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Bookends: Should the United States Declare Books an ‘Essential Good’?

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 09:00
Daniel Mendelsohn and Mohsin Hamid debate whether the United States should follow the French government’s lead.






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ArtsBeat: Museum Sues Sendak Estate Over Rare Books

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 14:32
The Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia has sued the estate of Maurice Sendak, claiming that the estate is withholding rare books that Sendak promised to the library.






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ArtsBeat: Book Offers a New Overview of Nick Drake

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 13:13
“Remembered for a While” is a compilation of essays and memorabilia edited by Gabrielle Drake, the singer’s sister, and Cally Callomon, the manager of his musical estate.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Empire of Sin’

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:02
Gary Krist discusses “Empire of Sin” and Maria Russo talks about this week’s Children’s Books section.






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Children's Books: ‘In Real Life,’ by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
A teenager joins an all-female online group and is given a troubling assignment with real-world repercussions.
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Children's Books: ‘The Doubt Factory’ and ‘Love Is the Drug’

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
Two young adult thrillers exploit the conventions of genre to offer head-on critiques of today’s political landscape.
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‘How Google Works,’ by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
Two technology executives explain the business methods behind Google’s groundbreaking success.
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Children's Books: ‘Afterworlds,’ by Scott Westerfeld

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
This young adult novel’s 18-year-old protagonist is the author of her own young adult novel about life after death.
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Children's Books: ‘Ambassador’ and ‘Lowriders in Space’

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
Latino characters take readers on a journey into the cosmos in these middle-grade books.
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Johanna Skibsrud’s ‘Quartet for the End of Time’

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
From Washington to Paris, four interwoven characters grapple with guilt and injustice.
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Children's Books: Christopher Paul Curtis’s ‘Madman of Piney Woods’

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
In a small Canadian town in 1901, boys from very different backgrounds meet, bond and solve a mystery together.
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‘The Laughing Monsters,’ by Denis Johnson

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
In Denis Johnson’s new novel, set in Africa, a spy and his ne’er-do-well friend plan to become rich by exploiting post-9/11 politics.
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Children's Books: ‘As an Oak Tree Grows,’ and More

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
Three picture books appeal to children’s fascination with trees, providing information and flights of imagination.
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Author's Note: A Manual for Life

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
The author credits the official guide of the Boy Scouts of America for his secondary education.
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Children's Books: ‘Arcady’s Goal,’ by Eugene Yelchin

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
For Eugene Yelchin’s young hero, athletic prowess becomes a means of surviving Stalinist oppression.
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Jane Smiley’s ‘Some Luck’

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
Jane Smiley’s novel, the first in a planned trilogy, follows an Iowa family over three transformative decades in America.
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‘A World Elsewhere,’ by Sigrid MacRae

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
The author’s mother remained in Germany through World War II.
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Children's Books: ‘100 Sideways Miles,’ by Andrew Smith

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
A boy injured in a bizarre accident yearns to break free of his overprotective novelist father in this young adult novel.
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‘Censors at Work,’ by Robert Darnton

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
Robert Darnton probes the history of censorship and finds it isn’t always what we think it is.
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John Darnielle’s ‘Wolf in White Van’

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:52
A fantasy role-playing game ends in death.
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