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Letters: Canon Fire

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:14
Readers respond to recent essays about Harold Bloom’s “The Western Canon” and a recent review of Kevin Fong’s “Extreme Medicine.”
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Michael Lewis: By the Book

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 09:00
The author of “Liar’s Poker,” “The Blind Side” and, most recently, “Flash Boys” says it’s hard to dramatize the quotidian in a way that makes it fresh for readers: “It’s like describing the air we breathe.”






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ArtsBeat: Impac Dublin Literary Award Narrows Field to 10

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:13
Karl Ove Knausgaard, Marie NDiaye and Juan Gabriel Vásquez are among this year’s finalists for the lucrative literary prize.
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Bookends: How Has Fiction Handled the Theme of Money?

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 09:30
Pankaj Mishra and Rivka Galchen discuss how fiction writers have approached the subject of money.






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ArtsBeat: Video: Tim Federle Talks About ‘Five, Six, Seven, Nate!’

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 08:44
In Mr. Federle’s new book, a young actor experiences all the excitement and stress of the opening of a Broadway musical.
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‘Savage Harvest,’ by Carl Hoffman

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:11
Michael Rockefeller disappeared in New Guinea in 1961. Did he drown, or was he eaten by Asmat tribesmen?






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‘Visible City,’ by Tova Mirvis

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:13
Lives on the Upper West Side are closely intertwined in this domestic novel.






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‘The Bosnia List,’ by Kenan Trebincevic and Susan Shapiro

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:12
A memoir of returning to Bosnia years after fleeing the war-ravaged land.






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‘The Empathy Exams,’ by Leslie Jamison

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:11
Essays on pain, both physical and emotional, and how it affects our relationships with one another and with ourselves.






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‘A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain,’ by Adrianne Harun

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:11
In this debut novel, a teenager contemplates ridding a logging town of a brute.






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Crime: Donna Leon’s ‘By Its Cover,’ and More

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:10
Donna Leon’s “By Its Cover” appears to have been inspired by a systematic sacking of thousands of rare books that came to light in 2012.






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‘American Fun,’ by John Beckman

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:10
A historian considers the social meaning of fun as a form of resistance for ordinary people.






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Children’s Books: Loïc Dauvillier’s ‘Hidden,’ and More

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:10
Three books look at the experiences of Jews in hiding during the Holocaust, and at the people who sheltered them.






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Children’s Books: ‘The Here and Now,’ by Ann Brashares

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:09
A teenager from a different time must defy the strict rules of her community to try to avert world disaster.






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Children’s Books: ‘Swim That Rock,’ by John Rocco and Jay Primiano

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:08
A 13-year-old boy growing up on Narragansett Bay tries to save his family in this young adult novel.






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Children’s Books: ‘A Snicker of Magic,’ by Natalie Lloyd

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:08
The plucky heroine of this middle-grade novel wants to stay put after yet another move, this one to a magical place.






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Paperback Row

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:07
Paperback books of particular interest.






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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:07
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Inside the List

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:06
In “Thrive,” which is No. 1 on the hardcover nonfiction list, Arianna Huffington offers a technocratic version of the old work-life equation, swathed in New Age incense.






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‘The Cold Song,’ by Linn Ullmann

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:04
Linn Ullmann’s family novel is set in motion by a nanny’s murder.






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