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Hollywood

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 04:30
Lisa Schwarzbaum reviews new books about Alfred Hitchcock, Judy Garland, Orson Welles and more.







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Humor

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 04:30
Michael Ian Black reviews new books by Dave Barry, Brad Garrett, Mamrie Hart and more.







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Judy Blume’s ‘In the Unlikely Event’

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 04:30
Judy Blume’s first novel for adults in 17 years is about a ninth-grade Jewish girl and her New Jersey community in the aftermath of three plane crashes in the town.







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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Shakespeare in Love

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 11:58
Alan Riding discusses two new books about Shakespeare, and Michelle Orange talks about five new essay collections.







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Jon Pessah’s ‘The Game: Inside the Secret World of Major League Baseball’s Power Brokers’

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 14:29
Jon Pessah’s “The Game” takes the first real crack at determining how Major League Baseball got through the tumultuous time between 1992 and 2010.







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Inside the List

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:38
Jessica Knoll’s novel “Luckiest Girl Alive,” which is No. 12 on the hardcover fiction list, is the latest best seller with a mean girl for a protagonist.







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Thrillers

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:52
Reviews of new books by Harlan Coben, Heidi Pitlor, Benjamin Percy and more.







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‘Medicine Walk,’ by Richard Wagamese

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:27
In Richard Wagamese’s novel, a young Indian and his ailing, estranged father venture into the wild.







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The Shortlist: Essays

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:27
New books by Sarah Manguso, Edward Mendelson, Donald Hall, Mohsin Hamid and Ander Monson.







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‘The Book of Aron,’ by Jim Shepard

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:27
A poor family seeks opportunity in Warsaw, only to be swept up in the Nazi invasion.







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‘The Millionaire and the Bard,’ by Andrea E. Mays

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:27
Henry Folger set out to purchase as many First Folios as he could — and succeeded.







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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:27
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.







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Critic’s Take: Subversive Pleasure

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:27
Angela Carter died in 1992, and many of the elements of her stories have become commonplace in fiction and popular culture.







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‘The Familiar,’ by Mark Z. Danielewski

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:27
Mark Z. Danielewski’s experimental novel — the first in a planned 27-part series — unfolds on the same rainy day in May.







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Paperback Row

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:27
Paperback books of particular interest.







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‘The Distant Marvels,’ by Chantel Acevedo

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:27
Waiting out a hurricane, an old woman recounts her family’s history in Cuba.







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‘Gutshot,’ Stories by Amelia Gray

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:27
These stories test the reader’s ability to accept dark desires.







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Open Book: Start of a Long Trip

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 00:27
Mark Z. Danielewski’s visually stylized novel “The Familiar” is the first in a planned series of 27 books.







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Letters: The Undead Novel

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 16:59
Readers respond to recent reviews of Kate Atkinson’s “A God in Ruins,” David K. Shipler’s “Freedom of Speech” and more.







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Edna O’Brien: By the Book

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:59
The author, most recently, of “The Love Object” says Joyce staked his claim on Dublin, and it was left to Yeats, J. M. Synge and Beckett “to give us the landscape of the country in all its beauty, savagery, ghostliness and loneliness.”







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