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‘The City Under the Skin’ by Geoff Nicholson

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:48
In a nameless city, women are abducted, tattooed with crude maps and released.






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Robert Timberg’s ‘Blue-Eyed Boy’

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:48
Robert Timberg traces his personal journey from disfigured Vietnam veteran to author and journalist.






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‘The Birth of Korean Cool,’ by Euny Hong

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:48
Cultural influence has kept pace with South Korea’s growth.






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‘The Shadow Hero,’ by Gene Luen Yang

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:47
A tribute to an Asian superhero from the 1940s.






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‘The Invention of Exile,’ by Vanessa Manko

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:47
A Russian immigrant, deported from the United States, attempts to reunite with his family.






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Alessandro Baricco’s ‘Mr. Gwyn and Three Times at Dawn’

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:46
A celebrated British author embarks on a strange new career in these linked novellas by Alessandro Baricco.






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Richard Flanagan’s ‘Narrow Road to the Deep North’

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:45
A frail humanity survives the unspeakable in Richard Flanagan’s novel of the Burma-Thailand Railway.






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‘Home Leave,’ by Brittani Sonnenberg

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:45
A restless executive subjects his family to an itinerant existence on three continents.






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‘Your Face in Mine,’ by Jess Row

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:45
A man undergoes a surgical procedure to transform from white to black.






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The Shortlist: Naomi Wood’s ‘Mrs. Hemingway,’ and More

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:44
New books by Naomi Wood, Sally O’Reilly, Nina Siegal and Sheila Kohler.






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Open Book: Priority Mail

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:43
A look at past reviews of the letters of Sylvia Plath, Flannery O’Connor and Saul Bellow.






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Letters: One Nixon

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:42
Readers respond to recent reviews of “The Nixon Tapes, 1971-1972,” Elizabeth Pisani’s “Indonesia Etc.” and more.






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‘Suspicious Minds,’ by Joel Gold and Ian Gold

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:19
A psychiatrist and his philosopher brother discuss how mental illness reflects culture.






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‘The Bone Clocks,’ by David Mitchell

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:10
In David Mitchell’s “The Bone Clocks,” a 15-year-old girl runs away from home in 1984 and becomes entrapped in an otherworldly battle between good and evil that will follow her for 60 years.






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Rick Perlstein: By the Book

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:00
The author, most recently, of “The Invisible Bridge,” would like Chekhov to write his life story. “Sometimes I think he knows me better than I know myself, even when he’s ostensibly writing about Russian ladies over a hundred years ago.”






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Bookends: Does Where You Live Make a Difference in How and What You Write?

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:00
Mohsin Hamid and Thomas Mallon discuss how where they’ve lived has affected their work.






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Children's Books: ‘Anatomy of a Misfit,’ by Andrea Portes

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
In this young adult novel, a teenager indulges a rebellious streak lurking beneath her “apple pie” appearance.






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‘The New Arabs,’ by Juan Cole

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
A professor surveys youth uprisings in the Middle East.






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Paperback Row

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
Paperback books of particular interest.






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Children's Books: ‘El Deafo,’ by Cece Bell

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:40
Making new friends at school can be tough, but doing so while wearing a bulky hearing aid? That requires superpowers!






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