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—Donald J. Adams (b. 1924) [Maxwell Smart] American actor

 

New York Times Book Reviews



ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Shakespeare in Love 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 17:46:06 GMT 
    Alan Riding discusses two new books about Shakespeare, and Michelle Orange talks about five new essay collections.









Inside the List 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 15:38:33 GMT 
    Jessica Knoll’s novel “Luckiest Girl Alive,” which is No. 12 on the hardcover fiction list, is the latest best seller with a mean girl for a protagonist.









Thrillers 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 14:52:56 GMT 
    Reviews of new books by Harlan Coben, Heidi Pitlor, Benjamin Percy and more.









‘Medicine Walk,’ by Richard Wagamese 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 05:27:33 GMT 
    In Richard Wagamese’s novel, a young Indian and his ailing, estranged father venture into the wild.









The Shortlist: Essays 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 05:27:32 GMT 
    New books by Sarah Manguso, Edward Mendelson, Donald Hall, Mohsin Hamid and Ander Monson.









‘The Book of Aron,’ by Jim Shepard 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 05:27:32 GMT 
    A poor family seeks opportunity in Warsaw, only to be swept up in the Nazi invasion.









‘The Millionaire and the Bard,’ by Andrea E. Mays 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 05:27:29 GMT 
    Henry Folger set out to purchase as many First Folios as he could — and succeeded.









Editors’ Choice 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 05:27:28 GMT 
    Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









Critic’s Take: Subversive Pleasure 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 05:27:28 GMT 
    Angela Carter died in 1992, and many of the elements of her stories have become commonplace in fiction and popular culture.









‘The Familiar,’ by Mark Z. Danielewski 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 05:27:28 GMT 
    Mark Z. Danielewski’s experimental novel — the first in a planned 27-part series — unfolds on the same rainy day in May.









Paperback Row 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 05:27:27 GMT 
    Paperback books of particular interest.









‘The Distant Marvels,’ by Chantel Acevedo 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 05:27:24 GMT 
    Waiting out a hurricane, an old woman recounts her family’s history in Cuba.









‘Gutshot,’ Stories by Amelia Gray 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 05:27:24 GMT 
    These stories test the reader’s ability to accept dark desires.









Open Book: Start of a Long Trip 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 05:27:23 GMT 
    Mark Z. Danielewski’s visually stylized novel “The Familiar” is the first in a planned series of 27 books.









Letters: The Undead Novel 
  Thu, 21 May 2015 21:59:24 GMT 
    Readers respond to recent reviews of Kate Atkinson’s “A God in Ruins,” David K. Shipler’s “Freedom of Speech” and more.







New York Times Book Reviews
ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Shakespeare in Love  Fri, 22 May 2015 17:46:06 GMT
Inside the List  Fri, 22 May 2015 15:38:33 GMT
Thrillers  Fri, 22 May 2015 14:52:56 GMT
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