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‘What Is Visible,’ by Kimberly Elkins

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 15:44
Kimberly Elkins’s “What Is Visible” is a fictional biography of Laura Bridgman, who lost her sight, hearing, and senses of smell and taste as a baby.






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‘Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter’ and ‘A Call to Action’

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 15:27
From farmer to president to Nobel laureate, Jimmy Carter has been a voice of progressive evangelicalism.






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Stephen King’s ‘Mr. Mercedes’

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 15:27
With one eye on Philip Marlowe, Stephen King takes a crack at the detective novel.






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Jessye Norman: By the Book

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 12:15
The singer and author of “Stand Up Straight and Sing!” cried when she read Marian Anderson’s autobiography, “My Lord, What a Morning”: “She blessed this earth by walking upon it.”






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‘The Invention of News,’ by Andrew Pettegree

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 14:01
A historian traces the desire for information that led eventually to newspapers.
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Bookends: Whose Writing Career Do You Most Envy?

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 09:00
Zoë Heller and Daniel Mendelsohn discuss writers whose careers they covet.






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‘No Place to Hide,’ by Glenn Greenwald

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 10:02
In “No Place to Hide,” Glenn Greenwald writes about Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency and the dangers of government surveillance.






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Comics

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 14:05
Jaime Hernandez’s “Love Bunglers,” Jesse Jacobs’s “Safari Honeymoon” and more.






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Visuals

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 14:05
New books that have something to do with portraiture or self-portraiture include a collection of drawings by Kurt Vonnegut.






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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:23
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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Paperback Row

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:19
Paperback books of particular interest.






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The Shortlist: ‘The Vacationers,’ by Emma Straub, and More

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:15
New books by Emma Straub, Helen Walsh and Miranda Beverly-Whittemore.






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‘Casebook,’ by Mona Simpson

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 09:58
In Mona Simpson’s sixth novel, a young boy’s spying yields knowledge about the precarious state of his family.






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Inside the List

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 09:56
Daniel Schulman, whose biography of the politically influential Koch brothers is No. 17 on the extended hardcover nonfiction list, says, “I think it’s important, historically, to know who they are.”






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‘But Enough About You,’ by Christopher Buckley

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 09:53
A collection of Christopher Buckley’s work includes historical spoofs, riffs about family life and literary criticism.






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Tom Zoellner’s ‘Train’

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 09:53
Tom Zoellner sets off on a series of railway adventures in an attempt to recapture the power and poetry of train travel.






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Jen Doll’s ‘Save the Date’

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 09:53
Jen Doll’s first book is a memoir about weddings she has attended.






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‘Love, Nina,’ by Nina Stibbe

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 09:53
“Love, Nina” consists of the author’s letters home to her sister while working as a live-in nanny and rubbing elbows with London’s literary royalty.






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‘The Divorce Papers’ by Susan Rieger

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 09:52
Susan Rieger’s epistolary first novel tells the story of a bitter uncoupling.






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‘Man and Beast,’ by Mary Ellen Mark

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 09:48
A collection of Mary Ellen Mark’s photos from Mexico and India.






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