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The Shortlist: Naomi Wood’s ‘Mrs. Hemingway,’ and More  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:44:37 GMT
New books by Naomi Wood, Sally O’Reilly, Nina Siegal and Sheila Kohler.
‘The Animals: Love Letters Between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy’  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:44:09 GMT
Letters between Christopher Isherwood and his partner, Don Bachardy, mock the world’s ridiculous spectacle.
Open Book: Priority Mail  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:43:05 GMT
A look at past reviews of the letters of Sylvia Plath, Flannery O’Connor and Saul Bellow.
‘Suspicious Minds,’ by Joel Gold and Ian Gold  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:19:43 GMT
A psychiatrist and his philosopher brother discuss how mental illness reflects culture.
‘The Bone Clocks,’ by David Mitchell  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:10:29 GMT
In David Mitchell’s “The Bone Clocks,” a 15-year-old girl runs away from home in 1984 and becomes entrapped in an otherworldly battle between good and evil that will follow her for 60 years.
Critic’s Notebook: ‘Football’ and Other Books of the Season  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:55:28 GMT
“Football: Great Writing About the National Sport” is among the new books on the game to greet the season.

Books of The Times: Gamache Is Back in Louise Penny’s ‘The Long Way Home’  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:30:34 GMT
In Louise Penny’s “The Long Way Home,” a battered former detective retreats to an idyllic town, but gets drawn into the mystery of a neighbor’s missing husband.

Rick Perlstein: By the Book  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:00:01 GMT
The author, most recently, of “The Invisible Bridge,” would like Chekhov to write his life story. “Sometimes I think he knows me better than I know myself, even when he’s ostensibly writing about Russian ladies over a hundred years ago.”

Books of The Times: ‘What Stays in Vegas,’ by Adam Tanner  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:08:37 GMT
Adam Tanner’s “What Stays in Vegas” looks at online data mining, how companies collect personal information to remain competitive and where invasion of privacy begins.

Katy Simpson Smith’s ‘The Story of Land and Sea,’ and More  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:37:46 GMT
New books include novels by Katy Simpson Smith, Stephan Eirik Clark, Tania Malik, Vanessa Manko, Bilal Tanweer and Carys Bray.