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ArtsBeat: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Elliot Ackerman’s ‘Green on Blue’ 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:58:14 GMT 
    Tom Bissell discusses “Green on Blue,” and John Hooper talks about “The Italians.”








Paperback Row 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:52:09 GMT 
    Paperback books of particular interest.


Editors’ Choice 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:51:57 GMT 
    Recently reviewed books of particular interest.


Inside the List 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:51:46 GMT 
    Helen Macdonald, whose memoir “H Is for Hawk” is No. 8 on the hardcover nonfiction list, has become something of a sensation in her native England.


‘Hell and Good Company,’ by Richard Rhodes 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:51:10 GMT 
    Richard Rhodes offers an anecdotal — and technological — history of the Spanish Civil War.


Laura van den Berg’s ‘Find Me’ 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:50:46 GMT 
    Laura van den Berg’s heroine picks her way across an American wasteland, searching for the mother who abandoned her.


‘After Birth,’ by Elisa Albert 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:50:09 GMT 
    A novel traces the changes brought by a baby’s arrival.


Irvine Welsh’s ‘The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins’ 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:49:48 GMT 
    Irvine Welsh’s tale of abduction and mutual obsession.


Crime: Lene Kaaberbol’s ‘Doctor Death,’ and More 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:49:22 GMT 
    New novels by Lene Kaaberbol, Bryan Reardon, William Shaw and S. D. Sykes.


‘The Age of Dignity,’ by Ai-jen Poo With Ariane Conrad 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:47:12 GMT 
    Changing how society deals with caregiving.


‘Why Not Say What Happened,’ by Morris Dickstein 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:46:45 GMT 
    A memoir mixes biography and intellectual history.


Daniel Handler’s ‘We Are Pirates’ 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:46:23 GMT 
    A father and daughter pursue riches in the music world and on the open water in Daniel Handler’s comic novel.


Jorie Graham’s ‘From the New World’ 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:46:07 GMT 
    Jorie Graham’s career-spanning selected poems show how she moved the art form forward.


‘The Italians,’ by John Hooper 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:45:44 GMT 
    The Economist’s Italy correspondent explains the confounding inner workings of the Bel Paese.


‘The Big Seven,’ by Jim Harrison 
  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:44:43 GMT 
    An outlaw clan terrorizes a town in the Upper Peninsula, and Jim Harrison’s hapless detective is caught in the crossfire.
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