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‘The Match Girl and the Heiress,’ by Seth Koven

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:33
A story of activists and unlikely soulmates in Victorian London.

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‘Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary,’ by Anita Anand

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:33
The life of a suffragist daughter of an exiled maharajah.

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‘There Was and There Was Not,’ by Meline Toumani

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:32
An Armenian-American moves to Turkey to investigate a history of tense relations.

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‘Once Upon a Time,’ by Marina Warner

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:32
Marina Warner explores the history and enduring power of fairy tales.

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‘Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye,’ by Marie Mutsuki Mockett

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:31
Mourning her father’s death, the author undertakes a pilgrimage to Japan’s great Buddhist temples.

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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Jill Leovy’s ‘Ghettoside’

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:18
Ms. Leovy discusses “Ghettoside,” Patton Oswalt talks about his new memoir and Anita Shapira discusses “Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel.”

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‘Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!,’ by Nicholas Carlson

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:13
In 2012, Marissa Mayer was tasked with reversing the fortunes of a struggling Internet pioneer.
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‘The Forgotten Depression,’ by James Grant

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:03
Looking at the depression of 1921.
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By the Book: Daniel Handler: By the Book

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 09:40
The author, most recently, of the novel “We Are Pirates” (and, as Lemony Snicket, numerous children’s books) likes to read Miss Manners.

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Jill Leovy’s ‘Ghettoside’

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:17
In “Ghettoside,” Jill Leovy describes a homicide case in South Los Angeles to examine the epidemic of unsolved murders of African-American men in America.

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ArtsBeat: Finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards Are Announced

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 17:20
Among the writers whose books were nominated: Thomas Piketty, Phil Klay, Chang-rae Lee, Marlon James, and Marilynne Robinson.

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ArtsBeat: James Patterson’s Most Expensive, Exploding Book

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 14:11
His next book “Private Vegas,” to be published on Jan. 26, will have a special, exploding edition, to be sold for $294,038.

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ArtsBeat: ‘The Heart of Robin Hood’ Delays Plans for Broadway

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 14:10
The play will extend its run in Toronto; advance sales for a Broadway run have been sluggish.
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‘Guantánamo Diary,’ by Mohamedou Ould Slahi

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 13:19
“Guantánamo Diary” is a profound account by a current detainee of what it’s like to be collateral damage in the war against terror.

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Bookends: Which Literary Figure Is Overdue for a Biography?

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:22
Thomas Mallon and Ayana Mathis on authors whose life stories should be told.
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ArtsBeat: Benanti and Radnor to Star in ‘She Loves Me’ on Broadway

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 23:01
The revival will open in the spring of 2016.

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ArtsBeat: Paddington’s Forebear: A Talk With Michael Bond

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 14:19
Mr. Bond discusses the new Paddington film, his life and the enduring popularity of his most famous creation.

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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Leaving Before the Rains Come’

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 17:31
Alexandra Fuller discusses her new memoir, and Lauren Groff talks about Miranda July’s “The First Bad Man.”

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José Saramago’s ‘Skylight’

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:21
An early novel by José Saramago looks in on the humble residents of a Lisbon apartment building.

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Paperback Row

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:58
Paperback books of particular interest.

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