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Editors’ Choice  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:08:42 GMT
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
Paperback Row  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:49:33 GMT
Paperback books of particular interest.
The Shortlist: Jessie Burton's 'The Miniaturist' and More  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:35:21 GMT
New books by Jessie Burton, Alix Christie, Rosie Thomas and Katy Simpson Smith.
Louise Glück's 'Faithful and Virtuous Night'  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:26:31 GMT
Many of the poems in Louise Glück’s collection feature an aging painter confronting his own mortality.
Crime: John Harvey's 'Darkness, Darkness' and More  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:03:49 GMT
“Darkness, Darkness,” John Harvey’s final novel in his series featuring Inspector Charlie Resnick, strikes an elegiac tone.
Damon Galgut's 'Arctic Summer'  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:56:35 GMT
Based on the life of E. M. Forster, this novel traces a struggle for liberation both on and off the page.
'The Undertaking,' by Audrey Magee  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:51:55 GMT
A first novel set in World War II Germany.
'Consumed,' by David Cronenberg  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:48:26 GMT
David Cronenberg’s debut novel centers on two journalists and their fascination with scandal and social media.
Open Book: Disquiet on the Set  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:43:23 GMT
In “Werner Herzog: A Guide for the Perplexed,” the filmmaker talks about his notoriously volatile relationship with the actor Klaus Kinski, among many other subjects.
Inside the List  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:42:53 GMT
Caitlin Doughty, whose “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” is No. 14 on the hardcover nonfiction list, is a young undertaker who has made it her mission to demystify death and promote a D.I.Y. approach to funerals.
'My Two Italies,' by Joseph Luzzi  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:42:00 GMT
A son of Italian immigrants on his relationship with the ancestral homeland.
'Island of a Thousand Mirrors,' by Nayomi Munaweera  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:41:35 GMT
Two families find themselves on opposite sides of Sri Lanka’s civil war in this debut novel.
'The Scatter Here Is Too Great,' by Bilal Tanweer  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:41:19 GMT
An attack in Karachi reveals a web of lives connected by violence in this novel-in-stories.
Alastair Reid, a Restless Poet and Essayist, Is Dead at 88  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 02:57:00 GMT
The Scottish-born Mr. Reid wrote of far-flung places for The New Yorker over more than half a century.

J. California Cooper, Award-Winning Writer, Dies at 82  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 02:47:40 GMT
Ms. Cooper was forthright in using novels, plays and short stories to explore the African-American woman.

‘Here,’ Richard McGuire’s Book, an Exhibition at the Morgan  Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22:26:23 GMT
Richard McGuire’s comic “Here” becomes a full-length book, previewed at an exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum.