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‘De Potter’s Grand Tour,’ by Joanna Scott

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:52
An antiquities collector disappears off the coast of Greece in 1905, and his wife discovers that his life was not what it seemed.






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‘The Children Act,’ by Ian McEwan

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:51
In this Ian McEwan novel, a judge must decide the case of a teenage Jehovah’s Witness who refuses treatment for leukemia.






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‘The Monogram Murders,’ Sophie Hannah’s Poirot Mystery

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:51
Hercule Poirot reappears, courtesy of Sophie Hannah, years after solving his “last case.”






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The Shortlist: Fanny Howe’s ‘Second Childhood,’ and More

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:50
New books by Simone Muench, Fanny Howe, J. D. McClatchy and Cynthia Hogue.






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Open Book: The Sound of the Words

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:50
John Darnielle, of the indie-rock band the Mountain Goats, talks about writing songs and his new novel, “Wolf in White Van.”






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Letters: Fabulist Tradition

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:50
Readers respond to recent reviews of William T. Vollmann’s “Last Stories and Other Stories,” Dana Goldstein’s “The Teacher Wars” and more.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Henry Kissinger’s ‘World Order’

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:49
Mr. Kissinger discusses his new book, and Lawrence Wright talks about “Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David.”






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Inside the List

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:49
“The Secret Place,” by Tana French, enters the hardcover fiction list at No. 4, just after the critic Laura Miller recently argued that women write the best crime novels.
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:49
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:48
Paperback books of particular interest.
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ArtsBeat: The Dirty Details of War

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 15:28
The comics in “Two-Fisted Tales: Volume 3″ and “Bomb Run and Other Stories” show war in its raw detail.






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Francis Fukuyama’s ‘Political Order and Political Decay’

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 15:16
Francis Fukuyama chronicles international political history to define liberal democracy and discover how and why it develops.
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‘Thirteen Days in September,’ by Lawrence Wright

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 15:16
Joe Klein reviews Lawrence Wright’s minute-by-minute account of the 1978 Camp David peace talks between Israel and Egypt.
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Henry Kissinger’s ‘World Order’

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 15:16
Henry Kissinger’s “World Order” brings together history, geography and modern politics in considering how to balance the competing desires of nations.
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ArtsBeat: Back From the Brink, Poetry Group Makes Cash Prizes Bigger Thanks to a Grant

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 13:24
The National Poetry Series, which was in danger of closing last year, increases the cash prizes for its Open Competition to $10,000 from $1,000.






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ArtsBeat: David Mitchell Coming to New York for ‘Bone Clocks’ Tour

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 11:44
The novelist will tour ten American cities in September, including Boston, Houston, San Francisco and Portland, Ore.






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ArtsBeat: Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:20
The list includes the Americans Joshua Ferris and Karen Joy Fowler; the British writers Howard Jacobson, Neel Mukherjee and Ali Smith; and the Australian author Richard Flanagan.






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Sara Paretsky: By the Book

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 09:00
The author of the V. I. Warshawski novels, most recently “Critical Mass,” was hugely influenced by “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”: “I felt as though I’d fallen into words and wanted to drown in them.”






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ArtsBeat: ‘Wolf Hall’ and Its Sequel Aiming for Broadway After London Success

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 11:59
Producers are in talks about a New York run of the hit British plays “Wolf Hall” and its sequel “Bring Up the Bodies,” based on the historical novels by Hilary Mantel.






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Children’s Books: ‘Give and Take’ and ‘Findus Disappears!’

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 09:56
Two new picture books have the feel of folk tales and a sweet, rustic appeal.






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