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Inside the List

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 08:00
Chrissie Hynde, whose rock ’n’ roll memoir, “Reckless,” is No. 7 on the hardcover nonfiction list, recently said she is not very gender-driven: “A good book is a good book. A good song is a good song.”









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Editors’ Choice

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 15:32
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Paperback Row

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 15:18
Paperback books of particular interest.









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Letters: ‘Black Earth’

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 13:14
Readers respond to recent reviews of Timothy Snyder’s “Black Earth,” Susan Casey’s “Voices in the Ocean” and more.









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Salman Rushdie: By the Book

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 05:00
The author, most recently, of “Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights” says that more or less everything by Christopher Hitchens makes him laugh: “The laughter is what I miss most about the Hitch.”









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‘Finale,’ by Thomas Mallon

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 03:30
This novel of the Reagan years shows how the 40th president dominated those around him without revealing himself.









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Elizabeth Gilbert’s ‘Big Magic’

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 03:30
Elizabeth Gilbert offers advice on pushing past obstacles to an inspired life.









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Bookends: Whatever Happened to the Novel of Ideas?

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 06:00
Pankaj Mishra and Benjamin Moser discuss whether philosophical novels have gone the way of the dodo bird.









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Margo Jefferson’s ‘Negroland: A Memoir’

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 03:30
A critic returns to her early years among Chicago’s black elite.









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Children’s Books: Chelsea Clinton’s ‘It’s Your World’

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 16:04
The former first daughter offers young people a guide to making a difference in the world.









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‘Sisters in Law’ Looks at Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 03:30
Two justices broke through more than a few glass ceilings to sit together on the United States Supreme Court.









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Wil Haygood’s ‘Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America’

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 03:30
An account of Thurgood Marshall’s historic appointment to the Supreme Court — and the battle to confirm him.









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Stephen Breyer’s ‘The Court and the World’

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 03:30
The Supreme Court justice argues that globalization has made engagement with foreign law and international affairs simply unavoidable.









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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Fates and Furies’

Sun, 09/13/2015 - 18:57
Lauren Groff talks about her new novel, and Scott Shane discusses “Objective Troy.”









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‘The Story of My Teeth,’ by Valeria Luiselli

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 10:20
A playful novel shaped by inventive collaborations.









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‘A Nation of Nations,’ by Tom Gjelten

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 10:20
An NPR correspondent looks at how immigration has altered the face of a Virginia county.









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‘The President and the Apprentice: Eisenhower and Nixon, 1952-1961’

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 10:20
Irwin F. Gellman’s account of the vice-presidential years presents two Nixons, a demagogue and a pragmatist.









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‘The Last Love Song,’ a Biography of Joan Didion

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 10:20
A biography of Joan Didion — Californian, New Yorker, American.









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Open Book: No Slouch

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 10:20
A look back at reviews of Joan Didion’s work.









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‘The Making of Home,’ by Judith Flanders

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 10:20
A history, spanning centuries and continents, of the difference between house and home.









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