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The Shortlist: Joseph T. Hallinan’s ‘Kidding Ourselves,’ and More

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
New books by Joseph T. Hallinan, Clifton Crais, Jason Padgett and Maureen Seaberg, Jennifer Ouellette, and Jonathan Rottenberg.






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Applied Reading: Gateways to the Classical World

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
A variety of inventive apps are devoted to Greek, Latin and the history of Greco-Roman civilization.






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Letters: ‘A Troublesome Inheritance’

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
Nicholas Wade responds to a recent letter about his book “A Troublesome Inheritance.”






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‘The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke,’ by David Bromwich

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
As portrayed by David Bromwich, Edmund Burke was tolerant and humane.






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Children’s Books: Jacqueline Woodson’s ‘Brown Girl Dreaming’

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
Jacqueline Woodson’s memoir in verse offers poems about sibling rivalry, parents and the friends who help you through.
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Malala Yousafzai: By the Book

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:16
The activist and co-author of “I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World” relished “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” the first book she read in the hospital when recovering from an attack by the Taliban.






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Bookends: Can Writing Be Taught?

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:00
Rivka Galchen and Zoë Heller discuss whether writing can be taught.






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‘Churchill and Empire,’ by Lawrence James

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 15:25
A study of Winston Churchill’s contradictions and passions and his long relationship with empire.






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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:02
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Inside the List

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:02
Lev Grossman’s “The Magician’s Land,” which debuts at No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list, owes a debt to “Brideshead Revisited.”






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Paperback Row

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:01
Paperback books of particular interest.






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Crime: Rennie Airth’s ‘The Reckoning,’ and More

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:00
In Rennie Airth’s “The Reckoning,” a former Scotland Yard detective comes out of retirement to assist in the investigation of killings committed with the same pistol.






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‘Road Ends,’ by Mary Lawson

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:00
A family struggles to cope after its take-charge daughter flees.






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‘Season to Taste,’ by Natalie Young

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:00
A British housewife kills her husband. Then she eats him.






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‘Panic in a Suitcase,’ by Yelena Akhtiorskaya

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:00
As a Ukrainian family adapts to life in Brooklyn, memories of the old country linger.






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‘Life Drawing,’ by Robin Black

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:59
An attempt to save a marriage proves fatal.






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Courtney Maum’s ‘I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You’

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:58
An unfaithful artist attempts to win back his wife’s affection.






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‘O, Africa!’ by Andrew Lewis Conn

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:58
In 1928, two brothers head to Africa to collect film footage.






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‘The Life of the Automobile,’ by Steven Parissien

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:41
A history of the automobile and the boom-and-bust industry it fostered.






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‘Wayfaring Stranger,’ by James Lee Burke

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:40
James Lee Burke’s sprawling novel connects an encounter with Bonnie and Clyde to the Battle of the Bulge and the oil boom.






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