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‘The City Under the Skin’ by Geoff Nicholson 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:48:45 GMT 
    In a nameless city, women are abducted, tattooed with crude maps and released.


Robert Timberg’s ‘Blue-Eyed Boy’ 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:48:16 GMT 
    Robert Timberg traces his personal journey from disfigured Vietnam veteran to author and journalist.


‘The Birth of Korean Cool,’ by Euny Hong 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:48:01 GMT 
    Cultural influence has kept pace with South Korea’s growth.


‘The Shadow Hero,’ by Gene Luen Yang 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:47:18 GMT 
    A tribute to an Asian superhero from the 1940s.


‘The Invention of Exile,’ by Vanessa Manko 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:47:00 GMT 
    A Russian immigrant, deported from the United States, attempts to reunite with his family.


Alessandro Baricco’s ‘Mr. Gwyn and Three Times at Dawn’ 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:46:49 GMT 
    A celebrated British author embarks on a strange new career in these linked novellas by Alessandro Baricco.


Richard Flanagan’s ‘Narrow Road to the Deep North’ 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:45:50 GMT 
    A frail humanity survives the unspeakable in Richard Flanagan’s novel of the Burma-Thailand Railway.


‘Home Leave,’ by Brittani Sonnenberg 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:45:31 GMT 
    A restless executive subjects his family to an itinerant existence on three continents.


‘Your Face in Mine,’ by Jess Row 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:45:20 GMT 
    A man undergoes a surgical procedure to transform from white to black.


The Shortlist: Naomi Wood’s ‘Mrs. Hemingway,’ and More 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:44:37 GMT 
    New books by Naomi Wood, Sally O’Reilly, Nina Siegal and Sheila Kohler.


‘The Animals: Love Letters Between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy’ 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:44:09 GMT 
    Letters between Christopher Isherwood and his partner, Don Bachardy, mock the world’s ridiculous spectacle.


Open Book: Priority Mail 
  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:43:05 GMT 
    A look at past reviews of the letters of Sylvia Plath, Flannery O’Connor and Saul Bellow.


‘Suspicious Minds,’ by Joel Gold and Ian Gold 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:19:43 GMT 
    A psychiatrist and his philosopher brother discuss how mental illness reflects culture.


‘The Bone Clocks,’ by David Mitchell 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:10:29 GMT 
    In David Mitchell’s “The Bone Clocks,” a 15-year-old girl runs away from home in 1984 and becomes entrapped in an otherworldly battle between good and evil that will follow her for 60 years.


Critic’s Notebook: ‘Football’ and Other Books of the Season 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:55:28 GMT 
    “Football: Great Writing About the National Sport” is among the new books on the game to greet the season.








Books of The Times: Gamache Is Back in Louise Penny’s ‘The Long Way Home’ 
  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:30:34 GMT 
    In Louise Penny’s “The Long Way Home,” a battered former detective retreats to an idyllic town, but gets drawn into the mystery of a neighbor’s missing husband.






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