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Children's Books: ‘A Hundred Horses’ and ‘Horses of the Dawn’

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:13
In two middle-grade novels, horses possess fantastical abilities, including the power of speech.
    





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Children's Books: Maira Kalman’s ‘Thomas Jefferson,’ and More

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:13
In poetry and prose, these books shed light on the fascinating, complicated lives of our commanders in chief.
    





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Children's Books: ‘The Scar Boys’ and ‘Why We Took the Car’

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:12
Punk rockers and a pair of misfits unite for cross-country trips in two young adult novels.
    





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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:10
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
    





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Paperback Row

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:10
Paperback books of particular interest.
    





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ArtsBeat: Gary Shteyngart Offers Some Jokes, Some Self-Analysis

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 17:48
Mr. Shteyngart was at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn on Wednesday to promote his new memoir, “Little Failure.”
    





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Author's Note: I Read You Loud and Clear

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:29
An author drops in on a book club discussing his novel.
    





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‘Andrew’s Brain,’ by E. L. Doctorow

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:29
In E. L. Doctorow’s new novel, a scientist tells the story of his puzzling life.
    





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ArtsBeat: A Comic Book Team Gets the Green Light

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:01
Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips have signed a five-year deal with Image Comics in which Image will publish anything the team dreams up.
    





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Sue Monk Kidd: By the Book

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 10:30
The author of “The Secret Life of Bees” and, most recently, “The Invention of Wings” tries to read a poem every morning along with her coffee: “It’s the most important meal of the day.”
    





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Letters: ‘Jack London’ and More

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 13:32
Readers respond to recent reviews of books about Norman Rockwell and Jack London and essays about literary film adaptations.
    
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Bookends: James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot: Why Do We Keep Resurrecting the Same Literary Characters?

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 12:03
James Parker and Pankaj Mishra discuss why certain characters keep returning to life.
    





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Inside the List

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:26
Donna Tartt and other authors of the Book Review’s Best Books of 2013 share their favorite reading experience from the year recently ended.
    





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Charles Montgomery’s ‘Happy City’

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:18
Charles Montgomery melds urban design and the science of happiness in this globe-trotting exploration of city living.
    





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Crime: ‘USA Noir,’ and More

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:18
“USA Noir” is an anthology of stories shrewdly culled from dozens of volumes of regional crime fiction published since 2004 under the “Noir” banner.
    





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John Rizzo’s ‘Company Man’

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:17
A former C.I.A. lawyer is full of praise for the agency and its staff.
    





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‘Divine Fury,’ by Darrin M. McMahon

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:17
Darrin M. McMahon explores the concept of genius.
    





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‘The Downfall of Money,’ by Frederick Taylor

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:17
Inflation was only one of Weimar Germany’s economic woes.
    





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‘The Secret Rooms,’ by Catherine Bailey

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:16
An English aristocrat with vicious parents, a dead older brother and an enigmatic story.
    





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‘Undiluted Hocus-Pocus,’ by Martin Gardner

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:16
Martin Gardner immersed himself in philosophy, religion and literature, even as he made a career of his fascination with science.
    





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