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Françoise Mouly’s Toon Graphics Takes Comics to Classrooms  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:09:51 GMT
Toon Graphics is producing comic books it hopes will be studied as serious textbooks in the fourth grade and beyond.

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Culture and Madness  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:09:40 GMT
Gary Greenberg discusses “Suspicious Minds,” David Carr talks about “Hack Attack” and more.

ArtsBeat: A Book for Children, and Others, by Bruce Springsteen  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:56:24 GMT
“Outlaw Pete,” based on a song of the same name, is for “for anybody who loves a good Western,” said his publisher.

Inside the List  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:50:06 GMT
Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican whose first book, “The Way Forward,” is No. 5 on the hardcover nonfiction list, has opened up about his father’s alcoholism and early death.
Editors’ Choice  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:49:49 GMT
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
Paperback Row  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:49:38 GMT
Paperback books of particular interest.
‘The City Under the Skin’ by Geoff Nicholson  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:48:45 GMT
In a nameless city, women are abducted, tattooed with crude maps and released.
Robert Timberg’s ‘Blue-Eyed Boy’  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:48:16 GMT
Robert Timberg traces his personal journey from disfigured Vietnam veteran to author and journalist.
‘The Birth of Korean Cool,’ by Euny Hong  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:48:01 GMT
Cultural influence has kept pace with South Korea’s growth.
‘The Shadow Hero,’ by Gene Luen Yang  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:47:18 GMT
A tribute to an Asian superhero from the 1940s.
‘The Invention of Exile,’ by Vanessa Manko  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:47:00 GMT
A Russian immigrant, deported from the United States, attempts to reunite with his family.
Alessandro Baricco’s ‘Mr. Gwyn and Three Times at Dawn’  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:46:49 GMT
A celebrated British author embarks on a strange new career in these linked novellas by Alessandro Baricco.
Richard Flanagan’s ‘Narrow Road to the Deep North’  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:45:50 GMT
A frail humanity survives the unspeakable in Richard Flanagan’s novel of the Burma-Thailand Railway.
‘Home Leave,’ by Brittani Sonnenberg  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:45:31 GMT
A restless executive subjects his family to an itinerant existence on three continents.
‘Your Face in Mine,’ by Jess Row  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:45:20 GMT
A man undergoes a surgical procedure to transform from white to black.