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Bookshelf: Finding a Voice in Words and Deeds

July 24, 2014 - 9:38pm
“Italoamericana: The Literature of the Great Migration, 1880-1943” is an anthology of memoirs, poetry, political commentary and newspaper excerpts. “Resister: A Story of Protest and Prison During the Vietnam War” gives a backstage tour of the antiwar movement.

Anthony Smith, Explorer With Zest for Land, Sea and Air, Is Dead at 88

July 24, 2014 - 7:13pm
Mr. Smith’s many adventures included a late-life, 66-day odyssey across the Atlantic on a raft.

ArtsBeat: Comic-Con 2014: Lois Lowry Finally Sees Her Novel On-Screen

July 24, 2014 - 7:09pm
Ms. Lowry, whose novel “The Giver” helped spawn the young adult science fiction genre, says seeing the film version opened her eyes to things left unsaid in the book.

Books of The Times: In ‘Big Little Lies,’ Liane Moriarty Finds New Complications

July 24, 2014 - 1:27pm
“Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty is full of women with ethical and emotional issues, men with possibly criminal ones, and high drama at a school, including a murder.

Dean Koontz: By the Book

July 24, 2014 - 7:00am
The author, most recently, of “The City” is a fan of Marilynne Robinson and Cormac McCarthy: “Both offer voluptuous yet highly controlled language and profound moral purpose.”

ArtsBeat: One of Marvel’s Avengers Turns to Sign Language

July 23, 2014 - 9:01pm
In an upcoming storyline in “Hawkeye,” the hero has to communicate without hearing.

In First, Americans Are Nominated for Booker Prize

July 23, 2014 - 2:23pm
Joshua Ferris, Karen Joy Fowler, Siri Hustvedt, Joseph O’Neill and Richard Powers make it onto the Booker’s literary longlist.

Books of The Times: ‘The Interior Circuit,’ by Francisco Goldman

July 23, 2014 - 1:28pm
Francisco Goldman’s new book, “The Interior Circuit,” recounts the troubles that he and his adopted home, Mexico City, have seen, and his attempts to rebound from his.

Thomas Berger, ‘Little Big Man’ Author, Is Dead at 89

July 23, 2014 - 8:57am
Mr. Berger was known as the author of “Little Big Man” and books that explored the American West, but his body of work was broader than that.

ArtsBeat: Look, Up in the Sky! (For Price of Superman Debut Comic to Be Auctioned on eBay)

July 23, 2014 - 8:03am
Action Comics No. 1, featuring the debut of Superman, will be auctioned on eBay next month.

Board Books Roundup II — Family and Other Animals

July 23, 2014 - 7:00am
New board books include Karen Blair’s “Baby Animal Farm” and Yusuke Yonezu’s “Rainbow Chameleon.”

James MacGregor Burns, Scholar of Presidents and Leadership, Dies at 95

July 22, 2014 - 6:30pm
Mr. Burns, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and political scientist, wrote voluminously about the nature of leadership in general and the presidency in particular.

ArtsBeat: Giving Another Debut Author the Colbert Bump

July 22, 2014 - 9:59am
Stephen Colbert, whose endorsement of the Hachette author Edan Lepucki, helped sales of her book “California,” has now singled out “Sweetness #9,” by Stephan Eirik Clark.

Books of The Times: Catherine Lacey’s Melancholy ‘Nobody Is Ever Missing’

July 22, 2014 - 8:57am
In Catherine Lacey’s novel “Nobody Is Ever Missing,” a woman abruptly flees her life in New York and flies to New Zealand, where she has one surreal encounter after another.

Bookends: When It Comes to Fiction About National Tragedy, How Soon Is Too Soon?

July 22, 2014 - 7:00am
Daniel Mendelsohn and Anna Holmes discuss whether there is an appropriate amount of time to wait before turning national tragedy or trauma into art.