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The Shortlist: Julie Schumacher's 'Dear Committee Members,' and More 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:18 GMT 
    New books by Julie Schumacher, Cathie Pelletier, Stuart Rojstaczer and Jonathan Coe.


Crime: Michael Connelly’s ‘Burning Room,’ and More 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:18 GMT 
    In Michael Connelly’s “The Burning Room,” Harry Bosch tries to impart wisdom to his new partner.


Paperback Row 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:17 GMT 
    Paperback books of particular interest.


‘Village of Secrets,’ by Caroline Moorehead 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:16 GMT 
    Resistance in a provincial French town helped save thousands.


Eliza Robertson’s ‘Wallflowers’ 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:12 GMT 
    The stories in “Wallflowers,” Eliza Robertson’s debut collection, portray people surviving loss and heartbreak in a world full of uncanny moments.


Edward J. Larson’s ‘The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789’ 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:08 GMT 
    In 1787, George Washington again rode to the nation’s rescue.


‘Florence Gordon,’ by Brian Morton 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:08 GMT 
    Brian Morton’s heroine is a feisty aging feminist.


Matt Bai’s ‘All the Truth Is Out,’ About Gary Hart 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:08 GMT 
    Matt Bai sees the implosion of Gary Hart’s second presidential campaign as a watershed in American politics.


Daniel Kehlmann’s ‘F’ 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:08 GMT 
    Deserted by their enigmatic father, three brothers struggle to find themselves in Daniel Kehlmann’s tragicomedy.


ArtsBeat: Seattle Sorts Library Books Faster than New York? Fuhgeddaboudit 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:08:27 GMT 
    New York’s library book sorter has proven itself superior to one in Washington state is a friendly competition this year.








‘Lincoln and the Power of the Press,’ by Harold Holzer 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:50:49 GMT 
    Lincoln dealt shrewdly with the publishers and editors of politically powerful 19th-century newspapers.


‘Gay Berlin,’ by Robert Beachy 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:50:34 GMT 
    From the mid-19th century through the 1930s, gay people were at home in Berlin.


Peter ­Schneider’s ‘Berlin Now’ and Rory MacLean’s ‘Berlin’ 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:50:26 GMT 
    Two books about Berlin, past and present, explore its dualities of sex and violence, freedom and fascism.


The Saturday Profile: A Writer Whose Pen Never Rests, Even Facing Death 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:47:43 GMT 
    Clive James, 75, who has leukemia, continues to publish poetry and work on other projects in a career that has defied definition.


Former Navy SEAL Team Member Investigated for Bin Laden Disclosures 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:34:35 GMT 
    A former Navy SEAL who wrote a best seller about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under criminal investigation for disclosing classified material.








Michel Faber’s ‘Book of Strange New Things’ 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:14:17 GMT 
    In Michel Faber’s novel, a pastor heads off to take up a new ministry on another planet.
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