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The Shortlist: Chuck Palahniuk's 'Beautiful You,' and More

New York Times Book Reviews - October 24, 2014 - 7:25am
New books by Chuck Palahniuk, Merritt Tierce, David Ohle and Fred Venturini.
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Open Book: Spooky Suggestions

New York Times Book Reviews - October 24, 2014 - 7:11am
Four reviewers share their memories of reading creepy books.
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Halloween High Jinks For Fun And Nonprofits

NPR Top Stories - October 24, 2014 - 7:11am

Many Americans are not scared to reuse old clothes for new Halloween costumes.

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Horror Novels: Reviews of Anne Rice's 'Prince Lestat,' and More

New York Times Book Reviews - October 24, 2014 - 7:09am
Reviews of Anne Rice’s “Prince Lestat” and several novels about middle-class domestic anxiety.
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Nordic Noir: New Books by Karin Fossum, Jens Lapidus and More

New York Times Book Reviews - October 24, 2014 - 7:08am
New mysteries by Karin Fossum, Jens Lapidus and more.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy: Robert Jackson Bennett’s 'City of Stairs,' and More

New York Times Book Reviews - October 24, 2014 - 7:07am
New books by Robert Jackson Bennett, Peyton Marshall and more.
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Thrillers: Tawni O’Dell’s 'One of Us,' and More

New York Times Book Reviews - October 24, 2014 - 7:07am
New thrillers include Tawni O’Dell’s “One of Us,” Sergey Kuznetsov’s “Butterfly Skin” and more.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - October 24, 2014 - 7:06am
Richard Flanagan’s “The Narrow Road to the Deep North,” No. 10 in hardcover fiction, is the ninth consecutive winner of the Man Booker Prize to make our list.
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Lucy Worsley’s ‘Art of the English Murder’

New York Times Book Reviews - October 24, 2014 - 7:04am
Lucy Worsley examines the creation of British crime fiction and the growing fascination with foul play.
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Dallas Nurse Nina Pham, Now 'Ebola Free,' Discharged By NIH

NPR Top Stories - October 24, 2014 - 7:04am

The National Institutes of Health in Maryland announced that the 26-year-old who was infected while caring for a Liberian patient has no detectable virus in her blood.

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Book News: Lily King, Roz Chast And Kate Samworth Win Inaugural Kirkus Prize

NPR Books - October 24, 2014 - 7:02am

Earning honors for fiction, nonfiction and young children's literature, respectively, the writers are the first to win the award. Also: The Bronx's bookstore returns, while the U.K. shows off doodles.

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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - October 24, 2014 - 6:59am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - October 24, 2014 - 6:57am
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Boko Haram Reportedly Abducts More Girls Despite Cease-Fire Deal

NPR Top Stories - October 24, 2014 - 6:22am

A day after Nigeria's announcement last week that a truce had been signed and the release of more than 200 girls secured, 25 more were said to have been kidnapped by extremists.

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Pursuing The Mafia Into All 'Four Corners' Of Palermo

NPR Books - October 24, 2014 - 6:03am

Reporter Giuseppe di Piazza's debut novel, The Four Corners of Palermo, follows an unnamed young reporter during the brutal early days of the mafia's conflict with the Italian government in the 1980s.

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VIDEO: Talking While Female

NPR Top Stories - October 24, 2014 - 5:03am

For starters: Your voice is too squeaky, too loud; it lacks authority, is grating or obnoxious or unprofessional. Why is talking while female such an offense?

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Mali's First Ebola Case In Current Outbreak Is 2-Year-Old Girl

NPR Top Stories - October 24, 2014 - 4:10am

The toddler was reportedly brought by her grandmother from neighboring Guinea, where the epidemic is raging.

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A Wisecracking Biochemist Shares Her Kitchen ABCs

NPR Top Stories - October 24, 2014 - 3:03am

Shirley Corriher, author of Cookwise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking, has tips on taking the bitter bite out of coffee, and holding onto cabbage's red hue while it's in the pan.

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'Rebellion' Charts A Tumultuous, Formative Century

NPR Books - October 24, 2014 - 3:03am

Historian Peter Ackroyd's new book surveys the history of England from the end of the Tudor era to the Glorious Revolution of 1688 — almost a century of war, debate and transformation.

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A Black Cosmetic Company Sells, Or Sells Out?

NPR Top Stories - October 24, 2014 - 2:48am

Entrepreneur Lisa Price started Carol's Daughter to create natural hair and skin products for black women. Now that L'Oreal owns the brand, can it maintain the loyalty of African-American customers?

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