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‘The Wolf Border,’ by Sarah Hall

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 11:25
A novel tracks a self-determined woman involved with the reintroduction of the gray wolf in England.









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‘Rise,’ by Karen Campbell

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 11:25
A Glasgow prostitute dumps her pimp and becomes a nanny.









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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 11:25
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Crime: Foul Players

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 11:25
Peter Lovesey’s new whodunit, “Down Among the Dead Men,” involves a professional car thief, a missing art teacher and two formidable women.









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‘Let Me Explain You,’ by Annie Liontas

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 11:25
A debut novel centers on a father who thinks he will soon die.









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Inside the List

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 11:25
David E. Hoffman’s “The Billion Dollar Spy,” No. 13 on the hardcover nonfiction list, traces the Cold War exploits of a Soviet military engineer who for years passed secrets to the C.I.A.









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‘North Korea Confidential’ and ‘North Korea Undercover’

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 11:25
Two books of reporting from North Korea offer details about daily life and the changing economy.









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‘Death and Mr. Pickwick,’ by Stephen Jarvis

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 11:25
A novelist argues that ‘The Pickwick Papers’ was hijacked from its illustrator.









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Paperback Row

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 11:25
Paperback books of particular interest.









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Letters: ‘Revolutionary Roads’

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 15:54
Readers respond to recent reviews of books by Chris Hedges, Charles Murray and others.









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Open Book: Reading and Writing the Waves

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 15:32
“Riding a wave well is like putting together a sentence that works,” says William Finnegan, whose new book is a surfing memoir.









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Sue Grafton: By the Book

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:00
The author of the Kinsey Millhone mysteries, including, most recently, “X,” has trouble passing up books about Anne Boleyn: “I keep hoping for a different ending. So far, no luck.”









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The Shortlist: Memoirs

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 12:05
New books by Amy Butcher, Gail Godwin, Vincent Crapanzano and Dale Peck.









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On Poetry: Rare or Well-Done

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 04:00
Robert Lowell said in 1960, “Two poetries are now competing, a cooked and a raw,” and that formulation reverberates in discussions of poetry to this day.









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Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 15:43
“Go Set a Watchman” demands that its readers abandon the immature sentimentality ingrained by middle school and the film adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”









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Bookends: What Are the Consequences of Our Cultural Obsession With Newness?

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 07:00
Siddhartha Deb and Anna Holmes discuss what we gain and lose in the onrush of the new.









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‘Our Man in Charleston,’ by Christopher Dickey

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 04:00
A diplomat stationed in South Carolina helped keep Britain out of America’s Civil War.









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ArtsBeat: Print Wikipedia Project Reaches Final Entry

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 16:59
So far, no buyer has emerged for the full 7,600-volume, 5.4-million-page set, which is priced at $500,000. But several dozen individual volumes have been sold.









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ArtsBeat: A Trove of Forgotten Writings Is Found in a Periodical Edited by Dickens

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 14:42
Charles Dickens edited a literary magazine for years, but the names of its contributors were unknown for more than a century.









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ArtsBeat: Berkeley Breathed Publishes First New ‘Bloom County’ Strip Since 1989

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 12:06
Mr. Breathed, who won a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning during the 1980s run of his comic strip, published a new comic on Facebook on Monday.









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