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Children's Books: ‘Space Case’ and ‘The Twin Powers’  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:27 GMT
In these middle-grade novels, a young detective solves a lunar murder, and twins reunite to save their threatened worlds.
 
‘Ardor,’ by Roberto Calasso  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:27 GMT
Roberto Calasso delves into the enigmatic web of ritual and myth that defined the ancient Vedic world.
 
Children's Books: ‘Alphabetabum,’ ‘Take Away the A’ and More  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:26 GMT
Five alphabet books feature rhyme and alliteration, exuberant animals and found photos of children from the past.
 
‘The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Volume I’  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:26 GMT
The first volume of Norton’s two-part anthology includes texts of Hinduism, Buddhism and Daoism.
 
Crime: Anthony Horowitz’s ‘Moriarty,’ and More  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:22 GMT
Anthony Horowitz’s “Moriarty” is a Sherlock ­Holmes pastiche that opens five days after the great detective and his nemesis plunged to their doom.
 
Evan Thompson’s ‘Waking, Dreaming, Being’  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:22 GMT
Merging neuroscience and philosophy, Evan Thompson casts new light on the relationship between the self and the brain.
 
‘Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms,’ by Gerard Russell  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:22 GMT
Gerard Russell chronicles the long survival of religious minorities in the Middle East, and the extreme peril they face today..
 
‘Living the Secular Life,’ by Phil Zuckerman  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:22 GMT
As more Americans eschew religious affiliation, a sociologist examines the secular lifestyle.
 
‘The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Volume II’  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:22 GMT
The second volume of Norton’s two-part anthology compiles texts and commentaries on Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
 
Bookshelf: Can’t Sleep  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:33:59 GMT
New picture books include “Naptime,” “A Bed for Kitty” and “Goodnight Already!”
 
Children's Books: ‘Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future,’ by A. S. King  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:05:51 GMT
A high school senior grappling with her mother’s suicide is suddenly able to envision people’s pasts and futures.