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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘The Folded Clock’

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:51
Heidi Julavits discusses “The Folded Clock”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Jeffrey Lieberman talks about “Shrinks”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news.






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‘Washington’s Revolution,’ by Robert Middlekauff

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:39
Despite a ragtag army, Washington plotted the way to victory.
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Kent Russell’s ‘I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son’

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:39
Essays consider a range of American masculinities, especially at home.
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‘The Upstairs Wife,’ by Rafia Zakaria

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:38
A personal look at the place of women in Pakistani culture.
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‘The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot,’ by Blaine Harden

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:36
A pilot escapes North Korea in the Cold War’s early days.
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‘The Boatmaker,’ by John Benditt

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:36
In this first novel, a loner is intent on a greater understanding of the civilized world, and his place in it.
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‘Richard John Neuhaus,’ by Randy Boyagoda

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:35
A biography of the Rev. Richard John Neuhaus, an intellectual maverick of 20th-century Roman Catholicism.
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‘My Documents,’ by Alejandro Zambra

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:34
Alejandro Zambra’s stories draw from the age of computers and the legacy of Pinochet.
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Thomas McGuane’s ‘Crow Fair’

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:34
Thomas McGuane’s story collection, his first in nine years, returns to the untamed spaces of his native Montana.
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‘The Folded Clock,’ by Heidi Julavits

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:33
Time loops and circles forward in the essays that make up Heidi Julavits’s diary.
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Inside the List

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 08:30
Jill Alexander Essbaum, whose “Hausfrau” is No. 16 on the hardcover fiction list, once called the Bible “a voluptuous buffet of bawd!”
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The Shortlist: Kate Alcott’s ‘A Touch of Stardust,’ and More

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 06:54
New books by Kate Alcott, Michael Callahan, Angelina Mirabella and Christopher Noxon.
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Open Book: Losing the Plot

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 05:00
Heidi Julavits says she used to associate journal-keeping “with uncertainty — it was about wondering about my future and who I would be.”
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‘The Opposite of Spoiled,’ by Ron Lieber

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:35
How to talk with children about money.






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‘Shrinks,’ by Jeffrey A. Lieberman with Ogi Ogas

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:23
A look at psychiatry’s evolution from pseudoscience to therapeutic tool.
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Author’s Note: Writers Old and Young: Staring Across the Moat

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:20
When, sooner than they can possibly imagine, young writers turn into old writers, what then?
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Editors’ Choice

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:34
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Paperback Row

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:18
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Letters: The Best Intentions

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:10
Readers respond to recent Bookends essays, a review of Barney Frank’s memoir and more.
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‘The Country of Ice Cream Star,’ by Sandra Newman

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:06
In the ruins of a future America, a devastating plague leaves few living to adulthood.
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