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ArtsBeat: Among Friends: Linda Rosenkrantz on ‘Talk’

August 28, 2015 - 7:51am
Ms. Rosenkrantz discusses her recently reissued 1968 book, which is made up of candid conversations about psychoanalysis, sex and art.









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Inside the List

August 27, 2015 - 2:15pm
Almost 100 years after his death, Marcel Proust has finally cracked the best-seller list. Sort of.









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ArtsBeat: Biography of Jimmy Carter Is in the Works

August 26, 2015 - 3:13pm
Kai Bird, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will write a biography of former President Jimmy Carter for Crown Publishing Group.









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Ann Beattie: By the Book

August 26, 2015 - 11:46am
The author, most recently, of “The State We’re In” reads more novels and stories than anything else — “except, maybe, cookbooks. I avoid mysteries, since I never understand what happens.”









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Critic’s Take: Closing the Book

August 26, 2015 - 11:45am
A writer struggles to read while grieving for her parents.









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Amitav Ghosh’s ‘Flood of Fire’

August 26, 2015 - 11:45am
The main characters in the final volume of Amitav Ghosh’s trilogy all have something to hide.









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‘Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders,’ by Julianna Baggott

August 26, 2015 - 11:44am
A writer with a cult following has turned her life into six well-loved novels. But where is the last one?









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‘That Winter the Wolf Came,’ by Juliana Spahr

August 26, 2015 - 11:44am
Poems take on the political, from oil spills to Occupy Oakland.









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‘Girl Waits With Gun,’ by Amy Stewart

August 26, 2015 - 11:44am
The bad guys are no match for a bullied woman in 1914.









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‘The End of Tsarist Russia,’ by Dominic Lieven

August 26, 2015 - 11:43am
A scholar approaches World War I from the standpoint of Russian foreign policy.









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Susan Casey’s ‘Voices in the Ocean’

August 26, 2015 - 11:43am
Exploring a watery world of intriguing creatures and the people they captivate.









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The Shortlist: Surviving the Nazis

August 26, 2015 - 11:43am
New books include Alex Kershaw’s “Avenue of Spies.”









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‘Murder by Candlelight,’ by Michael Knox Beran

August 26, 2015 - 11:33am
This book urges us to consider our own hearts of darkness.









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Jonathan Franzen’s ‘Purity’

August 26, 2015 - 11:33am
Jonathan Franzen’s protagonist, a young woman named Pip, makes her way in the world.









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Editors’ Choice

August 26, 2015 - 10:54am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Paperback Row

August 26, 2015 - 10:49am
Paperback books of particular interest.









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Open Book: An Unlikely Debut

August 26, 2015 - 6:17am
Naomi J. Williams couldn’t have predicted the nature of her debut novel: “I’m just the most unlikely person to have written this book.”









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‘Landfalls,’ by Naomi J. Williams

August 26, 2015 - 6:12am
Mostly true stories form a novel about an 18th-century French expedition across two oceans.









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