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ArtsBeat: Fame-Hating Lewis Carroll Letter Lands in Los Angeles

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:22pm
A Lewis Carroll letter lamenting attention from fans is bought by the University of Southern California.

ArtsBeat: Remembering the Life and Work of Gabriel García Márquez

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:54am
A look at The Times’s coverage of Gabriel García Márquez, who died on Thursday at 87.

Inside the List

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:25am
“The Opposite of Loneliness,” new on the hardcover nonfiction list at No. 11, is a collection of essays and stories by Marina Keegan, the 22-year-old writer who died in a car accident two years ago.

‘The Gray Notebook,’ by Josep Pla

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:24am
A Catalan writer held on to his 1918-19 diary for almost half a century, revising it and creating a portrait of the times.

‘The Wives of Los Alamos,’ by TaraShea Nesbit

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:24am
This novel imagines married life at a secret atomic testing facility in remote Los Alamos.

‘The Tyranny of Experts,’ by William Easterly

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:23am
The world’s poor have been betrayed by the technocrats in charge of global development, William Easterly says.

‘Cycle of Lies’ and ‘Wheelmen’

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:23am
Lance Armstrong and the win-at-all-costs world of pro cycling.

‘Neanderthal Man,’ by Svante Paabo

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:22am
In tracing ancient DNA, a paleogeneticist uncovered a relationship between Neanderthals and modern humans.

‘Plato at the Googleplex,’ by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:22am
A philosophical inquiry imagines Plato on an American book tour in the 21st century.

Crime: Nevada Barr’s ‘Destroyer Angel,’ and More

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:21am
In Nevada Barr’s Destroyer Angel,” the National Park Service ranger Anna Pigeon must revert to her animal nature to survive.

‘Three Brothers,’ by Peter Ackroyd

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:19am
This novel, set against the backdrop of 1960s London, abounds with political corruption and sexual scandal.

‘No Book but the World,’ by Leah Hager Cohen

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:19am
Raised by utopian parents, this novel’s brother and sister find it hard to navigate the world.

‘Saint Monkey,’ by Jacinda Townsend

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:19am
Two ambitious friends come of age in 1950s Kentucky, but a rift forms when one moves to Harlem.

Editors’ Choice

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:18am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Paperback Row

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:17am
Paperback books of particular interest.

The Shortlist: Susan Cheever’s ‘E. E. Cummings,’ and More

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:17am
New books about Marianne Moore, E. E. Cummings, William and Dorothy Wordsworth, and Tennyson.

Open Book: From Fan Letter to Pen Pal

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:16am
“Fare Forward” collects letters written by the experimental-fiction writer David Markson to a fan turned friend.

Letters: Stevens v. Shakespeare

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:14pm
Readers react to a recent interview with John Paul Stevens and more.

‘Asia’s Cauldron,’ by Robert D. Kaplan

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:00pm
As America’s influence in the Western Pacific diminishes, China’s power rises, along with the potential for geopolitical conflict.

Adam Begley’s ‘Updike’

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:59pm
Adam Begley’s biography of John Updike surveys his work as well as his life.