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  1. Looking back: memorable books of 2014

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    I reviewed a lot of wonderful books this year, enough that it's tough to choose just a few. But here are 10 that stayed with me. — Colette Bancroft, Times book editor

    The cover of the book ‚€œThe Secret History of Wonder Woman‚€ by Jill Lepore in New York, Oct. 20, 2014. The book is fundamentally a biography of Wonder Woman‚€™s larger-than-life creator, William Moulton Marston. (Sonny Figueroa/The New York Times)
  2. Start your 2015 reading list now

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    Finish up those 2014 books, folks. A whole new crop of great reads is about to arrive.

  3. What's Kerry Cohen reading?

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    Kerry Cohen

    Cohen, a writer, psychotherapist and faculty member for the Red Earth MFA, a low residency program in Oklahoma City, recently edited Spent: Exposing Our Complicated Relationship With Shopping. It is a collection of essays by 30 women. Since we spoke to her during …

    Author Kerry Cohen recently edited Spent: Exposing Our Complicated Relationship With Shopping.
  4. Notable: movies in print

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    Movies in print

    All in paperback: a memoir that's the source for one new movie, the screenplay of another, and the novel a classic film was based on.

  5. Review: Fetch a copy of 'Good Dog' for a pack of fine tales

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    Americans love their dogs, and Southerners love their storytelling. No Southern storyteller worth his or her salt is without at least one story, funny or poignant or heroic, about a dog, and now 51 fine examples have been collected in Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty.

  6. Review: YA stories in 'True Love' give holidays a fresh twist

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    Love is in the peppermint-scented air in these 12 playful, often touching holiday tales, each by a popular young-adult author. There's flirting and yearning — even an elf prom — amid the fir trees in a collection that represents a rich range of writing styles, voices and holiday traditions.

  7. Review: In 'Book of Strange New Things,' aliens embrace Jesus

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    At the end of the Gospel of Mark, Jesus tells his disciples, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."

  8. Notable: stories for the season

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    Stories for the season

    These books offer tales to warm any reader's holiday.

  9. What's Misty Copeland reading?

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    Misty Copeland

    Although Copeland's first ballet class at a Boys and Girls Club in San Pedro, Calif., did not come until she was 13, she swiftly honed her art form to become only the third African-American soloist for the American Ballet Theater (the first in the last two decades). …

    Misty Copeland, 32, is the author of two books: Firebird, a children’s book, and Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, her memoir.
  10. Notable: lives in music (Mick Fleetwood and more)

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    Lives in music

    These life stories might hit the right note for music lovers on your gift list.