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‘Night at the Fiestas,’ by Kirstin Valdez Quade 
  Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:16:08 GMT 
    Wayward souls in New Mexico seek out personal deliverance in this debut story collection.

Joseph Kanon’s ‘Leaving Berlin’ 
  Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:11:02 GMT 
    In Joseph Kanon’s thriller, a German-born American writer becomes a spy in Cold War East Berlin.

‘Hausfrau,’ by Jill Alexander Essbaum 
  Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:02:21 GMT 
    The troubled heroine of this debut novel strays from her stable Zurich fold.

ArtsBeat: ‘Family Life,’ by Akhil Sharma, Wins Folio Prize 
  Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:31:24 GMT 
    A panel of five writers chose Mr. Sharma, who will receive an award of almost $60,000. “The fact that I got this prize doesn’t mean that I wrote the best book,” he said, “it just means that I got this prize.”

Bookends: What’s More Important to You: the Initial Rush of Prose or the Self-Editing and Revision That Come After It? 
  Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:30:01 GMT 
    Thomas Mallon and Cheryl Strayed discuss the stages of their creative process.

Galaxies Inside His Head 
  Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:00:08 GMT 
    Terrance Hayes uses poetry to show that there is more to him, and to anyone, than what you expect.

Books: Searching for a Magical Creature, Finding a Need for Wild Places 
  Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:31:05 GMT 
    William deBuys’ lyrical work “The Last Unicorn,” about the saola in Southeast Asia, reminds readers that what drives conservationists most is beauty.

In Putin’s Nationalist Russia, a Tolstoy as Cultural Diplomat 
  Tue, 24 Mar 2015 02:28:49 GMT 
    Vladimir Tolstoy, a great-great-grandson of the novelist, seeks to bridge the divide between ardent nationalists and liberal intellectuals in serving as a cultural adviser to the president.

Books of The Times: Review: Revisiting Saul Bellow’s Words, on Society, Chicago and Other Writers 
  Tue, 24 Mar 2015 01:10:18 GMT 
    Political correctness was a challenge to this author, but Twitter would have been much worse.

Books of The Times: Review: In T. Coraghessan Boyle’s ‘The Harder They Come,’ Rugged Individualism Run Amok 
  Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:18:22 GMT 
    This T. Coraghessan Boyle novel has a take on the dark side of the American dream that opens out from the miseries of a father and his troubled son into a meditation on the frontier ethos.

Apple Opens Up to Praise New Book on Steve Jobs, and Criticize an Old One 
  Sun, 22 Mar 2015 20:45:22 GMT 
    Apple brass, including its chief, Timothy D. Cook, are throwing their weight behind the unauthorized biography of Mr. Jobs, which goes on sale Tuesday.

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