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Inside the List

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:30
Oprah Winfrey has propelled many books onto the best-seller list, but her collection “What I Know for Sure” — No. 6 on the advice and how-to list — is the first best seller that is all her own.
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The Shortlist: Katherine Howe's 'Conversion,' and More

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:29
New books by Isabel Gillies, Carl Hiaasen, Katherine Howe and Rick Yancey.
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Letters: ‘The Shifts and the Shocks’

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:29
Readers respond to recent reviews of books by Martin Wolf and Sophie Hannah.
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Open Book: Books to Love and Hate

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:29
Children are such impressionable readers that their literature easily becomes a battleground.
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‘The Innovators,’ by Walter Isaacson

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 13:30
A history of the digital age, and of the collaborators and lone tinkerers who helped usher it in.
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'Nora Webster,' by Colm Toibin

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 13:25
A woman struggles toward independence after her husband’s unexpected death in Colm Toibin’s novel.
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The Enforcer: John Branch’s ‘Boy on Ice’

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 13:25
Derek Boogaard gave everything he had to a sport that ultimately destroyed his life.
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'The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher,' by Hilary Mantel

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 13:12
The stories in Hilary Mantel’s new collection are designed to frighten readers and make them laugh.
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James M. McPherson: By the Book

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 08:00
The author, most recently, of “Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief” says that coming of age in Minnesota in the ’50s, he saw the South as “a mysterious, almost foreign land.”

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ArtsBeat: Capitalized Clues to a Glitch

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 06:32
Some copies of the advance reading edition of Anthony Horowitz’s “Moriarity” — about Sherlock Holmes and his nemesis — had a little something extra.

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Crime: John Harvey's 'Darkness, Darkness' and More

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 13:31
“Darkness, Darkness,” John Harvey’s final novel in his series featuring Inspector Charlie Resnick, strikes an elegiac tone.

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Bookends: ‘The Giving Tree’: Tender Story of Unconditional Love or Disturbing Tale of Selfishness?

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:00
Anna Holmes and Rivka Galchen reconsider Shel Silverstein’s classic, published 50 years ago.

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ArtsBeat: Kirkus Announces Finalists for Book Prizes

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:00
Siri Hustvedt, Dinaw Mengestu, Roz Chast and Thomas Piketty are among the finalists for the first annual awards.

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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Texting While Driving

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 14:13
Matt Richtel discusses “A Deadly Wandering,” and Mark Edmundson talks about “Why Football Matters.”

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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:08
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:49
Paperback books of particular interest.
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The Shortlist: Jessie Burton's 'The Miniaturist' and More

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:35
New books by Jessie Burton, Alix Christie, Rosie Thomas and Katy Simpson Smith.
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Louise Glück's 'Faithful and Virtuous Night'

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:26
Many of the poems in Louise Glück’s collection feature an aging painter confronting his own mortality.
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Damon Galgut's 'Arctic Summer'

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:56
Based on the life of E. M. Forster, this novel traces a struggle for liberation both on and off the page.
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'The Undertaking,' by Audrey Magee

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 08:51
A first novel set in World War II Germany.
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