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Children’s Books: ‘Noggin,’ by John Corey Whaley

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:58
After a premature death, a teenager returns to life when his cryogenically frozen head is transplanted.






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Children’s Books: ‘We Were Liars,’ by E. Lockhart

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:57
Four teenagers enjoy summer on a private retreat until a mysterious accident changes everything.






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Children’s Books: Maya Van Wagenen’s ‘Popular’

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:57
Can “Betty Cornell’s Teen-Age Popularity Guide” get you through the eighth grade? Maya Van Wagenen gives it a try.






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Children’s Books: ‘Secrets of the Seasons,’ and More

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:56
Three picture books send children off on a journey through the four seasons.






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Inside the List

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:56
Greg Iles, whose thriller “Natchez Burning” enters the hardcover fiction list at No. 2, reworked the novel after a car crash that left him in a coma for eight days.






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‘Nothing Holds Back the Night,’ by Delphine de Vigan

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:55
A novel recounts a parent’s descent into mental illness.






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‘Cured,’ by Nathalia Holt

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:14
What doctors are learning from the experience of two men in Germany who appear to have been cured of AIDS.






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Crime: Philip Kerr’s ‘Prayer,’ and More

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:14
In Philip Kerr’s “Prayer,” an F.B.I. agent investigates the curious deaths of some prominent atheists.






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‘An Untamed State,’ by Roxane Gay

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:55
In this debut novel, a woman faces a kidnapping in Haiti and a father unwilling to pay her ransom.






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‘The Snow Queen,’ by Michael Cunningham

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:55
An ailing woman, her fiancé and his brother wrestle with love, loss and hope in Michael Cunningham’s novel.






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Open Book: India Explains Itself

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 17:11
Suketu Mehta discusses the recent boom in vital writing both from and about the Indian subcontinent.
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Gillian Flynn: By the Book

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:21
The author of “Gone Girl” says it’s hard to get over something first read at age 12: “I will probably be clutching ‘Flowers in the Attic’ in my gnarled hands on my deathbed.”






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ArtsBeat: A Great War Reading List at PEN World Voices Festival

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:57
Geoff Dyer, Liesl Schillinger, Justin Go and Janne Teller discussed the literature of World War I at an event on Wednesday night.






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ArtsBeat: Edgar Awards Handed Out for Top Mystery Works

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:35
William Kent Krueger won the Edgar for best novel for “Ordinary Grace.”






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‘The Word Exchange,’ by Alena Graedon

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 10:33
Print is dead and computers are spreading a virus to humans in this novel about invasive technology and corrupted language.






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‘John Quincy Adams,’ by Fred Kaplan

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 10:32
Fred Kaplan’s biography of the sixth president.






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Inside the List

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 09:39
Robin Roberts, whose memoir “Everybody’s Got Something” debuts at No. 3 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says: “I believe optimism is a choice — a muscle that gets stronger with use.”






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‘Acts of God,’ by Ellen Gilchrist

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 09:39
Resilience is tested by a range of disasters, natural and otherwise, in this story collection.






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‘Love and Treasure,’ by Ayelet Waldman

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 09:38
An episode from World War II is brought into the present.






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Emma Donoghue’s ‘Frog Music’

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 09:38
A novel of debauchery and murder in 1870s San Francisco.






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