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‘Look Who’s Back,’ With a Resurrected Adolf Hitler

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 04:30
In Timur Vermes’s novel, a resurrected Führer becomes a media sensation in present-day Germany.






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‘The Wright Brothers,’ by David McCullough

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 04:30
David McCullough tells the story of the bicycle mechanics from Ohio who ushered in the age of flight.






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Kate Atkinson’s ‘A God in Ruins’

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 04:30
Tom Perrotta reviews Kate Atkinson’s ambitious new novel, which tells the story of postwar Britain through the microcosm of a single family.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘The Life of Saul Bellow’

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 16:57
Sam Tanenhaus talks about Saul Bellow, and Emily Bazelon discusses Jon Krakauer’s “Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town.”






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ArtsBeat: 145 Writers Sign Letter Protesting PEN Award to Charlie Hebdo

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:26
Among those who have signed the letters: Junot Díaz, Lorrie Moore, Joyce Carol Oates, Eric Bogosian and Michael Cunningham.






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Inside the List

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:00
Toni Morrison, whose “God Help the Child” is No. 5 on the hardcover fiction list, used to receive phone calls from Marlon Brando, who would recite her work.







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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 09:59
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.







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Paperback Row

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 09:35
Paperback books of particular interest.







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Crime: Jeffery Deaver’s ‘Solitude Creek,’ and More

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 09:28
In “Solitude Creek,” a killer likes to scare people into causing their own deaths.







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‘The Thunder of Giants,’ by Joel Fishbane

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 09:28
Fact and fiction merge in this tale of two extraordinary women.







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‘Manchu Princess, Japanese Spy,’ by Phyllis Birnbaum

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 09:27
A Qing royal led resistance forces, often dressed as a man.







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‘The Battle of Versailles,’ by Robin Givhan

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 09:27
American design faced off with French fashion in a 1973 show.







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‘The Fair Fight,’ by Anna Freeman

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 09:27
Anna Freeman sets her novel in the world of female pugilists and their patrons in late-18th-century England.







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‘Academy Street,’ by Mary Costello

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 09:26
Mary Costello’s debut novel is an intimate portrait of one Irish immigrant’s life.
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The Shortlist: Topical Fiction

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 09:26
New books by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés, Amanda Eyre Ward, Andrew Roe and Margaret Vandenburg.
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Asne Seierstad’s ‘One of Us,’ About Rampage in Norway

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 07:27
“One of Us” explores a dark side of contemporary Scandinavia through the life and crimes of Anders Behring Breivik, a mass murderer who killed 77 people, most of them teenagers.






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Open Book: Grandeur to Spare

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 16:31
Chris Impey, the author of “Beyond: Our Future in Space,” says: “I grew up in a small, damp, cloudy country. The stars and space were not prominent in my childhood.”
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ArtsBeat: Charlie Hebdo Cartoonist to Stop Drawing Muhammed

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 12:11
Muhammad “no longer interests me,” Rénald Luzier, who works under the name Luz, said in an interview.






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ArtsBeat: New ‘Avengers’ Movie Not Enough? Take a Free Comic Book

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 11:57
Saturday is Free Comic Book Day.
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Letters: ‘Spinster’

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 11:54
Readers respond to a recent review of Kate Bolick’s “Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own.”
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