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Bookshelf: Finding a Voice in Words and Deeds 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:38:39 GMT 
    “Italoamericana: The Literature of the Great Migration, 1880-1943” is an anthology of memoirs, poetry, political commentary and newspaper excerpts. “Resister: A Story of Protest and Prison During the Vietnam War” gives a backstage tour of the antiwar movement.

Anthony Smith, Explorer With Zest for Land, Sea and Air, Is Dead at 88 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:13:57 GMT 
    Mr. Smith’s many adventures included a late-life, 66-day odyssey across the Atlantic on a raft.

ArtsBeat: Comic-Con 2014: Lois Lowry Finally Sees Her Novel On-Screen 
  Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:09:33 GMT 
    Ms. Lowry, whose novel “The Giver” helped spawn the young adult science fiction genre, says seeing the film version opened her eyes to things left unsaid in the book.

Books of The Times: In ‘Big Little Lies,’ Liane Moriarty Finds New Complications 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:27:52 GMT 
    “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty is full of women with ethical and emotional issues, men with possibly criminal ones, and high drama at a school, including a murder.

Dean Koontz: By the Book 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:00:01 GMT 
    The author, most recently, of “The City” is a fan of Marilynne Robinson and Cormac McCarthy: “Both offer voluptuous yet highly controlled language and profound moral purpose.”

ArtsBeat: One of Marvel’s Avengers Turns to Sign Language 
  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:01:30 GMT 
    In an upcoming storyline in “Hawkeye,” the hero has to communicate without hearing.

In First, Americans Are Nominated for Booker Prize 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:23:10 GMT 
    Joshua Ferris, Karen Joy Fowler, Siri Hustvedt, Joseph O’Neill and Richard Powers make it onto the Booker’s literary longlist.

Books of The Times: ‘The Interior Circuit,’ by Francisco Goldman 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:28:47 GMT 
    Francisco Goldman’s new book, “The Interior Circuit,” recounts the troubles that he and his adopted home, Mexico City, have seen, and his attempts to rebound from his.

Thomas Berger, ‘Little Big Man’ Author, Is Dead at 89 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:57:40 GMT 
    Mr. Berger was known as the author of “Little Big Man” and books that explored the American West, but his body of work was broader than that.

ArtsBeat: Look, Up in the Sky! (For Price of Superman Debut Comic to Be Auctioned on eBay) 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:03:31 GMT 
    Action Comics No. 1, featuring the debut of Superman, will be auctioned on eBay next month.

Board Books Roundup II — Family and Other Animals 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:00:49 GMT 
    New board books include Karen Blair’s “Baby Animal Farm” and Yusuke Yonezu’s “Rainbow Chameleon.”

James MacGregor Burns, Scholar of Presidents and Leadership, Dies at 95 
  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:30:54 GMT 
    Mr. Burns, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and political scientist, wrote voluminously about the nature of leadership in general and the presidency in particular.

ArtsBeat: Giving Another Debut Author the Colbert Bump 
  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:59:51 GMT 
    Stephen Colbert, whose endorsement of the Hachette author Edan Lepucki, helped sales of her book “California,” has now singled out “Sweetness #9,” by Stephan Eirik Clark.

Books of The Times: Catherine Lacey’s Melancholy ‘Nobody Is Ever Missing’ 
  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:57:48 GMT 
    In Catherine Lacey’s novel “Nobody Is Ever Missing,” a woman abruptly flees her life in New York and flies to New Zealand, where she has one surreal encounter after another.

Bookends: When It Comes to Fiction About National Tragedy, How Soon Is Too Soon? 
  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:00:02 GMT 
    Daniel Mendelsohn and Anna Holmes discuss whether there is an appropriate amount of time to wait before turning national tragedy or trauma into art.

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