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Paperback Row

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 12:30
Paperback books of particular interest.
    





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Inside the List

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 11:43
Gabriel Sherman, whose unauthorized biography of Roger Ailes is No. 9 on the hardcover nonfiction list, tried hard to secure his subject’s participation.
    





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The Shortlist: Yuval Levin’s ‘Great Debate,’ and More

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 11:42
New books by Yuval Levin, Joe Scarborough, Fred Siegel and P. J. O’Rourke.
    





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‘The Kept,’ by James Scott

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 11:09
A drama of revenge plays out in wintry upstate New York.
    





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‘Things I’ve Learned From Dying’ and ‘The Death Class’

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 11:09
In the courtroom and the classroom, two authors explore the complicated nature of death.
    





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‘1914,’ by Jean Echenoz

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 11:08
Jean Echenoz’s novel follows five soldiers in the Great War.
    





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‘Firefly,’ by Janette Jenkins

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 11:08
Janette Jenkins imagines Noël Coward’s last years.
    





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‘Why I Read,’ by Wendy Lesser

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 11:07
Wendy Lesser on the delights of a lifetime with books.
    





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Chris Abani’s ‘Secret History of Las Vegas’

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 11:07
Conjoined twins, a spate of murders and the legacy of South African apartheid all factor into Chris Abani’s Las Vegas thriller.
    





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‘The Ghost of the Mary Celeste,’ by Valerie Martin

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 11:06
Valerie Martin’s novel explores the enduring enigma of a 19th-century ship found floating in the Atlantic without captain or crew.
    





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‘The Invention of Wings,’ by Sue Monk Kidd

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 11:06
Two women, white and black, strive for freedom in Sue Monk Kidd’s novel.
    





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‘The Visionist,’ by Rachel Urquhart

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 11:05
In this novel, a girl left with the Shakers begins to see angels.
    





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Author's Note: Writer of a Certain Age

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 11:04
The author remembers when looks started to matter in publishing.
    





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‘Leaving the Sea,’ Stories by Ben Marcus

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 11:03
Navigating the terrors of adulthood, the characters in Ben Marcus’s story collection resort to extreme survival strategies.
    





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Open Book: The Year in Adaptation

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 11:01
A look back at the books that made it to the big screen.
    





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‘My Age of Anxiety,’ by Scott Stossel

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 17:32
Scott Stossel examines the painful mystery of anxiety.
    





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‘The Parthenon Enigma,’ by Joan Breton Connelly

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 17:31
The Parthenon is our shrine to Western civilization, but what did it mean to those who made it?
    





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Rebecca Mead’s ‘My Life in Middlemarch’

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 17:31
In her book about George Eliot’s masterpiece, “Middlemarch,” Rebecca Mead combines criticism and biography with the intimate tone of autobiography.
    





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ArtsBeat: Live From Canada, It’s Alice Munro

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 17:11
Ms. Munro appeared by video during an event at Symphony Space on Wednesday night.
    





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ArtsBeat: Penguin Announces a Makeover for Inspector Maigret

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 15:04
Penguin will issue new translations of Georges Simenon’s novels about Jules Maigret, the stolid Parisian detective.
    





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