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‘Cycle of Lies’ and ‘Wheelmen’ 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:23:20 GMT 
    Lance Armstrong and the win-at-all-costs world of pro cycling.


‘Neanderthal Man,’ by Svante Paabo 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:22:36 GMT 
    In tracing ancient DNA, a paleogeneticist uncovered a relationship between Neanderthals and modern humans.


‘Plato at the Googleplex,’ by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:22:08 GMT 
    A philosophical inquiry imagines Plato on an American book tour in the 21st century.


Crime: Nevada Barr’s ‘Destroyer Angel,’ and More 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:21:43 GMT 
    In Nevada Barr’s Destroyer Angel,” the National Park Service ranger Anna Pigeon must revert to her animal nature to survive.


‘Three Brothers,’ by Peter Ackroyd 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:19:58 GMT 
    This novel, set against the backdrop of 1960s London, abounds with political corruption and sexual scandal.


‘No Book but the World,’ by Leah Hager Cohen 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:19:37 GMT 
    Raised by utopian parents, this novel’s brother and sister find it hard to navigate the world.


‘Saint Monkey,’ by Jacinda Townsend 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:19:01 GMT 
    Two ambitious friends come of age in 1950s Kentucky, but a rift forms when one moves to Harlem.


Editors’ Choice 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:18:14 GMT 
    Recently reviewed books of particular interest.


Paperback Row 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:17:58 GMT 
    Paperback books of particular interest.


The Shortlist: Susan Cheever’s ‘E. E. Cummings,’ and More 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:17:05 GMT 
    New books about Marianne Moore, E. E. Cummings, William and Dorothy Wordsworth, and Tennyson.


Open Book: From Fan Letter to Pen Pal 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:16:05 GMT 
    “Fare Forward” collects letters written by the experimental-fiction writer David Markson to a fan turned friend.


Nina Cassian, Exiled Romanian Poet, Dies at 89 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:19:29 GMT 
    Ms. Cassian sought refuge in the United States after her poems satirizing the regime of President Nicolae Ceausescu fell into the hands of the secret police.


An Appraisal: The Work of Gabriel García Márquez 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:44:10 GMT 
    Gabriel García Márquez — who died on Thursday at his home in Mexico City, at the age of 87 — used his fecund imagination and exuberant sleight of hand to conjure the miraculous in his fiction.


Books of The Times: ‘The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan’ 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:38:22 GMT 
    “The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan” shows the stage and film director as demanding and manipulative in both his personal and professional lives.








Gabriel García Márquez, Conjurer of Literary Magic, Dies at 87 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:16:17 GMT 
    Mr. García Márquez, a Colombian who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, wrote fiction rooted in a mythical Latin American landscape of his own creation.








Books of The Times: David Grimm’s ‘Citizen Canine’ Looks at an Evolving Status 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:47:27 GMT 
    In David Grimm’s “Citizen Canine,” a range of animal-rights advocates note the changing, and heightened, status of pets in contemporary culture.






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