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NYT Book News

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.