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January 30, 2015 - 9:20am
Alexandra Fuller’s third memoir, “Leaving Before the Rains Come” is also her third best seller.

Rod McKuen, Poet and Lyricist With Vast Following, Dies at 81

January 29, 2015 - 6:04pm
The author of dozens of books whose work met with immense commercial success if little critical esteem, Mr. McKuen was once described as “the unofficial poet laureate of America.”

Books of The Times: James Green’s ‘The Devil Is Here in These Hills’

January 29, 2015 - 2:12pm
James Green’s history of the coal-mining uprisings in West Virginia in the 1920s and ’30s drives home the misery of working conditions and the violence of the confrontations in that era.

‘American Sniper’ Script Looks for the Human Behind the Hero

January 29, 2015 - 9:27am
Jason Hall, the screenwriter of “American Sniper,” created a more complex character than the one in the book of the same name.

Colleen McCullough, Author of ‘The Thorn Birds,’ Dies at 77

January 29, 2015 - 6:38am
Ms. McCullough’s novel, set against the sweeping panorama of her native Australia, became one of the most-watched mini-series of all time.

Margaret Bloy Graham, ‘Harry the Dirty Dog’ Illustrator, Dies at 94

January 28, 2015 - 6:10pm
Ms. Graham was best known for the cautionary ablutionary tale from 1956 that remains a staple of childhood.

New Books by Yasmina Reza, Michael Crummey and Megan Mayhew Bergman

January 28, 2015 - 3:15pm
Boualem Sansal, Magda Szabo, S. M. Hulse, Yasmina Reza, Michael Crummey and Megan Mayhew Bergman publish new books.

Books of The Times: Nick Hornby’s ‘Funny Girl,’ About a 1960s BBC Sitcom Star

January 28, 2015 - 2:01pm
Nick Hornby’s “Funny Girl” traces a pivotal time in British comedy through the lens of a beauty queen who abandons her title to make her name on TV in the 1960s.

ArtsBeat: Snowed In? Here’s What to Watch, Read or Listen To

January 28, 2015 - 10:59am
Streaming TV, movies, music and books to help you through a winter storm.

Board Books Roundup

January 28, 2015 - 10:20am
New picture books include “Sally in the Snow” and “Fox on the Loose!”

By the Book: Kelly Link: By the Book

January 28, 2015 - 7:00am
The author, most recently, of “Get in Trouble” asks: “Why is the prospect of hosting a dinner party for much-admired living writers so much more terrifying than the idea of hosting the dead?”

Yasmina Reza’s ‘Happy Are the Happy’

January 28, 2015 - 5:00am
Yasmina Reza’s novel tells interlinked stories of yearning.

‘Gateway to Freedom,’ by Eric Foner

January 28, 2015 - 5:00am
Mr. Foner, a historian, explores the network of blacks and whites who helped slaves escape to freedom.