Book Reviews

ArtsBeat: Biography of Jimmy Carter Is in the Works

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 18:13
Kai Bird, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will write a biography of former President Jimmy Carter for Crown Publishing Group.









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Salander returns in riveting 'Spider's Web'

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 16:31

'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' series picks up with a new author and twisty whodunit.

        
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Ann Beattie: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 14:46
The author, most recently, of “The State We’re In” reads more novels and stories than anything else — “except, maybe, cookbooks. I avoid mysteries, since I never understand what happens.”









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Critic’s Take: Closing the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 14:45
A writer struggles to read while grieving for her parents.









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Mariah Carey pens kiddie Christmas book

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:32

Picture book based on 'All I Want for Christmas is You'

        
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Sandra Brown has first No. 1 debut

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:03

'Friction' is joined by 'The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep' on USA TODAY's list.

        
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:57

USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week.

        
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‘Paradise of the Pacific,’ by Susanna Moore

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 04:00
The novelist Susanna Moore explores the history and culture of Hawaii.









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‘The Story of the Lost Child,’ by Elena Ferrante

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 04:00
In the fourth and final installment of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan series, we have arrived at the 21st century and Elena, its narrator, is growing old.









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ArtsBeat: Among Friends: Linda Rosenkrantz on ‘Talk’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 18:28
Ms. Rosenkrantz discusses her recently reissued 1968 book, which is made up of candid conversations about psychoanalysis, sex and art.









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Bookends: Do We Mistake Inaccessibility for Brilliance?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 07:00
Zoë Heller and Leslie Jamison discuss whether we overvalue difficulty in literature.









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Eli Gottlieb’s ‘Best Boy’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 04:00
An autistic man hatches a plan to escape his confinement in a care facility.









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‘Give Us the Ballot,’ by Ari Berman

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 04:00
A narrative history of the continuing efforts to weaken the Voting Rights Act of 1965.









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ArtsBeat: ‘Puppies’ Unrewarded at Sci-Fi Book Awards

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 18:21
This year’s Hugo Awards had turned into a test of the genre’s politics.









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Fortune 'Smiles' on story collection

USAToday Books - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 17:05

Pulitzer Prize winner Adam Johnson delivers a haunting new book.

        
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Letters: New Orleans, 10 Years Later

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 16:51
Readers respond to a recent essay by Walter Isaacson and more.









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‘We Believe the Children,’ by Richard Beck

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 16:42
The fantasy of Satanic abuse at preschools in the 1980s.









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‘Speak,’ by Louisa Hall

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 04:00
A poet’s novel is a meditation on robots, artificial intelligence, fairy tales and the human spirit.









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‘The Incarnations,’ by Susan Barker

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 04:00
A hard-luck Beijing driver comes across a series of letters describing his past lives.









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