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‘Suddenly, Love,’ by Aharon Appelfeld

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 09:34
In Aharon Appelfeld’s novel, a sick and aging man in Jerusalem hires a young caretaker.
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‘Hotel Florida,’ by Amanda Vaill

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 09:34
A collective portrait of three couples, including Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn, caught up in the Spanish Civil War.
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The Shortlist: Lisa See’s ‘China Dolls,’ and More

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 09:32
New books by Lauren Francis-Sharma, Claire Kendal, Lisa See, Jennifer Weiner and Lauren Willig.
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James Nestor’s ‘Deep’

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 09:32
Learning to freedive affords a journalist access to a range of underwater worlds.
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‘The Quick,’ by Lauren Owen

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 09:17
A vampire novel set in Victorian London is told from multiple perspectives.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 09:13
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 09:13
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Open Book: The Great Y.A. Debate of 2014

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 09:12
A recent essay on Slate argued that adults should be embarrassed to read young adult books.
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Letters: ‘No Place to Hide’

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 09:12
Readers respond to recent reviews of Glenn Greenwald’s “No Place to Hide,” Paul Stanley’s “Face the Music” and more.
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‘The Second Amendment’ and ‘This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed’

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:11
Two new books describe the history of the Second Amendment and the tradition of self-defense among Southern blacks.
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‘The Tastemakers’ and ‘The Third Plate’

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:10
Two books report on culinary trends, and offer a vision for sustainable farming and eating.
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‘Song of the Shank,’ by Jeffery Renard Allen

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:09
Jeffery Renard Allen’s novel “Song of the Shank” draws on the real life of Thomas Wiggins, a blind piano prodigy and autistic savant born a slave in 19th-century Georgia.
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ArtsBeat: Book of Comedy Interviews Coming From Judd Apatow

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 13:49
“Sick in the Head,” due out next year, is a compilation of interviews Judd Apatow has conduced with comedy heroes and colleagues.
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Colum McCann: By the Book

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 09:00
The author of “TransAtlantic” and “Let the Great World Spin” says choosing a favorite living novelist is like walking the plank: “Inevitably you end up drowning, but at least it’s in a sea of heroes.”






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‘The Foundling Boy,’ by Michel Déon

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 14:58
In Michel Déon’s 1975 bildungsroman, a young Frenchman sets off to discover the Continent between the two world wars.






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Bookends: Has the Electronic Image Supplanted the Written Word?

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 09:42
Dana Stevens and Rivka Galchen discuss whether we are living in a new revolutionary age, or just a continuation of the old one.






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‘Cubed,’ by Nikil Saval

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 09:45
An account of office design and technology since the Civil War offers insights into the changing nature of work.






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Bookshelf: Baby Talk

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:38
New picture books include Sara Gillingham’s “Snuggle the Baby” and Lori Nichols’s “Maple.”






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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:40
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Paperback Row

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:35
Paperback books of particular interest.






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