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‘Praying Drunk,’ by Kyle Minor

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 10:14
Thirteen stories of physical and spiritual struggle.






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‘In Paradise,’ by Peter Matthiessen

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 10:14
Peter Matthiessen’s novel about a Zen retreat at Auschwitz.






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‘Mount Terminus,’ by David Grand

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 10:14
The early days of the movie industry, told through the lives of an inventor and his two sons.






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‘I Pity the Poor Immigrant,’ by Zachary Lazar

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 10:10
A novel of spiritual discovery featuring Meyer Lansky, an American journalist and the murder of an Israeli poet.






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‘The Ogallala Road,’ by Julene Bair

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 10:09
A love affair unfolds and crisis hits a family farm on the high plains in Julene Bair’s memoir.






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‘Living With a Wild God,’ by Barbara Ehrenreich

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 09:57
An atheist applies her investigative skills to a mystical experience she had as a teenager.






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Open Book: Varieties of the Visible World

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 09:57
The mystical moments described in Barbara Ehrenreich’s new memoir would not have shocked William James.






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Letters: Another Look

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 16:27
Readers respond to a recent Visuals column and more.






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‘A Fighting Chance,’ by Elizabeth Warren

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 15:41
Senator Elizabeth Warren describes her life, her academic and political work, and her meteoric rise in the Democratic Party.






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‘Forcing the Spring,’ by Jo Becker

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 15:39
In “Forcing the Spring,” Jo Becker offers a fly-on-the-wall account of the challenge to California’s anti-gay-marriage Proposition 8.






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‘The Price of Silence,’ by William D. Cohan

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 15:34
An examination of the 2006 Duke lacrosse ordeal, and the dangerous balance between academics and college athletics.






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Matthew Weiner: By the Book

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:12
The creator of “Mad Men” cites the impact of John Cheever’s fiction on the show: “Cheever has a voice filled with irony and comedy and pain that, on some level, I’m always seeking to emulate.”






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ArtsBeat: A Sad and Remarkable Life: Breanne Fahs Talks About ‘Valerie Solanas’

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:33
Ms. Fahs discusses the life and work of the radical thinker who shot Andy Warhol.
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ArtsBeat: Poetry Profiles: Louisiana State University Press

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:05
An interview with MaryKatherine Callaway, the director of LSU Press.
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Bookends: Is It O.K. to Mine Real Relationships for Literary Material?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:01
Francine Prose and Leslie Jamison discuss what they make of writers mining actual relationships for material.






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Essay: Gabriel García Márquez’s Work Was Rooted in the Real

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:37
Gabriel García Márquez’s fantastical stories gained dramatic and emotional force from their deep roots in reality.






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ArtsBeat: Fame-Hating Lewis Carroll Letter Lands in Los Angeles

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 15:22
A Lewis Carroll letter lamenting attention from fans is bought by the University of Southern California.






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ArtsBeat: Remembering the Life and Work of Gabriel García Márquez

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:54
A look at The Times’s coverage of Gabriel García Márquez, who died on Thursday at 87.






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Inside the List

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:25
“The Opposite of Loneliness,” new on the hardcover nonfiction list at No. 11, is a collection of essays and stories by Marina Keegan, the 22-year-old writer who died in a car accident two years ago.






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‘The Gray Notebook,’ by Josep Pla

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:24
A Catalan writer held on to his 1918-19 diary for almost half a century, revising it and creating a portrait of the times.






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