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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Texting While Driving

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 2:13pm
Matt Richtel discusses “A Deadly Wandering,” and Mark Edmundson talks about “Why Football Matters.”

Editors’ Choice

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:08am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Paperback Row

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 9:49am
Paperback books of particular interest.

The Shortlist: Jessie Burton's 'The Miniaturist' and More

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 9:35am
New books by Jessie Burton, Alix Christie, Rosie Thomas and Katy Simpson Smith.

Louise Glück's 'Faithful and Virtuous Night'

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 9:26am
Many of the poems in Louise Glück’s collection feature an aging painter confronting his own mortality.

Crime: John Harvey's 'Darkness, Darkness' and More

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 9:03am
“Darkness, Darkness,” John Harvey’s final novel in his series featuring Inspector Charlie Resnick, strikes an elegiac tone.

Damon Galgut's 'Arctic Summer'

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 8:56am
Based on the life of E. M. Forster, this novel traces a struggle for liberation both on and off the page.

'The Undertaking,' by Audrey Magee

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 8:51am
A first novel set in World War II Germany.

'Consumed,' by David Cronenberg

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 8:48am
David Cronenberg’s debut novel centers on two journalists and their fascination with scandal and social media.

Open Book: Disquiet on the Set

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 8:43am
In “Werner Herzog: A Guide for the Perplexed,” the filmmaker talks about his notoriously volatile relationship with the actor Klaus Kinski, among many other subjects.

Letters: ‘World Order’

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 8:43am
Readers respond to a recent review of Henry Kissinger’s “World Order” and more.

Inside the List

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 8:42am
Caitlin Doughty, whose “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” is No. 14 on the hardcover nonfiction list, is a young undertaker who has made it her mission to demystify death and promote a D.I.Y. approach to funerals.

'My Two Italies,' by Joseph Luzzi

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 8:42am
A son of Italian immigrants on his relationship with the ancestral homeland.

'Island of a Thousand Mirrors,' by Nayomi Munaweera

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 8:41am
Two families find themselves on opposite sides of Sri Lanka’s civil war in this debut novel.

'The Scatter Here Is Too Great,' by Bilal Tanweer

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 8:41am
An attack in Karachi reveals a web of lives connected by violence in this novel-in-stories.

'Against Football' and 'Why Football Matters'

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 3:59pm
Has our passion for football made us blind to the sport’s dark side?

'A Deadly Wandering,' by Matt Richtel

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 3:46pm
A journalist examines a deadly accident and the risks of texting and driving.

'The Shifts and the Shocks,' by Martin Wolf

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 3:44pm
In “The Shifts and the Shocks,” Martin Wolf proposes drastic measures to try to prevent another financial crisis.

'Seven Bad Ideas,' by Jeff Madrick

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 3:43pm
In “Seven Bad Ideas,” Jeff Madrick argues that the failure of economists to address the 2008 financial crisis is rooted in decades of intellectual misconduct.

Steven Pinker: By the Book

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 8:00am
The author of “The Language Instinct,” “The Blank Slate” and, most recently, “The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century” has never gotten in trouble for reading a book. “Just for writing them.”