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ArtsBeat: Mandela Documentary Wins Top Prize for Audio Books

13 hours 13 min ago
“Mandela: An Audio History,” a documentary with first-person interviews and archival recordings, was named the Audiobook of the Year by the Audio Publishers Association.







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ArtsBeat: Rare Early Proof of ‘The Bell Jar’ to Be Auctioned

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 5:49pm
A second-hand copy of the 1963 novel, written under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas, sat on a shelf for three decades. Now it’s expected to sell for a few thousand dollars.







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ArtsBeat: James Bond to Find an Old Acquaintance in New Novel: Pussy Galore

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 10:49am
The author Anthony Horowitz reveals some details of his coming James Bond novel, “Trigger Mortis.”







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David McCullough: By the Book

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 6:00am
The author, most recently, of “The Wright Brothers” originally planned to write fiction. “Again and again come vivid reminders that the truth often is not only stranger than fiction, but far more remarkable as a story.”







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Travel

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:30am
New books take us on a quest for Atlantis, and to Kilimanjaro, Amsterdam, Vietnam, Scandinavia and elsewhere.







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Science Fiction and Fantasy

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:30am
Naomi Novik’s “Uprooted,” Terry Pratchett’s “A Blink of the Screen” and more.







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‘I Take You,’ by Eliza Kennedy

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:30am
In Eliza Kennedy’s salty first novel, a young lawyer named Lily is having serious doubts about getting married.







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ArtsBeat: Dashiell Hammett Papers Go to University of South Carolina

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:50pm
The Dashiell Hammett archives include hundreds of letters and a replica of the Maltese Falcon.







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ArtsBeat: Margaret Atwood Delivers Work to Be Published in 2114

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 9:57am
Ms. Atwood provided the first work in the “Future Library” project taking place in Oslo.







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Children’s Books: Winged Wonders

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 7:00am
With poetic words and stunning photographs, “Sweep Up the Sun” salutes birds in flight.







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Horror

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:30am
The season’s horror books include Clive Barker’s “The Scarlet Gospels” and Andrew Pyper’s “The Damned.”







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‘Seveneves,’ by Neal Stephenson

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:30am
In Neal Stephenson’s latest novel, Earth’s moon suddenly and spontaneously breaks apart into seven large pieces.







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Stephen King’s ‘Finders Keepers’

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:30am
Laura Lippman reviews Stephen King’s “Finders Keepers,” the second entry in a planned trilogy that began with “Mr. Mercedes.”







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‘Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty,’ by Charles Leerhsen

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 9:43am
Charles Leerhsen’s biography of Ty Cobb reassesses the toxic reputation of one of baseball’s greatest players.







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Bookends: Does an Award Like the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Help or Hurt the Cause of Women Writers?

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 9:14am
Zoë Heller and Dana Stevens debate the merit of literary prizes for which only women compete.







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Hollywood

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 3:30am
Lisa Schwarzbaum reviews new books about Alfred Hitchcock, Judy Garland, Orson Welles and more.







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Humor

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 3:30am
Michael Ian Black reviews new books by Dave Barry, Brad Garrett, Mamrie Hart and more.







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‘Palace of Treason,’ by Jason Matthews

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 3:30am
“Palace of Treason,” the sequel to Jason Matthews’s debut thriller, “Red Sparrow,” does not disappoint.







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Judy Blume’s ‘In the Unlikely Event’

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 3:30am
Judy Blume’s first novel for adults in 17 years is about a ninth-grade Jewish girl and her New Jersey community in the aftermath of three plane crashes in the town.







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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Shakespeare in Love

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 10:58am
Alan Riding discusses two new books about Shakespeare, and Michelle Orange talks about five new essay collections.







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