Book Reviews

Sister tells the 'Truth' behind 'Into the Wild'

USAToday Books - 9 hours 57 min ago

Carine McCandless's memoir is a harrowing tale of childhood abuse.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - 17 hours 54 min ago

Go crazy for a new book about Prince and 'Purple Rain.'

        
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A searing look at Richard Pryor's comedic genius

USAToday Books - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 13:02

A new biography captures the comic's demons and creativity.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 05:04

Spend your weekend with short story master Alice Munro.

        
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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Disappearing Religions

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 14:50
Gerard Russell talks about “Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms,” and Phil Zuckerman discusses “Living the Secular Life.”






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ArtsBeat: Koons Again Accused of Copyright Infringement

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 14:48
A work by Jeff Koons in his retrospective in Paris could set off a legal battle.
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Raphaël Jerusalmy’s ‘Brotherhood of Book Hunters’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
François Villon travels to Jerusalem in this literary mystery.
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Open Book: Religious Reading

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
Cynthia Ozick and others recommend novels with religious themes.
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‘A Philosophy of Walking,’ by Frédéric Gros

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
Charting the many ways we walk, and what they say about us.
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‘America’s Pastor,’ About Billy Graham, by Grant Wacker

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
A study of Billy Graham’s ministry examines how American culture shaped him — and he shaped it.
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‘Joan of Arc,’ by Kathryn Harrison

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
Kathryn Harrison’s biography interweaves Joan of Arc’s story with both fictional and historical interpretations.
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‘The Great Reformer,’ a Biography of Pope Francis

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
A biography of Jorge Mario Bergoglio traces his Argentine origins and his path to the Vatican.
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Children's Books: ‘Space Case’ and ‘The Twin Powers’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
In these middle-grade novels, a young detective solves a lunar murder, and twins reunite to save their threatened worlds.
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‘Ardor,’ by Roberto Calasso

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
Roberto Calasso delves into the enigmatic web of ritual and myth that defined the ancient Vedic world.
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Children's Books: ‘Alphabetabum,’ ‘Take Away the A’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
Five alphabet books feature rhyme and alliteration, exuberant animals and found photos of children from the past.
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‘The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Volume I’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
The first volume of Norton’s two-part anthology includes texts of Hinduism, Buddhism and Daoism.
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Crime: Anthony Horowitz’s ‘Moriarty,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
Anthony Horowitz’s “Moriarty” is a Sherlock ­Holmes pastiche that opens five days after the great detective and his nemesis plunged to their doom.
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Evan Thompson’s ‘Waking, Dreaming, Being’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
Merging neuroscience and philosophy, Evan Thompson casts new light on the relationship between the self and the brain.
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‘Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms,’ by Gerard Russell

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
Gerard Russell chronicles the long survival of religious minorities in the Middle East, and the extreme peril they face today..
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‘Living the Secular Life,’ by Phil Zuckerman

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:39
As more Americans eschew religious affiliation, a sociologist examines the secular lifestyle.
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