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ArtsBeat: Looking Back at Günter Grass’s Life and Work

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 13:49
Reviews of Mr. Grass’s work and more about the author from The Times archives.






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Toni Morrison’s ‘God Help the Child’

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 04:30
Child abuse cuts a jagged scar through Toni Morrison’s “God Help the Child,” a modern-­day fairy tale with shades of the Brothers Grimm.






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‘Spinster,’ by Kate Bolick

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 04:30
Kate Bolick enjoys living single — and so did the five writers whose stories she tells.






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ArtsBeat: Taraji P. Henson of ‘Empire’ to Publish a Memoir

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 13:59
Taraji P. Henson, who plays Cookie Lyon on “Empire,” has a memoir scheduled for publication in 2016.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Masha Gessen’s ‘The Brothers’

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 13:31
Ms. Gessen discusses her book about the Boston Marathon bombers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev; Gretchen Rubin talks about “Better Than Before.”
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 10:45
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 10:39
Paperback books of particular interest.
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The Shortlist: Andrea Chapin’s ‘The Tutor,’ and More

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 09:51
New novels imagine the lives of literary characters, including Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.
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Inside the List

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 09:15
Sara Gruen, whose novel “At the Water’s Edge” is No. 6 on the hardcover fiction, recently described the office above her garage as a “bordello circus tent.”
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Applied Reading: Through a Touch-Screen Looking Glass

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 08:45
App designers are taking a turn at the reboot game with some of literature’s most beloved characters.
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Children's Books: JooHee Yoon’s ‘Beastly Verse,’ and More

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 08:31
Words and illustrations enrich each other in three books of verse for children.
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Open Book: British Invasion

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 08:30
Adaptations of Hilary Mantel’s two Man Booker Prize-winning novels about Thomas Cromwell and the court of Henry VIII come to stage and screen in the United States.
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‘The Alex Crow,’ by Andrew Smith

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 08:00
A strange summer camp is the scene for an exposé of male-dominated society in this young adult novel.
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Children's Books: ‘The Island of Dr. Libris’ and ‘Finding Serendipity’

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 08:00
In two cheerful books for middle-grade readers, kids meet up with the inhabitants of their favorite novels.
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Alice Hoffman’s ‘Nightbird’

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 08:00
In Alice Hoffman’s novel, a friendship forms when two girls investigate a witch’s curse.
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‘The Poser,’ by Jacob Rubin

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 07:12
A man’s gift for impersonation leads to a highly public life in this debut novel.
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David Treuer’s ‘Prudence’

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 07:00
An accidental killing sets off a tide of regret in David Treuer’s novel.
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‘Bad Faith,’ by Paul A. Offit

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 06:42
What should happen when parents, acting on religious beliefs, reject medical care for their offspring?
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Letters: How Does That Make You Feel?

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 12:37
Readers respond to a recent review of “Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry” and more.
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Paul Beatty’s ‘The Sellout’

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 04:30
In Paul Beatty’s comic novel, a young man’s life unspools on the outskirts of Los Angeles.






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