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Bookends: Do We Romanticize Writers Who Die Young?

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 07:00
Dana Stevens and Benjamin Moser discuss how we view authors who die before their time.









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‘Nabokov in America,’ by Robert Roper

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 04:30
Roper’s book argues that Nabokov’s American period, from 1940 to 1960, was beneficial to the author in every way.









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In ‘Letters to Véra,’ Vladimir Nabokov Writes to His Wife

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 04:30
Nabokov’s letters to Véra suggest a sky-filling ­adoration and a helpless dependency.









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Jon Meacham’s ‘Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush’

Mon, 11/09/2015 - 12:07
Jon Meacham recounts and celebrates the life of George H. W. Bush.









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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Putin’s Reign

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 17:13
Steven Lee Myers talks about “The New Tsar,” Amy Ellis Nutt discusses “Becoming Nicole” and Maria Russo on the season in children’s books.









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‘The Blackthorn Key’ and ‘The Doldrums’

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
An orphan searches for a killer, and a sheltered kid leaves home to find missing grandparents.









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Don Brown’s ‘Aaron and Alexander,’ and More

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
From conflict to confederation, three new picture books conjure portions of the past.









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Inside the List

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
“Depraved Heart,” Patricia Cornwell’s 23rd mystery about the medical examiner Kay Scarpetta, enters the hardcover fiction list at No. 3.









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Steve Sheinkin’s ‘Most Dangerous’

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
An account of Daniel Ellsberg and his release of the Pentagon Papers introduces young readers to the Vietnam War.









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‘A Step Toward Falling,’ by Cammie McGovern

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
After an assault, four high school students, two with mental disabilities, become linked by universal emotions and challenges.









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‘The Snow Rabbit,’ by Camille Garoche, and More

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
From toys left to their own devices to an enchanted hare to a zooful of playfellows, flights of flakes lead to flights of fancy.









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‘The League of Unexceptional Children,’ by Gitty Daneshvari

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
A middle-grade novel invents a spy network of children so ordinary they can carry out their mission without being noticed.









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‘Vasilisa the Beautiful’ Retold by Anthea Bell, and More

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
Three illustrated books for a broad range of ages find ways to shine new light on classic fairy tales.









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‘Out of Darkness,’ by Ashley Hope Pérez

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
Racism, love and friendship power a story that begins with a girl’s pain and ends in a town’s tragedy.









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Rick Riordan’s ‘Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard’

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
A novel from the author of the Percy Jackson series uses a boy’s adventure to enter the world of Norse mythology.









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‘Everything, Everything,’ by Nicola Yoon

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
A girl whose compromised immune system has kept her isolated decides to take a risk for love in this young adult novel.









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‘Dream On, Amber’ and ‘Full Cicada Moon’

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
In two books, biracial girls face an absent father, a cross-country move and the bigotry of those around them.









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‘The Hired Girl,’ by Laura Amy Schlitz

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
Escaping a brutal home, this protagonist models herself on inspiring fictional characters.









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‘The Rest of Us Just Live Here,’ by Patrick Ness

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
A novel plays with Y.A. formulas, keeping the supernaturally special teenagers in the background.









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Philip C. Stead’s ‘Lenny & Lucy,’ and More

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
Imaginary sidekicks help their picture-book friends through tight spots and tough times.









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