Book Reviews

Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/21/2016 - 13:28

Griffin and Sabine are back after 25 years, plus Harlan Coben has a new thriller.

        
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Readers believe in 'Miracles'; Clare claims No. 1

USAToday Books - Mon, 03/21/2016 - 11:59

'Miracles from Heaven' gets a boost from film; Cassandra Clare's shines with 'Shadowhunters'

        
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Help Desk: Cleanse Creep

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 03/21/2016 - 10:09
Cleansing our digestive system is no longer enough. Today we’re urged to purify closet, kitchen, desktop, checkbook, behavior and spirit.









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‘A Murder Over a Girl,’ by Ken Corbett

New York Times Book Reviews - Sun, 03/20/2016 - 23:27
The murder of a teenager with a fluid gender identity confounds a California school.









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'Devotion,' a story of friendship and sacrifice in war

USAToday Books - Sun, 03/20/2016 - 13:02

Historian Adam Makos documents the friendship of two pilots in the Korean War.

        
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In 'Orchard,' Tracy Chevalier harvests a memorable tale

USAToday Books - Sat, 03/19/2016 - 13:01

'At the End of the Orchard' is a novel set during pioneer times.

        
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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 03/19/2016 - 05:03

Spend your weekend reading 'We Love You, Charlie Freeman.'

        
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Purple reign: Prince announces he's writing memoir

USAToday Books - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 20:53

The book, due in fall 2017, will trace the pop star's life and work.

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: American Eugenics

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 14:39
Adam Cohen talks about “Imbeciles,” and Ellen Fitzpatrick discusses “The Highest Glass Ceiling.”









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‘The Road Taken,’ by Henry Petroski

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 11:16
A professor of history and engineering extols the virtues of small thinking when it comes to fixing bridges and highways.









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‘Carry Me,’ by Peter Behrens

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 11:16
A couple looking to escape Nazi Germany heads to America.









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Crime: Linwood Barclay’s ‘Far From True,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 11:16
In “Far From True,” a drive-in movie theater’s four-story screen collapses, crushing two cars in the front row.









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‘Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart,’ by Claire Harman

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 11:15
For the author of “Jane Eyre,” the lack of support was an obstacle; a life of seclusion was not.









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‘Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 11:15
Friends and then not friends, Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali were both charismatic and ambitious.









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‘A Man Lies Dreaming,’ by Lavie Tidhar

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 11:15
A genre-bending Holocaust novel employs both shock effects and satire.









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The Shortlist: Banned in Beijing

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 11:15
Three novels that have been censored in China.









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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 11:14
Most of the buzz around Padma Lakshmi’s new memoir, No. 14 on the hardcover nonfiction list, has centered on her ill-fated marriage to Salman Rushdie.









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Jung Yun’s ‘Shelter’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 10:56
The housing collapse drives a tale of disruption and filial duty.









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‘Until We Are Free,’ by Shirin Ebadi

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 10:56
A Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s personal story focuses a lens on human rights violations in Iran.









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‘The End of Karma,’ by Somini Sengupta

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 03/18/2016 - 10:55
In India, nearly a million people will turn 18 every month until 2030.









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