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Bookshelf: An Assortment of New York Books for the Holidays 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:32:54 GMT 
    A look at books about the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s public art program, a vessel and its designer, and other topics.

Inside the List 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:19:53 GMT 
    In “There Was a Little Girl,” No. 11 on the hardcover nonfiction list, Brooke Shields writes frankly and tenderly about her mother.

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Putin’s Kleptocracy’ 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:48:44 GMT 
    Karen Dawisha discusses “Putin’s Kleptocracy,” and Stephen Kotkin talks about his new biography of Stalin.

P. D. James, Novelist Known as ‘Queen of Crime,’ Dies at 94 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:06:06 GMT 
    A consummate stylist, the British author and baroness accumulated numerous awards for the 18 crime novels produced during her 49-year writing career.

Shakespeare Folio Discovered in France 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:59:46 GMT 
    A first folio of Shakespeare’s plays — one of only 233 known examples — was discovered by chance in a public library near Calais, France.

Cross Cuts: Is Our Art Equal to the Challenges of Our Times? 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 21:30:22 GMT 
    We are in the midst of hard times now, and it feels as if art is failing us.

ArtsBeat: Remembering P. D. James: Times Reviews 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:52:47 GMT 
    A collection of Times reviews and features on the work of P. D. James.

Allan Kornblum, Independent Publisher, Dies at 65 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:44:55 GMT 
    Mr. Kornblum started Coffee House Press, an independent publisher known for finding and nurturing new authors.

Books: A Tribute to the New York Botanical Garden's Library 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:02:23 GMT 
    “Flora Illustrata” is a bibliophile’s guide to plants and a visual delight.

Books of The Times: ‘Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart,’ by Christopher Fowler 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:25:07 GMT 
    “Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart” is the latest case for Christopher Fowler’s detective from the Peculiar Crimes Unit.

ArtsBeat: A Letter From Camus to Sartre, Before They Were Enemies 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:56:04 GMT 
    A letter from Albert Camus to Jean-Paul Sartre surfaces, one apparently written in 1951 before they clashed.

Brian Morton's 'Florence Gordon,' and More 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:37:19 GMT 
    Among new novels are books by Frederick Barthelme, Brian Morton, Lindsay Hunter and Miriam Toews.

‘Nothing but the Clouds Unchanged: Artists in World War I’ 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:35:23 GMT 
    An anthology traces how armed conflict shaped the course of modern art.

The Shortlist: 'When Mystical Creatures Attack!' by Kathleen Founds, and More 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:35:20 GMT 
    New books by Kathleen Founds, Kim Addonizio, David Gordon and Julia Elliott.

‘George Marshall,’ by Debi and Irwin Unger with Stanley Hirshson 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:35:20 GMT 
    A fuller picture of the revered commander whom Truman called the “greatest military man” in U.S. history.
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