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Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘The Buried Giant’

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:23
Neil Gaiman reviews Kazuo Ishiguro’s “The Buried Giant,” a quest narrative set in a mythical time of ogres, sprites and dragons.






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Children’s Books: ‘Winnie’ by Sally M. Walker

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:00
A picture book tells the story of the real bear who inspired A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘H Is for Hawk’

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 11:37
Vicki Constantine Croke discusses Helen Macdonald’s “H Is for Hawk,” and John Williams talks about Nick Hornby’s “Funny Girl.”






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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:21
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:16
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Inside the List

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:09
The protagonist of David Duchovny’s debut novel is a talking cow who sets out for India.
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‘Lies, First Person,’ by Gail Hareven

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:43
For Gail Hareven’s heroine, an abusive relative’s return to Jerusalem stokes a desire for retribution.
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Essay: The Case of Georges Simenon

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:43
In Simenon’s non-Maigret “thrillers,” the central character is lured from the cocoon of himself into a wider world of sexual and philosophical peril.
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Jonathan Lethem’s ‘Lucky Alan’

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:42
In the stories in Jonathan Lethem’s third collection, the everyday conceals the absurd.
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Tom McCarthy’s ‘Satin Island’

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:41
In Tom McCarthy’s novel, a ‘corporate anthropologist’ takes on the habits of homogenized global consumers.
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‘Street of Thieves,’ by Mathias Énard

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:41
Mathias Énard’s novel follows an anguished young Moroccan coming of age during the Arab uprisings of 2011.
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‘Thieves of State,’ by Sarah Chayes

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:41
A former journalist and adviser in Afghanistan says corruption is undermining American foreign policy and breeding insurgency.
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Open Book: Creature Lit

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:39
A look at memoirs that explore the complicated relationships between humans and animals.
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The Shortlist: Mark Doten’s ‘The Infernal,’ and More

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:37
New books by Sarah Gerard, Norman Manea, Joe Amato and Mark Doten.
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‘Fatherland,’ by Nina Bunjevac

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:36
How the actions of the author’s father, a violent Serbian nationalist, shaped her family’s life.
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‘Irritable Hearts,’ by Mac McClelland

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:29
A journalist working in conflict zones becomes overwhelmed by the traumas she reports.
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‘The Evil Hours,’ by David J. Morris

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:29
An analysis of PTSD and how the culture responds to it shows effects that extend well beyond the individual sufferer.
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‘West of Sunset,’ by Stewart O’Nan

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:28
Stewart O’Nan imagines Fitzgerald in Hollywood.
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Letters: ‘Founders’ Son’

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:23
Readers respond to recent reviews of “Founders’ Son,” “Ghettoside” and more.
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Author’s Note: A Thankless Task

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:10
Acknowledgments give up fantastic clues about writers.
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