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ArtsBeat: Lily King, Roz Chast and Kate Samworth Win Kirkus Prizes

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:31
The prizes, which each come with a $50,000 award, were handed out for the first time.






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‘A Brief History of Seven Killings,’ by Marlon James

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:47
Marlon James’s novel examines complicated politics and the growth of gang violence in Jamaica.
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ArtsBeat: Filling In an ’80s Comic With Real Graffiti Tags

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:05
The creators of the first issue of DMC, a new series of comics, are using tags belonging to real graffiti artists.






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Atul Gawande: By the Book

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:00
The author, most recently, of “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” is a great fan of Dr. Watson: “He is intelligent, observant and faithful, the way we want all doctors to be.”






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Bookends: What’s the Most Terrifying Book You’ve Ever Read?

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:13
Francine Prose and Ayana Mathis discuss their scariest reading experiences.






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Leon Panetta’s ‘Worthy Fights’

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:02
Leslie H. Gelb reviews Leon Panetta’s memoir, which recounts a career in public service, including stints as White House chief of staff, director of the C.I.A. and defense secretary.






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ArtsBeat: Toni Morrison Papers Will Go To Princeton

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 13:20
The Nobel Laureate taught at the university from 1989 to 2006.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: The Story of Us

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:14
Christine Kenneally discusses “The Invisible History of the Human Race,” and Zephyr Teachout talks about “Corruption in America.”






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ArtsBeat: Elmore Leonard’s Papers (and Hawaiian Shirts) Go to University

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:24
The University of South Carolina has acquired more than 150 boxes of materials for Elmore Leonard’s archive.






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Bookshelf: The Dark

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:40
New picture books include Lizi Boyd’s “Flashlight” and Madeline Valentine’s “George in the Dark.”
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Paperback Row

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:25
Paperback books of particular interest.
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The Shortlist: 'A Wolf Called Romeo,' by Nick Jans, and More

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:19
New books by Nick Jans, Rebecca Frankel and Benoit Denizet-Lewis.
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:03
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Crime: John Sandford's 'Deadline,' and More

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:58
In John Sandford’s “Deadline,” dogs are being stolen and auctioned off for resale as laboratory animals.
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‘Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America,’ by Jonathan Darman

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:57
Jonathan Darman’s history of the 1960s weaves together accounts of the activities of Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan.
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Steven Pinker’s ‘The Sense of Style’

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:57
In his writing guide, the Harvard polymath Steven Pinker favors looser, more easygoing grammatical usage.
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‘The Betrayers,’ by David Bezmozgis

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:56
Two Soviet Jews — an Israeli politician and a disgraced K.G.B. informer — are reunited decades after a devastating betrayal.
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Paul Theroux’s ‘Mr. Bones’

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:56
Men follow their compulsions, and sometimes receive their comeuppance, in Paul Theroux’s stories.
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‘Just Mercy,’ by Bryan Stevenson

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:55
A lawyer personalizes the struggle against injustice with the story of a man wrongfully convicted of murder.
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Simon Rich’s ‘Spoiled Brats’

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:55
Simon Rich’s humorous stories take on the millennial generation.
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