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Critic’s Take: Closing the Book 
  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:45:29 GMT 
    A writer struggles to read while grieving for her parents.

Amitav Ghosh’s ‘Flood of Fire’ 
  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:45:18 GMT 
    The main characters in the final volume of Amitav Ghosh’s trilogy all have something to hide.

‘Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders,’ by Julianna Baggott 
  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:44:51 GMT 
    A writer with a cult following has turned her life into six well-loved novels. But where is the last one?

‘That Winter the Wolf Came,’ by Juliana Spahr 
  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:44:37 GMT 
    Poems take on the political, from oil spills to Occupy Oakland.

‘Girl Waits With Gun,’ by Amy Stewart 
  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:44:10 GMT 
    The bad guys are no match for a bullied woman in 1914.

‘The End of Tsarist Russia,’ by Dominic Lieven 
  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:43:56 GMT 
    A scholar approaches World War I from the standpoint of Russian foreign policy.

Susan Casey’s ‘Voices in the Ocean’ 
  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:43:41 GMT 
    Exploring a watery world of intriguing creatures and the people they captivate.

The Shortlist: Surviving the Nazis 
  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:43:25 GMT 
    New books include Alex Kershaw’s “Avenue of Spies.”

Novels by Kathleen Alcott, Vu Tran and Alaa Al Aswany; a Memoir by David Payne 
  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:42:38 GMT 
    Also out is a novel about a Cuban-American’s experience by Jennine Capó Crucet and a historical novel based on the 18th-century voyage of two French frigates.

‘Murder by Candlelight,’ by Michael Knox Beran 
  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:33:43 GMT 
    This book urges us to consider our own hearts of darkness.

Jonathan Franzen’s ‘Purity’ 
  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:33:12 GMT 
    Jonathan Franzen’s protagonist, a young woman named Pip, makes her way in the world.

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