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Thanksgiving, Frozen: A 6-Day Guide To What To Cook Ahead, And When

NPR Top Stories - November 21, 2014 - 12:16pm

You don't have to leave all the cooking for Thursday. We offer tips for getting most of the meal ready in advance so you can sleep in a little later on the big day.

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ArtsBeat: Daniel Handler Apologizes Over ‘Racist’ Comment at National Book Awards

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 11:46am
The author, who hosted the awards ceremony Wednesday night, apologized profusely for what he described as a racist comment.






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Critic's Take: The End of Biography

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 10:09am
How can thousand-page biographies continue to compete for the attention of readers?
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‘The Republic of Imagination,’ by Azar Nafisi

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 10:09am
Azar Nafisi uses three classic novels as a window on American society.
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Stephen King’s ‘Revival’

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 10:09am
Two men are locked in a battle of wills in Stephen King’s novel of fanaticism and what might exist on the other side of life.
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‘All My Puny Sorrows,’ by Miriam Toews

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 10:09am
In Miriam Toews’s novel, a writer travels to a Winnipeg hospital to spend time with her sister, who has attempted suicide.
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‘Something Rich and Strange,’ by Ron Rash

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 10:09am
Ron Rash’s stories portray the Appalachian landscape in all its brutal, exquisite complexity.
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‘A Chosen Exile,’ by Allyson Hobbs

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 10:09am
A cultural history of passing examines individual stories and questions the meaning of racial identity.
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Children's Audiobooks: ‘The Port Chicago 50’ and ‘The Family Romanov’

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 10:09am
Two audiobooks for young readers tell stories about the past.
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Nuruddin Farah’s ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 10:09am
The terrorist killing of a Somali U.N. official brings strife to his family in Nuruddin Farah’s novel.
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‘The Chain,’ by Ted Genoways

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 10:09am
In the tradition of “The Jungle,” a journalist investigates the hidden costs — animal, human, environmental — of cheap meat.
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Children's Audiobooks: Jason Segel Reads ‘Nightmares!’

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 10:09am
Twelve-year-old Charlie must confront his own fears to save his brother from the netherworld.
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Audiobooks: ‘Gravity’s Rainbow,’ Read by George Guidall

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 10:09am
A skilled audiobook performance brings new life to “Gravity’s Rainbow” at age 41.
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Audiobooks: Dan Stevens Reads Homer Translations

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 10:09am
Dan Stevens reads Robert Fitzgerald’s classic translations of Homer.
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Audiobooks: ‘Fahrenheit 451,’ Read by Tim Robbins

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 10:09am
Is “Fahrenheit 451” a parable about censorship or an indictment of the cultural distraction of technology?
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‘Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life,’ by Hermione Lee

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 9:59am
Hermione Lee’s latest biography is of the English novelist Penelope Fitzgerald, a late bloomer who published her first book at 58 and became famous at 80.
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The Shortlist: Val Wang's 'Beijing Bastard,' and More

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 9:20am
New books by Val Wang, Xiaolu Guo, Tim Clissold and Liu Zhenyun.
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Book News: Daniel Handler Apologizes For Jokes At National Book Awards

NPR Books - November 21, 2014 - 8:17am

Handler, better known as Lemony Snicket, hosted Wednesday's ceremony — and made a few racially charged jokes while doing so. He apologized after a backlash Thursday. Also: A Beach Boy plans a memoir.

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Open Book: A ‘No Wing’ Author

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 8:08am
Carolyn Chute is as unclassifiable and unruly in her books as she is in person.
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Carolyn Chute’s ‘Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves’

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 8:06am
Some residents of Egypt, Maine, fear a communal settlement and its enigmatic leader; others are irresistibly attracted.
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