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‘Chasing the Scream,’ by Johann Hari

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 12:05
Johann Hari surveys the devastation wrought by the decades-long war on drugs.
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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:38
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Paperback Row

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:33
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Crime: Laura Lippman’s ‘Hush Hush,’ and More

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:27
Laura Lippman’s scrappy Baltimore private eye, Tess Monaghan, is back on the job in “Hush Hush.”
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Letters: ‘The Sacrifice’

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 17:43
Readers respond to recent reviews of Joyce Carol Oates’s “The Sacrifice,” Ben Metcalf’s “Against the Country” and more.
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‘Founders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln,’ by Richard Brookhiser

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:15
Richard Brookhiser casts Lincoln as what might today be called an originalist, a leader who acted in accordance with the founders’ intentions.






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‘The Whites,’ by Richard Price Writing as Harry Brandt

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 10:51
Richard Price’s new novel, written under a pseudonym, is about a New York detective and an unsolved case that haunts him.






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ArtsBeat: Lincoln Prize Goes to Harold Holzer

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 19:17
The 2015 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize is being awarded to Harold Holzer for his book “Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion.”






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ArtsBeat: PEN World Voices Festival Returns With Eye on Africa

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 14:01
Participants in the 11th annual festival will include Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Edwidge Danticat and Michael Ondaatje.






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By the Book: Nora Roberts: By the Book

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:00
The romance novelist and, writing as J. D. Robb, the author, most recently, of “Obsession in Death,” thinks all world leaders should be required to read “Catch-22,” and “then give a book report to prove they understood it.”
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Bookends: What Is the Best Portrayal of a Marriage in Literature?

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 10:00
Charles McGrath and Leslie Jamison discuss the best portrayals of marriage in literature.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Love and Lies’

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 14:09
Adelle Waldman discusses Clancy Martin’s “Love and Lies,” and Dana Goldstein talks about Anya Kamenetz’s “The Test.”






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ArtsBeat: Twyla Tharp to Debut New Works on Anniversary Tour

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 14:03
Ms. Tharp and 12 dancers will perform a program of new work, set to music by Bach, Henry Butler and John Zorn, across the country this fall.
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David Axelrod’s ‘Believer’

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 07:00
A memoir by David Axelrod, Obama’s strategist and political adviser.






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Critic’s Take: Rereading Eileen Simpson’s ‘Poets in Their Youth’

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:12
A critic rereads “Poets in Their Youth,” Eileen Simpson’s memoir about John Berryman and his circle of friends, and sees Simpson as a heroic figure.






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Children’s Books: ‘X,’ a Novel About Malcolm X

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:12
A young-adult novel based on the black leader’s early years, co‑written by one of his daughters.






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Children’s Books: ‘The Last Time We Say Goodbye’ and ‘I Was Here’

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:12
Two books for young adults explore the guilt, anger and overwhelming sadness that follow a teenager’s death.






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Inside the List

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:12
Jill Leovy, whose “Ghettoside” is No. 8 on the hardcover nonfiction list, once kept a blog tracking every murder in Los Angeles County.






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Letters: Books at War

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:12
Readers respond to recent reviews of “When Books Went to War,” “The Forgotten Depression” and more.






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Children’s Books: ‘My Name Is Truth,’ ‘Chasing Freedom’ and ‘The Case for Loving’

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:12
These works of biography and historical fiction immerse young readers in the 19th- and 20th-century struggles for equal rights.






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