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‘On the Move,’ by Oliver Sacks

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 09:00
In this memoir, Oliver Sacks abandons the restraint that characterized his earlier accounts and reveals his vulnerabilities.







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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Kate Atkinson’s ‘A God in Ruins’

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 13:35
This week, Tom Perrotta discusses “A God in Ruins,” and Ruth Franklin talks about Shirley Jackson.







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Paperback Row

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:51
Paperback books of particular interest.







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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:29
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.







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Inside the List

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:11
Jane Smiley, whose novel “Early Warning” is No. 10 on the hardcover fiction list, said of the creative life: “What we do as writers is voluntary, so don’t complain.”







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‘An Ember in the Ashes,’ by Sabaa Tahir

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:11
When a cruel regime imprisons her brother, a young woman goes undercover in a bid to free him.







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‘Ms. Rapscott’s Girls’ and ‘The Girl With the Glass Bird’

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:11
Children learn much more than the three R’s at the unconventional institutions in these novels.







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‘Listen, Slowly,’ by Thanhha Lai

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:11
A trip to Vietnam brings a girl in touch with her family history in this middle-grade novel.







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‘Bone Gap,’ by Laura Ruby

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:10
The myth of Demeter and Persephone colors a young adult novel of abduction and captivity in small-town America.







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Gordon Korman’s ‘Masterminds,’ and More

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:10
Four new series of speculative fiction, filled with perilous journeys, long-held secrets and bands of tenacious children and teenagers.







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‘Lost in the Sun,’ by Lisa Graff

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:10
In this middle-grade novel, a boy must break free from a cycle of guilt and recrimination after an accidental death.







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‘Black Dove White Raven,’ by Elizabeth Wein

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:09
Faced with discrimination, a pilot and her children move to Ethiopia on the eve of Mussolini’s invasion.







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‘Ben Draws Trouble,’ ‘How to Draw a Dragon’ and ‘My Pen’

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:09
Three books celebrate the pleasures of drawing — bicycles, boats, classmates, dragons: pretty much anything.







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‘I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives’

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:08
A correspondence between an American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe transforms them both in this young adult memoir.







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Sara Pennypacker’s ‘Meet the Dullards,’ and More

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:07
In four new picture books, a dog, a skunk, an elephant and an extremely dull family subvert readerly suppositions.







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‘Firstborn,’ by Tor Seidler

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:07
In Tor Seidler’s tale of self-acceptance and survival, a young wolf born into a rigid hierarchy seeks the courage to be himself.







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‘Romantic Outlaws,’ About the Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:06
A dual biography of the 18th-century English feminist Mary Wollstonecraft and the daughter she never knew.







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‘Smart Money,’ by Andrew Palmer

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:05
A journalist examines financial instruments that seek to do good.







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‘Where Women Are Kings,’ by Christie Watson

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:05
A boy is removed from his unstable mother’s care.







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‘The Lost Child,’ by Caryl Phillips

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:04
Caryl Phillips’s characters are separated from their families.







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