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Yasmina Reza’s ‘Happy Are the Happy’

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 14:32
Yasmina Reza’s novel tells interlinked stories of yearning.
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‘Gateway to Freedom,’ by Eric Foner

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 14:32
Mr. Foner, a historian, explores the network of blacks and whites who helped slaves escape to freedom.
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David Adam’s ‘The Man Who Couldn’t Stop’

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 14:32
A guide to the science of obsessive-compulsive disorder, offered by a sufferer.






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‘They Eat ­Horses, Don’t They?’ by Piu Marie Eatwell

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 14:32
Debunking the myths and stereotypes about France.






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By the Book: Kelly Link: By the Book

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 14:32
The author, most recently, of “Get in Trouble” asks: “Why is the prospect of hosting a dinner party for much-admired living writers so much more terrifying than the idea of hosting the dead?”






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ArtsBeat: Kwame Alexander and Dan Santat Win Children’s Book Prizes

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 12:46
Kwame Alexander’s novel “The Crossover” won the John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature; Dan Santat’s “The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend” won the Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Guantánamo Diary’

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 16:08
Mark Danner discusses “Guantánamo Diary,” by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, and David Adam discusses his book, “The Man Who Couldn’t Stop.”






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The Shortlist: Katherine Heiny’s ‘Single, Carefree, Mellow,’ and More

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:37
New books by Katherine Heiny, Megan Mayhew Bergman, Mark Kurlansky and Shelly Oria.






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Paperback Row

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:36
Paperback books of particular interest.






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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:36
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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‘Ideas of Order,’ by Neil L. Rudenstine

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:35
A guide to Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets, and an argument that they contain an underlying narrative.






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Open Book: Reading in Transit

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:35
The photographer Reinier Gerritsen captures the reading habits of New York’s subway riders.






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Scott Blackwood’s ‘See How Small’

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:35
Inspired by real events, Scott Blackwood’s novel imagines the aftermath of the murder of three teenage girls.






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‘The Sacrifice,’ by Joyce Carol Oates

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:35
In Joyce Carol Oates’s novel, a teenage girl is the alleged victim of a brutal rape.






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‘The Girl From Human Street,’ by Roger Cohen

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:35
From Lithuania to South Africa, England, America and Israel, a journalist chronicles his family’s story of repeated upheaval.






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‘The Girl on the Train,’ by Paula Hawkins

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:35
A psychological thriller of intersecting lives and betrayals.






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Letters: ‘Among the Disrupted’

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:35
Readers respond to a recent essay by Leon Wieseltier.






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Crime: Tom Cooper’s ‘The Marauders,’ and More

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:35
Every last one of the gaudy characters in Tom Cooper’s first novel, “The Marauders,” has a story to tell about life on the Gulf Coast.






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‘A Theory of the Drone,’ by Grégoire Chamayou

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:35
A French philosopher asks what drones mean for the moral basis of war.






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Jenny Uglow’s ‘In These Times’

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:35
Jenny Uglow’s multifaceted history of the British home front during the Napoleonic wars.






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