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Books of The Times: Marlon James’s ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’ 
  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:51:41 GMT 
    Marlon James’s “A Brief History of Seven Killings” describes decades of Jamaican history through the perspectives of a host of narrators, many speaking in patois.








ArtsBeat: Fiction Long List Announced for National Book Awards 
  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:47:23 GMT 
    Marilynne Robinson, Elizabeth McCracken and Phil Klay are among the writers whose work is on the 2014 fiction long list for the National Book Awards.








Alison Bechdel, Terrance Hayes Among ‘Genius Grant’ Winners 
  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:17:25 GMT 
    Stipends will be awarded to a psychologist studying racial perceptions in crimes, the maker of the film “The Act of Killing” and a law professor seeking to help American Indian women, among others.








William Deresiewicz Tours the Colleges of ‘Excellent Sheep’ 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:12:39 GMT 
    William Deresiewicz, who’s caused a stir in Ivy League circles with his book “Excellent Sheep,” is on a tour of those colleges to discuss his critique of them and his advice.








Bookshelf: A Look at Our Love Affair With Air-Conditioning 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:19:45 GMT 
    New books trace the changes air-conditioning brought; politics and change in Newark; and idiosyncracies of the five boroughs of New York City.








ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Cosby: His Life and Times’ 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:33:20 GMT 
    Mark Whitaker discusses his new biography of Bill Cosby, and Jeff Hobbs talks about “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace.”








ArtsBeat: The Bradbury Chronicles: Hundreds of Items Owned by Author Going to Auction 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:56:05 GMT 
    Items including awards and even bottles of wine owned by Bradbury are to be auctioned this month.








Children's Books: ‘Harlem Hellfighters,’ by J. Patrick Lewis and Gary Kelley 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:59:15 GMT 
    A picture book about an African-American regiment in World War I that confronted racists as well as the German Army.


Children's Books: ‘Nest,’ by Esther Ehrlich 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:59:00 GMT 
    In this middle-grade novel, a girl finds a way forward after the loss of her mother.


Children's Books: ‘Belzhar,’ by Meg Wolitzer 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:58:45 GMT 
    Students at a therapeutic boarding school discover a way to return to the past, before their personal traumas.


Children's Books: Anthony Browne’s ‘What If . . . ?’ and More 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:58:34 GMT 
    Swallowing their fears, these adventuresome characters set off down unfamiliar streets and explore unknown worlds.


‘Neverhome,’ by Laird Hunt 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:53:15 GMT 
    Disguised as a man, Laird Hunt’s heroine joins the Union Army.


Margaret Forster’s ‘Unknown Bridesmaid’ 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:53:01 GMT 
    A child psychologist is troubled by her own adolescence.


Author's Note: Be Polite With Your Books 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:52:44 GMT 
    The etiquette of borrowing, recommending and reshelving books.


Editors’ Choice 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:52:01 GMT 
    Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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