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"During the Depression, or back when we were fighting Hitler, people didn't have time to sue a company if the coffee was too hot. There were urgent, pressing problems. If you think you have it tough, read history books."

—Bill Maher Comedian, commentator

 

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‘Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham,’ by Emily Bingham 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:44:06 GMT 
    The Jazz Age figure Henrietta Bingham charmed the British.











Etgar Keret’s ‘The Seven Good Years: A Memoir’ 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:43:48 GMT 
    An Israeli writer describes a parent’s daily life in a combat zone.











Joseph Luzzi’s ‘In a Dark Wood’ 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:43:15 GMT 
    Joseph Luzzi turned to Dante to come to terms with grief after his wife’s death.











‘The Body Where I Was Born,’ by Guadalupe Nettel 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:43:08 GMT 
    A woman’s harrowing girlhood, as told to her analyst.











‘A Lady of Good Family,’ by Jeanne Mackin 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:43:01 GMT 
    A novel follows the Grand Tour of a landscape-design pioneer.











Nathaniel Popper’s ‘Digital Gold’ Looks at Bitcoin 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:42:11 GMT 
    A journalist profiles the developers and devotees who have aided the rise of cybercurrency.











‘Life #6,’ by Diana Wagman 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:42:05 GMT 
    Facing cancer, this novel’s heroine considers life, death and a long-ago nearly fatal voyage.











‘Valley Fever,’ by Katherine Taylor 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:41:52 GMT 
    A young woman reluctantly returns to her parents’ California farm to nurse a case of heartache.











Open Book: Search Results 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:41:40 GMT 
    Douglas Coupland’s “Search” compiles the most common search queries on Google for a thousand words and phrases.











‘Joan of Arc: A History,’ by Helen Castor 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:22:55 GMT 
    Helen Castor frames Joan of Arc’s story within the political and religious turmoil of 15th-century France.











‘Book of Numbers,’ by Joshua Cohen 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:22:45 GMT 
    A failed novelist is tasked with producing a tech mogul’s memoirs.









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