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‘Infamy’ and ‘The Train to Crystal City’

April 26, 2015 - 4:22am
Two books about the internment of Japanese- (and sometimes German-) Americans during World War II.






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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘One of Us’

April 24, 2015 - 12:12pm
Eric Schlosser discusses Asne Seierstad’s “One of Us,” and Meghan O’Rourke talks about Elizabeth Alexander’s “The Light of the World.”






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ArtsBeat: Alabama Town Loses Rights to Produce Play of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

April 24, 2015 - 11:42am
The Monroeville, Ala. museum that produces the theater adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel announced that it has lost licensing rights.






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Inside the List

April 24, 2015 - 6:30am
Cokie Roberts’s “Capital Dames,” No. 10 on the hardcover nonfiction list, is about powerful women in Washington during the Civil War era.
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Paperback Row

April 24, 2015 - 6:00am
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Editors’ Choice

April 24, 2015 - 6:00am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Open Book: Sing, O Muse

April 24, 2015 - 5:27am
If National Poetry Month is partly intended to encourage poetry’s engagement with contemporary culture, two young poets reviewed in this issue are doing their part.
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‘The Longest August,’ About India and Pakistan, by Dilip Hiro

April 24, 2015 - 5:27am
Dilip Hiro probes the cultural and strategic differences underpinning the India-Pakistan conflict.
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‘The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me,’ by Sofka Zinovieff

April 24, 2015 - 5:12am
In the 1930s and ’40s, a resplendent English estate was the home of a most unconventional family.
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The Shortlist: ‘We Could Not Fail,’ and More

April 24, 2015 - 5:00am
New books include “We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program.”
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Author’s Note: Romanticizing the Reader

April 24, 2015 - 4:42am
Diane Ackerman says that readers and writers provide a kind of outside family for one another.
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‘I Refuse,’ by Per Petterson

April 24, 2015 - 4:22am
Per Petterson’s new novel is about lost parents and the unexpectedly divergent paths of childhood friends who meet again as adults.
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‘Lurid & Cute,’ by Adam Thirlwell

April 24, 2015 - 4:15am
A loafer lapses into a hedonistic, drug-hazed life.
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ArtsBeat: Reese Witherspoon Will Be the Voice of Harper Lee’s Second Novel

April 23, 2015 - 12:15pm
The actress Reese Witherspoon has signed on to narrate the audiobook for Harper Lee’s second novel, “Go Set a Watchman.”






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