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‘The French Intifada,’ by Andrew Hussey

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:03
Andrew Hussey discusses France’s colonial legacy in North Africa and the violence it has spurred at home.






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Larry McMurtry’s ‘Last Kind Words Saloon’

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:03
A novel about the unsavory but fascinating friends Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.






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Crime: ‘The Bones Beneath,’ by Mark Billingham, and More

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:56
In Mark Billingham’s “The Bones Beneath,” Inspector Tom Thorne is part of a group stranded on an island off the coast of Wales with two murderers.






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‘The Fever,’ by Megan Abbott

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:56
Megan Abbott’s novel centers on teenage desire and the outbreak of a mysterious illness.






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‘Clouds of Glory,’ Michael Korda’s Robert E. Lee Biography

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:56
Michael Korda searches for the human being behind our conception of Robert E. Lee.






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The Shortlist: ‘Five Came Back,’ by Mark Harris, and More

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:55
New books by Mark Harris, Donna Kornhaber, Noah Isenberg and Steven Awalt.






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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:54
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Paperback Row

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:54
Paperback books of particular interest.






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Open Book: Starting From Scratch

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:53
John Banville is one of several authors to write mystery novels under a pseudonym in recent years.






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Letters: Carter’s Woman Question

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:53
Readers react to recent reviews of “The Redeemer” and “Call to Action,” Boris Fishman’s “A Replacement Life” and more.






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‘The Fourth Revolution,’ by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 15:34
The bloated democracies of the West need to become as lean as their autocratic competitors, this manifesto urges.






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Deep Cover: Alice Goffman’s ‘On the Run’

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 15:33
For six years, Alice Goffman saw America’s penal system through the eyes of young black men in Philadelphia.






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Dave Eggers’s ‘Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?’

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 15:32
A novel in dialogue between a man and a series of people he has kidnapped and chained up in a decommissioned military base.






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David Leavitt: By the Book

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 09:00
The author of “The Two Hotel Francforts” was struck reading “Middlemarch” in Rome at age 20. “That feeling of being unequal to antiquity — no one has ever described it so well as Eliot.”






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‘Red or Dead,’ David Peace’s Novel About Bill Shankly

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 14:25
A fictional portrayal of the manager credited with transforming the Liverpool football club.
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ArtsBeat: Neruda Poems Found

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 20:35
Twenty previously unknown poems by Neruda, a Nobel laureate, were discovered by researchers cataloging his manuscripts at the Pablo Neruda Foundation in Santiago, Chile.






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‘The Reef,’ by Iain McCalman

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:05
A history of our desire to conquer, understand, embrace and ultimately save the Great Barrier Reef.






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Bookends: When We Read Fiction, How Relevant Is the Author’s Biography?

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 10:22
Thomas Mallon and Adam Kirsch discuss whether knowing about an author’s life deepens or detracts from the pleasures of reading fiction.






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‘The Silkworm’ by J. K. Rowling, as Robert Galbraith

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:19
“The Silkworm,” the new detective novel by J. K. Rowling, writing as Robert Galbraith, takes on the publishing world as it tracks a mystery surrounding a missing novelist.






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Calculated Risks: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s ‘Hard Choices’

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:40
In “Hard Choices,” Hillary Clinton takes the reader along on her journey representing the United States as President Obama’s top diplomat.






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