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  1. Books: Three Divergent Visions of Our Future Under Climate Change
    Three books — one optimistic, one cataclysmic and one polemic — discuss what climate change might bring.













  2. Books of The Times: Bill Cosby, in Mark Whitaker’s New Biography
    Mark Whitaker’s biography, “Cosby: His Life and Times,” recounts the comedian’s path from poverty to a vastly influential force on national television and in other arenas.






  3. Children's Books: ‘Harlem Hellfighters,’ by J. Patrick Lewis and Gary Kelley
    A picture book about an African-American regiment in World War I that confronted racists as well as the German Army.






  4. Children's Books: Anthony Browne’s ‘What If . . . ?’ and More
    Swallowing their fears, these adventuresome characters set off down unfamiliar streets and explore unknown worlds.






  5. ArtsBeat: Vintage to Release García Márquez E-Books
    Nine of Gabriel García Márquez’s works will be released in digital-format English versions in October.






  6. Books of The Times: Marlon James’s ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’
    Marlon James’s “A Brief History of Seven Killings” describes decades of Jamaican history through the perspectives of a host of narrators, many speaking in patois.






  7. Peter Thiel and David Graeber Debate Technology’s Future
    Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur, debated barriers to technology with the anthropologist David Graeber at a forum in Manhattan.
  8. ArtsBeat: Fiction Long List Announced for National Book Awards
    Marilynne Robinson, Elizabeth McCracken and Phil Klay are among the writers whose work is on the 2014 fiction long list for the National Book Awards.






  9. Alison Bechdel, Terrance Hayes Among ‘Genius Grant’ Winners
    Stipends will be awarded to a psychologist studying racial perceptions in crimes, the maker of the film “The Act of Killing” and a law professor seeking to help American Indian women, among others.






  10. William Deresiewicz Tours the Colleges of ‘Excellent Sheep’
    William Deresiewicz, who’s caused a stir in Ivy League circles with his book “Excellent Sheep,” is on a tour of those colleges to discuss his critique of them and his advice.






  11. Bookshelf: A Look at Our Love Affair With Air-Conditioning
    New books trace the changes air-conditioning brought; politics and change in Newark; and idiosyncracies of the five boroughs of New York City.






  12. ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Cosby: His Life and Times’
    Mark Whitaker discusses his new biography of Bill Cosby, and Jeff Hobbs talks about “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace.”






  13. ArtsBeat: The Bradbury Chronicles: Hundreds of Items Owned by Author Going to Auction
    Items including awards and even bottles of wine owned by Bradbury are to be auctioned this month.






  14. Children's Books: ‘Nest,’ by Esther Ehrlich
    In this middle-grade novel, a girl finds a way forward after the loss of her mother.
  15. Children's Books: ‘Belzhar,’ by Meg Wolitzer
    Students at a therapeutic boarding school discover a way to return to the past, before their personal traumas.
  16. ‘Neverhome,’ by Laird Hunt
    Disguised as a man, Laird Hunt’s heroine joins the Union Army.
  17. Margaret Forster’s ‘Unknown Bridesmaid’
    A child psychologist is troubled by her own adolescence.
  18. Author's Note: Be Polite With Your Books
    The etiquette of borrowing, recommending and reshelving books.
  19. Editors’ Choice
    Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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