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ArtsBeat: Fiction Long List Announced for National Book Awards 
  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:47:23 GMT 
    Marilynne Robinson, Elizabeth McCracken and Phil Klay are among the writers whose work is on the 2014 fiction long list for the National Book Awards.








Alison Bechdel, Terrance Hayes Among ‘Genius Grant’ Winners 
  Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:17:25 GMT 
    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 seeking to help American Indian women, among others.








William Deresiewicz Tours the Colleges of ‘Excellent Sheep’ 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:12:39 GMT 
    William Deresiewicz, who’s caused a stir in Ivy League circles with his book “Excellent Sheep,” is on a tour of those colleges to discuss his critique of them and his advice.








Bookshelf: A Look at Our Love Affair With Air-Conditioning 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:19:45 GMT 
    New books trace the changes air-conditioning brought; politics and change in Newark; and idiosyncracies of the five boroughs of New York City.








ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Cosby: His Life and Times’ 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:33:20 GMT 
    Mark Whitaker discusses his new biography of Bill Cosby, and Jeff Hobbs talks about “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace.”








ArtsBeat: The Bradbury Chronicles: Hundreds of Items Owned by Author Going to Auction 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:56:05 GMT 
    Items including awards and even bottles of wine owned by Bradbury are to be auctioned this month.








Children's Books: ‘Nest,’ by Esther Ehrlich 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:59:00 GMT 
    In this middle-grade novel, a girl finds a way forward after the loss of her mother.


Children's Books: ‘Belzhar,’ by Meg Wolitzer 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:58:45 GMT 
    Students at a therapeutic boarding school discover a way to return to the past, before their personal traumas.


‘Neverhome,’ by Laird Hunt 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:53:15 GMT 
    Disguised as a man, Laird Hunt’s heroine joins the Union Army.


Margaret Forster’s ‘Unknown Bridesmaid’ 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:53:01 GMT 
    A child psychologist is troubled by her own adolescence.


Author's Note: Be Polite With Your Books 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:52:44 GMT 
    The etiquette of borrowing, recommending and reshelving books.


Editors’ Choice 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:52:01 GMT 
    Recently reviewed books of particular interest.


Paperback Row 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:52:00 GMT 
    Paperback books of particular interest.


Inside the List 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:51:55 GMT 
    Ian McEwan, whose novel “The Children Act” is No. 4 on the hardcover fiction list, keeps a tally on his website of academic dissertations and theses discussing his work.


Deborah Levy’s ‘Black Vodka’ and ‘Things I Don’t Want to Know’ 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:48:26 GMT 
    In two books, Deborah Levy explores exile, estrangement and the deferral of desire.


‘The Paying Guests,’ by Sarah Waters 
  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:48:13 GMT 
    In Sarah Waters’s novel of illicit love in 1920s London, a widow and her spinster daughter take a young couple into their home.
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