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‘Speak,’ by Louisa Hall

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 3:00am
A poet’s novel is a meditation on robots, artificial intelligence, fairy tales and the human spirit.









‘The Incarnations,’ by Susan Barker

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 3:00am
A hard-luck Beijing driver comes across a series of letters describing his past lives.









In New Memoir, Maria Tells Us How She Got, How She Got To 'Sesame Street'

NPR Books - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 2:45am

Sonia Manzano has spent 44 years as one of the lucky residents of Sesame Street. In her memoir she describes how she sought comfort in TV during her own difficult childhood in the South Bronx.

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Do America's Military Bases Abroad Help Or Hinder Global Security?

NPR Books - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 4:25pm

David Vine's new book argues that the hundreds of U.S. bases in other countries come at a high cost, both at home and abroad. He suggests reducing such bases and increasing diplomatic engagement.

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Mario Vargas Llosa’s ‘Notes on the Death of Culture’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 1:43pm
A Nobel laureate weighs in on the diffusion of culture and the loss of common referents.









Amid A Hubbub At The Hugos, 'Puppies' See Little Success

NPR Books - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 11:47am

At science fiction's Hugo Awards, voters largely rejected a slate of nominees pushed by a group called the Sad Puppies. In an unusual end to the controversy, a few categories didn't even get a winner.

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ArtsBeat: Inside The New York Times Book Review: The History of Autism

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 9:03am
Steve Silberman talks about “NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity,” and Elisabeth Egan discusses her debut novel, “A Window Opens.”









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