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ArtsBeat: Philadelphia Museum Losing Its Maurice Sendak Collection

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:06am
The Rosenbach Museum and Library will send thousands of Sendak items to Connecticut, where a Sendak museum is planned.






ArtsBeat: In the Running for a Young People’s Literature Prize

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 6:00am
The 10 titles on the longlist of the National Book Foundation’s 2014 Award for Young People’s Literature underscore the diversity of subject matter in this area of publishing.






‘War and Gold,’ by Kwasi Kwarteng

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:54am
A historian examines the rise of the gold standard and the economies that have embraced and abandoned it.






‘Acceptance,’ by Jeff VanderMeer

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:54am
In a trilogy’s conclusion, the mysterious ecosystem known as Area X yields more of its secrets.






‘Station Eleven,’ by Emily St. John Mandel

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:54am
After a pandemic kills most of the human race, a traveling theater company roams around, searching for an audience.






‘Agent Storm: My Life Inside Al Qaeda and the CIA,’ by Morten Storm

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:54am
A whistle-blower describes his path from biker-gang leader to Muslim activist to spy for three Western intelligence agencies.






‘Mr. Tall,’ by Tony Earley

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:53am
Tony Earley’s stories include a skunk ape, a talking dog and the sometimes surprising, sometimes lonely lives of ordinary people.






‘De Potter’s Grand Tour,’ by Joanna Scott

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:52am
An antiquities collector disappears off the coast of Greece in 1905, and his wife discovers that his life was not what it seemed.






‘The Children Act,’ by Ian McEwan

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:51am
In this Ian McEwan novel, a judge must decide the case of a teenage Jehovah’s Witness who refuses treatment for leukemia.






‘The Monogram Murders,’ Sophie Hannah’s Poirot Mystery

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:51am
Hercule Poirot reappears, courtesy of Sophie Hannah, years after solving his “last case.”






The Shortlist: Fanny Howe’s ‘Second Childhood,’ and More

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:50am
New books by Simone Muench, Fanny Howe, J. D. McClatchy and Cynthia Hogue.






Open Book: The Sound of the Words

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:50am
John Darnielle, of the indie-rock band the Mountain Goats, talks about writing songs and his new novel, “Wolf in White Van.”






Letters: Fabulist Tradition

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:50am
Readers respond to recent reviews of William T. Vollmann’s “Last Stories and Other Stories,” Dana Goldstein’s “The Teacher Wars” and more.






ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Henry Kissinger’s ‘World Order’

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:49am
Mr. Kissinger discusses his new book, and Lawrence Wright talks about “Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David.”






Inside the List

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:49am
“The Secret Place,” by Tana French, enters the hardcover fiction list at No. 4, just after the critic Laura Miller recently argued that women write the best crime novels.

Editors’ Choice

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:49am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Paperback Row

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:48am
Paperback books of particular interest.

ArtsBeat: The Dirty Details of War

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 2:28pm
The comics in “Two-Fisted Tales: Volume 3″ and “Bomb Run and Other Stories” show war in its raw detail.






Francis Fukuyama’s ‘Political Order and Political Decay’

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 2:16pm
Francis Fukuyama chronicles international political history to define liberal democracy and discover how and why it develops.

‘Thirteen Days in September,’ by Lawrence Wright

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 2:16pm
Joe Klein reviews Lawrence Wright’s minute-by-minute account of the 1978 Camp David peace talks between Israel and Egypt.