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The Shortlist: Joshua Max Feldman’s ‘Book of Jonah,’ and More

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 09:30
New books by Joshua Max Feldman, Wendy Jones, Ted Thompson and Davide Enia.

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David Van Reybrouck’s ‘Congo’

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 15:55
A wide-ranging account of Congo’s turbulent past balances research with personal testimonies.

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‘James Madison,’ by Lynne Cheney

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 15:54
In “James Madison,” Lynne Cheney brings to life the character and personality of the fourth president.

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‘Haunted Empire,’ by Yukari Iwatani Kane

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 15:53
A journalist looks at the challenges facing Apple in the years since Steve Jobs’s death.

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Open Book: Lonely Writers in the Movies

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 11:21
A. O. Scott says Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” is “a satire of a certain romantic conception of the writing life.”

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Letters: ‘Plato at the Googleplex’

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 11:16
Readers respond to recent reviews of Rebecca Newberger Goldstein’s new book and Kevin Roose’s “Young Money.”

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Diane Keaton: By the Book

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 09:00
The actress and author of “Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty” describes listening to Patti Smith’s audiobook of “Just Kids” as “a revelation.”

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ArtsBeat: Whither Dan Brown? Poll Lists Americans’ Favorite Books

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:25
“The Da Vinci Code” is no longer among Americans’ favorite books but the Bible is still tops, according to a new Harris poll.
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