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Inside the List

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:41
“The Girls of August,” No. 13 on the hardcover fiction list, is the novelist Anne Rivers Siddons’s 13th best seller.






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The Shortlist: Marcus Sedgwick’s ‘She Is Not Invisible,’ and More

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:40
New books by Marcus Sedgwick, Marie Rutkoski, Anne Blankman, Melvin Burgess and Sally Green.






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Open Book: A Century of Verse

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:11
Will the work of today’s bards age as well as the last century’s best?






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Letters: The Confederate Dead

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 16:26
Readers respond to recent reviews of Michael Korda’s “Clouds of Glory,” Hillary Rodham Clinton’s “Hard Choices” and more.






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On Poetry: James Franco, Poet

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 14:34
For all his inclination to wander among callings, James Franco’s interest in poetry is genuine.






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‘Price of Fame,’ by Sylvia Jukes Morris

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 14:07
A second volume of the life of Clare Boothe Luce: playwright, screenwriter, editor, ­congresswoman, ambassador and presidential adviser.






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Bill Hader: By the Book

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 09:00
The actor and comedian, a star of the forthcoming “The Skeleton Twins,” likes reading Dostoyevsky: “I didn’t really go to college, which is probably why I enjoy reading the classics.”






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Books Update

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 14:41
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Bookends: What Are the Last Literary Taboos?

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 09:00
Francine Prose and James Parker discuss what is still forbidden in literature.






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ArtsBeat: In Brooklyn, a Trove of Hebrew Books From Centuries Past

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 20:22
An exhibition at the Chabad headquarters in Crown Heights features Hebrew book published between 1475 and 1574.






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ArtsBeat: ‘The Escape Artist’: Thomas Beller Talks About J. D. Salinger

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:27
Mr. Beller’s new book is part biography of the reclusive Salinger and part memoir.






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Inside the List

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:48
Joan Rivers’s “Diary of a Mad Diva,” No. 7 on the hardcover nonfiction list, is filled with the author’s brand of rapid-fire politically incorrect jokes.






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‘The Painter,’ by Peter Heller

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:48
A painter with violent impulses tries to start over, but his past catches up with him.






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‘Dying Every Day,’ by James Romm

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:47
A classicist tries to unravel the enigma of Seneca, the Stoic philosopher who tutored the emperor Nero.






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Herman Koch’s ‘Summer House With Swimming Pool’

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:47
A holiday near the Mediterranean leads to disaster for a doctor and his celebrity patient in this novel by the author of “The Dinner.”






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‘The Year She Left Us,’ by Kathryn Ma

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:46
In this first novel, a girl adopted from China finds it difficult to situate herself in American life.






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‘Astonish Me,’ by Maggie Shipstead

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:46
A New York ballerina helps a Russian dancer defect, but her own desires are thwarted.






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‘Preparing the Ghost,’ by Matthew Gavin Frank

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:45
Matthew Gavin Frank’s wide-ranging book explores an amateur naturalist’s compulsion to understand the mystery of the giant squid.






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Children’s Books: ‘Like No Other,’ by Una LaMarche

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:45
A Hasidic girl and a West Indian boy fall in love and face the consequences in this young adult novel.






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Children’s Books: ‘Guy in Real Life,’ by Steve Brezenoff

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:44
In this young adult novel, a teenager takes on an identity much like his girlfriend’s for an online role-playing game.






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