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George Prochnik’s ‘Impossible Exile,’ About Stefan Zweig

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 16:59
For the celebrated Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, Europe’s descent into war in the 1930s was too much to bear.






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‘A Replacement Life,’ by Boris Fishman

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 16:57
In Boris Fishman’s first novel, a frustrated writer forges applications for Holocaust reparations for his grandfather and other members of Brooklyn’s Soviet émigré community.






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Letters: Summer Reading Issue

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 16:37
Readers respond to a recent cover illustration, a review of Laline Paull’s “The Bees” and more.






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Hillary Rodham Clinton: By the Book

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 07:00
The former secretary of state and author of “Hard Choices” keeps copies of Republican memoirs like “Faith of My Fathers” and “Decision Points” on her shelves.






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Bookends: How Has Parenthood Informed Your Writing Life?

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 09:00
James Parker and Mohsin Hamid discuss how fatherhood has influenced their work.






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Inside the List

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 10:00
The “Glee” star Lea Michele, whose “Brunette Ambition” is No. 13 on the advice, how-to and miscellaneous list, once tried to cover up acne using a strategy she’d seen on “Sex and the City.”






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‘My Salinger Year,’ by Joanna Rakoff

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:50
A novelist recalls a post-college year working for an old-fashioned literary agency.






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‘American Romantic,’ by Ward Just

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:49
Ward Just’s novel, set largely before the American escalation in Vietnam, evokes “Lord Jim” and other works.






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‘Sedition,’ by Katharine Grant

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:48
In Georgian London, a tale of seduction, sex, love, death and the pianoforte.






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‘The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair,’ by Joel Dicker

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:46
Seeking inspiration, a blocked novelist embroils himself in an unsolved murder.






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‘Degrees of Inequality,’ by Suzanne Mettler

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:46
A political scientist assesses the climbing costs of higher education and the rise of for-profit universities.






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‘Revertigo,’ a Memoir by Floyd Skloot

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:46
Floyd Skloot describes his experience with vertigo.






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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:42
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Paperback Row

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:41
Paperback books of particular interest.






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‘Beasts,’ by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:41
Jeffrey Masson examines the human propensity for violence and cruelty.






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‘The Other Language,’ by Francesca Marciano

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:41
The women in these stories seek new passions and geographies, from Italy to India.






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Crime: Michael Koryta’s ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead,’ and More

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:41
In Michael Koryta’s “Those Who Wish Me Dead,” two killers start a forest fire to flush out the only witness to their crimes.






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‘Euphoria,’ by Lily King

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:39
Lily King’s novel “Euphoria,” inspired by the life of Margaret Mead, is about a love triangle in New Guinea.






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Open Book: The Top Shelf of Journalism Books

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:39
David Carr and others share their favorite books by and about journalists.






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The Shortlist: Bernard Wasserstein’s ‘Ambiguity of Virtue,’ and More

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:38
New books by Götz Aly, Elisabeth Sifton and Fritz Stern, Bernard Wasserstein, and Nicholas Kulish and Souad Mekhennet.






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