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‘The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories’ and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s ‘Mycroft Holmes’

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 08:19
An anthology — and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — add homage and parody to the ever-expanding Holmes franchise.









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ArtsBeat: Queen Victoria Really Didn’t Like That Biography

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 12:28
Queen Victoria wrote disparaging notes in a copy of a biography of her that is being auctioned in November.









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‘The Tsar of Love and Techno,’ by Anthony Marra

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 07:00
These interconnected stories revolve around the residents of a downtrodden industrial town in Russia.









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‘A Strangeness in My Mind,’ by Orhan Pamuk

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 07:00
A street vendor plies his trade over five decades in an ever-changing contemporary Istanbul.









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The Shortlist: Y.A. Crossover

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 07:00
New books by Rainbow Rowell, Leigh Bardugo, A.S. King and Mercedes Lackey.









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Letters: The Culture of Narcissism

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 07:00
Readers respond to recent reviews of Kim Kardashian West’s “Selfish,” William Boyd’s “Sweet Caress” and more.









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Open Book: Self-Improvement Project

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 07:00
Molly Young, author of a new column about self-help books, explains why books are “ideal vehicles” for offering advice.









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‘Grant Park,’ by Leonard Pitts Jr.

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 07:00
With Barack Obama and Martin Luther King Jr. as bookends, a novel addresses the limits of forbearance under pressure.









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‘Don’t Tell Me to Wait,’ by Kerry Eleveld

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 07:00
How the president came to support marriage equality and an end to “don’t ask, don’t tell.”









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‘Under the Udala Trees,’ by Chinelo Okparanta

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 07:00
The lesbian heroine of this coming-into-womanhood novel lives in a zero-tolerance society.









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‘In the Dark,’ by Deborah Moggach

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 06:00
A shady butcher sets his sights on a widow’s boardinghouse.









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‘Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry,’ by Paul Goldberger

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 06:00
This biography of Frank Gehry traces his meteoric rise from modest beginnings to worldwide fame.









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‘The Art of Memoir,’ by Mary Karr

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 06:00
Is there such a thing as a reliable memoir?









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Paperback Row

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 06:00
Paperback books of particular interest.









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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 06:00
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Critic’s Take: Influence Looming

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 05:00
Rereading Denis Johnson’s “Jesus’ Son” with Leonard Gardner’s “Fat City” nearby highlights the close relationship between the books in both style and substance.









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Inside the List

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 17:44
Elvis Costello’s “Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink” enters the hardcover nonfiction list at No. 9.









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Help Desk: Risky Business

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 13:25
In the first installment of the Book Review’s new self-help column, a look at three books that offer advice on how to manage, topple and harness risk.









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Stacy Schiff: By the Book

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 06:00
The author, most recently, of “The Witches” sat behind Hilary Mantel at a performance of “Wolf Hall”: “The titles of her backlist tumbled out half intelligibly, one on top of the other. . . . She seemed to take me for a lunatic.”









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‘The Secret Chord,’ by Geraldine Brooks

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 03:30
Geraldine Brooks’s novel follows this flawed, complicated king.









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