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Hugh Thomas’s ‘World Without End: Spain, Philip II, and the First Global Empire’

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 18:49
King Philip II extends and consolidates his empire in the final volume of a trilogy that began with Columbus.









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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Katrina: After the Flood’

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 11:28
Gary Rivlin discusses “Katrina: After the Flood,” and Joe Domanick talks about “Blue: The LAPD and the Battle to Redeem American Policing.”









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The Shortlist: After the Storm

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 10:24
Three new books about life in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.









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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 10:23
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Paperback Row

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 10:17
Paperback books of particular interest.









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Lauren Fox’s ‘Days of Awe’

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 10:16
A woman faces sudden singlehood and the loss of a confidante.









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‘The Little Brother,’ by Victoria Patterson

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 10:15
After their parents split, siblings pursue vastly different paths.









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Children’s Books: Don Brown’s ‘Drowned City,’ and More

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 10:14
Property is not all that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, as these three books for young readers demonstrate.









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‘Joy: Poet, Seeker, and the Woman Who Captivated C.S. Lewis’

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:54
A biography of the woman who married C.S. Lewis.









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‘Crooked Heart,’ by Lissa Evans

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:53
A young orphan and a widow run a charity scam amid the corruption of World War II London.









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‘All That Followed,’ by Gabriel Urza

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:46
In Gabriel Urza’s debut novel, characters’ memories are prompted by the Madrid train bombing of 2004.









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‘Sea Lovers: Selected Stories,’ by Valerie Martin

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:45
Many of the stories in Valerie Martin’s collection — which looks at artists, nature and transition — are set in New Orleans.









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Inside the List

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:45
C.J. Box is known for his thrillers set in Wyoming, but in “Badlands,” No. 5 on the hardcover fiction list, he shifts his attention to North Dakota and the fracking boom.









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Open Book: Since Katrina

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:16
“The Katrina Decade: Images of an Altered City” collects photos by David G. Spielman.









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‘Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival’

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 08:12
New York City’s folk revival in pictures and interviews.









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‘Kitchens of the Great Midwest,’ by J. Ryan Stradal

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 07:57
This debut novel centers on an outsize food prodigy.









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Letters: The Rediscovered Manuscript

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 19:46
Readers respond to a recent review of Dr. Seuss’ “What Pet Should I Get?” and more.









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Children’s Books: Making Every Vote Count

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 10:23
On the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, two picture books pull children in to an earlier generation’s struggle.









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‘The Fifth Season,’ by N.K. ­Jemisin

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 04:00
In this novel, civilization faces destruction and the world itself is an enemy.









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Ursula K. Le Guin: By the Book

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 04:00
The author, most recently, of the updated “Steering the Craft: A 21st-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story,” avoids “fiction about dysfunctional urban middle-class people written in the present tense.”









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