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Paul Theroux’s ‘Mr. Bones’

New York Times book reviews - October 17, 2014 - 6:56am
Men follow their compulsions, and sometimes receive their comeuppance, in Paul Theroux’s stories.
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‘Just Mercy,’ by Bryan Stevenson

New York Times book reviews - October 17, 2014 - 6:55am
A lawyer personalizes the struggle against injustice with the story of a man wrongfully convicted of murder.
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Simon Rich’s ‘Spoiled Brats’

New York Times book reviews - October 17, 2014 - 6:55am
Simon Rich’s humorous stories take on the millennial generation.
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Inside the List

New York Times book reviews - October 17, 2014 - 6:54am
Marilynne Robinson, whose novel “Lila” is No. 4 on the hardcover fiction list, has found success agreeable. “A Pulitzer Prize is very reassuring, and that’s a fact.”
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Children's Books: ‘Through the Woods’ and ‘Monstrous Affections’

New York Times book reviews - October 17, 2014 - 6:54am
A collection of illustrated tales with a sinister bent, and an anthology of stories featuring otherworldly creatures.
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Children's Books: ‘Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle’ and ‘Heap House’

New York Times book reviews - October 17, 2014 - 6:54am
Characters in two dark urban fairy tales for middle-grade readers uncover events hidden in the past.
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Children's Books: ‘Kinda Like Brothers’ and ‘Half a World Away’

New York Times book reviews - October 17, 2014 - 6:53am
Two novels featuring adoption and foster care show how bonds are formed despite less than ideal circumstances.
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Children's Books: Marla Frazee’s ‘The Farmer and the Clown,’ and More

New York Times book reviews - October 17, 2014 - 6:53am
From a distant farm to the African veldt, these picture books celebrate the limitless nature of creativity and imagination.
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Open Book: A Bevy of the Best

New York Times book reviews - October 17, 2014 - 6:52am
Each October brings a shelf full of Best American anthologies.
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Nell Zink’s ‘Wallcreeper’

New York Times book reviews - October 17, 2014 - 6:52am
The wallcreeper of this novel’s title and its protagonist both crave freedom.
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Letters: All in the Game

New York Times book reviews - October 17, 2014 - 6:51am
Readers respond to recent reviews of Mark Edmundson’s “Why Football Matters,” Steve Almond’s “Against Football” and more.
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Book News: John Grisham Backs Down From Comments On Child Pornography

NPR Books - October 17, 2014 - 4:24am

After meeting backlash, the author apologized for lamenting the long prison sentences handed to some users of child pornography. Also: Stirrings are afoot in the worlds of Harry Potter and Twin Peaks.

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Silicon Valley Companies Add New Benefit For Women: Egg Freezing

NPR Top Stories - October 16, 2014 - 11:21pm

The addition of the benefit by Facebook and Apple comes as tech companies face mounting pressure to hire more women, but some warn it may increase pressure those employees feel to put off having kids.

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World Bank Head On Ebola: Put The Fire Out Where It's Raging

NPR Top Stories - October 16, 2014 - 11:20pm

World Bank President Jim Kim believes the world has moved too slow in battling Ebola. And closing off travel from West Africa, he says, is not the answer.

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Poetry In Motion: Prima Ballerina Retires After 3-Decade Career

NPR Top Stories - October 16, 2014 - 11:18pm

Wendy Whelan, 47, will give her final performance with the New York City Ballet on Saturday. NPR spent time with the dancer as she prepared for her goodbye.

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Free Speech In Hong Kong, Then And Now

NPR Top Stories - October 16, 2014 - 11:16pm

NPR's Frank Langfitt has traveled to Hong Kong since 1997, when the former British colony reverted to Chinese rule. Back then, residents spoke openly and gave their full names. Not anymore.

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Dallas Nurse With Ebola Arrives In Maryland For Treatment

NPR Top Stories - October 16, 2014 - 9:01pm

Nina Pham was flown by executive jet from Dallas to Frederick Municipal Airport in Frederick, Md. From there, she was being transferred to the National Institutes of Health center in Bethesda, Md.

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Walk-Off 3-Run Homer Sends Giants Past Cardinals to The World Series

NPR Top Stories - October 16, 2014 - 7:23pm

The bash by leftfielder Travis Ishikawa gave San Francisco a 6-3 win, sends St. Louis home, and sets up a title matchup with the streaking Kansas City Royals.

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Biden's Son, Hunter, Discharged From Navy Over Failed Cocaine Test

NPR Top Stories - October 16, 2014 - 5:20pm

Responding to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Hunter Biden said he was "embarrassed" that his actions led to his discharge.

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Obama Says It 'May Be Appropriate' To Appoint Ebola Czar

NPR Top Stories - October 16, 2014 - 4:16pm

President Obama said that while the highest level of the federal government was taking the Ebola threat seriously, Ebola remains "a very difficult disease to catch."

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