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‘Rise of the Robots’ and ‘Shadow Work’

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 03:02
“Rise of the Robots” explores how technology threatens even the nimblest and most expensively educated, and “Shadow Work” shines light on the increase of unpaid work.







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ArtsBeat: Sheri Fink and Joshua Horwitz Are Among PEN Award Winners

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 09:14
Ms. Fink’s “Five Days at Memorial” won the John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction.







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‘Goebbels: A Biography,’ by Peter Longerich

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 04:30
The implausible career of Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi propaganda chief, who followed the Führer even in death.







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The Shortlist: Waterloo

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 04:30
Four new books are among the many written to mark this year’s bicentenary of the battle of Waterloo.







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ArtsBeat: Marvel Comics Reveals a Female Thor

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 09:49
In issue No. 8 of the Thor series, the identity of the woman wielding Thor’s mighty hammer is revealed: it’s Dr. Jane Foster, a former girlfriend of the hero.







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Bookends: Is There a Double Standard for Judging Domestic Themes in Fiction?

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 08:00
Cheryl Strayed and Pankaj Mishra discuss whether we view domestic themes in fiction differently, depending on whether the author is a woman or a man.







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‘Elon Musk,’ by Ashlee Vance

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 04:30
After a series of tech ventures, Elon Musk has turned to electric cars and space travel.







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‘The Green Road,’ by Anne Enright

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 04:30
An Irish family disperses, reuniting for what might be a final holiday in the family home.







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‘On the Move,’ by Oliver Sacks

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 09:00
In this memoir, Oliver Sacks abandons the restraint that characterized his earlier accounts and reveals his vulnerabilities.







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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Kate Atkinson’s ‘A God in Ruins’

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 13:35
This week, Tom Perrotta discusses “A God in Ruins,” and Ruth Franklin talks about Shirley Jackson.







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Paperback Row

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:51
Paperback books of particular interest.







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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:29
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.







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Inside the List

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:11
Jane Smiley, whose novel “Early Warning” is No. 10 on the hardcover fiction list, said of the creative life: “What we do as writers is voluntary, so don’t complain.”







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‘An Ember in the Ashes,’ by Sabaa Tahir

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:11
When a cruel regime imprisons her brother, a young woman goes undercover in a bid to free him.







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‘Ms. Rapscott’s Girls’ and ‘The Girl With the Glass Bird’

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:11
Children learn much more than the three R’s at the unconventional institutions in these novels.







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‘Listen, Slowly,’ by Thanhha Lai

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:11
A trip to Vietnam brings a girl in touch with her family history in this middle-grade novel.







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‘Bone Gap,’ by Laura Ruby

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:10
The myth of Demeter and Persephone colors a young adult novel of abduction and captivity in small-town America.







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Gordon Korman’s ‘Masterminds,’ and More

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:10
Four new series of speculative fiction, filled with perilous journeys, long-held secrets and bands of tenacious children and teenagers.







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‘Lost in the Sun,’ by Lisa Graff

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:10
In this middle-grade novel, a boy must break free from a cycle of guilt and recrimination after an accidental death.







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‘Black Dove White Raven,’ by Elizabeth Wein

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:09
Faced with discrimination, a pilot and her children move to Ethiopia on the eve of Mussolini’s invasion.







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