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Leonard Fein, Provocative Writer on Jewish Affairs, Dies at 80 
  Sun, 24 Aug 2014 01:19:32 GMT 
    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.








Robert Sherrill, Author Who Skewered Right and Left, Dies at 89 
  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 02:39:49 GMT 
    Mr. Sherrill rose to prominence in the 1960s and ’70s for his provocative assessments of gun culture, military justice, Lyndon B. Johnson and other political topics.


Ben Lerner Imagines ‘Different Futures’ in His Novel ‘10:04’ 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:01:13 GMT 
    Ben Lerner, whose novel “10:04” will be published on Sept. 2, is a poet turned author.








Children's Books: ‘Anatomy of a Misfit,’ by Andrea Portes 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:49 GMT 
    In this young adult novel, a teenager indulges a rebellious streak lurking beneath her “apple pie” appearance.








‘The New Arabs,’ by Juan Cole 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:47 GMT 
    A professor surveys youth uprisings in the Middle East.








Paperback Row 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:46 GMT 
    Paperback books of particular interest.








Children's Books: ‘El Deafo,’ by Cece Bell 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:46 GMT 
    Making new friends at school can be tough, but doing so while wearing a bulky hearing aid? That requires superpowers!








‘How We Learn,’ by Benedict Carey 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:46 GMT 
    Drudgery may not be the key to success, research shows.








‘Whatever Happened to the Metric System?’ by John Bemelmans Marciano 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:44 GMT 
    Most of the world is on the metric system; why isn’t America?








Editors’ Choice 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:43 GMT 
    Recently reviewed books of particular interest.








‘Powers of Two’ by Joshua Wolf Shenk 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:43 GMT 
    Joshua Wolf Shenk challenges the notion of the lone genius.








‘The Teacher Wars,’ by Dana Goldstein 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:43 GMT 
    Dana Goldstein surveys the history of American public education and offers suggestions for its reform.








‘The Brown Reader,’ Edited by Judy Sternlight 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:42 GMT 
    Memories of Brown University to mark its 250th anniversary.








‘Building a Better Teacher’ and ‘Getting Schooled’ 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:40 GMT 
    Two books assess the state of public education and the realities facing instructors today.








Children’s Books: ‘The Fourteenth Goldfish,’ by Jennifer L. Holm 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:40 GMT 
    Galileo. Newton. Salk. Curie. Science can change the world, but has Ellie’s grandfather gone too far?








Children’s Books: Kate DiCamillo’s ‘Leroy Ninker Saddles Up,’ and More 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:40 GMT 
    The characters in three books for early readers are propelled by their self-deception and passion.






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