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ArtsBeat: ‘The Escape Artist’: Thomas Beller Talks About J. D. Salinger 
  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:10:56 GMT 
    Mr. Beller’s new book is part biography of the reclusive Salinger and part memoir.








ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Elephant Company’ 
  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:01:05 GMT 
    Vicki Constantine Croke discusses her new book, about the role of elephants in World War II.








ArtsBeat: In Brooklyn, a Trove of Hebrew Books From Centuries Past 
  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:48:49 GMT 
    An exhibition at the Chabad headquarters in Crown Heights features Hebrew book published between 1475 and 1574.








‘Blood Feud’ vs. ‘Hard Choices’ in Hillary Clinton Book Battle 
  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 01:46:21 GMT 
    Edward Klein’s “Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas,” a 320-page unauthorized and barely sourced account, has toppled “Hard Choices” from its spot on the best-seller list.


Long Days, Extra Innings 
  Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:22:07 GMT 
    New art books include textured dreamscapes by Lee Bontecou and full-size reproductions of Charles M. Schulz’s “Peanuts.”








Books of The Times: Cristina Henríquez’s ‘The Book of Unknown Americans’ 
  Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:33:20 GMT 
    In Cristina Henríquez’s “The Book of Unknown Americans,” an array of characters from Latin America talk directly about their reasons for coming to the United States.








Larry McMurtry: By the Book 
  Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:00:01 GMT 
    The author, most recently, of “The Last Kind Words Saloon” says that meth-heads are the worst part of being a bookseller. “Anyone can walk into our bookstore in the age of meth — it’s a constant worry.”








Books of The Times: In Rainbow Rowell’s ‘Landline,’ Magic May Fix Things 
  Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:08:18 GMT 
    In Rainbow Rowell’s “Landline,” a TV writer whose marriage is failing finds a possible way to fix things by dialing a rotary phone and revisiting the past.








James Patterson’s ‘Maximum Ride’ Books to Be a Series on YouTube 
  Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:55:19 GMT 
    The series based on the eight young-adult novels will initially include six to 10 episodes of 10 to 15 minutes each.


Children’s Books: Sarah Powell’s ‘Cardboard Box Book,’ and More 
  Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:00:01 GMT 
    Three new crafts books suggest ideas for a range of activities to inspire young artists during their summer vacation.








Man Charged With Assaulting the Novelist Colum McCann 
  Wed, 09 Jul 2014 03:46:20 GMT 
    The New Haven police said that the author was attacked last month after he tried to help the suspect’s wife after a domestic dispute.


Books of The Times: William T. Vollmann’s ‘Last Stories and Other Stories’ 
  Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:48:48 GMT 
    William T. Vollmann’s “Last Stories and Other Stories” is his first volume of fiction since “Europe Central” (2005), which won a National Book Award.








Bookends: Is There Anything You Did as a Writer Starting Out That You Now Regret? 
  Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:00:01 GMT 
    Anna Holmes and Leslie Jamison discuss mistakes they made when starting out.








Op-Ed Contributor: Should Germans Read ‘Mein Kampf’? 
  Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:24:26 GMT 
    A new edition of Hitler’s book may help them confront their past.


Books of The Times: ‘The New Arabs,’ by Juan Cole 
  Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:18:30 GMT 
    “The New Arabs” by Juan Cole assesses Arab youth movements.






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