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New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:00
Paperback books of particular interest.









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Inside the List: Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:53
Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “Between the World and Me,” which enters the hardcover nonfiction list at No. 1, is an incantatory essay about being black in America.









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RWA day two: Jessie Potts checks in from the NYC conference

USAToday Books - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 23:45

HEA contributor Jessie Potts checks in from the RWA romance authors conference in NYC.

        
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ArtsBeat: Jonathan Franzen and Mavis Staples Among Highlights at 92nd Street Y

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 13:40
Mr. Franzen will read from his new novel, “Purity,” and Ms. Staples will perform with Joan Osborne, during the 2015-16 season.









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Letters: ‘Ally’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:37
Readers respond to recent reviews of Michael B. Oren’s “Ally,” Emma Sky’s “The Unraveling” and more.









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William T. Vollmann: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 07:00
The author, most recently, of “The Dying Grass” says the deader the author, the more worthwhile the book. “Who would keep bringing out editions of ‘Gilgamesh’ if there weren’t some magic in the story?”









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Critic’s Take: It’s the End of the World as She Knows It

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 04:00
Female writers don’t need to destroy the world in order to imagine feeling unsafe in it.









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Ta-Nehisi Coates writes a best seller

USAToday Books - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:46

His book 'Between the World and Me' is about being a black man in America.

        
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ArtsBeat: E. L. Doctorow in The Times

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 07:27
Mr. Doctorow, the author of “Ragtime,” “Billy Bathgate” and other books, died on Tuesday at 84.









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‘Men of War,’ by Alexander Rose

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 04:00
Alexander Rose takes on the combat experience at Bunker Hill, Gettysburg and Iwo Jima.









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‘The China Challenge,’ by Thomas J. Christensen

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 04:00
A former State Department official urges Americans to accept China’s rise to power.









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Author E. L. Doctorow dead at 84

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 21:28

The cause was complications from lung cancer, according to reports.

        
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Dr. Seuss’ ‘What Pet Should I Get?’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 17:45
“What Pet Should I Get?” shows Dr. Seuss’ particular genius for distilling both the spirit of his times and the timeless mind-set of children.









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'Go Set a Watchman' lands at No. 1

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 16:33

Harper Lee's novel sells 1.1 million copies its first week.

        
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Tale of Soviet spy reads like a thriller

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:51

'The Billion Dollar Spy' shows the human element of international espionage.

        
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Bookends: Are There Literary Uses for Boredom?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:00
Rivka Galchen and Adam Kirsch discuss whether boring books might serve an interesting purpose.









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‘The Hirschfeld Century: Portrait of an Artist and His Age’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:00
A look back at Al Hirschfeld’s 80-year career depicting film and theater’s signature faces.









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‘How Music Got Free,’ by Stephen Witt

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:00
How the industry has — and hasn’t — adapted to the digital revolution.









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Must-read romances: 'A School for Brides,' 'Tin Man'

USAToday Books - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 00:01

HEA contributor Jessie Potts recs romances by Patrice Kindl and Lisa Hunter & Heidi Belleau.

        
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ArtsBeat: N.Y.U. Library Acquires Archive of the Digital Art Journal Triple Canopy

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 13:27
The online publication, founded in 2007, will work with the Fales Library at New York University to preserve its digital content.









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