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‘Hand to Mouth,’ by Linda Tirado

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:51
The plight of the working poor, from an author with firsthand experience.
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‘Me, Myself, and Us,’ by Brian R. Little

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:50
A look at science on personality, and ways of understanding different traits, including your own.
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‘How to Be a Victorian,’ by Ruth Goodman

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:50
From dawn to dusk, a social historian sees for herself the intricacies of life in Victorian England.
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‘Havel: A Life,’ by Michael Zantovsky

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:50
A playwright turned statesman, Vaclav Havel came to embody the soul of post-Communist Czechoslovakia.
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‘How We Got to Now,’ by Steven Johnson

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:50
Steven Johnson explores the ramifications, good and bad, of six technologies that have changed the world.
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Will Self’s ‘Shark’

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:50
Will Self’s follow-up to “Umbrella” is set in the 1970s but pivots around a nightmarish episode from World War II.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:29
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:23
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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The Shortlist: Laura Kipnis’s ‘Men,’ and More

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:23
New books by Michael Hofmann, Rebecca Solnit, Adam Kirsch and Laura Kipnis.
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Open Book: Anna’s Triumph

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:03
A century and more ago, quibbles about “Anna Karenina” could be found in The Times.
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Letters: ‘Without You, There Is No Us’

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:01
Readers respond to recent reviews of Suki Kim’s memoir about time spent in North Korea, Karen Armstrong’s “Fields of Blood” and more.
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Inside the List

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 11:01
Marie Kondo’s “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” admonishes readers to get rid of any belongings that fail to “spark joy.”
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By the Book: Janet Evanovich: By the Book

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 09:00
The author, most recently, of “The Job” is a big fan of Scrooge McDuck. “I still aspire to have a money bin like Scrooge and push my spare change around with a bulldozer.”






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Critic’s Take: Remembering Julio Cortázar

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 14:24
Remembering the Argentine novelist Julio Cortázar a century after he was born.
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Patrick Modiano’s ‘Suspended Sentences’

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 14:15
Three translated novellas set in the shadow of the Nazi occupation of Paris, by the 2014 Nobel Prize winner.
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Magical Creatures

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 13:36
New picture books include “Julia’s House for Lost Creatures” and “Night Sky Dragons.”






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ArtsBeat: A Book on Fidel Castro From Jon Lee Anderson

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 13:52
The New Yorker writer Jon Lee Anderson is aiming for “the defining portrait” of Fidel Castro.






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ArtsBeat: Freud Gets Marathon Reading Treatment

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 12:52
Writers, philosophers and veterans will gather to read from “Civilization and Its Discontents,” a work the organizers called “the definitive text on human destructiveness.”






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Bookends: What Accounts for Our Current — or Recurrent — Fascination With Memoir-Novels?

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:50
Leslie Jamison and Daniel Mendelsohn discuss our interest in narratives that blur the line between the real and the fabricated.






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David Orr’s 10 Favorite Poetry Books of 2014

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 11:53
Books by Louise Glück, Fanny Howe, Christian Wiman and others.






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