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ArtsBeat: Random House Makes a Big Bet on Emma Cline’s Debut Novel

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 14:01
Ms. Cline’s book, “The Girls,” which takes place in a hippie commune in 1969, set off a heated bidding war.






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ArtsBeat: Sinead O’Connor’s Memoir Promises Deep-Dish Dirt

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:44
The Irish singer said, “I look forward to dishing the sexual dirt on everyone I’ve ever slept with” in the book, coming in March 2016.






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Bookends: Is This a Golden Age for Women Essayists?

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:00
Cheryl Strayed and Benjamin Moser discuss the current generation of women essayists.






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Martin Amis’s ‘Zone of Interest’

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 15:14
Auschwitz serves as the backdrop to Martin Amis’s novel of intimacy and moral collapse.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Walter Isaacson’s ‘The Innovators’

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 15:23
Mr. Isaacson discusses his new book, and John Branch talks about “Boy on Ice.”






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ArtsBeat: Early Sherlock Holmes Film Discovered in Paris

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:42
A 1916 silent film starring William Gillette as the detective was found in the archive of the Cinémathèque française.






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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:50
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:43
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Crime: Archer Mayor's 'Proof Positive,' and More

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:37
Archer Mayor’s “Proof Positive” is about the death of a reclusive hoarder, a photojournalist who had suffered a brain injury in Vietnam.
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'Lovely, Dark, Deep,' by Joyce Carol Oates

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:37
Thirteen stories explore the realities of advancing age and vitality on the decline.
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'The Half Has Never Been Told,' by Edward E. Baptist

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:37
A historian argues that the slave states were not a world apart but were crucial to American development.
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‘The Impulse Society,’ by Paul Roberts

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:37
What happens when instant gratification becomes the guiding force in our social, political and economic lives?
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‘On Immunity,’ by Eula Biss

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:33
Eula Biss examines the myth and metaphor surrounding immunization, as well as her personal choices as a mother.
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‘Flirting With French,’ by William Alexander

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:32
Can you learn a new language and culture in middle age?
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'I'll Drink to That,' by Betty Halbreich With Rebecca Paley

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:32
A report on a career of advising Bergdorf Goodman’s clients.
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New Books About Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:32
Biographies of Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli highlight their similarities and their differences.
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‘Women in Clothes,’ by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton and Many More

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:31
In “Women in Clothes,” more than 600 women respond to a survey about how they present themselves.
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Charles M. Blow’s ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:30
In this memoir, the Times columnist Charles M. Blow describes how he surmounted his rage at childhood mistreatment.
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‘Lila,’ by Marilynne Robinson

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:30
A young woman with a past of hardship and suffering makes a new start in Gilead, Iowa.
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Inside the List

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:30
Oprah Winfrey has propelled many books onto the best-seller list, but her collection “What I Know for Sure” — No. 6 on the advice and how-to list — is the first best seller that is all her own.
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