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The latest New York Times best-seller lists:
Ben Macintyre, Dean Koontz, A. L. Kennedy, Ellen Willis, and Olivier, Brando and Kazan. New Book Review is up:
Fans of Liane Moriarty's "The Husband's Secret" can find "more of the same" in her new novel, "Big Little Lies."
Dean Koontz wants his life story written by Steve Martin. "He could convey the joyful absurdity of it." By the Book:
Four Americans - Karen Joy Fowler, Joshua Ferris, Siri Hustvedt & Richard Powers - on Man Booker Prize 2014 longlist:
In Bookends, Daniel Mendelsohn and Anna Holmes discuss: With fiction about national tragedy, how soon is too soon?
Slide show of stunning record collections included with review of Eilon Paz's "Dust & Grooves."
The prose in Catherine Lacey's first novel, "Nobody Is Ever Missing," is "dreamy and fierce at the same time."
"Do Not Sell at Any Price" and "Dust & Grooves" look at people who are obsessive about collecting old records.
"Do Not Sell at Any Price" and "Dust & Grooves" look at people who are obsessive about collecting old records.
Thomas Berger, 'Little Big Man' author, is dead at 89:
Junichiro Tanizaki's "Makioka Sisters" made Bill Hader furious: "because I can't read Japanese." By the Book:
In this week's Bookends, James Parker says boringness is the last literary taboo:
David Grossman's "Falling Out of Time" is a "strange and riveting book" about grief.
There is "genuine tenderness and complication" between the friends in Emily Gould's novel "Friendship."
David Lehman's essay about the state of poetry in the age of Twitter:
Josh Weil's new novel is "a fantastical vision inspired by bits and pieces of Russian language, history and culture."
Marcia Muller's "The Night Searchers" has "the clean, classic moves of her earliest novels." New Crime column:
"The People's Platform," by Astra Taylor, "has the flavor of a 'Roger & Me' for the American cultural industries."
"In comparison with Alan Furst's other novels, 'Midnight in Europe' suffers from a slight lack of tension."
New Shortlist, Y. A. Crossover, includes Marcus Sedgwick's "She Is Not Invisible":
A tour of the aspiration tower, the brainstorm rotunda and other hot spots in Grant Snider's "The Writers' Retreat":
The poems in Dan Chiasson's "Bicentennial," haunted by a father he never knew, are "beautiful, odd and quite moving."
Underlying the poems in Maureen N. McLane's "This Blue" is "a sense of a world that's cracked and cracking."
On James Franco's poetry: "But is it, you may be wondering, good? No. But neither is it entirely bad."