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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.

Crime: A Stab of Fate 
  Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:10:40 GMT 
    Karin Slaughter’s “Pretty Girls,” a murder brings two estranged sisters back together.

‘Mary McGrory: The First Queen of Journalism,’ by John Norris 
  Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:10:40 GMT 
    A biography of a Washington columnist who guided much of the national conversation for five decades with disarming grace and wit.

Open Book: About a Girl 
  Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:10:39 GMT 
    Colm Toibin talks about the film adaptation of his novel “Brooklyn.”

‘The Double Life of Liliane,’ by Lily Tuck 
  Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:10:39 GMT 
    Divided between two continents, a girl finds her way.

My Bookshelf, Myself: My 10 Favorite Books: Julie Klausner 
  Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:00:14 GMT 
    The writer shares the titles she’d most want with her on a desert island.

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