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Yasmina Reza’s ‘Happy Are the Happy’ 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:00:02 GMT 
    Yasmina Reza’s novel tells interlinked stories of yearning.








‘Gateway to Freedom,’ by Eric Foner 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:00:02 GMT 
    Eric Foner explores the network of blacks and whites who helped slaves escape to freedom.








Books of The Times: ‘S O S: Poems 1961-2013,’ Works by Amiri Baraka 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:29:16 GMT 
    In “S O S: Poems 1961-2013,” a collection of Amiri Baraka’s works, a historical sensibility and historical dread can bump elbows with anarchic comedy.








ArtsBeat: Snowed In? Here’s What to Watch, Read or Listen To 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:55:16 GMT 
    Streaming TV, movies, music and books to help you through a winter storm.








Bookends: Is Being a Writer a Job or a Calling? 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:00:03 GMT 
    Benjamin Moser and Dana Stevens discuss whether being a writer is just a job or a loftier ambition.








Books of The Times: ‘Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!’ by Nicholas Carlson 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:19:35 GMT 
    Nicholas Carlson’s “Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!” is a breezy retelling of the company’s hiring of Ms. Mayer as part of its efforts to recapture its former glory.


ArtsBeat: Strong Sales for ‘Hedwig’ on Broadway 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:19:31 GMT 
    John Cameron Mitchell returned to the role he created in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” sparking strong sales. “Honeymoon in Vegas” saw modest sales after strong reviews.








Bill Clegg’s Debut Novel Is ‘Did You Ever Have a Family’ 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:27:55 GMT 
    Bill Clegg, the literary agent, faced a different pressure when seeking a publisher for his debut work of fiction.


Books of The Times: ‘Guantánamo Diary’ by Mohamedou Ould Slahi 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:03:01 GMT 
    Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s memoir, “Guantánamo Diary,” was published after a seven-year legal battle and with heavy redactions from military censors.








Bookshelf: Books About New York and the Underground Railroad, and Urban Upheaval 
  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:52:00 GMT 
    A book by a Columbia University historian on New York’s integral role in the Underground Railroad, and another which invokes artistic expression to vividly recreate a gritty and pivotal era of urban tumult.








‘Modernity Britain: 1957-1962,’ by David Kynaston 
  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:06:23 GMT 
    David Kynaston’s multivolume history of postwar Britain continues in this tapestry of political, socioeconomic and cultural change.








Open Book: Immersive History 
  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:06:06 GMT 
    David Kynaston’s method of recapturing Britain’s past includes quoting from the diaries and letters of average citizens.








The Shortlist: ‘The Greatest Knight,’ by Thomas Asbridge, and More 
  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:05:50 GMT 
    New books about the Plantagenets and the Tudors, Thomas Cromwell and more.








Esther Freud’s ‘Mr. Mac and Me’ 
  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:05:02 GMT 
    In Esther Freud’s novel, an artistic boy befriends the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1914.








Ben Metcalf’s ‘Against the Country’ 
  Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:04:55 GMT 
    Ben Metcalf’s novel, set in Virginia, takes issue with the American idealization of the back-to-the-land life.






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