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ArtsBeat: Lorrie Moore Among Finalists for Story Prize

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 09:28
Ms. Moore, Francesca Marciano and Elizabeth McCracken will compete for the $20,000 prize.






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Bookends: Why Are We Obsessed With the Great American Novel?

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 09:00
Cheryl Strayed and Adam Kirsch try to get to the bottom of our long-running obsession with the Great American Novel.






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‘China 1945,’ by Richard Bernstein

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 14:47
With the defeat of Japan, the United States hoped to prevent civil war in China.






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Children’s Books

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 11:02







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Crime Columns

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 11:02







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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘America’s Bitter Pill’

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 12:54
Steven Brill discusses his new book about health care in America, and Heidi Julavits talks about Rachel Cusk’s new novel, “Outline.”






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‘Sailing the Forest: Selected Poems,’ by Robin Robertson

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
A career-spanning collection of poems from one of Scotland’s most intriguing literary voices.






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Robert Bausch’s ‘Far as the Eye Can See’

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
A Civil War veteran finds violence and love along the Western frontier in Robert Bausch’s novel.






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Letters: Found in Translation

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
Readers respond to a recent review of Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina” and more.






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Inside the List

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
Tess Gerritsen, whose “Die Again” is No. 5 on the hardcover fiction list, briefly assumed a new role last winter: organic farmer.






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Open Book: Health Care as High Drama

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
Reporters at The Times recommend books about health care.






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Paperback Row

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
Paperback books of particular interest.






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‘Lives in Ruins,’ by Marilyn Johnson

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
Exploring the world of archaeology, with tips for making ancient alcoholic drinks and fashioning a butcher blade from obsidian.






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‘Tell,’ by Frances Itani

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
Two couples are left rudderless in the aftermath of World War I in Frances Itani’s novel.






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‘Cowardice: A Brief History,’ by Chris Walsh

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
A study of cowardice, and of how it’s been understood and misunderstood through history.






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‘My Life as a Foreign Country,’ by Brian Turner

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
A poet and Army veteran presents vignettes that draw on his family history and his deployments, especially in Iraq.






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‘It Will End With Us,’ by Sam Savage

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
Sam Savage’s novel of a South Carolina family in decline is constructed from a daughter’s scattered memories.






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‘American Queen,’ by John Oller

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
A biography of the socialite Kate Chase Sprague, daughter of a cabinet minister, wife of a governor, mistress of a senator.






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‘All Eyes Are Upon Us,’ by Jason Sokol

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
Northerners applauded individual high-achieving African-Americans but opposed collective civil rights agendas.






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Editors’ Choice

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:12
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






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