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Bookends: Can a Book Ever Change a Reader’s Life for the Worse?

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:00
Leslie Jamison and Francine Prose debate whether reading a book can be bad for you.
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ArtsBeat: New Margaret Atwood Work Coming in … 2114?

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:52
As the first contributor to the Future Library project, Margaret Atwood is writing a work that won’t appear until 2114.






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‘Eichmann Before Jerusalem,’ by Bettina Stangneth

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:30
In his years in Argentina, Adolf Eichmann remained a convinced Nazi, proud of his wartime achievements.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Eichmann Before Jerusalem’

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 13:57
This week’s Book Review Podcast.






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ArtsBeat: George R. R. Martin to Appear at 92nd St Y

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:02
George Martin, author of the “Song of Ice and Fire” series, will be promoting his new book at the 92nd St. Y.






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Crime: Louise Penny’s ‘The Long Way Home,’ and More

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:59
In Louise Penny’s “The Long Way Home,” Chief Inspector Armand Gamache follows a lost artist’s perilous journey to find himself.






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‘Fractured Times,’ by Eric Hobsbawm

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:58
This collection of reviews and lectures, posthumously published, mourns the end of European high culture.






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‘Time Present and Time Past,’ by Deirdre Madden

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:58
A series of challenges unsettles an extended family’s comfortable existence.






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‘Big Little Man,’ by Alex Tizon

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:57
A journalist examines Asian-American manhood and the cultural stereotypes that shaped his coming-of-age.






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‘Hold the Dark,’ by William Giraldi

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:56
Grief and cold dominate this novel set in remote Alaska.






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‘Sweetness #9,’ by Stephan Eirik Clark

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:56
A flavor chemist lands a job as an animal tester and is disturbed by the effects a new sweetener appears to have on his rats.






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‘Friendswood,’ by René Steinke

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:55
A small town falters after an industrial disaster.






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‘The Moor’s Account,’ by Laila Lalami

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:55
A fictional memoir narrated by Estebanico, a Moroccan slave and the first black explorer of America.






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‘10:04,’ by Ben Lerner

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:54
A Brooklyn-based narrator preoccupied with identity decides to help his best friend have a child.






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‘Rainey Royal,’ by Dylan Landis

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:54
Sex and cruelty are tools a 14-year-old uses to cope with a devastatingly irresponsible father in 1970s Greenwich Village.






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‘The Human Age,’ by Diane Ackerman

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:53
Diane Ackerman surveys the technology and innovations that define our human-dominated epoch.






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Elena Ferrante’s ‘Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay’

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:52
The third novel in Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan series tracks a long and complicated friendship.






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Inside the List

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:51
With Ebola back in the news, readers are returning to Richard Preston’s scientific adventure story “The Hot Zone,” which is No. 17 on the paperback nonfiction list.






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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:50
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Paperback Row

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:50
Paperback books of particular interest.






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