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Books Of Style: 9 Books That Would Make Great Gifts  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:58:00 GMT
A selection of novels, nonfiction and whodunits for readers on your gift list.

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Disappearing Religions  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:50:27 GMT
Gerard Russell talks about “Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms,” and Phil Zuckerman discusses “Living the Secular Life.”

ArtsBeat: Koons Again Accused of Copyright Infringement  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:48:54 GMT
A work by Jeff Koons in his retrospective in Paris could set off a legal battle.
Raphaël Jerusalmy’s ‘Brotherhood of Book Hunters’  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:34 GMT
François Villon travels to Jerusalem in this literary mystery.
‘America’s Pastor,’ About Billy Graham, by Grant Wacker  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:32 GMT
A study of Billy Graham’s ministry examines how American culture shaped him — and he shaped it.
Open Book: Religious Reading  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:31 GMT
Cynthia Ozick and others recommend novels with religious themes.
‘A Philosophy of Walking,’ by Frédéric Gros  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:31 GMT
Charting the many ways we walk, and what they say about us.
‘Joan of Arc,’ by Kathryn Harrison  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:30 GMT
Kathryn Harrison’s biography interweaves Joan of Arc’s story with both fictional and historical interpretations.
‘The Great Reformer,’ a Biography of Pope Francis  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:29 GMT
A biography of Jorge Mario Bergoglio traces his Argentine origins and his path to the Vatican.
‘Ardor,’ by Roberto Calasso  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:28 GMT
Roberto Calasso delves into the enigmatic web of ritual and myth that defined the ancient Vedic world.
Children's Books: ‘Space Case’ and ‘The Twin Powers’  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:27 GMT
In these middle-grade novels, a young detective solves a lunar murder, and twins reunite to save their threatened worlds.
Children's Books: ‘Alphabetabum,’ ‘Take Away the A’ and More  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:27 GMT
Five alphabet books feature rhyme and alliteration, exuberant animals and found photos of children from the past.
‘The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Volume I’  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:26 GMT
The first volume of Norton’s two-part anthology includes texts of Hinduism, Buddhism and Daoism.
Crime: Anthony Horowitz’s ‘Moriarty,’ and More  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:23 GMT
Anthony Horowitz’s “Moriarty” is a Sherlock ­Holmes pastiche that opens five days after the great detective and his nemesis plunged to their doom.
Evan Thompson’s ‘Waking, Dreaming, Being’  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:23 GMT
Merging neuroscience and philosophy, Evan Thompson casts new light on the relationship between the self and the brain.