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‘Just Mercy,’ by Bryan Stevenson

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:55
A lawyer personalizes the struggle against injustice with the story of a man wrongfully convicted of murder.
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Simon Rich’s ‘Spoiled Brats’

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:55
Simon Rich’s humorous stories take on the millennial generation.
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Inside the List

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:54
Marilynne Robinson, whose novel “Lila” is No. 4 on the hardcover fiction list, has found success agreeable. “A Pulitzer Prize is very reassuring, and that’s a fact.”
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Children's Books: ‘Through the Woods’ and ‘Monstrous Affections’

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:54
A collection of illustrated tales with a sinister bent, and an anthology of stories featuring otherworldly creatures.
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Children's Books: ‘Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle’ and ‘Heap House’

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:54
Characters in two dark urban fairy tales for middle-grade readers uncover events hidden in the past.
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Children's Books: ‘Kinda Like Brothers’ and ‘Half a World Away’

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:53
Two novels featuring adoption and foster care show how bonds are formed despite less than ideal circumstances.
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Children's Books: Marla Frazee’s ‘The Farmer and the Clown,’ and More

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:53
From a distant farm to the African veldt, these picture books celebrate the limitless nature of creativity and imagination.
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Open Book: A Bevy of the Best

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:52
Each October brings a shelf full of Best American anthologies.
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Nell Zink’s ‘Wallcreeper’

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:52
The wallcreeper of this novel’s title and its protagonist both crave freedom.
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Letters: All in the Game

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:51
Readers respond to recent reviews of Mark Edmundson’s “Why Football Matters,” Steve Almond’s “Against Football” and more.
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Zephyr Teachout’s ‘Corruption in America’

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 17:16
In Zephyr Teachout’s history of American political corruption, the main target is the current money-in-politics doctrine.
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‘A Path Appears,’ by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 17:14
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn show how to make a difference in the lives of the disadvantaged.
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Christine Kenneally’s ‘Invisible History of the Human Race’

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 17:11
Christine Kenneally explores what DNA can tell us about our ancestors and the rest of human history.
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Neil Patrick Harris: By the Book

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:00
The author of “Choose Your Own Autobiography” loved “Gone Girl”: “I devoured the acknowledgments, the book cover flaps, the ISBN, you name it. If it had been like a DVD, I could have read the ‘making of’ the writing of the book. I was that into it.”






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ArtsBeat: $25,000 Illustrated Book Prize Goes to Edward Hopper Work

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:03
“Hopper Drawing,” by Carter E. Foster, was published by the Whitney Museum of American Art in connection with a Hopper exhibition in 2013.






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James Risen’s ‘Pay Any Price’

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:12
James Risen argues that America’s open society has been a casualty of the war on terror.






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Bookshelf: Tricks and Treats

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:08
New Halloween picture books include “Not Very Scary” and “Bob’s Hungry Ghost.”






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ArtsBeat: Shortlists for National Book Awards Announced

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:20
The National Book Foundation announced the finalists for the 2014 National Book Awards in poetry, young adult literature, nonfiction and fiction on Wednesday morning.






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Bookends: Do We Read Differently at Different Ages?

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:00
Daniel Mendelsohn and Pankaj Mishra discuss whether we read differently at various stages of life.






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ArtsBeat: Symphony Space Marking 30 Years of ‘Selected Shorts’

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 07:05
A special performance and an opening-night benefit party will mark 30 years of Symphony Space’s radio program “Selected Shorts.”






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