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‘What Comes Next and How to Like It,’ by Abigail Thomas

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 10:15
Abigail Thomas’s third memoir both records and laments the passage of time.
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‘Barefoot Dogs,’ by Antonio Ruiz-­Camacho

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 10:10
A threatened Mexican clan seeks the safety of exile.
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‘A Higher Form of Killing,’ by Diana Preston

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 10:10
In 1915, the Germans turned for the first time to weapons that targeted civilians as well as soldiers.
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Crime: Dennis Lehane’s ‘World Gone By,’ and More

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 10:09
Dennis Lehane’s new novel continues the sweeping fathers-and-sons tale started in “The Given Day” and “Live by Night.”
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 09:54
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 09:50
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Open Book: Reading Options for Opening Day

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 09:50
This season will bring new biographies of Ty Cobb and Billy Martin, and a memoir by Pedro Martinez.
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The Shortlist: ‘The Teenage Brain,’ and More

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 09:49
New books by Frances E. Jensen, Norman Doidge and Michael S. Gazzaniga.
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Letters: ‘The Age of Acquiescence’

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 14:42
Readers respond to recent reviews of Steve Fraser’s new book, Scott Timberg’s “Culture Crash” and more.
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‘The Sympathizer,’ by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 09:47
Viet Thanh Nguyen’s tragicomic debut novel compels us to look at the Vietnam War and its aftermath in a new light.






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Lydia Davis: By the Book

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 07:00
The author, most recently, of “Can’t and Won’t” abandoned reading Harry Potter alongside her son: “I found the writing flat and shallow, and the characters less than interesting.”
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‘Eye on the Struggle,’ James McGrath Morris’s Biography of Ethel Payne

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 04:30
The life of the journalist Ethel Payne, who roved the world and brought black experience to readers and listeners.






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ArtsBeat: Marlon James Among Anisfield-Wolf Award Winners

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:59
The annual awards are given to books that deal with race and diversity.






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Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s ‘Heretic’

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 04:30
Ayaan Hirsi Ali believes that extremist violence is rooted in Islam’s fundamental texts.






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‘Becoming Steve Jobs,’ by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 04:30
A portrait of a volatile boy wonder and his path to technological vanguard.






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‘The Contender,’ a Biography of Andrew Cuomo

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 04:30
A biography of Andrew Cuomo shows how he has often defined himself in opposition to the record of his father, Mario.






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ArtsBeat: Ready Thyself for an All-Night Philosophy Jam

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:47
At “A Night of Philosophy,” more than 60 philosophers will hold forth on knotty problems in logic, ethics, metaphysics and religion






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‘All the Old Knives,’ by Olen Steinhauer

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:46
Olen Steinhauer’s thriller takes place, almost entirely, across a restaurant table.






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Hanya Yanagihara’s ‘A Little Life’

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:33
In Hanya Yanagihara’s novel, four friends from college grapple with adulthood in New York.






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ArtsBeat: Fancy Nancy Lands a TV Deal With Disney

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 16:18
Disney Junior will make an animated television movie and weekly show from the best-selling “Fancy Nancy” book series.






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