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‘Street of Thieves,’ by Mathias Énard

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:41am
Mathias Énard’s novel follows an anguished young Moroccan coming of age during the Arab uprisings of 2011.

‘Thieves of State,’ by Sarah Chayes

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:41am
A former journalist and adviser in Afghanistan says corruption is undermining American foreign policy and breeding insurgency.

Open Book: Creature Lit

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:39am
A look at memoirs that explore the complicated relationships between humans and animals.

The Shortlist: Mark Doten’s ‘The Infernal,’ and More

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:37am
New books by Sarah Gerard, Norman Manea, Joe Amato and Mark Doten.

‘Fatherland,’ by Nina Bunjevac

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:36am
How the actions of the author’s father, a violent Serbian nationalist, shaped her family’s life.

‘Irritable Hearts,’ by Mac McClelland

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:29am
A journalist working in conflict zones becomes overwhelmed by the traumas she reports.

‘The Evil Hours,’ by David J. Morris

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:29am
An analysis of PTSD and how the culture responds to it shows effects that extend well beyond the individual sufferer.

‘West of Sunset,’ by Stewart O’Nan

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:28am
Stewart O’Nan imagines Fitzgerald in Hollywood.

Letters: ‘Founders’ Son’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:23am
Readers respond to recent reviews of “Founders’ Son,” “Ghettoside” and more.

Author’s Note: A Thankless Task

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:10am
Acknowledgments give up fantastic clues about writers.

‘Khirbet Khizeh,’ by S. Yizhar

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 9:37am
In this novel, an Israeli soldier wrestles with his conscience as Palestinians are driven from their homes.

An American Dream, A Cuban Soul: Poet Richard Blanco Finds 'Home'

NPR Books - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 5:33am

While immigration is a subject of some of the most intense political debates in this country, inaugural poet Richard Blanco says it also drives his art. He shares his journey of becoming an American.

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From Iran To Comedy Central: Maz Jobrani's Path To 'Middle Eastern Funny Man'

NPR Books - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 3:53pm

The Iranian-American comic came to the U.S. when he was 6 years old, just before Iran's 1979 revolution. His new memoir is I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One on TV.

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