"Each time we re-read a book we get more out of it because we put more into it; a different person is reading it, and therefore it is a different book."
- ‘The Magician’s Land,’ by Lev Grossman Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:11:08 GMT
- An exiled magician tries a risky heist in Lev Grossman’s novel, the final installment of a trilogy.
- ‘Stephen Crane: A Life of Fire,’ by Paul Sorrentino Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:11:06 GMT
- The poet and novelist Stephen Crane “raced through his life,” documenting war and poverty until his death at 28.
- ‘The Stories,’ by Jane Gardam Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:09:44 GMT
- In many of Jane Gardam’s stories, a figure from the past suddenly looms.
- ‘Reagan at Reykjavik,’ by Ken Adelman Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:08:44 GMT
- In 1986, the U.S.-Soviet meeting in Reykjavik seemed anything but a Cold War breakthrough.
- Inside the List Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:49:47 GMT
- With the debut of Daniel Halper’s “Clinton, Inc.” at No. 10, there are now three volumes related to Bill and Hillary Clinton on the hardcover nonfiction list.
- Editors’ Choice Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:49:34 GMT
- Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
- Paperback Row Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:49:26 GMT
- Paperback books of particular interest.
- The Shortlist: Jordan Ellenberg’s ‘How Not to Be Wrong,’ and More Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:47:37 GMT
- New books by Jordan Ellenberg, David J. Hand, Michael Blastland and David Spiegelhalter, Amir Alexander, and Alex Bellos.
- Talk: Lois Lowry on Giving Up ‘The Giver’ to Hollywood Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:23:13 GMT
- She had only one request: “Please don’t turn this into a teenage romance.”
- Siegfried Sassoon’s World War I Diaries Are Published Online Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:21:01 GMT
- Cambridge University has digitized 4,100 handwritten pages of notes by the British wartime poet Siegfried Sassoon and has made them available free online.
- ‘The Invisible Bridge,’ by Rick Perlstein Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:07:59 GMT
- “The Invisible Bridge,” Rick Perlstein’s panoramic third volume about the rise of the modern conservative movement in America, covers the span of 1973 to 1976.
- ‘J. D. Salinger: The Escape Artist,’ by Thomas Beller Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:05:52 GMT
- Thomas Beller views J. D. Salinger as a New York writer.
- ‘Beethoven,’ by Jan Swafford Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:05:10 GMT
- This biography of Beethoven is also a personal journey through his music and the Enlightenment-era ferment that shaped it.
- Open Book: Writing His Own Tune Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:05:07 GMT
- The pianist Jeremy Denk is at work on a book, a mix of memoir and thoughts about music tentatively titled “Every Good Boy Does Fine.”
- Books of The Times: ‘What We See When We Read,’ by Peter Mendelsund Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:52:58 GMT
- “What We See When We Read,” by the graphic artist Peter Mendelsund, explores the way we graft our own images onto the people and places we encounter in fiction.
- Amy Bloom: By the Book Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:00:01 GMT
- The author, most recently, of “Lucky Us” would like to invite Sappho, George Bernard Shaw and James Baldwin over for a literary dinner. “It’s not clear to me that everyone will get along.”