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‘No End Save Victory’ and ‘Japan 1941’

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:10
Two books explore the run-up to World War II in the United States and Japan.






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Letters: Considering James Madison

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:01
Readers respond to a recent review of Lynne Cheney’s “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered” and more.






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ArtsBeat: Philip Roth Receives Yaddo Artist Medal — In Person

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:35
Mr. Roth was honored Wednesday night at the Edison Hotel in Manhattan.






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ArtsBeat: Retro-Hugo Prize to Honor Science Fiction of 1938

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:15
The World Science Fiction Society will honor works published before its Hugo Awards began.






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Colson Whitehead: By the Book

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 09:00
The author of “The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death” would like to host Flannery O’Connor, “because I don’t think she knew a lot of black people, or got out of the house that much.”






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‘Stress Test,’ by Timothy F. Geithner

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 06:30
Former Treasury secretary Timothy F. Geithner’s memoir offers an inside look at the government’s response to the financial crisis.






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Bookends: What Are the Draws and Drawbacks of Success for Writers?

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:01
Francine Prose and Mohsin Hamid discuss the advantage and ambivalence that comes with commercial gain.






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The Shortlist: ‘The Last Pirate,’ by Tony Dokoupil, and More

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 04:02
New books by Tony Dokoupil, Deborah Feldman, and Sandra Lansky and William Stadiem.






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Bookends: Do Critics Make Good Novelists?

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 04:02
Daniel Mendelsohn and Leslie Jamison discuss whether literary critics can also be good novelists.






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Editors’ Choice

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 04:02
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Bookshelf: Oh, Behave!

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:27
New picture books include “Here Comes Destructosaurus” by Aaron Reynolds.






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Bookshelf: Garden Friends and Foes

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:07
New picture books include “Superworm” by Julia Donaldson.






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Paperback Row

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:22
Paperback books of particular interest.






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Children’s Books: ‘Another Day as Emily’ and ‘Miss Emily’

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:17
In two middle-grade verse novels, Emily Dickinson serves as a source of inspiration and adventure.






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Children’s Books: ‘Love Letters to the Dead’ and ‘The Summer of Letting Go’

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:16
The process of recovering from the death of a sibling is explored in two young adult novels.






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Children’s Books: ‘D-Day,’ by Rick Atkinson with Kate Waters

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:02
Rick Atkinson adapts his best-selling account of the Normandy invasion for readers in the middle grades.






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Children’s Books: ‘The Story of Owen,’ by E. K. Johnston

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:01
Fire-breathing dragons, stirred up by human industry, terrorize a small town in this young adult tale set in modern-day Ontario.






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Children’s Books: ‘Across a War-Tossed Sea,’ by L. M. Elliott

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:00
Evacuated from London during World War II, L. M. Elliott’s young heroes endure the culture shock of life in rural America.






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Children’s Books: Megan Frazer Blakemore’s ‘Spy Catchers of Maple Hill’

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:59
In a middle-grade novel, two friends search for Communists rumored to be living in their town.






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Children’s Books: ‘Ava and Pip,’ by Carol Weston

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:59
A sociable girl tries to help her older sibling overcome her shyness in this middle-grade novel.






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