Book Reviews

'Eligible' puts a ring on it, lands on USA TODAY's list

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 15:25

Curtis Sittenfeld's 'modern retelling' of 'Pride and Prejudice' is a best seller.

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By the Book: Louise Erdrich: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 09:15
The author of “The Round House” and, most recently, “LaRose” thinks President Obama “deserves a diverting literary read filled with witchy sex, brutal greed, dark gods and innocence.”
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Read an excerpt from Eoin Colfer's 'Iron Man: The Gauntlet'

USAToday Books - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 05:06

'Artemis Fowl' author takes the Marvel hero to Ireland in new novel for young readers.

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Fiction: ‘My Struggle: Book 5,’ by Karl Ove Knausgaard

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:59
In the fifth volume of his autobiographical novel, Karl Ove Knausgaard struggles with shame and fear of failure.
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Author helps older fans 'catch up' on music

USAToday Books - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 08:41

Pop and rock music isn't what it used to be. In fact, it's better than it was 50 years ago

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Bookends: Can a Book With Bad Politics Be a Good Book?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:15
Adam Kirsch and Zoë Heller discuss whether books can be judged by their politics.
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Fiction: Lydia Millet’s ‘Sweet Lamb of Heaven’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:29
After giving birth, a woman starts hearing a mysterious interior monologue.
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Nonfiction: ‘Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?’ and ‘The Genius of Birds’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:24
Two books turn to recent revelations in the study of animal cognition.
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Nonfiction: ‘Listen, Liberal’ and ‘The Limousine Liberal’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:05
Two new books address the disconnect between the lives of liberal elites and the people they supposedly serve.
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What celebs are saying about books they love

USAToday Books - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 10:02

Reese Witherspoon likes 'The Nightingale,' and Lena Dunham is a fan of 'Slow Love.'

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Book-loving stars on Instagram: They're the new Oprah

USAToday Books - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 10:00

Celebs like Reese Witherspoon, Lena Dunham and Emma Watson share what they're reading.

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Fiction: ‘Eligible,’ Curtis Sittenfeld’s Update of Jane Austen

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 04:30
Curtis Sittenfeld’s retelling of “Pride and Prejudice” finds Liz and Darcy sparring in a Cincinnati suburb.
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Nonfiction: Robert F. Worth’s ‘A Rage for Order’

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 04:30
Robert F. Worth reports on developments in the Middle East following the Arab Spring.
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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 05:00

Look for a new book about Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.

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400 years after Shakespeare's death, a diverse world is his stage

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 15:57

New productions prove the Bard's plays are adaptable to diverse casting and contexts.

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400 years later, 5 ways to brush up on your Shakespeare

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 14:04

An anniversary of Shakespeare's death is being commemorated with books and events.

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'Eligible,' a 'Pride & Prejudice' for our times

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 13:01

Curtis Sittenfeld updates Jane Austen's classic and moves it to Cincinnati.

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 04/23/2016 - 05:03

Spend your weekend reading 'Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens.'

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Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: ‘Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 17:20
This week, Michael Kinsley, Eric Fair and Viet Thanh Nguyen.
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Sam Adams' founder has 'Lessons' to handle brewing competition

USAToday Books - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 15:19

In new book, Sam Adams brewer Jim Koch tells how to quench your own thirst for business.

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