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New York Times Books

Marlon James’s New Novel, ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’
In his novel “A Brief History of Seven Killings,” Marlon James tries to make sense of the Jamaica of his childhood, including the 1976 shooting of Bob Marley.

Books of The Times: ‘The News Sorority’ Links Sawyer, Couric and Amanpour
In “The News Sorority,” Shelia Weller tells the stories of Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and Christiane Amanpour.

Children’s Books: 'The Storm Whale,' by Benji Davies
A new picture book tells a magically simple tale of a lonely boy, a stranded whale and a dad who rises to the occasion.

CNN Top Stories

Dad did double-take at suspect's pic
It was the picture of Jesse Matthew that made the father of slain Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington do a double-take.

Officials: Mayor shot, killed by wife
The mayor of a city in Los Angeles County, California, was shot and killed Tuesday, an official said.

Dog stuck in hot tar is rescued
A five-month-old dog that fell into hot tar spilled around a construction site in northern India was eventually saved by a four-hour rescue operation.