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  • Book drive for unaccompanied immigrant children kicks off July 10

    Book drive for unaccompanied immigrant children kicks off July 10
    A New York bookstore is launching a book drive for unaccompanied immigrant children on July 10. The shop, La Casa Azul Bookstore, asks that the books be new or gently used, for pre-kindergarten through 8th grade, culturally appropriate and in Spanish....
  • 'Nature's God' explores 'heretical origins' of religion in U.S.

    'Nature's God' explores 'heretical origins' of religion in U.S.
    Matthew Stewart wants to make one thing perfectly clear: The United States was not founded as a Christian nation. The principles that inspired the American Revolution, he argues in "Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic," belong...
  • 'West of the Revolution' charts the 1776 American frontier

    'West of the Revolution' charts the 1776 American frontier
    As America's founders gathered in Philadelphia in 1776, two Franciscans named Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Francisco Silvestre Velez de Escalante began a journey west from Santa Fe, N.M., hoping to find a way to the Pacific Coast. Negotiating with...
  • Edouard Levé's 'Works' is charged with wit and wonder

    Edouard Levé's 'Works' is charged with wit and wonder
    When I was in the Navy, I heard a story about a prankster who'd chalked a profane message on the lawn of the commanding officer's residence. Knowing the huge white letters would inspire the C.O. to immediately wash away the offensive language, the...
  • George R.R. Martin may need 8 books to finish Song of Ice and Fire

    George R.R. Martin may need 8 books to finish Song of Ice and Fire
    There are five books in the Song of Ice and Fire series. George R.R. Martin is at work on the sixth. Someday, he plans to do a seventh. But this week he hinted that it might take eight to get the whole thing done. Martin published the first book in...
  • Hachette buys Perseus as Amazon dispute bites J.K. Rowling

    Hachette, one of the "big five" companies in publishing, announced Tuesday that it will acquire the sixth-largest publisher, Perseus Books Group. Industry observers suggest the consolidation will bolster Hachette's position in its ongoing dispute with...
  • 'Deep' follows free divers to plumb oceans' depths

    'Deep' follows free divers to plumb oceans' depths
    Journalist and adventure junkie James Nestor surfed at the Arctic Circle two years before he came across competitive freediving — plunging hundreds of feet into the ocean on a single breath without scuba gear. On assignment for Outdoor magazine in...
  • Mixed verdict on Supreme Court in 'Uncertain Justice,' 'Court of One'

    Mixed verdict on Supreme Court in 'Uncertain Justice,' 'Court of One'
    The U.S. Supreme Court is majestic, immensely powerful and deceptively fragile. It commands by the power of reason, and its justices are, as the great Robert Jackson once observed, not "final because we are infallible, but we are infallible only because...
  • In 'White Beech,' Germaine Greer finds a forest with a view

    In 'White Beech,' Germaine Greer finds a forest with a view
    In her 1999 book "The Whole Woman," a follow-up to "The Female Eunuch," Germaine Greer declared, "It's time to get angry again." She was addressing feminism, about which she has long been rigorous and even unorthodox, but the phrase is emblematic of her...
  • Emily Gould's 'Friendship' details lifestyles of the lost and spoiled

    In spite of its deceptive title, Emily Gould's new novel, "Friendship," offers a vivid exploration of the missed connections and overwhelming isolation of modern urban life. From the first few pages to the last, Gould's central characters, Bev and Amy,...
  • Karl Ove Knausgaard's 'My Struggle' reckons with his boyhood

    Karl Ove Knausgaard's 'My Struggle' reckons with his boyhood
    Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard's "My Struggle" is the buzz book of the moment — or more accurately a certain kind of buzz book, for a certain kind of audience. It is also a provocation, sharing its title with one of the most notorious works of...