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Bookends: Can a Virtuous Character Be Interesting? 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:00:02 GMT 
    Thomas Mallon and Alice Gregory debate whether morally upstanding characters necessarily make for dull fiction.

‘The Beautiful Bureaucrat,’ by Helen Phillips 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:00:02 GMT 
    This debut novel explores existential questions through the experiences of an administrative worker.

Critic’s Take: Walker Percy’s Theory of Hurricanes 
  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:00:01 GMT 
    Percy believed that we feel good when we no longer feel uncertain about our role in the world; when everyone is focused, connected and engaged.

Joe Domanick’s ‘Blue’ Examines the L.A.P.D. 
  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:27:11 GMT 
    How Los Angeles overcame terrible crime and a corrupt and brutal police department.

Literary Landscapes: Patter and Patois 
  Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:00:01 GMT 
    Walter Mosley writes about his relationship to the literature of Louisiana.

ArtsBeat: Eric Schlosser to Publish Book on American Prison System 
  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 21:38:41 GMT 
    Eric Schlosser, who wrote “Fast Food Nation,” will explore how rising incarceration rates are intertwined with social factors like growing inequality.

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘The Conservative Heart’ 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:29:00 GMT 
    Arthur C. Brooks discusses “The Conservative Heart,” and Susan Southard talks about “Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War.”

Editors’ Choice 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:34:20 GMT 
    Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Paperback Row 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:29:42 GMT 
    Paperback books of particular interest.

Crime: Flight or Fright 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:24:29 GMT 
    Sara Paretsky’s crusading private eye, V.I. (Vic) Warshawski, returns in “Brush Back.”

Inside the List 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:19:52 GMT 
    William Finnegan, who has written several sober examinations of the world’s hot spots, has his first best seller with the surfing memoir “Barbarian Days,” No. 5 on the hardcover nonfiction list.

‘Wealth Secrets of the One Percent,’ by Sam Wilkin 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:12:28 GMT 
    An economist offers principles for amassing riches gleaned from business titans.

‘The Love She Left Behind,’ by Amanda Coe 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:08:15 GMT 
    In this novel, a woman leaves her husband and two children for a temperamental playwright.

‘The Watchmaker of Filigree Street,’ by Natasha Pulley 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:02:09 GMT 
    In this debut novel, set in 1880s London, a mysterious mechanical genius seems to tinker with fate.

‘Circling the Sun,’ by Paula McLain 
  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:01:38 GMT 
    This novel is based on the life of Beryl Markham, horsewoman and aviator.

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Bookends: Can a Virtuous Character Be Interesting?  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:00:02 GMT
‘The Beautiful Bureaucrat,’ by Helen Phillips  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:00:02 GMT
Critic’s Take: Walker Percy’s Theory of Hurricanes  Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:00:01 GMT
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