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The Shortlist: Max Watman’s ‘Harvest,’ and More

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:42
New books by Max Watman, Michael Gibney, Ava Chin and Colman Andrews.






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Open Book: A Supremely Cool Friend

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:39
The military historian Martin Windrow says he was “extremely hesitant” to write about his relationship with Mumble, his pet owl.






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‘The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar,’ by Martin Windrow

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:38
Martin Windrow’s memoir is about his 15-year relationship with the tawny owl who changed his life.






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Letters: Whose Argument?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:37
Readers respond to recent reviews of Dave Eggers’s new novel, Alice Goffman’s “On the Run” and more.






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‘China’s Second Continent,’ by Howard W. French

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 13:41
More than a million Chinese pioneers have built new lives in Africa.






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‘A Troublesome Inheritance’ and ‘Inheritance’

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 13:41
Do genes shape behavior and history, or are they malleable? Two authors disagree.






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‘Elephant Company,’ by Vicki Constantine Croke

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 13:38
A man known as Elephant Bill had an almost mystical understanding of the animals, and trained them to help build bridges and evacuate refugees during World War II.






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Bookshelf: Great Outdoors

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:28
New picture books include John Burningham’s “Picnic.”






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Larry McMurtry: By the Book

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:00
The author, most recently, of “The Last Kind Words Saloon” says that meth-heads are the worst part of being a bookseller. “Anyone can walk into our bookstore in the age of meth — it’s a constant worry.”






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Bookends: Is There Anything You Did as a Writer Starting Out That You Now Regret?

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 09:00
Anna Holmes and Leslie Jamison discuss mistakes they made when starting out.






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