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‘The Unraveling,’ by Emma Sky

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 04:00
In this memoir, a British Arabist who had opposed the invasion of Iraq recounts her time advising American forces after the fall of Saddam Hussein.









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ArtsBeat: Man Booker International Prize Changes Its Focus

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 14:09
Starting next year, the prize, which had been issued every two years to a living author for an entire body of work, will be awarded annually to a single novel translated into English and published in Britain.









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Bookends: Do Moralists Make Bad Novelists?

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 11:30
Alice Gregory and Pankaj Mishra discuss whether moral preoccupations have a place in good fiction.









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‘Among the Ten Thousand Things,’ by Julia Pierpont

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 04:00
A husband’s affair, cruelly revealed, leaves his family’s future uncertain.









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‘KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps,’ by Nikolaus Wachsmann

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 04:00
A historian depicts the concentration camps where many of the Holocaust’s millions died.









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Author’s Note: They’ve Said Too Much

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:58
The author of a memoir is no longer quite as thrilled that all her youthful misadventures have their own I.S.B.N.









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Inside the List

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 09:21
Holly Madison, the former Playboy Playmate whose tell-all memoir is No. 2 on the hardcover nonfiction list, has said, “I don’t want negative, toxic people in my life anymore.”









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Editors’ Choice

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 09:19
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Paperback Row

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 09:15
Paperback books of particular interest.









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The Shortlist: Americana

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:59
New books about a master swindler, a murder in 1889 Chicago and more.









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Crime: The Sleuth Next Door

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:45
In Leah Stewart’s “The New Neighbor,” two women are guarding secrets and can’t afford to make friends.









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‘Independence Lost,’ by Kathleen DuVal

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:44
The American Revolution was also fought on the Gulf Coast.









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‘Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham,’ by Emily Bingham

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:44
The Jazz Age figure Henrietta Bingham charmed the British.









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Etgar Keret’s ‘The Seven Good Years: A Memoir’

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:43
An Israeli writer describes a parent’s daily life in a combat zone.









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Joseph Luzzi’s ‘In a Dark Wood’

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:43
Joseph Luzzi turned to Dante to come to terms with grief after his wife’s death.









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‘The Body Where I Was Born,’ by Guadalupe Nettel

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:43
A woman’s harrowing girlhood, as told to her analyst.









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‘A Lady of Good Family,’ by Jeanne Mackin

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:43
A novel follows the Grand Tour of a landscape-design pioneer.









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Nathaniel Popper’s ‘Digital Gold’ Looks at Bitcoin

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:42
A journalist profiles the developers and devotees who have aided the rise of cybercurrency.









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‘Life #6,’ by Diana Wagman

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:42
Facing cancer, this novel’s heroine considers life, death and a long-ago nearly fatal voyage.









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‘Valley Fever,’ by Katherine Taylor

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:41
A young woman reluctantly returns to her parents’ California farm to nurse a case of heartache.









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