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Children’s Books: Kate DiCamillo’s ‘Leroy Ninker Saddles Up,’ and More

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40
The characters in three books for early readers are propelled by their self-deception and passion.






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Children’s Books: ‘Sisters,’ by Raina Telgemeier

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40
Raina and her younger sister work out their sibling rivalry on a long and eventful car trip to a family reunion.






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‘The Most Dangerous Book,’ About Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40
The decade-long battle to overcome the ban against James Joyce’s “Ulysses” in America extended the definition of free speech.






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Children’s Books: ‘Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance,’ and More

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40
In three picture books, dancers who prefer to practice alone learn to share their talents with others.






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Open Book: On the Syllabus

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40
Reporters at The Times share their favorite books about education.






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Children’s Books: Kelly DiPucchio’s ‘Gaston,’ and More

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40
Some are prim and petite, while others are stout and slobbery. But one way or another, these canine characters come out on top.






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‘Geek Sublime,’ by Vikram Chandra

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40
Vikram Chandra, novelist and computer programmer, traces the connections between these two worlds of art and technology.






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‘Egg & Spoon,’ by Gregory Maguire

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40
Two girls (one rich, one poor) trade places on their way to visit the czar in St. Petersburg.






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The Shortlist: Joseph T. Hallinan’s ‘Kidding Ourselves,’ and More

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40
New books by Joseph T. Hallinan, Clifton Crais, Jason Padgett and Maureen Seaberg, Jennifer Ouellette, and Jonathan Rottenberg.






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Applied Reading: Gateways to the Classical World

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40
A variety of inventive apps are devoted to Greek, Latin and the history of Greco-Roman civilization.






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Letters: ‘A Troublesome Inheritance’

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40
Nicholas Wade responds to a recent letter about his book “A Troublesome Inheritance.”






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‘The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke,’ by David Bromwich

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40
As portrayed by David Bromwich, Edmund Burke was tolerant and humane.






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Children’s Books: Jacqueline Woodson’s ‘Brown Girl Dreaming’

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:40
Jacqueline Woodson’s memoir in verse offers poems about sibling rivalry, parents and the friends who help you through.
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Malala Yousafzai: By the Book

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:16
The activist and co-author of “I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World” relished “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” the first book she read in the hospital when recovering from an attack by the Taliban.






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Bookends: Can Writing Be Taught?

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 08:00
Rivka Galchen and Zoë Heller discuss whether writing can be taught.






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‘Churchill and Empire,’ by Lawrence James

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 14:25
A study of Winston Churchill’s contradictions and passions and his long relationship with empire.






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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:02
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Inside the List

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:02
Lev Grossman’s “The Magician’s Land,” which debuts at No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list, owes a debt to “Brideshead Revisited.”






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Paperback Row

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:01
Paperback books of particular interest.






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Crime: Rennie Airth’s ‘The Reckoning,’ and More

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:00
In Rennie Airth’s “The Reckoning,” a former Scotland Yard detective comes out of retirement to assist in the investigation of killings committed with the same pistol.






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