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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - 5 hours 33 min ago

Spend your weekend reading 'The Fireman' by Joe Hill.

        
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Dad Rock podcast: Author rolls with the Stones

USAToday Books - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 13:09

Patrick Foster and Jim Lenahan talk music on 'Dad Rock,' a podcast from USA TODAY

        
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Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: ‘Secondhand Time’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 12:23
Adam Hochschild talks about Svetlana Alexievich’s “Secondhand Time”; Stephanie Danler discusses her debut novel, “Sweetbitter”; and Jojo Moyes on the film adaptation of her novel “Me Before You.”
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 11:43
Nine new books recommended by the editors of The New York Times Book Review this week.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 11:35
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Shortlist: Shadows of War

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:52
New books by Chris Cleave, Alison Love, Martha Hall Kelly and Simon Mawer.
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Critic’s Take: Moscow’s Magic Realism

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:44
In “The Master and Margarita,” Moscow is visited by the Devil himself, trailed by a giant cat fond of vodka and guns.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:34
Siddhartha Mukherjee’s “The Gene,” which enters the hardcover nonfiction list at No.1, is the latest in a string of recent science-themed hits.
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Open Book: On Deck

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:33
New books about baseball include Ron Darling’s “Game 7, 1986” and Jeff Passan’s “The Arm.”
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Fiction: ‘The Mirror Thief,’ by Martin Seay

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:33
A novel with three plots, various Venices, inscrutable passages and deep meaning (or none).
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‘Amateurs,’ by Dylan Hicks

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:33
A novel tracks the lives of a group of chronic underachievers.
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Nonfiction: ‘Farewell Kabul,’ by Christina Lamb

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:32
A journalist’s account of the conflict in Afghanistan details the cascading failures of the West.
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Nonfiction: ‘Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering,’ by David A. Kessler

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:32
Examining the root of behaviors like obsession and addiction.
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Nonfiction: ‘Secondhand Time,’ by Svetlana Alexievich

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:32
Svetlana Alexievich speaks with Russians who cannot recognize their post-1991 homeland.
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Nonfiction: Sebastian Junger’s ‘Tribe’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:23
Viewing post-traumatic stress disorder as more of a cultural problem than a medical one.
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Nonfiction: ‘Anatomy of Malice,’ by Joel E. Dimsdale

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:13
Psychological evaluations of the Nuremberg defendants.
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Nonfiction: ‘An American Genocide,’ by Benjamin Madley

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:12
The slaughter of the California Indians.
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Nonfiction: ‘From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime,’ by Elizabeth Hinton

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:11
How decades of discriminatory policies and flawed studies led to an age of mass imprisonment.
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Why Unpaid Interships Are a Raw Deal For Everyone

Publishers Weekly - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 23:00
Experience is nice, says a publishing graduate student offered a 35-hour-a-week internship for no pay, but it doesn't pay the rent.
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Author events for week of May 29

St. Louis Book Blog - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 15:29
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