Stacey D’Erasmo

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:27
A 40-something rock singer looks to revive a career she had long abandoned.
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:26
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:26
Paperback books of particular interest.
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The Shortlist: Steven Levingston’s ‘Little Demon in the City of Light,’ and More

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:26
New books by Steven Levingston, Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker, Eric Jager, and Scott Andrew Selby.
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Open Book: Joyce’s Town

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:25
“Dubliners” turns 100.
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Letters: The Subcontinent

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:52
Readers respond to recent reviews of “Gandhi Before India,” “Bombay Stories” and more.
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