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‘The Complete Stories,’ by Clarice Lispector

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:00am
Clarice Lispector’s “Complete Stories” is proof that she was one of the true originals of Latin American literature.









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‘Let Me Tell You,’ by Shirley Jackson

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:00am
A new collection of work by Shirley Jackson includes short stories, humorous bits of family memoir, and essays and talks, many of them in print for the first time.









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A Rage For The Ages: The Unforgettable 'Pine Tar Game'

NPR Books - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 4:03pm

In the 1983 game, the Yankees were holding a trump card: an obscure rule that turned the Royals' game-winning home run into a game-loser, inspiring one of the most epic tantrums in baseball history.

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'Jane Eyre' Retelling Swaps English Countryside For Bustling City Streets

NPR Books - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 5:32am

Patricia Park's novel, Re Jane, is a retelling of Charlotte Bronte's classic Jane Eyre set in modern-day New York and South Korea. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with author Jean Kwok about Park's novel.

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Women's Comics Are Surfing The Crowd

NPR Books - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 5:03am

It's no secret that women are getting more prominent in the world of comics. But some women are tired of waiting for mainstream attention: They're turning to crowdfunding to get their projects done.

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In This Twist On Tricky Dick's History, A President's Secrets Can Save Us

NPR Books - Sun, 07/26/2015 - 3:45am

In Crooked, novelist Austin Grossman excuses Richard Nixon's rocky political career in the weirdest ways possible — by reimagining the former president as a warrior against supernatural forces.

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50 Years Ago, Bob Dylan Electrified A Decade With One Concert

NPR Books - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 3:12pm

It's been 50 years since Bob Dylan strolled on stage at the Newport Folk Festival, plugged in an electric guitar, and infuriated his flock. Historian Elijah Wald says there's much more to the story.

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An Unlikely Pair Form A Wily Duo In 'Crooked Heart'

NPR Books - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 5:47am

An orphan boy becomes friends with the scheming woman who takes him in in Lissa Evans' new novel, Crooked Heart. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her WWII-era novel.

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In 'Wondering Who You Are,' A Man Wakes Up And Doesn't Know His Wife

NPR Books - Sat, 07/25/2015 - 3:35am

Sonya Lea and her husband Richard Bandy had been married for more than 20 years when he had to have an operation for a rare cancer. Since then, he's been piecing together the puzzle of his past.

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Searching For The Golden Snitch At First European Quidditch Games

NPR Books - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 2:59pm

NPR's Melissa Block talks to tournament director Karen Kumaki about the inaugural Quidditch European Games, taking place this weekend in Sarteano, Italy.

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Retracing Ralph Waldo Emerson's Steps In A Now 'Unchanged Eden'

NPR Books - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 2:28pm

A century and a half ago, the poet and philosopher headed to New York's Adirondack Mountains with some notable pals. Today, we follow his journey with a new crew, the help of a painting and a book.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of July 23, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 2:03pm

At No. 9, You Are A Bad Ass is an irreverent guide to achieving happiness by eliminating self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of July 23, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 2:03pm

At No. 10, Jodi Picoult's Leaving Time tells the story of an abandoned teen's search for answers about her disappeared parents.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of July 23, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 2:03pm

Ta-nehisi Coates' new book Between The World And Me is written as an open letter to his teenage son. It debuts at No. 2.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of July 23, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 2:03pm

Harper Lee's novel To Set a Watchman, is set two decades after her Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird. It debuts at No. 1.

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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of July 23, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 2:03pm

The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.

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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Dr. Seuss’ ‘What Pet Should I Get?’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:48pm
Maria Russo and Alexandra Alter discuss Dr. Seuss, and Jill Ciment talks about “The Hand That Feeds You.”









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ArtsBeat: Rediscovered Pablo Neruda Poems to Be Published

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:07pm
Copper Canyon Press will publish a collection of 20 poems that were found by archivists last year.









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'Fresh Air' Remembers 'Billy Bathgate' Author E. L. Doctorow

NPR Books - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:21am

Doctorow, who died Tuesday at the age of 84, was the author of dozens of novels, many of which combined fictional characters and real people in a historical context. Originally broadcast in 1989.

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‘The Loved Ones,’ by Mary-Beth Hughes

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:00am
After an inescapable loss, a cosmetics executive moves his family to London.









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