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'The Seventh Bride' Faces Horror — And Still Gets The Biscuits Made

7 hours 27 min ago

Ursula Vernon (writing as T. Kingfisher) delivers a fleet, stripped-down fairy tale with echoes of Bluebeard and Peter Beagle. Critic Tasha Robinson praises Vernon's tough-minded, distinctive women

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'All American Boys': A Young Adult Book About A Police Beating And A Hard Choice

November 25, 2015 - 6:45am

A new young adult book tells the story of a police beating from two perspectives: the black boy who was beaten, and a white boy who witnessed it.

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'Tales From The Loop' Doesn't Forget The Robots (Or The Dinosaurs)

November 25, 2015 - 4:03am

Illustrator Simon Stålenhag has put together a compilation of short stories to accompany his haunting, gorgeous paintings of an alternate Sweden full of aliens and strange technology. And dinosaurs.

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Philosopher At Play: The Twisty Epiphanies Of 'Memory Theater'

November 24, 2015 - 4:03am

Simon Critchley, a British philosopher, has penned an offbeat essay — or is it an autobiographical novel? A memoir thick with fictions? Whatever it is, Memory Theater makes for a delightful read.

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Here Are The 2015 Medal Of Freedom Winners, In Their Own Voices

November 23, 2015 - 2:12pm

Athletes, artists and activists crowd the list of winners of the nation's highest civilian honor. Before they get their medals Tuesday, get to know them — in sight and sound.

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Ernest Hemingway's 'A Moveable Feast' Hits French Bestseller List After Paris Attacks

November 23, 2015 - 1:25pm

Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast has hit the French bestseller list a half century after its publication, all because of a French granny. A 77-year-old Paris woman who lives near the Bataclan concert hall gave a TV interview that went viral. In the interview, she calls on her countrymen to read Hemingway's novel of living it up in the "City of Light."

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Gaitskill Spins A Swirling Tale Of Love, Delusion And Horses In 'The Mare'

November 23, 2015 - 11:30am

Mary Gaitskill's new novel chronicles the complex relationship between a poor black girl from Brooklyn and her middle-aged white benefactors. Maureen Corrigan calls The Mare a "raw, beautiful story."

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The Man And The Mistakes That 'Invented Rock 'n' Roll'

November 23, 2015 - 11:24am

In his new book, Sam Phillips, music writer Peter Guralnick profiles the founder of the Sun Records label. Guralnick says Phillips rejected perfection in favor of spontaneity and individuality.

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