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ArtsBeat: Ready Thyself for an All-Night Philosophy Jam

New York Times Sunday Book Review - 7 hours 28 min ago
At “A Night of Philosophy,” more than 60 philosophers will hold forth on knotty problems in logic, ethics, metaphysics and religion






‘All the Old Knives,’ by Olen Steinhauer

New York Times Sunday Book Review - 8 hours 29 min ago
Olen Steinhauer’s thriller takes place, almost entirely, across a restaurant table.






Hanya Yanagihara’s ‘A Little Life’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - 8 hours 42 min ago
In Hanya Yanagihara’s novel, four friends from college grapple with adulthood in New York.






Searching For Buried Treasure In China, A Writer Discovers Himself

NPR Books - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 3:30pm

During the Sino-Japanese War, Huan Hsu's great-great-grandfather buried his vast porcelain collection to keep it safe. Hsu went to find it 70 years later, on a trip about more than missing china.

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Understanding The Dark Side Of Enlightenment On 'Diamond Mountain'

NPR Books - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 4:50am

Author Scott Carney's new A Death on Diamond Mountain unravels the complicated paths that led an American Buddhist seeker not to nirvana, but to his death in a cave in the Arizona desert.

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'The Precious One' Has Love At Its Heart

NPR Books - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 3:31am

Marisa de los Santos' newest novel follows a young woman returning to her home town to confront her shattered family. Reviewer Bobbi Dumas says it'll remind you that love can change the world.

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'Night At The Fiestas' Spins Stories Of Faith And Family

NPR Books - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 3:22pm

Kirstin Valdez Quade's debut book of short fiction is inspired by her family and its long history in the "romanticized" region of northern New Mexico.

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Pour A Bucket Of Blood On These New Adaptations Of 'Carrie'

NPR Books - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 4:03am

Stephen King has said his novel Carrie is about women's power and men's fear — an idea reporter Beth Accomando says has gotten lost in newer adaptations of the horror classic for stage and screen.

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At Last, A Fitting Farewell For Richard III

NPR Books - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 3:56am

Richard III has been buried, two years after his abandoned bones were found under an abandoned parking lot. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the man Shakespeare turned into one of his great characters.

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ArtsBeat: Fancy Nancy Lands a TV Deal With Disney

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 3:18pm
Disney Junior will make an animated television movie and weekly show from the best-selling “Fancy Nancy” book series.






NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of March 26, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 2:03pm

Arianna Huffington offers tips for creating a healthy work-life balance in Thrive. It appears at No. 14.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of March 26, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 2:03pm

At No. 11, Michael Connelly's The Burning Room follows Harry Bosch as he investigates a man's death from an injury sustained nine years earlier.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of March 26, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 2:03pm

Gretchen Rubin examines daily habits and how to change them in Better Than Before, which debuts at No. 6.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of March 26, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 2:03pm

In Jacqueline Winspear's A Dangerous Place, lone traveler Masie Dobbs is pulled in a brutal murder investigation after suffering her own loss. It debuts at No. 5.

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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of March 26, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 2:03pm

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

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App That Aims To Make Books 'Squeaky Clean' Draws Ire From Edited Writers

NPR Books - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 1:31pm

Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.

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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘The Folded Clock’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:51am
Heidi Julavits discusses “The Folded Clock”; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Jeffrey Lieberman talks about “Shrinks”; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news.






‘Washington’s Revolution,’ by Robert Middlekauff

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:39am
Despite a ragtag army, Washington plotted the way to victory.

Kent Russell’s ‘I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:39am
Essays consider a range of American masculinities, especially at home.

‘The Upstairs Wife,’ by Rafia Zakaria

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:38am
A personal look at the place of women in Pakistani culture.
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