Book Reviews

J.D. Robb lands at No. 1 on list - again

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:19

'Festive in Death' is No. 39 in Robb's futuristic suspense series.

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John Lahr: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 09:00
The author of “Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh” is not a fan of science fiction. “Life on earth is mysterious and terrifying enough.”

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National Book Award fiction long list announced

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 18:03

The list includes USA TODAY best seller 'All the Light We Cannot See.'

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Journalist to pen Joan Rivers biography

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:48

It's set to hit bookshelves in 2016.

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National Book Award non-fiction long list announced

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:03

The finalists for the prestigious National Book Award for non-fiction have been announced.

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Study: Millennials read more than their elders

USAToday Books - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 14:54

One of the findings in a new survey from Pew Research on Millennials and public libraries.

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Bookends: When Discussing Books, What Does ‘Taste’ Have to Do With It?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 09:00
James Parker and Adam Kirsch debate whether it really all comes down to taste.

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New bio applauds Cosby's cultural impact

USAToday Books - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:11

Mark Whitaker's book arrives on the 30th anniversary of 'The Cosby Show.'

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Catch the wave with Yancey's 'Infinite Sea'

USAToday Books - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:44

The sequel to 'The 5th Wave' ups the tension as teen heroes fight aliens.

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James Patterson donates books to the troops

USAToday Books - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:40

The author and his publisher are giving away 180,000 copies of hardcover Patterson books.

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ArtsBeat: Philadelphia Museum Losing Its Maurice Sendak Collection

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:06
The Rosenbach Museum and Library will send thousands of Sendak items to Connecticut, where a Sendak museum is planned.

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ArtsBeat: In the Running for a Young People’s Literature Prize

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:00
The 10 titles on the longlist of the National Book Foundation’s 2014 Award for Young People’s Literature underscore the diversity of subject matter in this area of publishing.

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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 05:00

Rick Yancey returns with a sequel to 'The 5th Wave.'

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'Outlander' Episode 6: Mandi and Michelle share their takes

USAToday Books - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 21:03

HEA contributors Mandi and Michelle recap episode six of 'Outlander.'

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Thin characters spoil mystery in 'Secret Place'

USAToday Books - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 13:00

The Dublin Murder Squad is on the case at a boarding school.

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Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 05:00

Dog lovers, spend the weekend reading 'Off the Leash.'

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Fall into new books this season

USAToday Books - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 15:27

The fall is crammed with books by celebrities. Here are 30 of the best.

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Ask Randall Munroe about 'absurd' science

USAToday Books - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 14:31

Randall Munroe has a new book based on his stick-figure science webcomic 'xkcd.'

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30 cool books for fall

USAToday Books - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 13:29

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‘War and Gold,’ by Kwasi Kwarteng

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:54
A historian examines the rise of the gold standard and the economies that have embraced and abandoned it.

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