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Inside the List

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 09:15
Sara Gruen, whose novel “At the Water’s Edge” is No. 6 on the hardcover fiction, recently described the office above her garage as a “bordello circus tent.”
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Applied Reading: Through a Touch-Screen Looking Glass

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 08:45
App designers are taking a turn at the reboot game with some of literature’s most beloved characters.
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Children's Books: JooHee Yoon’s ‘Beastly Verse,’ and More

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 08:31
Words and illustrations enrich each other in three books of verse for children.
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Open Book: British Invasion

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 08:30
Adaptations of Hilary Mantel’s two Man Booker Prize-winning novels about Thomas Cromwell and the court of Henry VIII come to stage and screen in the United States.
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‘The Alex Crow,’ by Andrew Smith

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 08:00
A strange summer camp is the scene for an exposé of male-dominated society in this young adult novel.
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Children's Books: ‘The Island of Dr. Libris’ and ‘Finding Serendipity’

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 08:00
In two cheerful books for middle-grade readers, kids meet up with the inhabitants of their favorite novels.
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Alice Hoffman’s ‘Nightbird’

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 08:00
In Alice Hoffman’s novel, a friendship forms when two girls investigate a witch’s curse.
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‘The Poser,’ by Jacob Rubin

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 07:12
A man’s gift for impersonation leads to a highly public life in this debut novel.
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David Treuer’s ‘Prudence’

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 07:00
An accidental killing sets off a tide of regret in David Treuer’s novel.
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‘Bad Faith,’ by Paul A. Offit

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 06:42
What should happen when parents, acting on religious beliefs, reject medical care for their offspring?
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Letters: How Does That Make You Feel?

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 12:37
Readers respond to a recent review of “Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry” and more.
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Paul Beatty’s ‘The Sellout’

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 04:30
In Paul Beatty’s comic novel, a young man’s life unspools on the outskirts of Los Angeles.






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Jon Ronson: By the Book

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 04:30
The author, most recently, of “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed” used to find stories about children in peril unbearable.






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Bookends: When It Comes to Reading, Is Pleasure Suspect?

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 19:02
Anna Holmes and Benjamin Moser debate whether pleasure in reading is trivial or vital.






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‘The Hunting Gun’ and ‘Life of a Counterfeiter,’ by Yasushi Inoue

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 18:32
Three tales and a novella by the postwar figure Yasushi Inoue.






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T. C. Boyle’s ‘The Harder They Come’

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 04:30
In T. C. Boyle’s latest novel, violence and far-right sensibilities intersect, with devastating consequences.






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‘The Children’s Crusade,’ by Ann Packer

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 04:30
A man upends the lives of his siblings when he returns to their childhood home.






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ArtsBeat: Atticus Lish Wins PEN/Faulkner Prize

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:00
Mr. Lish’s first novel, “Preparation for the Next Life,” follows characters living on the margins in Queens.






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‘Ravensbrück,’ by Sarah Helm

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 08:39
A “biography” of the only concentration camp built primarily to hold female prisoners.






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‘The Brothers,’ Masha Gessen’s Book About the Boston Marathon Bombers

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 08:28
Masha Gessen’s new book explores why the Tsarnaev brothers shifted from living aimless lives to orchestrating a terrorist attack.






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