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‘Street of Thieves,’ by Mathias Énard

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:41
Mathias Énard’s novel follows an anguished young Moroccan coming of age during the Arab uprisings of 2011.
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‘Thieves of State,’ by Sarah Chayes

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:41
A former journalist and adviser in Afghanistan says corruption is undermining American foreign policy and breeding insurgency.
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Open Book: Creature Lit

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:39
A look at memoirs that explore the complicated relationships between humans and animals.
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The Shortlist: Mark Doten’s ‘The Infernal,’ and More

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:37
New books by Sarah Gerard, Norman Manea, Joe Amato and Mark Doten.
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‘Fatherland,’ by Nina Bunjevac

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:36
How the actions of the author’s father, a violent Serbian nationalist, shaped her family’s life.
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‘Irritable Hearts,’ by Mac McClelland

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:29
A journalist working in conflict zones becomes overwhelmed by the traumas she reports.
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‘The Evil Hours,’ by David J. Morris

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:29
An analysis of PTSD and how the culture responds to it shows effects that extend well beyond the individual sufferer.
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‘West of Sunset,’ by Stewart O’Nan

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:28
Stewart O’Nan imagines Fitzgerald in Hollywood.
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Letters: ‘Founders’ Son’

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:23
Readers respond to recent reviews of “Founders’ Son,” “Ghettoside” and more.
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Author’s Note: A Thankless Task

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:10
Acknowledgments give up fantastic clues about writers.
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‘Khirbet Khizeh,’ by S. Yizhar

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:37
In this novel, an Israeli soldier wrestles with his conscience as Palestinians are driven from their homes.
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Helen Macdonald’s ‘H Is for Hawk’

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:00
In “H Is for Hawk,” Helen Macdonald recounts her efforts to train a notoriously difficult bird of prey in the wake of her beloved father’s sudden death.






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By the Book: Richard Price: By the Book

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 09:42
The author of “Clockers” and, as Harry Brandt, “The Whites” regrets reading “Sophie’s Choice” in 1982: “Never ever read a powerful novel when you’re trying to write a novel of your own.”






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ArtsBeat: A Return to Slumberland and a Psychedelic Rediscovery

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 16:05
“Black Light” examines the world of L.B. Cole, and “Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream” pays tribute to Winsor McCay.






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ArtsBeat: Pharrell Williams, Children’s Book Author

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 14:08
Pharrell Williams will create four books for children, with the first based on his hit song “Happy.”






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ArtsBeat: New Dr. Seuss Book, ‘What Pet Should I Get?’, Coming in July

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 11:23
Audrey Geisel, Dr. Seuss’s widow, discovered the manuscript for “What Pet Should I Get?” in 2013. Random House plans to release at least two more books.






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Children’s Books: ‘Macbeth,’ Adapted by Gareth Hinds

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 10:00
A graphic novel version of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” brings the story to life for young readers.






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ArtsBeat: A Book Prize for Wonder Woman

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 19:00
“The Secret History of Wonder Woman,” by Jill Lepore, is awarded the New-York Historical Society’s American History Book Prize.






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ArtsBeat: Princeton Gets a $300 Million Trove of Rare Books

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 13:51
The collection, given by William H. Scheide, includes a Gutenberg Bible, an original printing of the Declaration of Independence, all four of Shakespeare’s Folios and more.






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ArtsBeat: British Library Expanding Its Endangered Archives Online

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 13:45
The library has now made available online four million digital images from its collection of rare manuscripts, newspapers and other materials.






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