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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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Letters: ‘My Accidental Jihad’

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:37
Readers react to recent reviews of Krista Bremer’s “My Accidental Jihad,” Daniel Schulman’s “Sons of Wichita” and more.






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Sandra Tsing Loh’s ‘Madwoman in the Volvo’

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 15:58
Sandra Tsing Loh’s memoir of her roller-coaster ride through “the change.”






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‘I’ll Be Right There,’ by Kyung-sook Shin

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 15:44
A novel of college life in South Korea’s politically turbulent 1980s.






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Elizabeth McCracken’s ‘Thunderstruck and Other Stories’

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 15:44
In this story collection, mishap is never far away.






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‘What Is Visible,’ by Kimberly Elkins

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 15:44
Kimberly Elkins’s “What Is Visible” is a fictional biography of Laura Bridgman, who lost her sight, hearing, and senses of smell and taste as a baby.






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‘Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter’ and ‘A Call to Action’

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 15:27
From farmer to president to Nobel laureate, Jimmy Carter has been a voice of progressive evangelicalism.






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Stephen King’s ‘Mr. Mercedes’

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 15:27
With one eye on Philip Marlowe, Stephen King takes a crack at the detective novel.






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Jessye Norman: By the Book

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 12:15
The singer and author of “Stand Up Straight and Sing!” cried when she read Marian Anderson’s autobiography, “My Lord, What a Morning”: “She blessed this earth by walking upon it.”






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‘The Invention of News,’ by Andrew Pettegree

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:01
A historian traces the desire for information that led eventually to newspapers.
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Bookends: Whose Writing Career Do You Most Envy?

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 09:00
Zoë Heller and Daniel Mendelsohn discuss writers whose careers they covet.






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‘No Place to Hide,’ by Glenn Greenwald

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 10:02
In “No Place to Hide,” Glenn Greenwald writes about Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency and the dangers of government surveillance.






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Comics

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 14:05
Jaime Hernandez’s “Love Bunglers,” Jesse Jacobs’s “Safari Honeymoon” and more.






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Visuals

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 14:05
New books that have something to do with portraiture or self-portraiture include a collection of drawings by Kurt Vonnegut.






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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:23
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Paperback Row

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:19
Paperback books of particular interest.






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The Shortlist: ‘The Vacationers,’ by Emma Straub, and More

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:15
New books by Emma Straub, Helen Walsh and Miranda Beverly-Whittemore.






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‘Casebook,’ by Mona Simpson

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 09:58
In Mona Simpson’s sixth novel, a young boy’s spying yields knowledge about the precarious state of his family.






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Inside the List

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 09:56
Daniel Schulman, whose biography of the politically influential Koch brothers is No. 17 on the extended hardcover nonfiction list, says, “I think it’s important, historically, to know who they are.”






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