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Bookshelf: Oh, Brother

August 20, 2014 - 7:00am
New picture books include David Soman’s “Three Bears in a Boat.”

‘Kreutzer Sonata Variations’ Has a Scorned Wife’s Rebuttal

August 19, 2014 - 2:36pm
Leo Tolstoy’s spouse, Sophia, wrote two novellas in reply to his story “The Kreutzer Sonata,” works that will be included in “The Kreutzer Sonata Variations,” from Yale University Press.

Books of The Times: In ‘Doctored,’ Sandeep Jauhar Examines a Broken System

August 19, 2014 - 2:22pm
Sandeep Jauhar reveals much in his memoir, “Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician.”

Leonard Fein, Provocative Writer on Jewish Affairs, Dies at 80

August 19, 2014 - 11:36am
Mr. Fein wrote voluminously about contemporary Jews, Judaism and “the often stormy relationship between Jews and Judaism,” and founded groups to combat hunger and illiteracy.

ArtsBeat: Ginsburg and Alito to Speak at New-York Historical Society

August 19, 2014 - 11:28am
Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Samuel A. Alito Jr. are among the luminaries scheduled to speak at the New-York Historical Society this fall and winter.

Malala Yousafzai: By the Book

August 19, 2014 - 11:16am
The activist and co-author of “I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World” relished “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” the first book she read in the hospital when recovering from an attack by the Taliban.

ArtsBeat: The Richard III Diet: Wild Birds, Frequent Feasts and Plenty of Wine

August 19, 2014 - 8:01am
New evidence from an analysis of Richard III’s bones suggest that he lived like a king — a wealthy one.

Bookends: Can Writing Be Taught?

August 19, 2014 - 7:00am
Rivka Galchen and Zoë Heller discuss whether writing can be taught.

Books of The Times: ‘One Kick,’ by Chelsea Cain

August 18, 2014 - 2:47pm
In Chelsea Cain’s “One Kick,” Kick Lannigan, held captive by a pedophile as a child, is now a young adult who teams up with a mysterious investigator to save others from experiencing what she did.

‘Churchill and Empire,’ by Lawrence James

August 18, 2014 - 1:25pm
A study of Winston Churchill’s contradictions and passions and his long relationship with empire.

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Abandon Ship!

August 18, 2014 - 8:39am
Hampton Sides talks about “In the Kingdom of Ice,” and Beth Macy discusses “Factory Man.”

German Authors Join Protest Over Amazon’s Tactics in E-Book Dispute

August 17, 2014 - 5:33pm
More than 1,000 German-language authors have written an open letter deriding Amazon’s practices in Europe.

Books of The Times: ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’ by Richard Flanagan

August 17, 2014 - 2:13pm
Richard Flanagan’s “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” depicts Allied prisoners of war forced to build a railway under appalling conditions.