"No book has yet been written in praise of a woman who let her husband and children starve or suffer while she invented even the most useful things, or wrote books, or expressed herself in art, or evolved philosophic systems."
—Anna Garlin Spencer
- Cultural Studies: A Not-So-Young Audience for Young Adult Books Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:01:27 GMT
- An adult who reads books for young people counters critics who say she should keep to her own age.
- Bookshelf: Books About Danny Aiello, Filipino Natives on Coney Island and the Waldorf-Astoria Fri, 17 Oct 2014 22:46:38 GMT
- New books delve into the life of a New York actor, a promoter who created a human zoo in Brooklyn and one of the most expensive hotels.
- ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: The Story of Us Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:14:22 GMT
- Christine Kenneally discusses “The Invisible History of the Human Race,” and Zephyr Teachout talks about “Corruption in America.”
- ArtsBeat: Elmore Leonard’s Papers (and Hawaiian Shirts) Go to University Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:24:41 GMT
- The University of South Carolina has acquired more than 150 boxes of materials for Elmore Leonard’s archive.
- Bookshelf: The Dark Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:40:41 GMT
- New picture books include Lizi Boyd’s “Flashlight” and Madeline Valentine’s “George in the Dark.”
- Paperback Row Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:25:48 GMT
- Paperback books of particular interest.
- The Shortlist: 'A Wolf Called Romeo,' by Nick Jans, and More Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:19:22 GMT
- New books by Nick Jans, Rebecca Frankel and Benoit Denizet-Lewis.
- Siegfried Lenz, Novelist of Germany’s Past, Dies at 88 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:59:23 GMT
- Mr. Lenz, a best-selling writer whose stories examined his country’s role in the rise of Nazism, insisted that the past be recounted accurately.
- Richard Norton Smith Dissects Nelson Rockefeller Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:54:35 GMT
- In 15 years of research on Nelson A. Rockefeller, Richard Norton Smith says he came to see him as an impetuous dreamer who also wanted circumstances very much under his control.
- Editors’ Choice Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:03:26 GMT
- Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
- Crime: John Sandford's 'Deadline,' and More Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:58:04 GMT
- In John Sandford’s “Deadline,” dogs are being stolen and auctioned off for resale as laboratory animals.
- ‘Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America,’ by Jonathan Darman Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:57:47 GMT
- Jonathan Darman’s history of the 1960s weaves together accounts of the activities of Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan.
- Steven Pinker’s ‘The Sense of Style’ Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:57:28 GMT
- In his writing guide, the Harvard polymath Steven Pinker favors looser, more easygoing grammatical usage.
- ‘The Betrayers,’ by David Bezmozgis Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:56:13 GMT
- Two Soviet Jews — an Israeli politician and a disgraced K.G.B. informer — are reunited decades after a devastating betrayal.
- Paul Theroux’s ‘Mr. Bones’ Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:56:12 GMT
- Men follow their compulsions, and sometimes receive their comeuppance, in Paul Theroux’s stories.
- ‘Just Mercy,’ by Bryan Stevenson Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:55:33 GMT
- A lawyer personalizes the struggle against injustice with the story of a man wrongfully convicted of murder.