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Taking A Timeout From Time — It's A Family Thing

February 11, 2016 - 4:00am

The Tollivers have always believed in time travel and young Waldy is no different. Now, stuck permanently at 8:47 a.m., he passes time writing the history of his expansive (and entertaining) family.

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Harry Potter Fans, Rejoice! New Book From The Wizarding World Coming This Summer

February 10, 2016 - 2:41pm

The book, called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, picks up the story of Harry and Co. where the series epilogue left off. It will comprise the script of a play of the same name.

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Lisa Lucas Takes The Reins At The National Book Foundation

February 10, 2016 - 2:26pm

Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: "Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader," she says.

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Left To Fend For Himself, 'Pax' The Fox Must Find His Human Friend

February 10, 2016 - 1:40pm

To research her new novel for young readers, author Sara Pennypacker consulted with a red fox expert. Her takeaway? "They're brilliant. Foxes are so brilliant," she says.

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'Every Anxious Wave' Is A Wise, Witty Romp Through Time — And Indie Rock

February 10, 2016 - 10:45am

Packed with music references and enough science to keep its time travel premise plausible, Every Anxious Wave "rings with a uniqueness that transcends the tropes of time travel and indie romance."

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In Beyoncé's 'Formation,' A Glorification Of 'Bama' Blackness

February 10, 2016 - 5:30am

Beyoncé's latest song is for the black Southern woman, says National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, who's from Mississippi. It's a message she needed to hear.

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When Caravaggio Plays Quevedo In Tennis, The Court Becomes A Sonnet

February 9, 2016 - 3:02pm

"It's a little space, well-measured and precise, in which you have to keep the ball bouncing," says Álvaro Enrigue. His book, Sudden Death, pits the Italian painter against the Spanish poet.

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At 82, Broadway 'Master Of Ceremonies' Joel Grey Says, 'Life Seems Full'

February 9, 2016 - 10:29am

Grey explains how he brought his decadent Cabaret character to life on both the stage and screen, and reflects on coming out as gay after years of living closeted. His memoir is Master Of Ceremonies.

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What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren't Getting)

February 9, 2016 - 6:13am

Author Erika Christakis mounts a spirited defense of a four-letter word that, she says, isn't used nearly enough in early classrooms: play.

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'Morning Star' Brings 'Red Rising' Trilogy To An End ... Eventually

February 9, 2016 - 4:00am

Pierce Brown finishes his trilogy with a lot of exposition, and a really satisfying bang.

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