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Padgett Powell’s ‘Cries for Help, Various’ 
  Sat, 03 Oct 2015 20:09:48 GMT 
    Human longing is Padgett Powell’s best subject.

Niall Ferguson’s ‘Kissinger. Volume I. 1923-1968: The Ideal­ist’ 
  Fri, 02 Oct 2015 21:40:05 GMT 
    An official biography’s first volume taps a huge archive dating to the statesman’s youth and challenges the so-called revisionists.

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Niall Ferguson’s ‘Kissinger’ 
  Fri, 02 Oct 2015 19:58:31 GMT 
    Mr. Ferguson discusses his new biography of Henry Kissinger, and Sloane Crosley talks about her first novel, “The Clasp.”

‘Today Is Not Your Day,’ by Marian Thurm 
  Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:10:48 GMT 
    Wringing entertainment from odd situations.

‘The Gay Revolution,’ by Lillian Faderman 
  Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:10:47 GMT 
    A historian traces the progress of gay rights from midcentury suppression to the triumph of marriage equality.

Salman Rushdie’s ‘Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights’ 
  Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:10:46 GMT 
    In Salman Rushdie’s latest novel, a storm opens a wormhole and the battle between good and evil.

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.”

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