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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘One of Us’

April 24, 2015 - 12:12pm
Eric Schlosser discusses Asne Seierstad’s “One of Us,” and Meghan O’Rourke talks about Elizabeth Alexander’s “The Light of the World.”

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ArtsBeat: Alabama Town Loses Rights to Produce Play of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

April 24, 2015 - 11:42am
The Monroeville, Ala. museum that produces the theater adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel announced that it has lost licensing rights.

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‘Infamy’ and ‘The Train to Crystal City’

April 24, 2015 - 10:57am
Two books about the internment of Japanese- (and sometimes German-) Americans during World War II.

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Inside the List

April 24, 2015 - 6:30am
Cokie Roberts’s “Capital Dames,” No. 10 on the hardcover nonfiction list, is about powerful women in Washington during the Civil War era.
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Paperback Row

April 24, 2015 - 6:00am
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Editors’ Choice

April 24, 2015 - 6:00am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Open Book: Sing, O Muse

April 24, 2015 - 5:27am
If National Poetry Month is partly intended to encourage poetry’s engagement with contemporary culture, two young poets reviewed in this issue are doing their part.
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‘The Longest August,’ About India and Pakistan, by Dilip Hiro

April 24, 2015 - 5:27am
Dilip Hiro probes the cultural and strategic differences underpinning the India-Pakistan conflict.
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‘The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me,’ by Sofka Zinovieff

April 24, 2015 - 5:12am
In the 1930s and ’40s, a resplendent English estate was the home of a most unconventional family.
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The Shortlist: ‘We Could Not Fail,’ and More

April 24, 2015 - 5:00am
New books include “We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program.”
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Author’s Note: Romanticizing the Reader

April 24, 2015 - 4:42am
Diane Ackerman says that readers and writers provide a kind of outside family for one another.
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‘I Refuse,’ by Per Petterson

April 24, 2015 - 4:22am
Per Petterson’s new novel is about lost parents and the unexpectedly divergent paths of childhood friends who meet again as adults.
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‘Lurid & Cute,’ by Adam Thirlwell

April 24, 2015 - 4:15am
A loafer lapses into a hedonistic, drug-hazed life.
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ArtsBeat: Reese Witherspoon Will Be the Voice of Harper Lee’s Second Novel

April 23, 2015 - 12:15pm
The actress Reese Witherspoon has signed on to narrate the audiobook for Harper Lee’s second novel, “Go Set a Watchman.”

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Letters: Traumatic Terrain

April 23, 2015 - 7:47am
Readers respond to recent reviews of Ann Packer’s “The Children’s Crusade,” Paul A. Offit’s “Bad Faith” and more.
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Karl Ove ­Knausgaard’s ‘My Struggle: Book 4’

April 23, 2015 - 5:53am
Jeffrey Eugenides reviews Karl Ove Knausgaard’s “My Struggle: Book 4,” which centers on the author’s yearlong stint as a sexually frustrated young teacher in northern Norway.

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Olen Steinhauer: By the Book

April 23, 2015 - 5:00am
The author, most recently, of “All the Old Knives” says the best espionage stories “not only ask questions about how spying is performed, but they also question the value of the job itself.”
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ArtsBeat: Star-Studded Book Tour Planned for Judy Blume’s Latest

April 22, 2015 - 12:35pm
Ms. Blume will cross the country to promote her new book for adults, “In the Unlikely Event.”

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