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New York Times book reviews - July 31, 2015 - 7:19am
William Finnegan, who has written several sober examinations of the world’s hot spots, has his first best seller with the surfing memoir “Barbarian Days,” No. 5 on the hardcover nonfiction list.









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‘Wealth Secrets of the One Percent,’ by Sam Wilkin

New York Times book reviews - July 31, 2015 - 7:12am
An economist offers principles for amassing riches gleaned from business titans.









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‘The Love She Left Behind,’ by Amanda Coe

New York Times book reviews - July 31, 2015 - 7:08am
In this novel, a woman leaves her husband and two children for a temperamental playwright.









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‘The Watchmaker of Filigree Street,’ by Natasha Pulley

New York Times book reviews - July 31, 2015 - 7:02am
In this debut novel, set in 1880s London, a mysterious mechanical genius seems to tinker with fate.









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‘Circling the Sun,’ by Paula McLain

New York Times book reviews - July 31, 2015 - 7:01am
This novel is based on the life of Beryl Markham, horsewoman and aviator.









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‘The Richest Man Who Ever Lived,’ by Greg Steinmetz

New York Times book reviews - July 31, 2015 - 7:00am
A Renaissance-era financier helped to create an international money market.









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‘The Fly Trap,’ by Fredrik Sjoberg

New York Times book reviews - July 31, 2015 - 6:59am
An amateur entomologist from Sweden offers a unique tour of the world of hoverfly collecting.









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‘Barbara the Slut,’ by Lauren Holmes

New York Times book reviews - July 31, 2015 - 6:59am
A story collection traces lives tinged with comedy and strain.









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‘A Hanging at Cinder Bottom,’ by Glenn Taylor

New York Times book reviews - July 31, 2015 - 6:58am
Two card hustlers face the gallows in a West Virginia town.









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The Shortlist: Dark Memoirs

New York Times book reviews - July 31, 2015 - 6:57am
New books by Alan Lightman, Mary Anna King, Brad Gooch and Allen Kurzweil.









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'End Of The Tour': An Unauthorized 'Anti-Biopic' Of David Foster Wallace

NPR Books - July 31, 2015 - 12:55am

Instead of telling the author's life story, the film (which the Wallace estate does not approve of) focuses on five days in 1996 during the publicity tour for Infinite Jest.

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