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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.


Daniel Kehlmann’s ‘F’ 
  Sun, 02 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    Deserted by their enigmatic father, three brothers struggle to find themselves in Daniel Kehlmann’s tragicomedy.


Matt Bai’s ‘All the Truth Is Out,’ About Gary Hart 
  Sun, 02 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    Matt Bai sees the implosion of Gary Hart’s second presidential campaign as a watershed in American politics.


‘Florence Gordon,’ by Brian Morton 
  Sun, 02 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    Brian Morton’s heroine is a feisty aging feminist.


Eliza Robertson’s ‘Wallflowers’ 
  Sun, 02 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    The stories in “Wallflowers,” Eliza Robertson’s debut collection, portray people surviving loss and heartbreak in a world full of uncanny moments.


‘The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science,’ by Armand Marie Leroi 
  Sun, 02 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    Recovering Aristotle as a scientist who explored and cataloged the Mediterranean’s natural world.


Peter ­Schneider’s ‘Berlin Now’ and Rory MacLean’s ‘Berlin’ 
  Sun, 02 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    Two books about Berlin, past and present, explore its dualities of sex and violence, freedom and fascism.


‘Gay Berlin,’ by Robert Beachy 
  Sun, 02 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    From the mid-19th century through the 1930s, gay people were at home in Berlin.


‘Lincoln and the Power of the Press,’ by Harold Holzer 
  Sun, 02 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    Lincoln dealt shrewdly with the publishers and editors of politically powerful 19th-century newspapers.


Edward J. Larson’s ‘The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789’ 
  Sun, 02 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    In 1787, George Washington again rode to the nation’s rescue.
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