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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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Sue Johnson’s ‘Love Sense’

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:49
Sue Johnson introduces a new approach in couples counseling called Emotionally Focused Therapy.
    





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Iris Krasnow’s ‘Sex After . . . ’

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:48
Interviews with women reveal how their sexual lives alter with their life circumstances.
    





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‘Pat and Dick,’ by Will Swift

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:47
A psychologist challenges the common view of the Nixons’ union.
    





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Jenny Offill’s ‘Dept. of Speculation’

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:47
Jenny Offill’s novel charts the course of a marriage, building the story from fragments, observations and meditations.
    





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‘Love Illuminated,’ by Daniel Jones

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:45
The editor of The Times’s Modern Love column teases apart “life’s most mystifying subject.”
    





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‘The Queen’s Bed,’ by Anna Whitelock

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:44
Throughout her 45-year reign, Elizabeth I’s private life was an urgent public concern.
    





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Open Book: In the Eye of the Beholder

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:44
In 1988, Thomas Pynchon reviewed “Love in the Time of Cholera,” calling it “shining and heartbreaking.”
    





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Anna Quindlen’s ‘Still Life With Bread Crumbs’

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 17:13
An aging photographer rents a rural cottage and reignites sparks of creativity and desire.
    





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Roundup: A Sentimental Education

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 16:58
Writers in a variety of genres share the books that taught them about love — and a few that led them memorably astray.
    





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Letters: ‘My Life in Middlemarch’

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 16:12
Readers respond to a recent review of Rebecca Mead’s book about George Eliot’s masterpiece.
    





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ArtsBeat: Book Covers: Before and After

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 15:25
Designers discuss their work on recent covers, including one for a new edition of Kafka’s “Metamorphosis.”
    





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Rachel Kushner: By the Book

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:15
The author of “The Flamethrowers” and “Telex From Cuba” steers clear of books with ugly covers. And those that are touted as “sweeping,” “tender” or “universal.”
    





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ArtsBeat: An Invisible Message from Jane Austen?

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 13:49
Scholars are studying an elusive artifact — nearly invisible traces of Austen’s handwriting on the back of a scrap of paper discovered inside a copy of a book written by Austen’s nephew.
    
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ArtsBeat: For Hermione, It Shouldn’t Have Been Ron, Rowling Says

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 10:39
J.K. Rowling says that Hermione Granger should not have married Ron Weasley. “It was a choice I made for very personal reasons,” she said, “not for reasons of credibility.”
    
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Bookends: How Does the Classic Marriage Plot Stand Up in 2014?

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 10:30
Francine Prose and Dana Stevens discuss whether the classic marriage plot — desire, courtship, happily ever after — is still relevant in 2014.
    





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‘The Hybrid Tiger’ and ‘The Triple Package’

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 15:14
Two new books examine whether cultural traits underlie the success of certain overachieving subgroups.
    





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‘For Today I Am a Boy,’ by Kim Fu

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 11:21
The only son of Chinese immigrants longs to be a girl.
    





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Crime: Isabel Allende’s ‘Ripper,’ and More

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 11:21
In Isabel Allende’s “Ripper,” a teenage sleuth investigates a series of killings with the help of an interactive mystery game she plays online.
    





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‘Dancing Fish and Ammonites,’ by Penelope Lively

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 11:20
Penelope Lively looks back on a life of reading and writing.
    





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