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‘Thirty Girls,’ by Susan Minot

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:09
Susan Minot’s novel tells converging stories about Joseph Kony’s young victims and an American journalist in Africa.
    





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‘A Burnable Book,’ by Bruce Holsinger

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:08
A stolen manuscript prophesies the assassination of Richard II in Bruce Holsinger’s novel.
    





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‘Flappers’ and ‘Careless People’

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:08
Two books examine the lives of outrageous female celebrities of the 1920s.
    





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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:07
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
    





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Paperback Row

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:07
Paperback books of particular interest.
    





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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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