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—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) German writer, scientist, master of poetry, drama and novel

 

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Paperback Row 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:17 GMT 
    Paperback books of particular interest.


‘Village of Secrets,’ by Caroline Moorehead 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:16 GMT 
    Resistance in a provincial French town helped save thousands.


Eliza Robertson’s ‘Wallflowers’ 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:12 GMT 
    The stories in “Wallflowers,” Eliza Robertson’s debut collection, portray people surviving loss and heartbreak in a world full of uncanny moments.


Edward J. Larson’s ‘The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789’ 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:08 GMT 
    In 1787, George Washington again rode to the nation’s rescue.


‘Florence Gordon,’ by Brian Morton 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:08 GMT 
    Brian Morton’s heroine is a feisty aging feminist.


Matt Bai’s ‘All the Truth Is Out,’ About Gary Hart 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:08 GMT 
    Matt Bai sees the implosion of Gary Hart’s second presidential campaign as a watershed in American politics.


Daniel Kehlmann’s ‘F’ 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:08 GMT 
    Deserted by their enigmatic father, three brothers struggle to find themselves in Daniel Kehlmann’s tragicomedy.


ArtsBeat: Seattle Sorts Library Books Faster than New York? Fuhgeddaboudit 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:08:27 GMT 
    New York’s library book sorter has proven itself superior to one in Washington state is a friendly competition this year.








‘Lincoln and the Power of the Press,’ by Harold Holzer 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:50:49 GMT 
    Lincoln dealt shrewdly with the publishers and editors of politically powerful 19th-century newspapers.


‘Gay Berlin,’ by Robert Beachy 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:50:34 GMT 
    From the mid-19th century through the 1930s, gay people were at home in Berlin.


Peter ­Schneider’s ‘Berlin Now’ and Rory MacLean’s ‘Berlin’ 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:50:26 GMT 
    Two books about Berlin, past and present, explore its dualities of sex and violence, freedom and fascism.


Former Navy SEAL Team Member Investigated for Bin Laden Disclosures 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:34:35 GMT 
    A former Navy SEAL who wrote a best seller about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under criminal investigation for disclosing classified material.








Michel Faber’s ‘Book of Strange New Things’ 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:14:17 GMT 
    In Michel Faber’s novel, a pastor heads off to take up a new ministry on another planet.


Open Book: Born to Read 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:07:48 GMT 
    Bruce Springsteen has increasingly become the subject of popular and scholarly literature.


Books of The Times: Emily St. John Mandel’s ‘Station Eleven,’ a Flu Apocalypse 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:54:48 GMT 
    Emily St. John Mandel’s novel “Station Eleven” envisions a world in which a strain of flu wipes out most of civilization.








Horror From Cemetery Dance, EC Archives, Centipede Press 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:23:14 GMT 
    On Halloween, a look at three small publishers of horror novels and comics.






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