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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Cosby: His Life and Times’

September 19, 2014 - 9:33am
Mark Whitaker discusses his new biography of Bill Cosby, and Jeff Hobbs talks about “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace.”






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ArtsBeat: The Bradbury Chronicles: Hundreds of Items Owned by Author Going to Auction

September 19, 2014 - 8:56am
Items including awards and even bottles of wine owned by Bradbury are to be auctioned this month.






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Children's Books: ‘Harlem Hellfighters,’ by J. Patrick Lewis and Gary Kelley

September 19, 2014 - 7:59am
A picture book about an African-American regiment in World War I that confronted racists as well as the German Army.
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Children's Books: ‘Nest,’ by Esther Ehrlich

September 19, 2014 - 7:59am
In this middle-grade novel, a girl finds a way forward after the loss of her mother.
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Children's Books: ‘Belzhar,’ by Meg Wolitzer

September 19, 2014 - 7:58am
Students at a therapeutic boarding school discover a way to return to the past, before their personal traumas.
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Children's Books: Anthony Browne’s ‘What If . . . ?’ and More

September 19, 2014 - 7:58am
Swallowing their fears, these adventuresome characters set off down unfamiliar streets and explore unknown worlds.
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‘Neverhome,’ by Laird Hunt

September 19, 2014 - 7:53am
Disguised as a man, Laird Hunt’s heroine joins the Union Army.
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Margaret Forster’s ‘Unknown Bridesmaid’

September 19, 2014 - 7:53am
A child psychologist is troubled by her own adolescence.
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Author's Note: Be Polite With Your Books

September 19, 2014 - 7:52am
The etiquette of borrowing, recommending and reshelving books.
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Editors’ Choice

September 19, 2014 - 7:52am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Paperback Row

September 19, 2014 - 7:52am
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Inside the List

September 19, 2014 - 7:51am
Ian McEwan, whose novel “The Children Act” is No. 4 on the hardcover fiction list, keeps a tally on his website of academic dissertations and theses discussing his work.
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Bookshelf: Laughs

September 19, 2014 - 7:51am
New picture books include Mac Barnett’s “Sam and Dave Dig a Hole.”
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Deborah Levy’s ‘Black Vodka’ and ‘Things I Don’t Want to Know’

September 19, 2014 - 7:48am
In two books, Deborah Levy explores exile, estrangement and the deferral of desire.
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‘The Paying Guests,’ by Sarah Waters

September 19, 2014 - 7:48am
In Sarah Waters’s novel of illicit love in 1920s London, a widow and her spinster daughter take a young couple into their home.
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‘A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing,’ by Eimear McBride

September 19, 2014 - 7:47am
An Irish woman leaves behind a sick brother and an abusive home life in this coming-of-age novel.
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‘Stone Mattress,’ by Margaret Atwood

September 19, 2014 - 7:47am
There’s plenty of life left in the aging protagonists of Margaret Atwood’s “tales.”
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The Shortlist: Raffaella Barker's 'From a Distance,' and More

September 19, 2014 - 7:43am
New books by Raffaella Barker, Elizabeth Gaffney, Jennie Rooney and Jacqueline Winspear.
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Letters: When the Troops Came Home

September 19, 2014 - 7:42am
Readers respond to recent reviews of Robert Timberg’s “Blue-Eyed Boy,” William Giraldi’s “Hold the Dark” and more.
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Open Book: Civil War (and Family) History

September 19, 2014 - 7:42am
Laird Hunt learned about his Civil War-era ancestors while doing research for his novel “Neverhome.”
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