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‘The Wives of Los Alamos,’ by TaraShea Nesbit  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:24:08 GMT
This novel imagines married life at a secret atomic testing facility in remote Los Alamos.
 
‘The Tyranny of Experts,’ by William Easterly  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:23:45 GMT
The world’s poor have been betrayed by the technocrats in charge of global development, William Easterly says.
 
‘Cycle of Lies’ and ‘Wheelmen’  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:23:20 GMT
Lance Armstrong and the win-at-all-costs world of pro cycling.
 
‘Neanderthal Man,’ by Svante Paabo  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:22:36 GMT
In tracing ancient DNA, a paleogeneticist uncovered a relationship between Neanderthals and modern humans.
 
‘Plato at the Googleplex,’ by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:22:08 GMT
A philosophical inquiry imagines Plato on an American book tour in the 21st century.
 
Crime: Nevada Barr’s ‘Destroyer Angel,’ and More  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:21:43 GMT
In Nevada Barr’s Destroyer Angel,” the National Park Service ranger Anna Pigeon must revert to her animal nature to survive.
 
‘Three Brothers,’ by Peter Ackroyd  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:19:58 GMT
This novel, set against the backdrop of 1960s London, abounds with political corruption and sexual scandal.
 
‘No Book but the World,’ by Leah Hager Cohen  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:19:37 GMT
Raised by utopian parents, this novel’s brother and sister find it hard to navigate the world.
 
‘Saint Monkey,’ by Jacinda Townsend  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:19:01 GMT
Two ambitious friends come of age in 1950s Kentucky, but a rift forms when one moves to Harlem.
 
Editors’ Choice  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:18:14 GMT
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
 
Paperback Row  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:17:58 GMT
Paperback books of particular interest.
 
The Shortlist: Susan Cheever’s ‘E. E. Cummings,’ and More  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:17:05 GMT
New books about Marianne Moore, E. E. Cummings, William and Dorothy Wordsworth, and Tennyson.
 
Open Book: From Fan Letter to Pen Pal  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:16:05 GMT
“Fare Forward” collects letters written by the experimental-fiction writer David Markson to a fan turned friend.
 
Nina Cassian, Exiled Romanian Poet, Dies at 89  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:19:29 GMT
Ms. Cassian sought refuge in the United States after her poems satirizing the regime of President Nicolae Ceausescu fell into the hands of the secret police.
 
An Appraisal: The Work of Gabriel García Márquez  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:44:10 GMT
Gabriel García Márquez — who died on Thursday at his home in Mexico City, at the age of 87 — used his fecund imagination and exuberant sleight of hand to conjure the miraculous in his fiction.
 
Books of The Times: ‘The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan’  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:38:22 GMT
“The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan” shows the stage and film director as demanding and manipulative in both his personal and professional lives.