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Children’s Books: ‘365 Days of Wonder,’ by R. J. Palacio

A follow-up to the middle-grades novel “Wonder” offers a snippet of story and a pithy saying for each day of the year. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 09/17/2014 10:11:00

ArtsBeat: National Book Awards Nominees, Nonfiction

The nonfiction nominees for the 2014 National Book Award include Roz Chast’s “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” and John Lahr’s biography of Tennessee ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 09/17/2014 07:00:00

Donald Antrim and the Art of Anxiety

Plumbing the depths of American literature’s darkest comedian. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 09/17/2014 04:00:00

MacArthur Awards Go to 21 Diverse Fellows

Stipends will be awarded to a psychologist studying racial perceptions in crimes, the maker of the film “The Act of Killing” and a law professor ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 09/16/2014 23:01:00

Martin Amis’s ‘Zone of Interest’ Makes European Publishers Squirm

The novel, set in a concentration camp, has touched off concerns about sensitivity in Europe, where Mr. Amis’s French and German publishers have rejected it. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 09/16/2014 11:12:00

Books of The Times: ‘How to Build a Girl,’ by Caitlin Moran

“How to Build a Girl,” Caitlin Moran’s first novel, tells a comic coming-of-age tale in the 1990s about a teenager from the British hinterlands who ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 09/16/2014 11:12:00

Bookends: When Discussing Books, What Does ‘Taste’ Have to Do With It?

James Parker and Adam Kirsch debate whether it really all comes down to taste. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 09/16/2014 09:00:00

Books: Art Entangled in Nature

The portraits of nature gathered here cover centuries, fixing on that space where the naturalist’s eye and the artist’s intersect. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 09/15/2014 18:20:00

Books of The Times: Joshua Ferris’s ‘To Rise Again at a Decent Hour’

Joshua Ferris’s “To Rise Again at a Decent Hour,” shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, is about an atheistic but Philo-Semitic dentist who has no ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 09/15/2014 16:06:00

Decoding a Menu at Root & Bone

A new book from a Stanford University linguistics professor looks at how we describe what we eat. ...  Visit website

Last Updated: 09/15/2014 14:42:00

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