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Books of The Times: Review: ‘Martial Bliss,’ a Loving Memoir About a Bookstore for Military Buffs 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:59:50 GMT 
    Margaretta Barton Colt’s self-published book details the 27-year life of the Military Bookman, a specialty antiquarian shop she and her husband ran on the Upper East Side.

Review: ‘The End of the Tour’ Offers a Tale of Two Davids 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:39:16 GMT 
    The movie presents a lifelike picture of its subject, David Foster Wallace, although Wallace is not really its subject at all.

Juan Gabriel Vásquez: By the Book 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:00:03 GMT 
    The author, most recently, of “Lovers on All Saints’ Day” says the toughest thing about translating is being unfaithful to the original: “Doing a little violence to a sentence you love is hard, and many sleepless nights can be caused by it.”

‘Out of Ashes,’ by Konrad H. Jarausch 
  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:00:01 GMT 
    A historian tracks Europe’s course through one of its most tumultuous eras.

New Books From Louisa Hall, Christian Kracht, Juan Gabriel Vásquez and Others 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:22:17 GMT 
    Other offerings include a reissue of Linda Rosenkrantz’s “Talk” from 1968 and Ted Kosmatka’s third novel, which is kick-started by quantum physics.

Books of The Times: Review: In ‘The Speechwriter,’ Barton Swaim Shares Tales of Working for Mark Sanford 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:00:11 GMT 
    Mr. Swaim recalls a thankless job, a tough boss and a dysfunctional office during a period of scandal in South Carolina.

ArtsBeat: Marilynne Robinson and Anne Tyler Among Booker Prize Nominees 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:50:32 GMT 
    There were five American writers among the 13 nominees for the literary award.

Ann Rule, 83, Dies: Wrote About Ted Bundy (a Friend) and Other Killers 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:46:05 GMT 
    Ms. Rule’s first book, “The Stranger Beside Me,” the 1980 study of the serial killer Ted Bundy, became an instant top seller.

Room for Debate: Beyond Green Eggs and Ham 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:09:47 GMT 
    Dr. Seuss still gets a lot of attention but what other young children's books and authors deserve attention?

‘The Dying Grass,’ by William T. Vollmann 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:00:01 GMT 
    William T. Vollmann’s novel looks to the 1870s as westward expansion ignites the Nez Percé War.

Jason Segel Makes a Career U-Turn as David Foster Wallace in ‘The End of the Tour’ 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:02:02 GMT 
    Early on, the actor was widely derided for taking the role of the author of “Infinite Jest.” Then the film appeared, and the tide turned.

A Prize for the Books That Capture Brooklyn’s Spirit, Whatever That May Be 
  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:59:01 GMT 
    The Brooklyn Public Library will recognize fiction and nonfiction from the past year that speak to the themes of Brooklyn’s values.

Bookends: Who Should Be Kicked Out of the Canon? 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:00:01 GMT 
    James Parker and Francine Prose discuss which writers should be ejected from the literary canon.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘Let Me Tell You’ Collects Early Works by Shirley Jackson 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:00:02 GMT 
    This book, put together by two of Ms. Jackson’s children, contains stories, many of them previously unpublished, as well as essays, reviews and light humor pieces.

‘The Conservative Heart,’ by Arthur C. Brooks 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:00:01 GMT 
    Arthur C. Brooks says Republicans should revise their rhetoric and speak in moral terms.

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Juan Gabriel Vásquez: By the Book  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:00:03 GMT
‘Out of Ashes,’ by Konrad H. Jarausch  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:00:01 GMT
ArtsBeat: Marilynne Robinson and Anne Tyler Among Booker Prize Nominees  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:50:32 GMT
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