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‘Our America,’ by Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 11:22
Felipe Fernández-Armesto’s revisionist history of America pays tribute to its Hispanic past, present and future.
    





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Letters: ‘The Trip to Echo Spring’

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 14:01
Readers respond to a review of Olivia Laing’s “The Trip to Echo Spring” and more.
    





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E. L. Doctorow: By the Book

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 10:00
The author of “Andrew’s Brain” and “Ragtime” sometimes puts down a book because he can see where the story’s going. “As you practice your craft, you lose your innocence as a reader.”
    





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Bookends: How Have Tools Like Google and YouTube Changed the Way You Work?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 10:02
Francine Prose and Rivka Galchen discuss how the Internet has changed the way they research and write.
    





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‘Duty,’ a Memoir by Robert M. Gates

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:01
In his memoir “Duty,” the former defense secretary Robert M. Gates provides revelations about major decisions made from late 2006 to 2011.
    





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Gabriel Sherman’s ‘Loudest Voice in the Room’

Sun, 01/12/2014 - 18:00
Is Roger Ailes’s management of Fox News driven by ideology, the profit motive or just plain rage?
    





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Bookshelf: Friends in Fur

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:43
New picture books about bears include “Cub’s Big World,” by Sarah L. Thomson.
    





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Inside the List

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:25
Jack Higgins, whose novel “The Death Trade” is No. 11 on the hardcover fiction list, does much of his writing at a restaurant near his home in the Channel Islands.
    





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‘The Scent of Pine,’ by Lara Vapnyar

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:22
Chasing love at a Soviet youth camp.
    





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‘The Light and the Dark,’ by Mikhail Shishkin

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:22
In a postmodern Russian epistolary novel, two lovers are separated both by distance and by time.
    





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‘A Highly Unlikely Scenario,’ by Rachel Cantor

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:22
In Rachel Cantor’s novel, rival fast-food factions pursue philosophical truths.
    





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Greg Grandin’s ‘Empire of Necessity’

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:21
Greg Grandin tells the story of the slave uprising that inspired Melville’s “Benito Cereno.”
    





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‘The Bird Skinner,’ by Alice Greenway

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:21
An unexpected arrival stirs memories of war.
    





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‘The Exiles Return,’ by Elisabeth de Waal

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:20
Elisabeth de Waal’s novel of betrayal and loss in postwar Vienna.
    





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Diane Johnson’s ‘Flyover Lives’

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:19
Diane Johnson, who writes frequently about France, discovers the appeal of her native Midwest.
    





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‘Orfeo,’ by Richard Powers

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:19
In Richard Powers’s novel, a composer’s experiment with sound and microbiology attracts the attention of Homeland Security.
    





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‘Starting Over,’ by Elizabeth Spencer

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:19
At 92, the novelist and short-story writer Elizabeth Spencer remains a distinguished regional voice.
    





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The Shortlist: ‘The Climate Casino,’ by William Nordhaus, and More

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:15
New books by William Nordhaus, Linda Marsa, Christopher White and J. B. MacKinnon.
    





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Open Book: Poems, Protests and Prayers

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:14
James Parker joins the list of Bookends contributors.
    





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Children's Books: Laurie Halse Anderson’s ‘Impossible Knife of Memory’

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:13
The daughter of a traumatized war veteran must care for her father and survive senior year in Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel.
    





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