February 28, 2014 While writer Anthony Marra sees literary links between Ukraine's past and present turmoil, conflict in Kiev and the arrest of the infamous "El Chapo" remind novelist Zachary Lazar of a Mexican author.
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February 28, 2014 At No. 6, The Power of Habit, explores the science behind habit-forming behavior.
by Charles Duhigg
by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter
by Cheryl Strayed
by Allie Brosh
by Sonia Sotomayor
by Susan Cain
February 28, 2014 A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, which takes place in war-torn Chechnya, appears at No. 11.
by Anthony Marra
by Kate Atkinson
by Jo Nesbo
by Maria Semple
by Alice Munro
by Christina Baker Kline
February 28, 2014 At No. 14, HRC chronicles Hillary Clinton's come-back from her primary defeat.
by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes
by Elizabeth Kolbert
by Diane Muldrow
by Malcolm Gladwell
by Daniel James Brown
by Robert M. Gates
February 28, 2014 The Museum Of Extraordinary Things follows a love affair on the boardwalk of early 20th-century Coney Island. It debuts at No. 8.
by Alice Hoffman
by Donna Tartt
by Sue Monk Kidd
by B. J. Novak
by Anna Quindlen
by Andy Weir
February 28, 2014 The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.
February 28, 2014 Rep. Keith Ellison didn't expect all the controversy he caused after becoming the first Muslim elected to Congress. He talks about his faith journey in his new book My Country 'Tis of Thee.
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Alison Bechdel is the author of the graphic memoir Fun Home and the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For.
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February 28, 2014 Also: More than 120 academic papers turn out to be fakes; the Israeli Embassy donates 300 books on Anne Frank to Tokyo public; Colson Whitehead talks to The New York Times about writing spaces.
February 28, 2014 Alexandre Dumas' life was almost as exciting as his work, some of which was written to support his many mistresses. Comics legend Kyle Baker celebrates Dumas for our Black History Month project.
February 27, 2014 Alan Cheuse reviews Night in Shanghai, by Nicole Mones.
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February 27, 2014 Bill Watterson drew the poster for the upcoming documentary Stripped, a self-described "love letter" to comics. The project marks a break in Watterson's relatively anonymous post-Calvin life.
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February 27, 2014 Does The World Almanac include a list of the worst national flags? We wish! Play along as Ophira Eisenberg asks the book's editor whether a given article is in the almanac, or if we just made it up.
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Copies of Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James at the Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.
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February 27, 2014 Nearly half of the erotica series' sales have been in the U.S. Also: There's still inequality in the world of book reviews, where female authors get less attention.
February 26, 2014 It's been 15 years since acclaimed writer Lorrie Moore has brought out a new short story collection. Bark has some clunkers and some keepers, but critic Maureen Corrigan says it was worth the wait.
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Apple says in its appeal filed Tuesday that it was ignorant of any price-fixing conspiracy.
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February 26, 2014 Also: Emily Gould writes about being broke; The Relentless Award is founded in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman.
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