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—Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) English society figure, letter writer

 

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Paperback Row 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:25:48 GMT 
    Paperback books of particular interest.


The Shortlist: 'A Wolf Called Romeo,' by Nick Jans, and More 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:19:22 GMT 
    New books by Nick Jans, Rebecca Frankel and Benoit Denizet-Lewis.


Siegfried Lenz, Novelist of Germany’s Past, Dies at 88 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:59:23 GMT 
    Mr. Lenz, a best-selling writer whose stories examined his country’s role in the rise of Nazism, insisted that the past be recounted accurately.








Richard Norton Smith Dissects Nelson Rockefeller 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:54:35 GMT 
    In 15 years of research on Nelson A. Rockefeller, Richard Norton Smith says he came to see him as an impetuous dreamer who also wanted circumstances very much under his control.


Editors’ Choice 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:03:26 GMT 
    Recently reviewed books of particular interest.


Crime: John Sandford's 'Deadline,' and More 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:58:04 GMT 
    In John Sandford’s “Deadline,” dogs are being stolen and auctioned off for resale as laboratory animals.


‘Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America,’ by Jonathan Darman 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:57:47 GMT 
    Jonathan Darman’s history of the 1960s weaves together accounts of the activities of Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan.


Steven Pinker’s ‘The Sense of Style’ 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:57:28 GMT 
    In his writing guide, the Harvard polymath Steven Pinker favors looser, more easygoing grammatical usage.


‘The Betrayers,’ by David Bezmozgis 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:56:13 GMT 
    Two Soviet Jews — an Israeli politician and a disgraced K.G.B. informer — are reunited decades after a devastating betrayal.


Paul Theroux’s ‘Mr. Bones’ 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:56:12 GMT 
    Men follow their compulsions, and sometimes receive their comeuppance, in Paul Theroux’s stories.


‘Just Mercy,’ by Bryan Stevenson 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:55:33 GMT 
    A lawyer personalizes the struggle against injustice with the story of a man wrongfully convicted of murder.


Simon Rich’s ‘Spoiled Brats’ 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:55:23 GMT 
    Simon Rich’s humorous stories take on the millennial generation.


Inside the List 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:54:59 GMT 
    Marilynne Robinson, whose novel “Lila” is No. 4 on the hardcover fiction list, has found success agreeable. “A Pulitzer Prize is very reassuring, and that’s a fact.”


Children's Books: ‘Through the Woods’ and ‘Monstrous Affections’ 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:54:14 GMT 
    A collection of illustrated tales with a sinister bent, and an anthology of stories featuring otherworldly creatures.


Children's Books: ‘Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle’ and ‘Heap House’ 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:54:00 GMT 
    Characters in two dark urban fairy tales for middle-grade readers uncover events hidden in the past.


Children's Books: ‘Kinda Like Brothers’ and ‘Half a World Away’ 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:53:45 GMT 
    Two novels featuring adoption and foster care show how bonds are formed despite less than ideal circumstances.
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