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‘The Wall,’ by H. G. Adler 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    Cynthia Ozick reviews the final installment of H. G. Adler’s Shoah trilogy.


‘Preparation for the Next Life,’ by Atticus Lish 
  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    Atticus Lish’s novel relates the doomed love affair of a traumatized soldier and a Muslim immigrant.


In Layered Fiction and Wry Notes to Mom, a Cosmic Genius Distilled 
  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    In “The David Foster Wallace Reader,” a blend of fiction, magazine articles, essays and guides for his students, logorrhea emerges as a stealth virtue.


Striking Dissident Notes, With Many Reprises 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    For Geoffrey Baker, author of “El Sistema: Orchestrating Venezuela’s Youth,” the program that produced the conductor Gustavo Dudamel operates in a “climate of fear.”


Children’s Voices 
  Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    Dave Eggers illustrates a collection of stories written by members of a Detroit charter school’s writing club.


Shaping a Shepherd of Catholics, From Argentine Slums to the Vatican 
  Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    “The Great Reformer” examines the roots of Pope Francis’s commitment to the poor, even in the face of government opposition during Argentina’s military dictatorship.


The Oceans’ Depths, Saturated With Life and Color 
  Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    “Spineless” oozes and creeps with salty invertebrates and its intense photographs of underwater life pulse with spellbinding strangeness.


Imagining a Saintly Life, Some of It Not So Holy 
  Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    Julia Kristeva, through an alter ego in “Teresa, My Love,” imagines the life of Teresa of Ávila.


‘The Unspeakable,’ by Meghan Daum 
  Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    Meghan Daum’s essays grapple with death, illness and ambivalence about motherhood.


‘Lone Star Nation,’ by Richard Parker 
  Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 
    A look at today’s fast-changing Texas, and how it may transform the country.
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