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"There is no remedy so easy as books, which if they do not give cheerfulness, at least restore quiet to the most troubled mind."

—Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) English society figure, letter writer


NYT Book News

Thrillers: Tawni O’Dell’s 'One of Us,' and More  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:07:26 GMT
New thrillers include Tawni O’Dell’s “One of Us,” Sergey Kuznetsov’s “Butterfly Skin” and more.
Inside the List  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:06:32 GMT
Richard Flanagan’s “The Narrow Road to the Deep North,” No. 10 in hardcover fiction, is the ninth consecutive winner of the Man Booker Prize to make our list.
Lucy Worsley’s ‘Art of the English Murder’  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:04:26 GMT
Lucy Worsley examines the creation of British crime fiction and the growing fascination with foul play.
Editors’ Choice  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:59:05 GMT
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
Paperback Row  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:57:10 GMT
Paperback books of particular interest.
In Reversal, Barnes & Noble Executives Say Store Will Remain in the Bronx  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:45:38 GMT
Executives said the bookstore in the Bay Plaza in Co-op City will remain open for at least two more years.

ArtsBeat: Lily King, Roz Chast and Kate Samworth Win Kirkus Prizes  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:31:17 GMT
The prizes, which each come with a $50,000 award, were handed out for the first time.

‘A Brief History of Seven Killings,’ by Marlon James  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:47:03 GMT
Marlon James’s novel examines complicated politics and the growth of gang violence in Jamaica.
Books of The Times: ‘The Secret History of Wonder Woman,’ by Jill Lepore  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:20:24 GMT
“The Secret History of Wonder Woman,” by Jill Lepore, is fundamentally a biography of Wonder Woman’s larger-than-life creator, William Moulton Marston.

ArtsBeat: Filling In an ’80s Comic With Real Graffiti Tags  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:05:57 GMT
The creators of the first issue of DMC, a new series of comics, are using tags belonging to real graffiti artists.