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Peggy Noonan: By the Book

December 17, 2015 - 4:30am
The author, most recently, of “The Time of Our Lives” isn’t impressed with recent books by presidential contenders: “They were mostly unreal and insincere.”

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Children’s Books: A Place to Learn

December 16, 2015 - 1:26pm
A picture book offers a look at a home-schooling family’s day.

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‘Memory Theater,’ by Simon Critchley

December 16, 2015 - 11:25am
Critchley imagines a structure for memories in a novel filled with philosophy references.

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The Novel’s Evil Tongue

December 16, 2015 - 9:29am
To live without gossip is to scorn storytelling, and thus literature.

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Ivory Tower: All Things Being Unequal

December 15, 2015 - 2:30am
New books ask whether economic inequality is the real problem — or whether our preoccupation with it distracts us from more fundamental issues.

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Author’s Note: The King and I

December 14, 2015 - 2:31pm
If literary fiction is Brooklyn, the historical novel is Queens.

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