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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: The Kim Philby Case

NY Times Books - July 25, 2014 - 2:02pm
Ben Macintyre discusses “A Spy Among Friends,” and Donald L. Miller talks about “Supreme City.”






‘Falling Out of Time,’ by David Grossman

NY Times Books - July 25, 2014 - 11:27am
David Grossman’s book in verse is an intimate study of grief and mourning.






Rate of Girls Crossing U.S.-Mexico Border Alone Outpaces Boys, Study Finds

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - July 25, 2014 - 10:30am
The number of unaccompanied girls caught crossing into the U.S. at the border with Mexico has grown far more quickly this year than the number of boys, according to a Pew Research Center report.

Paperback Row

NY Times Books - July 25, 2014 - 9:09am
Paperback books of particular interest.

Editors’ Choice

NY Times Books - July 25, 2014 - 8:57am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

‘The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan’

NY Times Books - July 25, 2014 - 8:35am
Elia Kazan’s letters underscore his central importance in the maturing of American film and theater at midcentury.

Tim Winton’s ‘Eyrie’

NY Times Books - July 25, 2014 - 8:34am
Tim Winton’s hero, a disgraced and despairing activist in Western Australia, is called to help a childhood friend.

‘Lucian Freud,’ by Phoebe Hoban

NY Times Books - July 25, 2014 - 8:33am
A biography of the painter who crossed paths with everyone from Kate Moss to the Kray brothers.

‘The Golden Age Shtetl,’ by Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

NY Times Books - July 25, 2014 - 8:33am
A history of Jewish life in the villages of Eastern Europe before the period familiar to American Jews.

‘All the Rage,’ by A. L. Kennedy

NY Times Books - July 25, 2014 - 8:32am
Cruelty and lust predominate in A. L. Kennedy’s stories.

‘Take This Man,’ by Brando Skyhorse

NY Times Books - July 25, 2014 - 8:32am
Brando Skyhorse’s turbulent childhood was built on myth.

Howard Norman’s ‘Next Life Might Be Kinder’

NY Times Books - July 25, 2014 - 8:31am
This novel’s protagonist cannot surmount his grief over his wife’s murder.

‘Liberalism,’ by Edmund Fawcett

NY Times Books - July 25, 2014 - 8:31am
A history of liberalism, told through the lives and ideas of a dynamic group of European and American thinkers.

‘The Essential Ellen Willis’

NY Times Books - July 25, 2014 - 8:30am
Ellen Willis, who emerged in the 1960s, asked serious questions about culture and politics.

‘Snow in May,’ by Kseniya Melnik

NY Times Books - July 25, 2014 - 8:30am
These stories portray women’s lives in Magadan, Russia, a town known as an entryway to gulag labor camps.

‘Closed Doors,’ by Lisa O’Donnell

NY Times Books - July 25, 2014 - 8:29am
A boy in a remote Scottish town tries to understand the terrible thing that has happened to his mother.

‘Stuff Matters,’ by Mark Miodownik

NY Times Books - July 25, 2014 - 8:29am
Why do paper clips bend? What makes elastic stretchy? A scientist examines the ubiquitous substances we take for granted.

Inside the List

NY Times Books - July 25, 2014 - 8:29am
Marja Mills, whose “Mockingbird Next Door” is No. 4 on the hardcover nonfiction list, spent ample time observing Harper Lee going about her ordinary daily life.

The Shortlist: Lee Upton’s ‘Tao of Humiliation,’ and More

NY Times Books - July 25, 2014 - 8:28am
New books by Lee Upton, Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski, David James Poissant and Adam Wilson.

Open Book: Captivating and Repellent

NY Times Books - July 25, 2014 - 8:21am
Ben Macintyre says Kim Philby’s writings are “completely unreliable, which makes sifting fact from fiction a real challenge, but a hugely enjoyable one.”
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