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The latest New York Times best-seller lists: nyti.ms/1uoSjF8
Ben Macintyre, Dean Koontz, A. L. Kennedy, Ellen Willis, and Olivier, Brando and Kazan. New Book Review is up: nyti.ms/1uo4Ybs
Fans of Liane Moriarty's "The Husband's Secret" can find "more of the same" in her new novel, "Big Little Lies." nyti.ms/1AcPJT7
Dean Koontz wants his life story written by Steve Martin. "He could convey the joyful absurdity of it." By the Book: nyti.ms/1jXWpiV
Four Americans - Karen Joy Fowler, Joshua Ferris, Siri Hustvedt & Richard Powers - on Man Booker Prize 2014 longlist: nyti.ms/1z2OIeV
In Bookends, Daniel Mendelsohn and Anna Holmes discuss: With fiction about national tragedy, how soon is too soon? nyti.ms/1o7plox
Slide show of stunning record collections included with review of Eilon Paz's "Dust & Grooves." nyti.ms/1lqZ2VO
The prose in Catherine Lacey's first novel, "Nobody Is Ever Missing," is "dreamy and fierce at the same time." nyti.ms/1tvOUjK
"Do Not Sell at Any Price" and "Dust & Grooves" look at people who are obsessive about collecting old records. nyti.ms/1lnuHaq
"Do Not Sell at Any Price" and "Dust & Grooves" look at people who are obsessive about collecting old records. nyti.ms/1lnuuUP
Thomas Berger, 'Little Big Man' author, is dead at 89: nyti.ms/1mxqWih
Junichiro Tanizaki's "Makioka Sisters" made Bill Hader furious: "because I can't read Japanese." By the Book: nyti.ms/1lh4uuf
In this week's Bookends, James Parker says boringness is the last literary taboo: nyti.ms/1n4CuhA
David Grossman's "Falling Out of Time" is a "strange and riveting book" about grief. nyti.ms/1ppG98f
There is "genuine tenderness and complication" between the friends in Emily Gould's novel "Friendship." nyti.ms/1ppF8gl
David Lehman's essay about the state of poetry in the age of Twitter: nyti.ms/1rdM0Az
Josh Weil's new novel is "a fantastical vision inspired by bits and pieces of Russian language, history and culture." nyti.ms/1msaiR9
Marcia Muller's "The Night Searchers" has "the clean, classic moves of her earliest novels." New Crime column: nyti.ms/1ms9prP
"The People's Platform," by Astra Taylor, "has the flavor of a 'Roger & Me' for the American cultural industries." nyti.ms/1n4ApC3
"In comparison with Alan Furst's other novels, 'Midnight in Europe' suffers from a slight lack of tension." nyti.ms/1n4AuWq
New Shortlist, Y. A. Crossover, includes Marcus Sedgwick's "She Is Not Invisible": nyti.ms/1lh6y5r
A tour of the aspiration tower, the brainstorm rotunda and other hot spots in Grant Snider's "The Writers' Retreat": nyti.ms/1zTYTDT
The poems in Dan Chiasson's "Bicentennial," haunted by a father he never knew, are "beautiful, odd and quite moving." nyti.ms/1msayzL
Underlying the poems in Maureen N. McLane's "This Blue" is "a sense of a world that's cracked and cracking." nyti.ms/1rdJScd
On James Franco's poetry: "But is it, you may be wondering, good? No. But neither is it entirely bad." nyti.ms/1nJOTDq