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ArtsBeat: In Brooklyn, a Trove of Hebrew Books From Centuries Past 
  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:37:53 GMT 
    An exhibition at the Chabad headquarters in Crown Heights features Hebrew book published between 1475 and 1574.








Long Days, Extra Innings 
  Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:22:07 GMT 
    New art books include textured dreamscapes by Lee Bontecou and full-size reproductions of Charles M. Schulz’s “Peanuts.”








Books of The Times: Cristina Henríquez’s ‘The Book of Unknown Americans’ 
  Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:33:20 GMT 
    In Cristina Henríquez’s “The Book of Unknown Americans,” an array of characters from Latin America talk directly about their reasons for coming to the United States.








Larry McMurtry: By the Book 
  Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:00:01 GMT 
    The author, most recently, of “The Last Kind Words Saloon” says that meth-heads are the worst part of being a bookseller. “Anyone can walk into our bookstore in the age of meth — it’s a constant worry.”








Books of The Times: In Rainbow Rowell’s ‘Landline,’ Magic May Fix Things 
  Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:08:18 GMT 
    In Rainbow Rowell’s “Landline,” a TV writer whose marriage is failing finds a possible way to fix things by dialing a rotary phone and revisiting the past.








James Patterson’s ‘Maximum Ride’ Books to Be a Series on YouTube 
  Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:55:19 GMT 
    The series based on the eight young-adult novels will initially include six to 10 episodes of 10 to 15 minutes each.


Children’s Books: Sarah Powell’s ‘Cardboard Box Book,’ and More 
  Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:00:01 GMT 
    Three new crafts books suggest ideas for a range of activities to inspire young artists during their summer vacation.








Man Charged With Assaulting the Novelist Colum McCann 
  Wed, 09 Jul 2014 03:46:20 GMT 
    The New Haven police said that the author was attacked last month after he tried to help the suspect’s wife after a domestic dispute.


Books of The Times: William T. Vollmann’s ‘Last Stories and Other Stories’ 
  Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:48:48 GMT 
    William T. Vollmann’s “Last Stories and Other Stories” is his first volume of fiction since “Europe Central” (2005), which won a National Book Award.








Bookends: Is There Anything You Did as a Writer Starting Out That You Now Regret? 
  Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:00:01 GMT 
    Anna Holmes and Leslie Jamison discuss mistakes they made when starting out.








Op-Ed Contributor: Should Germans Read ‘Mein Kampf’? 
  Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:24:26 GMT 
    A new edition of Hitler’s book may help them confront their past.


Books of The Times: ‘The New Arabs,’ by Juan Cole 
  Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:18:30 GMT 
    “The New Arabs” by Juan Cole assesses Arab youth movements.








Critic’s Notebook: Text Games in a New Era of Stories 
  Sun, 06 Jul 2014 21:20:30 GMT 
    Interactive fiction, which once went by the name “text adventure,” is having a moment.








Books of The Times: Amy Sohn’s ‘The Actress,’ a Tom Cruise Roman à Clef 
  Sun, 06 Jul 2014 21:18:14 GMT 
    Amy Sohn’s “The Actress” is a roman à clef about the Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes marriage.








Lillian B. Rubin, 90, Dies; Wrote on Impact of Gender and Class Norms 
  Sun, 06 Jul 2014 15:32:11 GMT 
    Dr. Rubin explored identity crises of middle-aged women, life in a working-class family and why marriages often fail.






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