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‘The Forgotten Depression,’ by James Grant

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:03
Looking at the depression of 1921.
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By the Book: Daniel Handler: By the Book

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:40
The author, most recently, of the novel “We Are Pirates” (and, as Lemony Snicket, numerous children’s books) likes to read Miss Manners.






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Jill Leovy’s ‘Ghettoside’

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:17
In “Ghettoside,” Jill Leovy describes a homicide case in South Los Angeles to examine the epidemic of unsolved murders of African-American men in America.






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ArtsBeat: Finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards Are Announced

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 18:20
Among the writers whose books were nominated: Thomas Piketty, Phil Klay, Chang-rae Lee, Marlon James, and Marilynne Robinson.






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ArtsBeat: James Patterson’s Most Expensive, Exploding Book

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 15:11
His next book “Private Vegas,” to be published on Jan. 26, will have a special, exploding edition, to be sold for $294,038.






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ArtsBeat: ‘The Heart of Robin Hood’ Delays Plans for Broadway

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 15:10
The play will extend its run in Toronto; advance sales for a Broadway run have been sluggish.
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‘Guantánamo Diary,’ by Mohamedou Ould Slahi

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 14:19
“Guantánamo Diary” is a profound account by a current detainee of what it’s like to be collateral damage in the war against terror.






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Bookends: Which Literary Figure Is Overdue for a Biography?

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:22
Thomas Mallon and Ayana Mathis on authors whose life stories should be told.
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ArtsBeat: Benanti and Radnor to Star in ‘She Loves Me’ on Broadway

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 00:01
The revival will open in the spring of 2016.






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ArtsBeat: Paddington’s Forebear: A Talk With Michael Bond

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 15:19
Mr. Bond discusses the new Paddington film, his life and the enduring popularity of his most famous creation.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Leaving Before the Rains Come’

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 18:31
Alexandra Fuller discusses her new memoir, and Lauren Groff talks about Miranda July’s “The First Bad Man.”






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José Saramago’s ‘Skylight’

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 14:21
An early novel by José Saramago looks in on the humble residents of a Lisbon apartment building.






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Paperback Row

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:58
Paperback books of particular interest.






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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:50
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Inside the List

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:23
Pierce Brown says his novel “Golden Son,” which is No. 6 on the hardcover fiction list, “echoes a lot of the dissatisfaction that many people feel” with the political system.






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Children’s Books: Jennifer Niven’s ‘All the Bright Places’

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:51
In Jennifer Niven’s young adult debut, a suicidal teenager shows a grief-stricken girl how to live again.






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Children’s Books: ‘The Darkest Part of the Forest’ and ‘The Ghosts of Heaven’

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:51
Humans and fairies, cave men and astronauts: Two fantasy books for young adults move across boundaries.






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Children’s Books: Jane Bahk’s ‘Juna’s Jar,’ and More

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:51
With some help, these little ones are bouncing back from letdowns to find the beauty (and fun) in the world around them.






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Tony Judt’s ‘When the Facts Change’

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:50
Written in the last 15 years of Tony Judt’s life, these essays confront the history, politics and ethical dilemmas that consumed him.






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Letters: Retelling Joan’s Story

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:49
Readers respond to recent reviews of Kathryn Harrison’s “Joan of Arc” and more.






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