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Wayne W. Dyer, Prolific Author of Self-Help Books, Dies at 75 
  Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:56:20 GMT 
    Dr. Dyer, author of the best-selling “Your Erroneous Zones” and more than two dozen books, was a popular lecturer and talk-show guest.

Books of The Times: Review: In ‘Make Me,’ Lee Child Adds Another Layer to Jack Reacher 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:19:32 GMT 
    The 20th installment of Mr. Child’s Reacher series presents a gutsy new challenge for its hero, and offers a faint indication that something about him may change.

An Appraisal: Oliver Sacks, Casting Light on the Interconnectedness of Life 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:17:20 GMT 
    Whether writing about his patients, his love of chemistry or the power of music, Dr. Sacks leapfrogged among disciplines, shedding light on the connections between science and art.

Oliver Sacks, Neurologist Who Wrote About the Brain’s Quirks, Dies at 82 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:17:14 GMT 
    Dr. Sacks explored some of the brain’s strangest pathways in best-selling case histories like “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” achieving a level of renown rare among scientists.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘The End of Tsarist Russia’ by Dominic Lieven 
  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:59:19 GMT 
    This book, subtitled “The March to World War I & Revolution,” looks to place Russia “where it belongs, at the very center” of the war.

ArtsBeat: Among Friends: Linda Rosenkrantz on ‘Talk’ 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:51:13 GMT 
    Ms. Rosenkrantz discusses her recently reissued 1968 book, which is made up of candid conversations about psychoanalysis, sex and art.

My Bookshelf, Myself: My 10 Favorite Books: Glenn Ligon 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:30:15 GMT 
    The artist shares the titles he’d most want to take with him on a desert island.

In Stieg Larsson’s Head, but His Own Man 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:43:59 GMT 
    David Lagercrantz, the author of the new sequel to the “Millennium” trilogy, talks about living up to a legacy while also creating something distinctive.

Inside the List 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:15:51 GMT 
    Almost 100 years after his death, Marcel Proust has finally cracked the best-seller list. Sort of.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘The Sympathizer,’ a Novel About a Soldier, Spy and Film Consultant 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:10:55 GMT 
    The narrator of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel is a Vietnamese Army captain exiled in Los Angeles, a hit man, a spy and a movie consultant.

Opinion: Stephen King: Can a Novelist Be Too Productive? 
  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:01:34 GMT 
    How much you write isn’t a reflection of how well you write.

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