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Book World: Robert and Dayna Baer's 'true-life spy story,' 'The Company We Keep' (Post, March 15, 2011; 11:35 AM)

Book review: 'The Trinity Six' by Charles Cumming (Post, March 15, 2011; 11:35 AM)

The actor Alan Arkin tells how to live "An Improvised Life" in his memoir of that name. (Post, March 15, 2011; 10:59 AM)

Jill Bialosky's "History of a Suicide" (Post, March 15, 2011; 10:56 AM)

Maya Jasanoff's "Liberty's Exiles," on British Loyalists after the revolution (Post, March 15, 2011; 10:27 AM)

Dani Rodrik's "The Globalization Paradox" (By Dani Rodrik Norton. 346 pp. $26.95 by Steven Pearlstein, March 15, 2011; 10:20 AM)

Thomas E. Kennedy's "Falling Sideways" (By Jonathan Yardley, March 15, 2011; 10:18 AM)

Michael Connelly, author of "The Lincoln Lawyer" (Post, March 14, 2011; 5:46 PM)

'Three Stages of Amazement': Life's lessons skillfilly shared (Post, March 11, 2011; 8:44 PM)

'Rawhide Down,' a gripping account of the day Reagan was shot (By David Baldacci, March 11, 2011; 5:17 PM)

Book World: Lionel Shriver reviews Yan Lianke's 'Dream of Ding Village' (Post, March 11, 2011; 12:32 AM)

Mat Johnson's 'Pym' re-imagines Poe's social satire (By Michael Dirda, March 9, 2011; 8:42 PM)

Book review: Sarah Pekkanen's 'Skipping a Beat' (Post, March 8, 2011; 10:19 PM)

Five finalists for National Book Critics Circle award in poetry (Post, March 8, 2011; 10:14 PM)

Book review: 'The Tiger's Wife' by Tea Obreht (Post, March 8, 2011; 10:14 PM)

Book World: Keith Donohue reviews Kevin Brockmeier's novel 'The Illumination' (Post, March 8, 2011; 12:34 AM)

Patrick Anderson reviews Keith Thomson's 'Twice a Spy' (Post, March 6, 2011; 10:37 PM)

Amid revolution, Arab cartoonists are drawing attention (Post, March 6, 2011; 10:28 PM)

The American Scholar's Wendy Smith reviews 'Ghost Light' by Joseph O'Connor (Post, March 4, 2011; 7:02 PM)

Joshua Foer's 'Moonwalking With Einstein,' on the nature of memory (Post, March 4, 2011; 4:50 PM)

Book reviews: Ben Katchor's 'The Cardboard Valise' and Joyce Farmer's 'Special Exits: A Gr aphic Memoir' (Post, March 4, 2011; 4:23 PM)

3 books on New York City neighborhoods (Post, March 4, 2011; 1:08 PM)

Bing West's "The Wrong War," on Afghanistan strategy (Post, March 4, 2011; 12:59 PM)

Deb Olin Unferth's 'Revolution' (Post, March 4, 2011; 12:52 PM)

Dominic Sandbrook's "Mad as Hell," on rise of populist right (Post, March 4, 2011; 12:45 PM)

"Townie," a memoir by Andre Dubus III (Post, March 4, 2011; 12:31 PM)

"An Extravagant Hunger," about M.F.K. Fisher (Post, March 4, 2011; 12:20 PM)

Gordon Brown's "Beyond the Crash" (Post, March 4, 2011; 11:23 AM)

Jim Steinmeyer's "The Last Greatest Magician in the World" (Post, March 4, 2011; 11:00 AM)

Stephanie Staal's 'Reading Women': Looking to feminist texts to find herself (Post, March 3, 2011; 9:59 PM)

Book review: 'Blood, Bones & Butter' delectable when chef Hamilton's in charge (Post, March 3, 2011; 8:34 PM)

Book World: 'Mr. Chartwell' reviewed by Ron Charles (Post, March 1, 2011; 11:19 PM)

"Underground," a picture book by Shane W. Evans (Post, March 1, 2011; 8:04 PM)

"Wheels of Change," a kids' history of women and bicycles (Post, March 1, 2011; 8:03 PM)

"Strings Attached," a young adult mystery from Judy Blundell (Post, March 1, 2011; 8:03 PM)

Book review: 'Playing Catch-Up' by A.B. Guthrie Jr. (Post, March 1, 2011; 7:25 PM)

Anna Mundow reviews 'Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer,' by Wesley Stace (Post, February 27, 2011; 6:51 PM)

Deborah Lutz's "Pleasure Bound," on Victorian sex rebels (Post, February 26, 2011; 5:31 PM)

Philip K. Dick, the sci-fi writer who fires Hollywood's imagination in film after film (Post, February 26, 2011; 5:24 PM)

Judi Dench's wry, shy take on a glorious stage career (Post, February 26, 2011; 5:21 PM)

Allison Pearson's 'I Think I Love You': A celebrity crush turns star-crossed (Post, February 25, 2011; 6:52 PM)

A review of 'Crazy U,' by Andrew Ferguson, about his family's college admissions experience (By Steven Levingston, February 25, 2011; 3:50 PM)

"The Natural Navigator" by Tristan Gooley (Post, February 25, 2011; 11:43 AM)

Douglas Waller's "Wild Bill Donovan," on the OSS spymaster (Post, February 25, 2011; 10:59 AM)

Biography of Bogart examines his ongoing cultural impact (Post, February 25, 2011; 10:59 AM)

