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‘The Bombers and the Bombed,’ by Richard Overy

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
An exploration of the Allied bombing of civilian areas during World War II examines those in the air and those on the ground.
    





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Brigid Pasulka’s ‘Sun and Other Stars’

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
A grieving Italian man discovers the redemptive power of soccer.
    





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‘Stokely: A Life,’ by Peniel E. Joseph

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
A biography of the civil rights firebrand Stokely Carmichael.
    





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‘The Cairo Affair,’ by Olen Steinhauer

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
After a diplomat is assassinated in Budapest, his wife steps into the world of espionage to search for the killer.
    





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Donal Ryan’s ‘Spinning Heart’

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
Many voices build a picture of malaise in rural Ireland.
    





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‘Silence Once Begun,’ by Jesse Ball

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
This novel’s criminal defendant won’t speak for himself.
    





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Paperback Row

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
Paperback books of particular interest.
    





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Molly Antopol’s ‘UnAmericans’

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:00
Young or old, the characters in Molly Antopol’s story collection know the pain of estrangement.
    





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Inside the List

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 07:55
Patricia Briggs, whose fantasy novel “Night Broken” is new at No. 2 on the hardcover fiction list, has received praise for her treatment of rape and its aftermath in her Mercy Thompson series.
    





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Harlan Coben: By the Book

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 08:00
The author of “Missing You” and “Tell No One” says most of his classmates probably remember him “more for the basketball I was dribbling than the book I may have been carrying.”
    





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‘Wooden,’ by Seth Davis

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 18:40
A biography of the coach who led U.C.L.A. to the pinnacle of men’s college basketball.
    





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‘Smarter,’ by Dan Hurley

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 18:13
A journalist explores the possibility that cognitive exercises improve working memory and problem solving.
    





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‘All Our Names,’ by Dinaw Mengestu

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 17:33
Dinaw Mengestu’s “All Our Names” follows the relationship between a foreign exchange student from Ethiopia and the Midwestern social worker assigned to help him.
    





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Letters: ‘Peyton Place’ Revisited

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 13:55
Readers react to recent essays about “Peyton Place,” reviews of Fred D’Aguiar’s “Children of Paradise” and Barry Miles’s “Call Me Burroughs,” and more.
    





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Bookends: How Would a Book Like Harold Bloom’s ‘Western Canon’ Be Received Today?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 08:34
Twenty years after the publication of “The Western Canon,” Pankaj Mishra and Daniel Mendelsohn discuss how we would react to such a book in 2014.
    





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ArtsBeat: J. K. Rowling Publishes First Part of ‘History of the Quidditch World Cup’

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 14:23
The author of the “Harry Potter” series posted the first part of a history of the imaginary game to her fan site, pottermore.com.
    





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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:26
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
    





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Paperback Row

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:23
Paperback books of particular interest.
    





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The Shortlist: Terry Golway’s ‘Machine Made,’ and More

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:08
New books by Terry Golway, Edward P. Kohn, Joseph Tirella and Kevin Cook.
    





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Inside the List

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:08
The great independent publisher New Directions, around since 1936, had its first New York Times best seller last month, when Takashi Hiraide’s novel “The Guest Cat” briefly surfaced on the trade paperback list.
    





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