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Spend Some Time 'Loitering,' And Feel Less Alone

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 5:03am

Charles D'Ambrosio's new essay collection wanders through topics journalistic and personal; reviewer Annalisa Quinn says it delivers a primal pleasure of reading: the feeling of being understood.

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Roger Moore: The Man With The Golden Life

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 3:24am

Sir Roger Moore has played James Bond more than any other actor; his new memoir One Lucky Bastard chronicles a life spent working and laughing with stars — and learning how to kiss from Lana Turner.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of November 13, 2014

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:03pm

Blackwater founder Erik Prince takes a look at the military contractor's history and the controversy surrounding it in Civilian Warriors. It appears at No. 15.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of November 13, 2014

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:03pm

Elizabeth Strout's Olive Kitteridge, a collection of short stories following a retired Maine school teacher, appears at No. 10.

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Amazon And Hachette Reach A Deal On E-Book Pricing

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:16am

The multiyear agreement, which will take effect in early 2015, ends a months-long stalemate between the online retail giant and the publishing powerhouse.

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Book News: Even Good Writers Have Bad Sex Sometimes

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:22am

The Bad Sex in Fiction Award honors awful sex scenes in literature, and this year's shortlist boasts plenty of names you might not expect, including a Booker winner and a perennial Nobel favorite.

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'Three-Body Problem' Asks A Classic Sci-Fi Question, In Chinese

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 5:03am

Chinese sci-fi author Cixin Liu bridges the gap between East and West in his new novel, a tale of alien first contact influenced by Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke and Chinese history and mythology.

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Maurice Sendak's Book Collection At Heart Of Legal Dispute

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:42pm

Robert Siegel talks with The Philadelphia Inquirer's Peter Dobrin about a dispute between a Philadelphia Museum and the estate of Maurice Sendak, over the late author's rare book collection.

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