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The Forgotten Man Behind William Carlos Williams’s ‘Red Wheelbarrow’ 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:36:57 GMT 
    A professor and a historian discovered the identity of the unseen wheelbarrow owner in a classic poem.











Michael B. Oren’s ‘Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide’ 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:44:55 GMT 
    “Ally” is a remarkably frank new memoir by the former Israeli ambassador to the United States and current Knesset member Michael B. Oren.











Author’s Note: They’ve Said Too Much 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:58:46 GMT 
    The author of a memoir is no longer quite as thrilled that all her youthful misadventures have their own I.S.B.N.











Books of The Times: Review: Aziz Ansari’s ‘Modern Romance’ Explores Dating in the Digital Age 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:43:40 GMT 
    This stand-up comedian teams up with a sociologist to study romance in the era of texting, Tinder and Snapchat.











Pow! Gay Comic Book Characters Zap Stereotypes 
  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:36:11 GMT 
    In an effort to mirror changing attitudes, publishers of all sizes, including DC Comics, which revamped its lineup in June, are increasingly including gay and lesbian story lines.











Books of The Times: Review: In ‘The Billion Dollar Spy,’ David E. Hoffman Recalls a Cold War Spy 
  Sun, 05 Jul 2015 21:28:40 GMT 
    Mr. Hoffman’s new book adds more details about how and why the Soviet radar expert Adolf Tolkachev secretly sided with the C.I.A. against the K.G.B.











‘The Hand That Feeds You,’ a Thriller Written as an Act of Love for Its Originator 
  Sun, 05 Jul 2015 05:09:41 GMT 
    Two friends of the author Katherine Russell Rich, who died in 2012, have finished a novel she had started to write, which Scribner’s will publish on Tuesday.











Books of The Times: Review: Evan Thomas’s ‘Being Nixon: A Man Divided,’ a Glossy Biography 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:07:00 GMT 
    Mr. Thomas compresses a sprawling life that encompassed great triumphs, acute internal contradictions and public shaming on a grand scale.











Books of The Times: Review: ‘Multitudinous Heart,’ Newly Translated Poetry by Carlos Drummond de Andrade 
  Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:28:45 GMT 
    The book, with translations by Richard Zenith, includes samples from every phase of the revered Brazilian poet’s career.











Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’ May Have Been Found Earlier Than Thought 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:31:58 GMT 
    Evidence has emerged suggesting that “Go Set a Watchman,” said to have been discovered in August and set to be released on July 14, may have been found years earlier.











Inside the List 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:21:00 GMT 
    Holly Madison, the former Playboy Playmate whose tell-all memoir is No. 2 on the hardcover nonfiction list, has said, “I don’t want negative, toxic people in my life anymore.”











Editors’ Choice 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:19:14 GMT 
    Recently reviewed books of particular interest.











Paperback Row 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:15:17 GMT 
    Paperback books of particular interest.











The Shortlist: Americana 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:59:08 GMT 
    New books about a master swindler, a murder in 1889 Chicago and more.











Crime: The Sleuth Next Door 
  Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:45:18 GMT 
    In Leah Stewart’s “The New Neighbor,” two women are guarding secrets and can’t afford to make friends.









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