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ArtsBeat: ‘Mockingbird’ Reviews From 1960

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 17:44
Looking back at The Times’s early reviews of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.”









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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Michael B. Oren’s ‘Ally’

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 13:02
This week, Jacob Heilbrunn discusses “Ally,” and Julia Pierpont talks about her debut novel, “Among the Ten Thousand Things.”









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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:52
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Inside the List

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:47
“The Little Paris Bookshop,” No. 16 on the hardcover fiction list, is the first international hit for the German novelist Nina George, who has written almost 30 books in 22 years.









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Paperback Row

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:39
Paperback books of particular interest.









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Children’s Books: ‘Shadowshaper,’ by Daniel José Older

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:19
In this Y.A. novel, a young muralist learns of her mystical family legacy when phantom forces threaten her community.









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Children’s Books: ‘Nimona,’ by Noelle Stevenson

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:19
A shapeshifter with a love of mischief comes to the aid of a supervillain out to expose an insincere hero.









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Children’s Books: ‘Fort’ and ‘The Secrets of Blueberries, Brothers, Moose & Me’

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:19
Children spend their summers joyfully learning woodland skills and working outdoors in two middle-grade novels.









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Children’s Books: ‘A Dog Day,’ ‘Ask Me’ and ‘Sidewalk Flowers’

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:19
Three picture books look at the surprises, the sights and the simple pleasures of a stroll.









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‘Summerlong,’ by Dean Bakopoulos

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:18
Dean Bakopoulos’s Midwestern couple on the brink maneuver themselves into complicated sleeping arrangements.









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‘Circling the Square: Stories From the Egyptian Revolution,’ by Wendell Steavenson

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:18
A journalist gives her account of the Egyptian uprising in 2011 and its aftermath.









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Kevin Kwan’s ‘China Rich Girlfriend’

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:18
The high jinks of China’s young and reckless 0.0001 percent.









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‘Midnight’s Furies,’ by Nisid Hajari

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:18
An account of the bitter events of 1947 that resulted in the creation of Pakistan.









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‘Immunity,’ by Taylor Antrim

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:17
A virus plays a key role in this novel explaining the divide between the haves and the have-nots.









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Open Book: ‘Middle Passage’ at 25

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:17
Charles Johnson talks about his National Book Award-winning novel, in which a freed slave travels from New Orleans to Africa and back in the 1830s.









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The Shortlist: Stories

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 10:17
New books by Matt Sumell, Juan Villoro, Emily Mitchell, Rachel Kushner and Paul Griner.









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ArtsBeat: Charles Johnson Discusses ‘Middle Passage’ at 25

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 07:01
Mr. Johnson’s novel, about a freed slave who sneaks onto a ship in New Orleans in the 1830s, won the National Book Award in 1990.









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Letters: Jacob Lawrence’s Champion

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 17:32
Readers respond to recent reviews of “Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series,” Julie ­Lythcott-Haims’s “How to Raise an Adult” and more.









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Etgar Keret: By the Book

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 04:00
The novelist, story writer and author, most recently, of the memoir “The Seven Good Years,” is a fan of Kafka. “It was a great comfort to discover a writer who seemed to be even more stressed and screwed up than I was.”









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‘The Sage of Waterloo,’ by Leona Francombe

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 04:00
A rabbit’s-eye view of Napoleon’s crushing defeat.









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