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Waitress Is One of Many New Writers With Big Book Deals

October 31, 2014 - 4:41pm
“Sweetbitter,” by the 30-year-old waitress Stephanie Danler, is but one in a crop of debut novels acquired by publishers in lucrative deals.






Bookshelf: Looking Back at New York City Culture and Transit

October 31, 2014 - 4:11pm
Three new books celebrate New York City history, culture and its subway and bus systems.






Laugharne Journal: In Wales, a Toast to Dylan Thomas on His 100th Birthday

October 31, 2014 - 1:00pm
In a country that has long been ill at ease with its hard-living son, Thomas’s granddaughter is trying to refocus public attention on the poet’s work.






ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Michel Faber’s ‘Book of Strange New Things’

October 31, 2014 - 11:28am
Marcel Theroux discusses Michel Faber’s “Book of Strange New Things.”






Inside the List

October 31, 2014 - 9:00am
Bryan Stevenson, whose “Just Mercy” is No. 10 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says that “if we’re really committed to justice, we’ve got to do better for the poor than we’re doing.”

Editors’ Choice

October 31, 2014 - 9:00am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

‘The Nazis Next Door,’ by Eric Lichtblau

October 31, 2014 - 9:00am
How did America become a postwar haven for Nazis?

‘Death of a King,’ by Tavis Smiley with David Ritz

October 31, 2014 - 9:00am
A recounting of Martin Luther King Jr.’s difficult final year.

‘The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science,’ by Armand Marie Leroi

October 31, 2014 - 9:00am
Recovering Aristotle as a scientist who explored and cataloged the Mediterranean’s natural world.

The Shortlist: Julie Schumacher's 'Dear Committee Members,' and More

October 31, 2014 - 9:00am
New books by Julie Schumacher, Cathie Pelletier, Stuart Rojstaczer and Jonathan Coe.

Crime: Michael Connelly’s ‘Burning Room,’ and More

October 31, 2014 - 9:00am
In Michael Connelly’s “The Burning Room,” Harry Bosch tries to impart wisdom to his new partner.

Paperback Row

October 31, 2014 - 9:00am
Paperback books of particular interest.

‘Village of Secrets,’ by Caroline Moorehead

October 31, 2014 - 9:00am
Resistance in a provincial French town helped save thousands.

Eliza Robertson’s ‘Wallflowers’

October 31, 2014 - 9:00am
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’

October 31, 2014 - 9:00am
In 1787, George Washington again rode to the nation’s rescue.

‘Florence Gordon,’ by Brian Morton

October 31, 2014 - 9:00am
Brian Morton’s heroine is a feisty aging feminist.

Matt Bai’s ‘All the Truth Is Out,’ About Gary Hart

October 31, 2014 - 9:00am
Matt Bai sees the implosion of Gary Hart’s second presidential campaign as a watershed in American politics.

Daniel Kehlmann’s ‘F’

October 31, 2014 - 9:00am
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

October 31, 2014 - 8:08am
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

October 31, 2014 - 7:50am
Lincoln dealt shrewdly with the publishers and editors of politically powerful 19th-century newspapers.