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Bookshelf: Newfound Friends

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 14:55
New picture books include “Stella’s Starliner,” by Rosemary Wells, about a little fox and her shiny Airstream trailer.






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‘The Rise’ and ‘The Up Side of Down’

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:22
Two new books present failure — personal and professional — as a quintessential part of success.






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Akhil Sharma’s ‘Family Life’

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 13:21
Akhil Sharma’s new novel, “Family Life,” charts the lives of a boy and his parents as they struggle with grief and a recent move from India to America.






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Letters: Among the Bombed

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:32
Readers respond to a review of Richard Overy’s “The Bombers and the Bombed,” an interview with Philip Roth and more.






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John Paul Stevens: By the Book

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:00
The former Supreme Court justice and author of, most recently, “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution,” feels indebted to Norman Maclean, who taught him poetry at the University of Chicago.
    





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Open Book: The End of a Long Road

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 09:36
David Brion Davis’s “The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation” completes a trilogy that he began writing in 1959.
    





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Bookends: What Were the First Books You Felt You ‘Should’ Read?

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 09:15
Dana Stevens and Anna Holmes discuss the first books they felt obliged to read, and why.
    





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