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‘The Boatmaker,’ by John Benditt 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:36:03 GMT 
    In this first novel, a loner is intent on a greater understanding of the civilized world, and his place in it.








‘Richard John Neuhaus,’ by Randy Boyagoda 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:35:33 GMT 
    A biography of the Rev. Richard John Neuhaus, an intellectual maverick of 20th-century Roman Catholicism.








‘My Documents,’ by Alejandro Zambra 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:34:54 GMT 
    Alejandro Zambra’s stories draw from the age of computers and the legacy of Pinochet.








Thomas McGuane’s ‘Crow Fair’ 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:34:11 GMT 
    Thomas McGuane’s story collection, his first in nine years, returns to the untamed spaces of his native Montana.








‘The Folded Clock,’ by Heidi Julavits 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:33:27 GMT 
    Time loops and circles forward in the essays that make up Heidi Julavits’s diary.








Books of The Times: Review: ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’ Focuses on Another Apple Era 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:13:51 GMT 
    “Becoming Steve Jobs,” a new biography by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli, focuses on the period between Mr. Jobs’s first and second stints as Apple’s leader.








Inside the List 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:30:01 GMT 
    Jill Alexander Essbaum, whose “Hausfrau” is No. 16 on the hardcover fiction list, once called the Bible “a voluptuous buffet of bawd!”


The Shortlist: Kate Alcott’s ‘A Touch of Stardust,’ and More 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:54:00 GMT 
    New books by Kate Alcott, Michael Callahan, Angelina Mirabella and Christopher Noxon.


Open Book: Losing the Plot 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:00:01 GMT 
    Heidi Julavits says she used to associate journal-keeping “with uncertainty — it was about wondering about my future and who I would be.”


‘The Opposite of Spoiled,’ by Ron Lieber 
  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:35:12 GMT 
    How to talk with children about money.








Matthew Crawford and How to Survive Brain-Eating Distractions 
  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:00:04 GMT 
    This philosopher-mechanic’s newest book, “The World Beyond Your Head,” takes on the idea of the mind extended and fragmented by technology.






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