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ArtsBeat: Harper Lee Asks to Renew Lawsuit Against Museum

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 16:40
Ms. Lee, the author of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” is seeking to reinstate a legal case against a local museum.
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Bookends: The Demands of Book Promotion: Frivolous or Necessary?

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 09:15
Author photos, media campaigns, Twitter feeds — James Parker and Anna Holmes discuss the numerous, exhausting ways authors try to get attention.






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‘Bending Adversity,’ by David Pilling

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 09:03
A journalist examines Japan’s resilience in the face of calamity and its efforts to turn crisis into opportunity.






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The Shortlist: Sophia Amoruso’s ‘#Girlboss,’ and More

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:29
New books by Sophia Amoruso, Barbara Annis and Keith Merron, Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, and Jessica Bacal.






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Crime: Julia Dahl’s ‘Invisible City,’ and More

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:28
In Julia Dahl’s “Invisible City,” a young reporter for a tabloid newspaper investigates a murder.






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‘Inferno,’ by Robert A. Ferguson

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:28
A law professor looks at our criminal justice system and sees an “out-of-control punishment regime.”






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‘The Naked Future’ and ‘Social Physics’

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:28
The ubiquity of data gathering has staggering implications for understanding, predicting and influencing human behavior.






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‘To Rise Again at a Decent Hour,’ by Joshua Ferris

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:27
A dentist reconsiders his beliefs when an online impersonator promotes an obscure religion in his name.






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‘American Innovations,’ by Rivka Galchen

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:26
A collection that reinterprets classic stories from the perspective of women who are emotionally adrift.






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Audiobooks: Audiobooks About World War I

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:26
Thousands of miles to go? A World War I history (or two) can be an ideal companion.






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Audiobooks: Rob Lowe’s ‘Love Life,’ and More

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:26
Celebrities, from Rob Lowe to Diane Keaton, narrate the audiobooks of their memoirs.






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‘The Possibilities,’ by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:25
In Kaui Hart Hemmings’s new novel, a woman struggles with grief over her son’s death in an avalanche.






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‘The Man Who Walked Away,’ by Maud Casey

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:24
In this novel, a man who can’t stop walking seeks psychiatric help in 19th-century Bordeaux.






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Open Book: Cell Lit

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:24
A look at some memorable literary evocations of imprisonment.






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Inside the List

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:24
Charlaine Harris, whose “Midnight Crossroad” is No. 12 on the hardcover fiction list, says her character Sookie Stackhouse is not coming back despite protests from fans: “I had death threats, and people putting curses on me. All the usual stuff.”






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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:23
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Paperback Row

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:20
Paperback books of particular interest.






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‘An Idea Whose Time Has Come’ and ‘The Bill of the Century’

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:11
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed through the efforts of political operatives, liberal activists — and Lyndon Johnson.






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‘No End Save Victory’ and ‘Japan 1941’

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:10
Two books explore the run-up to World War II in the United States and Japan.






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Letters: Considering James Madison

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:01
Readers respond to a recent review of Lynne Cheney’s “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered” and more.






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