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Sea Change 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    As America’s influence in the Western Pacific diminishes, China’s power rises, along with the potential for geopolitical conflict.


Updike at Rest 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    Adam Begley’s biography of John Updike surveys his work as well as his life.


Divine Decadence 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    Francine Prose’s new novel, about a cross-dressing French racecar driver who collaborates with the Nazis, is recounted by various alternating narrators.


Gone in 0.001 Seconds 
  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    The author of “Liar’s Poker” and “The Big Short” argues that today’s stock market is rigged in favor of secretive traders.


Cats and Dogs, Reigning 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    In David Grimm’s “Citizen Canine,” a range of animal-rights advocates note the changing, and heightened, status of pets in contemporary culture.


Combative Director, Even in Letters 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    “The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan” shows the stage and film director as demanding and manipulative in both his personal and professional lives.


Making the Most of Time 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    Two new picture books present facts about time in thoughtful and sometimes poetic ways.


Believe It or Not, a Skeptic’s Journey 
  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    In “Living With a Wild God,” Barbara Ehrenreich traces her mystical side.


Spying on a Grown-Up World 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    “Casebook,” by Mona Simpson, sees a fracturing family through the eyes of a teenager.


They Crawl Right Into Your Head 
  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    An entomologist who discovered he has a crippling fear of bugs writes a book about the human reaction to insects.
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Sea Change  Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500
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