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Jill Lepore’s ‘Secret History of Wonder Woman’

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:41
The historian Jill Lepore examines the life and significance of Wonder Woman.
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‘Gangsterland,’ by Tod Goldberg

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:41
In Tod Goldberg’s novel, a synagogue becomes a front for organized crime.
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‘Who We Be,’ by Jeff Chang

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:40
A study of how race and culture intertwine in our diversifying society.
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‘A Country Called Childhood,’ by Jay Griffiths

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:40
Andrew Solomon reviews a new book by Jay Griffiths, who says contemporary society denies children the freedoms of space, time and the natural world.
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‘J,’ by Howard Jacobson

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:39
Howard Jacobson’s love story is set in a dystopian world where history is suppressed.
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‘There Must Be Some Mistake,’ by Frederick Barthelme

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:39
In Frederick Barthelme’s novel, residents of a Texas condo development are meeting untimely ends at an alarming rate.
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‘Victoria: A Life,’ by A. N. Wilson

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:39
A. N. Wilson’s biography of the British monarch who reigned for more than six decades.
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Inside the List

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:38
“The Beatles ­Lyrics,” No. 15 on the hardcover nonfiction list, includes handwritten drafts, including crossouts and false starts.
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‘Dirty Old London,’ by Lee Jackson

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:37
A 19th-century scandal over dumping raw sewage into the Thames.
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‘The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi’

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:37
A tour through the mother church of the Franciscan order.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:34
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:34
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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The Shortlist: Jan Morris's 'Ciao, Carpaccio!' and More

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:33
New books by Jan Morris, Philippe de Montebello and Martin Gayford, Philip Hook, and Sarah Thornton.
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Open Book: Caro Revisits ‘The Power Broker’

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:33
An edition of Robert A. Caro’s classic portrait of Robert Moses, annotated by the author, brought in $26,000 at a recent auction.
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Letters: Not-the-Basement Tapes

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:32
Readers respond to recent reviews of the audiobook edition of “Gravity’s Rainbow,” Jim Dwyer’s “More Awesome Than Money” and more.
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ArtsBeat: Auction of Neal Cassady’s Long-Lost Letter to Jack Kerouac Is Suspended

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 12:19
A 16,000-word letter that inspired Kerouac to rewrite “On the Road” is the subject of rival claims.






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Anjelica Huston: By the Book

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 09:00
The actor and author of the memoirs “A Story Lately Told” and “Watch Me” says she finds it hard to read books about acting: “I prefer doing it.”






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ArtsBeat: Publisher to Make a Change in Lena Dunham’s Book

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 17:33
In the digital and forthcoming physical editions of “Not That Kind of Girl,” Random House will clarify that the name given to a man involved in a disturbing sexual situation is a pseudonym.






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Bookends: What’s the Best Book, New or Old, You Read This Year?

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 09:00
All 15 Bookends columnists share their favorite reading experiences of 2014.






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Open Book: Bumper Crop

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 14:09
The 100 Notable Books of 2014 include women expanding the possibilities of nonfiction and nine debut fiction writers.






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