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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Niall Ferguson’s ‘Kissinger’

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 19:03
Mr. Ferguson discusses his new biography of Henry Kissinger, and Sloane Crosley talks about her first novel, “The Clasp.”









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Padgett Powell’s ‘Cries for Help, Various’

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 14:09
Human longing is Padgett Powell’s best subject.









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Niall Ferguson’s ‘Kissinger. Volume I. 1923-1968: The Ideal­ist’

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 15:40
An official biography’s first volume taps a huge archive dating to the statesman’s youth and challenges the so-called revisionists.









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‘Today Is Not Your Day,’ by Marian Thurm

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 10:10
Wringing entertainment from odd situations.









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‘The Gay Revolution,’ by Lillian Faderman

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 10:10
A historian traces the progress of gay rights from midcentury suppression to the triumph of marriage equality.









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Salman Rushdie’s ‘Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights’

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 10:10
In Salman Rushdie’s latest novel, a storm opens a wormhole and the battle between good and evil.









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The Shortlist: Story Collections

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 10:10
New books by Percival Everett, Andrew Malan Milward, Lincoln Michel, Juan Gabriel Vásquez and David Nicholson.









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Paul Theroux’s ‘Deep South’

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 10:10
A world traveler drives through some of his own country’s poorest rural districts.









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Kenzaburo Oe’s ‘Death by Water’

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 10:10
Kenzaburo Oe’s doppelgänger protagonist seeks to solve a mystery while facing his obsolescence.









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Inside the List

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 10:10
Jenny Lawson writes about mental illness in her memoir “Furiously Happy,” No. 3 in hardcover nonfiction: “‘Just cheer up’ is almost universally looked at as the most unhelpful depression cure ever.”









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‘Gold Fame Citrus,’ by Claire Vaye Watkins

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 10:10
A novel of post-apocalypse California has a desert on steroids, and Los Angeles celebrity culture squarely in its sights.









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‘The Theater of War,’ by Bryan Doerries

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 10:10
How a director and classicist uses Greek drama to heal the modern trauma of war and incarceration.









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Crime: A Stab of Fate

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 10:10
Karin Slaughter’s “Pretty Girls,” a murder brings two estranged sisters back together.









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‘Mary McGrory: The First Queen of Journalism,’ by John Norris

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 10:10
A biography of a Washington columnist who guided much of the national conversation for five decades with disarming grace and wit.









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Open Book: About a Girl

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 10:10
Colm Toibin talks about the film adaptation of his novel “Brooklyn.”









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‘The Double Life of Liliane,’ by Lily Tuck

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 10:10
Divided between two continents, a girl finds her way.









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Editors’ Choice

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 11:56
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Paperback Row

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 11:52
Paperback books of particular interest.









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‘Kissinger’s Shadow,’ by Greg Grandin

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 08:39
A critic charges that a warped worldview continues to shape America’s foreign policy.









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Colm Toibin: By the Book

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 05:30
The author, most recently, of “Nora Webster” and “Brooklyn,” soon to be adapted to film, wishes he were Leopold Bloom: “I envy all the fun he had when he went to Nighttown and got involved in gender-­bendering.”









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