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‘Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America,’ by Jonathan Darman 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:57:47 GMT 
    Jonathan Darman’s history of the 1960s weaves together accounts of the activities of Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan.


Steven Pinker’s ‘The Sense of Style’ 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:57:28 GMT 
    In his writing guide, the Harvard polymath Steven Pinker favors looser, more easygoing grammatical usage.


‘The Betrayers,’ by David Bezmozgis 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:56:13 GMT 
    Two Soviet Jews — an Israeli politician and a disgraced K.G.B. informer — are reunited decades after a devastating betrayal.


Paul Theroux’s ‘Mr. Bones’ 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:56:12 GMT 
    Men follow their compulsions, and sometimes receive their comeuppance, in Paul Theroux’s stories.


‘Just Mercy,’ by Bryan Stevenson 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:55:33 GMT 
    A lawyer personalizes the struggle against injustice with the story of a man wrongfully convicted of murder.


Simon Rich’s ‘Spoiled Brats’ 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:55:23 GMT 
    Simon Rich’s humorous stories take on the millennial generation.


Inside the List 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:54:59 GMT 
    Marilynne Robinson, whose novel “Lila” is No. 4 on the hardcover fiction list, has found success agreeable. “A Pulitzer Prize is very reassuring, and that’s a fact.”


Children's Books: ‘Through the Woods’ and ‘Monstrous Affections’ 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:54:14 GMT 
    A collection of illustrated tales with a sinister bent, and an anthology of stories featuring otherworldly creatures.


Children's Books: ‘Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle’ and ‘Heap House’ 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:54:00 GMT 
    Characters in two dark urban fairy tales for middle-grade readers uncover events hidden in the past.


Children's Books: ‘Kinda Like Brothers’ and ‘Half a World Away’ 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:53:45 GMT 
    Two novels featuring adoption and foster care show how bonds are formed despite less than ideal circumstances.
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