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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 10:29
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.







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Paperback Row

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 10:21
Paperback books of particular interest.







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The Shortlist: Families in Fiction

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 10:12
New books by Jane Smiley, Mary Morris, Karel Schoeman and Polly Samson.







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Inside the List

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 09:57
Chuck Palahniuk, whose “Make Something Up” is No. 8 on the hardcover fiction list, is also promoting his first graphic novel, a sequel to his 1996 novel “Fight Club.”







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Crime: Robert Goddard’s ‘The Ways of the World,’ and More

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 09:54
The dashing protagonist of Goddard’s historical espionage thriller is a refreshing throwback to an earlier romantic tradition of heroes.







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‘Orhan’s Inheritance,’ by Aline Ohanesian

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 09:53
A Turkish photographer must confront the past when his grandfather leaves the family home to an Armenian woman.







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‘Coup de Foudre,’ by Ken Kalfus

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 09:53
This novella is a thinly — or not so thinly — veiled account of the Dominique Strauss-Kahn affair.







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‘The Given World,’ by Marian Palaia

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 09:51
Lives in the U.S. are turned upside down by the Vietnam War in this debut novel.







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‘The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage,’ by Sydney Padua

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 09:49
The real-life scientific career of Lord Byron’s daughter provided the inspiration for this graphic novel.







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‘How I Shed My Skin,’ by Jim Grimsley

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 09:48
A novelist’s coming-of-age in 1960s and ’70s North Carolina.







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‘The Edge of the World,’ by Michael Pye

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 09:45
Michael Pye sees the North Sea and its periphery as crucial to the development of Europe.







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‘Jonas Salk: A Life,’ by Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 09:45
A biography of Jonas Salk, the first man to develop a vaccine against polio and a popular hero.







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‘Billy Martin: Baseball’s Flawed Genius,’ by Bill Pennington

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 09:43
Few in baseball have been as fiery, and as misunderstood, as Billy Martin.







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‘Words Without Music,’ by Philip Glass

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 09:43
Philip Glass recalls his Baltimore childhood and the friends and teachers who influenced him.







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‘Paris, He Said,’ by Christine Sneed

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 09:43
A painter and a gallerist enter an open relationship.







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Open Book: Inventing Reagan

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 09:42
H. W. Brands’s new book is the latest attempt to capture the 40th president on the page.







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‘Our Souls at Night,’ by Kent Haruf

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 09:40
Kent Haruf’s final novel traces a budding late-in-life relationship.







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ArtsBeat: Ali Smith Wins Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 15:12
Ms. Smith won the prize for her novel “How to Be Both.”







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‘Mislaid,’ by Nell Zink

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 04:30
Nell Zink’s novel about the making and unmaking of an American family lays bare our assumptions about race and sexuality.







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Stephen King: By the Book

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 04:30
The author, most recently, of “Finders Keepers” has never read Jane Austen. “I do not say this with either pride or shame (or prejudice, for that matter). It’s just a fact.”







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