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Ta-Nehisi Coates’s ‘Between the World and Me’

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 17:50
Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new book is written in the form of a letter to his son, who is trying to make sense of blatant racial injustice and come to grips with his place in the world.









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‘NeuroTribes,’ by Steve Silberman

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 04:00
A science journalist’s reading of medical history suggests that the “autism pandemic” is an optical illusion.









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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Vu Tran’s ‘Dragonfish’

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 14:44
Mr. Tran discusses his debut novel, and Ruth Franklin talks about Lucia Berlin’s “A Manual for Cleaning Women.”









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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 10:26
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Paperback Row

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 10:21
Paperback books of particular interest.









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Crime: Fumbling in the Dark

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 10:04
In Michael Koryta’s “Last Words,” an investigator for a death row defense firm takes on a cold case.









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‘In Another Country,’ by David Constantine

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 10:03
Thirty years’ worth of stories, often about eccentric people, from a British master.









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Inside the List

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 10:02
“Voices in the Ocean,” Susan Casey’s look at dolphin intelligence, is new at No. 13 on the hardcover nonfiction list.









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‘The Dressmaker,’ by Rosalie Ham

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 09:58
A native daughter’s return to a town of oddballs leads to fashion makeovers, and revenge.









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‘Sophie and the Sibyl,’ by Patricia Duncker

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 09:58
A novelist imagines an incident that inspired George Eliot’s “Daniel Deronda.”









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‘The Dust That Falls From Dreams,’ by Louis de Bernières

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 09:56
Louis de Bernières’s historical novel follows a wealthy British family through the tumultuous first decades of the 20th century.









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Jeff Bartsch’s ‘Two Across’

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 09:54
A crossword creator and con man eludes the woman who loves him, until he realizes his error.









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‘Brief Loves That Live Forever’ and ‘A Woman Loved,’ by Andrei Makine

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 09:53
Two novels set in Soviet Russia exalt everyday joys and imagine Catherine the Great’s yearnings.









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‘The Marriage of Opposites,’ by Alice Hoffman

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 09:52
A novel inspired by the painter Camille Pissarro’s parents.









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‘The Pope’s Daughter,’ by Dario Fo

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 09:52
In his first novel, the playwright Dario Fo depicts a Lucrezia Borgia who belies the rumors.









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‘Make Your Home Among Strangers,’ by Jennine Capó Crucet

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 09:50
A homecoming coincides with a Cuban boy’s rescue at sea.









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The Shortlist: The 19th Century in Fiction

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 09:49
New books by Jeffrey Lent, Clifford Jackman, Shannon Burke, Tom LeClair and Cormac James.









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‘Eileen,’ by Ottessa Moshfegh

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 09:47
In this debut novel, a crime sets a woman’s life on an entirely new course.









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Adam Johnson’s ‘Fortune Smiles’

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 12:06
A collection of gleefully bleak stories from the author of ‘The Orphan Master’s Son.’









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Letters: ‘The Conservative Heart’

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:22
Readers respond to recent reviews of Arthur C. Brooks’s “The Conservative Heart,” Shirley Jackson’s “Let Me Tell You” and more.









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