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‘The Rocks,’ by Peter Nichols 
  Wed, 20 May 2015 09:30:02 GMT 
    A novel traces a couple’s long estrangement, then their courtship.









Books of The Times: Review: In Nell Zink’s ‘Mislaid,’ Sex, Race, Marriage and Other Cosmic Jokes 
  Tue, 19 May 2015 19:39:48 GMT 
    Nell Zink’s second novel portrays a lesbian who flees her gay husband and her son, lying low by posing as black with her daughter in 1960s Virginia.









ArtsBeat: MacDowell Colony Establishes Fellowship for Diversity 
  Tue, 19 May 2015 19:15:27 GMT 
    An anonymous $200,000 gift has helped create the Charlotte Sheedy Fellowship, named for a longtime literary agent.









Bookends: Should There Be a Minimum Age for Writing a Memoir? 
  Tue, 19 May 2015 13:45:56 GMT 
    Leslie Jamison and Benjamin Moser debate whether someone should reach a certain age before writing a memoir.









‘God Is Not Here,’ by Bill Russell Edmonds 
  Tue, 19 May 2015 09:30:02 GMT 
    A former military adviser in Iraq struggles to adjust to postwar life after enduring the moral complexities of combat.









‘Man in Profile: Joseph Mitchell of The New Yorker,’ by Thomas Kunkel 
  Tue, 19 May 2015 09:30:02 GMT 
    A biography of Joseph Mitchell attempts to explain one of literary history’s “greatest disappearing acts.”









ArtsBeat: Report Highlights Threats to Cartoonists Worldwide 
  Tue, 19 May 2015 04:01:49 GMT 
    The Committee to Protect Journalists report highlights the governmental and nongovernmental perils that cartoonists face.









Judy Blume Knows All Your Secrets 
  Mon, 18 May 2015 23:04:30 GMT 
    After 17 years, the confidante for legions of young readers is about to publish a new novel for adults.









Books of The Times: Review: In ‘Do No Harm,’ a Brain Surgeon Tells All 
  Mon, 18 May 2015 21:51:48 GMT 
    Henry Marsh, one of Britain’s foremost neurosurgeons, gives an intimate, compassionate and sometimes frightening understanding of his vocation.









By the Book: Joseph J. Ellis: By the Book 
  Mon, 18 May 2015 17:32:05 GMT 
    The historian and author, most recently, of “The Quartet” keeps Plato, Kant, Hume, Locke and Nietzsche on his shelves. “Just looking over at them reminds me that once upon a time I was a very serious young man.”









‘Women of Will’ and ‘Shakespeare and the Countess’ 
  Mon, 18 May 2015 09:30:02 GMT 
    Were Shakespeare’s women characters shaped by his personal experience?







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