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"Only those books come down which deserve to last. All the gilt edges, vellum and morocco, all the presentation copies to all the libraries will not preserve a book in circulation beyond its intrinsic date."

—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) American writer, philosopher, poet, essayist


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Children’s Books: ‘Guy in Real Life,’ by Steve Brezenoff 
  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:44:57 GMT 
    In this young adult novel, a teenager takes on an identity much like his girlfriend’s for an online role-playing game.

Children’s Books: ‘From There to Here,’ ‘The Good-Pie Party’ and ‘Bad Bye, Good Bye’ 
  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:44:45 GMT 
    Three picture books feature children struggling with displacement and new surroundings.

Children’s Books: ‘The Young World,’ by Chris Weitz 
  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:44:06 GMT 
    Social order breaks down when a mysterious illness spreads worldwide, sparing only adolescents.

Editors’ Choice 
  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:43:33 GMT 
    Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Paperback Row 
  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:43:28 GMT 
    Paperback books of particular interest.

The Shortlist: Max Watman’s ‘Harvest,’ and More 
  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:42:57 GMT 
    New books by Max Watman, Michael Gibney, Ava Chin and Colman Andrews.

Open Book: A Supremely Cool Friend 
  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:39:10 GMT 
    The military historian Martin Windrow says he was “extremely hesitant” to write about his relationship with Mumble, his pet owl.

‘The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar,’ by Martin Windrow 
  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:38:29 GMT 
    Martin Windrow’s memoir is about his 15-year relationship with the tawny owl who changed his life.

‘Blood Feud’ vs. ‘Hard Choices’ in Hillary Clinton Book Battle 
  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 01:46:21 GMT 
    Edward Klein’s “Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas,” a 320-page unauthorized and barely sourced account, has toppled “Hard Choices” from its spot on the best-seller list.

Long Days, Extra Innings 
  Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:22:07 GMT 
    New art books include textured dreamscapes by Lee Bontecou and full-size reproductions of Charles M. Schulz’s “Peanuts.”

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