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‘The Italians,’ by John Hooper

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:45am
The Economist’s Italy correspondent explains the confounding inner workings of the Bel Paese.






‘The Big Seven,’ by Jim Harrison

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:44am
An outlaw clan terrorizes a town in the Upper Peninsula, and Jim Harrison’s hapless detective is caught in the crossfire.






The Shortlist: Alice Fulton’s ‘Barely Composed,’ and More

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:43am
New books by Alice Fulton, Jynne Dilling Martin, Katie Ford and Erin Belieu.






Elliot Ackerman’s ‘Green on Blue’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:42am
A young soldier from Afghanistan narrates this first novel by an American who served several tours of duty there.






Open Book: Transcending War

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:41am
Elliot Ackerman’s debut novel, “Green on Blue,” was partly inspired by his experience training Afghan soldiers.






‘The American Lover,’ by Rose Tremain

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:41am
Rose Tremain’s stories of transgressive love, unfulfilled desires and souls laid bare.






This Month (And Every Month), Black Sci-Fi Writers Look To The Future

NPR Books - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 5:03am

For years, black authors stood out in science fiction and fantasy because there were so few. Now, says Alaya Dawn Johnson, though there are still obstacles, black authors are making themselves heard.

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As First Black American NHL Player, Enforcer Was Defenseless Against Racism

NPR Books - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 7:41pm

Val James became the first American-born black player in the NHL in 1982. He faced vicious racism, including fans throwing bananas on the ice. After 30 years in silence, he is talking about it now.

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'Don't Be Afraid Of The Bullets' A Memoir Of Reporting In Yemen

NPR Books - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 2:52pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to journalist Laura Kasinof about her memoir on her experience reporting in Yemen during the Arab Spring called, Don't Be Afraid of the Bullets.

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'Don't Be Afraid Of The Bullets' A Memoir Of Reporting In Yemen

NPR Books - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 2:52pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to journalist Laura Kasinof about her memoir on her experience reporting in Yemen during the Arab Spring called, Don't Be Afraid of the Bullets.

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Remembering Bertrice Small, One Of The Original 'Avon Ladies'

NPR Books - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 2:51pm

Small, who died this week at 77, was one of a group of authors who helped transform romance in the 1970s from a relatively tame, demure genre to the bold, bawdy books that sell by the millions today.

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From Naked Mole Rats To Dog Testicles: A Writer Explores The Longevity Quest

NPR Books - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:38pm

"Nature knows how to let animals live a very long time," says Bill Gifford, whose latest book is Spring Chicken, a look at the history of anti-aging schemes and current ways people try to live longer.

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From Naked Mole Rats To Dog Testicles: A Writer Explores The Longevity Quest

NPR Books - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:38pm

"Nature knows how to let animals live a very long time," says Bill Gifford, whose latest book is Spring Chicken, a look at the history of anti-aging schemes and current ways people try to live longer.

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Please Fill In This Form In Triplicate Before You Read 'Utopia Of Rules'

NPR Books - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:16am

In The Utopia of Rules, David Graeber argues that we live in an "age of total bureaucratization." Reviewer Tomas Hachard says in places the book is almost as serpentine as modern bureaucracy.

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Please Fill In This Form In Triplicate Before You Read 'Utopia Of Rules'

NPR Books - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:16am

In The Utopia of Rules, David Graeber argues that we live in an "age of total bureaucratization." Reviewer Tomas Hachard says in places the book is almost as serpentine as modern bureaucracy.

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It's All Charm and Wolves In 'The Turnip Princess'

NPR Books - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 5:03am

Once upon a time, a historian went hunting for fairy tales. He found hundreds, but his collection was long thought lost. But now they've been found, and several are reprinted in The Turnip Princess.

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It's All Charm and Wolves In 'The Turnip Princess'

NPR Books - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 5:03am

Once upon a time, a historian went hunting for fairy tales. He found hundreds, but his collection was long thought lost. But now they've been found, and several are reprinted in The Turnip Princess.

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