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"The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all."

—Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire (1694-1778) French philosopher, writer, Candide


NYT Book News

‘The Monogram Murders,’ Sophie Hannah’s Poirot Mystery  Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:51:45 GMT
Hercule Poirot reappears, courtesy of Sophie Hannah, years after solving his “last case.”

The Shortlist: Fanny Howe’s ‘Second Childhood,’ and More  Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:50:26 GMT
New books by Simone Muench, Fanny Howe, J. D. McClatchy and Cynthia Hogue.

Open Book: The Sound of the Words  Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:50:10 GMT
John Darnielle, of the indie-rock band the Mountain Goats, talks about writing songs and his new novel, “Wolf in White Van.”

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Henry Kissinger’s ‘World Order’  Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:49:18 GMT
Mr. Kissinger discusses his new book, and Lawrence Wright talks about “Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David.”

Inside the List  Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:49:10 GMT
“The Secret Place,” by Tana French, enters the hardcover fiction list at No. 4, just after the critic Laura Miller recently argued that women write the best crime novels.
Editors’ Choice  Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:49:02 GMT
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
Paperback Row  Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:48:53 GMT
Paperback books of particular interest.
Anne Sinclair, Strauss-Kahn’s Ex-Wife, Resumes a Public Life  Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:01:24 GMT
The French journalist Anne Sinclair, the ex-wife of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, resumes a public life with her memoir of her family’s place in art history.

ArtsBeat: Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced  Fri, 12 Sep 2014 06:07:07 GMT
The list includes the Americans Joshua Ferris and Karen Joy Fowler; the British writers Howard Jacobson, Neel Mukherjee and Ali Smith; and the Australian author Richard Flanagan.

ArtsBeat: The Dirty Details of War  Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:28:44 GMT
The comics in “Two-Fisted Tales: Volume 3″ and “Bomb Run and Other Stories” show war in its raw detail.