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‘The Gold Eaters,’ by Ronald Wright

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 10:10
A young boy lands in the service of Pizarro in this novel of conquest, culture clash and shifting identity.









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Robert Reich’s ‘Saving Capitalism’

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 10:10
Reich argues that capitalism should create broad prosperity, not just vast gains for the wealthy.









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Crime: Patricia Cornwell’s ‘Depraved Heart,’ and More

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 10:10
In Cornwell’s latest novel, the medical examiner Kay Scarpetta is worried about threats to her brilliant, prickly niece.









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Elizabeth Tallent’s ‘Mendocino Fire’

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 10:10
Tallent’s stories show how easily love can alter.









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‘The German War,’ by Nicholas Stargardt

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 10:10
A panoramic look at the experience of Germans from all walks of life during World War II.









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Rebecca Hunt’s ‘Everland’

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 10:10
A novel interweaves two Antarctic expeditions, a century apart.









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Gloria Steinem’s ‘My Life on the Road’

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 10:10
Gloria Steinem reviews her peripatetic years as an activist and journalist.









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‘We That Are Left,’ by Clare Clark

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 10:10
In the wake of World War I, survivors explore new ways to connect to lost loved ones.









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Inside the List

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 10:08
Donald Trump and Ben Carson are duking it out in the Republican debates — and on the hardcover nonfiction best-seller list.









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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 09:39
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Paperback Row

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 09:39
Paperback books of particular interest.









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Open Book: From All Sides

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 09:38
Reviewers have recommended several books for their tone in covering the state of Israel.









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ArtsBeat: Kevin Barry’s ‘Beatlebone’ Wins Goldsmiths Prize

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 15:42
The prize, established in 2013, honors inventive fiction.









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ArtsBeat: Agatha Christie’s Mr. Quin Finds New Life as an App

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 15:07
A new app is released based on Agatha Christie’s ghoulish short story series “The Mysterious Mr Quin.”









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Letters: On Fiction and Fracking

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 13:16
Readers respond to a recent interview with Matt Ridley, a review of Anthony Marra’s “The Tsar of Love and Techno” and more.









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Paul Theroux: By the Book

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 07:00
The author, most recently, of “Deep South” says if someone must write his biography, “I would suggest Hieronymus Karl Friedrich, Freiherr von Münchhausen, a.k.a. Baron Munchhausen.”









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ArtsBeat: Shelley Poem, 200 Years Later, Returns to Oxford

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 12:30
The poem, written in 1811 by Percy Bysshe Shelley during his first year as an Oxford student, has been acquired by the Bodleian Libraries there and placed on public display.









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‘Jack Kemp: The Bleeding-Heart Conservative Who Changed America’

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:38
The career and legacy of Jack Kemp, stalwart articulator and defender of supply-side economics.









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Children’s Books: Boys Do Cry

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 07:00
A stylish new picture book shows boys that it’s OK to express their softer feelings.









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David Mitchell’s ‘Slade House’

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 04:30
Every nine years, shape-shifting twins extend their immortality by luring victims to their haunted home.









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