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Padgett Powell’s ‘Cries for Help, Various’ 
  Sat, 03 Oct 2015 20:09:48 GMT 
    Human longing is Padgett Powell’s best subject.

Patti Smith, Survivor 
  Sat, 03 Oct 2015 10:00:03 GMT 
    In her new memoir, “M Train,” the punk elder makes peace with her ghosts and finds solace in a century-old bungalow in the Rockaways.

Niall Ferguson’s ‘Kissinger. Volume I. 1923-1968: The Ideal­ist’ 
  Fri, 02 Oct 2015 21:40:05 GMT 
    An official biography’s first volume taps a huge archive dating to the statesman’s youth and challenges the so-called revisionists.

Scene City: Literati Toast Knopf’s 100th Anniversary 
  Fri, 02 Oct 2015 21:25:14 GMT 
    The celebration at the New York Public Library celebrated authors like Toni Morrison and Robert Caro.

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Niall Ferguson’s ‘Kissinger’ 
  Fri, 02 Oct 2015 19:58:31 GMT 
    Mr. Ferguson discusses his new biography of Henry Kissinger, and Sloane Crosley talks about her first novel, “The Clasp.”

Bookshelf: Books on New York City Celebrate Its Sports and Its Jewish Delis 
  Fri, 02 Oct 2015 17:16:27 GMT 
    A look at John V. Lindsay, the “fun” mayor of New York, and a paean to the purveyors of pastrami.

‘Today Is Not Your Day,’ by Marian Thurm 
  Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:10:48 GMT 
    Wringing entertainment from odd situations.

‘The Gay Revolution,’ by Lillian Faderman 
  Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:10:47 GMT 
    A historian traces the progress of gay rights from midcentury suppression to the triumph of marriage equality.

Salman Rushdie’s ‘Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights’ 
  Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:10:46 GMT 
    In Salman Rushdie’s latest novel, a storm opens a wormhole and the battle between good and evil.

The Shortlist: Story Collections 
  Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:10:45 GMT 
    New books by Percival Everett, Andrew Malan Milward, Lincoln Michel, Juan Gabriel Vásquez and David Nicholson.

Kenzaburo Oe’s ‘Death by Water’ 
  Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:10:45 GMT 
    Kenzaburo Oe’s doppelgänger protagonist seeks to solve a mystery while facing his obsolescence.

Inside the List 
  Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:10:44 GMT 
    Jenny Lawson writes about mental illness in her memoir “Furiously Happy,” No. 3 in hardcover nonfiction: “‘Just cheer up’ is almost universally looked at as the most unhelpful depression cure ever.”

‘Gold Fame Citrus,’ by Claire Vaye Watkins 
  Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:10:44 GMT 
    A novel of post-apocalypse California has a desert on steroids, and Los Angeles celebrity culture squarely in its sights.

Paul Theroux’s ‘Deep South’ 
  Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:10:44 GMT 
    A world traveler drives through some of his own country’s poorest rural districts.

‘The Theater of War,’ by Bryan Doerries 
  Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:10:41 GMT 
    How a director and classicist uses Greek drama to heal the modern trauma of war and incarceration.

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Padgett Powell’s ‘Cries for Help, Various’  Sat, 03 Oct 2015 20:09:48 GMT
Niall Ferguson’s ‘Kissinger. Volume I. 1923-1968: The Ideal­ist’  Fri, 02 Oct 2015 21:40:05 GMT
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