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John Dickie’s ‘Blood Brotherhoods’

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:31
A British historian examines the past of Italy’s three major regional crime organizations, and finds unity.






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‘The Myth of the Spoiled Child’ and ‘Do Fathers Matter?’

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:31
One book about child rearing recommends unconditional love; another calls for paternal involvement.






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‘Mr. Loverman,’ by Bernardine Evaristo

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:29
A married immigrant Londoner in his 70s is ready to come out.






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‘Inside Madeleine,’ by Paula Bomer

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:29
Coming-of-age tales about girls and their fraught relationships.






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‘Under Magnolia,’ by Frances Mayes

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:29
The author of “Under the Tuscan Sun” reflects on her early life in a small Georgia town.






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‘Perfectly Miserable,’ by Sarah Payne Stuart

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:28
A memoir centers on life in Concord, Mass., its cultural legacy and changing ways.






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Val McDermid’s ‘Northanger Abbey’

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:27
Val McDermid reworks Jane Austen’s Gothic satire “Northanger Abbey.”






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‘All the Birds, Singing,’ by Evie Wyld

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:27
A novel traces a solitary farmer’s attempt to escape her past on a remote British island.






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Inside the List

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:26
Neil Gaiman, whose “Ocean at the End of the Lane” is No. 8 on the paperback fiction list, wrote his first published book — “solely for the money,” he says — about Duran Duran.






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Children’s Books: ‘The Glass Sentence,’ by S. E. Grove

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:24
A teenage girl searches for her kidnapped uncle in a world where time and geography have been shuffled.






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Children’s Books: ‘This One Summer,’ by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:23
In a comfortingly familiar vacation community, a girl is now mature enough to understand what’s been kept from her before.






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Children’s Books: ‘A Creature of Moonlight,’ by Rebecca Hahn

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:23
For the heroine of this dreamlike first novel for young adults, finding herself involves a surprising discovery.






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Children’s Books: ‘Lindbergh’ and ‘The Pilot and the Little Prince’

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:20
Two picture books recount the adventures of a mouse and of a writer who uncover the secrets of aviation.






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The Shortlist: ‘Drunk Mom,’ by Jowita Bydlowska, and More

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:20
New books by Jowita Bydlowska, Eleanor Henderson and Anna Solomon, Daisy Waugh, and Caroline Clarke.






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Open Book: Behold the Fall Harvest

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:19
Authors with books scheduled to be released later this year include Haruki Murakami, Marilynne Robinson and David Mitchell.






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George Prochnik’s ‘Impossible Exile,’ About Stefan Zweig

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 16:59
For the celebrated Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, Europe’s descent into war in the 1930s was too much to bear.






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‘A Replacement Life,’ by Boris Fishman

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 16:57
In Boris Fishman’s first novel, a frustrated writer forges applications for Holocaust reparations for his grandfather and other members of Brooklyn’s Soviet émigré community.






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Letters: Summer Reading Issue

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 16:37
Readers respond to a recent cover illustration, a review of Laline Paull’s “The Bees” and more.






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Hillary Rodham Clinton: By the Book

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 07:00
The former secretary of state and author of “Hard Choices” keeps copies of Republican memoirs like “Faith of My Fathers” and “Decision Points” on her shelves.






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Bookends: How Has Parenthood Informed Your Writing Life?

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 09:00
James Parker and Mohsin Hamid discuss how fatherhood has influenced their work.






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