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Books Of Style: 9 Books That Would Make Great Gifts 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:58:00 GMT 
    A selection of novels, nonfiction and whodunits for readers on your gift list.








ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Disappearing Religions 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:50:27 GMT 
    Gerard Russell talks about “Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms,” and Phil Zuckerman discusses “Living the Secular Life.”








ArtsBeat: Koons Again Accused of Copyright Infringement 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:48:54 GMT 
    A work by Jeff Koons in his retrospective in Paris could set off a legal battle.


Raphaël Jerusalmy’s ‘Brotherhood of Book Hunters’ 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:34 GMT 
    François Villon travels to Jerusalem in this literary mystery.


Open Book: Religious Reading 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:31 GMT 
    Cynthia Ozick and others recommend novels with religious themes.


‘A Philosophy of Walking,’ by Frédéric Gros 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:31 GMT 
    Charting the many ways we walk, and what they say about us.


‘America’s Pastor,’ About Billy Graham, by Grant Wacker 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:31 GMT 
    A study of Billy Graham’s ministry examines how American culture shaped him — and he shaped it.


‘Joan of Arc,’ by Kathryn Harrison 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:30 GMT 
    Kathryn Harrison’s biography interweaves Joan of Arc’s story with both fictional and historical interpretations.


‘The Great Reformer,’ a Biography of Pope Francis 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:28 GMT 
    A biography of Jorge Mario Bergoglio traces his Argentine origins and his path to the Vatican.


Children's Books: ‘Space Case’ and ‘The Twin Powers’ 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:27 GMT 
    In these middle-grade novels, a young detective solves a lunar murder, and twins reunite to save their threatened worlds.


‘Ardor,’ by Roberto Calasso 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:27 GMT 
    Roberto Calasso delves into the enigmatic web of ritual and myth that defined the ancient Vedic world.


Children's Books: ‘Alphabetabum,’ ‘Take Away the A’ and More 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:26 GMT 
    Five alphabet books feature rhyme and alliteration, exuberant animals and found photos of children from the past.


‘The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Volume I’ 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:26 GMT 
    The first volume of Norton’s two-part anthology includes texts of Hinduism, Buddhism and Daoism.


Crime: Anthony Horowitz’s ‘Moriarty,’ and More 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:22 GMT 
    Anthony Horowitz’s “Moriarty” is a Sherlock ­Holmes pastiche that opens five days after the great detective and his nemesis plunged to their doom.


Evan Thompson’s ‘Waking, Dreaming, Being’ 
  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:39:22 GMT 
    Merging neuroscience and philosophy, Evan Thompson casts new light on the relationship between the self and the brain.
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