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Michel Faber’s ‘Book of Strange New Things’ 
  Sun, 02 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    In Michel Faber’s novel, a pastor heads off to take up a new ministry on another planet.


O.K., Now It’s Time to Panic 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    Emily St. John Mandel’s novel “Station Eleven” envisions a world in which a strain of flu wipes out most of civilization.


Books by David Nicholls and Edward St. Aubyn 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    Recent releases include fiction by David Nicholls, Edward St. Aubyn, Yannick Grannec and Ludmilla Petrushevskaya.


Seeking the Queen’s Soul (Just a Little Bit) 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    “Respect” is David Ritz’s latest biography, this one about the life of Aretha Franklin.


Galaxies Away, as His Wife Flails on Earth 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    In Michel Faber’s novel “The Book of Strange New Things,” a missionary dispatched to a faraway planet gets desperate missives from his wife.


Growing a Library-Tree 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    In the third offering in the Red Knit Cap Girl picture-book series, the heroine and her animal friends create a library in an inviting tree.


Healing the Metaphorical Heart 
  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    Martha Weinman Lear returns to the territory she covered in “Heartsounds,” but this is not a sequel so much as a rueful epilogue, a brief account of her own recent skirmish with heart disease.


A Raffish Life That Rivaled a Writer’s Art 
  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    “Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh” is John Lahr’s thick volume on the playwright.


A Shared Blessing for a Far-Flung People 
  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    In “At Home in Exile,” Alan Wolfe argues that the Diaspora has fostered in Jews a commitment to defend the rights of other groups and to live by universal values wherever they may be.


Edward St. Aubyn’s ‘On the Edge’ 
  Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    In Edward St. Aubyn’s novel, a large cast of seekers cross paths at Esalen.
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Michel Faber’s ‘Book of Strange New Things’  Sun, 02 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0400
O.K., Now It’s Time to Panic  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400
Books by David Nicholls and Edward St. Aubyn  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400
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