"Inherently Unequal" -- the sad history of the Supreme Court and civil rights (Post, February 25, 2011; 10:59 AM)

Nicholas Delbanco's "Lastingness: the Art of Old Age" (Post, February 25, 2011; 10:59 AM)

Susan Conley's 'Good Fortune': Riveting memoir about being American in China (Post, February 24, 2011; 8:19 PM)

'Gryphon: New and Selected Stories,' by Charles Baxter: Short but potent (Post, February 23, 2011; 8:09 PM)

Book review: 'The Death Instinct' by Jed Rubenfeld (Post, February 22, 2011; 9:57 PM)

T. Coraghessan Boyle's 'When the Killing's Done,' an environmental novel (Post, February 22, 2011; 8:09 PM)

New in paperback: 'A Mountain of Crumbs' and more (Post, February 22, 2011; 5:50 PM)

Book review: Carsten Jensen's 'We, the Drowned' (Post, February 21, 2011; 5:27 PM)

'Tiger Mother' author faces a tough crowd at Politics and Prose (Post, February 20, 2011; 10:41 PM)

'The Collaborator': Taking on a modern-day Italian crime family (Post, February 20, 2011; 9:52 PM)

'The History of History': An imaginative look at Berlin (Post, February 18, 2011; 9:03 PM)

Two books on blacks and the White House (By Patricia Sullivan, February 18, 2011; 8:27 PM)

Scott Brown's memoir, 'Against All Odds,' reveals troubled childhood for senator (Post, February 17, 2011; 8:57 PM)

Kenneth Slawenski's biography of J.D. Salinger (Post, February 17, 2011; 6:49 PM)

Yardley reviews Jonathan Gill's "Harlem" (Post, February 17, 2011; 6:49 PM)

Mary Cappello's "Swallow" (Post, February 17, 2011; 6:48 PM)

Peter Bergen's "The Longest War" (Post, February 17, 2011; 6:47 PM)

3 books about iconic artists (Post, February 17, 2011; 6:46 PM)

Book review: 'George Gershwin,' a new biography by Larry Starr (Post, February 17, 2011; 6:46 PM)

The Peace Corps at 50 (Post, February 17, 2011; 6:43 PM)

'The Word Exchange' book review: Old English poetry isn't lost in translation (Post, February 16, 2011; 5:55 PM)

Books: Eleanor Brown's 'The Weird Sisters,' reviewed by Ron Charles (Post, February 15, 2011; 10:49 PM)

5 books about words (Post, February 15, 2011; 10:05 PM)

"A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear," (Post, February 15, 2011; 9:42 PM)

Book review: 'While Mortals Sleep' by Kurt Vonnegut (Post, February 14, 2011; 11:05 PM)

Performing opera version of 'Reading Lolita in Tehran' (Post, February 14, 2011; 12:01 AM)

Book review: Hackneyed rules of suspense disappear in Hayder's 'Gone' (Post, February 13, 2011; 8:37 PM)

Andrew Taylor's 'Anatomy of Ghosts': Strange sightings in 18th-century England (Post, February 11, 2011; 10:18 PM)

Conservatives queue up for peek at 'Atlas Shrugged' at CPAC (Post, February 11, 2011; 10:17 PM)

Book World: Michael Oher's 'I Beat the Odds' is story of redemption (Post, February 11, 2011; 6:10 PM)

Two books on the Arctic (Post, February 11, 2011; 10:42 AM)

Joyce Carol Oates's "A Widow's Story" (Post, February 11, 2011; 10:42 AM)

"The Sublime Engine," about the human heart (Post, February 11, 2011; 10:42 AM)

"The Letters of Bruce Chatwin" (Post, February 11, 2011; 10:41 AM)

"The Hemlock Cup," a history of Socrates (Post, February 11, 2011; 10:41 AM)

"Spousonomics," by Paula Szuchman and Jenny Anderson, applies economics to marriage. (Post, February 11, 2011; 10:41 AM)

Arnold Weinstein's "Morning, Noon, and Night," on literature's lifelong effects (Post, February 11, 2011; 10:41 AM)

'Moneymakers' review: Truly fun tales of 19th-century counterfeiters (Post, February 10, 2011; 7:10 PM)

Book World: A chess master who defeated himself (Post, February 9, 2011; 10:48 PM)

Redwall author Brian Jacques dead at 71 (Post, February 9, 2011; 8:30 PM)

Review of Benjamin Hale's 'Evolution of Bruno Littlemore': Aping human love (Post, February 8, 2011; 10:36 PM)

Five books for Valentine's Day (Post, February 8, 2011; 6:06 PM)

Anna Mundow reviews 'The Winter Ghosts' by 'Labyrinth' author Kate Mosse (Post, February 8, 2011; 6:05 PM)

Donald Rumsfeld quiz: Do you know 'Known and Unknown'? (washingtonpost.com, February 8, 2011; 10:16 AM)

Gwen Ifill reviews Donald Rumsfeld's memoir, "Known and Unknown" (Post, February 8, 2011; 12:05 AM)

Dan Fesperman reviews 'Donald,' by Eric Martin and Stephen Elliott (Post, February 8, 2011; 12:05 AM)

Author Allison Pearson sings the song of the modern mom (Post, February 6, 2011; 11:10 PM)

Book World: Patrick Anderson reviews 'The Devotion of Suspect X' (Post, February 6, 2011; 6:19 PM)

Going Out Guide: Free & easy (Post, February 6, 2011; 5:07 PM)

Allen Shawn's memoir "Twin" (Post, February 6, 2011)

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