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Waitress Is One of Many New Writers With Big Book Deals 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:41:06 GMT 
    “Sweetbitter,” by the 30-year-old waitress Stephanie Danler, is but one in a crop of debut novels acquired by publishers in lucrative deals.








Bookshelf: Looking Back at New York City Culture and Transit 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:11:20 GMT 
    Three new books celebrate New York City history, culture and its subway and bus systems.








Laugharne Journal: In Wales, a Toast to Dylan Thomas on His 100th Birthday 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:00:09 GMT 
    In a country that has long been ill at ease with its hard-living son, Thomas’s granddaughter is trying to refocus public attention on the poet’s work.








ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Michel Faber’s ‘Book of Strange New Things’ 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:28:44 GMT 
    Marcel Theroux discusses Michel Faber’s “Book of Strange New Things.”








Inside the List 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:26 GMT 
    Bryan Stevenson, whose “Just Mercy” is No. 10 on the hardcover nonfiction list, says that “if we’re really committed to justice, we’ve got to do better for the poor than we’re doing.”


Editors’ Choice 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:25 GMT 
    Recently reviewed books of particular interest.


‘The Nazis Next Door,’ by Eric Lichtblau 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:25 GMT 
    How did America become a postwar haven for Nazis?


‘Death of a King,’ by Tavis Smiley with David Ritz 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:23 GMT 
    A recounting of Martin Luther King Jr.’s difficult final year.


‘The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science,’ by Armand Marie Leroi 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:20 GMT 
    Recovering Aristotle as a scientist who explored and cataloged the Mediterranean’s natural world.


The Shortlist: Julie Schumacher's 'Dear Committee Members,' and More 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:18 GMT 
    New books by Julie Schumacher, Cathie Pelletier, Stuart Rojstaczer and Jonathan Coe.


Crime: Michael Connelly’s ‘Burning Room,’ and More 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:18 GMT 
    In Michael Connelly’s “The Burning Room,” Harry Bosch tries to impart wisdom to his new partner.


Paperback Row 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:17 GMT 
    Paperback books of particular interest.


‘Village of Secrets,’ by Caroline Moorehead 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:16 GMT 
    Resistance in a provincial French town helped save thousands.


Eliza Robertson’s ‘Wallflowers’ 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:12 GMT 
    The stories in “Wallflowers,” Eliza Robertson’s debut collection, portray people surviving loss and heartbreak in a world full of uncanny moments.


Edward J. Larson’s ‘The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789’ 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:09 GMT 
    In 1787, George Washington again rode to the nation’s rescue.
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