Book Reviews

Novel offers explosive look at L.A. riots

USAToday Books - 2 hours 52 min ago

The Rodney King verdict of 1992 sets Ryan Gattis' 'All Involved' in motion.

        
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"Underwater Babies" get along swimmingly

USAToday Books - 7 hours 34 min ago

        
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‘Infamy’ and ‘The Train to Crystal City’

New York Times Book Reviews - 8 hours 32 min ago
Two books about the internment of Japanese- (and sometimes German-) Americans during World War II.






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'The Real Doctor' is a real delight

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 13:02

Matt McCarthy hits a home run with his followup to baseball memoir 'Odd Man Out.'

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/25/2015 - 05:00

Spend your weekend reading the new Toni Morrison novel.

        
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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘One of Us’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:12
Eric Schlosser discusses Asne Seierstad’s “One of Us,” and Meghan O’Rourke talks about Elizabeth Alexander’s “The Light of the World.”






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ArtsBeat: Alabama Town Loses Rights to Produce Play of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 14:42
The Monroeville, Ala. museum that produces the theater adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel announced that it has lost licensing rights.






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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 09:30
Cokie Roberts’s “Capital Dames,” No. 10 on the hardcover nonfiction list, is about powerful women in Washington during the Civil War era.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 09:00
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 09:00
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Open Book: Sing, O Muse

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:27
If National Poetry Month is partly intended to encourage poetry’s engagement with contemporary culture, two young poets reviewed in this issue are doing their part.
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‘The Longest August,’ About India and Pakistan, by Dilip Hiro

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:27
Dilip Hiro probes the cultural and strategic differences underpinning the India-Pakistan conflict.
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‘The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me,’ by Sofka Zinovieff

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:12
In the 1930s and ’40s, a resplendent English estate was the home of a most unconventional family.
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The Shortlist: ‘We Could Not Fail,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:00
New books include “We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program.”
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Author’s Note: Romanticizing the Reader

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:42
Diane Ackerman says that readers and writers provide a kind of outside family for one another.
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‘I Refuse,’ by Per Petterson

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:22
Per Petterson’s new novel is about lost parents and the unexpectedly divergent paths of childhood friends who meet again as adults.
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‘Lurid & Cute,’ by Adam Thirlwell

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 07:15
A loafer lapses into a hedonistic, drug-hazed life.
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Dee Davis on 'Scandal': What the heck is Foxtail?

USAToday Books - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 05:00

HEA contributor Dee Davis reacts to last night's Scandal.

        
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ArtsBeat: Reese Witherspoon Will Be the Voice of Harper Lee’s Second Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 15:15
The actress Reese Witherspoon has signed on to narrate the audiobook for Harper Lee’s second novel, “Go Set a Watchman.”






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