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Visiting an Ailing Relative 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    A sobering new book argues that wild chimps are being assaulted from all sides: hunted for meat, killed for raiding farmers’ fields, trafficked as exotic pets and threatened by diseases like Ebola.


The Child’s Village Leaves Lifetime Scars 
  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” a memoir by Charles M. Blow, reveals his struggles with the standards of race and masculinity while growing up in small-town rural Louisiana.


Woman Caught in the Paradox of Being Adrift and on a Journey 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    In “Lila,” Marilynne Robinson tells the back story of the heroine in her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Gilead.”


A Half-Century of Intellectual History 
  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    “The 50 Year Argument,” directed by Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi, looks at the history of The New York Review of Books.


Letting Go 
  Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    “Darkness, Darkness,” John Harvey’s final novel in his series featuring Inspector Charlie Resnick, strikes an elegiac tone.


No Pain, No Game 
  Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    Has our passion for football made us blind to the sport’s dark side?


Acquainted With the Dark 
  Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    Many of the poems in Louise Glück’s collection feature an aging painter confronting his own mortality.


A Closet With a View 
  Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    Based on the life of E. M. Forster, this novel traces a struggle for liberation both on and off the page.


Love and Fascism 
  Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    A first novel set in World War II Germany.


Historical Fiction 
  Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 
    New books by Jessie Burton, Alix Christie, Rosie Thomas and Katy Simpson Smith.
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