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‘Girl at War,’ by Sara Novic

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 04:30
This first novel explores how the experience of war can be conveyed to those who don’t know it.







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Bookends: Does the Size of a Book Suggest Significance?

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 04:30
Mohsin Hamid and James Parker debate whether more is necessarily more.







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Horror

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 19:06
The season’s horror books include Clive Barker’s “The Scarlet Gospels” and Andrew Pyper’s “The Damned.”







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‘Reagan: The Life,’ by H. W. Brands

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 04:30
A new biography tries to understand our elusive 40th president.







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‘Loving Day,’ by Mat Johnson

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 04:30
Mat Johnson’s new novel tells a semi-autobiographical story about race and mixed-race in America.







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Children’s Books: ‘Moone Boy: The Blunder Years’ and ‘The Imaginary’

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 16:54
Two new novels about children with imaginary friends.







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ArtsBeat: Mandela Documentary Wins Top Prize for Audio Books

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 13:47
“Mandela: An Audio History,” a documentary with first-person interviews and archival recordings, was named the Audiobook of the Year by the Audio Publishers Association.







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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Judy Blume’s ‘In the Unlikely Event’

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 13:14
Ms. Blume talks about her new novel; Liesl Schillinger rounds up new travel books; and Vanessa Grigoriadis discusses Wednesday Martin’s memoir, “Primates of Park Avenue.”







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ArtsBeat: James Bond to Find an Old Acquaintance in New Novel: Pussy Galore

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:13
The author Anthony Horowitz reveals some details of his coming James Bond novel, “Trigger Mortis.”







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‘Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir,’ by Wednesday Martin

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:11
Wednesday Martin’s memoir is a takedown of upper-class culture by an outsider with a front-row seat.







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Cooking

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:10
New cookbooks include “Food52 Genius Recipes,” “Milk Bar Life” and “A Bird in the Hand.”







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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:05
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.







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Paperback Row

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:00
Paperback books of particular interest.







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Inside the List

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 10:46
Dan Santat was stunned when his picture book “The Adventures of Beekle” won the Caldecott Medal in February: “I crumpled to the floor and started crying.”







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Gary Clement’s ‘Swimming, Swimming,’ and More

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 10:45
A place for playing with friends, freeing the imagination and, of course, swimming: Three picture books celebrate the pool.







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‘The Last Bookaneer,’ by Matthew Pearl

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 10:45
Matthew Pearl’s fifth novel conceives of 19th-century literary pirates who published manuscripts and books without their authors’ permission as swashbuckling criminals.







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‘Bitter Bronx’ and ‘Just Kids From the Bronx’

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 10:45
An interlocking collection of short fiction and a sprawling series of reminiscences, both set in the Bronx.







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‘Church of Marvels,’ by Leslie Parry

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 10:45
This debut novel tells closely linked stories set in New York City in the 1890s.







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‘The Sculptor,’ by Scott McCloud

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 10:36
In Scott McCloud’s first graphic novel since 1998, a sculptor trades his life for his art.







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‘Gironimo!’ and ‘Lanterne Rouge’

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 10:36
One writer retraces the 1914 route of the Tour of Italy, and another researches the men who have finished last in the Tour de France.







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