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‘The Brethren,’ by Robert Merle

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 10:29
“The Brethren," published in France in 1977, is the first of 13 volumes detailing more than a century of French history and known as “Fortunes of France.”







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ArtsBeat: Rare Early Proof of ‘The Bell Jar’ to Be Auctioned

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 18:49
A second-hand copy of the 1963 novel, written under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas, sat on a shelf for three decades. Now it’s expected to sell for a few thousand dollars.







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David McCullough: By the Book

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 07:00
The author, most recently, of “The Wright Brothers” originally planned to write fiction. “Again and again come vivid reminders that the truth often is not only stranger than fiction, but far more remarkable as a story.”







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Travel

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 04:30
New books take us on a quest for Atlantis, and to Kilimanjaro, Amsterdam, Vietnam, Scandinavia and elsewhere.







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Science Fiction and Fantasy

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 04:30
Naomi Novik’s “Uprooted,” Terry Pratchett’s “A Blink of the Screen” and more.







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‘I Take You,’ by Eliza Kennedy

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 04:30
In Eliza Kennedy’s salty first novel, a young lawyer named Lily is having serious doubts about getting married.







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ArtsBeat: Dashiell Hammett Papers Go to University of South Carolina

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 14:50
The Dashiell Hammett archives include hundreds of letters and a replica of the Maltese Falcon.







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ArtsBeat: Margaret Atwood Delivers Work to Be Published in 2114

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:57
Ms. Atwood provided the first work in the “Future Library” project taking place in Oslo.







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Children’s Books: Winged Wonders

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 08:00
With poetic words and stunning photographs, “Sweep Up the Sun” salutes birds in flight.







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‘Seveneves,’ by Neal Stephenson

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 04:30
In Neal Stephenson’s latest novel, Earth’s moon suddenly and spontaneously breaks apart into seven large pieces.







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Stephen King’s ‘Finders Keepers’

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 04:30
Laura Lippman reviews Stephen King’s “Finders Keepers,” the second entry in a planned trilogy that began with “Mr. Mercedes.”







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‘Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty,’ by Charles Leerhsen

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 10:43
Charles Leerhsen’s biography of Ty Cobb reassesses the toxic reputation of one of baseball’s greatest players.







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Bookends: Does an Award Like the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Help or Hurt the Cause of Women Writers?

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 10:14
Zoë Heller and Dana Stevens debate the merit of literary prizes for which only women compete.







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‘Palace of Treason,’ by Jason Matthews

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 04:30
“Palace of Treason,” the sequel to Jason Matthews’s debut thriller, “Red Sparrow,” does not disappoint.







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Hollywood

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 04:30
Lisa Schwarzbaum reviews new books about Alfred Hitchcock, Judy Garland, Orson Welles and more.







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Humor

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 04:30
Michael Ian Black reviews new books by Dave Barry, Brad Garrett, Mamrie Hart and more.







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Judy Blume’s ‘In the Unlikely Event’

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 04:30
Judy Blume’s first novel for adults in 17 years is about a ninth-grade Jewish girl and her New Jersey community in the aftermath of three plane crashes in the town.







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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Shakespeare in Love

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 11:58
Alan Riding discusses two new books about Shakespeare, and Michelle Orange talks about five new essay collections.







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Jon Pessah’s ‘The Game: Inside the Secret World of Major League Baseball’s Power Brokers’

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 14:29
Jon Pessah’s “The Game” takes the first real crack at determining how Major League Baseball got through the tumultuous time between 1992 and 2010.







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Inside the List

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:38
Jessica Knoll’s novel “Luckiest Girl Alive,” which is No. 12 on the hardcover fiction list, is the latest best seller with a mean girl for a protagonist.







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