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‘A World Elsewhere,’ by Sigrid MacRae

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
The author’s mother remained in Germany through World War II.
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Children's Books: ‘100 Sideways Miles,’ by Andrew Smith

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
A boy injured in a bizarre accident yearns to break free of his overprotective novelist father in this young adult novel.
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‘Censors at Work,’ by Robert Darnton

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
Robert Darnton probes the history of censorship and finds it isn’t always what we think it is.
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John Darnielle’s ‘Wolf in White Van’

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
A fantasy role-playing game ends in death.
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Children's Books: ‘Wildlife’ and ‘Even in Paradise’

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
These coming-of-age novels find the heady days of high school filled with friendships, secrets, romance and treachery.
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Letters: ‘In Security’

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
Readers respond to recent reviews of James Risen’s “Pay Any Price,” Nell Zink’s “The Wallcreeper” and more.
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Children's Books: ‘The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus,’ and More

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
The subjects of four picture-book biographies make their marks: a linguist, an engineer, an astrophysicist . . . and a movie dog.
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‘Losing Our Way,’ by Bob Herbert

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
Bob Herbert documents the struggles of ordinary Americans and issues a political call to action.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Open Book: The Big Easy

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
Walker Percy once said, “New Orleans may be too seductive for a writer.”
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‘A Map of Betrayal,’ by Ha Jin

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
In Ha Jin’s new novel, a man drifts into the world of espionage and becomes a long-term Chinese Communist mole within the C.I.A.
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ArtsBeat: Warburg Institute Claims Victory After Court Ruling in Dispute With University of London

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 08:02
The Warburg Institute in London houses a world-renowned library.






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Bob Odenkirk: By the Book

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:59
The actor and author of “A Load of Hooey” keeps a volume of “hippie philosophizing” on his shelves as a counterbalance to his “angry, skeptical, scowling mind.”






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ArtsBeat: Season of Big Book Advances Includes a Reporter

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 15:51
Stephanie Clifford, a New York Times reporter who covers the Brooklyn courts, sold her debut novel to St. Martin’s Press for a low seven-figure sum.






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ArtsBeat: A Celebration of E. B. White at Symphony Space

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:40
Naomi Watts, David Hyde Pierce and Liev Schreiber are among those who will gather to read stories and poems by White on Nov. 16.






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Bookends: As a Writer, What Influences You Other Than Books?

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:00
Thomas Mallon and James Parker discuss what influences their work — aside from other books.






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ArtsBeat: Type(writer) Casting: A Book of Short Stories From Tom Hanks

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 14:23
Tom Hanks, who loves typewriters, has sold a short story collection inspired by them.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Michel Faber’s ‘Book of Strange New Things’

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 13:28
Marcel Theroux discusses Michel Faber’s “Book of Strange New Things.”






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Inside the List

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:00
Bryan Stevenson, whose “Just Mercy” is No. 10 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says that “if we’re really committed to justice, we’ve got to do better for the poor than we’re doing.”
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:00
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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