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David Treuer’s ‘Prudence’

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 07:00
An accidental killing sets off a tide of regret in David Treuer’s novel.
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‘Bad Faith,’ by Paul A. Offit

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 06:42
What should happen when parents, acting on religious beliefs, reject medical care for their offspring?
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Letters: How Does That Make You Feel?

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 12:37
Readers respond to a recent review of “Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry” and more.
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Paul Beatty’s ‘The Sellout’

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 04:30
In Paul Beatty’s comic novel, a young man’s life unspools on the outskirts of Los Angeles.






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Jon Ronson: By the Book

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 04:30
The author, most recently, of “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed” used to find stories about children in peril unbearable.






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Bookends: When It Comes to Reading, Is Pleasure Suspect?

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 19:02
Anna Holmes and Benjamin Moser debate whether pleasure in reading is trivial or vital.






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‘The Hunting Gun’ and ‘Life of a Counterfeiter,’ by Yasushi Inoue

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 18:32
Three tales and a novella by the postwar figure Yasushi Inoue.






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T. C. Boyle’s ‘The Harder They Come’

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 04:30
In T. C. Boyle’s latest novel, violence and far-right sensibilities intersect, with devastating consequences.






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‘The Children’s Crusade,’ by Ann Packer

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 04:30
A man upends the lives of his siblings when he returns to their childhood home.






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ArtsBeat: Atticus Lish Wins PEN/Faulkner Prize

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:00
Mr. Lish’s first novel, “Preparation for the Next Life,” follows characters living on the margins in Queens.






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‘Ravensbrück,’ by Sarah Helm

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 08:39
A “biography” of the only concentration camp built primarily to hold female prisoners.






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‘The Brothers,’ Masha Gessen’s Book About the Boston Marathon Bombers

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 08:28
Masha Gessen’s new book explores why the Tsarnaev brothers shifted from living aimless lives to orchestrating a terrorist attack.






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Bookends: Is There Anything One Should Feel Ashamed of Reading?

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 07:00
James Parker and Charles McGrath discuss whether any books should provoke shame in readers.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 15:07
Brad Stone discusses a new biography of Steve Jobs, and Amanda Schaffer discusses three new books about neuroscience.






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‘Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids’

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 04:30
Reflections on choosing not to become a parent.






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‘Better Than Before,’ by Gretchen Rubin

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 04:30
Gretchen Rubin looks at how routines structure and govern our lives.






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‘ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror,’ and More

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 15:32
Three books attempt to understand the Islamic State.






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ArtsBeat: Alabama Officials Find Harper Lee in Control of Decision to Publish Second Novel

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 15:04
Alabama officials have closed an investigation into a complaint that Harper Lee may have not capable of authorizing the publication of her second novel, set to be released in July.






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Inside the List

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 10:18
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, whose “Heretic” is No. 8 on the hardcover nonfiction list, applied for work with left-leaning think tanks when she moved to America in 2007, but found no takers.
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‘Eleanor Marx: A Life,’ by Rachel Holmes

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 10:17
Eleanor Marx, the subject of a new biography, became a major player on the British left.
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