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‘The Truth and Other Lies,’ by Sascha Arango

New York Times book reviews - July 2, 2015 - 5:22am
A best-selling author schemes to conceal his role in murder and literary fraud.









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Anthony Doerr: By the Book

New York Times book reviews - July 2, 2015 - 4:00am
The author of “All the Light We Cannot See” read “The Sheltering Sky” when he was 11 or 12. “I was incredibly blessed, because neither my mother nor the local librarians ever said: ‘This is outside your age range, Tony. You can’t handle this.’”









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On World Cafe, A Look At The Grateful Dead's Legacy

NPR Books - July 1, 2015 - 11:19am

As the Dead's Fare Thee Well Tour comes to a close, World Cafe talks with David Browne, the author of a new book on the legendary band.

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ArtsBeat: ‘Absolute Transmetropolitan’ and ‘Melody': A Squalid City and a Stripper Memoir

New York Times book reviews - July 1, 2015 - 8:13am
Two new reprint collections, “Absolute Transmetropolitan: Volume 1” and “Melody: Story of a Nude Dancer,” take on social injustice.









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For This Nostalgia Trip, 'We Don't Need Roads'

NPR Books - July 1, 2015 - 5:32am

This oral history of the Back to the Future movies offers a wealth of fascinating historical trivia — but critic Genevieve Valentine says it's carefully broad scope can mean a lack of sharp analysis.

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Misty Copeland Seeks To Inspire Other African-American Dancers

NPR Books - July 1, 2015 - 1:07am

Misty Copeland is the American Ballet Theater's first female African-American principal dancer. She discusses her book, Firebird. (This piece initially aired on Sept. 9, 2014 on Morning Edition).

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William Styron’s ‘My Generation: Collected Nonfiction’

New York Times book reviews - July 1, 2015 - 1:00am
Essays by the author of “Sophie’s Choice” consider an era of American literature shaped by global catastrophe.









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‘Skyfaring,’ by Mark Vanhoenacker

New York Times book reviews - July 1, 2015 - 1:00am
An ode to the wonder of air travel, from the cockpit of a 747.









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‘New Objectivity’ and ‘Max Beckmann: The Still Lifes’

New York Times book reviews - June 30, 2015 - 4:18pm
Amid the turmoil that followed the Great War, German artists set out to create a new society.









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ArtsBeat: Zadie Smith to Collaborate on a Screenplay

New York Times book reviews - June 30, 2015 - 10:21am
The novelist Zadie Smith will write her first screenplay, with the French director Claire Denis.









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