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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘America’s Bitter Pill’

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 12:54
Steven Brill discusses his new book about health care in America, and Heidi Julavits talks about Rachel Cusk’s new novel, “Outline.”






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‘Sailing the Forest: Selected Poems,’ by Robin Robertson

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
A career-spanning collection of poems from one of Scotland’s most intriguing literary voices.






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Robert Bausch’s ‘Far as the Eye Can See’

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
A Civil War veteran finds violence and love along the Western frontier in Robert Bausch’s novel.






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Letters: Found in Translation

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
Readers respond to a recent review of Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina” and more.






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Inside the List

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
Tess Gerritsen, whose “Die Again” is No. 5 on the hardcover fiction list, briefly assumed a new role last winter: organic farmer.






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Open Book: Health Care as High Drama

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
Reporters at The Times recommend books about health care.






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Paperback Row

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
Paperback books of particular interest.






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‘Lives in Ruins,’ by Marilyn Johnson

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
Exploring the world of archaeology, with tips for making ancient alcoholic drinks and fashioning a butcher blade from obsidian.






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‘Tell,’ by Frances Itani

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
Two couples are left rudderless in the aftermath of World War I in Frances Itani’s novel.






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‘Cowardice: A Brief History,’ by Chris Walsh

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
A study of cowardice, and of how it’s been understood and misunderstood through history.






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‘My Life as a Foreign Country,’ by Brian Turner

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
A poet and Army veteran presents vignettes that draw on his family history and his deployments, especially in Iraq.






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‘It Will End With Us,’ by Sam Savage

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
Sam Savage’s novel of a South Carolina family in decline is constructed from a daughter’s scattered memories.






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‘American Queen,’ by John Oller

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
A biography of the socialite Kate Chase Sprague, daughter of a cabinet minister, wife of a governor, mistress of a senator.






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‘All Eyes Are Upon Us,’ by Jason Sokol

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
Northerners applauded individual high-achieving African-Americans but opposed collective civil rights agendas.






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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Critic’s Take: Please Look After This Bear

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
The stories of Paddington’s adventures bounce along with a Wodehousian lightness and consistency.






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‘My Heart Is a Drunken Compass,’ by Domingo Martinez

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
The author heads for a breakdown as his world implodes.






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‘Vanessa and Her Sister,’ by Priya Parmar

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
A novel of Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf includes invented letters and diary entries.






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The Shortlist: Elmore Leonard Novels From Library of America and More

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 08:56
New books include four Elmore Leonard novels from the Library of America, a collection of Donald Westlake’s nonfiction and more.






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ArtsBeat: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Publish a Novel About Sherlock Holmes’s Brother Mycroft

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 15:12
Mr. Abdul-Jabbar will release his first novel this fall: “Mycroft Holmes,” starring Sherlock Holmes’ brainy older brother.






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