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‘Guantánamo Diary,’ by Mohamedou Ould Slahi 
  Sun, 15 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0500 
    “Guantánamo Diary” is a profound account by a current detainee of what it’s like to be collateral damage in the war against terror.


One Pioneer’s Attempt to Rescue Another 
  Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 
    Nicholas Carlson’s “Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!” is a breezy retelling of the company’s hiring of Ms. Mayer as part of its efforts to recapture its former glory.


From Inside Prison, a Terrorism Suspect Shares His Diary 
  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 
    Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s memoir, “Guantánamo Diary,” was published after a seven-year legal battle and with heavy redactions from military censors.


Jill Leovy’s ‘Ghettoside’ 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 
    In “Ghettoside,” Jill Leovy describes a homicide case in South Los Angeles to examine the epidemic of unsolved murders of African-American men in America.


‘Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!,’ by Nicholas Carlson 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 
    In 2012, Marissa Mayer was tasked with reversing the fortunes of a struggling Internet pioneer.


‘If I Fall, if I Die,’ by Michael Christie 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 
    A debut novel about family, phobias and the high-flying freedoms of skateboarding.


Ben Metcalf’s ‘Against the Country’ 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 
    Ben Metcalf’s novel, set in Virginia, takes issue with the American idealization of the back-to-the-land life.


‘Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye,’ by Marie Mutsuki Mockett 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 
    Mourning her father’s death, the author undertakes a pilgrimage to Japan’s great Buddhist temples.


‘Reeling Through Life’ and ‘Silver Screen Fiend’ 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 
    Tara Ison’s essays and Patton Oswalt’s memoir offer personal accounts of intense movie fandom.


Esther Freud’s ‘Mr. Mac and Me’ 
  Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0500 
    In Esther Freud’s novel, an artistic boy befriends the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1914.
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