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Sonia Manzano’s ‘Becoming Maria’ and Margarita Engle’s ‘Enchanted Air’

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
Look for your life: Two Latina writers explore the experience of finding their own way among multiple cultures.









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‘Becoming Nicole,’ by Amy Ellis Nutt

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
A family rises to the challenge when their son insists he is a girl.









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‘Kid Moses,’ by Mark R. Thornton

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
A homeless Tanzanian boy leaves Dar es Salaam for the unknown wilderness in this debut novel.









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Open Book: Putin, Reimagined

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 12:15
Authors with Russian roots discuss why Putin might appeal to novelists.









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Nathan Lane: By the Book

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 07:00
The actor and author of “Naughty Mabel” owns a very dusty copy of “The Complete Book of Abs”: “You know, for the pictures.”









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Jay Winik’s ‘1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History’

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 04:30
The people and politics leading to President Roosevelt’s belated decision to help rescue Jews in Europe.









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‘The Crime and the Silence,’ by Anna Bikont

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 04:30
A Polish journalist revisits the massacre of Jews in Jedwabne and the town’s long denial of responsibility.









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‘Killing a King’ Examines Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 04:30
Rabin was assassinated 20 years ago at a crucial point in the peace process.









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Bookends: Is Legitimate Satire Necessarily Directed at the Powerful?

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 07:00
Siddhartha Deb and James Parker debate whether legitimate satire has to punch upward at its subject.









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‘Islam and the Future of Tolerance’ and ‘Not in God’s Name’

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 04:30
Two books discuss the nature of religious extremism and potential paths to reform.









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‘The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin,’ by Steven Lee Myers

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 04:30
The ascent of the ambitious autocrat from K.G.B. operative to self-appointed defender of his nation.









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‘Winter Is Coming,’ by Garry Kasparov

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 04:30
Kasparov makes his case against the Putin presidency and points to the West’s role in his rule.









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Michel Houellebecq’s ‘Submission’

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 04:30
Karl Ove Knausgaard reviews Michel Houellebecq’s new novel, which imagines France as a Muslim state in 2022.









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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Michael Connelly’s ‘The Crossing’

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 18:17
Mr. Connelly talks about his latest crime novel, and Joseph Kanon discusses a new biography of John le Carré and a memoir by Frederick Forsyth.









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Crime: Michael Connelly’s ‘The Crossing,’ and More

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 10:25
In Connelly’s new novel, Harry Bosch takes on a private investigation for his half brother, Mickey Haller.









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‘Eternity’s Sunrise: The Imaginative World of William Blake,’ by Leo Damrosch

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 10:25
Evoking the poet who went from innocence to experience to the prophetic.









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‘After the Parade,’ by Lori Ostlund

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 10:25
In a debut novel, a man leaves his much older partner to strike out on his own.









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‘London Fog: The Biography,’ by Christine L. Corton

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 10:25
London’s fabled fog was stoked by economic opportunism and political neglect.









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‘The Other Paris,’ by Luc Sante

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 10:25
Luc Sante celebrates the outcast, criminal and bohemian in Paris.









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‘Wilkie Collins,’ by Peter Ackroyd

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 10:25
Wilkie Collins made his name with dark, crime-tinged tales.









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